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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 […]

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The Rudolph Hess Mystery – 10 April 2018

Retired headmaster and Strathaven Rotarian, Ian Valentine, related to us, in humorous fashion, the strange tale of Rudolph Hess and his mystery visit to Scotland in 1941. Ian began by identifying three key characters in Hess’s wartime life: Hess himself was born in Egypt in 1894 and, in 1914, joined the German army in Munich […]

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Beach Clean Success

What a magnificent turnout and performance at the Big Rotary Beach Clean! This was the biggest one ever and included for the first time the beaches at Dowhill and Turnberry in addition to those at Newton, Doonfoot, Seafield, Bracken Bay, Dunure, Croy and Dipple. Congatulations to all who helped make this such a success. Interestingly, […]

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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 Association, who provide […]

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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 funny, obscure and sometimes risqué photo captions. Judged by President […]

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Irene Howat – The Crackit Cup – 20 April 2018

Irene Howat, an Ayr woman, is a prolific writer of many different Christian biographies as well as multiple children’s books and biographies. At our last meeting Irene entertained us with a series of verses from her latest poetry publication – ‘The Crackit Cup’. The poems are crafted around a fictitious central character ‘Tam’ who was […]

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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 detail, which can be easily […]

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“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 when thousands […]

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Carrick Academy put on a Good Show

It takes a brave and special person to stand up before their peers and deliver a speech with confidence. Just such a person is Robbie Paterson from Carrick Academy, who was ably supported by Chloe Cairns as the Chairperson and Scott Anderson as the Proposer ofthe Vote of Thanks at the 2018 District 1230 Final […]

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Wakey-Wakey !!!!!!! – Breakfast Gatherings Up and Running

President Craig last week hosted the first of the new Breakfast Gatherings at the Fox & Willow.  It proved a great success with 10 members enjoying an informal and chatty Breakfast with Juice, Bacon Rolls, Croissants and a choice of Teas & Coffees – All for just £5.00! How can you resist? This must be […]

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