National Fellowship Officer - Steve James

It is a privilege and honour to be the 41 Club National Fellowship Officer. My vison when elected was to increase our member benefits programme, seek to introduce further National/Regional events, encourage more people to attend these events and to ensure that National Conference remains the pinnacle weekend for every 41 Club and Tangent member.

Its pleasing to be able to say that all these aims have been achieved halfway through my tenure. Our members benefits programme has increased to offer discounts with 17 companies and we also have the wider wallet scheme which is an exciting discount site providing 41 Club members with privileged access to a tempting package of discounts and benefits.

In terms of the National events NSSW is firmly embedded into our calendar and the number of people attending is increasing year on year. The same can be said for both the classic rally and caravan and camping rally. It is also pleasing to see our Motorbike rally being added to our National event list in 2019 which was an overwhelming success. These events do not just happen and I am indebted to all the organisers who give up their time to organise such truly amazing events where fun and fellowship is aplenty

National Conference still draws in many people from across GB&I and overseas and continues to be the pinnacle of our National calendar. In 2021 conference moves “North” of the border to Aviemore, in 2022 it ventures across Offa’s dyke to Cardiff, followed by Jersey in 2023 and Liverpool in 2024.

If anyone has any suggestions for introducing a new national event or are interested in hosting future events or even the National AGM and conference please feel free to drop me a line.

I firmly believe that a successful programme of events is key to ensuring the continued success of 41 Club for existing members and new members wanting to join 41 Club.

On a personal level, I am married to Karen (a Tangent member and member of Cardiff 2022 conference committee) and have 2 children Alex and Emily.