National August 2021 Newsletter

This months Newsletter has much to offer, To read it, CLICK HERE Items of particular interest are :-

41 Club Connect - Wine Tasting via Zoom. 21.8.21 at 19.30

The Big Weekend. National 41 Club Celebration Get Together. 1st to 3rd October 2021. The De Vere Hotel, Nottingham.

Welcome Party, International themed Food and Drink. Gala Dinner Dance. Music Motown to Abba.

Dinner Meeting CHGC 27th September 2021

Peter Bundred will give us a talk on 'Life as an Epidemiologist' and there will be a discussion regarding the EGM Resolutions (see below)

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What Happened at Camberley 41 Club AGM 26.4.2021

  1. Community Service/Fund Raising Review

It was proposed by David Rushmer that this Review should be carried out and Chris Bamford would lead in line with the terms of reference. To view CLICK HERE

Anyone who would like to assist Chris or offer comments for consideration is requested to contact Chris directly. 

  1. Donations to MacMillan in Memory of Michael Starbuck

Chris Bamford reminded members that Juliet Starbuck is running 54 miles to raise money for MacMillan in memory of her Dad and that donations so far are short of her target. Whilst she sends thanks to those who have already provided sponsorship, any further contributions will be much appreciated. These can be given by following the link below:

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JulietStarbuck

  1. Report from National AGM

Mike Mawtus’ Report from the National AGM is viewable in 41 Club National and Region Newsletters section

  1. Lunch Time Get Togethers

It is hoped that we might be able to get together in small groups for a lunchtime drink/sandwich at local venues, so look out for invitations!

  1. Chairman & Vice Chairman

Finally, thanks to Mike Franzkowiak for accepting Council’s offer to remain in the Chair for what, we all hope, will be a much better year and congratulations to John Bradford becoming our first Vice Chairman for a number of years.

A Few Chuckles

DIGITAL SANTA 2020

The Camberley 41 Club Santa Float could not venture out last Covid Christmas. So, what could we do instead to raise money for our local Charities? Easy, we went digital.

Members searched their lofts and garages and their Partner’s drawers (so to speak) and found items they were prepared to disown, that would be worthy of re-sale or auction. A catalogue was prepared, and items were digitally offered for sale (proceeds to charity) on eBay, and local digital marketplaces. A good example was the autographed Cliff Richard Sweater that auctioned for £150. Some members made personal donations, well the Government does say if you don’t need your annual fuel allowance, give it to charity.

Now we normally raise about £8000 with the Santa float, on the streets and at Shopping Centres, but our Digital Santa raised a total of £1880.15, all of which is being donated to our chosen charity, which is The Besom*. Camberley 41 Club is thrilled and delighted to achieve this result first time out. It was relatively easy and perfectly safe. Perhaps it is a blueprint for the future, either at Christmas or throughout the year. The side benefit being we might clear our houses of junk and save our kids the bother.

It would have been easy to “have a year off”: But not us! As a result, a very worthy Local Charity, The Besom*, run entirely by volunteers, is better able to help meet the varying needs of Local residents through giving out tailored packs of essentials including food and household basics. Well Done Us.