Countdown to Torbay

Days to go

All social events are now full
but any member may attend the AGM
starting at 9 am on Saturday the 6th

Please Help Phill Hit His Target!

With the National AGM at Torbay approaching it is time to consider helping President Phill hit his target of £20,000 for Muscular Dystrophy UK.

With two weeks to go the appeal is at £16,000 with other funds promised.  Can you help him achieve £20,000?

To donate via Just Giving please CLICK HERE or email Phill on for other methods of payment.

41 Club & Tangent Cruise 2020

Following on from the success of the last two club cruises and this year's Danube cruise in August we have already selected our cruise for 2020.

Departing from Southampton on the 19th of August this eight-night sailing "Into the Heart of Spain and France" is the first time we have sailed south.  

The first port of call takes us directly into beautiful Bordeaux via the gorgeous, size-restricted Gironde and Garonne rivers. Sailing this scenic route in daylight hours will be a memorable experience. An overnight in Bordeaux then on to the elegant Spanish city of Santander, the scenic city of Aviles and finally La Corunna, the capital of Galicia.

Final negotiations are currently in progress and we will have full details by the time of the AGM in Torquay when bookings will open.

In the meantime, you can view the cruise on Fred. Olsen's website or in their 2020/21 brochure.  The cruise number is M2021.

We look forward to welcoming new shipmates aboard our very special cruise.

National Council Vacancies 2019

Due to retirements and completion of the three-year rule, the following regions will have vacancies for National Councillors at the Torbay AGM:

Region 1 - Scotland North
Region 3 - Ireland
Region 5 - North West
Region 7 - Greater Manchester
Region 9 - Lincolnshire
Region 13 - South Wales
Region 23 - Wessex

Any registered member of an affiliated club may stand for the region he lives in or is a club member.

If you are interested then please contact Tom Atkins ( ASAP

Caravan and Camping Rally

The 2019 Rally, organised by Kevin Lovett from the Fellowship committee, will take place at Bainbridge Ings Park at Hawes in the Yorkshire Dales over the weekend of 13th to 16th September. More details soon.

Get Voting for your Favourite Photograph!

Voting for thr 41 Club/Tangent Photographic Competition is now open. There are 114 photos to choose from this year, which is about double last year's number.
The photos are hosted on a Flickr account and to view them CLICK HERE

Please note that there are two pages of photos to view!  You can use the buttons at the bottom of the list to switch between them.
If you hover over a photo its number and name will appear.  Click on a photo and it will enlarge to one per screen.  You can either tab through them or click on 'back to album' to return to the album listing. Make a note of the numbers you want to vote for (up to three).
You may vote by CLICKING HERE

Voting closes at 9am on Saturday 6th April and the result will be announced at the AGM.

March Newsletter

Conference 2019


Spring Magazine

Millennium Way

A beautiful 100 mile trail in the Heart of England, enhanced by 44 fabulous, circular walks of between 4 and 9 miles.


Weekends+ Away

41 Club National now organises several events, many for couples, which are for specific interests and cover a weekend or even longer.  Click on the ones of interest to you:
Classic Rally
Caravan and Camping Rally 
Cycling Weekend
Club Cruise
National Social & Sporting Weekend
Motorcycle Weekend

41 Club Sales

For a full range of regalia, clothing and gifts CLICK HERE

Mar Communique

Round Table Family Links

41 Club is part of the Round Table Family of four clubs.

Here are links to the other clubs' websites:

Round Table


Ladies Circle

Best Ever

'I have been here for three years and this is the best night ever'  Not the quote of a 41er but a waitress at the National Social and Sporting Weekend prize dinner.

We all agreed with her that weekend had been a great success and that the Potters Resort had provided us with a great venue, great food, great entertainment and a perfect setting for 41 Club fellowship.

Congratulations to Barry Hall from Ribble and Lune Active for winning the overall sporting trophy and to all those that took part.

More details will be in the newsletter and a full report in the magazine.

The weekend was so successful that it was unanimously agreed to hold the 2020 event at Potters on the 7th-9th February.

41 Club Motorcycle Weekend

I'm delighted to be able to give you more details of the Inaugural 41 Club Motorcycle Weekend to be held at The Hinckley Island Hotel, Watling Street, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 3JA on Friday, Saturday and Sunday the 19th, 20th and 21st July 2019.

