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Polio Free

polio free Jan 15For the second week in a row there have been no new reported cases of polio anywhere in the world, according to figures released by the World Health Organisation. Polio eradication is a primary aim for Rotarians across the world and this positive news gives strength to the hard work of Rotary to make this a reality in polio stricken countries.

Areas that have previously reported cases of polio include Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, Ethiopia, Camero

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

WalterRaderSpeaksQAVS logoWalter Rader OBE, the NI Representative of the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service and Club member spoke to the Club meeting Monday 12 January 2014 about the unique UK national honour which was created over a decade ago by Her Majesty to mark the Golden Jubilee in 2002 and which recognises the outstanding contributions made to local communities by groups of volunteers. It is the highest award given to local volunteering groups across the UK and h

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Calling Young Writers

young writer detailThe Club is currently inviting applications to the RIBI Young Writer's competition.

This year's topic is Light up the Community.

Creative writing is a talent to be celebrated and to be able to write is a special gift. In Great Britain and Ireland there are young people who have, or have the ability to develop, this talent and Rotary in these islands wishes to promote writing through this RIBI Young Writer competition.

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Club told of the importance of light

PresRonnieAndCanonJohnThe Club were delighted to welcome Canon John McKegney to give the New Year's Address. It was extremely well received by members and revealed his love of light. Rotarians he concluded can light up this city bringing light and hope to illuminate this darkened world; just as Dean Sammy Crooks did when he started in his Black Santa Appeal in 1976 and in the midst of destruction helped both the community and re-built a cathedral.

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Thank You Shoppers

Knocknagoney14The Club thanks shoppers who donated to our Christmas Charity Collections at Tesco Newtownbreda end October and Tesco Knocknagoney December 19-23 which have raised a wonderful £3,500 for the charities End Polio Now, Cancer Fund for Children and Rotary Ireland District Project 538.

Details of these charities can be seen on this website here.

Thanks from ShelterBox

Phillipines146 of the Club's boxes donated to ShelterBox were deployed in October to Pakistan to aid families affected by flooding. ShelterBox advise: There are no words to convey the feeling of seeing a family move in to their ShelterBox tent or the relief of knowing they now have the equipment they need to begin rebuilding their lives. All I can say is thank you."—Alice Johnston, ShelterBox.p

Club donated 18 boxes throughout 2013/14 which have been se


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. 



Ronnie McLean, President 2014/15

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