Fun & Fellowship at Okehampton

A selection of photographs from the National Social & Sporting Weekend held at Okehampton on the 9th to 11th February.  In the true spirit of Round Table we all had a great time of fun and fellowship.

More details will be in the March newsletter and a full report in the Spring Magazine.



Caravan Rally

Following the great success of last year’s event, the 41 Club Caravan Rally is returning in September 2018 by popular demand to Hardwick Parks, Standlake near Oxford.

CLICK HERE for the details.

CLICK HERE for a booking form

Redditch Expands

Redditch 41 Club was reaffiliated only two years ago and has grown from six to fifteen members and are hopeful to induct further new members this year.

The photo shows our new chairman Stewart Edmunds (Centre) with regional 15 rep Andy Ventress and the one and only Barry Durman.

Lee Bevan

Cycling Weekend

A new fellowship event for 2018

CLICK HERE for details

Las Vegas Night

CLICK HERE for full details and to book

​Become a Mentor for The Prince’s Trust in 2018!

Financial support for “The Prince’s Trust” is always welcome and is to be encouraged but why not harness your own particular varied and extensive experiences and become an on-line Mentor for the Trust thereby providing a most valuable service?

To find out more, please take a look at the dedicated webpage for the Trust’s e-mentors: CLICK HERE

In simple terms, the recruitment process is the completion of:

• a simple application form which includes giving the Trust the names of 2 referees.

• a simple 5 question online video interview

• 4 modules of On-line training - this includes safeguarding and how to get the best out of the mentoring relationship.

These PDFs will also help:

• As to the procedure to follow: CLICK HERE

• As to the role description for the “Employability” scheme: CLICK HERE

• As to the role description for the “Enterprise” scheme: CLICK HERE

If you do apply and are accepted as an on-line Mentor, please let Kevin Toon (Bournemouth 41 Club) know: If you are already a Mentor for the Trust, please also let Kevin know. 

Classic Rally 2018

8th -10th June 2018

Click here for details

41 Club and Tangent Club Cruise 2018

Why not join your fellow 41ers and Tangent members as we sail on the second Club Cruise?

We are pleased to announce that the 41 Club and Tangent Cruise for 2018 will be departing from Liverpool on the 8th August for a 9-night cruise to the Norwegian Fjords and the Shetland Islands. You will receive a 10% discount on the published fare for your cabin and £50 per person onboard spend,  In addition, we will have a club drinks reception and plenty of time to socialise with fellow members.

Early booking is recommended to take advantage of our special deal with Fred. Olsen Cruises.

For full details of the cruise click here

Feb '18 Newsletter

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Conference 2018


Winter Magazine

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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 Weekend
Cycling Weekend
Club Cruise
National Social & Sporting Weekend

41 Club Sales

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

January 2018 Communique

Click Here

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

National Photographic Competition 2018

The National Photographic Competition is kicking off! As they were last year, entries will be published online when voting opens and the voting itself will also be online so that as many of you as possible can cast your votes, not just those attending National Conference.

The winner shall be announced at the AGM in Belfast and your favourite photos will appear in the charity calendar, profits from which will go to National President-Elect Phill Ellis’ chosen charity. 

Please send your entries to me at Bear in mind that the photos, if winners, will be printed slightly larger than A4 and in landscape mode except for the front cover. Your entries, therefore, have to be of sufficient resolution. As a rule of thumb, a JPEG file that is at least 2.0 to 2.5 MB in size should do the trick but bigger is better in this case. If you’d rather send me a link to the picture in your DropBox, OneDrive, Google Drive or other then that’s fine too. 

The competition rules are as follows: 
• Each photograph must be the work of the person entering it and entries are limited to four per member.
• Entry is only available to 41 Club members who can be verified on the CAS database.
• Entries are to be submitted electronically to
• Digital enhancement of photographs beyond basic colour correction and cropping is not allowed. The idea is to show off your photographic skills, not your image editing skills.
• All entries must include the name and Club of the photographer and a title. • Photographs entered into this competition must not have been entered into any other competition.
The closing date for entries is Wednesday, February 28th, 2018.

