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President's Charity 2018-2019 is to be split 3 ways - Aid to Church in Need, Pro Action, MIND mental health
April 2018 Meeting

We had 5 visitors from Andover, Winchester and Guernsey Circles, and one visiting gentleman at the meeting when Pat Quigley was installed as our new President.

At the dinner Pat Quigley thanked the circle for the honour of making him President. He then went on to welcome the visitors and guest. Peter Schefer (President of Winchester) responded on behalf of the visitors and guest. He mentioned that he thought there should be some thanks to God in the Catenian prayer. The customary "swindle" was held with the proceeds going to the President's Charities.

President Pat Quigley thanking the circle             Winchester President, Peter Shafer,
and welcoming the quests.                                     Speaking on Behalf of the Guests.
Presidents Dinner

This was a formal occassion on St. Patrick's Day 17th March. 33 brothers and ladies dined on an interesting and tasty meal. Fr. Dan Donohoe said grace before and after the meal in Irish. George Reid asked Walter Noronha to say a few words about the birth of his new granchild. Apparently it started to come some weeks before it was due and Walter described the problem her husband had getting her to hospital in St. Albans. In the event they just got her into the ambulance before the baby was born. In his speech George Reid thanked the council and the brothers for all the support he had had during his year in office. Also he particularly thanked his wife Margaret for her support. He said that he was very pleased by the response to his chosen charity, the Ocean Ward of Southampton hospital, and expected the total to be in the region of 2200. A toast was then made to the ladies and guest (Fr. Dan). A bouquet from the circle was presented to Margaret by Chris Smith.

Walter Noronha then ran a successful raffle, at the end of which he thanked the circle for the many gifts donated. A lovely evening.

George Reid Speaking

Margaret Reid flanked by Pat O'Neil and Jim Manderson.
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