135 Results for author: Douglas Haddow

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

CHANGING FACES – TALK BY KATIE MULLEN TO ROTARY CLUB OF AYR – 6 JUNE 2017

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

Annual Charity Golf Day, Friday 12th May

On a bright, perfect Friday morning on 13th May, at 9.30am on the sound of an air horn, twenty teams teed off simultaneously by a shotgun start, for the annual Rotary Club of Ayr charity golf event held at Belleisle, having fuelled themselves with bacon butties beforehand. A calm, still day, coupled with warm sun and a ... More

Bake Off for Polio

Ayr Rotary Club held a bake off at St Leonard's Church on Saturday 6th May to raise money for the international initiative End Polio Now. Over 30 cakes, from a simple fruit scone to a frangipane tart on display were baked by Rotarians. Judge Geoff Russell from the Savoy Park Hotel had the unenviable task of ... More

Tuesday 2nd May Mission Discovery

MISSION DISCOVERY RETURNS TO AYRSHIRE Michael Breen, Vice Principal Finance and College Systems and Gavin Murray Director STEM from Ayrshire College delivered a fascinating presentation on the Mission Discovery programme which is a week-long space school that gives Ayrshire youngsters the opportunity to work alongside ... More

Carrick Centre, Maybole Visit

Ayr Rotary Club have donated £1000 to the Carrick Centre in Maybole to support trainees who have barriers to employment and are supported by a Support and Guidance Worker to gain valuable work experience in Hospitality, Admin, Maintenance, Youth Work and House Keeping. The Carrick CAN (Create and Nurture) is a 15 week ... More