The photographer grants permission for 41 Club to use the photographs for charitable fund-raising activities.

Press Awards

Parallel to the photographic competition we also have the David Smith Trophy, which is awarded to the club with the best newsletter. Gordano Valley 41 Club holds the title currently, so if you would like to have a go at taking it away from them, just add me to your distribution list! The aesthetic of your newsletter and the clarity of its presentation as well as the level of information that will be of interest not only to 41 Club members but also to individuals who are not (yet!) members are all important. 

Finally, we also have the David Hewitt Trophy, currently held by Costa Blanca 41 Club, which goes to the club with the best website. Any club member can nominate his club’s website. Simply let me have its URL and the name of the member responsible for it. 

The closing date for both trophies is Wednesday, February 28th, 2018.

I await your entries and nominations!
Godwin Stewart 
National Communications & IT Officer (

Frank Bull BEM

We are delighted to hear that Frank Bull, our National President in 1987-88 has been awarded the BEM in the New Years Honours List.  A full article will appear in the January Newsletter.

National AGM 2018


Please note:-

1. Resolutions in accordance with Rule 18.4 should be sent to the National Secretary to arrive not later than Monday 1st February 2018.

2. Nominations for any post of an Association Officer for the year 2018-2019 (listed below) in accordance with Rules 6.1 and 6.5 should be sent to the national Secretary, on the accompanying form, to arrive not later than Monday 1st February, 2018.

Vice-President (President Elect)

National Fellowship Officer

National Membership and Round Table Liaison Officer

Candidate for 41 International VP Election

For job descriptions and nomination forms please click here

Sean McCormick - 41 Club National Secretary

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.

Can YOU help?

The Prince’s Trust values the support of a 6,000 strong volunteer network to help inspire young lives. There are a range of opportunities to support our young people – from progression mentoring, to online support of ‘Enterprise’ clients to inspirational speakers. Whilst we cannot guarantee an immediate opportunity across all areas of the UK, we would be delighted to explore these with you. If you are interested, further information and an application can be found here:

Presidential Charity: The Prince's Trust


The Prince's Trust are extremely grateful to have 41 Club's support over the next year.

We help young people aged 13 to 30 get into jobs,  education and training through our range of eight core programmes.

Throughout 2017/18 41 Club members will help us through fundraising and volunteering in order to Inspire Young Lives throughout the UK and to help young people realise their potential.

To donate Click Here

Club Affinity Deal

Click here to learn more

about our special affinity

deal with Hyundai

and save yourself money on

your next new car

President Dave Goes Green

National President Dave Campbell is now touring the clubs in the UK using electricity as Hyundai have now provided him with a new car.  He is now the proud driver of an Ioniq Hybrid with a published fuel consumption of 78.5 mpg. Pulling away in total silence is something that he is gradually getting used to.

You too could be the proud driver of an Ioniq and get a discount by using our club affinity deal with Hyundai.

'Can Thee Ride Tandem?'

Whenever I see cyclists I think of these immortal words from Last of the Summer Wine. They were spoken when amorous Howard was trying to get off with the flirty Marina.

From there it's only a short leap to older men in Lycra which makes me think of Joggling and Barry Durman. With me so far?

So "why are you telling me all this" I hear you ask. Well it's all Barry's fault because knowing how fond he is of cycling I sent him a leaflet picked up at an Italian lakeside coffee stop which waxes lyrical about the wonderful cycling opportunities in the warm sun and beautiful scenery over there. I headed the jokey note to Barry "What about a 41 National Cycling Weekend" and said it might complete the set of 41National Events; Classic Cars, Camping and Social and Sporting Weekemd.

