41 Club National Newsletter: February 2021

Dear Member,

Please find attached the 41 Club Newsletter for February, with, inter alia, details of our forthcoming 41 Club Connects Virtual Events. This week’s (on Thursday at 7:30pm) is a Virtual Tour of The North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

To join just go to www.41clubconnects.co.uk to learn more.

Keep safe,

Yours in Continued Friendship


Don Mullane
National Comms & I.T. Officer
The Association of Ex-Round Tablers’ Clubs (41 Club)

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88’s Walking Weekend to the Lakes – date unknown

Many thanks to Stephen Slade for these photographs and memories. If anyone has more photos of this event or can remember the dates, please let me know.

This is one of the largest groups we ever took on a walking trip. I think the photo – probably taken by John (JQE) Edwards – shows the whole group which split into three separate parties for the different routes of the day. This was due to the inclement weather and there being quite a bit of snow about, plus I’d planned for some of us to do the famous scramble up Jake’s (or Jack’s) Rake on Pavey Ark, up from the Langdale valley.

L-R, standing: David Ascough, Ian Costello, Andy Moran, Tom Cathcart, Stephen Slade, Ian Brabbs, Stuart Baines, David Henderson, Mike Whiteley, Brian Connolly (see comments below), David Morgan, John White, John Smith (TC’s pal), Richard Grunwell, Mike Hurst.
L-R, kneeling: Simon Ward, Andy Atkins, Graham Foulds
Thank you for the comments (below) on the names of some of the group which I could not recall.

Photo taken in the car park at the pub in Dockray, probably.

At the foot of Jake’s Rake, which can be seen angling upwards behind us.

This shot was taken because Peter Calow had lent me his ice axe for the weekend. He admitted when loaning it that he had never used it in combat, so to speak. This photo was for him to see his axe getting some snow activity (not much!).

This could well be the summit of Bowfell, a summit we walked around to from Pavey Ark via Angle Tarn. John Edwards to the right. Not sure of the other two profiles, although it could be Andy Moran or Dave Morgan on the far left. Why I look like a demented chipmunk I cannot say. It might have been the previous night’s curry in Keswick. Someone might tell me if this was the curry where we ordered 100 poppadums.

The group descended from Bowfell into the Langdale valley. I can remember teaching the guys to do a sitting glissade down the snow off Bowfell, which is a lot easier than walking down and great fun. However, I may have forgotten to tell them that an ice axe is an indispensable aid for steering and braking.

This photo is not part of the same climb described above. Without a doubt it is on the way up to Sharp Edge on Blencathra (Saddleback) which is another nice, short scramble (up the ridge behind) on a beautiful mountain. If memory serves, this climb was undertaken on the Sunday, before returning home.
L-R Andy Moran, Ian Rhodes, Stuart Baines, Graham Foulds, David Henderson, Stephen Slade. Photographer unknown but could have been JQE or David Morgan.

At the icy Scales Tarn below Sharp Edge.

Above shows four and a half members of the group on Blencathra.

Two great climbs and a great weekend.

David H

ps this BMC video should bring back some memories of the Rake:

pps Here’s the full route to bring back more memories.

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41 Club Connects Zoom Events and a note to Club Officers

Dear Member,

This email is being sent to all members whose email address is in the Club Administration System and have requested E-Mail Contact.

On Thursday, 11 February at an earlier start time of 7pm, there is a Charity Chinese Cook-Along in aid of Leukaemia Care (www.leukaemiacare.org.uk). This is hosted by the renowned Lu Ban Chinese Restaurant in Liverpool. I stress that this is a public event with supporters of the charity – it is not limited to members of 41 Club or The Round Table Family. Importantly, please note that due to technical reasons the Zoom link for this event has been amended to https://zoom.us/j/94271734769

In case of any problem logging on, go to www.41clubconnects.co.uk and use the link shown there.

On Thursday, 18 February we are back to our normal 7:30pm start time for a Virtual Tour of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

This should appeal to everyone not just the railway enthusiasts amongst you.

