Past Presidents

Please see below Past Presidents of Rotary club of Ayr Inc

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 2004-2005

 Evonne Doherty
2004-2005-Yvonne-Doherty

2004 – 2005: Pres. Evonne Doherty (our first Lady Pres.):
Projects:

  • Digging up and laying of 600 m2 of turf at the Rural Health Centre;
  • Donated a CD and record player to the Blue Care Burdekin Respite Service $300.00;
  • Ayr Rotary Flood Information Centre at the Power House Museum $1,000.00;

Water Festival Ambassador: Melissa Scuderi. Won Champion Float and Best Ambassadore Float.

Incoming Rotary Exchange Students: Ole Kolb and Pascal Reske from Germany. President Evonne

 2003-2004

 Jim Beresford
1988-1989-Jim-Beresford

2003 – 2004: Pres. Jim Beresford.
Project:

  • Publishing our Rotary Phone Book;
  • Painting and plumbing at the Girl Guide Hut;
  • Help erect new playground equipment at the Kindergarten in MacMillan Street.

Donations:

  • Brendan Dawson Appeal $1,486 and $2,500;
  • Louise Kause (Vitnamese Orphans) $1,200;
  • Rural Health Centre $750;
  • Plum Tree Gallery Museum $1,000;
  • Flying Doctor Service $1,000;
  • Flexible Support Centre $1,000;
  • Burdekin Community Assn. $1,500;
  • Meals on Whels $200;
  • Burdekin Youth Council $365;
  • Variety Children’s Christmas Party $275;
  • High School Students Prizes $220;
  • Burd. Catholic High School Prizes $110;
  • Entertainment Water Festival $200;
  • Youth Exchange Student (Teang) $2,000;
  • Burdekin Home for the Aged, Blind for bus $1,841;
  • Ayr Girl Guides $511;
  • Rossie Johnson Puppet Show $200.

Rotary Donations:

  • Foundation $2,500;
  • Health Research $1,000;
  • Binex Project $95.

Water Festival Ambassador: Candice Holznagel, won Best Ambassador Float.

Incoming Rotary Exchange Student: Sureerut (Teang) Samsee from Thailand.
Outgoing exchange Student: Ron Williams to Texas.

Our first lady member Inducted: Evonne Doherty.

Membership 27. Total Donations $22,164.

 2002-2003

 Rolf Wullink

2002-2003-Rolf-Wullink

2002 – 2003: Pres. Rolf Wullink.
Projects and Donations:

  • Burd. Catholic High School $420;
  • Junior Ten Pin Bowling $500;
  • Variety Club Children Appeal $275;
  • Burke Family Appeal $1,000;
  • State High School Awards $252;
  • Endeavour Foundation $467;
  • Guide Dogs $500;
  • Ben McConnachie Appeal $1,500;
  • K. & S. Wright Family Appeal $1,000;
  • Burdekin Community Assn. $1,500;
  • Flying Doctors $1,000.

Rotary Donations:

  • Foundation Polio Plus $4,978;
  • Health Research $1,041
  • Camp Quality $500;
  • Youth Exchange $2,009

Water Festival Ambassador: Sarah Haigh, won Senior Ambassadore, Pres. Rolf Readers Choice Ambassadore and Best Ambassadore Float.

Incoming Exchange Student: Sabrina Buetler from Switzerland.

Membership 25. Total Donations $17,252.

 2001-2002

 Robert Antoniazzi

2001-2002-Robert-Antoniazzi

2001 – 2002: Pres. Robert Antoniazzi.
Projects:

  • Publishing our Rotary Telephone Directory;
  • Installed Adress Markers for Shire Council in Farming Areas.
  • Burdekin Community $5,000;
  • Flexible Support Services $2,915;
  • Ben McConnachie Appeal $1,500;
  • Purchase and fit air-conditioner to Tourist Hut $640;
  • Rural Health and Safety $500 and $600;
  • Catholic High School $200;
  • Life Education Bus $500;
  • St Vincent De Paul $250;
  • Ayr St.High School $200;
  • Chanell 10 Christmas Party $275;
  • Terry Fox Cancer Appeal $250.

