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150 Years of Farm Machinery – 16 January 2018

Jimmy McGhee, accompanied by his wife Effie, gave the members the benefit of his long-held passion for the development of farm machinery. Originally an apprentice with the Mauchline-based, manufacturer, Pollock, Jimmy worked his way up to eventually owning the business and has been more than 50 years with the company which itself recently celebrated its […]

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New Member Loudon McAndrew

We are very pleased to welcome our newest member, Loudon McAndrew, to the club. Following his academic studies in accountancy at Glasgow University, and after a few years working with Larkhall Machine Tool Co. (a former subsidiary of Rolls Royce), Loudon joined the Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society (SCWS) where he served as Financial Controller to […]

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Angela McNay – Unity Grill – 9 January 2017

Following the club’s recent Treasure Chest donation to the Unity Grill, we were delighted to welcome Angela McNay to speak to us about the realisation of her dream to establish a successful social enterprise restaurant in Ayr. Angela began by describing how she became enthused with her vision. After obtaining her BSc in Social Policy […]

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North Ayr “Thegither” Project – 13 December 2017

The club’s Treasure Chest has made a £200 donation to assist the North Ayr “Thegither” Project”. This project is led by Development/Family Worker Rosie Eggo and is an initiative of the North Ayr Parish Grouping which consists of Ayr St. Quivox Church, Ayr St. James Church, Newton Wallacetown Church and Lochside Church. The aim is […]

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Christmas Quiz – 19 December 2017

Our annual quiz evening began with a piece of poetry delivered by President Craig – something to do with an injured toe! It finished with a vote of thanks by Kenneth Dickie – something about two cows and a milk tanker! Our three guests that evening (Andrew Muirhead, Douglas Brown and Louden McAndrew) could be […]

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Partners Evening – 11 December 2017

Well what a night of fun. friendship, awards and entertainment we had, hosted by oor secretary Douglas. A glass of Prosecco greeted everyone to get the evening underway and the Savoy Park Hotel, with Mary, Geoff and staff on hand, provided a most enjoyable three-course meal followed by coffee, mince pies & mints.   The surprise […]

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Paul Harris Fellowship Awards

At our recent partners evening, held at the Savoy Park Hotel, two individuals were presented with a Paul Harris Fellowship Award for special service: Tribute was made by Alex Thomson to Dr Kirsty Muirhead for service to the community. He began by outlining Kirsty’s background and career in medicine. Originally a practising junior doctor at […]

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Carrick Centre Community Service Project Award – 5 December 2017

In April of this year the club donated £1000 to the Carrick Centre in Maybole to support trainees who have barriers to employment and to gain valuable work experience. The Carrick CAN (Create and Nurture) 15-week programme for these Young Adults with Additional Support Needs was considered a great success by all. Each trainee had […]

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Club Archivist

The club has a new archivist in Hugh Miller and has expressed collective gratitude to the outgoing archivist, Euan Frew. Euan has done an immense job for the club manfully and manually archiving reports for over 25 years!  As a measure of the scale of his endeavours the archive for the current year fills two […]

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Youth Speaks – 28 November 2017

Belmont Academy hosted this year’s Rotary-sponsored Youth Speaks competition. This was the local round to select those teams to go forward to the West of Scotland District stage early next year. Three teams were entered: Kyle Academy in the intermediate category and Carrick Academy along with Belmont in the senior category. The formidable judging panel […]

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