Region 24 - SW London, Surrey, Sussex - Peter McBride

REGION 24 NATIONAL COUNCILLOR

Hello - I am the Region 24 National Councillor and with 42 clubs and over 750 members it's one of the largest Regions in the UK. Our Region covers the large geographical area stretching right from Alton in the ‘West’ to Rye & Romney Marsh in the ‘East’, and from Egham in the ‘North’ down to the South Coast.

April 2020 was supposed to be the end of my Region 24 National Councillor role (where have those three years gone?) but as I haven’t organised (nor has anyone volunteered to be) a successor, I have agreed to continue for another year in the role, which I’m very happy to do. For obvious reasons, my travels around Region 24 to visit Clubs have had to be temporarily suspended, which is a great shame as my most enjoyable part of my role has been sharing plenty of fun and fellowship with Clubs such as yourselves

I have managed to visit all but 2 Clubs within the Region (many more than once) and enjoyed some great evenings of fun and fellowship!  Many thanks to all the Clubs I visited...  

The Annual Region 24 Dinner is now a regular diary entry on a Friday in March each year- and I will advise all Clubs when the 2021 dinner is arranged.

For the uninitiated, I’m married, with two children, four grandchildren.  In 2017, having spent over 30 years man and boy in Round Table and 41 Club in my club Wallington & Carshalton, I realised that I didn’t know that much about the broader workings, visibility and benefits of the National organisation of 41 Club (I may not be alone in this!).  

I’ve always enjoyed the variety of different Clubs’ meetings, occasionally give talks on the ‘water of life’ whisky as a hobby and am an enthusiastic golfer though still working to reduce my handicap of 15…

For my sins I'm also a passionate Crystal Palace fan - which A) has probably now alienated me to the majority of Region 24 members and B) has taught me how to deal with many disappointments in life!

I have focused on raising the awareness of Region 24 since taking on the role and would ask all clubs to please contact me to let me know when your Club meetings are scheduled - virtually in the current challenging times or in person as and when 'normality' returns - so that I can plan the year ahead. 

I’m keen to continue engaging with all Clubs, find out what your Club is doing and if required, see how I can support you as your National Councillor.

I can be contacted on region24@41club.org or on 07710 063394.

Yours in well oiled hinges

Peter McBride

(Updated Spring 2020)