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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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George & May Innes receiving a Savoy Park meal voucher

George & May Innes of Ayr happily accepting a meal voucher for two, courtesy of the Savoy Park Hotel, from Ayr Rotary Club President Harry Peters. George & May were prize draw winners at the recently held the Club’s open morning in Dobbies Garden Centre. When told of their win, May exclaimed they never win […]

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Ayrshire Coastal Path Update 22nd March

Message from Dr Jimmy Begg. “Six of us had a good morning on Smugglers Brae, laying the last five steps to the Tap o the Brae, and cutting a new path traversing the slope to the Millennium Wood. Now going to order a further five tonnes of whin chips to surface dress the top 50 […]

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Visit to Craig & Wilson Auctioneers

Jim Craig was the perfect host when several Ayr Rotarians descended on his premises during an auction day. He was our guide through the various aspects of an auction mart from the live auction ring to the back pens and the draconian paperwork administration of the traceability of beasts. Our whole morning demonstrated Jim’s commitment to […]

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Tuesday 7th March John Duncan, Lord Lieutenant Scotland

At recent meeting the Ayr Rotary Club were given a thoroughly engrossing talk from the Lord-Lieutenant of Ayrshire and Arran, Mr John Lawrence Duncan. Following a distinguished career in the Police, he was appointed in 2006 by Her Majesty The Queen on the recommendation of the Prime Minister, having previously served as a Deputy Lieutenant […]

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