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Past Events and Archive Records

It is hoped that members will try to arrange a varied program and avoid copying what others have arranged before as below or are planning already.

Please note that initials are used to protect personal data, apart from the committee members where full names are used. Editor assumes that members of the executive do not mind their name being displayed in the public domain on the internet, unless you inform our clubs webmaster here.

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January 2020 TBA
organised by Geoff Gray
December 2019 TBA
organised by Barry Povey
November 2019 TBA
organised by Bob Whiston

October 2019 TBA
organised by Jonathan Lees
AGM September 2019 TBA
organised by Mike Upcott
June 2019 TBA
organised by Tony Smith
May 2019 TBA
organised by David Wilcox
April 2019 Acorn Trust Quiz
organised by Neil Rabone
March 2019 Axe Throwing
organised by Mike Lang

November17th 2008 organised by
Bob Whiston - Factory Visit

November17th 2008 Bob Whiston(Membership) (Factory Visit to Whiston Industries Ltd )

Next Meeting:  See Home for proposed Detail

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Below, are our clubs initial ideas, taken from the first concept meeting, held in Sept 2008.
We all believe, you will really enjoy supporting your new active club.
Looking forward to your own ABC rota meeting, date to follow.

Yours in ABC,

Bob Whiston

Procedure
· To form a new regional 41 club to be called 'Active Black Country' or the acronym 'ABC' club
· To elect a full complement of club officers, with Andy Hood as Chairman, all positions were filled with succession secured.
· To complete the 41 club application form and Charter the club.
· To pay first year subs, which all have paid, £8.50 each
· To agree a meeting date of the 3rd Monday in each month
· To agree a meeting organiser rota; this is now covered up to 2011
· New members joining will be put on the meeting rota.
· The AGM to be a short part of a regular meeting only.
· No formal club regalia

Objectives
· To enjoy an 'active club', with food if required being a minor part of the evening
· To encourage fellowship between younger ex-tablers or young at hart ex-tablers within a wide region.
· The ABC club should be additional or supplementary to any currently attended 41 clubs and not to be considered a rival.

Membership
· To be extended to like minded ex-tablers
· To date the average age is 50 ish
· Ex-tablers joining prior to affiliation, will be known as founder members, (There are 30 founder members).
· The active membership is now 35 (correct as at Sept 2010)
· So far ex-table members are all from Area 5, Hagley, Walsall, Bridgenorth, West Brom, Halesowen, Bewdley, Tenbury Wells, Dudley, Bilston, Shrewsbury, Smethwick and Oldbury.

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Executive 2008/9

Founder Honorary Chairman - Mr. Andy Hood

Founder Honorary Vice-Chairman/Chairman Elect. - Mr. Andrew Evans

Founder Honorary Secretary - Mr. Andy Worrall

Founder Honorary Treasurer - Mr. Neil Bates

Founder Honorary Membership Officer - Mr. Bob Whiston

Non-Executive 2008/9

Founder Honorary Official Photographer - Mr. Mike Lang

Founder Honorary Webmaster - Mr. Jon Lees

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We have had our first years changeover of staff.

At the AGM Andy Hood took the floor for 7 minutes 20 seconds, followed by Andrew Evans for 13 minutes 5 seconds.

From Monday 21st September 2009

ABC 41 Club Executive Council 2009/10

Chairman.............Andrew Evans

Secretary...............Andy Worrall

Membership.............Andy Hood

Treasurer...................Sean Smith

International Officer....Neil Bates

Vice Chairman.......Bob Whiston

Non-Executive Officers 2009/2010

Official Photographer...Mike Lang

Webmaster....................Jon Lees

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Officers for 2010/2011

Chairman - Bob Whiston
Vice Chairman - Tim Prior
Secretary - Andy Worral
Membership - Andrew Evans
Webmaster - Jon Lees
Treasurer - Paul Jay
International Officer - Neil Bates
Official Photographer - Mike Lang

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Officers for 2011/2012

Chairman - Tim Prior
Vice Chairman - Jon Lees
Secretary - Andy Worral
Membership - Harrison Riley
Webmaster - Jon Lees
Treasurer - Paul Jay
International/Fellowship Officer - Bob Whiston
Official Photographer - Mike Lang

