After 30 years in the food industry John worked in 3 sports governing bodies. In voluntary posts he was a director of his local CVS and Citizens Advice Bureau for many years and a director of Citizens Advice Scotland for 4 years. Now retired, he is still involved in a community charity in Easterhouse. John says "I was honoured to be asked to become Aquabox ambassador for District 1230 following the sad and untimely death of Rob Keating".
John would be delighted to share the Aquabox story with member clubs of District 1230.
Jeremy served as an Army Officer for 26 years and on retirement became CEO of a rural charity in the East Midlands. In the latter role he developed the first of now 13 topics in the Sacrifice & Remembrance series to support communities in their own commemoration of the 100th anniversary of WW1. Since 2014 he has delivered these presentations in over 360 venues, most recently by Zoom, to over 13,000 people. Any donations he receives are passed to Combat Stress – the Veterans Mental Health Charity.
Click "HERE" for details of topics.
Contact - Mob: 07774 804243 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ex police officer, Ayrshire born, Alex Hall has been involved with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGW) for over 40 years. As a teenager he went on a school trip to France where he came upon a Commonwealth War Cemetery in the town of Dieppe. He spoke to a gentleman who told him that he was a “Trustee” on day release from the local prison and was allowed day release to work in the graveyard.
As a result of this encounter he started to study the history of the Raid on Dieppe which he found fascinating. This lead to becoming involved with the CWGC with whom he’s done voluntary work at home and abroad, including accompanying school trips with Garnock Academy and Largs Academy as a guide.
He was actively involved in the campaign to have those soldiers who were executed by firing squad, (SHOT AT DAWN) pardoned and their names added to local war memorials which was previously forbidden by law.
Available Talks are; Flanders 1914 – 1918; The siege and relief of Malta; The forgotten remembered (Shot at Dawn); The history of the Victoria Cross. Click here for details
Contact : email: email@example.com Tel: 01505 684364
This talk is about a novel that was written by accident after Sally started work on a project exploring the care of badly injured patients in World War 1 and the impact of the work on nurses.
Sally starts the talk by explaining her interest in World War 1 and how injured soldiers were triaged. She then outlines how nurses were trained at the time and how severely injured soldiers were cared for.Sally then describes why she changed course from working on a factual project to writing a story about a modern-day nurse who falls asleep on a train and wakes up in France in 1916 where she is expected to report for duty in a Casualty Clearing station.
Sally was a nurse educator for over thirty years and has always been fascinated by the nursing and medical care of soldiers in the war. She lives in Aberdeen and is happy to present her talk online.
Clean Water Wave is a social enterprise founded in 2017 to develop sustainable water treatment technologies primarily for off grid, rural areas, and agricultural use. The CWW team have decades of experience with water – treating it, managing it, and advocating for a step-change improvement in our water quality and environments.
Stephanie has a passion for the environment and a particular interest in the OneHealth Approach, leading research and innovation at the intersection of water, people-animal health, and planetary sustainability.
She also has considerable experience working internationally on water and sanitation issues.
The wider Clean Water Wave team, including marine biologists Dr Howard Dryden, Diane Duncan, and Caroline Duncan, are all environmentalists and water specialists. Our combined research into the links between water pollution and oceanic health are playing a critical role in advancing knowledge about climate change, and any of our team would welcome the chance to speak about marine biology, climate change, and/or water quality.
All of the Clean Water Wave team are Rotarians and members of the E Club of the West of Scotland.
Contact:- firstname.lastname@example.org Mob: 07969 144390
Our marine biology and Climate change research: https://www.goesfoundation.com
Pam Ribbeck - "Playlist for life"
Playlist for Life is a UK-wide music and dementia charity based in Glasgow.The charity was founded in 2013 by writer and broadcaster Sally Magnusson after the death of her mother, Mamie, who had dementia.
The charity’s vision is simple: for everyone with dementia to have a unique, personal playlist and everyone who loves or cares for them to know how to use it. Over two decades of scientific research has shown that listening to a personal playlist of music can improve the lives of people living with dementia. In fact,
Personal playlists can: reduce anxiety; improve your mood; make difficult tasks more manageable; evoke memories that can help families and carers connect.
