Dinner Meeting September 23rd

At our next meeting on 23rd September, the Speaker will be Gordon Harris, who last year gave us a fascinating insight into the civil engineering challenges inherent in the building of The Shard. 

This time Gordon will talk about his involvement in the Betteshanger Colliery Project in Kent and the development of the Dover Museum. Another splendid evening awaits, with a main course of Chicken, Leek and Smoked Bacon Pie, Creamed Potatoes and Runner Beans, followed by Roasted Plums with Muscovado Ice Cream and Cinnamon Crumble. All for £20 only. We are being spoilt!

Sports Night at Camberley Heath

On 22 July 2019,  we held our annual Sports Night, a tradition started many years ago by the now sadly departed Alan Fincham, on a beautiful sunny evening on the balcony of the Golf Club.

All 22 attendees attempted 5 varied disciplines, which although unlikely to make the Olympic Schedule provide us with some fun. Shut the Box, was won by Ian Valder with a low score of 76 from four attempts to Shut the Box with 3 throws of the dice. Ray Cox proved himself the championing at Quoits scoring 150 points.

David Rushmer revealed the lessons had learned from a miss-spent youth in Norfolk Pubs by winning the Shove Ha’penny scoring 3 within the grid lines.

 

Always a tricky game the Putting Board, saw Alan Chapman win decisively with 20 points whilst Pat Huggett won the Putting Mat game, following up his 5 out of 6 with another holed putt in the playoff.

Following the Prize Giving we all enjoyed a two course meal and even had time for a small amount of Business at the end. A great way to enjoy the Fellowship of our members.

Greyfriars Vineyard Photos

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Visit to Greyfriars Vinyard - Puttenham

On 13th August, a large group of 41 Club members, partners and guests, visited the Greyfriars Vineyard at Puttenham. What an excellent day out. We were brilliantly hosted and entertained by, Aaron and Ed, two very passionate winemakers, who were our guides and mentors for the afternoon. The views across the north downs were wonderful, especially with row after row of chardonnay and pinot noir vines catching the eye. We learned about the history of the vineyards, and tasted 5 of their excellent sparkling wines, plus a rose and a limited edition Red. We discovered how sparkling wines are made, and enjoyed a very tasty tea of local charcuteries and cheeses. Several bottles were bought which testified to the quality of the wines produced at Greyfriars. A splendid day out! Thank you John for organising the day.

   

   

SASHI ELECTED - TWICE

What a week for Sashi Mylvaganam. First he was elected to be our new Chairman for 2019/2020, and then a few days later he was elected to be a Councillor for Surrey Heath Borough Council. Popular boy. Well Done Sashi. We look forward to the start of the revolutions in both 41 Club and the Surrey Heath Council. He is very well connected too.....In the photo, he is on the left (like his politics!) and has the new Mayor of Surrey Heath, Robin Perry (above him), the Manager of the England Rugby Team, Eddy Jones, alongside him...and our very famous Fundraising Chairman, David Rushmer, a couple of steps away.

Charities Cheques Presentation

On Tuesday15th January, Chairman Roger Holdaway, and Fundraising Chairman, David Rushmer presented cheques for £2054.91 each to our supported Charities and Good Causes in 2018. Needless to say, Disability Initiative, The Hope Hub, Surrey Young Carers and The All Night Café, were absolutely delighted.

Record Breaking Charity Collection

During December 2018, the Camberley 41 Club Santa Float, toured the streets and supermarkets of Surrey Heath, spreading Christmas cheer and receiving donations from the good folk in the community. After 300 man hours of can rattling, a record sum of £8220 was collected. A trouble free campaign and fairly good weather helped our cause. But being the techno enabled group that we are, two new innovations added to our collection efficiency. We attached Mini WiFi Speakers to the chests of collectors distant to the float and played Carols through their jackets. More importantly we utilised Contactless Card readers to enable people without cash to make a donation via their debit cards. It’s the future. The i-Zettle Blue Tooth card reader worked brilliantly well.

We had selected 3 charities and one 'Good Cause' to be the beneficiaries of the 2018 collection.

Surrey Young Carers - supporting under 18,s who are the principal carer for an adult family member. Contact SYC

Disability Initiative - supporting people with multiple chronic disabilities. Contact DI

The Hope Hub – working to eliminate homelessness in Surrey Heath. Contact HH

The All Night Café – providing food and shelter for the homeless. Contact

The proceeds of the collection were divided equally between the 4 organisations and at a cheque giving ceremony in early January each received £2054.91. Our policy is to collect for small, local charities and good causes whose work directly benefits members of our local community, and for whom our donation makes a substantial contribution to their annual funding needs. They were certainly delighted and all gave their very public thanks to 41 Club via their social media outlets. Well Done Us!

Trip to Stonor House

To kick off Sashi's year in the Chair John Devlin organised a trip to Stonor House, near Henley-on-Thames, on 6th June. 40 odd members and Partners made it a very successful event. The sun shone, the food was good, and no one got lost in the Gardens or dungeons. (As far as is currently known). The house has been home to the Stonor family for over 850 years, and is one of the oldest family homes still lived in today - but it’s no museum.  As the oldest member of the Stonor family, the house had a thousand stories to tell. Behind the warm red brick façade, Stonor is actually a collection of much older buildings with its origins going back to Medieval times. Highlights included the grand Gothic revival hall, the atmospheric 17th century library and the dramatic long gallery opening on to beautiful Italianate gardens. Thank you John and Sashi.