Rotary Donations:

  • Foundation $1,900;
  • Foundation $1,000;
  • Health Research $1,000.

Water Festival Ambassador: Jacqui Bonato. Won Best Queen Float and Champion Float.

Incoming Exchange Student, Anne Beier from Germany.
Outgoing Exchange Student, Alicia Bowtell to Switzerland.

Membership 25. Total Donations $17,820.

 2000-2001

 John Oar
2000-2001-John-oar

2000 – 2001: Pres. John Oar.
Projects:

  • Completed our New storage shed in the Showgrounds;
  • Roofing the Gazebo at Home for the Aged;
  • Cementing Driveway and laying Turf at New Respite Centre.

Donations:

  • Burdekin Community Association $5,000;
  • Bed for H. Hill home for the Aged $2,700;
  • 2 Special Chairs for the Ayr Hospital $2,200;
  • Ben McConnachie Appeal $2,000;
  • Special School Bus Appeal $1,043;
  • Respite Centre $700; Honour Boardat High School $647;
  • Ayr Scouts $500;
  • Aust. Kidney Foundation $300;
  • Channel 10 Christmas Party $275;
  • Qld Fire and Rescue $250;
  • Clare State School $250.

Rotary Donations:

  • Thursday Island Rotary (Condoms) $150;
  • Rotary Club New Guinea $160;
  • Camp Quality $500;
  • Health Research $1,000;
  • Matching Grant (Vanuata) $1,900;
  • Foundation $1,900.

Water Festival Ambassador: Stacey Collinson, won best Queen Float.

Incoming Exchange Student: Heidi Essen from Finland.

Outgoing Exchange Student: Melissa Bowtell to Switzerland.

Membership 30. Total Donations $21,756.

 1999-2000

Tony Goddard

tony-Goddard

 1999 – 2000: Pres. Tony Goddard.
Project:

  • Purchasing and fitting smoke alarms to 40 Pensioners Houses;
  • Once again Publish our Telephone Directory.

Donations:

  • $5,000 to Burdekin Community Assn.;
  • Kalamia State School $1,000;
  • Meals on Wheels $2,428;
  • Leukaemia Foundation $250;
  • Smoke Detectors $550;
  • Burdekin Singers $389;
  • Ayr State High School Awards $200;
  • Hockey Assn $250;
  • Clare State School $290;
  • Youth With a Mission $200.

President Tony Rotary Donations: Camp Quality $250; Health Research $1,000; Rotary International $600.

Water Festival Ambassador: Michelle Debona.
Incoming Exchange Student, Lauren Buchanan from Canada.
Outgoing Exchange Students: Sophie Dalton to Belgium.
Members 36. Total Donations $12,795.

 1998-1999

Brett Schrieber

Brett-Schrieber

1998 – 1999: Pres. Brett Schreiber.
Projects;

  • Finish off Ramp at Church of England Church;
  • Erect and Paint Windmill in Plantation Park.

Donations:

  • Ayr Hospital Palletive Care Bed $3,335
  • and Palliative Care Syringe Driver $2,250;
  • Maidavale P&C $450;
  • New Guinea Tidal Appeal $1,500;
  • Soccer Club $300;
  • Burdekin Eisteddfod $60;
  • Make a Wish Foundation $200;
  • Junior Hockey Assn. $200;
  • Burdekin Community Assn. $3,500;
  • Life Education Van $500;
  • Community Shed at Showgrounds $4,000;
  • Salvation Army $200;
  • Guide Dogs $200;
  • Nurse of the Year $200;Smoke Alarms $550;
  • President Brett Donation towards Wheel Chair for Kevin Kernovski $500.
  • Rotary Donations: Camp Quality $250;
  • Research Foundation $1,000;
  • Heart Foundation $200.

