Belfast 2018 - Have you missed the boat?

Bookings for the Belfast Conference have been unprecedented and the Friday night ball is already fully booked.

HOWEVER it may not be too late as the Belfast committee has secured the adjacent HOLYWOOD SUITE at the Culloden which will seat 100 more new guests. We therefore wish to offer you a new two day package which will be the “FRIDAY EXTRA PACKAGE” which includes the Saturday Titanic Fancy Dress Ball.


CLICK HERE for full details


In aid of The President’s Charity
The Prince’s Trust

This is a 3 night Fred Olsen cruise from Southampton on The Balmoral, departing on 29th September 2017. Accommodation is in a two bedded Ocean View room with all meals and on board entertainment included.

"Whether you’re new to Fred Olsen and want to experience cruising on board one of our smaller, more intimate cruise ships; or are a regular Fred guest looking for a relaxing weekend break, this River Seine Sojourn is the perfect getaway.

Your wonderful weekend away begins with an overnight cruise to France, where Balmoral will dock in historic Honfleur early on Saturday morning. Feel the autumn breeze as you wander the charming, 16th century cobbled streets and along the picturesque harbour; or perhaps take the weight off your feet in one of the delightful cafés and watch the world go by over a warming cuppa.

Your Sunday will be spent in the enchanting city of Rouen, which is home to a smorgasbord of historic highlights and cultural delights. Visit the stunning cathedral and marvel at its magnificent gothic-style façade, and explore the Place du Vieux Marché, which is home to bustling bars and restaurants as well as the exact spot where Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake. Alternatively, you could join a tour to Claude Monet House and explore the colourful gardens that inspired the legendary painter’s work, Water Lilies. Upon departure from Rouen you will enjoy a relaxing 60-nautical-mile journey along the winding waters of the River Seine, offering views of gorgeous, unspoilt lush-green landscapes and charming communes where pretty houses sit proudly on riverbanks – the perfect conclusion to your short city escape."

The value of the cruise on offer is approximately between £900 and £1300

To submit a bid please email

Bids are to be in multiples of £25.

The auction will close on 31st July 2017 at midnight.

The full rules can be obtained 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:

​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.


'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."

July '17 Newsletter

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Conference 2018


Winter Magazine

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International News


For the July

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

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

41 Caravan Rally 2017


1st-3rd SEPTEMBER 2017


We only have 13 pitches left for the 2017 Caravan Rally which is taking place at Hardwick Pars, Standlake, Oxfordshire at the beginning of September.

This is a wonderful opportunity to visit the Oxfordshire area and see the wonderful countryside in close proximity of the site.

We have to finalise numbers with the park in July so after that we cannot guarantee you a place, or that you will be on the same field as the rest of the 41 Club caravaners.

I have had a lot of of enquiries and in Blackpool at Conference many people told me they were coming along to enjoy this. However, with no Booking Form - no booking secured!

If you want to come along – act now to secure your pitch!

You can download a Booking Form using the following link:

Further information form Martin Green – 01235 529257 or 07768 192387 or

Martin Green

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 evenings 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.

Inaugural Fellowship Cruise - Still time to book

Be amongst the first join us on the 41 Club cruise as you can now book with our special deal.

It is a 7 day cruise to the rivers and canals of Belgium and Holland, visiting four great cities, departing from Southampton on Sunday the 13th August 2017.

Our bookings receive the following:

10% discount on all grades of cabin at the prevailing price

£50 per person on-board spend

A free evening drink reception

The inclusive drinks package is available at £15 per day

Plus other group specific items if required.

To book contact the Fred Olsen booking line (01473 742 424) quoting the reference GRP0210 and cruise Number M1720.

We selected this cruise as it is a one that nobody will have done before and is a good introductory cruise for first timers with only one sea day and no crossing of the Bay of Biscay. I do hope that as many 41ers and your partners will be able to join us and share the 41 Club fellowship.

Click here for full details and we advise booking early to ensure the grade of cabin you would prefer.

Cruise Number: M1720

Description: Belgian & Dutch Waterways

Vessel: Braemar

Departs Southampton 13th August 2017 – 7 nights

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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about our special affinity

deal with Hyundai

and save yourself money on

your next new car

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