THE EARLY DAYS
Calpe and District 41 Club was brought about by a group of Ex-Tablers who met at the initiative of our membership officer and club contact, Ian Ritchie. It was his energy and enthusiasm and the energy of our original officers that brought the idea to reality.
The club was formed in 2005 when a number of Ex-Round Tablers, who either lived permanently on the Costa Blanca or owned a holiday home in the area, decide to form the club so that they could continue to enjoy that special fellowship they had experienced with like-minded men while in Round Table. We were chartered in 2006.
AND TODAY –
We have around 30 members, although not all are full time residents. At our meetings we welcome like minded guests to share our table. Their wives and partners are also welcome to lunch with our ladies.While many of our members are Ex-Tablers from Great Britain and Ireland, International Past Tablers are always welcome and over the years we have enjoyed the fellowship of Ex-Round Table friends from other parts of Europe.
We have members whose homes are in Benissa, Moraira, the Jalon Valley, Altea and further afield. If you are based anywhere in the surrounding area, including Albir, Alfaz del Pi, Villajoiosa and Benidorm you will find a welcome.
Calpe & District 41 Club is one of eight 41 Clubs on the Iberian Peninsula that are affiliated to The Association of Ex-Round Tablers’ Clubs GB&I, which has a total membership of around 17,000 men over the age of 45.
The clubs on the Iberian Peninsular meet for “Cluster” each autumn, hosted in turn by the different clubs.