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Belfast and Dublin Clubs meet at the Boyne

01. AlllRotariansAndGuestsInFrontOfOldcourtHouseAn excellent joint meeting organised by the Presidents of Belfast and Dublin Clubs Ronnie Porter and Donald Gordon was held Tuesday 01 September at the Boyne Interpretive Centre and was greatly enjoyed by the 46 participants.

Having joined up at Drogheda Station the group split and, being very fortunate with the clement weather - a perfect day with beautiful sunshine and a cooling, gentle breeze, half had a delightful walk along the Boyne Valley footway to the Battle of

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Polio rise halted

polio free Jan 15For the second week in a row there were no reported cases of polio anywhere in the world, according to figures released by the World Health Organisation. Areas that have reported no new cases of polio include Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Syria and Iraq.

Rotary organises two trips to India a year to support National Immunisations Days.

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Latest New Member

RotarianPhillipFerreiraMakesPresentationThe Club was delighted to hear from latest new member Phillip Ferreira at the Club meeting 24 August. In a well received address, he spoke introducing himself and the business he's in. 

Global Scholar addresses Londonderry Club

KatieRotary Global Scholar Katie Scrantom, who is attached to the Rotary Club of Belfast, addressed the Rotary Club of Londonderry on 17 August 2015, her sixth such visit to Rotary clubs. Katie talked mainly about her research project with a multi-ethnic group of children in the Dungannon area.

She was accompanied by Belfast Club Past President Derek Baxter and presented with a Club banner by Londonderry President Peter O'Connor.

 

The Grand Central Hotel Belfast

TopTableAndFriends2The Club were delighted to warmly welcome speaker Sir William Hastings. Lady Joy his wife, his 3 daughters, Hastings Group Board members and 36 visitors - Past District Governors, Past Presidents, Presidents, Ho.n Secretaries and Rotarians from Antrim, Belfast East, Belfast Fortwilliam, Belfast West, Donaghadee, Lagan Valley and Lisburn Clubs to hear his presentation on the Grand Central Hotel Belfast.

It was a grand meeting in every sense of the word, which even featur

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Rotary Global Essay Competition

EssayThe Rotary International Global Essay competition, organised by the RC Pune Katraj in India, is now open to all provided submissions are through a local Rotary Club. There are 3 age groups (below 18 years; 18-30 years and over 30 years). Closing date 10 November. There are several prize categories including a paid for 5 day trip to India for the group winners. If you are interested please contact your local Rotary Club. More information below.

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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.

PresRonniePI am honoured to have been invited to act as President of the Rotary Club of Belfast for the incoming year. The Rotary Club of Belfast was founded in 1911 and has been serving members and supporting deserving causes ever since.

President of Rotary International for 2015-16 is K R 'Ravi' Ravindra from Colombo in Sri Lanka. He has taken as his theme 'Be a Gift to the World' and encourages all Rotarians to use whatever gifts we may have to make a genuine difference to the lives of others less fortunate than ourselves!

We plan to continue with our tried and tested mix of international, local and social projects throughout the year, with an emphasis on enjoying whatever we undertake in the name of Rotary. Hopefully we can make a difference to the lives of the people we set out to help and improve their chances of contributing positively to society!

We extend a welcome to all at our Monday meetings and if, after reviewing our aims and activities, you would consider joining Rotary, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 Ronnie Porter, President 2015/16

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