Nine primary schools in East Renfrewshire battled for the honour of the Eastwood & Barrhead Rotary Primary School Quiz Shield.
Last year’s winners, Mearns Primary, hosted the event but were pushed into second place by a fine performance from Our Lady of the Missions Primary School. Their winning score of 65 out of a possible 72 was 4 points ahead of their hosts for the event.
Meantime, St. Thomas’ Primary School also put in a fine performance and were just 2 points further back in third place.
Eastwood Rotarian Peter Daniels, who organised the event, commented “The buzz in the room is always electric and this year it seemed even more so. All teams played to a very high level, and it took a fantastic effort by OLM to take the top spot.”
The full list of teams was Mearns, Thornliebank, Springhill and Auchenback, Eaglesham, St. Marks, Calderwood Lodge, Our Lady of the Missions, St. Thomas’ and St Cadoc’s.
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.
Last week saw the final meeting attended by Rotarian Don Campbell as he and his wife Sandra prepare to head south to Dorchester.
Recently awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship, Don was also advised that he is now an Honorary member of Eastwood Rotary Club.
Don has been a great supporter of the club serving as treasurer and working in many of our youth projects.
A delighted Don received a small engraved Quaich from President David. We hope he'll occasionally dampen it with some whisky and use it to toast the club. Sandra received a bouquet of flowers from the grateful club members.
An 'at home' with PDG Alastair Denholm on Thursday 7th July raised funds for Rotary's own charity - the Rotary Foundation. A £15 a head entrance fee ensured members, family and friends a great night of eating, drinking and company. And Nester, the young guitarist from the Scottish Conservatoire, played some beautiful classical guitar to keep everyone entertained.
Outgoing President Margaret Macdonald seems delighted to handover the chain of office to our new President for 2016/17, David Stafford. We welcome David into his new year of office and wish him all the very best for a successful year.
He'll be off to a good start as his first act as new President will be to induct two new members into the club.