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Sophie Craig – Cambodia Expedition – 14 November 2017

  The delightful and talented Sophie Craig, chaperoned by her dad Gary, was our guest speaker on Tuesday evening. Sophie had come to tell us all about her experience with Camp International in Cambodia, an expedition which our club had helped to support through the Treasure Chest fund. She described her trip as “the best […]

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Strictly Rotary (and friends) – 9 November 2017

Well! What a night we had last Thursday. Eat your hearts out Anton du Beke and Darcy Bussell! Ayr Rotary Club are on the dance floor! Those of us who had the courage (or audacity) to look out these old dance shoes and take to the floor were rewarded with an evening of performance, passion […]

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Phil McAnespie – Beekeeping – 7 November 2017

The club was buzzing on Tuesday evening when our guest speaker was Phil McAnespie. Phil, a locally well-known and respected beekeeper had previously talked to the club some four years ago and had come to update us on how bee populations were faring in the present day environment. He considered that the greatest threat to […]

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Yolanda and Peter McCall – The Tower of St John the Baptist in Ayr – 31 October 2017

Yolanda and Peter McCall gave a thoroughly interesting, joint presentation to the club on the story of St John’s Tower (Ayr’s oldest building) and the efforts being made to promote interest in the heritage of the site. Yolanda began with a potted history, describing the origins of the original Ayr Parish Church, dedicated to St […]

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Pumpkin Parade – 31 October 2017

Club members excelled themselves on Tuesday evening by exhibiting their pumpkin lantern efforts whilst hiding behind a variety of Halloween masks. One member was heard to remark that the scariness level of the pumpkin table was closely matched by some of the other tables where members were wearing no masks. The pumpkin competition was judged […]

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In-situ Safari Supper 28 Oct 2017

The International Committee have found a great way of raising funds. Find a suitable location (in this case St Leonard’s Church hall, invite a few people along and ask them to bring their own food and drink. So far, so good…. But then ask them to pay for it! And so this magic formula raised […]

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Boys’ Brigade – The Adventure Begins Here

One of our most recent members, Doug Wilson, was quick off the mark to deliver his “jobtalk”. Although a trained electrical engineer, Doug’s real vocation was in the Boys’ Brigade and it was his long, and continuing, service to the BB (60 remarkable years from early boyhood) that Doug chose to tell us all about. […]

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Bob Gibson – FPSOs in the Oil Industry – 17 October 2017

Bob Gibson, a master mariner and this week’s guest speaker, spent 15 years in the Merchant Navy before transferring to the North Sea at the height of the oil boom. The subject of Bob’s talk was his experiences on FPSOs which he explained was an acronym for Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading facilities. In simple […]

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Bill Rogers – History of Culzean Castle – 10 October 2017

Bill Rogers gave a hugely entertaining and amusing talk along with a virtual tour of Culzean Castle, now owned by the National Trust for Scotland. Culzean had been built by the Kennedy family in the late 1500’s, and was already nearly 200 years old when Sir Thomas Kennedy succeeded to the title Earl of Cassilis […]

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District Conference Report September 2017

The main highlight of this month was the 1230 District Conference, which was attended by President Craig Wilson with Douglas Haddow, John Ewing and President elect, Colin Vooght. An enjoyable time was had by all. There were very many inspiring presentations including Ruth Davidson, the Very Rev. Lorna E Hood and Cumnock Interact Club to […]

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