Save the Date – Membership Meeting for Circle Membership Officers

Save the Date – Membership Meeting for Circle Membership Officers

Following a very successful Membership Update meeting on 18 February at Head Office Coventry, we all agreed that we would like a follow up to keep the impetus going.

Gill and Lorraine have kindly offered to open up the office again on Saturday 1st July 2023 and once again provide refreshments throughout the day.

Please put this date in your diary, if you are unable to make this date please ensure your Circle is represented by another member. The main subject for discussion with be Circle membership plans for recruitment and retention.

Look forward to welcoming you again in July.

Dave Prescott

Province 6 Public Speaking Competition 2023

Province 6 Public Speaking Competition 2023

The 37th Public Speaking Competition for Province 6 was held at Newman University on Thursday 23 March 2023. Congratulations to Laura Brine of Hagley Catholic High School for taking first place with her inspirational talk on “The impact of climate change is the biggest world challenge today”. In second place was Imogen Kielstra and third was Tishauny Hamilton. The standard of speaking was exceptional and it was a very entertaining evening for all that attended.

I would like to take the opportunity to thank Newman University for hosting the event once more, the facilities at the university are excellent for this type of event and the marketing team led by Josie Frater could not have been more helpful. I would also like to thank the 3 adjudicators, Professor Richard Medcalf, David Handy and Mrs Angela Clancy, it wasn’t an easy task to decide on the winner. Huge thanks also must go to Henry Whitney from Leamington Spa Circle for his excellent work as MC for the evening. I would also like to thank Jeremy Turner – President of Kenilworth Circle for orgainsing the event on behalf of the Province.

Laura will go on to represent Province 6 in the National Competition in Manchester on 10th September. It would be lovely to give Laura some rousing support in the final.

David Prescott

PS Thanks to Peter Harrington for taking the photos and his superb support and advice in the organising of the competition.

Wolverhampton Circle – March Meeting

Wolverhampton Circle – March Meeting

Wolverhampton Circle 56 March meeting at 7.00 pm on Wednesday March 1st is a Ladies’ Informal at our new venue, the South Staffs Golf Club. Dinner will be followed by cabaret starring the ‘Gentlemen Songsters’ male voice choir to entertain us on St David’s Day, all for £25!
The venue has a great ambience, we can guarantee that the ladies will be warm, and having just had our first meeting there we can also confirm the food will be excellent.
Numbers are limited, please book early to avoid disappointment.
Email Bro Bob Churn at ‘’

Calling all Circle Membership Officers……

Calling all Circle Membership Officers……

I look forward to welcoming all Province 6 Circle Membership Officers to a membership update meeting at the Catenian Head Office in Coventry. The date will be Saturday 18 February 2023 and the timing would typically be 10.30 to 3.00pm. Refreshments and light lunch would be provided.

We will have a few people speaking on membership matters and there will be a chance for each Circle to update Province on their plans. This is the opportunity for Circles to request how can Province help your Circle or your membership team achieve its objectives.

A good number of Circles are recruiting new members and/or have an increasing numbers of visiting gentlemen so we can all learn a lot from these Circles.

If the Circle Membership Officer is unable to make this meeting please ensure your Circle is represented by inviting another member as it is very important that all 22 Circles are able to attend.

We look forward to a fruitful meeting and for the Province to continue to grow.

Best wishes

David  PMO P6

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