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.
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.
We 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.
Such 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.