41 Club is the pet name for The Association of Ex-Round Tablers’ Clubs. Prior to April 2008 it had been called The Association of Ex-Tablers’ Clubs for many a year, the “Round” being deliberately left out to dispel any misconceptions that it was a sort of senior Round Table. Now, with the passage of time and this name change, its place in the “Round Table Family” is perhaps more recognisable to those outside.

Louis MarchesiIn March 1927, a young Rotarian by the name of Louis Marchesi became aware of the lack of opportunities for the young businessmen of the day to meet and prepare themselves for their responsibilities as senior businessmen of later years. Being a member of Norwich Rotary Club he found himself surrounded by older men, so he started a club for young men in the age range of 28 to 40 to give them the right environment to develop their professional and civic skills whilst assisting the local community, the nation and later the world as whole.

Round Table was formed after being inspired by a speech by the then Prince of Wales who said – “The young business and professional men of this country must get together round the table, adopt methods that have proved so sound in the past, adapt them to the changing needs of the times and wherever possible, improve them”. Round Table not only immediately took its name from this speech but also the other key words “Adopt, Adapt, Improve” as its motto. www.roundtable.org.uk

Originally, membership of Round Table was limited to men in the age range of 18 – 40 years, so that following his 40th birthday, a member of Round Table would have to retire. He was then eligible to join The Association. In 1998 Round Table raised the age limit to 45 and so it is now possible for a member of Round Table to also be a member of 41 Club.

Currently, there are almost 18,000 declared members of 41 Club and it continues to assist Round Table in many of its activities and also Ladies Circle and Tangent. This “Four Club Family” meets regularly to further common aims.


 

Sandbach 41 Club meeting are usually held on the last Tuesday of every month – Please see our event calendar for exact details.

Past Chairmen

1958 – 1968 Joe Lewis #*
1968 – 1970 Harold Charlesworth
1970 – 1972 Bill Duff
1973 – 1974 John Pritchard
1974 – 1975 Charles Lowe*
1975 – 1976 Ken Lea *
1976 – 1977 Bob Charles *
1977 – 1978 Don Burgess *
1978 – 1979 Graham Hovey *
1979 – 1980 Geoff Leech
1980 – 1981 Gerald Broadbent *
1981 – 1982 Mike Coulter *
1982 – 1983 David Bell
1983 – 1984 Norman Charlesworth*
1984 – 1985 Cyril Acton
1985 – 1986 Reg Dunning
1986 – 1987 Bill Brooks *
1987 – 1988 Syd Holland
1988 – 1989 David Paine *
1989 – 1990 John Minshull *
1990 – 1991 George Reynard
1991 – 1992 Keith Ludlam
1992 – 1993 Ken Shaw
1993 – 1994 Mike Taylor
1994 – 1995 Peter Barwell
1995 – 1996 Adrian Baxter
1996 – 1997 Ian Fletcher
1997 – 1998 Morris Berman *
1998 – 1999 Tim Smart
1999 – 2000 Clive Copeman
2000 – 2001 Cliff Ogden
2001 – 2002 Derek Stubbs*
2002 – 2003 David Knowles
2003 – 2004 Trevor Goodridge
2004 – 2005 Gordon Roberts *
2005 – 2006 Mike Leese
2006 – 2007 Mike Knight
2007 – 2008 Mike Knight
2008 – 2009 Richard Williamson
2009 – 2010 Mike Tate
2010 – 2011 Richard Gibson
2011 – 2012 Richard Gibson
2012 – 2013 Russ Barton
2013 – 2014 Richard Brown
2014 – 2015 Martin Roberts
2015 – 2016 Nick Graham
2016 – 2017 Paul Stubbs

# Past President
* Deceased

Recent News and Articles

Most Recent Article

AGM 2018

So another year passes us by and the AGM for 2018 has been held on Tuesday, 25th April 2018. The following officer elections were made: Chairman: Mark Williams Vice Chairman: Steve Buckley Secretary: Peter Halliwell Treasurer: Steve Buckley Sports Officer: Nigel Farrar I.R.O: Peter Henderson House Officer: Anthony Stubbs (last year) House Understudy: Steve Williams