Sunday, 26 September 2010

1741 Donkey Derby 12st September 2010

A warm and sunny Sunday aftenoon took me to the Muswell Hill
Festival and Donkey Derby.

There I helped 1741 Club, together with Hornsey RT and other
Tablers (together with various family members) to run the Donkey
Derby and Donkey rides . It was good fun and very funny to watch. The afternoon was spent with some very stuborn donkeys which were more interested in eating grass.

All this was part of raising monies for the London Centre for Children with Cerebal Palsy. The day was attended by several thousand people who all enjoyed the attractions which included circus skills, food courts, bouncy castles, inflatables and many other stalls.

Hopefully a lot of money was raised and it certianly raised the profile of RT and 41 Club in the local community.

Friday, 17 September 2010

Bexley 191 RT Re-Charter 11th September 2010

It is a long time since I have been invited to the re-chartering of a Round Table, but I joined with several members of the local 41 Clubs who had sponsored and supported the re-chartering of Bexley Round Table No 191 in South East London.

Over 100 enjpyed a memorable evening when 11 new members were inducted into Round Table by RTBI National President John Kilshaw. It was particularly good when you consider that the age range of the new Tablers was 18 - 22 and you could only wish them well for the future. It was good to see that the old regalia had not been lost and it was presented to the new Chairman.

Another highlight of the eveningwas listening to Milwall legend Tony Cascarino who was the guest speaker, who entertained everyone with his football stories.

As this was a "new" table (and particulary young) the evening was "themed" along those lines with "pass the parcel" (with a small bottle of whiskey as the prize); and a meal with a main course of fish fingers/chicken nuggetts, chips and alphabetti spaghetti.

Hopefully, this is the start of a bright new future for the organisation, but not withstanding this, it was good to weelcome the new members in, in true table style.

Monday, 13 September 2010

Bristol 41 Club 7th September 2010

After driving to Bristol, I had the pleasure of enjoying the evening with Bristol 41 Club. As well as meeeting the members and enjoying the hospitality of the Bristol Lawn Tennis and Squash Club, the highlight of the evening was listenig to the speaker, The Lord Lieutenant of Bristol, Mrs Mary Prior. She talked about the history and her life as Lord Lieutenant, as well as sharing many amusing anecdotes from various Lord Lieutenants over the years.

My thanks to Chairman Steve Davies for a very pleasant and enjoyable evening.

Monday, 6 September 2010

Wimbledon 41 Club Presidents Summer Party 8th August 2010

Jill and I were invited to join in at Wimbledon 41 Club President’s Summer Party. The afternoon was hosted by President Graham Hunter (who prepared most of the food) assisted by his wife Sharon ( and many others). Considering it had rained the day before, Graham was very lucky with the weather and we all thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon.

The Club has recently twined with Paris 41 Club and it was good to see two Club members had come over and joined Wimbledon for the afternoon.

A great afternoon in which to relax in the company of old friends.

Region 15th Golf Day 3rd August 2010

A really enjoyable days golf was had by all at Olton Golf Club. The weather was glorious, the facilities and the food in the clubhouse excellent and the club could only be congratulated on the condition of the course, especially the greens.

There was a 41 Club National Executive team comprising of myself, Richard Matthews, Barry Durman with Peter Willkie from Tamworth 41 Club joining us. Peter had the honour of winning nearest the pin.

Even though we thought we had played well, winners on the day were Tamworth 41 Club, who will go on to represent the Region in the National Golf Finals.

Congratulations to Barry for organising the day,