It's going to be different this year.....
We are going to be Ladies Who Lunch!
Where - The Moncrieffe Suite, Salutation Hotel, Perth, PH2 8PH.
When - Wednesday 6th June, 11.45am
Carriages - 3.30pm
What to Expext...
Picture the Moncrieffe Suite, take out the 200 chairs and transform the room back into a banqueting room. Imagine twenty-five tables seating eight, sitting with your friends and making new ones,
lively chat and fellowship and being served a two course meal. Add in an inspirational / devotional / motivational speaker, reflection and no washing up. Can you picture it? Are you interested? Read
The day is subsidised by the Women's Home and Overseas Committee and the charge is £10 per person. Traditionally there has never been a charge for Ladies' Day but food has never been included. The
Committee will, as usual meet all other costs, i.e., hall hire, flowers, etc., (all the boring stuff!) and the charge only covers the meal, teas and coffees.
Why the change?
We have listened to the feedback that has been received over the years and acted on it. You wanted a shorter day; a later start; more time for fellowship; an extension to the Reid Bar to save you
going out in the rain to buy lunch .... We couldn't extend the premises so we thought, let's shake it up, meet around tables to facilitate conversation and fellowship, have a good meal, a speaker,
time for interaction and building relationships with each other.
What would the programme be?
(Timings approximate and may change slightly)
11.45 Arrival and Shown to your table / Introductions
12.10 Opening Praise
12.15 Welcome - Convener's Remarks
12.45 Moderator's Musings
13.00 Lunch is served
14.30 Reflections (tea / coffee / scones will be served at this point)
15.00 Round up by Speaker
15.15 Convener Retires. Introduction of New Vice Convener
15.25 Closing remarks
Who can come?
Everyone is welcome to attend, and you are encouraged to bring a friend, fill a car, hire a bus. Two hundred can be accommodated in the Moncrieffe Suite. There isn't any parking at the hotel but
there is parking close by and passengers can be dropped off at the front of the hotel.
If you have any special requirements regarding mobility, etc., please let us know and we will do our utmost to assist where possible.
The Committee have asked Mrs Ibby MacIver to be the keynote speaker. Ibby is a member of the Free Church of Scotland, belongs to and taught in Caithness, before marrying a Black Isle Farmer 40
years ago! She also spent 25 years as a part-time administrator in the SU office in Inverness. She enjoys taking snapshots and using the results to make, write and send cards.
Theme - "The Gleanings of a Shepherd's Wife"
Ibby explains that "The Gleanings of a Shepherd's Wife" is a PowerPoint Presentation, recording God-given experiences I had over some months, as I observed the work of the shepherd and the life of
the sheep. Each snapshot slide is interspersed with an appropriate Scripture verse telling a truth, all based around the person of Jesus, the Good Shepherd and the Gospel message".
There will be a time to talk informally over tea and scones with others at your table and reflect on Ibby's address.
There is a choice of four main meals accompanied by diluting juice and a selection of scones and jams served with tea and coffee and it is full waitress service. Please see booking form for
choices. A children's menu is available (for pre schools only) priced £4.95. The hotel will warm any pre-packed baby food. Please let us know if you require a gluten free or vegan option.
Grab your glad rags and handbags and print and complete the booking form in the link below, returning it to:- Ladies' Day 2018, United Free Church of Scotland, 11 Newton Place, Glasgow, G3 7PR by
15th May. We look forward to welcoming you.