Playlist for Life harnesses the powerful effects of personal music to help anyone who is affected by dementia, their families and carers. Whether it’s the music from a first dance, lullabies from childhood or a theme tune from a favourite TV show, music has the ability to take us back in time and remind us of our past, giving you that flashback feeling. Sharing your songs and memories can help people living with dementia connect with family, friends and carers.
By Ian Dickson - A Zoom-friendly, fully-illustrated and fascinating account of a new 2020 friendship between Scotland and Holland, arising from a chance visit to a war grave, and leading to a Dutch town discovering more about the serviceman they buried in 1944, to a Scottish family finding out more about the flight engineer killed on his return from a bombing raid, and to Dutch Liberation Day hospitality sadly postponed by the Covid lockdown.
Contact:- Ian Dickson email: email@example.com Mob: 07714006187
Sue Hope of the "HOPE Consultancy would be delighted to attend a Club meeting on Zoom and offer an update on their work in Sierra Leone, and in particular GG1981430 - Improving Fistula, Maternity and Child Healthcare in Sierra Leone,
See Website for more details: www.thehopeconsultancy.org.uk
Contact:- firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: 01899 830 267 Mobile: 07702 812987
UK Rotary's avoidable blindness programme
For information on our work please go to: http://www.globalsightsolutions.org. To book a speaker please contact Rotarian John Miles. There are no fees involved and we can do both Zoom and 'live' presentations.
Contact:- email@example.com or 01483 481856
No one can appreciate the effect of type 1 diabetes on families unless they have lived with it. This charity's speakers present their own poignant stories with total sincerity and are willing to come to clubs to talk of just what life is like when you have a family member who has been diagnosed with this life-threatening condition.
Elspeth Campbell, Senior Regional Fundraiser (Scotland)
Please contact:- firstname.lastname@example.org or 07442 332872
Web site;- ssafa.org.uk
The 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower. The Pilgrims and the Scottish Connection. 2020 is the 400th Anniversary of the historic voyage of the Mayflower to the New World.
George English of Kilmarnock Rotary had an ancestor, Richard Warren, who was a passenger in 1620. His talk covers the events during the Reformation which led to the Pilgrims leaving for the New World; and affected Scotland. He describes the voyage itself and the early years in New England. Also the impact the Mayflower has had on Western civilisation since, such as the successful colonisation of America, and the Act of Union between Scotland and England/Wales. A year-long commemoration is being held, focused on places associated with the Mayflower and its passengers
Contact George on: 01290 559036 or email@example.com
The Sailors’ Society is an international Christian charity working in ports across the world. Their chaplains help seafarers and their families, from all faiths and none, with welfare and practical support. They visit ships in ports and talk with seafarers away from home for up to a year at a time; they help them get in touch with much missed loved ones and access medical treatment; they liaise with frightened families when seafarers are kidnapped by terrorists or imprisoned, mostly through no fault of their own; and they build homes and schools and provide grants to bring hope and security to seafaring communities.
Becky Haldane is the Public Engagement Officer for Scotland and would be happy to come along to your club to tell you more about the charity and her involvement.
Contact details:- Becky Haldane at firstname.lastname@example.org, Mob: 07808 249175
Neville Shortt's talk includes a range of advice and information on how to sit, stand and move with less discomfort. This is based on his competence as a fully qualified and experienced teacher of Alexander Technique having studied both in Britain and his native Ireland and he now practises in Glasgow. Alexander Technique is a way of promoting well-being by retraining one's awareness and habits of posture to ensure minimum effort and strain. It entails relearning how to live in time and in tune with yourself.
Contact details:- Neville Shortt at email@example.com, Mob: 07789 793700
Phil Godfrey is travelling around Britain, speaking to Rotary, Inner Wheel and Other Clubs, to spread awareness of APS Antiphospholipid Syndrome, in memory of his late wife. Included in his talk is the story of his epic walk and the Rail touR.
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an incurable life-threatening autoimmune condition that causes the blood to clot too quickly in veins, arteries and the brain. It can cause potentially fatal events such as strokes, heart attacks, blood clots on the lungs (pulmonary embolism – PEs) and deep vein thrombosis (DVTs). In pregnancy, APS is the most important treatable cause of recurrent miscarriage and a woman is five times more likely to suffer a stillbirth; it is also associated with other complications such as infertility, pre-eclampsia, low-weight babies and premature births.
