144 Results for author: Douglas Haddow

Old is Gold

President of Glasgow North & Bishopbriggs Rotary, Chris Sandford delivered a passionate and enthusiastic presentation to Ayr Rotary on Tuesday afternoon. His Old for Gold project which was established in 2005, is based on the values of Rotary, encouraging older members to pass on life long learned skills by engaging ... More

New Rotary Year, New President

At Ayr Rotary's AGM, on Tuesday 23rd June, President Ieuan handed over the chains of office to new President Ian Alexander. All this occured with the benefit and magic of a Zoom meeting. Ian thanked Ieuan for all his hard work and involvement in many projects throughout the year. He stressed the need to focus ... More

Gus Iannotti, Rotarian of the Year

We are delighted to announce Gus Iannotti has been named Rotarian of the Year by outgoing President Ieuan Isaac.  Describing Gus as “The silent man of Rotary”, Ieuan said he was always there when he needed him, always on hand to give support and advice, a living example of ‘service above self’. Congratulations, ... More

Dobbies Open Morning Saturday 8th March

Our popular annual exhibition event took place in the conservatory at Dobbies Garden Centre on Saturday morning. After a slowish start, interested folk began to drift in and there was quite a buzz through the core mid-morning period. The final visitor headcount was down on previous years which was attributed to the poor ... More

Youth Speaks Competition Tuesday 12th February

President Colin welcomed Gemma McFarland, Amy Taylor, English Teacher Rachel Greenock, Elise Graham and English teacher Roisin Gillies. The packed room at the Savoy Park were treated to a well rehearsed presentation on Feminism which as explained is the advocacy of women's rights on the ground of the equality of the ... More

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