Thursday, 5 September 2019

POWERtalk Pollokshields - Autumn Fruits

The evening was opened by Scilla, President for 2018-19 as the final meeting of the last session was not quorate.    The Business Meeting and AGM were held and the new officers for 2019-10 were duly voted in.

The Board was installed by Roz, with Brendan as President, Liz as Vice President, Regina as Secretary and Roz as Treasurer.

Brendan our new President, complete with his badge.
Brendan handed out Topics on the Theme of the evening "Autumn Fruits"with topics going to Scilla, Roz, Carole, Louise and Liz.
The installation was followed by a most entertaining session on Word Power by Roz.

Following the Tea break we had a very entertaining Speech which was evaluated by Scilla.

The timing was by Liz 

The General Evaluation was by Louise.

The next meeting will be on 2nd October and the Theme will be "Send in the Clowns".

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Rovers Training Weekend - Sunday

On Sunday morning the Rovers club continued our training weekend with a debate let by Margaret on the proposition "This house believes that pet ownership should be illegal". Everybody present participated. The affirmative team won.

Iris was quiz master with a fiendishly difficult quiz which saw Colin win with 20 out of a possible 60.

After an evaluation of the weekend the members and guests dispersed to journey homewards.

Saturday, 31 August 2019

The Rovers Club Training Weekend

Rovers Club are having their annual training weekend, as usual, in Carlisle. This morning the Business Meeting was held followed by the club speech contest.
Linda presenting the trophy to the winner, Laurence

The contestants

In the afternoon members visited Burgh by Sands and St. Michaels, a  Norman church.

Carved Corbel

Millennium Mural

In the evening we had a meal at the Crown and Mitre. A little surprise was that a former member of ITC had provided a little reminder of the past.
ITC Napkin

After a good meal, Rosemary led a very entertaining topic session.

Rovers 2019

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Rovers: A visitor from California

Yesterday five members of Rovers met up with Stephanie Booth from California.   Stephanie was on a round Britain Cruise and was in Greenock for the day.   We met her and took her to lunch in Greenock.     As a surprise for her (it was the day after her birthday) we arranged a cake after lunch.  This just proves that the International Spirit of ITC still exists.

Thursday, 4 July 2019

POWERtalk Pollokshields

Members of POWERtalk Pollokshields met last night to celebrate the fact that Ruth Maltman, a member was awarded the BEM in the Queen's Birthday honours list.

We all have a most enjoyable evening and were delighted that Ruth has been honoured in this way.

Thursday, 16 May 2019

POWERtalk Pollokshields – Transformations

 POWERtalk Pollokshields Club Meeting held in Hutchesons' Grammar school Room A21 on  15th May 2019.

The theme for the evening:  Transformations.

 President Scilla opened the meeting a welcomed the members.  She introduced Louise who was the Chairman for the evening.
 Following an interesting Inspiration, Louise handed out Topics.
The first topic went to President Scilla on Favourite stories involving a change
 The second topic went to Ruth on Makeovers.
 Carole took the next topic on Windfarms (dressed  up suitably for her visit to the Eurovision Song Contest)
 Brendan's topic was on a favourite toy as a child
 Lauren was asked about transformations in animals.
 Roz gave us all an education session involving words using a word wheel and guessing the correct meaning of various words.

Following the tea break we had speeches from Liz "Thanks Tim" and
Grace on Transformations - Myth, Fact or Fantasy?

There were various items of business which were discussed in the Business Meeting.

Regina gave us the timing on the evening.

A full General Evaluation was given by Ruth

Regina gave us the Closing Thought and Vote of Thanks.

Date of Next Meeting - 29th May 2019

Theme:  Let's Get Cooking and AGM.

Sunday, 28 April 2019

Rovers Spring Weekend 2019

Rovers club had their annual spring social weekend in Dundee or “The City of Discovery” as it is known.

RRS Discovery with the V&A in the Background
On Friday night a few hardy souls drove up to the top of Dundee Law, a volcanic plug that overlooks the city. In the rain and wind Dundonian member Margaret pointed out a few points of interest.
On Saturday morning Margaret continued in the role of a tour guide as the rovers took the city centre circular bus. This was followed by a visit to the Discovery exhibition detailing Captain Scott’s explorations of Antartica.
Afterwards, the rovers dispersed to visit  other sites in the city such as the Verdant Works jute museum, the frigate HMS Unicorn and the V&A museum.

The evening meal was at  Dundee Contemporary Arts and as the rovers left, on foot or by taxi, there was a heavy downpour.
The Tay Railway Bridge
Penguins outside the Discovery Exhibition

On Sunday morning it was a bit brighter. Some headed home and some remained for an extended stay.

Thursday, 18 April 2019

POWERtalk Pollokshields

17th April, 2019
A Night at the Movies.
in Hutchesons' Grammar School, Glasgow.

 The meeting was opened by President Scilla who introduced
 Grace as Chairman for the evening.    Topics were handed out  including asking if going to the movies was a regular event  or a special occasion? How much has going to the cinema influenced you? What is your preferred genre of film? Did you ever want to go into the film industry?
What heartthrobs did you have from the movies?

The  Intermission kept to the theme of the evening and popcorn was served in addition to the usual tea, coffee and cake.

During the Second half of  the evening  club members gave a short review of various films. First was Liz with "Mama Mia … here we go again"
 Brendan chose - "Seven Samarai"
 Lauren "Joy"
 Regina on "Caberet"
 Louise chose "Mandy"
 For Roz it was "Some Like it Hot"
 Carol chose the classic "Charade"
Finally Ruth - "Twelve Years a Slave"

Grace, as Chairman also gave us a short review of "Bambi"

The General Evaluation was by Brendan and Closing Thought and VOT was by Roz.

A very interesting evening with so many different types of films being discussed and  which everyone enjoyed.

The Next meeting is on Wednesday 1st May, 2019 with the Theme:  New Beginnings.

Visitors are very welcome.

Monday, 25 March 2019


The Annual Speech Contest of Caledonia Council was held in the Doubletree by Hilton, Westerwood, Glasgow on Sunday 24th March 2019.

President Iris opened the meeting.
The First item on the Agenda was the Speech Contest

Nancy was the capable Chairman of the Contest.

The timers were Roz and Brendan

The winners were Iris and Diana with Terry and Grace as runners up.

Following lunch there was a short Business Meeting and the final item on the Agenda was an illustrated talk by Iris on Madeira.  The meeting closed at 3.30 pm. and all agreed that it had been a most enjoyable day.

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Pollokshields Club

Pollokshields Club met on  20th March, 2019 in the home of a member.

The Theme of the evening was  "Spring is Busting out all Over".
 Our president Scilla welcomed members to the meeting and gave apologies from Anita and Ruth.
 Grace was introduced as Chairman for the evening.   Grace's Passing Thought was from Chaucer.   Topics were given out 
 Louise on Spring in the Garden
 Carole on Spring Pilgrimage to the Eurovision Song Contest
 Regina on the Dawn Chorus and finally
Liz on Seasons.

This was followed by an interesting and fun Education session by Brendan when he asked members to tell us who we would like to invite to dinner - among those we wanted were Sidney Poitier  Elvis 2 people wanted him, J.K. Rowling, Calum MacFarlan Barow, Dustin Hoffman and Stuart MacBride.

Following the Interval came the speeches
 Lauren about Spring Fashion
 Iris on the joys of thinking about Spring cleaning.

Following the speeches there was a short business meeting.

The meeting concluded at 9.30.

The next meeting is on 17th April in Hutchesons' Grammar School and the Theme is "A Night at the Movies"
Guests are always welcome.