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.