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It is with great sadness that have learnt of the passing of past National President John Mellor on 15th September, peacefully at home.
John was National President in 1992/93 and had been ill for some time. He had asked to be discharged from hospital to be at home with his family.
John will be cremated at a private family only affair.
There will be a Memorial Service on Thursday 29 September 2016 at 11.30 a.m. at St Andrews Church, Victoria Street, Burnham-on-Sea, TA8 2AQ..
Our thoughts are with his wife Shirley and with Fiona, Malcolm and Hilary.
A reminder that all Early Bird deals on packages for the Blackpool Roxx 2017 Conference end on the 30th September.
So book now and save yourself £10 per delegate on two and three day packages.
For full details and to book click on the Blackpool Conference logo below.
For the October
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Failure of a bridge on the MILLENNIUM WAY prompts members of Alcester 41 Club under the leadership of Super Warden Bill Baldwin, together with a friend from Knowle and Dorridge 41 Club to spring into action and working in partnership with Worcestershire County Council’s Amanda Hill and two other colleagues to rapidly replace the failed bridge. The two pictures show the situation as they approached and the final resplendent finished job. Great work chaps – 41 Club volunteers make this MILLENNIUM WAY walk safe and a delight for public use. Truly an illustration of community service in action.
The bridge is part of Walk 39 Inkberrow (East) full details at http://walking.41club.org/Shortink.htm Location – 8 or 6 mile ramble, not far from Inkberrow – enjoy
President Barry is recovering well following his cycling accident on Day 14 of his 15 Day JOGLE. His shoulder is mending itself and the metalwork in his pelvis is settling in well, meaning that he is virtually off painkillers. He will be on crutches until 15 September. Barry being Barry, he is already lining up a number of events for September and recently travelled across to Norwich to open the Marchesi Room.
So the message going forward is, please invite him to your event, however small, however far away. He will attend if his diary allows – see our events page.
Barry has asked that thanks go out for all the donations received. Over £8,000 to date for Shelter. If you have not yet donated please click here. Shelter helps those without anywhere to call home.
His first 41 Club outing since his cycling accident in July saw President Barry travel to Norwich to formally open the Marchesi Room in Cinema City.
The room is on the first floor of Suckling Hall, the building where the first ever Round Table meeting took place in 1927.
Barry delivered a great speech (which he suggested was developed during his time in hospital), then cut a ribbon (which had been customised with retrofitted Round Table Family logos) in front of the new disabled lift which he was probably the first member in our organisation to use! The current Presidents of all four Family Clubs were present.
Created as part of the redevelopment of the buildings which Cinema City operates from, the Marchesi Room has been named in honour of Round Table Founder Louis Marchesi.
In addition a specially designed oak cabinet with glass viewing panels has been made and given pride of place at the foot of the new access stairs, a plaque to recognise clubs and individuals who made donations towards the overall project shortfall will also be placed above the cabinet.
Round Table Family organisation clubs can hire the Marchesi Room for meetings with food and drinks, to check availability contact Cinema City directly.
You can now book into this event by clicking here.
The Inaugural 41 Club National Sporting and Social weekend will take place on the weekend of 10th to 12th February 2017 at the Manor House and Ashbury hotels in Okehampton, Devon.
Boasting a total of 99 holes of golf and over 50 free activities on offer plus a free spa, the event offers an amazing weekend of fun and fellowship with a few competitive events thrown into the mix. There will also be time to watch the Six Nations England vs. Wales game in the bar on the Saturday evening.
The cost of the weekend is £150 pp sharing a twin room (single supplements available) and includes dinner, bed and breakfast and a black tie event on the Saturday evening.
Could you be the eyes, ears and mouth
of your region?
Bookings are now being taken for
The White Rose Dinner
on 21st October 2016
The Red Rose Dinner
on 18th November 2016
All who attended the third annual Classic Rally agreed that it really was a great weekend. This year’s event was held in Yeovil, ably organised by Terry and Lin Cooper and their band of dedicated helpers.
It was great to see so many cars (and occupants) arrive that were at previous rallies. The weekend now starts with greetings for old friends and warm welcomes to new ones. It is just like being a member of another 41 Club, but where everybody has a common interest.
The weather was hot and dry even though it had rained on the day before and again the day after. So with three excellent days planned the rally moved effortlessly around the lanes of Somerset (OK a few did get a little lost as satnav had not been invented when most of the cars were built) and we had two great evenings at the Yeovil Court Hotel.
Next year’s rally will be held in the North Derbyshire/South Yorkshire area, we already have volunteers for the 2018 rally which will be in Wales and an interest in organising the 2019 event in the Midlands.
So if you have a classic car, van or motorcycle you will be made very welcome at future rallies.
A full report will appear in the Autumn Magazine but in the meantime use this link to view a selection of photographs taken by Alan and Claire Short.
What was RT Area 12 (North Wessex) Exec of 1990/91 doing meeting in New York ?
Find out in the Summer 41 Club Magazine.
National President Barry Durman and his wife Rachel strode out on the 8.5 mile Millennium Way circular from Studley. Despite recent rain it was completely dry.
They met this band of walkers who were doing the Coughton Court to Henley in Arden stretch as part of their attempt to cover the whole 100 miles west to east.
We wish them good luck. They get out once every few weeks. Keep at it!
