Stuart Lang from Poppy Scotland

We were privilaged to have Stuart Lang, Deputy Head of Fundraising for Poppy Scotland as our speaker on Tuesday evening. He spoke about the history of the poppy and its origins, explaining how Field Marshal Douglas Haig, the senior officer of the British Army during WW1, saw an old French woman selling poppies in 1921 ... 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

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

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

Women’s Hub receive Treasure Chest Grant

  The Rotary Club of Ayr recently awarded a cheque for £250 to The Ayrshire Women’s Hub following their successful application to the Rotary Club’s Treasure Chest. The Women’s Hub is an empowering social space offering support, activities, events, therapies and simply a safe place to go to relax and ... More

Big Help for Newton Primary School

John Ewing, President Ieuan, Neil Beattie and Ron Ireland visited Newton Primary School to present a cheque for £4,150 to the staff and pupils. The money is primarily for "Starter Packs" which will be purchased and handed out to needy families, over an extended period, within the framework of the initial request to Ayr ... More

AGM Meeting / SADSA Treasure Chest Presentation – 29 May 2018

Last week’s meeting was our AGM when the usual, end-of-year, administrative business was efficiently dealt with by President Craig Wilson and Secretary Douglas Haddow. Short reports were delivered on scatter week visits to Cumnock, Troon, Kilmarnock and Alloway Rotary clubs.   During the course of the ... More

Carrick Centre Community Service Project Award – 5 December 2017

In April of this year the club donated £1000 to the Carrick Centre in Maybole to support trainees who have barriers to employment and to gain valuable work experience. The Carrick CAN (Create and Nurture) 15-week programme for these Young Adults with Additional Support Needs was considered a great success by all. Each ... More

Unity Grill – Treasure Chest – 12 Oct 2017

Craig Alexander and Ron Ireland made a formal presentation of a £200 Treasure Chest cheque to Angela McNay, founder of Unity Grill. Craig had been instrumental in encouraging Angela to make an application to help provide a baby changing facility within the soon-to-be opened social enterprise restaurant on the corner ... More

Carrick Centre, Maybole Visit

Ayr Rotary Club have donated £1000 to the Carrick Centre in Maybole to support trainees who have barriers to employment and are supported by a Support and Guidance Worker to gain valuable work experience in Hospitality, Admin, Maintenance, Youth Work and House Keeping. The Carrick CAN (Create and Nurture) is a 15 week ... More