The Inaugural Meeting of the Interim Rotary Club of Troon was held on the 4th March 1952 at 7.30p.m. in the Craiglea Hotel, South Beach Troon. 19 Founder Members attended. 49 Rotarians from Ardrossan-Saltcoats, Ayr, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hamilton, Kelvin (Glasgow), Lanark, Oban, Prestwick, Queens Park and Govan Formation attended. 14 guests of the Troon Members were also present. William Winkler, Chairman of District No. 2 of Rotary GB&I was in the Chair. After the Roll Call of the Clubs present and the Roll Call of Founder Members had been read Herbert R. Statham, District Extension Officer, called on the Chairman to create the Interim Club of Troon. In response the Chairman, having gone over the various duties of Rotarians, called on A. F. McDonald, President of the Prestwick Club, a Club founded only four years earlier, to second his Motion of the Interim Club of Troon. On the call of A. F. MacDonald the Motion was unanimously approved. Thus was born the Rotary Club of Troon, the special bond with the Prestwick club continuing from that time.
The Charter Dinner was held in the Marine Hotel on 6th October, 1952. The price of the dinner was to be 13/-, a further 2/6d. for cocktails, plus 10% service charge. The total price of tickets was set at
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President Jyl Ashton Cunningham with Tracey Flynn who is the Chief Executive Officer of Ayrshire Hospice. Tracey gave a very interesting and illuminating talk on the work of the hospice and the plans for the new building.more
Past President and Secretary Stuart Kane welcoming Kilmarnock Rotarian Jon Herd to the meeting on 17 October 2023. Jon gave a fantastic talk on the life and works of Robert W Service also known as the "Bard of the Yukon".more
Our guest speaker Gill Sherry, novelist and editor of The Ayrshire Magazine with President Jyl Ashton Cunningham and Past President George Watson. Gill gave us a memorable talk on both her own journalistic career and the history of the Ayrshire Magazine.more
President Stuart presented a new trophy to Troon Art Club. The trophy, depicting a crashing wave on a plinth, was sculpted by Richie Cameron. President of Troon Art Club, Clair Dorris, accepted the trophy. She was accompanied by member Bill McKinlay.more
Thank you to all who donated to our toiletries and cosmetics collection this Autumn. These seventy gifts will be donated to Women's Aid in Ayrshire where they will add a little cheer at Christmas. A great community project in Troon.more