Prestwick Rotary is 70 years old
Historic pictures of Prestwick Rotary
Prestwick Rotary 70 years old in 2018
The club will be 70 years old on 27th September. It was chartered in 1948, mother club being Ayr and daughter club Troon. This will be celebrated by a special Thursday night meeting at our usual Parkstone Hotel venue. We intend to wallow in a bit of nostalgia and remember any memorable events over the years.
above show the following:
1) An earlier Prestwick Rotary charter dated 1988.
2) The Prestwick Rotary 60th charter dinner.
3) Honouring 50 years of membership of Rotary International.
In the past at Christmas we took Santa’s sledge around all of Prestwick. The children were able to tell Santa what they wanted and we collected for the old folk. We were distributing 600 parcels worth over £12000 when we had to stop.
Since then we have had a Grotto at Christmas which is now tied in with Prestwick’s Lighting Up. We also have a prominent role at Prestwick Prom celebrations and other community ventures.
Prestwick Rotary have laid out and planted a garden for patients at the Biggart Hospital and subsequently upgraded it to form a secure sensory garden for dementia patients.
Over the years we have responded to appeals to provide help when disaster has hit an area and we have provided Shelter Boxes and assisted with water aid.
We organised from scratch the Space Place in Prestwick, raising all of the necessary funds, establishing requirements and organising construction and initially were involved with the board who ran the scheme. For this we won the district prize for best project.
A Carol Concert is organised each year by Prestwick Rotary which now involves our local youth orchestra and singers.
We have arranged various fund raising events over the years and at present our major fund raiser is our AM AM which is held at Old Prestwick Golf Club.
Prestwick Rotary is involved with other local Rotary Clubs and arranges an annual beach clean every year. Recently we were involved in launching a message in a bottle scheme which has been so successful that further bottles require to be provided.
We have a close liaison with schools in our area and provide prizes for Prestwick Academy pupils, helped to finance St Ayles skiff, and have been successful in sending senior pupils to the European Parliament in recent ears.
Also we hold a local round of a general knowledge quiz for the local primary schools in Prestwick, the winner going on to the district completion final.
Our Rotary group arranged for some talented musical youngsters to take part in district competitions at the Conservatoire in Glasgow.
We were awarded a grant from South Ayrshire Council to provide visitor maps which contain details of walks to various local features.More details to follow.
|President Adnan Soojeri in 2014/15
||President Debbie Broughton-Hay 2012
|Iain Forrest rotary President 2013 presenting Lady Isle trophy to Matt Train.||President Colin Duncan 2016|
|60th Charter Dinner 2008
Rotarian Jim Bruce gave Bill a well-deserved vote of thanks for entertaining us so well. Bill Rogers is shown right with Richie Cameron left.details
Dementia awareness at Prestwick Rotary
Alex Murphy from The South Ayrshire Dementia Support Organisation [SADSO]details
Macmillan Cancer Support
President Adnan, Michelle from Macmillan Cancer Support and Andrew from Prestwick Rotary and are shown in the supporting photograph.details
Photographed are Prestwick rotarians Debby Broughton-Hay, and Edith Sterrick, with Guest speaker Jen Lindsay centre.details
Ken O'Hara plays Charles Dickens
Prestwick Rotarians were treated to an exclusive preview of Mad Productions, one-man dramatic performance, of a Christmas Caroldetails
Kevin Simpson of Malawi Fruits, President Adnan Soojeri and Rotarian John Brebner.details
Irvine Valley Auctions
Rotarians Nigel Lawrie and President Adnan Soojari with John Nimmo from Irvine Valley Auction.details
Family History Talk
Prestwick Rotarians enjoyed a great illustrated talk on family history by Rotarian George English.details
The Red Arrows [1980-1990]
Guest speaker Paul Fitzgerald, Prestwick Rotarians Bill Leslie and Stephen Cooper.details
District Governor Jimmy Johnston MBE
visited Prestwick Rotary Club as part of a tour of all Rotary Clubs in District 1230.details
District 1230 conference 2018
Prestwick Rotary members at the District 1230 conference 2018 in Stirlingdetails
Prestwick Rotarians learn about healthy eating
David and his colleague Blair Caddis are promoting Premier Prep based in Prestwickdetails
The Life and Times of Andrew Carnegie
Barbara Graham is pictured with Rotarian Adnan Soojeri.details
What Scotland has given the world!
Shown are Rotary President Edith Sterrick, Jack Lawson and Andrew Matheson.details
11 Rotakids from Symington Primary are coming to Prestwick Rotary on Thurs 31st January to entertain us with music and verse with a Rabbie Burns theme.details
Adnan Soojeri, Rotary President Edith Sterrick, Nigel Lawrie and Debby Broughton-Hay.details
Sikh Council of Scotland
Prestwick Rotary welcome a prestigious group from the Sikh Council of Scotlanddetails
70th Anniversary Dinner night
Vice President Adnan Soojeri, Bruce Fummey, President Edith Sterrick and R Stuart Lyon.details
Sighthill Stone Circle
Picture shows Duncan Lunan flanked by Prestwick Rotary Club President Edith Sterrick and Rotarian Ajit Singh Uppal.details
Barbara Graham is going to give a talk on the history of Marie Curie and the charity that is named after her. (August 23rd)details
Ayrshire Smugglers in the 18th Century
Speaker Denis Rattenbury flanked by President Edith and Stephen Cooperdetails
Great talk last week on seaweed !
President Edith, speaker Dr Steven Hay, and Ajit Singh Uppaldetails
Gordon Bone, Head teacher Prestwick Academy gave a very interesting talk on the Academy’s Vision and Goals. The Ambitions for the Young people of Prestwick.details
World Quiz 2018
Winners Jim Nicoll and Edith Sterrick shown either side of quizmaster Ian McClarty.details
Prestwick Civic Pride 2015
Left to right Colin Blair, with Rotarians Debby Broughton-Hay and Jim Nicoll, who is also chairman of Prestwick Civic Pride.details
Protective Security Policing
Bob Smith on right with Richie Cameron centre and Bill Leslie on the left.details