Visit by New District Governor Postponed

Due to unforeseen events the much anticipated virtual visit by Angela Samson, the new District 1230 Governor, has been postponed. The new date will be announced shortly. More

Gus Iannotti, Rotarian of the Year

We are delighted to announce Gus Iannotti has been named Rotarian of the Year by outgoing President Ieuan Isaac.  Describing Gus as “The silent man of Rotary”, Ieuan said he was always there when he needed him, always on hand to give support and advice, a living example of ‘service above self’. Congratulations, ... More

Embarrassing Moments at Latest e-Meeting – 28 April 2020

e-meeting in progress using Zoom platform No this wasn’t the usual Rotary meeting embarrassments like members accidently passing wind during the meal or falling asleep before the evening’s speaker had finished (no names –no pack drill, but where the cap fits…….!). This was an evening of tales of embarrassing ... More

***Cancelled owing to Coronavirus*** 14th ROTARY BEACH CLEAN

Get ready for the 14th Annual Rotary Beach Clean on Sat 4 April 2020 (0900-1230 hours) and help keep South Ayrshire’s beaches beautiful. This takes place over a dozen or so beaches on the South Ayrshire Coast. Most of these are managed and led by Ayr Rotary Club members but other beaches are organised by the Rotary Clubs ... More

Two Treasure Chest Awards – 11 February 2020

Our Treasure Chest Fund made two well-deserved £250 award presentations at last week’s club meeting. The first award was to the Ayrshire Echo Association which was set up to relieve the blind, or the partially blind, or those labouring under some temporary or permanent incapacity or disability which makes reading a ... More

Macmillan Cancer Support – 4 February 2020

Ayr Rotary Club recently welcomed Linda Allan, a representative of Macmillan Cancer Support, who gave a detailed account of the care and support that Macmillan are doing.  It was founded in 1911 by Douglas Macmillan whose father had just died of cancer. Linda worked for the NHS for 34 years as an occupational therapist ... More

Another Treasure Chest Award – 28 January 2019

Fiona Cowan was the grateful recipient of our latest Treasure Chest award of £250. She is a local girl and a registered paediatric nurse on a mission. Along with ten pupils from St Margaret’s Academy, Fiona is going on her third trip to Romania with the Smiles Foundation Christian charity to help people, mostly childr... More

Oor Annual Burns Supper – 21 January 2020

An unco guid time was had by all at this year’s Burns supper wi’ aw the honest lads and bonnie lasses fair turnt oot in their best claes. The Savoy Park Hotel was bizzen from the start as the members and guests gathered for what was, tae be shair, a braw nicht. Into the company of the (nearly) great and the ... More

Willie Stewart’s Xmas Quiz – 17 December 2019

It’s that time of year again but it couldn’t be avoided! Willie Stewart’s traditional Christmas quiz 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 again on his class of dunderheads. Who knew that it was Tom ... More

Sock it to Sepsis – 1 October 2019

Gill Thomson, freelances with the Sepsis Research charity FEAT which acronym came from the trust which was originally set up by Craig Stobo, the widower of tragic victim of Sepsis, Fiona Elizaberh Agnew, who died along with her unborn child 7 years ago. It is the UK’s only Sepsis research charity.   Gill is ... More