As a national charity, APS Support UK aims to achieve earlier diagnosis and to offer support to anyone affected by APS through increased awareness, education and research.Phil will visit 51 Clubs this year ( 9 in the 1230 District ), and hopes to carry on this challenge next year to spread the word, any Club wishing to ask Phil to speak to them, please contact him on :-.
firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 07770 406807
Changing Faces is Scotland's only charity for everyone with a mark, scar or condition that makes them look different. Our aim is to create a future where everyone with a visible difference on their face or body has the confidence, support and opportunity to live the lives they want. Being different in a society where there is such pressure to look a certain way is extremely difficult. Changing Faces provide advice and support, we challenge discrimination, and we campaign for a society that respects difference.
Katie Mullen will be happy to come along to your club to tell you more about the charity and her involvement.
Contact details:- Katie Mullen at KatieM@changingfaces.org.uk, Tel: 0141 559 5028
The organisation's web site is www.changingfaces.org.uk
Michaela Foster Marsh is the founder and Executive Director of Starchild Charity, set up in memory of her adopted Uganda brother who died in a fire in Glasgow age 27yrs. She works primarily with vulnerable children and women and her charity has built a School for Creative Arts in Vvumba, Uganda. In 2017. Michaela was a finalist of Scotswoman of the Year by the Evening Times and has received a Prime Ministers award for her work in Uganda. She has also received a Peace and Unity award for her work with children with autism. Starchild is now working towards building a holistic centre for families affected by autism in Uganda. Her memoir Starchild is the remarkable true story of finding her brothers family 17yrs after his death. It is published in the US with worldwide distribution.
Michaela Foster Marsh will be happy to come along to your club to tell you more about the charity and her book.
Contact details:- Michaela Foster Marsh at Info@starchildcharity.com, Mob: 07796 843442
The organisation's web site is www.starchildcharity.com
Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) is a Christian based organisation whose volunteers help resolve challenging issues in the world’s most troubled areas through the use of aviation and technologies. Their responses to calls for assistance around the developing world are, inevitably, many and varied and they receive support to do so from across the community including from Rotary clubs.
Andy Martin, who is in charge of their operations in Scotland, would be happy to develop further on their achievements by offering a free presentation to Rotary Clubs around Scotland..
Andy can be contacted at email@example.com on 0141 332 5222 or 07710 085 134.
The organisation’s web site is www.maf-uk.org
Alan McNiven’s remit is to get involvement and engagement from throughout Renfrewshire to the continuing developments in Paisley and District’s wide range of cultural and community involvement projects. The town’s bid for the City of Culture set the pace, but now there have been identified many more fascinating projects helped by the district’s operating in a much greater self-sufficient mode.
The journey is an interesting and challenging one.
Alan can be contacted at AMcNiven@EngageRenfrewshire.com.
Web Site: www.scod.org.uk
Working towards a society where deaf people have equal access, rights and citizenship.Focusing on the “four pillars of deafness” to describe "Deaf, Deafblind, Deafened and Hard of Hearing" as people with different levels of deafness have different barriers to overcome and have different language and communication support needs.Their membership provides an effective partnership working between the Third Sector, the Public Sector, and the Private Sector, and Scottish Government to improve the lives of deaf people.
Janis McDonald is currently the Chief Officer of the Scottish Council on Deafness. Janis has a nursing background and has worked in the Public and Third Sectors. She has thematic specialities: addictions, particularly alcohol; homelessness; equalities and deafness..
Contact details: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: 0141 248 2474, Mob: 07815311479
Flourish House” is a small charity which provides support to individuals and their families who have been affected by long-lasting mental health issues. Emphasis is placed on recovery through involvement and those speaking to clubs have all become fully aware, in the practical sense, of the work carried out and the beneficial impact this has had on those depending on the work of the charity.
Contact details: email@example.com
Owl Magic is the largest travelling owl display team in Scotland and based in Ayrshire.
They would be delighted to provide a speaker to talk about the centre and the various events and displays they can provide
Contact Details: firstname.lastname@example.org or call David on 07821 658550; Web Site:- www.owl-magic.com
Newlands Junior School is a unique project in which those who may be having issues with the normal school curriculum are selected to go through a challenging two year programme which allows them to move forward into new roles and regularly also apprenticeships.
Douglas Clark of Paisley Callants is one of the teaching staff at the school who will reflect on its past, present and potential future achievements.
