The last time that I wrote an article on behalf of Wolverhampton West 41 Club for this magazine I was announcing the formation of our new club and I pleased to say that, as I write this, our club is going form strength to strength!
Since our Charter and formation night in March of this year we have seen our numbers increase and have welcomed several new members to our fold. In times that are seeing membership of service clubs such as ours dwindling it is truly refreshing to experience the depth of support that we are currently receiving.
We have had a business meeting at The Mount Hotel in Tettenhall where we enjoyed a superb meal in the evening and formulated our plans for the forthcoming months. One of the primary aims of our club is to raise money for worthwhile causes and we have decided that this year, under the guidance of our chairman Andy Timbrell, we will be supporting two charities which will be a mental health charity and a charity that supports cancer research. Our charitable events will soon start and we are already preparing for our Christmas Sleigh Collection, which we will be undertaking with Wolverhampton Round Table No. 17, and which will see us treading the streets of Pattingham, Codsall and Perton with Father Christmas on his sleigh and our collection boxes in our hands! It seems crazy to be planning the Christmas fundraising strategies in August, but it is amazing how time flies!
Alongside raising money our second and equally important aim is that of continued fellowship. To this end we have recently spent an evening in Trysull having a barbeque and clay pigeon shoot which was enjoyed by all, even if some of us were not quite as good a shot as we might have believed! We also ventured to The Wolverhampton Company of Archers Club at Wergs Hall Road in Tettenhall to try our hand at archery. Much like with the clay pigeon shoot, not everyone was quite as good as they might have hoped but it was exceptionally enjoyable and a few drinks at The Crown on The Wergs was a fitting end to the evening.
You may find yourself asking ‘Should I join?’ or ‘Would I be welcome?’. As long as you are over 41 years of age and would like to be part of a fundraising and fellowship club, ‘Yes’ you would be welcome and ‘Yes’ you should join! 41 Club forms part of the “Round Table Family” and there are around 725 clubs in the UK and Eire with a membership of some 14,500 together with 28 countries affiliated to “41 Club International”.
As a club that is currently still finding our feet we look forward to keeping you updated in months to come about our progress. If anyone is interested in finding out more about what we do please feel free to contact me at email@example.com for further information!