Savio D’Souza on Sports Injuries

On 30 May 2023 Savio D’Souza, a Rotarian in the Barrhead Club, gave us an interesting talk on sports related injuries. Savio is a senior practitioner at a Glasgow clinic and was able to explain how many joints in the body function. He had various models of the knee, hip, shoulder and foot to help demonstrate what happens ... More

Willie Stewart’s Xmas Quiz 2022

It’s that time of year again and it couldn’t be avoided! Willie Stewart’s traditional Christmas Quiz (or “guessing game” as it should really be titled) 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 ... More

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

Ian McAnulla on Political Cartoons

Ian McAnulla was the guest speaker at Ayr Rotary Club last Tuesday. Ian’s speciality is political cartoons and using many slide examples he showed his interested and inquisitive audience the hidden meanings behind popular and cleverly framed drawings. He explained that more than just the lampooning of characters, the ... More

Festive Fun at Ayr Rotary

Despite, or perhaps because of, the current Covid crisis Ayr Rotary members turned up in good numbers to take part in Willie Stewart’s traditional Christmas quiz. Unfortunately for them Willie had not let the pandemic moderate his fiendish determination to embarrass his victims and his questions were as brain-teasing as ... More

New Rotary Year, New President

At Ayr Rotary's AGM, on Tuesday 23rd June, President Ieuan handed over the chains of office to new President Ian Alexander. All this occured with the benefit and magic of a Zoom meeting. Ian thanked Ieuan for all his hard work and involvement in many projects throughout the year. He stressed the need to focus ... More

First ever “e-meeting” for Ayr Rotary

On 14 April 2020, The Rotary Club of Ayr held an “e-meeting”, an online get-together using Zoom software. It was set up by John Dunlop, with President Ieuan in the virtual chair, John giving a presentation and Alex Thomson the vote of thanks. A staggering 28 members joined the meetings, with John outlining the plan ... More

Foto Frivolity – 25 February 2020

There was a decidedly competitive atmosphere at our funny photo evening when 4 teams of members were shown a selection of candid and amusing photographs taken over the last eighteen months or so at club events. Members were tasked with dreaming up appropriate captions to attach to the photos (see gallery below) and the ... More

District Conference Report

As is customary, President Ieuan reported to the members on the previous week’s Annual District Conference held in the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel, Clydebank. He was accompanied at the event by a good turnout of half-a-dozen other willing participants. This allowed useful discussion and clarification of a number ... More

Meet the Celebrities at Ayr Rotary – 9 October 2019

There was great interest and amusement last week among members recalling random encounters with the rich and famous. Twelve anecdotes were related, some credible, others barely so. Imagine this - Craig Wilson, in his early years was a steward at an American Rock Band concert and met Steve Tyler among others. Hugh ... More