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Keeping Charities Accountable

PERonnieAndRotarianWalter2Charities are part of all our lives from small groups meeting local needs with few resources to household name charities operating with budgets of millions. They must be worthy of the public's trust and the Club were given a clear overview on how the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland oversees and regulates NI charities by Deputy Chief Commissioner Walter Rader at the Club meeting Monday 23 February.

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Rotary 110 Not Out

FoundersMonday 23 February 2015 marks the 110th anniversary of Rotary International as on the evening 23 February 1905, 110 years ago, Chicago lawyer Paul Harris met with 3 other people and set up the first Rotary Club in Chicago. His vision was to form a club that would encourage fellowship amongst members of the business community. Word of the small Club soon spread and other businessmen were invited to join.

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This Close...

End PolioThis year marks 30 years since Rotary launched PolioPlus, its campaign to rid the world of polio. Since 1985 Rotary and its partners have helped reduce the number of cases from 350,000 annually to fewer than 400 in 2014, more than 2.5 billion children have been immunized, 10 million children have been saved from lifelong paralysis and 125 countries have been declared polio-free and they remain committed until the disease is eradicated.

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Extraordinary way to get ShelterBoxes up River

boxesupriverMalaysia15Following devastating floods in Malaysia late December 14 ShelterBox response volunteers have been helping provide shelter for people who have lost their homes. In the eastern state of Pahang, where more than 130,000 people had been evacuated, a team found that the effects of the worst flooding seen in the last 40 years have reached further than the waters themselves with homes, villages and roads completely destroyed, leaving whole communities homeless and inaccessible.

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Support The Dame Mary Peters Trust

MPTrustVideoPresident Ronnie was delighted to welcome Hon. Member Dame Mary Peters and Trust Chief Executive Colin Kennedy to tell us about the Mary Peters Trust, the leading Northern Ireland sporting charity which helps young people achieve sporting excellence. They welcome all donations large or small, all are vitally important to their work.

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Read all about us

RotaryNewsFeb15Do you know what Rotary does?

Find out what Rotary all over Ireland been doing over the last few months as Rotarians volunteer their time, talents, professional skills and energy to improving the lives of people in their local community and around the world fulfilling the Rotary Motto - Service Above Self.  Click on image.

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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.

I 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. 

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Ronnie McLean, President 2014/15

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