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Burns Supper Invitation 2021

Kelsey Kane CEO of SeAscape

Seascape, South Ayrshire Escape from Homelessness, was the topic from CEO Kelsey Kane on our Zoom meeting on Tuesday 5th January. She explained the charity began life in 1999 with aims to help those who are either told to quit by landlords, experienced household disputes or even discharged from prison. “Sofa Surfing” can mean that […]

Festive Fun at Ayr Rotary

Despite, or perhaps because of, the current Covid crisis Ayr Rotary members turned up in good numbers to take part in Willie Stewart’s traditional Christmas quiz. Unfortunately for them Willie had not let the pandemic moderate his fiendish determination to embarrass his victims and his questions were as brain-teasing as ever. One needed a degree […]

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 attended the final night in Summer 2018. […]

Scott McLean – Sports Coach – 27 November 2020

Scott Maclean is a British Cycling Federation qualified coach whose knowledge and expertise has seen him coach at events such as the Commonwealth Games and Youth Olympics. He is head coach with Kinetic 365 and offers training and personal development programmes tailored to the individual, be they elite international athletes or absolute beginners. In his […]

Stuart Lang from Poppy Scotland

We were privilaged to have Stuart Lang, Deputy Head of Fundraising for Poppy Scotland as our speaker on Tuesday evening. He spoke about the history of the poppy and its origins, explaining how Field Marshal Douglas Haig, the senior officer of the British Army during WW1, saw an old French woman selling poppies in 1921 […]

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 the […]

Leonard Cheshire Charity Guest Speaker – 3 November 2020

Leonard Cheshire VC was a famous WW2 bomber pilot and commanding officer (No 617 squadron – the dambusters) who after the war committed himself to humanitarian work with disabled people. Kirsteen Plop, of the UK charity that bears his name, delivered an excellent talk to the club on the legacy of the man and the […]

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 stories, […]

Poppy Appeal 2020

  The PoppyScotland Appeal for Ayr is run through Ayr Rotary. As we are unable to collect and sell poppies in the normal way, we are inviting peole to make on online doination. Simply click the button to be taken to the official donating page.Thanks for your support.