A great and very busy night at Eastwood Rotary when our two RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadesrhip Award) students came to give the club a presentation on their time at the RYLA camp. As ever, they were thrilled at how much they had enjoyed their time at camp and at how much more confident they now felt.
Courtney McCann of Woodfarm High School and Sean Douglas-Kellie of Barrhead High School and their mentors were visitors along with parents, grandparents and siblings.
A packed meeting also included Rotarian visitors from Glasgow, Annan and Inverness Riverside Rotary Clubs. Brenda Waugh of Annan Rotary Club was mentor to Courtney who was also supported by John Stuart, Depute Head at Woodfarm.
Big thanks to our own Rob Wilkinson who puts in a power of work to see that these youth opportunities happen.
Staff at the Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice were delighted to meet with our Past Presidents Margaret Macdonald and Ronnie Munn and receive a cheque for £5,000 to support the new building at Bellahouston Park in Glasgow.
Fundraising activities included a Fashion Show and a Santa's Grotto as part of the Clarkston BID Christmas Event.
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 provide the Toast the Lassies, Anne McGuire deliver 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.