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Visit by New District Governor Postponed

Due to unforeseen events the much anticipated virtual visit by Angela Samson, the new District 1230 Governor, has been postponed. The new date will be announced shortly.

Old is Gold

President of Glasgow North & Bishopbriggs Rotary, Chris Sandford delivered a passionate and enthusiastic presentation to Ayr Rotary on Tuesday afternoon. His Old for Gold project which was established in 2005, is based on the values of Rotary, encouraging older members to pass on life long learned skills by engaging the young in the community. […]

New Rotary Year, New President

At Ayr Rotary’s AGM, on Tuesday 23rd June, President Ieuan handed over the chains of office to new President Ian Alexander. All this occured with the benefit and magic of a Zoom meeting. Ian thanked Ieuan for all his hard work and involvement in many projects throughout the year. He stressed the need to focus […]

Gus Iannotti, Rotarian of the Year

We are delighted to announce Gus Iannotti has been named Rotarian of the Year by outgoing President Ieuan Isaac.  Describing Gus as “The silent man of Rotary”, Ieuan said he was always there when he needed him, always on hand to give support and advice, a living example of ‘service above self’. Congratulations, Gus, from […]

The Scotch Professors – 9 June 2020

  So who knew that Scotland (and not England) had shown the rest of the world how to play football? Well Ged o’ Brien did – and possibly John Dunlop. Ged was our guest speaker at last week’s Zoom meeting and is a leading sports historian and author who (despite being an Englishman) is a […]

Local Charity Workers Update Club Members – 26 May 2020

Guest speakers Major Linda Watson of the Salvation Army (Ayr) and Kayleigh Hamilton, coordinator of South Ayrshire Carers Centre both took time out from frontline work to join our Zoom meeting and update us on how our contributions are making a difference to their work in Ayr. We also welcomed to our virtual meeting five […]

Successful Year for Rotary Club of Ayr

The Rotary Club of Ayr held its very first “virtual” AGM recently, with 32 members participating on-line. In his end-of-year report (2019/20), outgoing president, Ieuan Isaac, advised members that in nine (pre-virus-lockdown) months the club had achieved most of what had been planned for the year with remarkable successes across its wide-ranging array of community […]

Two Ayr Rotary Clubs Re-Connect across the World

In the last month of 1947 the BBC recorded, and subsequently broadcast in Australia, a meeting of The Rotary Club of Ayr at which a presentation was made to our sister club, the Rotary Club of Ayr, Queensland. The historic contact between the two Ayr Rotary Clubs goes back to the end of the Second […]

Embarrassing Moments at Latest e-Meeting – 28 April 2020

No this wasn’t the usual Rotary meeting embarrassments like members accidently passing wind during the meal or falling asleep before the evening’s speaker had finished (no names –no pack drill, but where the cap fits…….!). This was an evening of tales of embarrassing moments experienced at some time in their lives by certain members who […]

First ever “e-meeting” for Ayr Rotary

On 14 April 2020, The Rotary Club of Ayr held an “e-meeting”, an online get-together using Zoom software. It was set up by John Dunlop, with President Ieuan in the virtual chair, John giving a presentation and Alex Thomson the vote of thanks. A staggering 28 members joined the meetings, with John outlining the plan […]