Polmont news from Thursday, July 16

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Buggy Group

Buggy group is off over the school holidays. Please join us at Falkirk Stadium to do the Helix walk, every Monday 1.15pm from front doors of Falkirk football Stadium.

Braveheart Walks

Meet at Polmont Station by the bowling club to start the walk for 7pm. This hour walk takes in the beautiful scenery of the Union Canal. Come along and enjoy some evening fresh air with our friendly walkers and Walk Leaders. For more information please call (01324) 673703.

Rotary Club

Brian Glanville chaired his first meeting since taking over as President of Polmont Rotary Club. He introduced the speaker, one of our own members and newly appointed District Governor of Rotary District 1020, Andy Ireland. Andy wished to address his own club before going on the road to all the other clubs in 1020. He began by thanking all who attended and supported him and Jacquie at the D.G. Handover Dinner then went on to outline his trip to San Diego and spoke about the inspiration he received being part of the Rotary family charged with bringing the theme of Be a Gift to the World. Service in our communities and our world is a significant part of what Rotary is about and in particular the work that Rotary’s own charity, Foundation, does bringing essential aid to millions throughout the world. Issues concerning clubs and districts were mentioned and although 1020 seems to be in reasonable health, with an increase in membership, we should not be complacent. Andy suggested we should use this year’s theme to look to the future as we seek to be a GIFT to the world. Polmont Rotary is part of the generations of Rotary who have served in the international arena and done amazing work. However, we should never forget that Rotary should be about fun, fellowship and foundation and using our talents to be a GIFT to the world as we all have something to give as we seek to alleviate poverty and illness around the world. After his speech, Andy took some questions from members before the vote of thanks from President Brian who accepted a banner from D.G. Andy. On behalf of the club President Brian wished Andy and Jacquie all the best in their Rotary year. Information on Polmont Rotary Club can be found on our website atwww.polmontrotary.org.

Old Parish

Sunday morning service will be conducted by Rev. Debbie van Welie at 11am. Choir practice at 9.45am. Prayer Meeting in the Vestry at 10.30am. No Youth Church. Crèche in the Fellowship Room at 11am. On duty are J Lewis and A Andrews. Duty for Reading will be J Lewis and Prayer will be R Taylor Flower Donation by M Campbell. ACTs duty will be S Gow and E Wilson. Polmont Old Parish Church Holiday Club - This year’s programme is called ‘Mission Rescue’. All children P1 (age five) to P7 are welcome to join us for the club. It will run for a whole week from Monday, August 10 to Friday, August 14 every morning from 10am (registration 9.30am on Monday morning only) to noon. It will all take place at the Church Hall in Main Street, Polmont and, weather permitting, on the fields of the Greenpark Centre. There is no cost for the mornings. All our helpers are cleared through Disclosure Scotland or PVG scheme. To book a place at the holiday club please e-mail contactus@polmontold.org.uk with your child’s name and age. We look forward to seeing you in August.

Woodlands Group

Polmont Woodlands Group’s AGM has been re-scheduled for Thursday, August 13 at 7pm in Greenpark Community Centre, Polmont. All Welcome.