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New Member Silvio Galli

The club is delighted to welcome Silvio Galli as our most recent new member. Silvio was born and brought up in Ayr where he is an ice-cream parlour and chocolaterie proprietor. He and his wife, Linda, have two children: Natasha and Michael. Silvio was introduced to the club by Gus Iannotti and was pleasantly surprised […]

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Stewart Keating raises £420

Rob Keating’s son Stewart competed in the Edinburgh 24-hour endurance race and raised £420 to be split equally between the Teenage Cancer trust and Ayrshire Young Parkinsons Group Scotland. Stewart ran with his wife Fiona, and daughter Megan cheered them on. Thanks once again to Stewart for his sterling effort and to the club members […]

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Sheila Harsant – My Life in Aviation – 31 July 2018

Sheila Harsant is undoubtedly a determined and ambitious woman who carved out a hugely successful career in the aviation industry. However, in her talk to the club last week she rather modestly attributed her success to ‘being in the right place at the right time’. As a child, Sheila grew up with aviation – her […]

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Rise Against Hunger Saturday 21st July at the Braehead Arena, Glasgow

The Rise Against Hunger Scottish initiative was first raised by Gary Louttit when he was District Governor last year. Ayr Rotary Club offered manpower and financial support. Four intrepid Ayr Rotarians went along to the Braehead Arena for a 10.00 start. Craig, Ieuan, John and Douglas donned their respective hair nets and plastic gloves and […]

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Tuesday 17th July, Allan & Lynn McWilliam

We were treated to an entertaining personal life journey by Allan & Lynn McWilliam on Tuesday evening. The story for Lynn starts with education in a private convent before moving to Wembley and then up to Kilwinning where she refused to work in her father’s new business, preferring to pursue an education career by joining […]

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VIP Security – Ian Thompson – 10 July 2018

In the week of the visit by president Donald Trump to Turnberry it was entirely appropriate that our guest speaker was recently-retired policeman Ian Thompson. Ian had spent most of his career as a specially trained VIP and royalty driver. After originally serving in the City of Glasgow Police traffic (pursuit) section he spent 7 […]

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Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief 13 July 2018

The Club’s biggest ever event, with over 300 attending, was held on 13 July 2018 in Ayr Town Hall. Following a presentation to the Club in 2017 by Dr Kirsty Muirhead from the charity Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief, it was decided to help promote the work of the charity by using the power […]

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2018 Annual Croquet Competition

Fortunately, unlike last year, the sun shone brightly on the Savoy Park croquet lawn as the contenders gathered for our annual competition. In a closely fought contest Euan Lawrence and Carol Mathewman edged out John Laughland and Maggie Vooght to take top spot. Although there were apparently many sly attempts at cheating these were effectively […]

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Rosalind Kerry (LEPRA) – 3 July 2018

Rosalind Kerry came all the way from her home in the Borders to speak to us about the work of LEPRA, a UK-based international charity working to beat leprosy. This disease affects the most vulnerable people in the world, causing life-changing disabilities, but there is a relatively cheap and simple cure. Rosalind had lived for […]

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Recent New Member – John Dunlop

John Dunlop has become the most recent new member of the club. He was brought up in Ayr and he and his wife Irene have recently returned here to enjoy their retirement. John held sales and marketing roles in the food industry in Cadbury, Warner Lambert and Devro Limited before working in sports administration.  He […]

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