Tree of Remembrance

The generosity of the folk in Ayrshire enabled Ayr Rotary Club to donate an amazing £1800 each to three local charities. Whiteleys Retreat, Ayrshire Cancer Support and The Ayrshire Hospice all benefited from monies collected at the Tree of Remembrance during December which was held at the Fish Cross on the High Street More

Trolley Dash in Morrisons Supermarket

The amazingly generous people of Ayrshire donated a total of £650 by buying £1.00 tickets to enter the Morrisons Trolley Dash. All proceeds raised by Ayr Rotary Club are going to the local Salvation Army Food Bank. The winner, Stephen Drummond, a chef from Ayr and father of three, planned his dash with precision. ... More

Treasure Chest Award goes to Poppi McKay – 28 Oct 2022

Bubbly and personable 18-year-old Poppi Mackay is the latest beneficiary of a £250 grant from our popular Treasure Chest fund. The Club has £250 to award each month to deserving local charitable causes or individuals and can assist with schemes and activities which can demonstrate real benefit from this support. Pop... More

Remembrance Tree a Fund-Raising Success

The dust has now settled after a hectic few weeks for Jim Nelson and his Ayr Rotary Club team. With the go-ahead being given in November, there was a great deal to be done, in readiness for the opening day on 10 December 2021. South Ayrshire Council were very supportive, giving a grant to cover setup costs, and ... More

90th Anniversary Dinner

In December 1929 the Rev T F Harkness Graham, founder President of Hamilton Rotary Club and then District Governor, wrote to Rev W Phin Gillison, minister at Ayr Auld Kirk, suggesting the formation of a Rotary Club in Ayr. A lunch meeting was subsequently arranged in the Station Hotel between several individuals from ... More

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 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