202 Results for author: Ron Ireland

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

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