Strathkelvin District Christmas Lunch.

On Wednesday, 5th December, Strathkelvin and District Pensioners once again held their Annual Christmas Lunch in Douglas Park Golf Club .

This is an excellent venue and 55 members enjoyed a three course lunch followed by mince pies, tea/coffee and mints. The quality of food and service was excellent as usual.

Graham Scott,  who is retiring as local chairman, welcomed everyone and in particular, singled out Chris Hunter, now aged 92 for a special welcome. Chris was on the Committee for many years and was a great supporter of all the activities. Graham also mentioned one of our former chairmen, Hassie Young, who is now 103 and is as alert as he always was.  He now resides in Erskine Care Home. (More on Hassie can be read here.)

Graham also introduced Senga Dempster who is taking over from him. To Senga and her team who organised the lunch and more particularly the magnificent raffle, a special thanks for their hard work.

Young at 103!

Picture taken 28th November 2018

J Haswell Young, a truly remarkable man and a well respected and well-liked ex colleague known affectionately by all as “Hassie, was born in 1915 which makes him 103 years young.

Bob Jackson and Graham Scott visited him in Erskine Care Home on 28th November and pieced together some of his banking life. His memory of people and events is exceptional and he both looks and sounds just as he did when he retired from Bank of Scotland as Manager of Queen Street Branch, Glasgow in 1975.
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More Festive Lunches Announced!

Don’t worry – you’ve not been forgotten!

For various reasons, some Festive Lunches are not taking part until the New Year. Over the next week or so, more dates will be added to the drop-down menu on the ‘Festive Lunches’ page.(Seems like a good place to display them.) Physical /hard copies of the notice will be sent to members in due course. There is no need to reply to the notifications on this site, as these are purely for information for all members.

Enjoy!

 

An exciting change …

PLEASE NOTE; THIS EVENT IS NOT YET BOOKABLE – A FLYER, WITH ALL RELEVANT DETAILS WILL BE ISSUED IN DUE COURSE.
We are excited to announce, rather than invite presentations on the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, tours of the College have been arranged for the 14th February at 11 am and the 15th February at 12pm.
Tea coffee will be supplied.

Party hats at the ready!

Dates have been announced for another two area festive lunches:

Glasgow South lunch is on Wednesday 16th January 2019 in the Millennium Hotel, George Square, Glasgow,

Eastwood & District lunch is on Tuesday, 15th January 2019 in the Redhurst Hotel.

Full details of these lunches will be circulated at the beginning of December.