Saturday, 24 November 2018

POWERtalk Pollokshields - 21st November, 2018 at 7.30pm. in Hutchesons' Grammar School - Room 22A.

President Scilla opened the evening and gave a special welcome to all the guests - Frances, Regina, Lauren, Barbara and Carole.
Apologies were given by Ruth, Iris, Carole and Anita.

Louise was introduced as Chair for the Evening.

Topics were given by Scilla, Lauren, Roz, Brendan, 
Frances and Grace.

The Theme of the evening was "Book Reviews" and Reviews were given by

Lauren on "Got You Back" by Jane Fallon.
Roz on "Elevation" by Stephen King

Louise on "The Puppet Boy of Warsaw" by Evan Weaver.

Brendan on "Beside the Ocean of Time" by George McKay Brown.

Grace on "Appetite and Greed" by Phillip Kazan.

Liz on "Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine" by Gail Honeyman and "I'll Keep you Safe" by Peter May.
Regina on "Runnaway" by Alice Munro

And finally Scilla on "This is Going To Hurt" by Adam Kay.

The Proposed Interclub was discussed and the Timing was by Brendan.

The General Evaluation was by Brendan.

The Closing Thought and Vote of Thanks was by Grace.

The Next Meeting is on 5th December 2018 in Hutchesons' Grammar school and the Theme is to be "Under the Weather."

Thursday, 8 November 2018


POWERtalk Pollokshields met on 7th November 2018 in Room A22 Hutchesons' Grammar School.  Members were welcomed by President Scilla who also welcomed two guests.

Chairman for the evening was Carole who also handed out Topics to members

Brendan's topic was about Christmas Preparations.

An excellent workshop was presented by Ruth on "How to say NO".   Everyone present participated in this .

Following the tea break members were entertained by Scilla and Roz giving speeches - Scilla speech was entitled "Processing Memories" and Roz's speech "In Flanders Fields".
The mini evaluations were given by Iris and Brendan.

A short Business Meeting followed the speeches when dates and Themes for the next session were discussed.

The General Evaluation was by Liz.

Timekeeper Grace gave the Closing Thought and Vote of Thanks.

The next meeting of POWERtalk Pollokshields will be on 21st November 2018 in Room A22 Hutchesons' Grammar School and the Theme will be "Book Reviews" with All Club Participation.


Caledonia Council met on Sunday 4th November, 2018 in the Doubletree by Hilton, Westerwood, Glasgow.
President Iris welcomed members and chaired the Business Meeting.

Members enjoyed three excellent workshops
"Oral Reading: Science or Art" by Rosemary

"Evaluation - What I Meant to Say" by Ruth and

"Get Inspired!" by Carole.

This was a very happy and most enjoyable day with an excellent attendance by members.

The next meeting of Caledonia Council will be on 24th March 2019 in the Doubletree by Hilton, Westerwood, Glasgow and will be the Speech Contest.