Water Festival Ambassador: Julie Contzonis. Awarded Personality Queen.
Incoming Exchange Student, Jenny Schefferman from South Africa.
Outgoing Exchange Student, Bronwyn Williams to Norway.
Membership 33. Total Donations $19,585.

 1997-1998

Bram Darker

Bram-Darker

1997 – 1998: Pres. Bram Darker.
Rotary Donations

  • Gluyas Lodge $1000;
  • Health Research $1,000;
  • Camp Quality $250;
  • Rotary Foundation $1,000.
  • Burdekin Community Association $5,000;
  • Cancer Fund $420;
  • Burdekin Eisteddfod $60.

Water Festival Ambassador: Kerry Haller. Won Best Queen Float and Champion Float.
Outgoing Rotary Exchange Student: Kelly Newton.
Membership 30. Total Donations $8,980. President Bram

 1996-1997

 Ross Lewis

1996-1997-Ross-Lewis

1996 – 1997: Pres. Ross Lewis.
Project:

  • Building Pergola at the Home for the Aged;
  • Safety Rail at the Ayr State High School;
  • Repainting the Tourist Hut;
  • Ramp at the Church of England Church;
  • Arranged Santa at Hutchings Lagoon for the Ayr – Bowen Foster Children’s Home.

Donations:

  • Burdekin Community Association $2,500;
  • Red Cross $500; Ski Club $200;
  • Marine Rescue $1,000.
  • St Vincent De Paul $250;
  • Home Help $150;
  • President Ross Smoke Alarms (B.C.S.) $450;
  • Salvation Army $250;
  • Ayr Hospital, Palliative Care Unit $3,000;
  • Rotary Park Seats and Tables $1,950;
  • Channel 10 Christmas Party $250.

Rotary Donations:

  • Polio Plus $500; Visit Gluyas Lodge $500;
  • FAIM $250;
  • Rotary Foundation $1,000.

Water Festival Ambassador: Kylie Populin. Won Festival Personality Queen;
Best Queen Float and Champion Float.
Incoming Rotary Exchange Student: Aurelie Devos from France.
Membership 33. Total Donations $13,781

 1995-1996

 Bob Smith

1995-1996-Bob-Smith

 1995 – 1996: Pres. Bob Smith.
Project:

  • Paint our Building at Show Grounds.

Donations:

  • Home Hill Home for the Aged $6,000;
  • New Stove for Meals On Wheels $5,400;
  • Jarvisfield State School $500;
  • Red Cross $250;
  • Ambulance $500;
  • Blue Nurses $500;
  • Qld. Cancer Fund $250;
  • St. Vincent De Paul $500;
  • L. B. Home for the Aged $400;
  • Home Help $500;
  • N. Q. Oncology Unit $300;
  • L. B. Ski Club $200.

Rotary Donations:
Heart Foundations $250;
Gluyas Lodge $1000.

Water Festival Ambassador: Kylie Furlong.
Incoming Rotary Exchange Student: Marcus Gennaro, Argentina.
Outgoing Exchange Student: Belinda Jones to Japan.

Membership 33. Total Donations $16,900.

 1994-1995

 Ron Matthews

1994-1995-Ron-Matthews

1994 – 1995: Pres. Ron Matthews.
Project:

  • Last payment of $7,000 to Home Hill, Home for the Aged;
  • Completion of Heritage Tourist Hut at Plantation Park and handed to Council in June, 1995;

Donations:

  • Hydrotherapy $1,500;
  • Burdekin Community Assn. $1,100;
  • L. B. Home for the Aged $400;
  • Blue Nurses $400;
  • Meals on Wheels $500;
  • Red Cross $300;
  • Burdekin Respite Centre $500;
  • Endeavour Foundation $500;
  • Queensland Ambulance $500.

Water Festival Ambassador: Katina Augostis, crowned President Ron “Miss Personality Queen” and won Champion Queen Float.
Outgoing Rotary Exchange Students: Nicole Watson.

