Inaugural Club Cruise

Eight couples sailed from Southampton on the 13th August bound for the waterways of Belgium and Holland.  This was the inaugural 41 Club/Tangent Cruise organised with Fred Olsen Cruises, one of our Members' Benefits partners.

The MS Braemar has a very shallow draft and was, therefore, able to navigate several waterways not usually open to ocean-going vessels. There were four ports of call Antwerp, Ghent, Rotterdam and Amsterdam, two of which were first time calls for Fred Olsen.

We all enjoyed seven days of fun. fellowship and some very interesting attractions.  A full report will appear in the next club magazine and in the meantime, we are investigating potential club cruises for 2018.

If you are interested in joining us then please keep an eye open for future announcements.

Belfast 2018 - Latest Update /book-in/newbooking.php

Hello 41ers & Tangent members, a quick update to the Belfast conference for next April, 12-15 with pre-tour April, 10-11. As many of you are aware, we have had unprecedented bookings for Belfast - currently 592 and I and the team have been working hard to satisfy the demand and also make sure that you all have the best experience ever. To that end I have the latest information for you on all the events and the booking positions of them all. The Hotels are all filling up but using the “accommodation” tab on the website to Visit Belfast will direct you to the hotel for you. All the hotels selected are in the same general area and close to the Conference Hotel, The Europa. Tuesday, 10 April is the pre-tour to the National Trust - Mount Stewart house and gardens then onto a little bit of a Gin experience with lunch. We have been going through the early bookings and individuals who had expressed an interest have been asked to pay their deposits. This has opened up some places on the pre-tours and we have 7 places open on this trip. Wednesday, 11 April is the tour to the Londonderry Walls with lunch. Again, this is a guided tour to the world-famous walls of Derry and its history. The main guide will be our own Tony Henderson and as this is his home location you will be in for a treat. We have 10 places available on this tour if you wish to book in. Thursday, 12 April - all conference registrations will be at the Europa Hotel. Please note that our extended trip to the Giants Causeway & the Bushmills experience with lunch will leave at 08:30 from the Europa Hotel. This trip is fully booked. Which brings us to the evening entertainment and events at the Belfast City Hall. This was fully Booked from the third week after launch in Blackpool and is still booked out. We have a waiting list system which is managed by you emailing This is a local government working building in the centre of Belfast and we are bound by their rules and are limited to 330 guests. This is 60 more than Blackpool which was full and the best attended in recent years. Friday, 13 April - this is a fully packed day for all. We start with the trip to the Giants Causeway & the Bushmills experience with lunch which will leave at 08:30 from the Europa Hotel. I can say that this trip is fully booked. But if you wish to be put on a waiting list for the Friday or the Thursday trip, please email The Golf: There are still places for the golf but we will close this at 36 due to time constraints. 41 Club National Council meeting, 11:00 am in the Spires Assembly Rooms across the road from the Europa Hotel. Tangent executive meeting in the Europa Hotel. Friday afternoon there will be the customary Banner Exchange in the Piano Bar of the Europa Hotel. Friday night, Joint Presidents Ball in the Culloden hotel. All buses will be leaving from the Europa Hotel for a 15-20min drive to the home of area 11 Round Table, where years of great craic happened. The transport will be leaving from 18:30. Now due to demand, we have opened an extra room for this night. The Holywood Room is down a few stairs from the main Stewart Suite and an AV system will be in use. After the dinner, there will be moving around anyway to clear the dance floor, so I am sure a mixing the two rooms will happen during this time. Both areas are supported by their own bar facilities and no one will be disappointed. The main room is fully booked and the extra Holywood Room is filling up fast, we have now 49 places left for the Friday night. So please book now and don’t be disappointed we cannot make any more space available.

