At last, we have managed a proper get together since the lockdown. 17 of us met for a BBQ at Canalside Farm thanks to the generosity of our new Chairman, Chris. This was also an opportunity for a handover from Past Chairman Tony. We were joined by our new Regional 11 Councillor Steve Tasker on his first proper meeting since he took over the role.
Thanks go to Chris for his hospitality and organisation of the evening, unfortunate about the wet weather.
During the October meeting our Chairman, Chris Reynolds, inducted two new members into Stafford 41 Club. They have tried to cling on to Stafford Round Table as long as possible and resisted joining us but they have finally succumbed. Chris broke with tradition and actually used the correct wording from National for such an occasion.
Anthony (Too Tall) Stewart being presented with his 41 Club badge followed by Dave (Cinders) Gerrard.
Following the sad loss of Mike Thomas and the induction of two new members, the Stafford 41 Club Directory has been updated. Please view the Directory in the “Members only” section and if there any other changes please advise to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have forgotten the password please also email to the same address.
Thank you to Nick for the introduction and a big thank to Nick work over the past 3 years in this role. I’m know that we wish Nick all the very best in his new role as 41 club National membership officer.
Having only just left Round Table to join 41 Club I’m adjusting to the different pace of life in 41 Club so over the next two years I will be visiting a different club each month and I will be working very closely with my Round Table counterpart National Councilors Josh Hicks of Middlewich Round Table 660 & Paul Bryant of Tamworth & District 371 whom I have CC into this email.
Just like Nick I will be attending as many National Council meeting as possible and I will forward to your Club Contacts/ Chairman/ Secretary the minutes of these meets as soon as they become available and I will ensure that any questions that you put forward will be asked for both the national council & national board to answer, Due to the new GDPR rules that have come in effect I will email each club and there contacts individually.
Yours in Past Table
Richie Minshull – 41 Club National Councillor Region 11
It has been a pleasure to have been your national councillor for the past 3 years and as all of you know I have now moved on to become the National Membership Officer and I am still active in the area so my door is always open to anyone who needs help.
My replacement is Richie Minshall from Ellesmere Port 41 Club.
PS As many of you know 41 Club now have our own National Social and Sporting Weekend. It is a brilliant weekend. It is now time to book in so please
This is a quick summary of Main points from the AGM for those who missed it.
The meeting was attended by 19 members, four active and one honourary member of Stafford Round Table and also the incoming Chairman of RT Area 5, Shiv Passap, of which Stafford RT is a member, having transferred from Area 22 a few years back. Stafford RT is struggling for members and is looking to 41 Club for help in introducing new members.
Our Club currently has 35 full members and 20 Country members plus 2 honourary members.
The accounts were approved, a working surplus of £70 was made last year thanks to a profit on Ladies Night and raffle contributions. Subs remain at £15 and are now due for the coming year.
Chris Reynolds is now Chairman and Tony Green is the new Vice Chairman.
Brett Phillips has taken on the Secretary/Treasurer role.
Nick Sandy is leaving Stafford later in the summer to live in Wales. Jim Goodwin has taken on the Social Officer role.
Chris Barton has finally managed to stand down as IRO after about 20 years. His job is to be managed by a small committee of Chris Reynolds, Ian Henderson and Rodney Thomas. (See Chris, it takes three of them to do your job). Stewart Learoyd has also offered to investigate and organise an overseas IRO trip.
Meetings will be arranged by Chris Reynolds with help from Peter Quine, Mike Heenan and others.
The next meeting will be a pub games night at the Constitutional Club with a two course meal for £9.50, details to follow by the usual channel. The TT Trophy will be a bowls evening on 18th July, RT are getting practice in, they’ll need to.