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41 NEWS IN BRIEF Welcome to the new newsletter

“Movember” 2012

is very much a test to see how well it is received and can be amended over the course of other publications. The aim is to provide succinct news bulletins that you can take to your Club for further discussion/debate. If you wish to add topics please email or Our sincere thanks to National Your news should be sent in a Word document format with any photographs attached separately

National President’s Challenge PROSTATE CANCER UK , and to raise awareness of the illness among 41ers I intend to take part in the MOVEMBER campaign by growing a moustache. I’ve never had one and shudder to think what I’ll look like but some things have to be done! I’m hoping that several members may join my “team” and do likewise. To donate or join the Team please visit and follow the links. A pound from every 41er would generate over £17,500; £10 would raise wine: one for the member who raises most funds for the Team; and one for the Team member who grows the best moustache – just submit online (to ) two dated photos of your face – one dated 31 October 2012, the other 30 November 2012. Usual rules apply!! Looking forward to seeing your name on the MOVEMBER web page! David Smith National President

NSW 2013

National Vice President

Ilfracombe Round Table no 327 are hosting the 2013 National Sporting Weekend over the weekend of 13/15 th September 2013. They will be looking for help in stewarding and of course for competitors for the games – there is no age limit for those who want to take part in one or more of the events. Full details can be found at the NSW website, http:// 41 Club Liaison for the weekIf you are in Region 22 (Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly) and can help out with Stewarding or want to take part in either the Area 19 or Area 31 Teams please contact Greg and copy in your new National Councillor Paul Ankcorn ( so that he is aware of who’s going.

Membership News

– New Clubs

Some good news on the membership front with the chartering of two new Clubs in the past few weeks. In September, Tonbridge 41 Club was formed by past Tabler Neil Hopkinson with the support of their Round Table -12 new members were inducted. Another new Club chartered in early October

my diary for next year, and already I have a clash of dates! If you would like me to attend a function next year, please book me as soon as

possible! way, is to use the website booking form.

Using that will give me all the information I need. Alternatively you can go direct to it by using this link:

narfon in North Wales and started by recent past Tabler Richard Humphreys -Jones. A joint meeting with the local Round Martin Green National Vice President

Councillor Lawrence Bamber joining the celebration. We wish both Clubs every success for the future and look forward to seeing them at Regional and National events. Jim Smith

All news items send as a Word document with separate images to:

Remembrance Sunday Once again 41 Club will be conducting an Act of Remembrance at the 41 Club Garden in the National Memorial Arboretum, in Alweras, Staffordshire on Sunday 11 th November. Each of the Round Table Family Immediate Past Presidents will be participating in the service and laying wreaths on behalf of their Associations. Lichfield 41 Club will be hosting a very small ‘gathering’ for lunch afterwards – which if last year is anything to go by – will be an excellent event for fellowship, good food and wine. However spaces for this lunch are very limited. The venue is very small. 41 Club would love to see as many members and their families at the Arboretum (the NMA service starts at 10:30 – followed by ours at the garden at 11:10) as possible. If you haven’t been before the NMA is an amazing place and well worth a visit. If you want to come to the lunch – please contact MAC CUMMINGS who describes himself as President, Director of Communications, Sommelier in Chief and General Factotum (I have heard many other descriptions(!) –in fact really he actually wears a ‘pinny’ and does the washing up!) His email is We look forward to seeing you at the Arboretum!

41 Club International I am delighted to represent our association as your International Officer. My challenge this year is to make effective use of my committee in the following areas. Firstly , we will be developing a colourful new style "International Calendar" which will be kept updated to give you the latest information on 41 Club events overseas. Second , we are also working towards an " Overseas Club Finder " which, with a few clicks of a mouse, should enable you to locate any 41 Club outside the UK. Thirdly we will be helping individuals, Clubs and Regions to encourage Twinning at all levels. Please avail yourselves of our services, I can be contacted at Dave Campbell International Officer

Fellowship News & Views I am pleased to report that in many areas the activities of 41 Club remain strong and vibrant…….have you looked at the website recently and seen how many events are taking place over the next couple of months? If your Club has an event they wish to promote or you are looking for inspiration for your next Club meeting, check out the What’s On section of the website ( Have you done something recently in your Club that has improved your membership? Have you been on a foreign visit and experienced International hosting? Are you working on a long term plan with your local Round Table? Have you asked your local Round Table recently if they need any assistance? If there is no local Round Table, where is your nearest…...see if they need any assistance and liaise with their 41 Club for increased fellowship! Barry Durman

National Conference 2013 Llandudno is the perfect location for our 2013 Conference and AGM with fast communications by road, rail, sea and air. Known as the ‘Jewel of North Wales’ the town has a major, purpose -built conference centre and a host of hotels to suit all pockets. Conveniently located just off the A55 there is dual carriageway to within a few miles of the venue and mainline trains run frequently to Llandudno Junction. The town has maintained its Victorian charm and is an ideal centre for those wishing to enjoy the wonderful scenery and attractions of North Wales. A return to Wales is long overdue and the committee are delighted to offer you the opportunity to practice your Welsh language skills without having to cross the water. We look forward to welcoming you to Llandudno in 2013 and Dai our Dragon has promised to make it a very special event. To book use: Over 400 people have already booked in to attend using the website. Accommodation update: All the Hotels below have offered a special 41 Club Conference deal Please mention this when booking: The Merion Hotel LL30 2LN £60 pppn B&B Twin /Double www.merrion Tel; 01492 860022 The IRIS Hotel offer £40 pppn B&B on Central Promenade, Llandudno, LL30 2XT Tel : 01492 868800 Welcome to the Dragon’s Den

The Two Day Package of £165 Includes Friday Night’s Formal President’s Banquet and Ball, the Annual conference meetings on Saturday and The Final Night Party with a Dungeon and Dragon theme so I am really looking forward to meeting you in my Den! The modern Venue Cymru is our Conference Centre on the Promenade surrounded by our sea front Hotels. We have the very popular Golf Tournament arranged with transport laid on and a visit to the beautiful iconic fantasy village Portmeirion with its shops and café’s on Friday 12th April 2013 Keep checking the website for further updates on the availability of events!

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The Newsletter of the Association of Ex-Round Tablers' Clubs