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June 19, 2024

KidsOut 2024

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June 19, 2024

KidsOut 2024

This year the Club was delighted to organise the annual Rotary KidsOut Day with Mitchell House School. This year, however, it was a “KidsIn” event in the school with junior school children being entertained by “Jump, Jiggle and Jive”, an interactive dance forum on Wednesday 12 June. The fun and games were thoroughly enjoyed by all and it was wonderful to see the smiles on the children’s faces. Thanks are extended to PP Mark Davidson, President Elect Ken Nixon and Past President Alan Rundle for organising and attending the event. Kids Out Day is an event carried out by a…
June 05, 2024

Club Assembly Presentations

The Club has again this year received 2 certificates for members’ donations to the Rotary Foundation (Rotary International's charity) and the Rotary End Polio Now Campaign with donations of $100 per capita and $50 per capita respectively. They were presented to President Elect (PE) Ken Nixon at the Club Assembly meeting Monday 03 June by Rotary Ireland Assistant Governor (AG) Roland Bailie who was warmly welcomed to the Club. At the Assembly PE Ken led the presentation of the planned Club activities during the 2024/25 Rotary Year. AG Roland, noting he was delighted to be back working with and supporting…
May 31, 2024

Recent Speakers

In recent weeks the Club has been delighted to welcome very varied speakers to address Club meetings: Past District Governor Sean Fitzgerald, Club Rotarian Jean Horstman, Trustee Lyric Theatre and 19 year-old Anna Pim. In a very comprehensive address the origins, work and success of Mercy Ships was highlighted by guest speaker PDG Sean Fitzgerald. He revealed their charity-run hospital ships in the world bring vital healthcare to places overwhelmed by poverty and suffering and thereby transform the systems of healthcare in the world’s poorest regions where billions experience chronic pain, financial catastrophe and social stigma because of injuries, ailments,…
May 14, 2024

Club Award to Corrymeela

The Club are delighted to award the 2022-23 John Savage Award and Bursary to Corrymeela for the Seeds of Hope project which is being supported by the Club as well as the Rotary Clubs of Dublin, San Antonio Texas and The Hague Metropolitan. The Project which is in a pilot stage this year aims to bring cross community groups of young people together and foster relationships. Following an outline of the history of the Award and the Club member it is in memory of, by Eric Rainey and Past President Brian Clements respectively, the Trophy was presented to Sylvia Gordon,…
April 20, 2024

Visitors from Dusseldorf

President Steven and Immediate Past President Ken were delighted to meet President Nora Wessendorf and the 10 members of the Rotary Club of Dusseldorf party (including a 3-month-old baby) for dinner in the Hilton Hotel restaurant Saturday 20 April. Here for just the weekend, they were having a whistle-stop tour covering the Causeway, Dark Hedges, the Titanic and other attractions. Their members were very interested to hear about the current situation in NI and were very impressed with the Club Chain (which they don't have) and Club Eco Banner. 
April 19, 2024

Visitors from The Hague

Unable to attend a Club meeting during their short visit to NI, Immediate Past President Ken Nixon and Hon Secretary David Boyd were delighted to meet up with members of The Hague Metropolitan RC for lunch in the City Hall's Bobbin Cafe on Friday 19 May. They were in Belfast prior to visiting the Seeds of Hope Project in Corrymeela. 
April 08, 2024

Welcomed in Dublin

The Club was delighted to attend the Rotary Club of Dublin weekly meeting in the Grand Canal Hotel on Monday 08 April both in person and by zoom. Led by President Steven Costello, 12 members and partners travelled and received a very warm welcome. A busy day commenced with a guided tour of Trinity College’s Old Library and the Book of Kells Exhibition. The sadly inclement weather didn't dampen the enjoyment of the day which culminated after the lunch meeting in a sojourn in Slattery's Pub. Thanks are extended for the fellowship and seamless organisation by President Delma Sweeney and…
April 08, 2024

Supporting ShelterBox

The Club joined forces with 3 other Rotary Clubs to raise money for the international disaster relief charity ShelterBox. Members from Belfast, Bangor, Belfast East and Donaghadee Clubs collected in Bloomfield Shopping Centre, Bangor over the weekend Friday 05 - Sunday 07 April. The collection raised, despite the stormy weather, £1,740 thanks are extended to all who donated for their generosity. Although this collection is less than last year's figure it is an excellent result as it sadly coincided with a very bad weather.  On display in the Centre were items that the charity provides for people who are left homeless including a…

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Pres Steven

It is a great honour for me to be again taking on the role of President for the Rotary year 2023/24. Being a Club based in Belfast city centre enables us to connect with the local Community, through service with YouthAction, Mitchell House and the Tree of Remembrance and we also support key efforts to end Homelessness. Worldwide we support the fight to ‘End Polio Now’ and help some of the world’s poorest people work their own way out of poverty with dignity by investment in small business via the Lendwithcare scheme in many countries including Ecuador, Malawi and Cambodia. 

We recognise 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 Create Hope in the World
and we hope that you will help us to expand our service.

Steven Costello, President 2022/24

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