Two commuter retreats took place on the weekend of Nov 20-21: one in Houston and one in San Antonio. The retreat in Houston took place during the day at Westcott Study Center and at Western Academy, while the retreat in San Antonio was held at the new Montevista house on 418 Happy Trail. A total of 25 participants attended the retreats, and manifested their satisfaction with the experience.
Club Anvil forms 6th, 7th, and 8th graders in an atmosphere of freedom, friendship, and fun. In this crucial transition-age before high school, the boys develop their freedom to choose the good on their own initiative. They grow in friendship with boys who have similar values. They learn to have active rather than passive fun that is demanding, engaging, and creative. The club meets after school twice a month and includes time for reading, prayer, sports, dinner, and a virtue talk.
Occasional Saturday father-son movie nights or visits to the nearby nursing home and a yearly father-son camping trip round out the Anvil calendar.