New Paltz Rotary Club, USA

One of Ayr Rotary's new members who has just returned to Ayr after a number of years in USA, helped organise this exciting Zoom meeting on Tuesday evening when we linked up with New Paltz Rotary Club, in the US town of New Paltz, which is about 80 miles north of NYC. In excess of 40 members from both clubs engaged in an ... More

Ayrshire Cancer Support

Laura Brown and Louise Graham from Ayrshire Cancer Support were the guest speakers at Ayr Rotary on Tuesday evening. Louise explained the practical workings of the charity and how Laura will talk about the exciting plans for the new premises, formally St Andrews Hotel, on Prestwick Road, Ayr. Since 1982 they have been ... More

Lies, Damned Lies – 20 April 2021

Is it easier to lie convincingly through the technology of a Zoom virtual meeting than in an actual physical situation? Well, the Ayr Rotarians had a good try at it when nine individuals “volunteered” to try their luck at convincing fellow members of the veracity of some outrageous stories in the manner of the popular ... More

Bobby Irvine BAE Systems

At the Ayr Rotary meeting on Tuesday, Commercial & Procurement Manager, of BAE Systems Bobby Irvine delivered a fascinating insight to the facilities and capabilities at BAE Systems Prestwick. As part of the Air Sector business, the Regional Aircraft Programme delivery supports global aircraft fleet support capability, ... More

Burns Night with a Difference

The night began with a welcome and a short poem from President Hazel. And then, accompanied by a cacophony of kazoos from the 43 Rotarians, partners and guests, the haggis entered Kenneth Dickie's kitchen courtesy of Marylin. As tradition dictates, the Selkirk Grace followed, delivered faultlessly by Jim Nelson. Reprising ... More

Burns Supper Invitation 2021

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Kelsey Kane CEO of SeAscape

Seascape, South Ayrshire Escape from Homelessness, was the topic from CEO Kelsey Kane on our Zoom meeting on Tuesday 5th January. She explained the charity began life in 1999 with aims to help those who are either told to quit by landlords, experienced household disputes or even discharged from prison. "Sofa Surfing" can ... More

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

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