Membership 31. Total Donations $13,300

 1993-1994

 Michael Hoey

1993-1994-MichaelHoey

1993 – 1994: Pres. Michael Hoey.
Projects:

  • $7,000 to Home Hill Home for the Aged, 2nd payment;
  • $4,500 to move and erect Heritage Tourist Hut at Plantation Park;

Donations:

  • $2,300 for Community Wheelchair to Blue Nurses;
  • Ayr Kindergarten $500;
  • Red Cross $250;
  • Life Education Unit $500;
  • Burd. Community Centre $250;
  • Meals on Wheels $500.
  • Rotary Donation: Heart Foundation $500.

Water Festival Ambassador: Lauren Jensen. Won Champion Float, Champion
Queen Float and Lauren won Water Festival Queen Competition.
Incoming Rotary Exchange Student: John Offerman from South Africa.

Membership 30 – 33. Total Donations $16,550.

 1992-1993

 Norm Perry

1992-1993-Norm-Perry

1992 – 1993: Pres. Norm Perry.
Projects:

  • Start of a Tourist Hut in Plantation (Rotary) Park. Old Caretakers Cottage was given to us by the council and it was moved so we could work on it and restore to take it’s place in the park.
  • Publishing our 3rd Telephone Directory.
  • We committed the Club to $20,000 for the new Home for the Aged in Home Hill to be paid over 3 years – this year $7,000;
  • $4,000 towards new Bus for Salvation Army.

Full list of Donations not published.

Water Festival Queen, Marisa Nucifora. Won Champion Float.
Incoming Rotary Exchange Student: Etien Desley from Belgium.
Outgoing Rotary Exchange Students: Michelle Buchan.

Membership 30 – 33. Total Donations $11,000.00

 1991-1992

John Murray

1991-1992-John-Murray

1991 – 1992: Pres. John Murray.
Project;

  • Concentrating on Rotary Park as our main project with many working bees with the erection of a huge tourist sign and shelter, gardens, trees, tables and chairs.
  • Wheel Chair for Hogemelst Family $2,000;

Donations:

  • All Saints Anglican Church $1,000;
  • $7,000 foe equipment to Rotary Park;
  • Shelter for Rotary Park $1,435;
  • Community Information Board at Ayr Post Office $466;
  • Endeavour Foundation $250;
  • Blue Nurses $250;
  • Meals on Wheels $250;
  • Home for the Aged $350;
  • President John Ayr Kindergarten $200;
  • Burdekin Community Assn. $400;
  • Ayr Interact Club $300.
  • Rotary Donations: Heart Foundation $200.

Water Fest. Queen: Timmone Pilcher. Won Best Queen Float and Champion Float
Incoming Rotary Exchange Student: Horomi Shinohara from Japan.

Membership 28 – 34. Total Donations $15,016.

 1990-1991

Trevor Hayes

1990-1991-Trevor-Hayes

1990 – 1991: Pres. Trevor Hayes.
Projects:

  • Erecting and Painting signs and equipment that were damaged in Floods;
  • Repairing and painting our B-B-Q after the floods;
  • More tree planting around the town.

Donations:

  • $8,500 for Theatre Machine for Ayr District Hospital,
  • $2,000 to Life Education Centre;
  • $500 Endeavour Farm;
  • $250 Blue Nurses; $250 Home Help.

Donations to Rotary:

  • $1000 to Rotary International House;
  • $1000 President Trevor to Rotary Cancer Lodge;
  • $250 to Rotary Health Research;
  • $460 Group Study Exchange.

Water Festival Queen, Kylie Bowls. Won Best Queen Float and Personality Queen
Incoming Rotary Exchange Student: Kjersti Loken from Norway.
Outgoing Rotary Exchange Student: Meegan Williams to Japan.

Membership 30 – 33. Total Donations $16,045.

 1989-1990

Adrian Ivory

1989-1990-Adrian-Ivory

 

1989 – 1990: Pres. Adrian Ivory.
Projects and Donations:

  • Salvation Army $2,200;
  • Endeavour Foundation $2,000;
  • Meals on Wheels $1,626.
  • $250 to Volunteer Home Tutor Assn.

