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Karla Johnson from Community Learning Development

Karla Johnson spoke to Ayr Rotary about her role in Community Learning Development (CLD) and in particular the extensive involvement with Dalmilling Primary School. Following on from her success with Newton Primary on delivering programmes which empowered people individually and collectively to make positive changes in their lives and communities, Karla was asked to join […]

Andy Slater – Rotary Systems Overview

On 30 March 2021, we were given an in-depth talk from Andy Slater, on the mysterious workings of the Rotary websites and IT systems. Andy worked in the IT industry for forty years, so really does know his way around systems. He has been in Rotary since 1992, a founder member of Irvine Seagate, Past […]

New Member Julie Bain

Ayr Rotary Club are delighted to welcome its newest member, Julie Bain. Originally from Glasgow, where she studied applied physics with electronics and worked in engineering, Julie and husband Derek, along with their two sons moved from Dufftown to Ayr, where she was involved with youth and family support work through St Andrews church for […]

Bobby Irvine BAE Systems

At the Ayr Rotary meeting on Tuesday, Commercial & Procurement Manager, of BAE Systems Bobby Irvine delivered a fascinating insight to the facilities and capabilities at BAE Systems Prestwick. As part of the Air Sector business, the Regional Aircraft Programme delivery supports global aircraft fleet support capability, whole aircraft design and engineering expertise as well […]

Angie McPike – Ayrshire Women’s Hub – 2 March 2021

Founded in January 2018 by Angie McPike and Gabriella Baronello, AWH is an early stages community interest group. It operates from warm, friendly walk-in premises where, in normal times, women can go to socialise, learn and empower each other through free workshops, surgeries and classes. It is also a bridge to several other amazing third-sector […]

Tree of Remembrance Project – 23 February 2021

Last week’s meeting got off to a great start – well for Alex Thompson that is. He won the bottle of whisky in the first of the newly-introduced raffles to raise money for Unity Grill’s Inconvenience Store. We welcomed three guests to our meeting: Laura Kerr of South Ayrshire Council and two prospective new members, […]

Johnnie Kean

JOHNNIE KEAN 1941-2021 On Wednesday 17 February 2021 in the early hours of the morning, Johnnie Kean died at home with Kay and the family at his bedside – only a few days after his 80th birthday. Educated at Carrick Academy, in his young days Johnnie’s passions for sports cars and canoeing broadened to embrace […]

2021 Rotary Beach Clean Cancellation

Regrettably, it has been necessary, once again, to cancel the annual Rotary Beach Clean. However, there is a willingness among all five South Ayrshire Rotary Clubs (led by Ayr) to endeavour to hold, or participate in, individual, local clean-ups later in the year as and when Covid restrictions allow. This will be the work of […]

Treasure Chest Award for Whitletts Vics

Vic in the Community doing a fantastic job Throughout the current difficult situation, Whittlets Vics, as well as organising various physical activities in North Ayr, have been supporting vulnerable families, having delivered over 10,000 meals so far. These meals go out at least weekly and the photos show some of the 280 meals going out […]

Social Media Made Simple

Ayr Rotary Club was treated to an in depth session on the value of social media by its very own Charlie Steele and Katie Nicol at the regular Tuesday evening Zoom meeting. Charlie explained the development and importance of communication techniques, especially the reach of Facebook and the “shop window” of web sites. He provided […]