Saturday, 14 April - 41 club AGM in the Spires Assembly Rooms with registration from 08:30 and the AGM starting at 09:00 prompt. There will be no break for lunch, but we will have a café in the refreshments area for you to purchase tea/coffee and soft drinks. As this is a church building there is a total ban on the sale and consumption of alcohol. We hope to finish around 14:00 so that members can visit the locals for lunch liquid or otherwise. Tangent AGM will be in the Europa Hotel and lunch will be served. To date we have 89 ladies booked into the lunch. Saturday night and our farewell Ball in the world famous “Titanic Visitors Centre”. Transport will be leaving from the Europa from 18:30 so that we can get all over to the Centre for the Fancy dress parade. As you may be aware, we are changing the format in Belfast due to time constraints and the lack of participation in recent years. So downstairs in the Titanic Centre we will have a drinks reception and a parade of large and small groups. The presidents will judge the parade on large groups and small groups for theme originality. Currently, we still have some places left for this night, around 46. Sunday, 15 April - after your breakfast the Board of 41 Club will meet for a quick meeting to set the new year’s work and welcome new members on to the Board. Room to be announced. Also will be the hand-over to next year’s AGM and Conference team - time and place to be announced.

We have tried to satisfy everyone coming to the Belfast Conference, but there will be the added factor of great Belfast craic and a welcoming city for you all to enjoy. I can arrange for those who are coming early or have not been able to get into an evening event, restaurants or a meal and show in some of the local places. If this would be of interest to you, please email in the first instance stating what you would like and the numbers in your party plus we would also require your contact details and booking number. 

Thank you all
Phill Ellis

'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."

August '17 Newsletter

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Conference 2018


Summer Magazine

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International News


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International Newsletter

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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

White Rose Dinner 2017

Wadebridge 40th Birthday Party

National Caravan Rally 2017


1st-3rd SEPTEMBER 2017


Sorry but all pitches are now taken.

To avoid disappointment in 2018 make sure you book early!

​Community Fundraising is alive and well in Merthyr 41 Club

Malcolm Daniel, President of Merthyr 41 Club, set a challenge to raise funds at meetings throughout the year for the Merthyr PHAB, a local voluntary organisation who encourage young people with or without physical and learning disabilities to take part in various activities and sports.

Pictured are Malcolm Daniel and members of Merthyr Tydfil 41 Club, presenting a cheque for £500 to Terry Collins, Chairman of PHAB Merthyr Tydfil. President Malcolm expressed his wishes to all 41 Club members, Steve James National Councillor and Merthyr Tydfil Tangent Club all of whom helped us achieve this target.


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:

New Benefit

We are pleased to announce a new benefit for members,

Receive a 15% discount on car insurance with

For full details  click here

Oxford College Dinner 2017

For a printable booking form click here

The Sun Shone In Yorkshire

Dateline Craiglands Hotel, Ilkley 2nd to 4th June 2017

Over 70 members and guests attended the 4th Classic Rally, this year in Yorkshire.
The sun shone brightly and 38 cars toured the beautiful moors and several attractions.
A very successful event and plans are already announced for next year's rally, to be held in South Wales on the weekend of 8th-10th June.

Hornchurch 50th Charter

Help Hornchucrh celebrate their 50th Charter in style.

The guest speaker is John Spence CBE DL.

A legendary speaker from our days in Round Table.

For full details CLICK HERE

Region 15 Annual Dinner 2018

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.

Fellowship News

After a very successful Conference in Blackpool with almost record numbers attending thanks must go to Kevin Lovett and his team.

Belfast 2018 is as we speak attracting record numbers booking and many events will be full in the next month if booking continues at the present pace.

The National Team Golf Competition will be held on Thursday 21st of September at Brickhampton Golf Club, Nr Gloucester (just off the M5) More details on the website or from your Regional Councillor.

National Council Meeting. Saturday 24th June. King Charles Hotel, Gillingham commencing 11am observers welcome.

National Council Meeting. Saturday 14th October. Best Western Brook Hotel, Norwich. Commencing 11am observers welcome.

Applications of interest to host the 2019 Sporting Weekend and the 2020 Conference are invited. If any clubs or members are interested please contact myself on to find out what is involved or ring me direct on 0152463263.