Rotary Donation

  • Polio Plus $1,747;
  • Heart Foundation $100;
  • Health Research $742.

Water Festival Queen: Lindy Calligaro.

Outgoing Rotary Exchange Student, Diane Lingard to Alaska.

Membership 30 – 38. Total Donations $10,124.

 1988-1989

Jim Beresford

1988-1989-Jim-Beresford

 

1988 – 1989: Pres. Jim Beresford.
Projects:

  • Catered for the Air Pageant also the Pioneer Stud Stock Dispersal Sale.
  • Repair fittings at Rotary Park.
  • After Cyclone Aivu we donated $1000 to Salvation Army for clean-up work and also $2,200 for Photocopying machine; $2,400 to Ambulance;
  • $1000 to Blue Nursing Centre;
  • $1000 to Blue Nurses Respite Centre;
  • $986 to Rotaract Tourist Guide Signs
  • and $500 to Vincent De Paul for relief work.
  • Start of Dist. Rotary Phone Directory which proved popular.

Rotary Donations:

  • Heart Foundation $250;
  • Foundation $1,171;
  • Health Research $1,508.

Water Fest. Queen: Kerrie O’Shea. Mem. 30 – 38. Total Donations $13,495.

 1987-1988

Ken Rollason

 

 

1987 – 1988: Pres. Ken Rollason.
Projects:

  • Helping windows, elderly and others who had difficulty in cleaning up after Cyclone Charlie.
  • $5,000 to complete major Projects;
  • Tables and seats and painting in Rotary Park at a cost of $1,500;
  • $500 to Neighbourhood Centre;
  • $170 to Endeavour Farm;

Rotary Donations:

  • Health Research $650;
  • Foundation $506;
  • R.Y.L.A. $244;
  • Polio Plus $4,100.

Water Festival Queen, Kim Stidston.

Membership 32-38. Total Donations $13,610.

 1986-1987

Trevor Larcombe

 

 

1986 – 1987: Pres. Trevor Larcombe.
Projects and donations:

  • Gas Bar-b-que supplied and Installed at Rotary Park at a cost of $2,500;
  • $2,000 final payment to “Living Lagoon” at Burdekin Culture Complex;
  • $500 towards Stidston family appeal;
  • $250 to Endeavour Foundation;
  • $200 towards Safety House Appeal.
  • Replanting trees in centre of streets around Ayr and looking after Park areas.
  • Revising and printing for distribution, information charts on First Aid Hints.

Water Festival Queen, Leanne Strathdee.

Incoming Exchange Student: Charles Barr from U.S.A.

Outgoing Exchange Student: Kelly James to Finland and

Annette Muguria to Norway.

Membership 32 – 38. Total Donations $ 7,389.

 1985-1986

Noel Condie

 

 

1985 – 1986: Pres. Noel Condie.
Projects:

  • Voluntary labour and donating $7,500 for building the “Living Lagoon” at the Burdekin Culture Centre;
  • $500 to repair Salvation Army Bus;
  • $344 to All Saints Anglican Church; Work on Scouts Hut.

Rotary Donations:

  • Health Reseach $500;
  • Science Summer School $450.

Water Festival Queen, Catherine Lewty.

Membership 32. Total Donations $9,850.

 1984-1985

Jeff Bowmaker

 

 

1984 – 1985: Pres. Jeff Bowmaker.
Projects:

  • Ayr Ambulance Jaws of Life Van;
  • $6,000 towards the “Living Lagoon Fountain” at the Burdekin Cultural Complex.

Water Festival Queen, Margaret O’Shea.

Exchange Student from Denmark: Iben Olsen.

Membership 34 – 32. Total Donations $6,866.

 1983-1984

Norm Perry

1992-1993-Norm-Perry

 

1983 – 1984: Pres. Norm Perry.
Projects:

  • Purchasing a working model for mouth resuscitation for the Royal Life Saving Society.
  • Building Bicycle Track for Burke Park School at a cost of $3,500;
  • Building at Showgrounds, $2,600.

