Kummel Cup Golf Competition – 27 Sept 2023

  Ayr Rotary play an annual golf competitoon for the Kummel Cup. The number of members playing golf has decreased over the years, and several were unavailable this year, owing to holidays. So in the end only Paul Williams, Charlie Steele and Euan Lawrence played over Prestwick Golf Club on a decent September day. The […]

The Future of Aircraft Maintenance at Prestwick Airport

We welcomed the return of our guest speaker Mike Stewart, who provided a talk on ’The Future of Aircraft Maintenance at Chevron Prestwick’.  Mike is currently Director of Maintenance at Chevron Aircraft Maintenance Ltd based at Prestwick Airport, and has a long history in the aviation industry. He started his aviation career in British Airways […]

Goodbye Colonialism, Farewell Feudalism

Our guest speaker Callum Christie, kindly agreed to provide a talk on his experiences in the Colonial Service whilst serving in Zambia and the Barotseland region of Africa during the late 50s, 60s and 70s. Callum was schooled in Aberdeen, eventually graduating from Aberdeen University in 1958 with a degree in Economics. Following a preparatory […]

Frazer Donaldson  ‘Podiatry helps to put our best foot forward’.

  Frazer was brought up in Alloway, eventually graduating in Podiatry from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2014, and has worked as a Podiatrist in the NHS and private sector since graduating. He now owns a practice Best Foot Forward in Ayr where he serves the local community as well as the Ayrshire Bulls Rugby Team. […]

Michael Hitchon MBE – Ayr Arts Guild – 22 August

Michael Hitchon needed no introduction to most of the club members given his reputation as the long-term “face” and treasurer of Ayr Arts Guild. His accomplishments in bringing the arts to the Ayr public are legendary in the town. Amongst many other community roles Michael has been president of Kyle and Carrick Civic Society which […]

Paul Williams receives prestigious award

On 20 August 2023, Neil Beattie proposed Paul Williams to receive a Paul Harris Award. Here is Neil’s speech. Mr President, the Paul Harris Fellowship is the highest honour that a Rotary Club can bestow on a member of the Club or of the public. I wish to make such a nomination tonight. The person […]

Dr. James Keyene, Uganda

THE MBABAALI MEMORIAL SCHOOL FOR ORPHANS Report by Loudon McAndrew In the present climate where too much of the news is negative, it was a pleasure to welcome Dr. James Keyene to give a presentation on the above orphanage. Dr Keyene is a Rotarian as well as being a Doctor of Divinity and a Bachelor […]

Clowning Around

Zippos Circus performers pose with Rotarians Alan Meikle, Alex Thomson and Assistant District Governor Hazel McCulley. Local charities will now benefit from a total exit collection of £407 which was donated by generous patrons at each performance when the circus was in town.

Dorothy Herd

After a short illness Dorothy passed away earlier this month. She was until recently, one of the few lady members of our club.

Presentation from 16 year old Matthew McColm

We were treated to a presentation from an extremely talented young Belmont Academy pupil, called Matthew McColm. He has set up his own company, DevelopX Creative, which designs and develops brands that help tell clients’ stories. DevelopmentX specialise in accessible design for create user-friendly interfaces for fast-growing start-ups and public sector bodies and powerful branding […]