On Thursday, 25 February, at 7:30pm, we have an Evening of Rugby with Wayne Barnes Wayne (born 20 April 1979 (so, yes, he is 41 years old)) is an English international rugby union referee. He is a regular referee in the English Premiership, and has refereed games in the Heineken Cup, the European Challenge Cup, at the Rugby World Cup, the Six Nations and the Pacific Nations Cup. When not on the pitch or working with the England team, Wayne is a practising barrister at Fulcrum Chambers in London.

This should be another cracking evening for rugby fans and non-fans alike. 

Finally, on a different theme, for Club Officers, as we are approaching club AGM season. If you are updating/changing your club officers in CAS2 (the Club Administration System) please note the following:

Please use the Officers tab to change officers. Just use the click down menu to select the member who will occupy the role if it is changing.Please do not overwrite the personal details of existing officers in the members section with those of their successor in a post (this buggers up the system!).

Please note that only existing Officers can edit the system, so if you are editing your own position please ensure you do this last, as it will be the last edit you can make.

Thank you.
Keep safe everyone.

Yours in Continued Friendship

Don Mullane
National Comms & I.T. Officer
The Association of Ex-Round Tablers’ Clubs (41 Club)

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41 Club National: January 2021 Newsletter

This was also sent by email to all members with email addresses in CAS2 who are listed as happy to receive emails. If you haven’t had your copy and you would like to have emailed copies, please contact our Club Secretary, Mike.

Dear Member,

Please find attached a copy of the January Newsletter.

As mentioned therein, we would like to have the month and year of birth of all members listed in CAS2, as it would give us a better profile of our membership, so if you are agreeable to this please inform your Club Contact so that they might update your club’s CAS2 entry with this information. 

I hope those of you who have opted to receive hard copies of the 41 Club Magazine have received your copy which was accompanied by a Members’ Handbook? If you haven’t received it due to the vagaries of the post (and I myself am in this category!) you can access the Winter Magazine in flip book format at https://41clubconnects.co.uk/winter-magazine 

And you can access a pdf of the Members’ Handbook at https://www.41club.org/files/2020-12-53/2020-Members-Handbook1609179991.pdf 

If you like the flip book format of the 41 Club Magazine on-line and would be happy to receive it in this electronic format only going forwards, rather than a hard copy, please let me know and I will stop your paper copy. This will not only save the Association printing and postage costs but is helpful to the environment too. You can easily restart the paper copies at a later date by informing me and I shall reactivate for you to receive copies by post. This has the potential to save the Association money which could then be spent on membership initiatives and other projects as you are aware that postal costs are continuously increasing more than the rate of inflation. To be absolutely clear, we recognise the value of a printed magazine for many of our membership and intend to continue with this – this initiative is aimed at being cost-effective and environmentally friendly for our membership as a whole.

Keep safe

Yours in continued friendship

Don Mullane
National Comms & I.T. Officer
The Association of Ex-Round Tablers’ Clubs (41 Club)

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41 Club President’s Message to All Members, January 2021

Dear Member

As the evenings draw in, I am delighted to give you more details of our January 41 Club Connects Programme. The Team have put together a range of events which should appeal to all – starting with a fantastic speaker this week, followed by other special events to provide some fun and sparkle.

