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June 03, 2019

John Savage Award and Bursary 2018-19

The Club are delighted to award the 2018-19 John Savage Trophy and Bursary to YMCA Belfast which, with inspirational leaders, works with children, young people, families and the community and supports young people to achieve their potential and their goals. Inaugurated in 2009, in memory of former member the late John Savage, it is awarded by the Club annually to the individual or group selected as giving great service to the Community (see here). President Mark presented it to YMCA Belfast General Secretary Howard Davey with YMCA’s Youth and Community Development Worker Brian Moore and Lydia Neish at the Club…
June 03, 2019

Membership Matters

The Club were delighted to welcome District Membership Team Leader Sean Fitzgerald to the Club Meeting Monday 03 June. Admiring the heritage of the Dublin and Belfast Clubs Sean noted that the most burning issue for all in Rotary today is membership. He revealed that District membership levels have stabilised and a number of clubs are back introducing members so the outlook is, hopefully, for positive figures. He recommended ways to increase and retain membership and left members with the thought “if someone hadn’t asked you to join what would you have missed?” noting that he had enjoyed fellowship, friendship,…
May 23, 2019

Welcome to Ironbridge Club

The Club were delighted to welcome to the Club's special Charity Evening meeting Monday 20 May 26 Rotarians and partners from the Rotary Club of Ironbridge, Shropshire, led by President Ian Warburton, who were on a 5 day visit to Belfast. Thanking the Club for having them President Ian (pictured on the left) presented the Club with their banner and a book from the Ironbridge George Museum "The Industrial Revolution of Shropshire". President Mark presented him and, member of the party, President Peter Williams, from the neighbouring Rotary Club of Wellington, with banners. Ironbridge Club PP John Anderson regaled the room with a short…
May 20, 2019

An Evening with Lady Mary

The Club were delighted to host a very special Charity Evening Monday 20 May when, in the form of a 'living room chat', Lady Mary Peters gave a fascinating and entertaining question and answer session with Keith McGarry Solicitor Advocate, Conn & Fenton Solicitors, encompassing many aspects of her life. This truly exceptional evening was not only enjoyed by all but also raised £1,500 for Lady Mary's Race to a Million. Lady Mary answered several questions from the floor and the standing ovation merely reflected how privileged those attending felt to have been there. The full pictorial report can be…
May 13, 2019

RYLA Thanks

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May 13, 2019

RYLA Thanks

The Club were delighted to hear Monday 13 May from the 4 Club participants at the recent Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) Seminar held in Belfast 28-31 March. Organised by the Club, 19 participants from 6 cities attended the packed programme. It will be held in Berlin next year and the Club hopes again to send representatives. Representing the Club in Belfast were 3 Rotary Global Scholars whom the Club has hosted: Ciara McHugh and David Mills (2018/19) and Laney Lennox (2016/17) and Club member Veja Olberatova. They all expressed their thanks for the opportunity and experience and pointed out…
April 29, 2019

The Miracle that is TURAS

Guest speaker Linda Ervine, East Belfast Mission Irish Language Development Officer, in her address to the Club Monday 29 April which members present found both interesting and informative, talked about "the miracle that is TURAS" bringing learning the Irish language to the heart of East Belfast in the East Belfast Mission (EBM). The EBM's Irish-language project was given the name Turas - an Irish word meaning journey and is an apt description of the objectives of the Turas project. Having begun with a group of 20 the class was a first step in what has become a much more substantial…
April 15, 2019

Good News Story

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April 15, 2019

Good News Story

We were delighted to welcome guest speaker Janice Gault, CEO, NI Hotels Federation which represents the hospitality sector in NI to the Club Monday 15 April, she is pictured here with President Elect Karen Blair and Club member Eileen Kennedyin. In her well received address she gave an illuminating "good news story" of hotel availability throughout NI and the growth of the sector since 1968. She highlighted the dramatic growth over the last 20 years and the significant contribution of the sector to the economy with annual turnover now £500m and 10,000 jobs. She pointed out that there have been 9 new…
April 08, 2019

US Consul General Welcomed

President Mark was delighted to welcome Guest speaker and Honorary Member Elizabeth Kennedy Trudeau, US Consul General in Belfast to the Club Monday 08 April and presented her with her Rotary Pin and History of the Club book. Thanking for having her to the Club Ms Trudeau advised that she was at the start of her 3 year placement as US Consul General in Belfast and had been a Rotarian and Paul Harris Fellow when she lived in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA as Director of Communications for a private charitable foundation. It had not been possible to continue as a…

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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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Membership of the Club is an incredibly rewarding and enjoyable experience and we are actively looking for new people to invite to join and breathe new vibrancy and ideas into the Club and take Rotary into its second century in Belfast.

If you think Rotary may be for you, or for further information, please contact us.

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