187 Results for author: Ron Ireland

Ayr Rotary Helps Beach Clean Effort – 18 September 2020

On a delightfully gentle warm, late-summer day twelve members of the club, together with half-a-dozen friends and family, joined forces with Belleisle Rangers and others to take part in the annual Climate Week’s Ayr Beach Clean. This was a great opportunity for Ayr Rotary to demonstrate its commitment to community ... More

Club visit by new DG Angela Samson – 15 September 2020

Angela Samson, District 1230’s new Governor, paid a virtual visit to our club to outline her views and plans for this Rotary year. She began by telling us that, although now living in Renfrewshire, she is proud to consider herself a Glaswegian at heart and that her interest in Rotary began when a friend asked her along ... More

Jeely Jar collection goes to Ayrshire Women’s Hub – 7 September 2020

Founded in January 2018 by Angie-Leigh McPike and Gabriella Baronello, AWH is an early stages community interest group. It operates from warm, friendly walk-in premises where women can go to socialise, learn and empower each other through free workshops, surgeries and classes. It is also a bridge to several other amazing ... More

150 Years of Ayr Football – 1 September 2020

In another Zoom presentation organised by John Dunlop, Ayr United's historian, Duncan Carmichael, took Ayr Rotary members on the long and interesting journey of organised football in Ayr. Duncan related how, as the town grew, football was on a seemingly never-ending journey for a home of its own. From its formation on the ... More

Bingo Bedlam – 4 August 2020

Nothing, not even a pandemic, stops the Rotarians of Ayr enjoying themselves! More than 40 Rotarians and friends recently joined in the first, and possibly last, Zoom bingo game. Hosted by Allan McWilliam and Bob "The Balls" Gibson, resplendent in his caller suit and bow tie, the grey matter was stretched to breaking ... More

Visit by New District Governor Postponed

Due to unforeseen events the much anticipated virtual visit by Angela Samson, the new District 1230 Governor, has been postponed. The new date will be announced shortly. More

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