Andrew Mackereth 
(National Fellowship Officer)

​41 Club – National Golf Finals 2017

Thursday 21st September 2017

Brickhampton Golf Complex,

Cheltenham Road, Churchdown, Nr Gloucester. GL2 9QF







10.30 A.M. TEE OFF

For full details CLICK HERE

For an entry form CLICK HERE

International AGM - Sun City, South Africa

The 41st International meeting of 41 International Club was held in Sun City from the 5th until the 7th May .

The meeting was opened at 8 30 prompt by Engelbert who welcomed the guests and many past International Presidents who were in attendance. Aims and objects were read .

The secretary Mika did a roll call of 22 countries in attendance including the USA, one of our newer clubs.

We paid homage to those members that had passed away during the past 12 months including a foundation member and 2nd President Daniel Ponchon and of course the very respected John Hudson.

John Anderson, the conference convener welcomed us all.

National President of South Africa, Andre de Villars greeted us and showed his gratitude that so many countries had come to the event.

Round Table International sent their Vice President Yann Tavernier to speak. He showed his appreciation of what 41 Club is doing to help Round Table. He said " Lets all do our own part in promoting more inter-Table contact. We will all be benefactors of it "..

Italy did a presentation for their appeal for aid for the earthquakes of 24/08/16 and 30/10/16, and also for the latest four quakes on 18/01/17.

Engelbert made a donation of the money he raised from his badge sales during the year, which was over 7,000 Euros .

They are ;looking for around 150 thousand Euros , of which Italy themselves have already raised 75 thousand.

Greetings also came from LCI, Agora and Tangent.

Minutes of the HYM meeting in Bangalore were confirmed and adopted.

President Engelbert talked about the success of the workshops held at the HYM, and it is clear we should hold more workshops in Rimini at the October HYM.

Past President Makarios spoke about the extension work which has made dramatic moves forward in the last three years.

New associations in the pipeline are USA, Brazil, Hungary, Nepal, Kuwait,Uganda and Botswana.

He thanked Germany for their offer of help with finance for start ups in Nepal and Botswana.

The Secretary gave his report,as did the treasurer, both confirming that the club stands well. We have a surplus of 47k at present,

The Editor appealed for contributions to the monthly Communique.

We had a report and slides from our Webmaster.

Our very own John Bellwood took the floor to do his usual talk about the Royal household .

We then took a vote on who was going to be Vice President for 2019 -2020. There were applications from India and Italy.

A secret vote was called and the country with most votes was Italy. It is ten years since they last did it so maybe it was the right result.

The HYM in 2019 will be held in Malta.

We have received applications for affiliation from Portugal, Hungary, New York USA, and Brazil.

The Italians gave a presentation on the HYM to be held in Rimini 27th to 29th October 2017, they also announced that the International Vice President will be Luca Colombo .

The next AGM will be held in Austria in Portschach on the 27-29th April 2018.

Our new International President is Bruce McKay who gave a short emotional speech , First Lady is his lovely wife Tania who worked very hard to make sure we were all looked after in South Africa .

Ulrich Suppan from Austria is the new Vice President.

We had 20 people from the UK in attendance . A great time was had by all on pre-tours and post-tours ,safaris etc, including our National President and I going on the Zip Wire 2 km long reaching speeds of over 70 miles  an hour. It was fantastic.I think we have to do a Sky dive next Dave.

It was as always great to meet old friends and make a lot of new ones.

Peter Good National IRO

Chestnut Festival

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Two Leaders

Dave Campbell and Pauline pose with the last national leader to live in Westerham.

