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

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