41 Club Notice of National AGM


Please note:-

1.    Resolutions in accordance with Rule 18.4 should be sent to me to arrive not later than Monday 1st February, 2018.

2.     Nominations for any post of an Association Officer for the year 2018-2019 (listed below) in accordance with Rules 6.1 and 6.5 should be sent to me, on the accompanying form, to arrive not later than Monday 1st February, 2018.

Vice-President (President Elect)

National Fellowship Officer

National Membership and Round Table Liaison Officer

Candidate for 41 International VP Election

Please note, I have been having untold trouble trying to establish ‘links’ for the aforementioned forms, so in the likely event that you are unable to establish a link for the attached. I have resorted to a ‘fall back’ position of providing all forms plus the 41 Board position Job profiles under the following web page:-


Yours in Continued Friendship
Sean McCormick – 41 Club National Secretary

New Year Greetings from Mark and Aalten Twinning Weekend

Happy new year and here’s to good health, happiness and prosperity for 2018.

STOP PRESS Aalten Round Table 88 and Aalten 41 Plus Clubs will be hosting their counterparts from Scarborough over the weekend of 13/14/15 April 2018. This will be a weekend of great fellowship, will cement many longstanding friendships and generate many new links. At the moment we do not have a programme, so watch the 41 Club website for more details. If you would like to attend please could you let Nigel Sheppard know via email at sheppardnigel@hotmail.com. A preliminary indication as soon as possible would be great.

I thought I’d remind you all of my favourite inventor Nikola Tesla ( 1856-1943) and one of his famous quotes “ I don’t care that they stole my idea… I care that they don’t have any of their own “
75 years after his death he is finally being recognised for the genius inventor that he was. He died broke and alone having been persecuted by corporate and government interests.
These are the 10 great things he brought to the world
1) AC ( Alternating current) electricity- Edison (DC) v Tesla (AC) 
2) Fluorescent bulbs ( light bulbs)
3) X-rays ( Tesla coils)
4) Radio ( not Marconi)
5) Remote controls
6) Electric Motors
7) Robotics
8) Lasers
9) Wireless Communication ( World Wide Web?)
10) Limitless Free Energy

This Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist and futurist. He was a brilliant but eccentric genius. His inventions paved the way for many of the things we take for granted and yet he was rarely given any credit.
He even dreamed up death rays an impenetrable wall of force to block and destroy foreign invaders, this never came to reality but his idea may have influenced the writers of many Science fiction films ( The emperors death ray in Star Wars?). After his death his labs were invaded by the FBI and much of his work was taken away. One wonders what else he was working on ( perhaps a device to predict how many people will turn up on a 41 club night! )
I look forward to seeing you all at the Burns night on 25th January at the Crescent Hotel where we will be celebrating the Great Scottish Bard Robbie Burns with a traditional Burns supper.
May the bonds of our friendship never rust

Happy New Year from Scarborough 41 Club

David Henderson’s talk on the Battle of Passchendaele

The second club meeting of November took place at the Rugby Club, always a good venue the laid on a simple but satisfying meal of Steak Pie with lovely short crust pastry, chunky chips and Peas followed by a cheeseboard, all was gladly received and consumed.

The after dinner speaker was our own David Henderson who has a comprehensive knowledge of the first world war, the insight into the real conditions under which our brave boys fought and died along with the reason for the battle taking place in its location. Details of the tactics used by both side was also very interesting.

Well done David Henderson

Chairman’s Reindeer Droppings

What does Rudolph want for Christmas?
A pony play station

What do you give a Reindeer with an upset stomach?
Elk- a- seltzer

What do you call a Reindeer with no eyes?
No idea

What do you call Reindeer with no legs and eyes?
Still no idea

What do you call a Reindeer with three eyes?
A Reindeer

Successful Charity Night

Thanks to all who organised, attended and contributed to the extremely successful charity evening held at Scarborough Rugby Club in aid of Scarborough Disabled Swimming, the evening featured dancing and music by along with an entertaining interlude by “Twylight“ a high quality entertainment package including a large choir at the start of the evening and continuing to dancers and singer as the evening progressed, Twilight added sparkle to a well-attended event.

‘The evening also included a short play ‘The Carol Police’ written by Keith Johnson which gave a light-hearted take on how traditional carols could be viewed by over-zealous officialdom. The play – which has a clever twist at the end – was produced by arrangement with ‘Pint-size plays’.

A great evening was had and a total of £ 1600 was raised for the local charity which is Scarborough Disabled Swimming, the charity helps people with a disability and their family/carers access the benefits of swimming, may this be through swimming for leisure, sport or rehabilitation.

Halifax 41 Club – 70th Charter & 2018 White Rose Dinner

Big Day for Halifax 41Club; Hosting 2018 White Rose Dinner, 19th October 2018

Its also their 70th Birthday!! Celebrate Their Charter.

Contact:- calder.cabins@btclick.com  Keith Wilkinson.

Chairman explains latest NHS innovation. The drive-in pharmacy!

January Meeting – Burns Night

Robbie Burns, Scotland’s Bard was born in Alloway in Ayreshire on 25th January 1759. He died aged just 37 in 1796. At least since 1802 his memory has been celebrated by a traditional ‘Burn’s Supper’ and Round Table and 41 Club have enjoyed quite a few of these over the years.
The venue is the Crescent Hotel, Scarborough where we will have exclusive use of the Blenheim dining room, adjacent to the bar.
Please gather in the bar from 7pm (please note this) and where we sit down at 7.30pm. The Haggis will be piped into the dining room by a famous kilted Scotsman who will then recite for us The Address to A Haggis. Once the poor beastie has been despatched with a suitably sharp Masonic dagger we will then have supper as follows:

A sample plate of McSween haggis with ‘neeps and tattles served with a tasting of whiskey sauce
Main Course
This consists of a traditional recipe home made steak pie with shortcrust pastry of the sort commonly eaten in Scotland on New Year’s evening. With veg & gravy.
Sweet Course
We will be treated to CRANACHAN  a Scots dish made with raspberries, cream and whiskey
Coffee & Biscuits
During the course of the meal we will have whiskey tasting, poem recitals and some appropriate music

At the request of our Chairman Mark and also as a mark (?!) of respect for Mr Burn’s himself the event is BLACK TIE though a kilt will suffice.

February Meeting – Chinese New Year

The Chinese have their own calendar where their New Year starts mid February and is based on the 12 year cycle of their Zodiac. This year is the Year of The Dog. Previous Dog Years were 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982 etc. Superstitious Chinese believe that bad luck attends during a Dog Year on anybody born in a previous Dog Year ! So watch out anyone born in 1946, 1958 etc!!
We will celebrate the New Year by a members AND PARTNERS trip to the beautifully refurbished TOPS Chinese restaurant opposite the Tap & Spile , Falsgrave on Thursday 15th February. This used to be The Red Dragon but has undergone a metamorphosis to emerge as Scarborough’s newest Szechuan Cantonese restaurant. It has very good reviews
THE PLAN – We meet from 6.30 onwards in the lounge bar of the Tap & Spile. We then make our way over to the restaurant c 7.30 to eat a set banquet menu at 8.00pm. (There is a small bar in the restaurant if you prefer
EXCLUSIONS – We are pleased to confirm that there are NO doggy parts on the menu but if you wish to savour a canine repast then please speak with the restaurant proprietors directly. However 41 Club accepts no responsibility for anyone barking or growling the following day.
PROTOCOL- However much you may have enjoyed your meal PLEASE refrain from asking for a doggy bag at the end.

Please use the Opt-In form at http://www.scarborough41club.co.uk/opt-in/