Contact details: email@example.com
Chris Dinwoodie is a champion magician, specialising in close up magic and also an entrepreneur who provides an absolutely fascinating (and at times baffling!) presentation on how he opted for and has gained continuing success in his chosen profession…
web site: www.topclassmagician.co.uk
contact details: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07732147345
Margaret Houston, a former Dennistoun Rotary member,is Principal Librarian for Children and Young People and was recently named Librarian of the Year by the UK Publisher’s Circle. She is willing to talk of her role in improving the literacy levels of Glasgow’s youngest citizens as well as her role as the main contact between the library service and residents of Barlinnie prisonShe can be contacted at: email@example.com
Barry Adams Strump - Medical Murders
Govan member, Barry Adams Strump is willing to speak to clubs on the subject of "Medical Murders". Barry can be contacted on 0141 637 7284 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alastair in a member of Clydebank Rotary and is a volunteer with the Samaritans. He will be pleased to represent them as a speaker to Clubs. He can be contacted on 0141 776 3949 or by email at email@example.com
Adam Kelly is Fundraising Manager of Action on Hearing Loss, a charity dedicated to the prevention and mitigation of hearing loss as well to ensuring that there is greater appreciation of this affliction. The work of the charity and its projects can best be appreciated on www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk and Adam, can be contacted on 0141 341 5344 or 07733896388. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Leila Khan is a Life Mastery and Leadership Expert. She is a teacher of Languages and Metaphysics, author of My Little Red Book of Wisdoms and (soon to be published) 101+ Ways to Overcome Almost Anything. She is also a Personal and Business Development Coach. Leila is a dynamic and enthusiastic speaker about many topics, such as positive mental health, connection between your wealth and self-worth, universal laws, living a life of purpose and contribution, overcoming adversity and realising your dreams. Contact her on 0800 689 0383 m: 0751 412 6787 or email@example.com. www.litlifecoaching.com
Maggie’s Cancer Care is a unique charity which offers essential support and beautifully designed environment for men and women affected by cancer. They are warm friendly places where people can speak openly about their cancer. Family and friends are also welcome to access information, practical advice and emotional support not only during their loved ones’ cancer treatment but later when help may be needed. All of the existing Centres are situated beside an NHS Cancer Hospital and have been designed to be as non-institutional as possible.
If you would like further information or a speaker please contact Drew Hughes of the Barrhead Rotary Club: email: firstname.lastname@example.org
George English of Kilmarnock Rotary is a professional genealogist with many years of experience of genealogical research in Scotland, UK and other parts of the world. He has spoken at national conferences and published genealogical work in UK, Europe and USA. George specialises in bringing ancestors to life through the social and historical background of the times they lived in. His talks are typically tailored to include examples for the local area. George can be contacted at
email@example.com or 01290 559036
Tony Murray is Projects Officer for CRNS which is a charity involved in recyclycling and who can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org and 01786 469002 . CRNS is a membership body for community organisations managing waste resources at a local level through recycling, reuse, composting, waste reduction and waste education activities. In addition to providing information and advice to both existing and emerging community organisations.
The Great Tapestry of Scotland has been one of the most ambitious projects of recent times. Just speak with anyone who has seen it on display and they will express total amazement at all aspects of this fantastic venture. Sue Whitaker, one of those who contributed to the Tapestry is pleased to develop further on the Tapestry as a whole and her own contribution to it and she can be contacted by email at email@example.com
PDG Alex Blair is a past president
of "Largs and North Ayrshire Family History Society". He was also the
Editor of the society's magazine for a number of years. He is willing to
talk about two of his research subjects: "Admiral Lord Cochrane, Earl
of Dundonald" or "The Ardrossan, Paisley, Glasgow Canal". Both available on “ZOOM”.
Contact Details: 07971617909, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather McLean is a Beekeeper who ( runs Kelvin Valley Honey which produces honey and makes beeswax products,an acknowledged expert with a wealth of information and self taught experience in these areas. She would be happy to talk to clubs on honey which she describes as “as natural as nature intended” or beekeeping. Her contact details are 01236 820537 or email her at email@example.com . Although Heather is delighted to speak to groups about her experiences she is extremely busy during May to September and has only limited availability during this time.
