41 CLUB and 41 INTERNATIONAL
41 INTERNATIONAL is the International Association of Former Members of Round Table. Former Members of Round Table have formed clubs to continue the friendships which
were made in Round Table.
Round Table was formed by Louis Marchesi in Great Britain in 1927 and the Round Table movement, which is composed of clubs which are called Round Tables, spread rapidly
to many countries throughout the world. Their members are called 'Tablers' but they are obliged to quit Round Table at age 40 or 45 (depending on the rules of the country in
which the Round Table is based).
Clubs to accommodate those who have been members of Round Table ('41 Clubs') started to be formed in the 1940s, with Great Britain forming a National Association of 41
Clubs in 1945. Other countries followed suit and, in 1975, four National Associations – Great Britain, Germany, France and Belgium – came together to form 41 INTERNATIONAL.
Members of the Clubs are called Ex-Tablers, Old Tablers, 41ers or 41 Clubbers.
Today, the National Associations of Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Iceland, India, Indian Ocean (Mauritius), Israel, Italy, Morocco,
New Zealand, Norway, Romania, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland and Zambia are full members of 41 INTERNATIONAL; in addition, many other countries throughout the world
are Associated Members of 41 INTERNATIONAL.
41 INTERNATIONAL is led by an International Board which comprises a President, a Vice-President, a Secretary, a Treasurer and an Immediate Past President.
An Annual General Meeting and a Half-Yearly Meeting are held by the members each year. The Presidency is hosted by a National Association which is voted
annually by the Member Associations (which form an International Council).
The main objects of 41 INTERNATIONAL are to maintain, at an international level, contacts between Clubs and their members throughout the world and to further
the bonds of friendship which unite all Former Members of Round Table. 41 INTERNATIONAL has at the present time approximately 50,000 individual members.
Secretary and Treasurer of 41 INTERNATIONAL - 2004/2007
International President 2009/2010
[Secretary and Treasurer of 41 INTERNATIONAL 2004-2007
President of 41 INTERNATIONAL 2009-2010]