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2018 Annual Croquet Competition

Fortunately, unlike last year, the sun shone brightly on the Savoy Park croquet lawn as the contenders gathered for our annual competition. In a closely fought contest Euan Lawrence and Carol Mathewman edged out John Laughland and Maggie Vooght to take top spot. Although there were apparently many sly attempts at ... More

Rosalind Kerry (LEPRA) – 3 July 2018

Rosalind Kerry came all the way from her home in the Borders to speak to us about the work of LEPRA, a UK-based international charity working to beat leprosy. This disease affects the most vulnerable people in the world, causing life-changing disabilities, but there is a relatively cheap and simple cure. Rosalind had ... More

Recent New Member – John Dunlop

John Dunlop has become the most recent new member of the club. He was brought up in Ayr and he and his wife Irene have recently returned here to enjoy their retirement. John held sales and marketing roles in the food industry in Cadbury, Warner Lambert and Devro Limited before working in sports administration.  He was ... More

Ayrshire Coastal Path – 10th Anniversary Celebration

On Saturday 23 June, almost fifty pathminders, stakeholders, and special guests gathered at the Bracken Bar, Heads of Ayr, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the opening of the Ayrshire Coastal Path and what a wonderfully convivial evening we all enjoyed thanks to the efforts of Alistair Tyre and his small team of ... More

Presidential Handover – 26 June 2018

Last Tuesday evening saw the outgoing president Craig Wilson passing the honour, chain of office, and the inevitable responsibilities, to our new president Colin Voight. Colin, in turn, presented Craig with a past-president’s badge and welcomed Ieuan Isaac as president-elect. More

Jim Nelson – Rotarian of the Year 2018

At the recent presidential handover meeting, Jim Nelson was awarded Rotarian of the Year for his excellent work in achieving more than £10,000 through the Charity Golf Day at Belleisle Park in May. The honour and the applause from the members were well deserved since the annual golf day is the club’s biggest fund-rais... More

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