In the early 1970's Harold Wilson and Ted Heath both served as Prime Ministers to Queen Elizabeth II. What else happened in the 70's? The FRIENDSHIP CLUB was founded!
Thanks to the foresight of Mrs. Margaret Marshall who recognised there was a need for a meeting place for elderly people in the area and sought permission from Whitehill Church to open a club for senior citizens. Thus, the Friendship Club was born and started to meet on Monday afternoons in the Hall of Whitehill Church and has been meeting regularly ever since. In fact, the Club very quickly established itself as an essential part of village life. Prime Ministers have come and gone and two village churches united to become Stepps Parish Church. The Club just carried on regardless!
Year after year the tried and tested format has remained the same:
Tea/Coffee cakes etc. on arrival and, of course, lots of blether. We host regular speakers on a wide variety of subjects.
Our syllabus includes a Christmas Party in the hall, Christmas Lunch at the Garfield Hotel, a Burns' celebration, a coach trip in the Spring and we finish with a lunch at the Garfield in May.
Due to lockdown restrictions we have been unable to meet since March. However, we plan to resume our meetings on Monday 13th October using the Large Hall so that we can be socially distanced and safe. As usual we will meet from 1.30 until 3.00pm.
Meetings are usually every alternate week.
Another thing which never changes is the very warm welcome that awaits you at the Friendship Club.
If you require more information please telephone me, the secretary, Mrs. Kate Houston on 0141 779 2960