All members of the Round Table Family with a motorcycle or three wheeler of any age or make are welcome to attend this event. Passengers and partners are welcome as this is a fellowship event and they do not have to be a member to attend. In addition, if you have any friends you ride with regularly they are also welcome to enter with you.

CLICK HERE for more details

A New Addition To The Fleet…

Feltham and Hounslow 41 Club's generous donation.

A message from SERV Surrey & South London 'Blood Runners'

'Saturday saw the addition of a new bike to our fleet… a Triumph Tiger 800 named ‘Louis Marchesi’. ‘Louis’ was donated to SERV SSL by the Feltham and Hounslow branch of the 41 Club. The money for the bike was raised through fundraising efforts at the Kempton Park Fireworks, which the 41 Club run in conjunction with their sister organisation, the Round Table. Handing over the keys on the day were David Palmer and Luigi Dodi from the 41 Club. Gratefully receiving the bike on behalf of SERV SSL was stalwart volunteer Louisa, who will be running the bike in and putting it to work on blood runs and other requirements undertaken in support of the NHS and the Kent Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance. We like to extend a big thank you to the Feltham and Hounslow 41 Club and all those members of the public who supported the Kempton Park Fireworks… ‘Louis Marchesi’ is working hard alongside the rest of the fleet, making a difference to the lives of others.'

Charity Ride 2018

From the 5th to the 8th of September 2018 Northwich 41ers Mark Powell and Simon Clough together with some of Mark's ex-colleagues from Barclays successfully cycled 104 miles around the Isle of Anglesey North Wales.

Currently, with support from Barclays £4£, they have raised an amazing £6,900 for Macmillan Cancer Support (Their target was £5k !!) and will hit £7k by mid-December.

London Old Tablers’ are having their 80th Anniversary

Save the Date!!!! London Old Tablers’ are having their 80th Anniversary

The World’s second oldest 41 Club is celebrating the 80th anniversary of its founding with a black tie dinner in a magnificent location in central London on Friday 17th May 2019.

The London Old Tablers’ Society (officially London No. 2 but better known as LOTS), formed in 1939, is one of four 41 Clubs who founded the National Association of Ex-Tablers' Clubs (now the National Association of 41 Clubs) in 1945 along with Liverpool, Lytham St Annes and Wakefield. A member of LOTS, John Shuter, was the first National President (1945 – 47) and over the years we have had three other members who have served as National President.

So, come along to the prestigious National Liberal Club in Whitehall Place overlooking the Thames in the heart of London on Friday 17th May and join National Presidents past and present to celebrate this historic anniversary. You might even want to make a weekend of it to take in a show and see the sights in London.

If you want to come to the Black Tie dinner please send an email to letting us know your name and which 41 Club you are a member of. We will send you the final details for the evening when they are available so you can confirm your booking.

Ralph Preston
Vice Chairman
London Old Tablers’ Society (LOTS) 

The President's Charity 2018-19

President Phill has chosen a charity very close to his heart for this year's Charity:

To donate to Phill's Just Giving page CLICK HERE

Phill's own six-year-old grandson Enzo suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a life-limiting condition that affects 100 boys born in the UK every year. It usually affects only boys, but girls can also show symptoms of Duchenne. With your help, MDUK will fund the essential research that will one day discover a solution to this terrible condition.

Click on the logo for more information.

We don't just sit there!

Let's prove it!

Let's show the world that we actually do things!

The internet offers us the opportunity to tell the world that 41 Club is not just a dining club where old men talk about things that were better in their day. It provides the ability to communicate with 'like minded' people, to show others (especially current and ex-Tablers) that we do still participate in activities that may be of interest to them. We have therefore decided to create a range of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) on Facebook that are open to all members of the Four Club Family. You are invited to join them if they interest you or to point your friends to them if you know they are interested. Additionally we will welcome your ideas as to what other groups we can create (golf, walking, cycling, fishing are just a few possibilities).

So let's see some action. The groups / forums already set up are listed in the block on the right. The groups are closed so that you have to request membership and your views, photos etc. will only be shared with like minded members. You will need a Facebook account to join most of these groups. The Bikers Forum is open to all as it is not a closed group.

