Newly installed President Bernard Baxter was delighted enroll a new brother at Kenilworth Circle on his first night as President. 35 year old Rob Swift from Nuneaton was enrolled at last nights meeting with dad Ian from Leicester South Circle in attendance. Rob is a 4th generation Catenian from the Swift family which is some achievement for the family. Rob’s brother James is also a member of Leicester South. Rob works in IT and is married with 2 young children. Ciaran’s brother Damien joined the Circle in February.
In the photo L-R is: Ciaran Convey Circle MO, President Bernard Baxter, Ian Swift, Rob Swift and Provincial President Paul Clancy.
Ladies, brothers and friends of Kenilworth Circle enjoyed a really pleasant country walk in the spring sunshine on Saturday March 9th. Brother Peter Lawson led the group of 14 + 4 dogs on the walk which took place around Harbury near Southam.
The weather was very windy but that kept any chance of rain away. New brother Damien Convey and son Toby was on the walk along with Bertie & Teddy and the 2 other Catenian dogs!!
Damien Convey joins his brother, dad and uncle in joining the Catenian Association. At the February ladies informal meeting at Chesford Grange Hotel, Damien Convey was enrolled as a member of Kenilworth Circle. Damien joins little ‘Brother’ Ciaran, the Circles Membership Officer doubling the number of ‘Convey’s’ in the Circle in less than 2 years! Proud parents Sean & Sheila Convey were also at the meeting to see another son join the association.
I the photo L-R: Ciaran, Sheila, Damiens wife Anne-Marie, Damien, Sean, Diane and Pat Convey.
Kenilworth Circle held their annual Mass for deceased Brothers and Ladies on Friday 23rd November at St Francis Assisi RC Church Kenilworth. The Mass, celebrated by Fr David Bazen was attended by well over 50 Ladies and Brothers of the Circle. After the Mass 36 members and friends enjoyed a lovely supper at Ego’s in Kenilworth arranged by Brother Peter Rand. President Nick Mottram thanked Fr David for saying Mass and was delighted with the number of Brothers and Ladies that attended the Mass and supper to remember those from the Circle that have gone before us.
Kenilworth’s recent Council meeting on August 1st got off to a pretty ‘cool’ start! With the sun blazing through the windows on yet another 30degC day registrar Gerard Daykin came to the rescue! Brothers & Ladies at Kenilworth Circle have been used to Gerard ensuring there is always an excellent meal served to us at Chesford Grange so it was no surprise that Gerard was fully prepared for the heat and supplied Council with Cornetto ice creams.
So how many did each Brother have? ‘Just one Cornetto!’
Kenilworth Circle Past President Nigel Callaghan was amazed at raising £3645 for his Presidents Charity last year.
The money was raised at a range of activities including Circle dinner raffles, Circle Christmas card, carols night, cocktails & canapés evening and Nigel’s own Two Towers exploits – walking from St Mary’s church Warwick to Coventry Cathedral.
Nigel said “Choosing the charity was fairly easy. My Father had the condition and he slowly deteriorated over a two or three year period. He needed care 24/7 during the last year of his life. It is a tragedy that unfolds before your eyes. My Dad wasn’t my Dad and it was sad. So we at Kenilworth have raised money to help Alzheimer’s Society campaigning activity to stand up for people with dementia, funding research and working towards a better understanding and cure”.
In the photo, Lisa Courtney a fundraiser from the Alzheimer’s Society is receiving the cheque for £3645 from Nigel.