On Thursday 21st. November Redditch Circle hosted their annual Mastermind Competition. A good turnout of 7 circles, all bringing their own competitor, led to a very successful & enjoyable evening. Brother Adrian was as usual responsible for collating all the questions, giving each contestant 2 minutes to answer general knowledge questions covering a wide range of topics. He was assisted by VP Nicholas & time keeper John. There were some very high scores but the clear winner was Peter Finkal of Stratford upon Avon circle. Provincial President Paul Clancy presented Peter with the winners cup. A special category was included for Liam Kane who answered questions about his school, Ampleforth, he was presented with a bottle of beer with instructions not to drink it before his 18th. birthday in December!!! We expect to enrol Liam into our circle at our January BURNS NIGHT meeting. This is a Ladies Formal Evening on Friday 17th January which will be attended by our National President Phil Brown.
Brother Peter Fincal of Stratford upon Avon presents Brother Brian Green of Redditch with the Tony Pate Challenge Cup
On Friday the 25th October at the Navigation Inn, battle commenced between Stratford upon Avon and Redditch circles, for the Tony Pate Skittles Challenge Cup. Skittles went flying and after a hard fought first round the teams were equal. Redditch drew ahead in the second round and held their own in the final round. We all enjoyed a good supper, good fun and excellent Catenian friendship
One coming up for Redditch One coming up for Stratford upon Avon
Brothers, wives, friends & family from Redditch, together with Brothers from Kidderminster, supported Lintu Tom from St. Augustine’s High School in Redditch. She represented Province 6 in the final of the Public Speaking Competition held in Manchester on Sunday 8th September. Although she didn’t win she gave a fantastic performance and we are very proud of her. Our thanks to St. Augustine’s High School for providing their school mini-bus to take us to Manchester. This was a very interesting & exciting afternoon & well worth the trip to Manchester. For those of you who missed the area final at Dudley or the national final I recomend you to experience this next year.
Even our driver enjoyed himself All 16 contestants. Lintu is back row left.
National President Phil Brown presents Lintu with her certificate
The Redditch Catenians and families visited the BBC studios in The Birmingham Mailbox on Saturday 24th August. We enjoyed a very interesting tour of the studios, which included Midlands Today, BBC radio and the famous and fascinating studio where The Archers are recorded. It was a really good experience to see behind the scenes, and indeed the ‘red sofa’ for real. The Archers studio was of particular interest, telling us how the listeners are very quick to contact them, if they got something wrong, like the incorrect sound effect. They are celebrating their 70th year, which I believe is a record breaker. We finished by performing our own episode of The Archers, unfortunately they were not interested in taking our details for future work. Bob Conner had an interview some years ago, but sadly did not get accepted, because he rustled his script! Some of us then enjoyed a lovely lunch at The Cafe Rouge, overlooking the canal, before returning home some by car and some by train, a great day, enjoyed by us all.Thanks to our VP Bro Nicholas who took all the pictures, which of course is why he isn’t on any of them!
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Sean is in control. Beam me up quick Scotty Welcome to the BBC
Redditch once again hosted a very successful golf day on Tuesday 6th August. This was originally for the 5 Worcestershire Circles but now open to all, including LADIES for the first time.
The hosts won the team prize – Hari Nasta, John Casey & Brian Green..
Best individual score – Hari Nasta.
Best visitor – John Quinn, brother of Jim Quinn.
Best lady – Catherine Maund
Thanks to John Casey for all his hard work in organising such a succesful event. Good golf, good food & good fun..
A NOTE FOR YOUR DIARIES: Tuesday 4th August 2020
Redditch Golf course (the finest in Worcestershire) invites the Catenian 5 circles, plus all catenian golfers & friends & most importantly our Lady golfers, to another fantastic day of golf, friendship & fun.
Put the date in your diary & contact John Casey firstname.lastname@example.org
On Saturday night the 20th July Redditch Catenians held their Presidents Mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel & afterwards enjoyed a meal in the servants hall at Hanbury Hall. A good turnout of 35 Brothers, wives & guests were able to wander around the parterre gardens, enjoying the sunshine with a glass of wine in hand before enjoying an excellent meal.