Polmont news from Thursday, February 19

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Rotary Club

President Norman Black was in the chair for the weekly meeting of Polmont Rotary Club. After dinner and some business, president Norman introduced the speaker for the evening, Peter Croan, District 102 membership chairman. Peter had been invited to speak to the club about ‘Club Visioning’. The programme is a valuable tool to help Rotary Clubs develop and grow. Peter explained that the plan is used to provide a structured process plan for the future of each club, moreover, it allows all club members to shape club focus. This helps the club focus on what is important to allow change and development and to be more effective in the community. After an interesting and informative talk, Peter answered a good number of questions and the vote of thanks was given by president Norman. Information on Polmont Rotary Club can be found at www.polmontrotary.org.

Bingo Night

See Redding & Westquarter.

Probus Club

Cruise liners, bulk cargo ships, oil tankers and the like are relatively familiar sights on the River Forth. But it wasn’t always so as Douglas Yule, a member of the Blackhall Probus Club in Edinburgh, indicated to members of the Polmont Probus Club last week. From tiny slipways and piers accommodating fishing boats and the smallest of craft able to operate in shallow waters to the ports of Grangemouth and Leith, the river has been a vital link in Scotland’s economy in different ways for centuries. In a most interesting talk illustrated with picture postcard images of long-disused piers on the river ranging from Alloa and Aberlady to Burntisland and Bo’ness, and Port Seton and Portobello, Douglas well merited the warm round of appreciation called for by Alistair Cross. President Bill Cartner was in the chair.

AGM Meeting

Forth Valley Coeliac Group is holding its AGM on Satuday, May 16 from 11.30 a.m.–1.30 p.m. The annual general meeting at noon will be followed by a fish and chip meal from Land and Sea (orders and money will be taken between 11.30-11.50 a.m.) We would be delighted to welcome all our members and anyone else with an interest in the gluten free lifestyle. Any enquires please contact Sylvia on (01324) 860149.

RSCDS Classes

Local RSCDS class meets in Polmont Old Church Hall (parking to rear of Hall off Greenpark Drive) from 7.45 to 9.15 p.m. on a Wednesday night. This class is for more experienced dancers. Beginners please refer to our classes in the Laurieston section. For further details ring Alison on (01324) 631363. More information about us can be found on the website web.rscds-falkirk.org.uk.

Buggy Group

The group meets every Monday, 12.30 p.m. at the car park behind the church hall in Polmont. After the walk the group go back to the hall where there is a very well run mother and toddler group. All buggy walks are free, for more information speak to your health visitor or contact Stepforth@falkirkcommunitytrust.org, or on (01324) 504556.

Help Needed

Help is needed at the Polmont buggy group. The walk starts at 12.30 p.m. and lasts an hour. Training will be provided and all the lovely walks in the area will be shown. You just have to be fit and enjoy walking. If your interested call (01324) 504556.