10 Results for author: Kevin Bell

Scottish Stammering Network

James visited the club on 10th November and gave a fascinating presentation on the charity he helped to found the Scottish Stammering Network.  James gave an interesting insight into his own issues with a stammer from his time at Millport Primary through Largs Academy to Strathclyde University from where he graduated. ... More

Safer Communities – PC Jamie Dunlop

PC Jamie Dunlop, the Safer Communities Officer attended the club on 3rd November and gave a highly informative talk on crime prevention. He noted that the South Ayrshire Council area has an above average level of elderly people living at home who may be more susceptible to bogus callers, rogue traders and other such ... More

Director Of Education addresses the club

Our speaker on 4th August 2015 was Douglas Hutchison, Director of Educational Services at South Ayrshire Council. Interestingly Douglas was familiar with Rotary having been a group study exchange student in 1990 enjoying a trip to Australia sponsored by the Rotary Club of Kilwinning. He was a teacher and after some ... More

Malky Was Magic !

Busy should be Magic Malky’s middle name! Malky gave us an “entertaining tour” through his life as a Children’s Entertainer, Comedian, Magician & Actor and combined this with a couple of mystifying Card tricks along the way.  Starting out in a Pub in Coalhall as a teenager help at a Disco, Malky went on to be ... More

Genealogy – a family hobby

George English gave the club an insight into the world of Genealogy on 8th September, to illustrate the information readily available his guinea pig for the evening was Harry Peters who bravely allowed him to delve into his  past. George was able to go back several generations and helped form part of the Peters family ... More

New Rotary Mastermind Crowned

August 18th was the date of our annual Mastermind competition with question master Craig Wilson  adopting the John Humphrys role. The entire club competed in the first round with the three highest scorers in the final. After a tie-break question between equal scoring Euan Lawrence and Neil Beattie the former competed ... More

Croquet Masterclass from David Arnot

David Arnot, Chairman of Auchincruive Croquet Club, was the speaker on 11th August and provided a highly entertaining history of the game from its origins in the 1850's to the present day. Balls and Mallets were keenly examined by Rotarians as David explained the different variations of the game including Golf Croquet and ... More

Cracker of a presentation from Ruby

Our speaker on 28th July was Ruby Mooney ably assisted by her guide dog, a 2 year old black labrador named Cracker. She and Cracker have been a team for around 10 months and Ruby explained how guide dogs can assist in the day-to-day lives of visually impaired people. Ruby is a volunteer consultant with Guide Dogs ... More

Magic Performance At Caption Competition

As our speaker for 21st July cancelled at short notice the President and Secretary decided to unleash a caption competition on the club. The top table, which included Assistant District Governor Peter Noreiko of the Troon club, voted on the quality of wit on offer with the winning team being "The Magic 4" which ... More

District Governor Visit 14th July 2015

Our newly appointed District Governor Andy Lees of the Mid Argyll club paid a visit on Tuesday 14th July. The District Governor explained his plans for the forthcoming year encouraging all present to “be a gift to the world”. He also gave an interesting insight into his own background mentioning his time ... More