Jill Scott was a journalist for 25 years. She and Bill Hicks are happy to come along to a club and discuss the people they have met and the places they have visited when they worked as journalists with the "Sunday Post". Jill can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Meningitis Reaseach Foundation's vision is a world free from meningitis and septicaemia. Millions of people have already been affected by meningitis and septicaemia in the UK, Ireland and around the world. They are devastating diseases which can kill and seriously disable in hours.
But the sad fact is meningitis and septicaemia kill around 1,000 people around the world every day. Every single day one person dies in the UK and Ireland alone. Babies and children under five and young people are especially vulnerable but anyone of any age can be affected.
If you would like to hear more about their work and research then contact Ashleigh Hunt, MRF Information Officer on 0131 510 2345 or email: email@example.com
Aberlour is the largest, solely Scottish, children’s charity and they provide help to over 6000 of Scotland’s most vulnerable children, young people and their families each year. They provide services all across Scotland from Elgin to Stranraer and Prestwick to Prestonpans.
If you would like to find out more about their activities then contact Morag McGowan on 07730 193675 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ian Dale of the Rotary Club of Glasgow is an honorary lecturer in Forensic Medicine and Science at Glasgow University who is happy to talk on “How to poison your ...... Ian can deliver his presentation by “ZOOM” if required. He can be contacted on email@example.com
Author, broadcaster, historian and artist Edward H. Chisnall can offer a wealth of knowledge of Glasgow and much further afield. He, for instance, wrote the award-winning " Bell in the Tree" radio series and is willing to share his experiences in and stories of the city of yesteryear as well as the many other adventures which have formed part of his fascinating career"
Edward can be contacted on 0141 942 2637 or by email; firstname.lastname@example.org
Scotland’s Magician, Scott Cuthbertson is happy to provide the background to his somewhat unusual occupation and the magical journey which has resulted in his performing to a wide range of audiences . Contact Scott@scotlandsmagician.com or O7747 978 661 Scott’s web site is www.scotlandsmagician.com
Leuchie House is an independent charity which provides high quality respite breaks with 24-hour expert nursing care for people and their families living with long-term physical conditions, such as MS, stroke, Huntington's Disease, Parkinson's, Motor Neurone Disease and cerebral palsy. They are happy to provide speakers to clubs and can be contacted on 01620 692864 or at email@example.com
No one can appreciate the effect of Type 1 Diabetes on families unless they have lived with it. This charity's speakers present their own poignant stories with total sincerity and are willing to come to clubs to talk of just what life is like when you have a member of the family who suffers from this illness. They can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07790572188
Although he retired from legal practice in the late 1990s, Len Murray still acts as a consultant to his former firm and has been described as “the most respected solicitor of his generation” Having forsaken the gown and the well of the court, he has become one of the country's most highly regarded after-dinner speakers He brought Antanas Gecas, Nazi criminal to justice and talks of his experiences in this connection. If you would like Len to speak at your club dinner then he can be contacted on 0141 563 9624 or contact him via his website www.lenmurray.co.uk
A former executive in the lace industry based in Newmilns and happy to talk about the industry and its impact on the area. He can be emailed at email@example.com
A retired doctor with a range of prepared talks including one on David Livingstone, he brings all of his own equipment, can talk for up to 50 minutes but happy to tailor to requirements. He can be contacted on 0141 942 8262 or email him at j firstname.lastname@example.org
The West of Scotland Stammering Network would be willing to provide local speakers related to this often neglected area .remember “The King’s Speech”. It so happens that Glasgow is the only place in Scotland with an active self help group and an excellent adult NHS speech therapy service. Contact should be made with James Stewart at: email@example.com or 07803 183729
Norrie Flowers runs Independent Humanist Ceremonies proving services for non-religious weddings, affirmations, babynamings, and funerals and would be happy to talk about how and why he became involved in this area of operation. His web page is www.humanist-ceremonies.org Contact details 07971593873 and 0800 014 8342 He is also a rofessional speaker on the after dinner circuit
Several members of Govan Rotary and their wives attended the recent Polio National Immunisation Days in India last November. They are willing to come along to any club and tell you about their experiences. If interested then contact either President George Wills (01505 706 437) or Secretary Barry Adams-Strump (0141 637 7284)
Dilawer Singh, who is a rotarian in our District is also the Events Director for the Scottish Association of Local Sports Clubs which advises that it is providing national support for local sport. He would be happy to comr along and speak to any club. Dilawer's contact details are :- 07974964084 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Steven Brough is a member of Hamilton Rotary Club and is available to speak to clubs on the subject of Care Fees Planning. He is a specialist in this area of financial services and can be contacted as follows:-
Steve.Brough@sjpp.co.uk or 07888 309051
CVQO provides opportunities for young people and volunteering adults to improve their prospects in education and work through vocational qualifications.
