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Catherine Mills on Van Gogh – 2 April 2019

Catherine Mills is a distant relative of Vincent Van Gogh and entertained the members with her knowledge of the artist. Using PowerPoint slides she brought home the wealth and prolific range of his drawings, illustrations and paintings. Being a troubled young man, from a middle class Dutch background, he had attempted to follow in his […]

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13th Annual South Ayrshire Rotary Beach Clean

  What a magnificent turnout and performance at the recent Big Rotary Beach Clean, coordinated by Ayr Rotary Club with support from the other clubs of Troon, Prestwick, Alloway and Girvan. This was the biggest one ever and included for the first time the beaches at South Harbour, Ayr and at Curragh, north of Girvan, […]

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Ayrshire Lace Industry – 26 March 2019

We were recently honoured by the guest presence of two members from the Rotary Club of Loudoun. Ian Pollock had come to tell us about the history of lace-making in Ayrshire and he was ably assisted by his demonstrator for the evening, Bill Bryden. Ian is a proud Ayrshire man, born and raised in Newmilns, […]

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Oor Furst Evur McGonnagall Supper – 22 March 2019

            We had a wild time last Friday at the Horizon Hotel for our club’s furst ever McGonnagall supper – the very antithesis to our traditional and reverential Burns suppers. The two national poets could hardly be more different and the same was true of the supper. This was staged […]

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Treasure Chest supports 1st Coylton Boys’ Brigade – 20 March 2019

The club Treasure Chest fund has made a £250 award to the 1st Coylton Boys Brigade towards expenses incurred in educational trips for the boys. Hazel McCully and Ron Ireland attended a normal brigade meeting night to present the cheque to Douglas Wilson, Captain of 1st Coylton Boys’ Brigade company. Douglas thanked the club and […]

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Dobbies Open Morning Saturday 8th March

Our popular annual exhibition event took place in the conservatory at Dobbies Garden Centre on Saturday morning. After a slowish start, interested folk began to drift in and there was quite a buzz through the core mid-morning period. The final visitor headcount was down on previous years which was attributed to the poor weather. However […]

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Annual Charity Golf Day Friday 10 May 2019

Our annual golf event takes place on Friday 10 May 2109. We are retaining the successful format of a shotgun start at 9.30am followed by drinks, snacks and prize-giving in the Belleisle clubhouse. This creates a good social atmosphere with everything completed by 3.00pm We are supporting two cancer charities this year – Ayrshire Cancer […]

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Tracy Harvey – Eiks and Eins about the Bard – 12 March 2019

After her recent, well-received, contribution to our Burns Supper, Tracy Harvey returned to the club to entertain us some more with her tribute to Burns through a selection of her own poems. Tracy started by explaining that her own interest in Scots poetry and Burns came late and that as an adolescent she was more […]

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Ayrshire Coastal Path Social – 8 March 2019

Thanks to Alistair Tyre and Bob Gibson, the Pathminders all had a great time last Friday evening with around 40 Pathminders and friends turning out for the party. The warm atmosphere inside the Bracken Bar was a great antidote to the gale and lashing rain outside on the windswept Heads of Ayr. Greeted with a […]

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South Korean Impressions – Hazel McCully – 5 March 2019

Our own Hazel McCully delivered an expertly compiled (by her husband!) illustrated presentation on her experience of a spell living in Seoul in South Korea. In her inimitable style Hazel had her audience fascinated and amused in equal measure. Hazel is amazingly well travelled and is extremely adaptable to different cultures but even she was […]

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