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.
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.