7th January 2021 at 7:30pm – Richard McCann 
 Richard has delivered over 2500 presentations around the world, inspiring audiences with his story of overcoming adversity, and sharing his powerful iCan approach. In 2009 he founded the iCanSpeak Academy, training individuals and teams to enhance their presentation skills and communicate their message authentically and with con?dence so they achieve more effective results. On a cold and misty morning in October 1975, Richard woke to discover his mother was missing. He was just ?ve years old. She was the ?rst victim of the notorious serial killer, Peter Sutcliffe.
Despite other tragic losses, and a period of dabbling with drugs and prison, Richard decided to turn his life around. He grew to become a motivational speaker and loving family man, with a ?lm of his life in development.  Join us for an interesting and inspiring start to 2021 with 41 Club Connects https://41clubconnects.co.uk
 14th January 2021 at 7:30pm – Virtual Tour of Hangar 42 Spitfire Museum 
 The Museum has three replica Spitfires and a Hawker Hurricane, all currently being restored with original parts to a high standard. We will be hearing about the exhibits and wartime history of the Fylde Coast and the locally recovered exhibits of WW2 aircraft crash wrecks, including a complete P51 Mustang Merlin Engine. About Hangar 42
Hangar 42 was constructed in 1939 for the RAF.
Polish & RAF Squadrons flew Night Fighter operations from Hangar 42.
Hurricanes, Boulton Paul Defiants & Spitfires were amongst a range of Aircraft operated from Hangar 42. Famous Aviation Pioneer Amy Johnson also flew her last fateful mission from Blackpool in 1941 as an ATA Pilot.
The building has been refurbished and restored to its WW2 operational state. The Lytham St Annes Spitfire Ground Display Team was established in 2009 to help raise funds for the RAF Memorial now located on Fairhaven Lake in Lytham St Annes.  More details here:
https://41clubconnects.co.uk
 26th January 2020 at 7:30pm – Burns Night Supper 
 The 41 Club Connects Team have pulled together an evening of tremendous fellowship at the inaugural National 41 Club Virtual Burns Night Supper. This wonderful evening of fellowship will involve all the usual traditions and ceremony of the evening, supported by some (surely all?) of our Scottish members.  Hear piping, recitals and more as we relive the life and times of Rabbie Burns.

You can cater for yourselves OR like Lesley and me, you can take advantage of a special deal to order a traditional Burns Supper to be delivered to you. The special 41 Club delivery menu will include Cullen Skink, Haggis, Neeps and Tatties, a fine dessert and a single malt whisky for you and a partner to enjoy.  These meals will be prepared and delivered directly to your doors to simply warm up on the evening.  The meal including the whisky will be sold and delivered as meals for two at £48 (£24 per head – although because of the high costs of transportation, we regret that there will have to be a delivery surcharge for anyone ordering a single meal (sorry)). A special portal for ordering will be shared in the coming days.  More details here:
https://41clubconnects.co.uk
 February 2021
I’m pleased to say that we have more news about speakers and other events that will be coming up in February and I will announce these in time for you to join.
I look forward to seeing you all at the events 
Peter Good
National President 

NB Links to all the meeting events have been sent by email to members directly. If you haven’t received the email, please contact Mike, our Club Secretary.

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National President’s New Year Message for 2021

From the National President, 41 Club, Peter Good

Hello All,

Whilst the pandemic had been a terrible time for everyone, I wanted in this short message to reflect on some of the positives that have come out of 2020, as you are all too familiar with the negatives.

My very first message of 2020 was focused on 41 Club getting out into the community more, to raise our profile and to encourage ex-Tablers to join us.

I am pleased to say that during the pandemic the majority of clubs have done this by getting involved in volunteer groups to help the community in different ways.

We have all had to engage and learn to use the digital world, which has given us a great way to keep in touch and also have fun doing it.

The majority of clubs have held their AGMs online, and are meeting more online than they would have face to face, especially during the winter months. This is ideal for the older members.

As President, I haven’t met the National Board face-to-face yet, but I feel we have got to know and support each other in many new ways – far more than would have been the case meeting face-to-face four times a year. We are in touch much more often, and I have a great team working hard to keep the Association going in these difficult unprecedented circumstances, for that I say a sincere thank you to these guys.

We have the 41 Club Connects events with some fantastic speakers, which is something I think we should keep going on a monthly basis when we are back to anything like normal. During January 2021 we have three events lined up for you, because we did have a feeling that this was going to be a strange month: 

  • On Thursday 7th January we have an evening with Richard McCann, renowned international author and speaker, whose late-mother was a victim of The Yorkshire Ripper.
  • On Thursday 14th January we have a virtual tour of the Hanger 42 Spitfire Museum and Display Team, at Blackpool Airport.
  • On Tuesday 26th January (a day late so it doesn’t clash with anyone’s existing plans) we have a Burns Night Celebration.

Full details of these events will come out in the next few days.
I feel that the coming months, no matter what Tier you are going to be in, will be challenging for us all.

We have members living alone, and members that just need a chat with someone to discuss the challenges around them, with that in mind we have launched the 41 Club Buddies – someone at the end of a telephone to chat to from 10am until 10pm 7-days a week. I believe this is a member support that will be needed as we come out of this year into the light of 2021. The number is 03301 07 07 40.

