Club News

Eastwood Rotary's Annual Burns Supper took place on Friday February 9th, 2018 at Williamwood Golf Club.

A terriific evening's entertainment, hosted by President Ronnie Munn, saw David Stafford address the haggis, Colin Hunter provide the Immortal Memory, Steve Malloy Toast the Lassies, Anne McGuire Reply for the Lassies and Barbara Grant provide the final thank yous.

Throughout the evening, Colin led the company while singing with his old band, "Half a Sixpence". The full band are known as the "Fu' Shilling" and have played together since the 80's.

An evening of celebration of the Bard, wit and humour was enjoyed by all.

Charity Fashion Show

Eastwood Rotary Club's fashion show last Thursday evening saw the fashionistas of Glasgow's southside gather to enjoy a peek at some of the great new fashions on offer from ZuZu Fashions of Giffnock.

The show featured a range of models from all ages showing that fashionable clothing is available to all. And, a surprise for many of our Rotary Club members, the models included our very own Anne McGuire and Sheila Stafford!

With stallholders on hand to sell clothes, handbags, chocolate and a fitness regime, there was plenty to occupy the audience. While watching the show, which included also included a hairdressing demonstration, Prosecco and nibbles were available to all.

As an additional fundraiser, the members of Eastwood assiduously worked the crowd selling raffle tickets.

Jen Douglas of the Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice gave an update on progress at the hospice and thanked everyone for their support.

President Ronnie Munn opened and closed the show, thanking everyone for their hard work - ZuZu Fashions, the models and the club members... and last but not least the large audience for buying their tickets and supportong the raffle.





Our Fellowship Challenge finally ended at the semi-final stage as we lost out to Paisley Callants last Monday evening on the away pitches of the Glynhill Hotel.

After we had enjoyed an excellent meal, we were led like lambs (zebras, surely?) to the slaughter on the killing fields of pitching, putting, connect-4 and jenga.

Well done to Callants for organising a great evening of 'sports' and many thanks to Ronnie, Steve, Margaret, Neil, Rob, Margaret and Alastair for fighting the good fight on behalf of Eastwood.

Maybe next year!?



Barbara Grant returned from a short trip to Orkney which she had visited with family friends.

She provided a short talk on her experiences there with recommendations on what to see, what not to see and, most stridently, where not to stay in Drumnadrochit!

Skara Brae, Ring of Brodgar, Standing Stones of Stenness, the Italian Chapel and St Magnus Cathedral all got the thumbs up.

She even managed to sneak in a wee folk singing evening in the local hostelry and a visit to Sheila Fleet's famous jewellery factory.

All in all, a pretty jam-packed two days on the island.



Congratulations to our 10 pin bowling team (we have a team?), who defeated Kilwinning last night ensuring we advance into the next round of the Fellowship Challenge.

Once we found a bowling ball with finger holes big enough for Ronnie's hands, we were off and running.

Top scorers of the night were George B and Steve tho we still are not sure how the scoring worked on the rather antiquated system in place at The Garage in Kilmarnock.

Special mention to Rob who allowed himself to be carefully ushered to the appropriate lane to bowl, and didn't get upset at our constant screaming at him - "Rob! Rob! The OTHER Lane!"

And of course, without Catherine and Margaret, the RA RA girls complete with short skirts and pom poms, and their continued singing of...

"Give us an E, Give us an A..." etc

... would we have won? We can't be sure. But it was inspirational.

Onwards and upwards for Team Eastwood.

We were delighted to find this old black and white picture of our President Ronnie Munn taking office. ##

40 years after being President for the year 1977-78 (and being our one remaining founder member) we are delighted that Ronnie has accepted the role of President for the coming year.

Here he is seen being congratulated by outgoing President David Stafford.

I doubt many clubs can boast a second Presidency 40 years after their first!

## Of course, we're kidding, Ronnie looked a wee bit younger 40 years ago!

A great effort by Eastwood Rotary's curling team in association with our friends at Govan Rotary as we overcame Motherwell & Wishaw in the Rotary Garside League on Wednesday night.

Thanks to Rob Wilkinson who came along as a potential supersub should things go awry.

To keep himself entertained, Rob filmed some of the action and these stills from that film show the contrasting styles of Steve Malloy and Colin Hunter.



2016-11-03-ken-mcintoshWe were delighted to host a visit by Ken Macintosh, the Presiding Officer at the Scottish Parliament, earlier this month. Ken, an Eastwood based MSP, was thrust into the limelight at the start of the new Parliament when his colleagues across all parties nominated him for the prestigious role of Presiding Officer. Since assuming his role, Ken has had to divest himself of all party affiliations to assume a neutral role in the Parliament, even including his membership of the local PLP.

2016-11-004Such a high profile visitor attracted a number of visitors on the evening who enjoyed an excellent buffet followed by a talk and lively Q&A with Ken. We thank him very much for taking time out of a very busy schedule to visit our club.

Our pictures show Ken with President David Stafford and the busy dining room at Williamwood Golf Club for his visit.