Water Festival Queen, Maree Meade.

Membership 36 – 37. Total Donations $7,325.

 1982-1983

Jim Guimelli

 

 

1982 – 1983: Pres. Jim Guimelli.
Projects:

  • Cleaned at the tables at Rotary Park;
  • Planting of trees in the town area.
  • Donation of $3,500 to Home for the Aged;
  • $1,500 to Vehicle for Ambulance;
  • $577.60 for fare for Qualifying Nursing Sister to go to New Guinea; Donation to Maternity Ward, Ayr Hospital.

Water Festival Queen, Cecily Clark.

Incoming Exchange Student: Laura Lee Curtin from U.S.A.

Membership 38 – 36. Total Donations $6,869.

 1981-1982

Bill Hutchins
1981-1982-Bill-Hutchins

 

 

1981 – 1982: Pres. Bill Hutchins.
Projects:

  • Tree planting between Ayr Cemetery and the rubbish tip to form a hedge.
  • Support all clubs effort to line and paint the Drill Hall.
  • Painting Meals on Wheels kitchen.
  • Colour TV set for Maternity Ward;
  • $5000 Donation for Caravan for the Ayr Surf Life Savers for a First Aid Unit.

Water Festival Queen: Andrea McDonnell.
Awarded Paul Harris Fellow: Charles Green.
Our first exchange student from Japan, Hiroshi Matsushita.

Membership 35. Total Donations $7,470.

 1980-1981

Frank Nucifora

1980-1981-Frank-Nucifora

 

1980 – 1981: Pres. Frank Nucifora.
Projects
$3,500 towards new Ambulance.Water Festival Queen, Robin Guimelli.Membership 35.Total Donations $4,615.
 1979-1980

Terry Williams

1979-1980-Terry-Williams

 

 

1979 – 1980: Pres. Terry Williams.
Projects:
$4,000 towards Equipment for Ayr Hospital Intensive Care Unit;
Jackets for Air, Sea Rescue $356.Water Festival Queen, Doris Pugnale, first place for float.Sibby Saitta organised the Charter of the Ayr-Burdekin Rotary Club.Membership 35 – 37. Total Donations $5,166.
 1978-1979

Bevan List

1978-1979-Bevan-List

 

 

1978 – 1979: Pres. Bevan List.
Projects:
New Hut for Girl Guides, Valued at $16,500, built at cost of materials – $5,500.Water Festival Queen, Karie Favero. Membership 32 – 38. Total Donations $5,500
 1977-1978

Sibby Saitta

1977-1978-Sibby-Saitta

 

 

1977 – 1978: Pres. Sibby Saitta.
Project:
Ash trays for the Hospital and Alva Beach Park.
Building Concrete slab wall around Luncheon Booth at Ayr Showgrounds;
Building Masonry Block Toilets at Ayr Plantation Park;Donation to Endeavour Farm $400. Membership 38.Total Donations $2,654.
 1976-1977

George Cumes

 

 

1976 – 1977: Pres. George Cumes.
Projects:

  • Purchase and Install Save-a-life Buzzers for the older generation.
  • Surf Reel for Junior Nippers;
  • $2,500 towards new vehicle for Ayr Ambulance;
  • $894 towards truck for Endeavour Farm;
  • Donation to Burke Park School for Adventure Playground;
  • $500 to Ayr Show Ass., towards refreshment booth;
  • $540 to Ayr Hospital for Physiotherapy equipment;
  • New Typewriter to Community Information Centre $224;
  • Table Tennis Table for Youth Centre $200.

Water Festival Queen, Yvonne Maltby, raised $4,225.

Venue changed from Methodist Hall to Church of England Hall, 7th April, 1976.

Membership 42. Total Donations $5,954.

