IRO - Kevin Stewart

My first taste of international tabling happened very quickly after joining Wimbledon Round Table in 1998. Before I knew what I was letting myself in for I was on a plane to Brussels and my first ever European numbers meeting. Suffice to say that weekend was an eye opener and since then I’ve not looked back as I have managed to travel all over the world in my time in 41 Club and Round Table. Making friends for life, experiencing different cultures and foods (HYM Morocco 2018 a case in point !!) are memories to be treasured for ever.

I have a passion for international 41 ing, and would love to see more 41 clubs take the opportunity now that the world is opening up again, to experience the international aspect of the 41 club family. With GB & I having the international presidency and hosting the 41 club international agm in 2023, this is time to take full advantage and get more clubs involved.

My aims whilst in post are to encourage clubs to twin with a club abroad and to be the point of contact for facilitating these contact between ourselves and clubs abroad. I will of course represent GB & I at the HYM and ½ yearly international meetings and other international agms and bring back best practice where applicable and act as first point of contact for visitors to our shores.

I am looking forward to seeing a YAP tour of the UK come to fruition this year and to continue tours every year and also making sure that we have participants on the YAP tours being offered abroad.

I am very excited to be representing GB & I as IRO, it would be great to see new and old faces accompany me on my travels.