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November 12, 2018

The Impact of Ageing

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November 12, 2018

The Impact of Ageing

Speaker, Linda Robinson, Chief Executive Age NI gave a most informative and interesting review of the impact of ageing and the work of Age NI highlighting the range of activity and lengths Age NI are prepared to go particularly in areas such as dementia and respite for carers. Linda noted that Age NI formed from separate NI charities Age Concern and Help the Aged. It is Northern Ireland's largest charity for older people. She advised that their aim is to support people so that they can age well and enjoy later life pointing out that officially old age starts at…
November 05, 2018

Youth Leadership Competition 2018 Report

The Club was delighted to welcome on Monday 05 November guest speaker Methodist College Deputy Head Girl Olivia Copeland. Olivia who, having been selected at Club level, was chosen as one of the 28 Rotary Ireland students to go to Strasbourg to discuss real issues and policies in the European Parliament last March. In a clear and well-spoken address Olivia thanked the Club for the tremendous opportunity and noted that she had had her eyes opened at the range and diversity of Rotary projects. She gave a detailed account of the successful visit and advised that the group of 24…
October 31, 2018

ShelterBox Indonesia Appeal Club Response

The Club is delighted to report that £4,713 has been donated by members to ShelterBox’s special appeal for support to deploy emergency aid for the people of Sulawesi Island in Indonesia which President Mark asked members to support. The Island suffered several earthquake strikes on 28 and 29 September, the strongest earthquake had a magnitude of 7.5 and triggered a tsunami that struck Palu Bay at a speed of 800 km/h with waves up to 6m. As of end October 2,077 people have been confirmed dead with 4,400 people injured and a further 1075 people still missing. 211,000 people have…
October 29, 2018

Visit from DG Monica Robertson

President Mark was delighted to welcome to the Club Monday 29 October Rotary Ireland District Governor Monica Robertson and guest speaker Will Doggart who spoke about Wheelchair Rugby and the Mary Peters Trust. DG Monica thanked the Club for their hospitality and noted that she had met with Council earlier and had been impressed with such a very active Club. Congratulating Will on such an impressive talk she advised her 5 'P's that encompass everything in Rotary: People - Projects - Public Image - Polio and Peace.
October 29, 2018

The Importance of Sport

Guest speaker Will Doggart in an inspiring address, very appreciated and enjoyed by all spoke about the importance of sport and how wheelchair rugby helped him rebuild his life. After a diving accident on holiday aged just 18 when he broke his neck he was told he would never walk again and is in a wheelchair. He used his competitive streak through his year-long rehabilitation. Having obtained his degree he realised there was still a void and he needed competition in his life. He heard about wheelchair rugby (which was originally called Murderball!) and was hooked very quickly - he…
October 29, 2018

Aberdeen Rotarian Visitor

The Club was delighted to welcome visitor to the Club Monday 29 October Rotarian Veja Olbertova. Originally from Slovakia, Veja is an MSc student at QUB. She spent her last four years in Aberdeen as a member of the Rotary Club of Aberdeen Deeside involved at a local and international level with the Rotaract.
October 25, 2018

Club members climb to the top

A small group from the Club visited Killyleagh Castle on the 25 October for a tour with the present owner Gawn Rowan Hamilton (pictured 2nd right) who’s family have lived there for over 400 years. An enjoyable time was had by all on this most informative tour. Congratulations are in order as most of the group climbed to the highest point via the turrets!
October 24, 2018

Together We End Polio

World Polio Day was established by Rotary International over a decade ago to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop a vaccine against poliomyelitis. Rotary spearheaded a vaccination campaign at a time when there were over 1,000 polio cases a day in 125 countries, paralysing and killing children. Over the last 30 years Rotary has donated US$1.8 billion to the eradication effort and has protected over 2.5 billion children from the disease through vaccination programmes and that the Club has been one of the largest contributors throughout the United Kingdom, in some years the largest…

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PresMarkIt is a great honour for me to be taking on the title of President for the Rotary year 2018/19

Being a Club based in the city centre enables us to connect with local services, through YouthAction, Mitchell House and the Tree of Remembrance. Worldwide we also support the fight to ‘End Polio Now’, help restore sight in underdeveloped countries and through ShelterBox and AquaBox aid those in distress overseas.

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: Be The Inspiration–
please do feel inspired to join us in tackling humanities challenges whilst enjoying fellowship and fun.

 Mark Davidson, President 2018/19

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