Our 2021 AGM took place virtually on 21st April 2021. Our current Chairman, Chris Barton, agreed to continue as Chairman for a second year but stressed the importance of having a Vice Chairman! We were pleased that Anthony Stewart agreed to become the Vice Chairman and we wish him well in the role and look forward to welcoming him as our new Chaiman in 2022.
Yesterday (17th February) was 60 years to the day since Stafford 41 Club held its inaugural meeting at The Swan in Stafford. We would have liked to celebrate this with a meal and meeting at The Swan hotel but instead we celebrated with a Zoom meeting.
We were pleased to be joined by National President Peter, National Councillor Liaison officer Tom and Region 11 National Councillor Steve. It was good to also have our most distant member, Bob, join us from Florida.
We spent the evening discussing what we remembered from 1961. Our oldest active member member, Rodney, had the best memories as it was the year he got married! Of course, some of our younger members were not born till later but they still had good stories to tell. The general theme of all the talks was how much we owe the Round Table family for the friends and fellowship it has brought to our lives.
National Exec member Tom pointed out that our official affiliation date (charter) was not till March 1961 so we will have to celebrate it all again next month!
Thanks to Chris for chairing the meeting and providing the food. Thanks also to Bob for organising the event and Graham for the tech support.
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 email@example.com. 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