Thursday, 19 May 2011

RT Area 23 Severnvale 60th Charter Dinner – 12th May

A really enjoyable evening was had at the Round Table Area 23 60th Charter Dinner. Many tables from the Area were there to support the new Area Executive, who were introduced to the meeting, and to witness the handing over of the Chairman’s Jewel. Also at the meeting was the new National President of Round Table – John Payne – and we both brought greetings from our respective Associations – under “friendly fire” from sugar cubes. The evening was completed by the comedian and more beer.

It was very good to see the evening well supported by the local 41 Club’s and they have promised to continue that support over the coming year.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Rothwell & Distict 41 Club’s Annual General Meeting 10th May

Accompanied by Immediate Past International Officer, Andy Waite, we both enjoyed the evening with Rothwell & District 41 Club at their AGM. It was a good fun evening with lots of laughter too. Another club which have a full list of officers and it was a pleasure to induct a new member  John Paley as well.

Round Table Conference – 5th-7th May


An excellent Conference was held at the Imperial Hotel in Blackpool, thoroughly enjoyed by approximately 600 delegates.

The weekend was started with a visit to an excellent show on the Thursday evening – Funny Girls.

The International Lunch and Banner Exchange were held in a local Chinese Restaurant on the Friday lunchtime and were really enjoyable .

The day was completed with the Fancy Dress Party. The theme being “Skool Disco” which went on to the early morning.

The Annual General Meeting was held on the Saturday. Over 200 delegates were present and enjoyed a day of the usual serious debates and good humour and after a full day John Payne was installed as the new National President, with good wishes from 41 Club. The Presidents Banquet is now held on the Saturday Evening and the final exchange of Jewels took place then.

A busy and very enjoyable weekend and congratulations to all those who took part in the organisation.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Godalming 41 Club’s Annual General Meeting – 28th April

Invited by the Secretary, Jim Laity, who I have known for several years, I joined Godalming 41 Club for their Annual General Meeting which had been delayed due to holidays.

It was a really enjoyable evening with lively debate on the accounts and membership, with a new member inducted as well. Another well organised club which ranks amongst their officers (as well as the traditional ones) a Speaker Secretary, Ladies Night Organiser, Sports Officer and an Editor.

A good club to visit and I am looking forward to joining them at their golf day, diary permitting.