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

Laura Logan shows off her Medal – 1 October 2019

  Laura Logan, from Coylton, was a member of the GB team who came first in the Downs Syndrome European Swimming Championships, held in Olbia, Sardinia last month, beating 19 other nations. Laura, personally, reached the 200m butterfly final, achieving personal bests from seven races, and won a bronze medal in the ... More

Hazel McCully – Holistic Therapist – 17 September 2019

The members’ meeting room smelt much sweeter than usual last Tuesday. The reason became apparent after the meal when vice-president Hazel McCully revealed her therapy table which contained all manner of intriguing lotions and potions. Those of us closest to it had thought that that we had inadvertently come to the wrong ... More

2-in-a-row for the ACP

The Ayrshire Coastal Path has done it again! We have another Paths-for-All award. This time our fellow board member Gillian Craig is the Paths-for-All Community Path Volunteer of the Year 2019. She was presented with her award last night at the Scottish Parliament. Massive congratulations to Gillian. Her award is well-de... More

Whiteleys Retreat Cheque Presentation

Jim Nelson, organiser-in-chief of this year’s Charity Golf Day, went along to Whiteleys Retreat to present general manager, Bernard Smith, with a cheque for £2,700 which was the Whiteleys’ share of the £10,500 raised by the Golf Day. (Ayrshire Cancer Support and the Ayr Rotary Club benevolent fund were the other ... More

Aquabox Event – Stage 2- 10 August 2019

Following the first run a couple of weeks ago, last Saturday 10th August many Rotarian volunteers turned out once again to help raise funds for Aquabox. Our location in Ayr Central was excellent and all the staff we encountered were very helpful. We raised £134.12. Combined with the 20th July High Street collection event ... More

Croquet Wash-Out

Sunday 11th August was to be the day of our annual croquet contest - water polo would have been more suitable! But fear not, our Games-Master-General, honorary member John Laughland, had a cunning Plan B up his sleeve. Board games! After a superb bring-and-share lunch to accompany the excellent ‘indoor barbecue’ ... More

High Street Aquabox Event – 20 July 2019

  Last Saturday, the club set up a stand in the High Street to show passers-by how the club was helping to save lives in disaster-hit areas around the world. Aquabox is a charity that supplies emergency aid through water purification. It has been in existence since 1992, is run solely by volunteer staff, mainly ... More

Alex Thomson Scoops Awards – 9 July 2019

Alex Thomson stole the show at this week’s club meeting by picking up two awards. The first was for the Rotarian of the Year (18/19) and was awarded by immediate past president Colin Vooght (but presented by president Ieuan) who, in recognising Alex’s many achievements had noted that he was always there for helpful ... More

Charles Douglas’s Story Time – 25 June 2019

Charles Douglas began his sort-of-job-talk by assuring us that all his stories were true but in the end we were left wondering. Going back to his boyhood he recalled a time when, as a 14-year old, he had found work in the Glasgow east-end pub of a certain Maurice Fenton Digby who spent much of his time on the wrong side of ... More