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Annual Charity Golf Day, Friday 12th May

On a bright, perfect Friday morning on 13th May, at 9.30am on the sound of an air horn, twenty teams teed off simultaneously by a shotgun start, for the annual Rotary Club of Ayr charity golf event held at Belleisle, having fuelled themselves with bacon butties beforehand. A calm, still day, coupled with warm sun […]

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Bake Off for Polio

Ayr Rotary Club held a bake off at St Leonard’s Church on Saturday 6th May to raise money for the international initiative End Polio Now. Over 30 cakes, from a simple fruit scone to a frangipane tart on display were baked by Rotarians. Judge Geoff Russell from the Savoy Park Hotel had the unenviable task […]

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Tuesday 2nd May Mission Discovery

MISSION DISCOVERY RETURNS TO AYRSHIRE Michael Breen, Vice Principal Finance and College Systems and Gavin Murray Director STEM from Ayrshire College delivered a fascinating presentation on the Mission Discovery programme which is a week-long space school that gives Ayrshire youngsters the opportunity to work alongside NASA leaders will take place from 19-23 June at Ayrshire […]

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Carrick Centre, Maybole Visit

Ayr Rotary Club have donated £1000 to the Carrick Centre in Maybole to support trainees who have barriers to employment and are supported by a Support and Guidance Worker to gain valuable work experience in Hospitality, Admin, Maintenance, Youth Work and House Keeping. The Carrick CAN (Create and Nurture) is a 15 week group for […]

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Tuesday 11th April, Roy Smith on Water & Trees

Using excellent photographs, Roy, a member of the Ayr Photographic Society, entertained his large audience with cleverly taken shots of every day events in nature, around Ayrshire. From the shimmering waters of Loch Doon and the angry crashing waves at Ardrossan harbour to the veins in leaves; from diffused lighting of a new moon and even […]

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Ayr Rotary Bake Off Sat 6 May 2017

St Leonard’s Church Hall 2pm A new event on our calendar this year, is The Bake Off. Rotarians are invited to bake a Cake for Tea – meringues, tarts, cakes, muffins, scones, fruit loaves…..Any Rotarian can enter, but no outside assistance or advice is allowed, including from family members. Pastry should be home-made, not shop-bought. […]

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Tuesday 4th April, Douglas Haddow with Funny Photos

  Using humourous and sometimes awkward photographs, our Membership & PR Convenor Douglas Haddow conducted a fun night of naming captions for ten photo shots. He divided his audience into 4 opposing teams who created their own team name. Consequently, the Coffee Boys, The Red Winers, the Wallace & Gromits and the Navvies competed by […]

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Tuesday 28th March SAILORS’ SOCIETY by Becky Haldane

Becky Haldane delivered an excellent talk to the Rotary Club of Ayr on the role of the Sailors’ Society in providing much-needed practical and spiritual support to the world’s seafarers. Becky herself is an ordained minister but confessed to having no background in seafaring (other than kayaking!). Nevertheless, it was clear to her attentive audience […]

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Tuesday 21st March Clive Tucker on Victorian Vingnettes

  To our surprise Clive is an expert on the history of the Victorian Royal Navy. He explained in detail the origins of “Rule Britannia” and how no other nation could match the size and experience of our navy during Victoria’s reign. However continued Clive, our wooden hulled ships became obsolete when a French designed […]

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Annual Charity Golf Day Fri 12 May 2017

The Rotary Club of Ayr are holding their annual Ayrshire Charity Golf Day on Friday 12 May 2017. The event involves a team of four players (men or women) playing on Belleisle golf course. Coffee and bacon rolls before you start, and nibbles at the end of the round in the Belleisle Clubhouse. The main […]

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