Our founder member Max Trundle passed away recently. Max and his wife Valerie were energetic supporters of this club from the very beginnings. He attended the first tentative meeting, called by Ian Ritchie, who was encouraged to form the club by the founders of the Costa Blanca 41 Club.
Max and Val’s Table life was a full one. He was Area Chairman of Round Table in the West Midlands in 1970 – 71, having served as Extension & Membership Officer in 1969 – 70.
Max was always in Smethwick R T No 68 and their 41 club even when he moved to Hartlebury and Ombersley.
Max presented Stourport on Severn Round Table with their Charter on the 2nd April 1971.
He and Valerie were keen caravaners and organised a couple of Area Caravan Rally’s
They bought their house in Spain back in 1973. They were real pioneers!
He served as Chairman of Calpe and District 41 Club in the 2009-2010 year. Hospitality is one of the marks of the Round Table family, and Max and Valerie exemplified the tradition. On the day after the Charter anniversary celebration that year they entertained members and wives, plus visitors from their UK club and the visiting dignitaries who travel from the UK for this event. The National President’s attendance became a tradition, and that year we all enjoyed Val’s famous Jambalaya on the terrace of their villa, at La Fustera.
The funeral service will be at Worcester Crematorium on Friday 7th September at 11.30am followed by wake at The Crown and Sandys, Ombersley.
Would everyone wishing to attend please inform Keith so that numbers can be passed on to the family.
CHARTER – 12th ANNIVERSARY
The club celebrated the 12 anniversary charter night in our regular setting of the wonderful Restaurante Puerto Blanco.
Chairman Malcolm welcomed National President, Phill Ellis, our own Jill Harris, who is Tangent National President, Past President, and now Chairman on Costa Blance 41 Club, and National Fellowship Officer, Steve James.
In total 72 members, wives/partners and guests enjoyed a great meal, in a glosious setting, brief speaches, and all followed by excellent music for dancing from Matt Curtis.
Banners were exchanged, gifts were given, and greetings were brought from many officers and friends.
Oh what a night!
RAIN STOPS PLAY
Heavy storms forced the cancellation of our annual “Billy Boules”, petanque match against Costa Blanca 41 Club in Javea this June.
Instead, we all met up for the tapas evening, planned as the victory dinner.
Steve Moores was our coordination link, with Gordon Macnab, chairman of the Costa Blanca club the organiser.
30 plus of us enjoyed a great evening of fellowship.
And no one had to struggle to remember who won.
Gordon ended the evening by thanking everyone for turning out, despite the storms, and our own chairman, Malcolm Lee thanked Gordon and our Javea hosts for a fun time.
LUNCH IN THE CLUB NAUTICO
Our May social was a very successful lunch in the yacht club.
A great turnout ensured a fun time was had by all, while we were served the usual excellent cuisine.
Thanks to chairman Malcolm for this thoroughly enjoyable lunch to mark spring.
WEBSITE AWARD …. AGAIN
At the National AGM today, in Belfast, our website has been named as the website of the year, for the second year. We last won in 2016, when the David Hewitt award was received on our behalf by Past President, Gordon Macnab.
Last year Gordon received the award again, this time for Costa Blanca 41 Club’s website.
And on 14th April our member, and also Past President, Ian Mackenzie received the award on our behalf, from National Communications Officer, Godwin Stewart. This is particularly significant, as Gordon gave us great encouragement when we formed Calpe and District 41 Club in 2005, and Ian was the President who presented the club’s charter in 2006.
We celebrated the 12th anniversary of being chartered on June 14th, at the amazing Restaurante Puerto Blanco, in the company of new President, Phill Ellis, and our own Jill Harris, the new National President of Tangent. We move in exalted company.
Our March meeting is our AGM, and this year outgoing Chairman Keith praised the health of the club. He reviewed his year, and thanked the many people in the club who have supported him. Malcolm Lee was elected as Chairman, Steve Moores as Vice Chairman. Steve continues as Menus & Venues coordinator for this year. Andrew Johnson continues as Treasurer.
Andrew reviewed progress so far on Cluster 2019. Keith installed Malcolm as Chairman, and Malcolm outlined his social programme for the year. Another good year in prospect.
BOWLING IN FELLOWSHIP
We had a chilly but fun morning, bowling with our neighbouring club, Costa Blanca 41 Club, based in Javea. 20 players from the two clubs played in pairs at the Javea Green Bowls Club (at The Inn on the Green).
Chairman Keith organised and hosted the bowls, while CB41 chairman, Keith Hyde, organised
We think that we played pretty well as a club, but we chose not to embarrass anyone by declaring the winner.
Great fun. Great fellowship Thank you Keith and Keith!!