41 INTERNATIONAL is the Association of (currently) twentyfour 41 Clubs throughout the world (Malta joined in May 2014 becoming the 21:st association followed in 2015 by Netherlands, Poland and Sri Lanka). 41 club is an organisation which further develops the friendship and comradeship which the members enjoyed when they were members of Round Table.
Members of Round Table are obliged to end their membership when they reach the age of 40 or 45, according to the country in which they reside.
Round Table was formed by Louis Marchesi in Great Britain in 1927 and 41 Clubs, which are clubs for former members of Round Table (‘Ex-Tablers’ or ‘Old Tablers’), started to be formed in the early 1940s. The Association of Ex-Tablers’ Clubs – 41 Club of Great Britain and Ireland – was formed in 1945. 41 INTERNATIONAL was formed in 1975.
Today, the Associations of Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Iceland, India, Indian Ocean, Israel, Italy, Malta, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland and Zambia are the full members of 41 INTERNATIONAL but there are individual 41 Clubs in many other countries throughout the world.
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 main objects of 41 INTERNATIONAL are to maintain at international level contacts between clubs and their members throughout the world and to maintain the bonds of friendship which unite all Ex-Tablers. 41 INTERNATIONAL has approximately 40,000 individual members.