Brother President Bede Hayes would like to thank everyone on behalf of FHL for your support of the race evening on 12th June. In the end, 36 households from 14 Circles joined us, including a family from Nazareth. In addition to raising awareness of the work of Brother President’s charity – Friends of the Holy Land – the evening raised well in excess of £400 with further donations to be added to final total.
Brother President Bede Hayes cordially invites you to a virtual Race Night to raise funds for Friends of The Holy Land. www.friendsofholyland.og.uk We are delighted to announce that Brother Habib Karam, Founder President and Secretary of Nazareth Circle will be joining us live and will give a short report on the situation in The Holy Land. The evening will be very informal with 9 races and then a Grand National race to finish. Between the races there will be short videos and talks about the Holy Land and specific issues in East Jerusalem, the rest of the West Bank, Gaza, Israel and Jordan and how our Christian Brothers and Sisters are rising to the challenges presented by Covid-19.
Prices per entry (including a bet on each race) £10 or £20 option.
(This event meets all the requirements laid out by the Gambling Commission).
To enter or for more information please email email@example.com
Kenilworth Circle celebrated their 700th meeting in style on Wednesday 19th February at Chesford Grange Hotel. Over 200 ladies, brothers and visitors enjoyed a very convivial evening in the company of His Grace Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham and Catenian National Presdent Phil Brown and his wife Linda.
More information on the occasion will be in the spring edition of Newslink.
Thanks to Brother Harold Hands for the excellent photographs.
Welcome to Kenilworth Catenians, Emerson Gavioli. Emerson, who is a member of St Mary Immaculate church Warwick was enrolled on Wednesday October 16th taking the number of new brothers this year to 3. The evening was a great ‘hit’ with visitors as it was a World Cup Rugby themed night but it looks like Ireland ran out winners!! Emerson, who hails from Brazil is a massive fan of São Paulo football club S.C. Corinthians Paulista so not sure what he made of the rugby!
Photo: Emerson centre of the photo being welcomed by President Bernard Baxter.
At Kenilworth Circle’s September dinner we were treated to a very fascinating and compelling talk on ‘women in construction’ by Brother Bede Hayes daughter Lucy Litwinco. Lucy gave us an insight into the world of construction from a female perspective and how she came to work in the industry. She is very much an advocate of working your way up through the business which she says is key to working with and gaining the respect of co-workers such as architects, developers, planners, tradesmen, contractors and surveyors. The dinner had a Sons, Daughters, Family and Friends theme so it was wonderful to have a daughter as an after dinner speaker. We were blessed with visitors on the night with 8 brothers from Leamington Spa circle, 3 visiting gentlemen and a further 7 guests.
Brothers and ladies of Kenilworth Circle were treated to excellent taster of bowling at The Highway Bowls club in Coventry on 8 August. The weather was perfect for a very enjoyable evening of bowls which started with some basic tuition from the club members which included Brother Danny and Marie McAree and then we played 5 or 6 ends of bowling and finished with a competition where everyone was involved. The spider competition was won by Hazel Prescott who won a bottle of whisky! We then retired to the Old Coventrian’s Rugby clubhouse for some drinks and cold buffet. In the photo is winner Hazel with Brother Bede Hayes who organised the event and 2 members of The Highway Bowls club.