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Officers for 2012/2013

Chairman - Jonathan Lees
Vice Chairman - Harrison Riley
Secretary - Tim Prior
Membership/Fellowship Officer - Bob Whiston
Webmaster - Jon Lees
Treasurer - Paul Jay
Official Photographer - Mike Lang

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Officers for 2013/14

Hon. Chairman - Harrison Riley
Vice-Chairman - Andy Worrall
Hon. Secretary - Tim Prior
Membership/Fellowship Officer -Bob Whiston
Hon. Webmaster - Jon Lees
Hon. Treasurer - Paul Jay
Official Photographer - Mike Lang
 

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Officers for 2014/2015

Chairman = Andy Worrall    

Secretary = Tim Prior          

Vice Chair = Richard Cooper

Treasurer = Paul Jay            

Membership = Bob Whiston

Photographer = Mike Lang

Webmaster = Jonathan Lees

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Officers for 2015/2016

Chairman = Richard Cooper 

Secretary = Tim Prior          

Vice Chair = Mike Lang

Treasurer = Paul Jay            

Membership = Bob Whiston

Photographer = Mike Lang

Webmaster = Jonathan Lees

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Officers for 2016/2017

Chairman =  Mike Lang 

Secretary = Tim Prior          

Vice Chair = Matt Upcott

Treasurer = Paul Jay            

Membership = Bob Whiston

Webmaster = Jonathan Lees

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Officers for 2017/2018

Charman = Matt Upcott

Vice Chair = Tony Smith

Secretary = Tim Prior

Treasurer = Paul Jay

Membership = Bob Whiston

Webmaster = Jonathan Lees

Photographer = Mike Lang

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Officers for year 2017 - 2018:

Chairman - Matt Upcott

Vice Chairman – Tony Smith

Secretary – Tim Prior

Membership – Bob Whiston

Web Master – Jon Lees

Treasurer – Paul Jay

Official Photographer - Mike Lang

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NEW AGM OFFICERS FOR 2018 - 2019

Honorary Chairman - Tony Smith

Vice-Chairman - Martin Osbourne

Honorary Secretary - Tim Prior

Honorary Treasurer - Paul Jay

Official Photographer - Mike Lang

Membership Officer - Bob Whiston

Webmaster - Jonathan Lees

Click here to visit 41 club national websiteTHE ACTIVE BLACK COUNTRY 41 (EX-ROUND TABLE) CLUB

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What is 41 Club?

41 Club is the pet name for The Association of Ex-Round Tablers' Clubs. Prior to April 2008 it had been called The Association of Ex-Tablers' Clubs for many a year, the "Round" being deliberately left out to dispel any misconceptions that it was a sort of senior Round Table.  Now, with the passage of time and this name change, its place in the "Round Table Family" is perhaps more recognisable to those outside.

In March 1927 a young Rotarian by the name of Louis Marchesi became aware of the lack of opportunities for the young businessmen of the day to meet and prepare themselves for their responsibilities as senior businessmen of later years. Being a member of Norwich Rotary Club he found himself surrounded by older men, so he started a club for young men in the age range of 28 to 40 to give them the right environment to develop their professional and civic skills whilst assisting the local community, the nation and later the world as whole.

Round Table was formed after being inspired by a speech by the then Prince of Wales who said - "The young business and professional men of this country must get together round the table, adopt methods that have proved so sound in the past, adapt them to the changing needs of the times and wherever possible, improve them". Round Table not only immediately took its name from this speech but also the other key words "Adopt, Adapt, Improve" as its motto. www.roundtable.org.uk

Originally, membership of Round Table was limited to men in the age range of 18 - 40 years, so that following his 40th birthday, a member of Round Table would have to retire. He was then eligible to join The Association. In 1998 Round Table raised the age limit to 45 and so it is now possible for a member of Round Table to also be a member of 41 Club.

Three years after the formation of Round Table, an equivalent women's club was formed called Ladies Circle (known colloquially as Circle) Since 1993, Circle has an open membership and accepts not only partners of Round Tablers and Ex-Round Tablers but any women in the age range of 18 to 45. www.ladies-circle.org.uk

Tangent is the equivalent to 41 Club for a past member of Ladies Circle, or the wife or female partner of a current or past member of Round Table. Their first club met in 1953. www.tangent-clubs.org

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By 2008, there was almost 20,000 declared members of 41 Club and it continues to assist Round Table in many of its activities and also Circle and Tangent, the other two members of the Round Table Family.
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