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September 20, 2018

Salute to Rotary

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September 20, 2018

Salute to Rotary

In the calm blue waters of Lamon Bay in the Philippines lies a source of pride for local fishermen and a submerged salute to Rotary: a giant artificial reef in the shape of a Rotary wheel which has restored marine life and is protecting the livelihood of several fishing villages in the Philippines. Fishing is the lifeblood of the area’s coastal villages and for years village fishermen fought to protect the waters that fed their families which were devastated by large-scale commercial fishing vessels that used dynamite, cyanide, and fine mesh nets from the late 1990s through the early 2000s.…
September 17, 2018

Everyone needs an Everest

Peter Jack, Solicitor and Limavady Rotarian, gave an outstanding, very passionate and most interesting "Everyone should have an Everest" address to the Club Monday 17 September outlining in detail his 16th - and last - Ironman Challenge in Almere in Holland in was the usual format of a 3.8k swim, 180k bike ride and a 42k run! He was raising money for the Charity Mercy Ships whose volunteers perform many life-saving medical operations around the Ports of Africa and hoped the Club would support it. His description of the race was as exhausting as it was exhilarating. He had to cope with…
September 17, 2018

Welcome Rotary Global Scholars 2018/19

The Club are delighted to welcome the new Global Scholars attached to the Club this year whilst studying at Queens University Belfast. Ciara McHugh from Milwaukee will be studying for a PHD and David Mills from South Arkansas a Masters Degree. We look forward to seeing them at Club meetings and wish them a happy and successful year.
September 17, 2018

Visitor from South Carolina

The Club was delighted to welcome to the meeting Monday 17 September visiting Rotarian Emerson Smith, with his wife Kathy, from Five Points Rotary Club, Columbia, South Carolina.
September 10, 2018

Development and success of Catalyst Inc.

Club member and Catalyst Inc. Chief Executive Norman Apsley gave a most informative address to the Club Monday 10 September on the development, success and future of Catalyst Inc which was formerly known as the Northern Ireland Science Park. Accompanying Norman at the meeting was Carolynn Rooney, Catalyst's Financial Controller. Established in March 1999 and located on the north end of Queen’s Island NISP began with a £21m grant to build an internationally recognised centre to successfully exploit R&D in NI. It has been a huge success and is part of the dramatic developments and vibrancy of the Titanic Quarter…
September 03, 2018

The Importance of Sport

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September 03, 2018

The Importance of Sport

Leading sports lawyer Keith McGarry, Solicitor Advocate and Partner in Conn and Fenton, Lisburn gave an extremely interesting, enlightening address to the Club Monday 03 September. He pointed out that it was on this day 46 years ago Dame Mary Peters won her gold medal. His address covered the importance of sport in our lives and the power of sponsors reflecting “nothing happens without a reason”. He noted that 3% of world trade relates to sport and in the UK consumers spend £17b on sport. In NI 37% of the population participated in a sport in the last 7 days…
August 20, 2018

A Career in Law

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August 20, 2018

A Career in Law

Eileen Ewing, President of the Law Society, Monday 20 August, gave an excellent, enlightening and comprehensive talk on her career which was very well received by the very attentive audience. She gave a personal perspective on how she joined without a law degree as a legal secretary and came up through the ranks to a paralegal role, qualified as a solicitor through the apprenticeship scheme and progressed through the Court system eventually ending up as President of the Law Society in NI. She noted that her main focus in recent years has been on family law referring to particular work…
August 15, 2018

Working to End Polio in Pakistan

Eradicating Polio is Rotary's top priority and Rotary is committed to fighting Polio until every child is vaccinated and safe from this devastating disease. Polio is still endemic in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria but with just three cases reported this year, Pakistan is close to completely eradicating the disease. Pakistan health authorities last week launched a week long vaccination campaign in a bid to eradicate polio hoping to vaccinate 19.2m children under five years of age.  Pakistan regularly carries out anti-polio drives despite threats from the Taliban who claim the campaign is a Western conspiracy to sterilise children making these campaigns very…

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T1819 tspPlease explore it and get a flavour of how volunteer Rotarians use their skills and vocations throughout our various projects to Make a Difference to 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
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PresMarkIt is a great honour for me to be taking on the title of President for the Rotary year 2018/19

Being a Club based in the city centre enables us to connect with local services, through YouthAction, Mitchell House and the Tree of Remembrance. Worldwide we also support the fight to ‘End Polio Now’, help restore sight in underdeveloped countries and through ShelterBox and AquaBox aid those in distress overseas.

We appreciate the tremendous amount of service already given by members but are looking forward to encouraging new members to join. Any prospective member is most welcome at any of our Monday meetings.

This year’s Rotary theme is Rotary: Be The Inspiration–
please do feel inspired to join us in tackling humanities challenges whilst enjoying fellowship and fun.

 Mark Davidson, President 2018/19

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Membership of the Club is an incredibly rewarding and enjoyable experience and we are actively looking for new people to invite to join and breathe new vibrancy and ideas into the Club and take Rotary into its second century in Belfast.

If you think Rotary may be for you, or for further information, please contact us.

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