The Championship comes to Sutton Coldfield Circle

Football was the main focus of Sutton Coldfield’s January meeting held at Moor Hall Hotel on Monday 9th January when they welcomed John Eustace Head Coach of Championship side Birmingham City F.C . John was introduced by Vice President Peter Westbook who outlined his playing career at Coventry City, Stoke City, Watford and Derby CountyContinue reading “The Championship comes to Sutton Coldfield Circle”

John Eustace, Birmingham City Football Manager

On Monday the 9th January, John Eustace will be talking to us about his career, his coaching philosophy and the challenges he faces in management. It will no doubt draw out his personal qualities and resilience in managing a major football club. You will be most welcome. Monday, 9th of January, at 7.30 at Moor Hall Hotel.Continue reading “John Eustace, Birmingham City Football Manager”

Quality not Quantity at Christmas Party and a Surprise Gift

Sutton Coldfield Circle held its Christmas Party after its meeting on 12th December. Although attendance was down on pre covid occasions some 35 members wives and guests enjoyed a festive occasion . Fred Kettell ably led the assembled in a range of popular carols. At the circle meeting President Mark McGrail Presented Mike Gaffney withContinue reading “Quality not Quantity at Christmas Party and a Surprise Gift”

A Double Special Celebration At Sutton Coldfield Circle

Sutton Coldfield ‘s November Circle Meeting held on Monday 14th November at Moor Hall Hotel , Sutton Coldfield was double special celebration with two 50 year membership scrolls being presented by the Catenian Association Great Britain National President Roger Lillie accompanied by his wife Margret. The recipients being Michael Gaffney , a member of SuttonContinue reading “A Double Special Celebration At Sutton Coldfield Circle”

A New Member For Sutton Coldfield Circle

Sutton Coldfield Circle welcomed Michael O’ Shea into the Circle and the Association at its October meeting . Michael is a parishioner of Holy Trinity Sutton Coldfield and is semi retired. For the last twenty five years Michael was in the retail business and for the last five years as a part time hobby heContinue reading “A New Member For Sutton Coldfield Circle”

Winners and Losers Raise £810 For Charity

Placing bets on the races was more than brisk at Sutton Coldfield Catenian’s race night held at Moor Hall Hotel on Monday 11th October . Circle members and guests had the choice of placing bets on eight races all of which had been sponsored by circle members. The event was organised by circle member SteveContinue reading “Winners and Losers Raise £810 For Charity”

The Amazing Interview with a Sutton Coldfield Catholic Priest.

Approximately 50 Sutton Coldfield Catenians and guests enjoyed a memorable night on June the 13th,  being the occasion of the circle’s June meeting, listening to Father Michael Ho Huu Nghia  Parish Priest of Holy Trinity, Sutton Coldfield, being interviewed by Past President Peter Westbrook. The theme of the interview was the surprises he has experiencedContinue reading “The Amazing Interview with a Sutton Coldfield Catholic Priest.”

What have trees done for us?

This was the question posed to us by Jane Finlay, President of the British Landscape Association. This simple question strikes at the heart of our complacent and generally uncaring attitude towards trees. We take them for granted and cut them down without thinking. Yet as children, we loved them, climbing their up their trunks andContinue reading “What have trees done for us?”

Hard Talk at Sutton Coldfield Circle

Sutton Coldfield circle at their March meeting learned of a new material called Graphene that can revolutionise many industries from construction to electronics. Undertaking the presentation was Adrain Nixon one of the world’s leading exponents of Graphene development. He explained that Graphene which is a new advanced material revolution occurs naturally inside graphite. It isContinue reading “Hard Talk at Sutton Coldfield Circle”

Anne O’Meara  R.I.P

Members and their wives of Sutton Coldfield Circle received the news of the death on 17th January 2022 of Anne with great sadness. Wife of our member Joe O’Meara , Anne was 65 and had been suffering from Alzheimer’s and died peacefully from secondaries to breast cancer in a nursing home in Sutton Coldfield. She wasContinue reading “Anne O’Meara  R.I.P”