 1975-1976

Ray Johnstone

 

 

1975 –1976: Pres. Ray Johnstone.
Project:

  • Cleaning up Show Ground for the Show; 
  • Erect Rotary Signs at entrances to the Town. 
  • Worked on the food and drink stall at Pioneer Bull Sales. 
  • Air Condition 3 Wards at Ayr Hospital, $1,1000. 
  • Shelter Shed for bus stop at Park in Brandon; 
  • Two-way radio to Andersen’s Missionary Boat in New Guinea, cost $1,490.

Rotary Queen, Rhonda Smith. Membership 38. Total Donations $3,950.

 1974-1975

Frank Hansen

 

 

1974 – 1975: Pre. Frank Hansen.
Projects:

  • We ran a Wine Tree at the Opening of the Endeavour Farm;
  • Installation of Cold Room for Meals on Wheels.
  • Resuscitator to Ayr Hospital;
  • Donation of $800 to Home for the Aged;
  • Darwen Cyclone Appeal $500;
  • Endeavour Farm $230.

Water Festival Queen, Desleigh Dobbin. Membership 40. Total Donations $2,929.

 1973-1974

Paddy Carlsen

 

 

1973 – 1974: Pres. Paddy Carlsen.
Project and Donations:

  • Truck supplied for the Sub-Normal Farm.
  • Donations to Home for the Aged $1,000;
  • Donation towards Sheltered Hostel for the Salvation Army;
  • Flood relieve $350;
  • Meals on Wheels $200;
  • L. B. Audio Visual Aids Resource Centre $250;
  • Show Ass. $200.
  • $1,500 to other various organisations.

Rotary Queen, Kim Cremin, raised $4,700, third year in succession Rotary Queen crowned as Charity Queen. Membership 46 – 42. Total Donations: $5,371.

 1972-1973

Les Stanley

 

 

1972 – 1973: Pres. Les Stanley.
Ayr Club Join Rotary celebration of 50 years with torch relay from Brisbane to Cairns with proceeds to Flying Doctor in Atherton.
Projects and Donations:

  • Working Bees to construct our own B-B-Q equipment and chip and Hot Dog cooker, numbers board and stand. Another clean-up drive at Alva Beach.
  • Donation of $1,500 to Home for the Aged.
  • A Donation of $800 to Ayr Ambulance towards new vehicle.
  • Painting inside Methodist Hall. $250 to Blind Dogs.

Rotary Queen, Jan Hollinsworth, raised $5,000, second year in succession Queen crowned. Membership 38 – 46. Total Donations $4,262.

 1971-1972

Pym Stanley

 

 

1971 – 1972: Pres. Pym Stanley.
Projects:

  • Cleaning up Alva Beach, tons of broken Glass collected.
  • Cleaning up and restoration of Rotary Rest Area at Plantation Creek after the flood.
  • Painting of Cottage occupied by David Bey, inside and out.
  • Interclub sporting competition;
  • visits to Charters Towers and Bowen Rotary Clubs.
  • Eleven Members attended Rotary Conference in Mackay.

Donations:

  • New Anaesthetic Machine and Pulse Monitor for the Hospital ($1,500);
  • Finance for a Unit in the Home for the Aged ($1,500);
  • $250 to Blind Dogs.

Donation of a Windmill to Mr. Crawford, We Wak, New Guinea.

Water Festival Queen, Judy Mooney raised $5,031, won first prize.

In 1971 Ayr Club was the 10 largest in District 255 out of 48 Clubs.

Membership 38 – 48. Total Donations $4,621.

 1970-1971

Jim Nuttall

 

 

1970 – 1971: Pres. Jim Nuttall.
Projects:

  • Dismantling windmills and sending over to Thailand.
  • Supply Concrete for a cricket pitch at the Burke Park School.

Rotaract Chartered in June, 1970.

 1969-1970

Toby Courtney

 

 

1969 – 1970: Pres. Toby Courtney.
Projects:

  • Meals on Wheels building $2,500, opened 23 May, 1970, cheque for $1,849 handed over at opening;
  • Formed Rotaract Club.

Water Festival Queen, Glenis Cormack.

Membership 28 – 36. Total Donations $4,349.

