Sutton Coldfield Circle, after sixteen months owing to Covid 19 restrictions, resumed their monthly circle meetings at their venue – Moor Hall Hotel, Sutton Coldfield with the July circle meeting. The highlight of which was the presentation of a 50-year membership scroll to Brother Phil Denver by Brother GB National Vice-President Roger Lillie. Brother Phil originally joined Darlington Circle in 1971 and transferred to Sutton Coldfield Circle with a company move to the Birmingham area. To make the occasion even more enjoyable Brother Phil was accompanied by his wife Elaine and his sons, daughter and grandchildren. Brother Phil is widely known throughout Province 6 and also the Association as a prolific golfer and he certainly got his ‘hole in one’ on the occasion of the evening’s presentation.
After much planning and design Sutton Coldfield Circle has launched its website. Tasked by circle council to develop and produce the site Brothers Peter Westbrook. Mike Gaffney and Konrad Wysznski engaged the assistance of a web design student Tasveer Gola from Sutton Coldfield College to develop and design the site. The main emphasis of the site is to inform people of Who We Are, What We Do and How To Get In Touch and most importantly to assist in the circle’s marketing activities and recruit new members. One of the key factors of the website’s design is to include photographs of circle activities featuring younger members so as to target this particular market. The site includes a Latest News page which details all activities about the circle which will be updated on a regular basis. Facebook and Twitter facilities will be linked to the site in due course. Why not find out more just go to www.suttoncoldfieldcatenianscircle232.com you will not be disappointed.
Many brothers and their families from Sutton Coldfield Circle attend Holy Trinity Cathoilc Church Sutton Coldfield which has just introduced live streaming of Holy Mass and other services. This will enable a wide audience as possible to be able to join in Mass and also the Easter Services during this difficult time. Brothers and families in circles within Province No 6 please join us.The link is www.churchservices.tv/suttoncoldfield
In the light of current advice from the government and on the recommendation of Provincial Council Steering Group, Sutton Coldfield Circle have cancelled their April meeting and AGM due to have been held on Monday April 20th at Moor Hall Hotel Sutton Coldfield.
At Sutton Coldfield’s December meeting which was the occasion of the Circle’s Christmas Party there was early Christmas cheer for two Sutton Coldfield brothers: Liam Tomlinson and Alf Dineen, who received their 40 year membership scrolls presented by Brother Provincial President Paul Clancy. Brother Paul gave a brief history of both Brothers’ contribution to the Circle over the years. Both had served as President of the Circle. A most enjoyable evening was held in the true Christmas spirit with £325 being raised for Brother President Steve Broom’s charity, The Lisieux Trust.
At Sutton Coldfield’s July Circle meeting there was a surprise presentation to Brother Daniel Hurd who received his 25 year membership certificate from Brother Provincial Director John Minister. Nothing unusual for our Provincial Director awarding membership certificates but for Brother Daniel it was a case of his former teacher awarding his former pupil. Brother John was Deputy Head of Bishop Walsh School Sutton Coldfield when Brother Daniel was a pupil at the school. Fortunately for Brother Daniel the presentation was not accompanied by a lengthy school report.