The House for an Art Lover’s music room was full when Glasgow South Business Club President, Remo Pisaneschi welcomed members and guests to their annual Burns lunch on Tuesday 24 January.
Govan High School music students entertained the crowd as people assembled and their Heidie, Iain White, piped in the haggis. Club member, journalist Grace Franklin, gave her usual flamboyant performance of Burns’ Address to the Haggis. The toast to the Immortal Memory of the Bard was given in humorous fashion by Alan Murray who is modest about his knowledge of the poet. In the course of his illuminating and witty speech, he sang one of Burns’ songs and recited verses from several poems. An effective tour de force that was as entertaining as it was enlightening. Alan is a Govanite by birth and early education. He currently runs a new styled, multi uses, community centre in Maybole, Ayrshire.
Honorary Life Member, Frank Bendoris, thanked all the contributors. The Club, which meets monthly, has important guests signed up for future meetings, including Brian Souter and First Minister Alex Salmond. Full information from the Club’s website: www.glasgowsouthbusiness club.co.uk
Glasgow South Business Club celebrated 25 years of being in business with a gala dinner in the Grand Central Station Hotel last month. Frank Bendoris, who has been secretary for many years, was presented with Honorary Membership for his sterling service to the organisation. Having stepped down from that office, he has been replaced by Angela Samson.
President, Remo Pisaneschi, paid tribute to Frank’s work on behalf of the Club.
The first meeting in January will be a Burns Lunch in The House for an Art Lover. Major speakers are programmed for future monthly meetings which take place in the Ibrox Stadium function suites. For further information check their website: www.glasgowsouthbusinessclub.co.uk
Guest speaker at Glasgow South Business Club on Tuesday 20 April, will be Mindstore man, Jack Black. His 90 minute presentation is longer than the usual Club guest speaker spot so members and their guests are asked to arrive at 11.30 for the buffet lunch. The venue is the regular Ibrox suite at Ibrox stadium near the RFC shop. So if you want to improve your mind and learn from Jack Black, contact Club Secretary Frank Bendoris right away. His email: Frank.Bendoris@gswra.co.uk