National Vice-President - Jim Conway

Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve as your President for 2022/23. I am both honoured and humbled. First, though there is a year of being Vice President, where I will chair the forward planning committee. This is a huge responsibility as we look at the direction 41 Club needs to take as we rise like a phoenix from the ashes of lockdown and return to doing what we do best, face to face socialising.

I am putting together a Presidential Liaison Committee, under the Chairmanship of Richard Holland (President of Round Table 2018/19) combining a blend of youth and experience to ensure that tradition and innovation works side by side. I want each and every 41 Club to be able to experience the many options in which ‘Continued Friendship’ can be enjoyed, be it a meal, connects, a community activity, a special interest group or a national event.

I can’t wait to get out and about to meet as many of you as possible and share the hard work that the Board and an amazing bunch of Councillors have produced for you all. In the meantime, if you want me to attend one of your Club nights, then get in touch and I will do my best to join you.

On the personal front, I was born and brought up in London, I fell in love with Vicky (Past President of Ladies Circle) in 2012, married her in 2014 and then spent two years travelling around the world with her as part of our midlife crisis. She lured me up to Stourbridge in the West Midlands upon our return in 2016. I love football, rugby and cricket, close up magic, cinema and theatre. The pride of the Conway household is a bar called the ‘Legless Arms’ that has around 40 different gins and I am currently converting a commercial dog kennels into an office and James Bond themed bar.