Now the trouble with Barry is that I should have known better than to toss him something like that as he is likely to toss it right back at me with words like "Do you know anyone that might take this on Ken?"

We all know what that really means, so before I know it I am writing a note for the 41Club Magazine asking whether if Northampton Nene 985 41Club were to organise the first 41 Club National Cycling Weekend in August 2018 how much interest would there be from around the country (or even the world)?

The detailed format has yet to be tied down but initial thoughts are:-

•Arrive on a Friday in August with your bike for a bit of afternoon cycling followed by some eating & informal socialising

•Saturday Morning and Afternoon rides out in the lovely Northamptonshire countryside interspersed with a light lunch.

•Saturday evening an eating, drinking and socialising event

•Sunday more riding finishing with more eating and drinking.

• Shorter/less taxing versions of the rides for the more leisurely cyclist to be available

That sound OK ?

So all you need to do now is send your answers to me on an electronic postcard saying stuff like;

1.who you are and which club you're from with your email and mobile phone contacts.

2.That you are interested in cycling over three days and whether you are a regular or occasional cyclist

3.You are prepared to pay a modest sum to cover the costs of accommodation food etc. so the event is self-financing.

4.Anything else that occurs to you.

I Look forward to hearing from lots of you.

May the pedals of friendship.................

Ken Banfield - 07740 104242

Discount Golfing Holidays from Hashtag Travel

Calling all golfers

Yet another money saving offer from

41 Club Member Benefits.

For more details CLICK HERE

Two New Money Saving Benefits

For the many members who cruise we have negotiated a 10% discount on parking at Southampton.  ParknCruise are located just outside the docks and offer secure, undercover parking.

Halfords is the UK's leading cycling and motoring retailer.  41 Club members can now obtain a 10% discount on purchases.

Click on the company logos for further details.

Next National Council Meeting

The next National Council meeting will be held on Friday 13th April 2018 at the Hastings Europa Hotel, Great Victoria Street, Belfast.

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

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.

'The Louis' is back In Norwich

At then end of June the Norwich Evening News reported the return of the Louis Marchesi pub:

"A Norwich city centre bar has returned to its roots by being renamed in honour of a famous figure.

Take 5 will once again be named The Louis Marchesi – after the city man who founded the Round Table.

The Grade II-listed building in Norwich’s Tombland has housed the Take 5 café/bar for a number of years. Before that, it was the Louis Marchesi from 1976, having originally been the Waggon and Horses.

To a certain generation in Norwich, a drink at 'The Louis' was a key part of a city night out.

Now, after Take 5 closed, the new owner has revived the name.

Louis Marchesi, the pub’s namesake, was the founder of the Round Table Great Britain and Ireland, a charitable organisation for young men, set up in Norwich in 1927.

He was the first secretary of the club, which has continued to run to this day.

The organisation has over 30,000 members all around the world, and says it offers: “Lifelong friendships, unforgettable experiences and the chance to make a difference to those around you”, with events including hiking, cycling, and running challenges; socialising; volunteering; and charity fundraising.

Mr Marchesi was a local business owner and a member of the Norwich Rotary Club. He felt there was a need for a club aimed at younger businessmen in Norwich, and enforced a ‘retiring’ age of 40 from the Round Table.

Today Round Table members can belong to the organisations until the age of 45 – and then become members of the 41 Club, an association of ex-Tablers.

Marchesi died at his home in Norwich in 1968, and is buried in the Earlham Road Cemetery in Norwich.

The Round Table used to meet in the Louis Marchesi pub in Norwich, and its headquarters are now located in Birmingham."

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

"Friendship Continued"

41 Club at Seventy

This book, by Frank Venables, for the 70th Anniversary of 41 Club is now available at a cost of £10.00 per copy (plus P&P if applicable).

Please contact the Honorary Archivist at in order to secure your copy.

Frank Venables,
Faringdon, Isis Area and Mumbles 41 Clubs