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RIP Rob Keating

  We are remembering Rob Keating, tireless supporter of Aquabox and enthusiastic and valued member of Rotary Club of Ayr, who passed away recently. Rob embodied the true spirit of Rotary and will be very much missed by all who knew him.   More than twenty fellow Rotarians attended the packed Dundonald Church where the […]

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Women’s Hub receive Treasure Chest Grant

  The Rotary Club of Ayr recently awarded a cheque for £250 to The Ayrshire Women’s Hub following their successful application to the Rotary Club’s Treasure Chest. The Women’s Hub is an empowering social space offering support, activities, events, therapies and simply a safe place to go to relax and enjoy company of others. Rotary’s […]

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Charity Christmas Concert – 7 December 2019

The long-awaited Christmas Concert took place in Ayr town hall last Saturday and what a spectacle it was! Almost every seat was taken despite the stormy weather and the show was certainly worth braving the elements to see and hear. The event had been staged by our club together with the Salvation Army’s Ayr Community […]

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Big Help for Newton Primary School

John Ewing, President Ieuan, Neil Beattie and Ron Ireland visited Newton Primary School to present a cheque for £4,150 to the staff and pupils. The money is primarily for “Starter Packs” which will be purchased and handed out to needy families, over an extended period, within the framework of the initial request to Ayr Rotary […]

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Lowlands Reserve Forces & Cadets Associations – 26 November 2019

Immediate past-president Colin Vooght, in his capacity as Head of Engagement for the Lowland RFCA’s, gave an excellent presentation to the club last week. Colin, who was 42 years a soldier before joining the LRFCA, explained that the organisation exists to assist those who proudly protect our nation, and who do so with honour, courage, […]

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Charity Quiz Night Success – 15 November 2019

The Horizon Hotel was abuzz last Friday as members and guests assembled for our fund-raising charity quiz in aid of the local Parkinson’s group and Samuel’s Smile charity for kids with rare diseases. We were dazzled by organisers Hazel McCully and John Dunlop; not by their general knowledge but by their spectacularly colourful outfits. For […]

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Youth Speaks – 12 November 2019

Kyle Academy hosted this year’s Rotary-sponsored Youth Speaks competition. This year saw the introduction of a new debate format. Three teams were entered: Ayr Academy (youngest ever entrants in the senior category), and Carrick Academy along with Kyle Academy (in the intermediate category). The formidable judging panel comprised two former teachers, Eileen Haddow and Paul […]

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Epilepsy Scotland – 4 November 2019

  Lesslie Young is Chief Executive of Epilepsy Scotland since 2009, having joined the charity’s training department in 2006. Canadian born, she lives in Sorn and travels throughout the UK on behalf of Epilepsy Scotland. She is a qualified general nurse and midwife. Lesslie delivered a hugely informative, yet apparently unscripted, talk to the members […]

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Jack Rigg – Artist and Educator – 29 October 2019

Jack Rigg has spent most of his life in Ayrshire. After his early education at Kilmarnock Academy, Jack attended and graduated from the Glasgow School of Art, specialising in fine art drawing and painting. Thereafter Jack taught in Ayrshire schools for 41 years before retiring, intending to paint, write and play golf. He came along […]

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Ayr Rotary Club Retains Lady Isle Trophy

    Ayr, Prestwick and Alloway Rotary clubs once again competed for the biennial Lady Isle Trophy. The three events this time were Indoor Bowling, Snooker and Ten-Pin Bowling all held on different evenings. The indoor bowling at Prestwick Bowling Club resulted in a comfortable victory for Prestwick (home advantage?) over Ayr with a no-show […]

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