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District Conference Report

As is customary, President Ieuan reported to the members on the previous week’s Annual District Conference held in the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel, Clydebank. He was accompanied at the event by a good turnout of half-a-dozen other willing participants. This allowed useful discussion and clarification of a number of club-related issues such as Aquabox, District […]

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Meet the Celebrities at Ayr Rotary – 9 October 2019

There was great interest and amusement last week among members recalling random encounters with the rich and famous. Twelve anecdotes were related, some credible, others barely so. Imagine this – Craig Wilson, in his early years was a steward at an American Rock Band concert and met Steve Tyler among others. Hugh Millar who in […]

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Sock it to Sepsis – 1 October 2019

Gill Thomson, freelances with the Sepsis Research charity FEAT which acronym came from the trust which was originally set up by Craig Stobo, the widower of tragic victim of Sepsis, Fiona Elizaberh Agnew, who died along with her unborn child 7 years ago. It is the UK’s only Sepsis research charity.   Gill is passionate […]

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Laura Logan shows off her Medal – 1 October 2019

  Laura Logan, from Coylton, was a member of the GB team who came first in the Downs Syndrome European Swimming Championships, held in Olbia, Sardinia last month, beating 19 other nations. Laura, personally, reached the 200m butterfly final, achieving personal bests from seven races, and won a bronze medal in the 50m butterfly race, […]

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Hazel McCully – Holistic Therapist – 17 September 2019

The members’ meeting room smelt much sweeter than usual last Tuesday. The reason became apparent after the meal when vice-president Hazel McCully revealed her therapy table which contained all manner of intriguing lotions and potions. Those of us closest to it had thought that that we had inadvertently come to the wrong sort of hotel. […]

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Newton Primary School – 17 September 2019

Fiona McAvoy, head teacher at Newton Primary School, ably assisted by her colleagues Daniella Miller (deputy head) and Nicola Killick (principal teacher), gave the members a wonderful insight into working life at the school, support for which is to be one of the club’s main community projects this year. To kick things off the school […]

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Craig Wilson reveals his passion for the Mini

On 10 Sept 2019, we discovered our own Craig Wilson is an expert on the mini.! He took us through the development, from the original design by Alex Issigonis, who started the project in 1956. His brief was to design a car with just 160 cubic feet, the dimensions being 10 ft by 4 ft […]

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2-in-a-row for the ACP

The Ayrshire Coastal Path has done it again! We have another Paths-for-All award. This time our fellow board member Gillian Craig is the Paths-for-All Community Path Volunteer of the Year 2019. She was presented with her award last night at the Scottish Parliament. Massive congratulations to Gillian. Her award is well-deserved………and another feather in the […]

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Mastermind 2019 – 3 September 2019

  Secretary Craig once again came up with a fiendishly difficult set of questions for our annual mastermind quiz. There was much murmuring in the ranks throughout the meal as members delved into their distant memories to try to recall, amongst other things, the height of the Empire State Building and the location of the […]

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Whiteleys Retreat Cheque Presentation

Jim Nelson, organiser-in-chief of this year’s Charity Golf Day, went along to Whiteleys Retreat to present general manager, Bernard Smith, with a cheque for £2,700 which was the Whiteleys’ share of the £10,500 raised by the Golf Day. (Ayrshire Cancer Support and the Ayr Rotary Club benevolent fund were the other beneficiaries). Bernard thanked the […]

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