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Race Night a Huge Success

What a great night we had at the races last Friday courtesy of Ian Alexander and his many stable-hands. The event, held at Ayr Rugby Club, had been organised to raise funds for charitable causes but mainly for Crossroads (South Ayrshire) Care Attendant Scheme. Forty-five members and guests attended and the amount raised was a […]

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District Conference Report – 9 October 2018

The annual District Conference, held this year in Stirling on 6 and 7 October, was attended by President Colin and club Secretary (and ADG) Craig. Both gave an excellent roundup of the weekend activities and provided a moving report on the contributions by several speakers on the theme “Overcoming Adversity”. The line-up of speakers comprised […]

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Mark Baines – Exploring the Wall – 2 October 2018

The mid-nineteenth century architect, Alexander Thomson, who was born in Balfron and died aged 58 in 1875, was nicknamed ‘Greek’ for his regular incorporation of ancient Grecian styles into his works. The Alexander Thomson Society campaigns for the conservation of the architect’s work, and its chairman, Mark Baines, recently talked to the Club about Thomson’s […]

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Ayr Rotary Commended at Holyrood

  Ayr Rotary Club and the Ayrshire Coastal Path Pathminders were commended last week in the following motion presented to the Scottish Parliament:   Motion Number: S5M-14050 Lodged By: Claudia Beamish Date Lodged: 21/09/2018 Title: Ayrshire Coastal Path Wins Paths for All Award Motion Text: That the Parliament congratulates Ayr Rotary Club, Ayrshire Coastal Path, […]

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The River Garden Project, Auchincruive – 11 September 2018

The River Garden Auchincruive project, which opened in Spring 2018, is a residential training and social enterprise development centre for people in the early stages of recovery from drug and/or alcohol addiction, modelled on the three most successful and transformative, self-help organisations for people in recovery across the globe. They are San Patrignano (Italy),  Basta […]

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John Dunlop – Job Talk – 4 September 2018

John Dunlop gave the members a comprehensive and amusing resumé of his career, preferring the verb definition of ‘career’ as ‘moving swiftly and in an uncontrolled way’ to describe the route his working life had taken. Rejecting an academic route he began as a management trainee in London, with J.Sainsbury in the days when it […]

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Malawi International Project 2010 – 2018

Many newer members of the club had heard talk of the ‘Malawi’ solar power project but could be forgiven for lack of any real understanding – until now. Neil Beattie and Muir Austin gave a well-received, comprehensive review of the project from inception in 2010 up to present day. In 2010, the then International Committee […]

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Rosie Eggo – Dalmilling 1 to 7 Club

Last year the club’s Treasure Chest made a £200 donation to ‘Thegither’ project run by North Ayr Parish Grouping, consisting of Ayr St. Quivox Church, Ayr St. James Church, Newton Wallacetown Church and Lochside Church. This was to help establish an after-school club to educate and entertain young children, a project which was led by […]

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Charity Race Night 12 Oct 2018

Ayr Rotary Club are holding a Charity Race Night on Friday 12 Oct 2018, starting at 7pm, in Ayr Rugby Club, Millbrae, Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PJ. The format will be eight races, where guests can bet on the horses and receive cash prizes if they win. There is a buffet included and of course the […]

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Mastermind 2018

Secretary Craig once again came up with a fiendishly difficult set of questions for our annual mastermind quiz. There was much murmuring in the ranks throughout the meal as members delved into their distant memories to try to recall, amongst other things, US States beginning with the letter N. In desperation, fictitious and ridiculous names […]

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