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Kyle Academy Debaters Win Rotary District Final

Sponsored by our club, Kyle Academy's accomplished young debaters travelled to Glasgow to compete in the District Final of Rotary's 'Youth Speaks - A Debate' competition. Amid the august but modern cloisters of Caledonian University Beth Paterson, Murray Graham and Julie Dunn dramatically put both sides of their theme, ... More

Another Treasure Chest Award – 28 January 2019

Fiona Cowan was the grateful recipient of our latest Treasure Chest award of £250. She is a local girl and a registered paediatric nurse on a mission. Along with ten pupils from St Margaret’s Academy, Fiona is going on her third trip to Romania with the Smiles Foundation Christian charity to help people, mostly childr... More

Oor Annual Burns Supper – 21 January 2020

An unco guid time was had by all at this year’s Burns supper wi’ aw the honest lads and bonnie lasses fair turnt oot in their best claes. The Savoy Park Hotel was bizzen from the start as the members and guests gathered for what was, tae be shair, a braw nicht. Into the company of the (nearly) great and the ... More

Youth Speaks – Kyle Academy Sharpen Up – 14 January 2020

    Kyle Academy's accomplished young speakers chose a controversial topic on their visit to the Rotary Club of Ayr for a dummy run of their Youth Speaks debate. The team will compete in the forthcoming Rotary's District Final, where they will have the full support of their school and of our Club. ... More

Kelvingrove Treasures – 7 January 2020

Elaine Hanson, a former teacher at both Kyle and Belmont Academies, is a volunteer guide at Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum in Glasgow. Her main passion is fine art and she came along to the club to give the members the benefit of her evident knowledge of some of her own “treasures of Kelvingrove”. Elaine ... More

Jeely Jar Surprise for Crossroads – 4 January 2020

  As all members know to their cost, the club’s “jeely jar” is faithfully passed around the company at our weekly meetings and members contribute the small, loose change from their pockets and purses. Every so often a local charity receives an unexpected windfall from the jar. This time it was the turn of ... More

Willie Stewart’s Xmas Quiz – 17 December 2019

It’s that time of year again but it couldn’t be avoided! Willie Stewart’s traditional Christmas quiz was as fiendishly difficult as ever and it was evident in his introduction that he took a malevolent delight in inflicting this annual mental torture once again on his class of dunderheads. Who knew that it was Tom ... More

2019 Christmas Party – 10 December

      It was a full house at the Savoy Park last week for another great night of fun. friendship, awards and entertainment at our Christmas partners’ evening. As is traditional, a glass of Prosecco, courtesy of Gus Iannotti, greeted everyone to get the evening underway and the Savoy Park ... More

RIP Rob Keating

  We are remembering Rob Keating, tireless supporter of Aquabox and enthusiastic and valued member of Rotary Club of Ayr, who passed away recently. Rob embodied the true spirit of Rotary and will be very much missed by all who knew him.   More than twenty fellow Rotarians attended the packed Dundon... More

Charity Christmas Concert – 7 December 2019

The long-awaited Christmas Concert took place in Ayr town hall last Saturday and what a spectacle it was! Almost every seat was taken despite the stormy weather and the show was certainly worth braving the elements to see and hear. The event had been staged by our club together with the Salvation Army’s Ayr ... More