52 Results for author: Ron Ireland

Youth Speaks Dry Run – 20 February 2018

Ayr Rotary club is sponsoring a team from Carrick Academy in the District stage (seniors) of the annual Youth Speaks competition.  We were treated to an entertaining presentation on “The Value of Remembering History” by the three-member team from the Academy. Original team members Robbie Paterson and Scott Anderson ... More

May Gilchrist – SeAscape – 13 February 2018

SeAscape is a local charity, set up to help people who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, to access and maintain accommodation which allows them to be independent. It assists people with all categories of accommodation: Homeless Emergency Accommodation, Homeless Temporary Furnished, Council Accommodation, Housing ... More

Denise McClung – S.I.S.G. – 6 February 2018

As we get older we are all threatened with the possibility of impaired hearing or vision. Denise McClung, project manager with the Sensory Impaired Support Group (SISG) came along to talk to us about this worthwhile Ayrshire charity. SISG was established in 1998 and now has 46 volunteers to assist 4 staff in delivering ... More

Having Fun with Crazy Ideas – 30 January 2018

Well, Hugh Miller certainly had the members hanging on his every erudite word as he delivered his highly entertaining talk in characteristically unhurried, yet confident, style. Hugh, who was, for twenty years, head teacher in Grange Academy, Kilmarnock, spoke to the club on the theme 'Having Fun with Crazy Ideas'. For ... More

Burns Supper – 23 January 2018

Around sixty members and guests attended our annual Burns Supper at the Savoy Park Hotel. Into the company of the (nearly) great and the (mostly) good, we welcomed surprise Canadian visitors John Hutchison and Margaret Watkins from Vancouver and Mary Johnston from North Lincolnshire. Piper Leslie Wilson and our favourite ... More

150 Years of Farm Machinery – 16 January 2018

Jimmy McGhee, accompanied by his wife Effie, gave the members the benefit of his long-held passion for the development of farm machinery. Originally an apprentice with the Mauchline-based, manufacturer, Pollock, Jimmy worked his way up to eventually owning the business and has been more than 50 years with the company which ... More

New Member Loudon McAndrew

We are very pleased to welcome our newest member, Loudon McAndrew, to the club. Following his academic studies in accountancy at Glasgow University, and after a few years working with Larkhall Machine Tool Co. (a former subsidiary of Rolls Royce), Loudon joined the Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society (SCWS) where he ... More

Angela McNay – Unity Grill – 9 January 2017

Following the club’s recent Treasure Chest donation to the Unity Grill, we were delighted to welcome Angela McNay to speak to us about the realisation of her dream to establish a successful social enterprise restaurant in Ayr. Angela began by describing how she became enthused with her vision. After obtaining her BSc ... More

North Ayr “Thegither” Project – 13 December 2017

The club’s Treasure Chest has made a £200 donation to assist the North Ayr “Thegither” Project”. This project is led by Development/Family Worker Rosie Eggo and is an initiative of the North Ayr Parish Grouping which consists of Ayr St. Quivox Church, Ayr St. James Church, Newton Wallacetown Church and Lochside ... More

Christmas Quiz – 19 December 2017

Our annual quiz evening began with a piece of poetry delivered by President Craig – something to do with an injured toe! It finished with a vote of thanks by Kenneth Dickie – something about two cows and a milk tanker! Our three guests that evening (Andrew Muirhead, Douglas Brown and Louden McAndrew) could be forgiven ... More