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Devastation in Nepal

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Following the recent delivery of tents to several hospitals in Kathmandu to provide safe spaces for treatment for people injured by the earthquakes, shelter to almost 1,000 people in remote communities in the mountainous district of Sindhupalchok has been distributed, despite the almost impassable roads and heavy storms.

The short video illustrates the terrible conditions.

 

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ShelterBox Nepal Response

Nepal 15 hospitalsShelterBox's first tents in Kathmandu have been supplied to four hospitals which have been devastated, forcing medical staff to treat their patients outside with dwindling supplies; thus creating safe, covered spaces where patients can be treated in privacy. They will be used for carrying out minor operations, changing dressings and as mobile health clinics too.

ShelterBox ask for support to enable them to make sure that no one is left without shelter after the terrib

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Club hears about Ethics in Business

PPGordonEthicsPresentation2Thank you Past President Gordon Millington who, reflecting a very personal interest spanning some 30 years of his career as a civil engineer gave a very thoughtful and thought-provoking talk on the ethics and development of codes of conduct within his profession to the Club Monday 27 April 2015.

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Deputy Lord Mayor hears Jill Rivers's story

DepLMNew Zealander Jill Rivers and Club Past President Bryan Johnston were received by the Deputy Lord Mayor Alderman Guy Spence in the City Hall, Anzac Day March 24. Jill was in Belfast to visit the grave of the father she had never known. A story that started across the world in Belfast New Zealand! read more ...

Club helps 'find' a father on poignant Anzac Day

grave1The Club through the auspices of Past President Bryan Johnston and a strange quirk of fate helped New Zealander Jill Rivers 'find' her father Eric Hunter on a very poignant Anzac Day for her on April 24.

Eric was a distinguished bomber pilot aged 25, who had flown a number of wartime sorties over Germany and on March 14 1942 and was piloting a Wellington Bomber from Norfolk to RAF Aldergrove when it crashed into the side of Slieve Donard.

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2015 TABU Exchange concludes

at Chicago Club

The 2015 Chicago TABU exchange students reported back to the Rotary Club of Highland Park/Highwood Monday 22 April with individual reflections and thanks on their visit. They were a great group and we wish them well in their future careers.  Full details of the Club's Exchange TABU programme and details of visits can be seen here.

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Welcome to the website of The Rotary Club of Belfast. Please explore and get a flavour of how volunteer Rotarians use their skills and vocations throughout our various projects to improve life for people less fortunate than ourselves at home and abroad and the fun and fellowship we enjoy being members of the family of Rotary.

The Rotary Club of Belfast is a vibrant club, welcoming and friendly and we welcome visitors from the World of Rotary at any time.

PresRonnieI am honoured to be President of The Rotary Club of Belfast in our 104th year, we were the first club to be formed In the U.K. and the Club has played a prominent part in the Rotary movement in Ireland over many years.

In 2014-15 Rotarians, reflecting the theme set by Rotary International President Gary C.K.Huang, will Light Up Rotary and - through commitment and by sharing service, strengthening clubs and letting Rotarian light shine in more than 34,000 communities - will light up the world.

We are involved in charitable work both at home and overseas, raising money in many interesting and inventive ways. It is important to the members that they have fun and fellowship in all the activities that we take part in. We are also involved in a number of youth projects using our business and professional skills to help young people who have had all sorts of difficulties in their early years.

We are always keen to welcome new members who could associate themselves with Rotary ideals. If you would like to find out more about us please make contact, we would love to hear from you. 

RMcLsig Ronnie McLean

President 2014/15

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