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Richie Cameron – The Art of Ceramics and Sculpture – 12 June 2018

The president of Prestwick Rotary Club, Richie Cameron, strayed into foreign territory last week to talk to us about his passion for creating artistic pieces of ceramics and sculpture. In his easy-going style he sprinkled his talk with little jokes about potters and sculptors. Have you heard the one about the pottery ... More

Loudon McAndrew – Job Talk – 5 June 2018

One of our recent new members, Loudon McAndrew, gave a highly amusing account to the club of part of his working life. Following his academic studies in accountancy at Glasgow University, and after a few years working with Larkhall Machine Tool Co. (a former subsidiary of Rolls Royce), Loudon joined the Scottish Co-opera... More

Scottish Parliament Visit – 7 June 2018

The sun shone on the decent-sized party of members and friends who clambered aboard the bus at the Savoy Park for a trip to the Scottish Parliament. We were welcomed there by club member John Scott MSP and his PA, Gillian who, quietly and efficiently, made sure we were well looked after from beginning to end. The visit ... More

RIP Brian E Clarke

The funeral of recently deceased member Brian Clarke took place at Masonhill Crematorium on Friday 1st June 2018. Brian joined the Rotary Club of Ayr in 1993 and became President in its 75th Anniversary year of 2006. The character of the man is evident in these words from his message in the Club’s Anniversary Bulletin of ... More

AGM Meeting / SADSA Treasure Chest Presentation – 29 May 2018

Last week’s meeting was our AGM when the usual, end-of-year, administrative business was efficiently dealt with by President Craig Wilson and Secretary Douglas Haddow. Short reports were delivered on scatter week visits to Cumnock, Troon, Kilmarnock and Alloway Rotary clubs.   During the course of the ... More

Euan and Katie Nicol – Jobs Talks – 15 May 2018

Recent newcomers to Ayr and now established club members, Euan and Katie Nicol, gave the club members some insight to their respective careers at last week’s club meeting. Euan, an IT expert, had spent some years working with the NHS in the development of software to manage the complexities of systems of managing ... More

2017 Kummel Cup Competition Played at Last!

The long-delayed 2017 Kummel Cup match was played over the Troon Portland course on a glorious, hot, sunny, late May day. Two groups of four battled it out for this prestigious golfing honour with Kenneth Dickie emerging victorious in a close-run Stableford count up. The venerable Mr John Laughland, original donor of ... More

2018 Annual Charity Golf Day

A shotgun start at 9.30am on Saturday 12 May saw sixteen teams tee-off to compete in the Ayr Rotary Club Annual Charity Golf Day at Belleisle Park. This event is the main fund-raiser in the club’s calendar, raising an amazing £10,000, and the principal beneficiary this year was local charity South Ayrshire Dementia ... More

RSPB Presentation on Hen Harrier – 8 May 2018

Catherine Cumming, a Community Engagement Officer with the RSPB (Royal Society for protection of Birds), gave a delightfully illustrated talk on the UK hen harrier, a moorland raptor and protected upland species. RSPB is the UK’s largest nature conservation charity, working with partners to protect threatened birds and ... More

Meeting in the Inver Restaurant, Ayr College – 1 May 2018

This week our Tuesday meeting was held in the comfortable surroundings of the Inver Restaurant on the Ayr College campus. This had been arranged by Alistair Tyre with the main purpose of hearing from those participating in a community service programme that has substantial College involvement. Cameron Bell, head of ... More