Welcome to Cheadle & Gatley 41 Club, a member of the National Association of Ex-Round Tablers Clubs.
Round Table was founded in March 1927 by Louis Marchesi who was a young Rotarian in Norwich who 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 in later years. He found himself surrounded by older men, so he started a club for younger men with a maximum age of 40 to give them the right environment to develop their professional and civic skills while assisting the local community, the nation and later the world as a 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." Since that time Round Table has used the motto
"Adopt - Adapt - Improve".
Originally once a Round Tabler reached 40 years of age he would retire from Round Table and would then become eligible to join 41Club. In 1998 Round Table changed their retirement age to 45.
41 Club specialises in continuing the friendships made in Round Table.
The philosophy of the club is very similar to that of Round Table, but it is often less ‘active’ and in many cases clubs meet less often. The Club's main purpose is to support Round Table and, if possible, participate in local community service initiatives or charity work. However the ‘continued friendship’ and ‘fellowship’ aspect is of great importance. Most clubs meet monthly, usually for a meal and a couple of beers. Meetings are usually informal with either an activity or a speaker to entertain. Lifelong friendships are often made in 41 Club.
Cheadle & Gatley 41 Club has around 30 members and have a varied programme of monthly events including invited speakers, golf, bowls, car rally's and visits to local places of interest. There is also an international trip each year.
Chairman 2023-24 Mike Green
Vice Chairman 2023-24 Kevin Lovett
It is with great sadness to announce that Alan Walker passed away on 14thAugust 2023.
Alan is a Past Chairman of Cheadle & Gatley 41 Club and has been secretary for several years. He will be sadly missed.
Our condolences go to his wife, Lesley and all his family.
Please see the Past Members page for more details.
Memorial Quiz 2023
Congratulations to the "Delinquents" team of Andy and Liz Hunter,
Andy Cotter and Mike Heyes on winning this years Annual Memorial Quiz
held at Cheadle Golf Club on Monday 16th October 2023.
They now have the privilege of organising next years quiz.
Many thanks to Lee and Alison Childs for their excellent organisation
of this years event.
The evening was the usual time to reflect on those members
no longer with us.
Memorial Quiz 2023