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.

 

The club was delighted to welcome our new President Colin Hunter at yesterday's handover meeting.

President Colin Hunter adddresses the club after taking office.

 

Colin was previously a member of Penicuik Rotary Club where he also served as President.

Since joining Eastwood, Colin has served on various committees and worked particularly hard for Foundation and International.

He has also joined our curling team, been Santa Claus at our annual fundraiser and shown himself as an impressive Burns speaker and performer at our Annual Burns Supper.

Mind you, he's originally from Ayrshire so the Burns thing is no surprise!

Outgoing President Ronnie Munn passes the chain of office to Colin as Colin's wife Jane looks on.

We are sure he will make a fantastic President and can count on the support of all of our club in the coming year.

Our Rotary Young Musician Competition had an exceptionally high standard of performers as they vied for  the opportunity to perform in the District final at the Royal Conservatoire.

Winner in the vocal section was Anna Cowan (who was rushing off for rehearsals with the Harlequin Theatre for Youth's performance of Sister Act - see pics).

Campbell Lang won the instrumentalist section with his fantastic bassoon playing... and went on to achieve second place in the District finals at the Royal Conservatoire in Glasgow.

We wish them both well in their musical careers.

Eastwood President Ronnie Munn and Quizmaster General Peter Daniels

Once again, our Primary School Quiz for schools across East Renfrewshire drew a great turnout of teams with 14 participating in total.

With 60 questions to get through, it meant a tough afternoon's work for the youngsters who stepped up to the mark once again.

 

Question master Peter Daniels presented an excellent series of pictorial questions to keep everyone on their toes.

 

Drew Hughes of Barrhead Rotary with the winning Hillview Primary team.

Seperate trophies were up for grabs for the teams entered via Eastwood Rotary Club and the Rotary Club of Barrhead.

Hillview Primary won in the Barrhead section, seen here with Past District Governor Drew Hughes.

 

 

 

President Ronnie Munn of Eastwood Rotary Club was delighted to present the winners' trophy to Our Lady of the Mission Primary School.

The winning team for Eastwood was Our Lady of the Mission (now four time winners!) pictured here with Eastwood Rotary President Ronnie Munn.

Many thanks to the teachers and parents who ensured the quiz could go ahead in such an organised and fine spirited manner.

The winning teams now go forward to the District Finals at Pollokshaws Burgh Hall, on Tuesday 22nd May 2018

 

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.

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!