41 Club National: March 2020 Newsletter

You will find the March Newsletter at https://www.41club.org/files/2020-03-13/2020-03-Newsletter1584921697.pdf
Keep safe.

 Yours in Continued Friendship
Don Mullane – National Communications & IT Officer

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Staying connected in the Virus Crisis

When we are in isolation, and with the threat of a greater lock-down imminent, it is important not to lose contact with family and friends.

One of the excellent tools to do this is Zoom, an app built from the ground up as a video-conferencing tool. It is cross-platform, and will run on all machines, including PCs, laptops tablets and smartphones. It is free to use for private purposes.

We use this to converse with our family all at once across the world, bringing everyone together in line of sight.

If you would like help to set up this tool, or with any other IT connectivity matter, please get in touch. Happy to help. Remotely!

Best wishes, stay connected, stay safe, stay apart.

David H

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Help available during the Virus Crisis

There is a growing requirement for self-isolation during the current crisis.

Support is available from other members for any 41 Club member if, through the requirement for social distancing, you need help for shopping, other supplies, or for any other matter.

Please don’t feel you need to bear this problem without friendly support. Please contact the Web Editor and we’ll get onto it.

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CANCELLED: Scarborough 41 Club AGM

Dear Member,

The Club’s AGM, originally scheduled for 16 April 2020 at the Crescent Hotel, is now cancelled.

The Chairman and Secretary, with our committee, will be making suitable arrangements for revised arrangements as and when matters become clearer. We are all moving in uncharted waters.

Keep safe and we will meet again when the virus crisis has passed.

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Cancellation of 2020 National Conference and AGM

It is with sadness that we have today announced the cancellation of the Cardiff Conference and AGMs, which was necessitated by Covid-19 in the interests of everyone’s safety.

The reason for our delay in announcing this was purely been down to the contractual position with all venues and the close proximity of the event. This could have resulted in a potential loss in excess of £80k on the functions and some guests having to pay cancellation fees/not receiving refunds on rooms booked at either conference hotel.

The Cardiff Conference Team, specifically our National Fellowship Officer Steve James, and Conference Chair Duncan Kennedy, have successfully negotiated a resolution which avoids major losses to either the Associations or the Attendees.

We acknowledge how disappointed the Cardiff Conference Team must be that all their hard work has been thwarted and take this opportunity to thank them for all that work.

We are resolving the situation regarding our AGM, the transfer of roles, and the election of officers before the end of May. We are in un-chartered territory here so bear with us – we are working on it and will notify you further in due course.

At an individual club level you will be facing similar issues. Do not worry about deferring meetings including AGMs – just comply with the government instructions regarding social isolation and keep safe above all. 

Yours in Continued Friendship
Andrew Mackereth – National President 2019-2020

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Important message from the Chairman re the Coronovirus

Dear Members,

I have discussed matters regarding the Coronovirus with our committee and I have spoken with Tom concerning the virus issues. It has also been confirmed that other organisations in town such as Rotary Cavaliers have cancelled all meetings until at least Easter.

I have now made the very sad decision that the Anton’s meeting this Thursday should be cancelled. Tom C, our Catering Officer, has contacted them to advise them of this yesterday (Monday) but he will keep us informed if there is any further feedback from them. We will arrange to visit them at a convenient date in the future.

The general feeling was that we should also postpone the AGM in April, but Tom is to report back concerning this matter.

Worrying times, Gentlemen.

Keep yourselves safe and see you soon.

Stephen Slade
Chairman, Scarborough 41 Club

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41 Club Regional Announcement: Coronavirus

Good Day, All,

During these very difficult and uncertain times where worry and doubt seems all around us, National Council cannot provide you any advice other than that issued by the government and NHS. 

However I feel that I should reach out to you at this time to offer moral support and guidance on meetings, events and AGMs, which are fast approaching. Hopefully this message will address some of the concerns you may have and some of you have been expressing to me over the last few days.

You know your club’s age demographic and vulnerability to this virus better than anyone and will be in a better position to act accordingly. You can postpone your meetings, events and AGM until a later date, you can submit reports by email and exchange jewels at a later date, or even continue as you are for another year. There are no National level rules around this (you may have local rules, no-one could envisage a situation like this and have pre-prepared for it).

At this point the National Conference in Cardiff is still going ahead and 41 Club is monitoring all government guidelines daily.

Your health and wellbeing is paramount. I want you all to take care and keep well.  Stay safe.

Yours in Continued Friendship
Wynn Parry – National Councillor Region 6 Yorkshire

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CANCELLED Raising awareness of Brain Tumour Research and Support

A message from Richard Grunwell:

Please convey to Club Members the proposal, as sanctioned by our Chairman and our Catering Officer, for as many members as possible to congregate on Marine Drive on Thursday, 19 March, by the statue of Freddie at 6.20pm on our way to Anton’s Restaurant.

This is to have a photograph taken, with Freddie at the centre, to raise awareness of Brain Tumour Research and Support (BTRS), of which Ellie’s Fund is now a part.

Each March, BTRS, runs Flat Cap Friday, and Freddie wear a very large one!

The photo will then be submitted to BTRS. BTRS is a Yorkshire-based Charity.

Please try to be there wearing a Flat Cap (Dominic has several spare).

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Photo credits

Head detail of ‘Freddie Gilroy and The Belsen Stragglers’
cc-by-sa/2.0 – © John S Turner – geograph.org.uk/p/5000769

Full profile of ‘Freddie Gilroy and the Belsen Stragglers’
cc-by-sa/2.0 – © Mat Fascione – geograph.org.uk/p/5786269


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Notice in a French Church (translated)

To lighten the mood a little in these dark times.

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41 Club National Announcement: CoVid-19 Guidance

Gentlemen,

Please click on the following link to find guidance on CoVid-19 in an endeavour to keep members safe: 

https://www.41club.org/files/2020-03-11/41Club-CoVid-19_0011583955654.pdf

Yours in Continued Friendship
Don Mullane – National Communications & IT Officer

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