139 Results for author: Douglas Haddow

Two New Members Join Ayr Rotary Club

Pat McCall and Hazel McCully are our Club's newest members. Pat has a very simple career path. She went to school at 5 years of age and left when she was 58. A very slow learner, she claims. In 1977 Pat began her teaching career and retired as a Deputy Head Teacher in 2015.Throughout her time in education, she had an ... More

Kenneth Dickie’s Wine Tasting Extravaganza Tuesday 14th August

At our Tuesday evening meeting in the Horizon Hotel, 51 Ayr Rotarians and guests were treated to a Kenneth Dickie “back to basics” educational on wine. It all started about 20 years ago said Kenneth, with a desire to understand more about wines. First he attended the Wine & Spirit Education Trust’s Certificate ... More

Rise Against Hunger Saturday 21st July at the Braehead Arena, Glasgow

The Rise Against Hunger Scottish initiative was first raised by Gary Louttit when he was District Governor last year. Ayr Rotary Club offered manpower and financial support. Four intrepid Ayr Rotarians went along to the Braehead Arena for a 10.00 start. Craig, Ieuan, John and Douglas donned their respective hair nets and ... More

Tuesday 17th July, Allan & Lynn McWilliam

We were treated to an entertaining personal life journey by Allan & Lynn McWilliam on Tuesday evening. The story for Lynn starts with education in a private convent before moving to Wembley and then up to Kilwinning where she refused to work in her father's new business, preferring to pursue an education career by ... More

Ayr Rotary Showcase Event at Dobbies

Ayr Rotary Club are holding an open morning in Dobbies conservatory on Saturday 24th February from 10.00 to 12.30. Visitors will able to view the numerous projects which the Club undertake, including Aquabox the Scottish Poppy Appeal, the Ayrshire Coastal Path maintenance, Treasure Chest and Message in a Bottle and gain ... More

Alasdair Wham – Forgotten Railways Tuesday 21st November

Alasdair Wham, author and railway enthusiast was the guest speaker at Ayr Rotary Club on Tuesday evening. Using many old black and white photographs, he took us on a journey through tunnels and over viaducts, comparing the past glory days of railways with the disused relicts of today. Exceptions were the intact but ... More

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 ... More

Trump Turnberry Receives a High Tech Paul Harris Plaque

Ralph Porciani, General Manager of Trump Turnberry and Jessica Podolsky, Front House Manager accepts a framed Rotarian special Robert Burns/Paul Harris plaque from Ayr Rotary Community Services Convenor, John Ewing. Using the latest technology, downloaded Zapper App, it is possible to hear Paul Harris's 1933 radio ... More


Katie Mullen from Changing Faces was the guest speaker at a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Ayr where she most eloquently delivered a very interesting talk. Changing Faces supports people who have scars, marks or conditions which affect the appearance of their face or body. The charity’s goal is to create an ... More

Tuesday 16th May, Nick Tillotson on Ejector Seats

Ex pilot Nick Tillotson delivered a fascinating talk on ejector seats. He explained in detail about the history of this life saving device. In aircraft, an ejection seat or ejector seat is a system designed to rescue the pilot or other crew of an aircraft (usually military) in an emergency. In most designs, the seat is ... More