 1968-1969

Okka Mooney

 

 

1968 – 1969: Pres. Okka Mooney.
Projects:

  • Uniforms for Burdekin Brass Band at a cost of $1,170.

Water Festival Queen, Val Goldsworthy. Membership 30 – 38.

 1967-1968

Ron Brandon

 

 

1967 – 68: Pres. Ron Brandon.
Water Festival Queen Robin Bottcher who raised $1600.No Projects on record. Membership 32 – 38.
 1966-1967

George Gibbs
Chas Green

 

 

1966 – 1967: Pres. George Gibbs to Dec, Chas Green to June.
Projects:

  • Sheltered Workshop for Sub-Normal Association,

Won first prize for Float in Water Festival Procession.

Membership 32 – 39. Donation $1,800.

 1965-1966

Bob Saxby

 

 

1965 – 1966: Pres. Bob Saxby.
Projects:

  • Aid to Blue Nursing Service with their first car and finance to get started, Sister Gwen Cuthbert was first Sister in Charge;

Formation of Interact Club, 2nd June, 1966 with membership of 24, President Jim Stevens jnr.;

Awarded Paul Harris Fellows award: Bill Buchan. Membership 28 – 36.

 1964-1965

Bill Buchan

 

 

1964 – 1965: Pres. Bill Buchan. No projects on record for this year.Membership 31 – 38.
 1963-1964

Bill Carless

 

 

1963 – 1964: Pres. Bill Carless.
Projects:

  • Formed Alva Beach Rotary Park.

Membership 38.

 1962-1963

Willis Jarvis

 

 

1962 – 1963: Pres. Willis Jarvis.
Projects:

  • Public Address System for Pensioners League.

Membership 30 – 35.

 1961-1962

Wilfred Tapiolas

1961-1962-Wilfred-Tapiolas

 

 

1961 – 1962: Pres. Wilfred Tapiolas.
Projects:

  • Painting Furniture in Ayr Hospital Wards;
  • Water Festival Float;
  • Club Banner organised;
  • Set up Bursary Fund;
  • Wheel Chairs to 2 children;
  • Organised Blind Association and a trip to Tully;
  • Refitted broken playing ground equipment at Beach;
  • Lions Club formed in Ayr;

Membership 35.

 1960-1961

Doug Haigh

 

 

1960 – 1961: Pres. Doug Haigh.
Projects:

  • Completion of East Ayr Scout Hut;
  • Formation of Rotary Park in Graham Street;
  • Water Festival Ball organised by Ayr and H. Hill Rotary.
  • Ayr Rotary ran Garden Competition;
  • Bill Buchan organised our first Float in the Water Festival Procession.

Membership 31.

 1959-1960

John Francis

 

 

1959 – 1960: Pres. John Francis.
Projects:

  • Transportation and erection of East Ayr Scout Hut from Pioneer Mill;
  • Water Festival Ball organised by Ayr and Home Hill Rotary Clubs;
  • Organised clean-up after Cyclone and started Cyclone Appeal.

Membership 28 – 31

 1958-1959

Chas Green

 

 

1958 – 1959: Pres. Chas. Green.
Projects:

  • Two-Way Radio for Ambulance $3,000;
  • Organised First Ayr Water Festival Ball and Garden Competition;
  • Sponsored Migrants;

Home Hill Rotary Club Chartered. Membership 31. Donations $3,000

 1957-1958

Chas Dempsey

 

 

1957 – 1958: Pres. Chas Dempsey.
Projects:

  • Construct the Scout Hut with the Ayr Scouts;
  • Pensioners Cottage finished and opened on 8th November (3 years to complete).

Membership 26.

 1956-1957

Jack Batstone

 

 

1956 – 1957: Pres. Jack Batstone.
Projects:

  • Construction of the Pensioners Cottage.

Members 21.

 1955-1956

Nick Nichols

 

 

1955 – 1956: Pres. Nick Nichols.
Projects:

  • Raising Funds for Pensioners Cottage;

Members 21.