165 Results for author: Douglas Haddow

The Inner German Border

Secretary Colin Vooght delivered a presentation on his time as a member of HM forces Berlin 1971 (The Inner German Border (The Iron Curtain) Colin regaled us with his exploits as a young British Army private during the early seventies in divided Berlin. He began by explaining that after the Second World War, with ... More

Dr Sally Lawton on the “Nurse Who Found Herself in 1916”

Ayr Rotary Club were privilaged to have Dr Sally Lawton as a guest speaker at their Tuesday evening meeting. Sally was a nurse educator for over thirty years and had always been fascinated by the nursing and the medical care of soldiers in World War 1 and this led her to write “The Nurse Who Found Herself In 1916”. Her ... More

Alex Hall on the Seige of Malta

Once again using his indepth knowledge, Alex Hall delivered an excellent presentation on the Seige of Malta during during 1942. SS Ohio was an oil tanker built for the Texas Oil Company (now Texaco). The United Kingdom requisitioned her to re-supply the island fortress of Malta during the second world war. The tanker ... More

New Member Howard Stevenson

Retired Ninewells Hospital Surgeon, Howard Stevenson and his wife Dianne moved to Ayr from Newport, Fife recently where he was involved with the management of children suffering burn injuries.. In North Fife Rotary Club, Howard served as immediate past President (2019 – 2020) and Ayr Rotary Club is delighted to ... More

Global Oceanic Environment

Ayr Rotary Club was privilaged to hear two excellent speakers at their recent meeting, Dr Howard Dryden is an internationally acclaimed marine biologist, who is Chief Scientific Officer of GOES Foundation (Global Oceanic Environmental Survey) and Dr Stephanie Teranni Brown of Clean Water Wave Howard began with many ... More

Hazel McCully becomes our new President

Ayr Rotary have a new President, Hazel McCully who was Born in Scotland but raised in England. Married, with five children and five grandchildren Hazel lives in Crosshill, Maybole. While living in Saudi Arabia, where she raised thousand of dollars for world wide charities, Hazel worked for UNICEF and during her ... More

New Paltz Rotary Club, USA

One of Ayr Rotary's new members who has just returned to Ayr after a number of years in USA, helped organise this exciting Zoom meeting on Tuesday evening when we linked up with New Paltz Rotary Club, in the US town of New Paltz, which is about 80 miles north of NYC. In excess of 40 members from both clubs engaged in an ... More

Dalmilling Bikes Project

Ayr Rotary Delivers! On Wednesday morning, only a week after the first bike was delivered by Ayr Rotary to Dalmilling Primary School, a further 12 bikes were delivered by members of Ayr Rotary to the school. Incoming Community Service Convenor Paul Williams had described the project on local social media and had received ... More

Ian McAnulla on Political Cartoons

Ian McAnulla was the guest speaker at Ayr Rotary Club last Tuesday. Ian’s speciality is political cartoons and using many slide examples he showed his interested and inquisitive audience the hidden meanings behind popular and cleverly framed drawings. He explained that more than just the lampooning of characters, the ... More

Ayrshire Cancer Support

Laura Brown and Louise Graham from Ayrshire Cancer Support were the guest speakers at Ayr Rotary on Tuesday evening. Louise explained the practical workings of the charity and how Laura will talk about the exciting plans for the new premises, formally St Andrews Hotel, on Prestwick Road, Ayr. Since 1982 they have been ... More