Airlie WRI members entertained at Wellbank

MRS FRANCES Gazzard, president, welcomed the company to the Mattocks/Wellbank WRI monthly meeting held in Wellbank Hall last Wednesday.

Members of Airlie WRI provided the entertainment for the evening, which was enjoyed by all present.

Mrs Moira Officer proposed thanks.

Competition winners were: wedge of savoury quiche - 1, Gertie Keillor; 2, Margaret McRae: child’s birthday card (any craft) - 1, Margaret McRae; 2, Elizabeth Christie: seasonal flower from the garden - 1, Elizabeth MacRury; 2, Moira Officer; 3 (equal), Gertie Keillor and Margaret McRae.

Stand in speaker

UNFORTUNATELY the scheduled guest speaker failed to appear for the Carnoustie Probus Club meeting in the Station Hotel on Wednesday morning, but luckily past president Eric Milton agreed to reminisce about his naval service.

Eric began by telling the history of the part chaplains had played aboard naval ships from as early as the ninth century. He then went on to relate some amusing and memorable stories from his own time as a ship’s chaplain on both Royal Navy and Merchant Navy vessels.

Many questions followed which, to the delight of those present, enabled Eric to reminisce even further.

Alistair Wylie presided and also gave the vote of thanks.

At the next meeting on Wednesday, May 1, Natasha Ferguson will give a talk entitled ‘Scottish Treasure Trove’.

Silent auction

MONIFIETH Parish Church is holding a silent talent/skills auction in the Gerard Hall tomorrow (Saturday) from 7 to 9 p.m.

There are over 50 items available to bid on.

Rod Bowman said: “If you can manage to come and support us your attendance will be very much appreciated. Come, have a look, make a bid, and if you are successful but unable to stay till the end we will contact you.”

Some of the items available are: airport transfers for up to four people, paint and decorate a room, car valet, family tree, afternoon tea party, etc.

Desert Island Discs

SOME months ago Carnoustie Rotary Club members David Selfridge and Archie Leiper took part in their own version of ‘Desert Island Discs’ with Archie in the hot seat.

Roles were reversed at the weekly meeting in the Station Hotel on Wednesday when, in addition to his favourite, music Archie revealed that his luxury item would be an accordion and his book choice ‘How to Play the Accordion’.

Vice-president Jim Waugh was in the chair.

Letham visit

A GROUP comprising 14 members of Carnoustie Trefoil Guild last Wednesday enjoyed a visit to Taurus Crafts, Letham, where Mr and Mrs B. Sturrock provided a warm welcome.

Mrs Sturrock demonstrated a variety of crafts before the ladies then enjoyed lovely scones and pancakes made by Mr Sturrock.

Mrs Margaret McInally proposed a vote of thanks.

The next meeting on April 24 will be a talk from Care and Repair. All are welcome.