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

Mastermind 2019 – 3 September 2019

  Secretary Craig once again came up with a fiendishly difficult set of questions for our annual mastermind quiz. There was much murmuring in the ranks throughout the meal as members delved into their distant memories to try to recall, amongst other things, the height of the Empire State Building and the location ... More

Presidential Handover – 25 June 2018

Last Tuesday evening saw the outgoing president Colin Vooght passing the honour, chain of office, and the inevitable responsibilities, to our new president Ieuan Isaac. Ieuan, in turn, presented Colin with a past-president’s badge and welcomed Ian Alexander as president-elect More

Scary night at Rotary meeting – 30 October 2018

Rotarians come in all guises but this lot were even scarier than usual at their last meeting, which took place the evening before Halloween.   After the usual club preliminaries in came the pumpkins with their owners who, having cut, gouged, skewered and even sawn the soft skin in an attempt to produce a winning ... 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

Unity at the Unity – 17 April 2018

What an evening we had at the Unity Grill – great food in a great place with great friends and guests! The surroundings and staff at the restaurant excelled. The main purpose of our meeting there was to congratulate Angela McNay for achieving her ambition of opening a social enterprise restaurant in Ayr ... More