Just a brief update for all those attending on Sunday 26th April at Rouken Glen Park:
Look out for our Rotarian stewards who will be positioned around the course from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm. They will be wearing high viz 'Eastwood Rotary Club' tabards and will guide you re the course and show you the way to our events office.
There is no official designated parking but you may find the parking at the Garden Centre the most convenient for the start of the walk.
Certificates to confirm your completion of the course will be available from the events office which is located in the Pavilion opposite the play park. This will be manned by Rotary staff throughout the day. Additional forms will also be available from the office where you may, if you prefer, simply make a donation. If you can 'gift aid' your donation, forms will be available to capture the relevant information.
We hope you have a fun time while raising funds for the terrific East Renfrewshire Good Causes. Many thanks to everyone taking part.
PP Steve Malloy and his wife Heather enjoyed a holiday in South Africa in April 2015.
During the trip, Steve took the opportunity to visit the Rotary Club of Knysna which meets each Tuesday lunchtime at the Knysna Yacht Club.
Steve was introduced by member Graham Greenwood (an ex-pat Englishman) who, with his wife Joyce, runs the highly rated Candlewood Guest House (see http://www.candlewood.co.za/).
It was revealed at the meeting that the club have a number of 'swallow' members i.e. Rotarians who travel to South Africa from the UK to enjoy the winter warmth around September. They then return to the UK around April, presumably in anticipation of improved weather back home! A number made their goodbyes during the two meetings Steve attended.
On the first visit, Steve exchanged banners with Past President Alan Warne and listened to an excellent talk on the scientific significance of the local estuary and the work being done to preserve it.
On the second visit, yet another fascinating talk. This time the story of a group of four people who decided to 'follow a dream' and build, from scratch, a 50 foot boat which they later went on to successfully sail around the Indian Ocean.
Many thanks to the members and Graham in particular for their hospitality.