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

Ayr Rotary Showcase Event at Dobbies

Ayr Rotary Club are holding an open morning in Dobbies conservatory on Saturday 24th February from 10.00 to 12.30. Visitors will able to view the numerous projects which the Club undertake, including Aquabox the Scottish Poppy Appeal, the Ayrshire Coastal Path maintenance, Treasure Chest and Message in a Bottle and gain ... 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

Paul Harris Fellowship Awards

At our recent partners evening, held at the Savoy Park Hotel, two individuals were presented with a Paul Harris Fellowship Award for special service: Tribute was made by Alex Thomson to Dr Kirsty Muirhead for service to the community. He began by outlining Kirsty’s background and career in medicine. Originally a ... More

Alasdair Wham – Forgotten Railways Tuesday 21st November

Alasdair Wham, author and railway enthusiast was the guest speaker at Ayr Rotary Club on Tuesday evening. Using many old black and white photographs, he took us on a journey through tunnels and over viaducts, comparing the past glory days of railways with the disused relicts of today. Exceptions were the intact but ... More

Sophie Craig – Cambodia Expedition – 14 November 2017

The delightful and talented Sophie Craig, chaperoned by her dad Gary, was our guest speaker on Tuesday evening. Sophie had come to tell us all about her experience with Camp International in Cambodia, an expedition which our club had helped to support through the Treasure Chest fund. She described her trip as “the ... More

In-situ Safari Supper 28 Oct 2017

The International Committee have found a great way of raising funds. Find a suitable location (in this case St Leonard's Church hall, invite a few people along and ask them to bring their own food and drink. So far, so good.... But then ask them to pay for it! And so this magic formula raised over £900 for a water ... More

District Conference Report September 2017

The main highlight of this month was the 1230 District Conference, which was attended by President Craig Wilson with Douglas Haddow, John Ewing and President elect, Colin Vooght. An enjoyable time was had by all. There were very many inspiring presentations including Ruth Davidson, the Very Rev. Lorna E Hood and ... More

Trump Turnberry Receives a High Tech Paul Harris Plaque

Ralph Porciani, General Manager of Trump Turnberry and Jessica Podolsky, Front House Manager accepts a framed Rotarian special Robert Burns/Paul Harris plaque from Ayr Rotary Community Services Convenor, John Ewing. Using the latest technology, downloaded Zapper App, it is possible to hear Paul Harris's 1933 radio ... More