Set up in 2001, the charity is now extending this offering from the MOD uniformed cadet movement to other youth organisations like St John Ambulance, the Prince’s Trust, Police Cadets, Fire Service and others outside the UK. If you would like a speaker to visit your club then contact Jeanne Paterson, Community Network & Fundraising Manager email@example.com
Jim Watson would be happy to talk about Thomas Muir of Huntershill, the Father of Scottish Democracy. The web site www.thomasmuir.co.uk gives an appreciation of elements of Muir’s fascinating life Jim's contact number is 07980 767666
Nick Cohen who is now 21 and runs his own successful business has a number of topics such as “Staring a business at 13” and “Being 21 and employing people twice your age” He is available on: firstname.lastname@example.org with the web site www.prcrbusiness.co.uk and telephone 0141 644 8960
Jill Scott was a journalist for 25 years and more recently was co-author of the book Glasgow ’s Grand Central Hotel in which the fascinating story of Glasgow ’s best loved hotels is told in words and many fascinating pictures
Journalist Grace, has taken the slogan “People Make Glasgow” and amended it somewhat. “Glasgow Makes People Welcome” is perhaps more appropriate for the West end based club which provides the opportunity for those coming to the city from abroad for whatever reason to share their experiences. Grace is willing to speak to clubs on this highly successful and totally unique initiative” She can be contacted on email@example.com
Lynne Kennedy established the magazine “Businesswomen in Scotland ” which has developed into a major networking arrangement as well as the publication of Scotland ’s only magazine specifically designed for ladies in the world of business and commerce
0141 332 8801 www.bwisltd.co.uk or firstname.lastname@example.org
David Cation's hobby is photography and he has developed this into a business, Cation Photography.
He is willing to come round to clubs to give them an appreciation of the images which he has developed mainly from around Scotland.
The contact is email@example.com
Andrew Morgan of Relate or to give it its official name Relationship Scotland Couple Counsellng, Glasgow can talk of the work carried out by this charity in assisting those who seek assistance, guidance and support in connection with their relationships and how the problems of the current economic situation can impact in many ways on these. The contact is: firstname.lastname@example.org
or 0141 248 5249
Bob McDonald, a former President of the Rotary Club of Dennistoun, earlier in his career, spent a good many years in management roles in the national coal industry. His presentation covers his own experience in the mining industry as well as introducing the Scottish Mining Museum which is based at Newtongrange Mid Lothian. Contact details are email@example.com or 0141 647 6900
The Scottish Cot Death Trust was founded in 1985 and has three main aims:
The Trust is the only cot death charity in Scotland. Speakers can be arranged by contacting :-
Scottish Cot Death Trust
Royal Hospital for Sick Children
GLASGOW G3 8SJ
Tel: 0141 357 3946
Gordon is a Past President of Allander Rotary and is very involved with a charity called "Kidney Kids Scotland". He would be happy to visit any club in the district to explain exactlly what the charity does to help children. Gordon can be contacted as follows:-
Telephone: 0141 316 7580, Mob: 07843 174929
Address: 2/2 No 7 Jackson Place, Bearsden, Glasgow, G61 1TR.
Alex Lochrie gives talks about his unusual career which went from graphic illustrator and advertising manager of Scotland's largest department store group, to being a Police Officer / Forensic Scene of Crime Examiner, to serving in the French Foreign Legion for 11 years having joined at the tender young age of 38.
