Sunday, 8 July 2018

CALEDONIA COUNCIL AGM.

 Caledonia Council met on Saturday 7th July in the Westerwood Hotel, Cumbernauld to hold  a business meeting to discuss the future and to hold the Annual General Meeting.


In the middle of our meetings we were evacuated due to a fire alarm and the fire engine arrived.  Fortunately there was no problem and our lunch had not been burnt



It was decided that everyone wanted to continue with the Council and President Rosemary and her Board were thanked for all their hard work during the past year.

A New President, Iris and her team of Liz, Secretary and Elizabeth as Treasurer were voted in for the 2018-19 session.

Members enjoyed a delicious lunch and everyone voted the new venue a great success.

Friday, 6 July 2018

POLLOKSHIELDS CLUB.

Last night members of Pollokshields Club went out to celebrate Carole winning the Region Speech Contest and Anita winning the Writing Contest - Fiction.


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Monday, 18 June 2018

Great Britain Region Speech Contest.


Great Britain Region met at the Holiday Inn, Lancaster on Saturday 16th June, 2018.

The Speech Contest was chaired by President Nancy  and the winner was Carole from Pollokshields Club.


 Contestants and President Nancy with the cup.

Following the Speech Contest the winners of the Writing Contest were announced by Colin
 The winner for the non fiction was Evelyn from Rovers 
The Fiction Winner was Anita from Pollokshields.  Anita was, unfortunately there so Roz, President of Pollokshields accepted the trophy.

The Winner of the Poetry went to Olga from the Netherlands.

There was a short business meeting when the new Constitution was discussed.   It had been decided that President Nancy would stay in place until September.
The Financial Year end has been changed to 31st March with the accounts discussed at the AGM.

Members enjoyed the opportunity to meet up with members from other clubs  and all enjoyed the meeting.

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Pollokshields Club, Monday 30th April, 2018


The meeting was opened by our President Roz who welcomed members and two guests, Barbara and Natalie,  to the meeting.  She then introduced Carole as the Programme Chair.

Carole gave an appropriate Opening Thought and asked members of the group to answer various topics appropriate to the theme of the evening "Travelling Hopefully"   Topics were given by Roz, Ruth, Brendan, Iris and Liz.

The education session was given by Ruth.   This was an innovative session on Security which was most interesting and thought provoking.
As it was our President, Roz's Birthday at the Tea Interval a cake was produced - with a candle - and there was a rendition of "Happy Birthday".



 Following the Tea interval, members were entertained by Roz and Grace who both gave speeches to the Theme "Travelling Hopefully."




 Mini Evaluations were given by Liz.

The Club Business session was held with the discussion on the way forward agreed to be delayed and that this would be discussed at a separate meeting.
The Club outing on 14th May was discussed and it was agreed that the members would visit the Charles Rennie Macintoch house at the Huntarian Museum in the morning followed by a lunch.

The General Evaluation of the meeting was by Iris.

Finally the club held the Annual General Meeting and a new Board was appointed for the 2018-19 session..   Scilla as President, Carole as Treasurer and Liz as Secretary.   It was agreed that Roz would act as Delegate to Council.

The Vote of Thanks was given by Scilla and everyone agreed that it has been a most enjoyable evening.

The next meeting of Pollokshield Club will be in September.  Good wishes are sent to Carole and Iris who represent Council at the Region Meeting in June in Lancaster.

Friday, 9 March 2018

Pollokshields Club - Speech Contest 5th March, 2018.

On Monday 18th March the club held the Annual Speech Contest.   Everyone was delighted that "the Beast from the East" was finally over and that everyone could manage to get out to the club.   However, due to the weather conditions this meant that visitors were unable to attend.
                                      Contestants anxiously awaiting the start of the contest.

It was an excellent contest with the following subjects etc.

Brendan, (subject) ambush, (title) Ambush and Confrontation.  (purpose) to Entertain.

Grace (subject) Time waits for no man, (title) Time and Tide wait for no-one.  (purpose) to Entertain.

Anita. (subject) Travelling Light. (Title) Cataleya (purpose) To Entertain.

Carole (subject) Surprise (Title) Lost in Translation (purpose) To Entertain.

Iris (subject) Nature (title) The Birds and Bees. (purpose) To Entertain

Roz. (Subject) The time of your life.  (Title) The Best is yet to come.   (purpose) Current Events.

The contest ran smoothly and everyone was well entertained.

The Tellers/timers Ruth and Louise working hard with the five minute light  on.

Finally we had the result 
Joint Winners, Carole and Iris.
The Joint winners are joined with second place Grace.

The winners go on to the Council Speech Contest and hopefully to the Region Final in June.

The next meeting of Pollokshields Club is on10th March, 2018 and the Theme is "Hare Raising Stuff".    Friends and guests are welcome.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

POLLOKSHIELDS CLUB - OPEN NIGHT.



Pollokshields Club held an Open Night on 19th February, 2018 in Pollokshields Burgh Halls.  Members from Stirling Club and Friends were welcomed.
President Roz Welcomed members and friends.
 First on the Agenda was a Guest Speaker, Patricia Irwin from Renfrewshire Sound who gave an interesting talk on the worthwhile work of Renfrewshire Sound.

Following a delicious supper everyone was entertained by a quiz which was run by Hendry.

There was much hilarity but eventually a winning table was found.  The winning table received a cup and all the others mugs.  Everyone went home with a great "goody bag".
Following the Quiz Hendry ran an entertaining version "Just a Minute" with Carole and Brendan as the worthy winners.

The next Meeting of Pollokshields Club is on  5th March and will take the form of the Annual Speech Contest.  Everyone is welcome.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

POLLOKSHIELDS CLUB - 22nd January 2018..

Pollokshields Club met in the Burgh Halls on 22nd January.

Theme:   Difficult People.

President Roz Keenan opened the meeting and welcomed our guest May-belle she then handed over to the Chairman for the Evening - Louise.  Topics - all on Difficult People were given to Iris,  Roz, Scilla and Liz.


The Education Session was given by Brendan 
Brendan is a talented artist and illustrated various Difficult situations with paintings.

Following the tea break there was a short Business Meeting to discuss various matters.

The members were entertained to two excellent speeches by Grace and Anita.


The Evaluation of the meeting was given by Iris.

Closing thought and Vote of Thanks was given by Anita.

The next meeting will be held on 5th February 2018 with the Theme of "Out the Window".

Future Dates:    19th February - Open Evening with guest speaker etc.  All Welcome.
                           5th March - Speech Contest.   All Welcome.