90th Anniversary Dinner

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Hazel McCully becomes our new President

Ayr Rotary have a new President, Hazel McCully who was Born in Scotland but raised in England. Married, with five children and five grandchildren Hazel lives in Crosshill, Maybole. While living in Saudi Arabia, where she raised thousand of dollars for world wide charities, Hazel worked for UNICEF and during her ... 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

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