If you would like to start other groups please send the details to

We will need your name, your Facebook ID, the name of the group and brief details on its aims. We will then set the group up for you, making you the first member and allowing you to invite other Facebook members to join.

So who wants a football group? a rugby group? or even a cake decorating group? It is up to you. It costs nothing and will hopefully encourage other ex members to join 41 Club and Tangent. It may even get some members to start new activities!




To enable us to validate and maintain your membership an amount of personal data will be processed to ensure (i) your right to join the National Association of ex-Round Table Clubs (41 Club) and; (ii) your continued membership of 41 Club. This data will be processed using both consent and contractual obligation as the legal basis for processing under the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 [hereinafter referred to as GDPR], Article 6. The Association of Ex-Round Tablers’ Clubs (41 Club) will treat that personal data fairly, responsibly and in a transparent manner.

To protect our Club and Association status, documents proving your membership eligibility must be kept on file for the duration of your Club/Association Membership. You have the right to request us to delete those documents from your file, by doing so we will not be able to further extend your membership and your membership will be deemed lapsed without refund.

The Association of Ex-Round Tablers’ Clubs’ will process your personal data in a manner that is legal, effective and efficient. We will apply ethical best practice at the root of decision making, while protecting your privacy and confidentiality, as described in our Data Protection, Confidentiality and Website Privacy Policies. A full version of the 41 Club’s Policies is available online on the website, in print, or on request from our Marchesi House Headquarters.

The General Data Protection Regulation gives you the following rights regarding the processing of your personal data:
Right to be informed about how your data is processed and why in a concise, transparent, intelligible and easily accessible way.
Right to access your personal data and verify the lawfulness of the processing.
Right to rectification if the personal data we hold about you is inaccurate or incomplete.
Right to erasure or removal of your personal data where there is no compelling / legal / financial reason for its continued processing.
Right to restrict processing, to ‘block’ or suppress processing of your personal data.
Right to data portability allows you to receive your personal data we hold in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, and to transmit those data to another data controller.
Right to object to processing your data based on legitimate interests or the performance of a task in the public interest/exercise of official authority (including profiling), direct marketing or processing for purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics.
Rights related to automated decision making. The 41 Club does not employ automated decision-making processes.

The 41 Club Data Compliance Officer (DCO), who is the National Secretary, is responsible for protecting the personal data held by the 41 Club by ensuring the Association has a suitably robust information governance function, supported by appropriate policies and processes. You can contact our DCO via email at

The Association of Ex-Round Tablers’ Clubs takes the security of our member’s personal data very seriously, and we require all National Officers, employees and contractors to treat personal data with strict confidentiality. All the appropriate technical and organisational measures are in place, supported by privacy impact and risk assessments, to ensure a secure environment for information held both manually and electronically.

The Association of Ex-Round Tablers’ Clubs will hold personal data no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the personal data are processed; personal data may be stored for longer periods insofar as described by GDPR in order to safeguard the rights and freedoms of individuals; or if it is necessary in order to comply with a legal obligation.

Like to Chat?

Do you know that we now have a private Facebook Group for 41 Club members?  A space where you can communicate with fellow members from the whole of GB&I.  Start topical discussions, ask questions of fellow members or advertise your club events. It is there for you to use and we already have 450 members. If you have a Facebook account and are a registered member on CAS then you can apply to join by clicking here.

The Round Table Family

The Round Table Family is culmination between the four Social groups Round Table, 41 Club, Ladies Circle & Tangent.

The Purpose of the Round Table Family is to work together with the common aim of membership development, seek commercial advantage by sharing best practice and encourage representatives of each association to interact at all levels.

Next National Council Meeting

The next National Council meeting will be held on Friday, 5th April 2019  at Forum Hall, Riviera International Conference Centre, Chestnut Avenue, Torquay, TQ2 5LZ.  Start time is 11:00.

Any declared member of the Association is entitled to attend as an observer.  Please notify the National Secretary if you plan to attend.

We want to hear from YOU!

What has your 41 Club been doing that is unusual and of interest to others?

Send in a short article and a picture and we will publish it on this website!

Just a  simple e-mail will do - send it to