AGM Results

A summary of the AGM results


Resolution 1) Comms officer title to Comms & IT = carried, after a countback

Resolution 2) To place a financial cap on future National events = lost

Resolution 3) Advance notice of important points to Council before a meeting = carried, after a countback

Resolution 4) Voting delegate expenses = lost

Resolution 5) To conduct a magazine survey = lost

Resolution 6) National rules to include history of resolution amendments/additions = carried

Resolution 7) Reserves policy to be included with rules on the National website = lost

Resolution 8) Remove unnecessary ‘confidentiality’ wording from standing orders = carried

Resolution 9) National Past President never allowed to hold a Board or Council position again = lost

Resolution 10) National Council to hold to majority voting (no abstentions) = lost

Officer Elections:

National Vice = Phil Ellis

National Secretary = Sean McCormick

National Treasurer = David Leach

NCLO = Tom Atkins

National Capitation:

National capitation to remain at £14.50 for 2018-19

Further details will appear on the National Secretary's  page ASAP

The New Board

This year's AGM saw the most changes in the Board for many years. Many thanks to those who retired for their dedication to the Association and congratulations to those elected to new office. The Board for 2017-18 is:

PresidentDave CampbellWesterham 41 Club
IPPBaryy DurmanShirley Late Knights 41 Club
Vice-PresidentPhill EllisBangor Co. Down 41 Club
SecretarySean McCormickSaffron Walden 41 Club, Old Bored Executives (OBEs)
TreasurerDavid LeachKingston upon Thames 41 Club
MembershipDuncan KennedyBarry 41 Club
Communications & I.T.    Godwin StewartChorley Rural 41 Club, Leyland 41 Club, Dragons 41 Club
FellowshipAndrew Mackereth    Lancaster 41 Club, Dragons 41 Club
InternationalPeter GoodAshby de la Zouch 41 Club
NCLOTom AtkinsNuneaton Past Tablers

Blackpool Roxxed

For three days in April Blackpool Roxxed to the sound of the 41 Club and Tangent National Conference.

Wish you were here?

NS&SW Gallery

              Overall Winner Neil Oakden

           Golf Champion Martin Stanbury

National Social and Sporting Weekend

The inaugural 41 Club National Social and Sporting Weekend at Okehampton in February proved a huge success with 91 41 Club members venturing to Devon from afar afield as Scotland, the North of England and both Northern and Southern Ireland. The weekend kicked off with a quiz on Friday evening before the main event on Saturday,  which consisted of a golf competition and the main sports competition whereby participants had to enter a minimum of three events. There were a total of 15 events on offer catering for all tastes including darts, ice curling, green bowls, pistol and rifle shooting, ten pin bowling and various simulator sports.

Each activity winner received a prize with the overall Sporting Weekend winner and runner up being decided on a points based system out of the 3 events.

Neil Oakden From Hucknall 41 Club was the inaugural overall champion, with Simon Haydock from Cardiff coming second and Andrew Duffin from Hucknall third.

In relation to the golf the Ashbury course was chosen, conditions were good despite a flurry of snow mid morning. The overall winner was Martin Stanbury from Bideford 41 Club, with Ken Todd of Exeter 41 Club in second.

The event was a great success and arrangements have been made for NS&SW to be held once again at the Ashbury Hotel in Okehampton on the weekend of 9th February 2018.

Booking details will follow shortly.

Peterborough On The Piste

Peterborough 41 Club annual ski trip is the last week of January, and involves drinking, eating, and some skiing .

Four of us with our ski guide Arnaud. Different groups depending on competence

The long lunch

The problem of drinking wine and then skiing!

Richard Lightowler, Hon Sec, Peterborough 41 Club.

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.

Next National Council Meeting

The Half Yearly Meeting for 2017-18 will be held on Saturday 14th October 2017 at the Best Western Brook Hotel, 2 Barnard Road, Norwich, NR5 9JB.

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

Club Affinity Deal

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The President's Car

Hyundai have kindly loaned the Club an i40 saloon for President Dave to travel around the country to visit the clubs.

If you or yours are looking for a new car then use our scheme under member benefits on to save up to 20% on list price.

Everyone who has bought one (and there are about 130 members who have) are really pleased with them. Reliable and the first service is at 20,000 miles.

If you would like to see the car then why not invite Dave to one of YOUR club events!

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

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