Craigie Allotments benefit from the Treasure Chest

Last Sunday (15 April 2018) John Ewing and club secretary Douglas Haddow made a formal presentation of a cheque for £200 from our Treasure Chest fund to the Friends of Craigie Allotments. Marion McPherson of the Friends thanked Ayr Rotary and said that the cheque would go a long way towards their aim of providing matting ... More

Annual Charity Golf Day Fri 11 May 2018

Our annual golf event will soon be upon us. We are retaining the successful format of a shotgun start at 9.30am followed by drinks, snacks and prize-giving in the Belleisle clubhouse. This creates a good social atmosphere with everything done by 3.30pm The main beneficiary this year is South Ayrshire Dementia Support ... More

Photo Caption Fun Night – 27 March 2018

Using humorous and sometimes embarrassing photographs, our Secretary, Douglas Haddow conducted a fun night of naming captions for fifteen photographs. He divided his audience into four opposing teams whose spokespersons were Hugh Millar, Jim Nelson, Alistair Tyre and Colin Vooght. Consequently, they competed by creating ... More

Political Cartoons Through the Years – 13 March 2018

Ian McAnulla was the speaker at our Tuesday evening meeting. Political cartoons from the last 100 years were examined in detail. From their finer, clever messages to the blatant political statements, Ian made his audience analyse and appreciate the layers of information visible in each cartoon. He showed the subliminal ... More

“Never Again” – Remembering Srebrenica – 6 March 2018

Fifty years after the world said “Never Again” to the horrors of the Holocaust, genocide took place on European soil. John Corrigan, ex-police chief and head of counter-terrorism made a welcome return to the club to explain to us how the name “Srebrenica” has become synonymous with those dark days in July 1995 ... More

Our Neighbours in Romania – 27 February 2018

In August last year, Doug Wilson, in his capacity as officer (Lt.) in the 17th Ayr Boys’ Brigade company (Castlehill), was presented with a £200 cheque from the Treasure Chest fund. The money had assisted travel to Romania where representatives of the Brigade carried out work at an orphanage run by the Rhema Foundation. ... More

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

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