Just yesterday, when out on my walk, my view on how this year has affecting people in different ways was really brought home to me. As I was walking through a village, 2 miles away, a car pulled over; it was a friend just wanting to give me New Year greetings. Unfortunately, he also said “sad news about Will”, a mutual friend, and a very successful property developer, who retired when he was 40 and was now 56, living alone in a big isolated farm house. He had taken his life on Christmas Eve. He had waved to me that morning, as we travelled through town. Little did I know he was waving goodbye.

I do not want any member to feel alone and that is why 41 Club Buddies is there for you.

A positive note that came about in 2020 is that people have got to know their neighbours. One of our members said that he had lived in his house for 20 years and had never met his neighbours until this year. There is a lot more kindness about again.

So, it’s not all bad! We have had good things come out of 2020 and these we should take on board and keep with us.

Myself and Lesley would like to wish you all a very “Safe New Year” with the hope that the vaccines will eventually enable us to meet some of you face to face in a happier healthier world.

Yours in Continued Friendship

Peter

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Wishing you a Happy 2021 – and 10 things to ponder for 2020

1. The daftest thing I ever bought was a 2020 planner.
2. 2019: Stay away from negative people. 2020: Stay away from positive people.
3. The world has turned upside down. Old folks are sneaking out of the house and their kids are yelling at them to stay indoors.
4. This morning I saw a neighbour talking to her cat. It was obvious she thought her cat understood her. I told my dog…. We had a good laugh.
5. Every few days try your jeans on just to make sure they fit. Pyjamas will have you believe all is well in the kingdom.
6. Does anyone know if we can take showers yet or should we just keep washing our hands?
7. I never thought the comment, “I wouldn’t touch him/her with a 6-foot pole” would become a national government policy, but here we are.
8. I need to practise social-distancing …. from the refrigerator.
9. I hope the weather is good tomorrow … for my trip out to the bins.
10. Never in a million years could I have imagined I would go into a bank wearing a mask and ask for money.

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41 Club – Carols with National President Peter this Wednesday AND a Special Zoom on Christmas Day for anyone alone

Dear Member,

I hope you and your families can attend our evening of Christmas songs at 7:30pm on Wednesday. We have a Welsh choir in attendance and a professional choir leader to help you get in tune.
It will be a great evening of fellowship.
More details here:  www.41clubconnects.co.uk

Yours in Continued Friendship
Don Mullane
National Communications and IT Officer
The Association of Ex-Round Tablers’ Clubs (41 Club)

A Special Message from National President Peter Good about an Event at 4pm on Christmas Day

Good Evening Everyone, 

The terrible news this afternoon surrounding the changes to even tighter Covid19 restrictions would have been difficult news for many of our members. 

This updated position could mean some members may be alone for Christmas Day. I am absolutely committed to support our members in any way possible during these times and most important,

I would like to try and add a little Christmas cheer where possible. On that note at 4pm Christmas Day I intend to have a Christmas Zoom call for anyone who wants to have a little bit of festive fellowship.

Links to the event will be published on www.41ClubConnects.co.uk and on the 41 Club Members Forum on Facebook. No one should be alone this Christmas due to the increase on Covid-19, so I have arranged a little open zoom call to brighten our day, it might not be face to face, I will tell terrible jokes and might be a little tipsy but I am sure we can still support each other.

Yours in Christmas Fellowship!
Peter

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41 Club Region 6 Newsletter December 2020

Dear Member

Please find attached the latest Region 6 Newsletter for your enjoyment. A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all. 

Yours in Continued Friendship,
Wynn Parry
National Councillor – Region 6 – Yorkshire
The Association of Ex-Round Tablers’ Clubs (41 Club)

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41 Club National Newsletter, December 2020

Dear Member

Please find attached the December Newsletter and supplement. This was sent to all members for whom we have emails for and who have said they wish to receive emails. If you are a Club Contact and you have members who are not on email, please forward a hard copy to them.

Keep safe

Yours in Continued Friendship,
Don Mullane
National Communications and IT OfficerThe Association of Ex-Round Tablers’ Clubs (41 Club)

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