The Public Speaking Contest for Province 6 will take place at Newman University Birmingham https://www.newman.ac.uk/ on Thursday 23 March 2023.
One of the principal aims of the Catenian Association is to advance the interests of young people. Every year regional heats are arranged by local Catenians for students aged 16 to 18 in Catholic education to participate in public speaking competitions to find the contestants for the Association’s National Public Speaking Contest in Manchester later that year.
Please support this prestigious event by contacting schools and colleges in your local area to encourage participation.
Next years competition is being organised by Kenilworth Circle, please contact email@example.com for more information.
On Wednesday 18 May, Kenilworth Circle were honoured to receive the first official visit by new GBNP Roger Lillie and his wife Margaret. National President Roger had been invited by Kenilworth Circle to present a 50 year scroll to Brother Henry Whiteman. Henry was not only joined by his wife Lucy but also by his brother David from Stratford upon Avon Circle.
Between Henry and David, they share over 100 years of Catenian membership and it was lovely to welcome David to see Henry receive his scroll from the National President.
Kenilworth Circle was very pleased to be able to gather together for the Past Presidents dinner at Kenilworth golf club on 6th October. Due to the pandemic last years event had to be cancelled so we had a double celebration with both immediate past Presidents Bernard Baxter and Bede Hayes giving us all a very entertaining double act not to mention double the quantity of fine port!!
With a week to go before our Christmas Day deadline we were (virtually) 156km from our destination of Jerusalem. It looked like it was out of our reach with the poor weather but with a Herculean effort with a few days to spare we managed to cover the last kilometres with a few spare for a victory lap around the city!
Thanks to all those who contributed to the virtual event over the last 6 months or so and in particular to our leader Peter Whiting who covered an amazing 2,733 kms and kept us all motivated with his excellent reports!
It gave us all a great reason to get out and exercise and put in the miles!