196 Results for author: Ron Ireland

Angie McPike – Ayrshire Women’s Hub – 2 March 2021

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

Tree of Remembrance Project – 23 February 2021

Last week’s meeting got off to a great start – well for Alex Thompson that is. He won the bottle of whisky in the first of the newly-introduced raffles to raise money for Unity Grill’s Inconvenience Store. We welcomed three guests to our meeting: Laura Kerr of South Ayrshire Council and two prospective new ... More

2021 Rotary Beach Clean Cancellation

Regrettably, it has been necessary, once again, to cancel the annual Rotary Beach Clean. However, there is a willingness among all five South Ayrshire Rotary Clubs (led by Ayr) to endeavour to hold, or participate in, individual, local clean-ups later in the year as and when Covid restrictions allow. This will be the work ... More

Festive Fun at Ayr Rotary

Despite, or perhaps because of, the current Covid crisis Ayr Rotary members turned up in good numbers to take part in Willie Stewart’s traditional Christmas quiz. Unfortunately for them Willie had not let the pandemic moderate his fiendish determination to embarrass his victims and his questions were as brain-teasing as ... More

Scott McLean – Sports Coach – 27 November 2020

Scott Maclean is a British Cycling Federation qualified coach whose knowledge and expertise has seen him coach at events such as the Commonwealth Games and Youth Olympics. He is head coach with Kinetic 365 and offers training and personal development programmes tailored to the individual, be they elite international ... More

Community Activity News – 16 November 2020

The club has been very busy in the community over the last few weeks. A sum of £200 has been raised and donated to the Salvation Army Foodbank which is still experiencing high demand.as other “pop-up” banks reduce. Members are encouraged to consider contributing their usual weekly meeting cost (£12 for a meal at ... More

Leonard Cheshire Charity Guest Speaker – 3 November 2020

Leonard Cheshire VC was a famous WW2 bomber pilot and commanding officer (No 617 squadron – the dambusters) who after the war committed himself to humanitarian work with disabled people. Kirsteen Plop, of the UK charity that bears his name, delivered an excellent talk to the club on the legacy of the man and the excell... More

Zoom Quizzers Battle It Out – 12 October 2020

Thanks are due to John Dunlop and members of his committee for organising the club’s first-ever Zoom Quiz. Twelve single or two-person teams took part in what was an enjoyable half-hour trying to dredge up memories of places visited, pop artists of yesteryear, and bits of globally-recognised product brands. The ... More

Lock-Up Clean-Up

Through the endeavours of Neil Beattie and the cooperation of South Ayrshire Council the club now has a lock-up for the storage of non-valuable equipment including the Message-in-a-Bottle items. As a quid-pro-quo gesture, President Ian and Eileen Alexander, Neil, Ron Ireland and Harry Jackson spent an hour or two ... More

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