Six New Members!
Our club has recruited an amazing six new members, two of whom are women. This is particularly satisfying to the club which is keen to increase female numbers.
Euan and Katie Nicol have recently moved to Ayr from Blairgowrie and are enjoying life here. The seaside was an attraction to them after their spell in the Perthshire hills. They both enjoy roaming with their caravan and sea kayaks and Katie is also an enthusiastic wild swimmer. Joining Ayr Rotary Club has given them additional interests and assisted them in adapting to their new lives in Ayr.
Allan McWilliam is Ayrshire-born and educated and has taught at a number of primary schools throughout Ayrshire eventually becoming head teacher at Littlemill, Ochiltree, and Dundonald Primary Schools. Allan has played and coached a number of sports but has returned to his main passion of golf. He has become involved with Rotary as he feels that he would like to give something back to the communities in which he has lived and worked for many years and hopes that the skills which he has developed in education can continue to benefit others.
Lynn McWilliam, although born in Surrey, completed her secondary education at Irvine Royal Academy before doing her teacher training at Craigie College of Education in Ayr. During her teaching career she taught in a number of Ayrshire schools and her hobbies include dancing and travelling. Lynn has been involved with many committees over the years including Young Farmers, Playgroup and Young Women’s Group as well as working for a large publishing company as an area manager. She too hopes to use her hard-won organisational skills to benefit the community through membership of Rotary.
Allan and Lynn are now retired and are well-known for their love of, and expertise in, ballroom and Latin dancing which they continue to enjoy both at home and while on holiday.
Doug Wilson has travelled the country during his varied working life, principally as a qualified electrical engineer. He is a former member of two Rotary clubs (in London and Cambridgeshire) and a long-time Boys Brigade Officer. He served on the full-time BB staff for over 20 years and is still very involved in BB as an Officer at 17th Ayr (Castlehill) and 12th Ayr (Coylton). Doug and his wife, Christine, are now retired and living in Dalrymple.
Hugh Millar taught physics and mathematics in a number of Ayrshire schools before serving for twenty years as Head in Kilmarnock’s Grange Academy. He is a member of Ayr Probus and of Troon Portland Curling Club and has interests in information technology, especially Apple devices and software. In retirement Hugh has pursued interests in NHS public engagement and is currently a public representative member on the Integration Joint Board of South Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership. Hugh has lived in Ayr for 49 years. He and wife Sheila have two daughters and two Californian granddaughters.