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Welcome to the 41 Club New Zealand website.

Round Table founder Louis Marchesi

In March 1927, a young Rotarian by the name of Louis Marchesi became aware of the lack of opportunities for the young businessman of the day to meet and prepare themselves for their responsibilities as senior businessmen of later years. Being a member of Norwich Rotary Club he found himself surrounded by older men, so he started a club for young men in the age range of 28 to 40 to give them the right environment to develop their professional and civic skills whilst assisting the local community, the nation and later the world as 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".

Originally, membership of Round Table was limited to men in the age range of 18 - 40 years, so that following his 40th birthday, a member of Round Table would have to retire. He was then eligible to join The Association of Ex-Tablers' Clubs.


(a) To unite in friendship the former members of Round Table.
(b) To maintain that Friendship.
(c) To promote that friendship at local, national and international levels.


This site has been set up to aid in the spread of communications between the members of 41 Clubs, both here in New Zealand and overseas.

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May the hinges of friendship never rust