Andy Slater – Rotary Systems Overview

On 30 March 2021, we were given an in-depth talk from Andy Slater, on the mysterious workings of the Rotary websites and IT systems. Andy worked in the IT industry for forty years, so really does know his way around systems. He has been in Rotary since 1992, a founder member of Irvine Seagate, Past President (2000-01 ... 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

Social Media Made Simple

Ayr Rotary Club was treated to an in depth session on the value of social media by its very own Charlie Steele and Katie Nicol at the regular Tuesday evening Zoom meeting. Charlie explained the development and importance of communication techniques, especially the reach of Facebook and the "shop window" of web sites. He ... More

Battle of the River Plate from Gavin Roser

    Shipping industry and current affairs expert Gavin Roser is a charismatic and highly engaging speaker whose presentations are informative and entertaining. Gavin has been in the shipping & logistics sector industry for 47+ years and we were delighted to have him speaking about the Battle of ... More

Craig Wilson

  We bid farewell to our dedicated Secretary Craig Wilson. After eight years of service, including President, Craig leaves a legacy of successful projects and ventures which have enhanced the wellbeing of our Club over many years. He devised the marvellous Majestic wine tasting evenings. Over fifty people ... 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 demand.as other “pop-up” banks reduce. Members are encouraged to consider contributing their usual weekly meeting cost (£12 for a meal at ... More

A Fond Farewell to Alistair Tyre

  Rotary no more, Inner Wheel no more, curling no more. We wave good bye to Alistair Tyre and his wife Jen who are leaving Ayr and venturing to the Far East (North Berwick) in early November. Holding many roles over the years, including President, Alistair with his easy wit, constitutional advice and extended ... More

Lock-Up Clean-Up

Through the endeavours of Neil Beattie and the cooperation of South Ayrshire Council the club now has a lock-up for the storage of non-valuable equipment including the Message-in-a-Bottle items. As a quid-pro-quo gesture, President Ian and Eileen Alexander, Neil, Ron Ireland and Harry Jackson spent an hour or two ... More

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