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November 16, 2019

Inner Wheel Success

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November 16, 2019

Inner Wheel Success

Congratulations to the Inner Wheel Club of Belfast who have fantastically raised over £1,200 for 2 ShelterBoxes from filled Smarties tubes and their Coffee morning Saturday 16 November when a great time was had by all. Thanks are extended to Eric & June Rainey for hosting the event at their house and erecting a ShelterBox tent in their garden. Gallery click on images to enlarge and scroll  
November 13, 2019

Airman Remembered

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November 13, 2019

Airman Remembered

Past President Bryan Johnston made his 5th annual pilgrimage to Belfast City Cemetery at 11am on 11 November to honour the grave of New Zealand distinguished WW II bomber pilot Eric Hunter observing a two minute silence in remembrance of those who fell in the War. Eric was aged 25 and had flown a number of wartime sorties over Germany but on March 14 1942 was piloting a Wellington Bomber from Norfolk to RAF Aldergrove when it crashed into the side of Slieve Donard. This crash first came to PP Bryan's attention when he gave a talk to the Rotary…
October 29, 2019

Running in the Dark

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October 29, 2019

Running in the Dark

Good wishes to Club member Michael Graham, Director and the 4 other Cleaver Fulton Rankin runners - Senior Solicitor Nathan Campbell, Trainee Solicitor Laura Toland, Trainee Solicitor Christopher Bew and Corporate Receptionist Amy Neill – who will be putting on their trainers after sunset to complete 5K or 10K in the Run in the Dark Belfast event at Stormont on 13 November 2019. Michael Graham notes: “The team and I are looking forward to taking part in this year’s Run in the Dark 2019. The event is always a success and continues to grow each year, attracting more runners. Speaking…
October 28, 2019

Unusual Meeting Venue

An unusual and extremely enjoyable Club meeting was held Monday 28 October at the Dark Horse Bar in the Cathedral Quarter Belfast for which thanks are extended to owner Willie Jack who President Elect Ken Nixon notes: has put so much into the area and works hard to create a positive outlook for Belfast and indeed the whole Province. After an excellent soup and sandwich lunch Willie Jack led a very interesting and often amusing tour of his outstanding internal courtyard filled with murals giving a highly entertaining rundown on the artistry and background to each set of murals. The…
October 23, 2019

World Polio Day 2019

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October 23, 2019

World Polio Day 2019

One Day - One Focus - Ending Polio One of the greatest public health achievements in history – eradicating polio is tantalisingly close. Closing In - Polio cases have reduced by 99.9% since 1988 - more than 18 million people are currently walking who otherwise would have been paralysed by the virus. In 1988 Polio was rife in 125 countries today it is 2 - Pakistan and Afghanistan and cases have remained at unprecedented low levels in recent years. Great strides have been made but there is a worrying increased trend 33 cases in 2018 was up on 2017 (22)…
October 21, 2019

Brexit

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October 21, 2019

Brexit

At the Club meeting Monday 21 October Club Rotarian Richard Ramsey, Ulster Bank and Angela Kerry, BDO, outlined between them the probable consequences of the latest Brexit Agreement for NI. Richard noted that the 3rd quarter has shown a worrying drop-off in economic activity but although Brexit has played a big role, this weakening activity is also part of a wider, global story of reduced growth and US trade wars. In particular however Brexit uncertainty, especially about future demand, has led to investment uncertainty. Angela also focused on the enormous uncertainty for business that Brexit has brought since June 2016…
October 07, 2019

The Remarkable Story of Belfast's Plane Makers

Guest speaker Guy Warner gave Monday 07 October a very well received account of aircraft and aerospace manufacturing in NI over 100 years noting that although Shorts is generally considered to be the main plane makers there have been many others such as: Arthur Blake who in 1909 built/designed an early monoplane, Harry Ferguson (later of tractor fame)who in the same year was the 1st to fly an aircraft designed and built to his own specification, at Hillsborough, County Down, later that year Joseph Cordner from Lurgan who moved to Londonderry and built a mono plane and did short hops…
September 30, 2019

Football for All

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September 30, 2019

Football for All

Guest Speaker Michael Boyd, Director of Football Development, IFA, in a detailed and well received presentation to the Club Monday 30 September spoke about “Football for All” and the work of the IFA Foundation - he is pictured with President Elect Ken Nixon. He advised how the IFA had strived, with ideas from fans, to make attending international matches ‘family friendly’ and particularly highlighted the work of the Foundation set up in 2015 revealing that it was not greatly known about as they haven’t been good at promoting it! The Foundation’s programmes are financed 50% from grants and 50% from…

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It is a great honour for me to be taking on the role of President for the Rotary year 2019/20.

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. 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 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 connects the World
and we hope that you will help us to build those connections.

Karen Blair, President 2019/20

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