His career is subject of a biography and he now writes novels which sell worldwide. Alex can be contacted as follows:-
Telephone: 01292 311855
Address: 51 Ayr Street, TROON KA10 6EB
Gary Ennis is Managing Director of NS Design which is involved in all aspects of Web Design but, in particular, social networking and the benefits which can come from involvement there. His contact details are firstname.lastname@example.org
John has written several books about HMS Dasher. Nearly 400 navy personnel drowned or were burned to death when HMS Dasher exploded off Arran in March, 1943. There were 149 survivors but, in spite of a high-level inquiry, they were never told what caused the disaster. John has indicated his willingness to speak to any Rotary Club. His email address is email@example.com
Gillian Dick won the Young Business of the Year award in 2010 and has started the business which is www.findmeglasgow.com
She has indicated her willingness to speak to any Rotary Club her number being 0141 353 9327
Stephen Brown is the cofounded of the 'Positive Women' Charity and they work and support exceptional women in Africa to take control of their own futures. There is never a more inspiring or humbling experience than meeting the exceptional women of Africa. Women's access to resources and power in these countries is practically non-existent and so have the burden of survival placed heavily upon them and their families.
In the face of all these challenges exceptional women emerge and change their lives and the world around them. If Africa is to progress, women will need to be front and centre of its development. They are working, already with women in Swaziland to establish women in local communities as leaders. They help them secure their rights, create small enterprises and support their children through education.
They work with these exceptional women to ensure that they are supported in the amazing work they already undertake. They will help through improving efficiencies and management and ensuring sustainable funding based on need.
They are looking for individuals and organisations that are able to support them to make a real impact and a huge difference. They would love to come and talk to Clubs about the work they undertake and Stephen can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information can be found on the website Positive Women
St James Business Centre, Linwood Road, Paisley, PA33AT
The Scottish Huntington's Association would like the opportunity to visit your club to tell your members about Huntington's disease, and the effect this devastating illness has on around 6,000 people in Scotland today. We will tell you about the lifeline we offer to sufferers and their families and how we bring hope to their lives.
To book a speaker, please contact Joan on 0141 848 0308 , or at email@example.com
Jim Duffy is a retired Police Officer who served with the Strathclyde Police Force between December 1975 and May 2007. Prior to retirement Jim held the rank of Inspector and the position of Chairman of the Strathclyde Police Federation Joint Branch Board.
Before retiring from the Police service he argued for the legalisation of all currently illegal drugs as, in his view , the War against Drugs will never be won in the current climate of prohibition. Since his retirement he has become a member of LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition)an american based organisation, comprising of many serving and former law enforcement agents and prosecutors who believe that the only way to deal with the menace of drugs is to take control of them through legalisation.
Jim is a member of the Rotary club of Loudoun and can be contacted on 07912 419748 .
Graeme Smith has written books on the Theatre Royal and the Alhambra. He would be happy to talk about the book and theatre. he can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org
Colin McKeand runs Nutri-tox and talks on health and wellbeing...being quite an expert there. He can be contacted on email@example.com or 01324 823664
John McIlhagger, President of East Kilbride Kittoch, is a Chartered Civil Engineer specialising in Traffic Engineering who operates his own consultancy. He is willing to talk on the “History of the Highway Code” which includes a short quiz on the subject and “The Goodwood Festival of Speed”.
Contact details: 07831 111 732 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Speakers are available to present information on those who sought refuge in Scotland to escape Nazi racism, most, though not all being Jewish. Web site: www.gatheringthevoices.com.
Contact with speakers can come through Steven Anston on 07828527864 email:
When Janet Muir volunteered to assist at Glasgow's own Britannia Panoptican Music Hall she never realised that her great great uncle Harry Braham, a comic vocalist and actor, had appeared there in 1880. The result? Janet has now written a fascinating book "Masks and Faces" on the life of her internationally acclaimed relative's adventures throughout the UK, Australia and America.
Janet can be contacted on 0141 771 1149, 07817474906
or email: email@example.com
Gloria is MD of Murray Associates Accountants and is called by her clients the Queen of Profit. She can speak on wide variety of business topics, the most popular one being on Pricing and how this can transform your profits.She is also one of the few Permaculture Accountants in the UK and uses Permaculture principles in business. Gloria has also won awards for her innovative approach to customer service.
Contact Details: Murray Associates Accountants Ltd, Business First, Linwood Point, Paisley PA1 2FB,
0141 889 4247, or Gloria@murrayassoc.co.uk
Dr.Irene O’Brien is the Senior Archivist at the Mitchell Library. Obviously, therefore. Irene has an unparalleled access to a wealth of information on all aspects of the City and its lifestyle and is willing to talk about Early Glasgow, Glasgow's War or Family History at the Mitchell Library.
Contact details are 0141 287 2908 or email firstname.lastname@example.org