Speakers enjoy a great chat
Hamilton Speakers Club went on the road last week, to meet their counterparts in East Kilbride.
They met at the Red Deer Centre and their hosts’ president Paul Munday handed the gavel to treasurer Ross Hammond to chair the meeting.
Ken Murray caused constant amusement by running a series of putdowns, ranging from Katherine Hepburn’s “She ran the whole gamut of emotions from A to B” to Winston Churchill’s “Tomorrow, I will be sober – you will still be ugly”.
Colin Jones talked about the growing number of adults affected by dementia, reminding us of its symptoms and causes, and giving some advice on minimising its effect. Alex Rintoul talked about the activities of the Grey Panthers, who defy the conventions to flaunt their grey hair, and enjoy modern activities.
Both women and men are taking part in clubs which are traditionally thought of as suitable for the younger generation.
Eunice remembered Milne her college visits to factories as part of her course, and how she had continued to take an interest in travelling and learning about local history.
Hamilton Speakers Club is the oldest club of its kind in Lanarkshire and lets people speak in a friendly and supportive atmosphere every week. Go to www. hamiltonspeakersclub.co.uk for more details and how you can get involved.