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Order your Christmas Cards Now!

The Rotary Club of Ayr’s ninth annual charity Christmas card is available for purchase. A pack of 10 cards complete with envelopes is only £4.00, with a special offer of 3 packs for £11. We are supporting www.aquabox.org who sends humanitarian aid to communities in desperate need. Contained in each box is nearly 70 individual […]

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Lauren O’Brien – A year in Brazil – 12 September 2017

Our guest speaker this week was Wellington school, 6th year pupil, Lauren O’Brien. Lauren is in sixth year and currently applying to universities (first choice Oxford) to study law. She is passionate about languages and is involved in extra-curricular musical activities. She also competed in this year’s Rotary ‘Youth Speaks’ competition, her team coming first […]

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Tara Cameron – Dispelling The Myths of Undertaking – 5 September 2017

The popular stereotype of an undertaker is that of a grave (pun intended), slightly stooping, pin-stripe-suited man under a tile-hat. Well that was the first myth dispelled by Tara Cameron when she visited our club to talk to us about her career as an undertaker. Youthful, fresh-faced, smiley and humorous best describes Tara, an employee […]

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Douglas Brown – Laurel & Hardy – 29 August 2017

Douglas Brown, as a fully-paid up and enthusiastic member of the “Sons of the Desert” appeared at our club meeting, shirt hanging out of his trousers and wearing a purple sash and red, velvet fez. Some members, mistakenly believing him to have lost his way from a nearby stag party, tried to redirect him, but […]

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Treasure Chest supports Boys’ Brigade Adventure – 22 August 2017

Douglas Wilson, officer (Lt.) in the 17th Ayr Boys’ Brigade company, attended our club meeting to be presented with a £200 cheque from the Treasure Chest fund. The presentation was made by President Craig and John Ewing, Community Service convenor. The money had assisted two company activities through the hire of a mini-bus. The vehicle […]

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Mastermind 2017

President Craig once again came up with a fiendishly difficult set of questions for our annual mastermind quiz. There was much murmuring in the ranks throughout the meal as members delved into their distant memories to try to recall, amongst other things, those US presidents of yesteryear, identified on the question sheet only by their […]

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RIP Derek Waugh

It was with great and genuine sadness that members heard last week of the passing of Derek Waugh. Derek arrived in Ayr twenty-seven years ago and had been an enthusiastic stalwart of the community, more recently including our own club. In a moving tribute to Derek at Masonhill Crematorium, the Rev Fraser Aitken ably described […]

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Denis Rattenbury – Smuggling in Ayrshire – 15 August 2017

Local historian and raconteur, Denis Rattenbury, gave the club an excellent discourse on various aspects of smuggling in Ayrshire in the 18th century. In his introduction Denis revealed his credentials for this topic in his Devonian ancestry citing, in particular, his great, great grandfather, Jack Rattenbury. Jack, nicknamed “Rob Roy of the West” had been […]

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RIBI National President visits Ayrshire Coastal Path

On the morning of Wednesday 16 August, we were honoured to welcome Denis Spiller, the National President of Rotary International Great Britain and Ireland (RIBI) along with the 1230 District Governor, Gary Louttit, to see and experience for themselves the delights of the Ayrshire Coastal Path. There to welcome them, at Dunure harbour, were our own […]

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BUYMSH – Alister Firth – 8 August 2017

Alister Firth came to the club meeting in different guise to the photographer that we are used to. This time he was here as a member of the BUYMSH (Buy Malcolm Sargent House) trust, set up to build a new 21st Century Holiday House in Ayrshire for children and young people suffering from cancer and […]

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