41 Club Connects – Update

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A reminder about this week’s 41 Club Connects Zoom Meeting, and the weeks ahead… AND News about the 41 Club Big Weekend in October AND An Invitation from Ladies Circle for this Friday….

This week’s 41 Club Connects Zoom event is with Amanda Owen, the Yorkshire Shepherdess! Bestselling author, passionate photographer, newspaper columnist, public speaker, social media personality, tea-maker and mother of 9 – Amanda is a (very busy) woman of many talents, but first and foremost, Amanda is a shepherdess! We anticipate a huge turnout for this meeting so a reminder that if you can’t get on Zoom to watch it, you should be able to watch it live on the private 41 Club Members Forum on Facebook. It will be recorded for future viewing too. As for all 41 Club Connects Zoom events it is open to all members of the Round Table Family and their guests, so if you have friends who you think would like to view this you are welcome to forward the details to them. The Zoom Log-In Details are:https://zoom.us/j/93771198786

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Next Week….we are in conversation with Christo Brand, Nelson Mandela’s former prison warder This will be coming to you all the way from South Africa.  “No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin or his background or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than the opposite” – Nelson Mandela Christo is a personification of this. We believe it is a talk you will never forget! The Zoom Log-In Details are:https://zoom.us/j/95916181163

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Then on the 8th April we are back to sport….The Rugby League World Cup 2021, England Chris Brindley MBE, is one of the UK’s foremost business leaders and has been a member of the Rugby League World Cup 2021 Board since 2018. His diverse career has seen him occupy senior roles with the likes of NatWest, British Gas and Metro Bank, as well as a number of non-executive roles across the sports industry, including the Rugby Football League, Senior NED of the Manchester Football Association, Switch the Play, Business Mentor at the Premier League Elite Academy Manager Programme and Chair of the Sporting House Group. He was Chair of the County Sports Partnership, GreaterSport from 2007-2018
 His accolades include Britain’s Best Boss, Most Outstanding Workplace at the National Business Awards (judged by Investors in People), Sales & Marketing Director of the Year for three consecutive years, Sales Leader of the Year at the National Sales Awards, and in 2017 was awarded United Kingdom Non-Executive Director of the Year by the Institute of Directors. In June 2018, Chris was awarded an MBE for his services to sport.
 In June 2019 he was appointed Chairman of the Board at Rugby League World Cup 2021 with the key objective of delivering the biggest and best Rugby League World Cup ever.
 Given what has happened since, whether you are a fan of Rugby League or not, it should be a fantastic evening.  The Zoom Log-In Details are:https://zoom.us/j/94272144446

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Then on the 15th April it’s going to be time for all the Snooker Fans out there…. To coincide with the Snooker World Championship we have an evening in conversation with two goliaths from the world of Snooker – John Parrott and Dennis Taylor. This promises to be an evening of pure enjoyment.  The Zoom Log-In Details are:https://zoom.us/j/97717336126

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This brings us to Thursday 22nd April, the Thursday before the National AGM by Zoom With this in mind we thought an evening of mirth and merriment was called for so we proudly invite you to join with Kevin Connelly an outstanding comedian to entertain you in your homes.  The Zoom Log-In Details are:https://zoom.us/j/99770673988

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Now you are hopefully aware that the National AGM is going to be virtual this year, but we want to look ahead to a shindig when we can hopefully all come together again, face-to-face – and that will be The 41 Club Big Weekend (Friday 1st October to Sunday 3rd October in Nottingham) President Peter is really excited about The 41 Club Big Weekend in October being put together by his PLC in compliance with all the Covid guidelines! Fingers crossed that this fabulous event can indeed take place!  Here’s Peter’s PLC Chairman, Marcus Jones, to tell you about it:- 

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There is a light at the end of tunnel and with the support of our membership we can now start the process to reopen our plans for the year head which includes the belated celebration of the original 75th Year previously planned events along with a weekend that can only be described as “THE BIG 41 CLUB WEEKEND”.
We aim to bring together all aspects of the membership over this amazing weekend, fun, fellowship, entertainment, and the business side of things with an SGM, whilst ensuring it is an inclusive event for all.
We want to create an event that celebrates the amazing efforts by so many over the past
75 YEARS and in special recognition of the past year in dealing with Covid19 and the supportive work our members have shown in their communities.
The dates are set aside are and the booking site will open once we have the government updates.
It is intended to hold a Special General Meeting of 41 Club
on the morning of Saturday 2nd October.
Everyone who had booked in to the original 75th celebrations scheduled for last July will receive information on the new event from the event team as soon as practicable.
Visit www.41Club75.org for the updated information and “The Big 41 Club Weekend Store” that supports Dementia UK, the Presidents Charity. Further updates to follow. Marcus

The 41 Club Whisky Appreciation Group Members were worried last week that the Whisky Tasting scheduled for this Friday had been cancelled because I hadn’t mentioned it as a forthcoming event! Fret not it is still on for Friday – I didn’t mention it last week because the booking deadline had passed AND it was already at capacity with 82 people booked in.

The 41 Club – Wine Club The latest 41 Club Facebook Special Interest Group is the 41 Club Wine Club which was launched this week under Kevin Chard’s leadership. If you want to join it, and why wouldn’t you? – you can find details in the Facebook 41 Club Members Forum, or just drop me a quick email at Comms@41Club.org

Finally, last but not least – an invitation to support Ladies Circle this Friday Michelle Chapman, National President of Ladies Circle, writes: We have a Magic Night scheduled for Friday night to raise funds for my charity partners
for the year, Rape Crisis England & Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Below is a poster – it should be a fabulous night.
To book your tickets and pay by card
just click on https://py.pl/geedk – it’s £10 per household
(plus a small booking fee of 71p, sorry – to cover the fees Ladies Circle has to pay). Please note – bookings close at 5pm on Friday.

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 Michelle says: Here’s a link to a short video by the Magician,
he is really funny and super super talented. https://youtu.be/S-zy8wv7nSU

If you can support Michelle and Ladies Circle in this, please do so. Keep safe.

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