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Featured on the front cover of this month's Tabler Magazine is 41 Club member Kevin Mesnard from Billericay. He is showing Round Table we've still got it and if it was not for Kevin they would not have entered a soapbox team, gained loads of publicity and a second place. It just goes show that once your over 45 life isn't over!
On the weekend nearest the longest daylight of the year the first national council weekend was held at the Holiday Inn, Stratford-upon-Avon. I thought I might share the experience with you so that you can see what happens at national level.
The weekend started on Friday 17th with a board meeting in the hotel. During the afternoon and early evening the national councillors began to arrive for an informal dinner on a river boat. Unfortunately there had been near tropical rainfall during the week and Friday was no exception, consequently the level of the River Avon was very high. This meant that the boat was unable to navigate under the bridges or the locks and the cruise consisted of numerous small circuits in front of the theatre. A few members decided to take in some culture that evening and attended a brilliant performance of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' at the RSC.
Saturday saw a very early breakfast ready for the committee meetings at 8:30. These last about an hour and are followed by the National Councillors' Meeting, chaired by Phill Ellis, the National Councillors' Liaison Officer.. This lasts for nearly two hours and it is where they discuss their activities, any concerns they have regarding the club, any interesting club activities in their region and make plans for the future. All resolutions they make are then carried forward to the full council meeting.
After a short coffee break the full council meets. This consists of the 10 members of the board, the 24 national councillors and the 3 honorary officers (solicitor, archivist and webmaster). This meeting is open to any member of the Association to attend as an observer, but for the first time for many meetings there was not a single observer present. If you want to learn what is happening at national level then the council meeting provides a great opportunity to experience it at first hand. The next council meeting is in Cheshire in October and the one after that is in Devon, therefore the opportunity is there for you to attend when it is local to you.
The meeting began with the appointment of three new National Councillors:
Graham Sloan from Lytham St Annes for Region 5 (North West)
Dennis Bambridge from Boston for Region 9 (Lincolnshire)
Mark Hinchliffe from from Plymouth for Region 22 (West of England)
In addition Cormack Clancy was welcomed as the new deputy councillor for Region 3 (Ireland).
This leaves five regions still seeking new councillors:
Region 2 (Scotland East)
Region 4 (North East)
Region 6 (Yorkshire)
Region 8 (Lancs & Manx)
Region 21 (Mid West)
Steve Bolter from Region 23 (Wessex) reported that he had attended the inaugural meeting of a new 41 Club on the previous evening. A warm welcome to Bridport Ex-Table Club.
Several initiatives were discussed, in particular setting up Facebook pages for Regions.
National Membership Officer Duncan Kennedy spoke about the exercises being undertaken to attract new members, especially how to contact over 4,000 ex-Tablers for whom we now have contact details.
Solid progress is being made with 41 Clubs helping to re-open closed Tables. Seven are already in the pipeline with more to follow. Helping to re-charter closed Tables is a great way to get involved and is, in a small way initially, helping to secure our own future.
The meeting closed mid afternoon (they have been known to last until 7:30) with some very satisfactory conclusions. In the evening a black tie dinner was held with our partners and we were joined by the Tangent National Executive. Sunday saw a few informal meetings in the morning and departure for home and Fathers' Day. Thanks to Tim Brown from Shirley Late Nights for his excellent organisation of the event.
41 CLUB - NATIONAL GOLF FINALS
THURSDAY, 29TH SEPTEMBER 2016
LADBROOK PARK GOLF CLUB
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.
I have great pleasure to announce that tickets for the Round Table 90th Charter and Presidents Party are now on General sale.
I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your patience and your understanding while the first tranche of tickets went to members.
I need to point out a couple of things for your attention -
We are organising an event that reflects the Round Table of today. We are respectfully requesting that no regalia other than pin badges are worn.
The dress code for the lunch will be smart business casual with ties very much optional. The evening dress code is following the theme of a 90’s dance music club night.
There will be VERY limited seating at the venues (Winchester Great Hall & Guildhall ) for both events. This is to maximise capacity. If you have a need for a seat, please add this in the appropriate box when you make your booking.
If you have any dietary requirements, please also inform us when you make your booking.
Please enter your 41 Club name and number in the boxes that ask for Table name and number.
Accommodation is not provided and is down to personal choice. We can only recommend Trip Advisor for hotel advice, we haven’t much experience staying in them!
The full itinerary can be found at www.rtbi90.co.uk
(The second picture is deliberately blurry, its not your eyesight chaps :) )
As always, I am happy to take questions here or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hyundai have loaned the Club an i40 saloon for the President to travel around the country to visit the clubs. Barry says that it 'is smashing'.
If you or yours are looking for a new car then use our scheme under member benefits on www.41club.org 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 Barry to one of YOUR club events!
At this year's 41 Club National AGM newly installed National President, Barry Durman, revealed his charity will be Shelter.
This is Shelter's 50th anniversary year and throughout that time it has been helping millions of people with bad housing or homelessness through their advice, support and legal services.
Last year it helped four million people and dealt with 157,000 calls.
It is their aim is to make sure that one day no one will have to turn to them for help.
As the year progresses Barry will be heavily committed to supporting them during many events and he will be looking for Clubs and members for support for this fantastic charity.
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).
Copies will be on sale at certain Club events. Full details of sales opportunities have yet to be finalised, although for the present, enquiries can be made of Frank at email@example.com or 01793-783803.
Faringdon, Isis Area and Mumbles 41 Clubs
4, Embassy Drive
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