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Message in a Bottle Presentation at OiR

On Tuesday 18th July, Dr Neil Beattie of the Rotary Club of Ayr, Coordinator of Message in a Bottle, South Ayrshire explained the background and workings of Message in a Bottle to 60 members of Ayr’s Opportunity in Retirement at their regular fortnightly meeting in Newton Church Hall.  He showed the audience how to use […]

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Aberlour Child Care Trust – 18 July 2017

Rebecca Amiel of the Aberlour Child Care Trust (Scotland’s Children’s Charity) gave the club an interesting introduction to the work of the Trust. Rebecca is the Donor Development Manager, based at the Trust’s HQ in Stirling.   An estimated 100,000 children in Scotland suffer from some degree of abuse or trauma. Aberlour deal with around […]

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Raffle win by the Beggs

Helen Begg scooped a big prize in the raffle in aid of the Amuka Fundation at the recent Majestic wine-tasting. Although Helen wasn’t present to pick up the prize personally, Jimmy later accepted it, somewhat enthusiastically, on her behalf!

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Trump Turnberry – Ralph Porciani – 11 July 2017

Ralph Porciani, general manager of the Trump Turnberry resort, last week gave an entertaining and insightful presentation on the restoration of the Turnberry Hotel. Ralph firstly told the club of his Scottish-Italian roots and his childhood experience of helping in the family-run chip shop. This stood him in good stead for his later embarkation on […]

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Annual Croquet Competition Sun 9 July 2017

Watching heavily laden skies, eager to begin our annual croquet competition, a large group of Ayr Rotarians and friends tucked into the usual high quality Savoy Park Hotel fare complemented by copious bowls of summer (!) salads and tasty desserts which were supplied by members and guests. When there was a break in the teeming […]

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Visit by new DG, Gary Louttit, and Assistant DG, Mike Kimpton 4 July 2017

We were honoured to be the first club in District 1230 to welcome the new District Governor and his assistant to our club. Gary Louttit of Renfrew Rotary Club, and recently elected DG, delivered a thought-provoking and entertaining address to our assembled members. Gary confided to us that he regards District “Governor” as something of […]

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Paul Williams is Rotarian of the Year!

This year’s Rotarian of the Year award has gone to Paul Williams for his tireless contribution to the both the charitable work and the social side of the club. In particular, the award recognises Paul’s ready acceptance of the challenge to manage the annual Poppy Day Appeal in Ayr and his undoubted success in maintaining […]

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Wine Tasting 30 June 2017

  Ayr Rotary Club is well known for enjoying a wine tasting evening. Experts and novices claim to know their wines, and after a few different examples, their claims become stronger! Majestic Wine in Ayr is an excellent venue for a convivial evening, with delicious snack food provided by Jacquie Wilson and her team. Many […]

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Rotary Club of Ayr aids Mission Discovery

The International Space School Educational Trust (ISSET) brought their Mission Discovery programme to Ayrshire for the second year running. The programme is intended to encourage youngsters to follow a STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) career and is an amazing opportunity for school and college students to do something extraordinary by conducting research with actual […]

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13 June 2017 Murray Bothwell on Prestwick St Nicholas Golf Club

We received a great welcome and an excellent meal when we visited Prestwick St Nicholas Golf Club due to our usual Tuesday evening venue of the Savoy Park being unavailable. Murray Bothwell was our guest speaker who, appropriately, described the history and development of Prestwick St Nicholas Golf course/club and its surrounds. He is a […]

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