181 Results for author: Ron Ireland

The Scotch Professors – 9 June 2020

  So who knew that Scotland (and not England) had shown the rest of the world how to play football? Well Ged o’ Brien did – and possibly John Dunlop. Ged was our guest speaker at last week’s Zoom meeting and is a leading sports historian and author who (despite being an Englishman) is a passionate advocate of ... More

Local Charity Workers Update Club Members – 26 May 2020

Guest speakers Major Linda Watson of the Salvation Army (Ayr) and Kayleigh Hamilton, coordinator of South Ayrshire Carers Centre both took time out from frontline work to join our Zoom meeting and update us on how our contributions are making a difference to their work in Ayr. We also welcomed to our virtual meeting five ... More

Successful Year for Rotary Club of Ayr

The Rotary Club of Ayr held its very first “virtual” AGM recently, with 32 members participating on-line. In his end-of-year report (2019/20), outgoing president, Ieuan Isaac, advised members that in nine (pre-virus-lockdown) months the club had achieved most of what had been planned for the year with remarkable ... More

Two Ayr Rotary Clubs Re-Connect across the World

In the last month of 1947 the BBC recorded, and subsequently broadcast in Australia, a meeting of The Rotary Club of Ayr at which a presentation was made to our sister club, the Rotary Club of Ayr, Queensland. The historic contact between the two Ayr Rotary Clubs goes back to the end of the Second World War, when the ... More

Embarrassing Moments at Latest e-Meeting – 28 April 2020

e-meeting in progress using Zoom platform No this wasn’t the usual Rotary meeting embarrassments like members accidently passing wind during the meal or falling asleep before the evening’s speaker had finished (no names –no pack drill, but where the cap fits…….!). This was an evening of tales of embarrassing ... More

RIP Douglas Wilson

    We are sad to have lost one of our members, Doug Wilson, who passed away on 29 March after a lengthy and debilitating illness. Although, a relatively recent recruit to Ayr Rotary Club, Doug was no stranger to Rotary, having previously been a member for a number of years of clubs in the home counti... More

Dr Peter Hughes – STEM – 3 March 2020

“Inspiring Youngsters into STEM” (that’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths for those not in the know) was the advance title for the topic of our most recent speaker, Dr Peter Hughes, so it was of some surprise to see him rushing into the hotel foyer heavily loaded with cases carrying a variety of stringed, ... More

***Cancelled owing to Coronavirus*** 14th ROTARY BEACH CLEAN

Get ready for the 14th Annual Rotary Beach Clean on Sat 4 April 2020 (0900-1230 hours) and help keep South Ayrshire’s beaches beautiful. This takes place over a dozen or so beaches on the South Ayrshire Coast. Most of these are managed and led by Ayr Rotary Club members but other beaches are organised by the Rotary Clubs ... More

Foto Frivolity – 25 February 2020

There was a decidedly competitive atmosphere at our funny photo evening when 4 teams of members were shown a selection of candid and amusing photographs taken over the last eighteen months or so at club events. Members were tasked with dreaming up appropriate captions to attach to the photos (see gallery below) and the ... More

Fiona McKenzie- Centrestage 18 February 2020

Centrestage is all about “fun, food, and folk” and that ethos underpins everything the Kilmarnock-based charity does through its vision “to create energetic, inclusive communities “with the arts at the heart”. So said Fiona McKenzie, founder and former CEO of Centrestage when she talked recently to our club about ... More