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ShelterBox Response Team Member speaks to Club

SpeakeNicolaFromShelterBoxResponseTeamThank you Nicola Hinds, ShelterBox Response Team Member who gave the Club, Monday 27 July, a very well received, vibrant illustration of the reality of responding to disasters around the world; she particularly highlighted the invaluable logistical support provided by Rotary to field operations. Rotarians are, more often than not, the first point of contact for the ShelterBox Response Team members when they arrive in a country that has been devastated by a disaster and t

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More success in Rotary's goal to make the world Polio Free

Nigeria Polio Free24 July marks one year since Nigeria last reported a polio case caused by wild poliovirus. The country is on the brink of eradicating the paralysing disease. If no cases are reported in the coming weeks, the World Health Organization is expected to remove Nigeria from the list of countries where polio is endemic (although not yet Polio free), leaving just two: Afghanistan and Pakistan.

GET SET for Work

PresAndYASpeakersPresident Ronnie Porter and Club members were delighted to welcome to Monday's meeting (from left) YouthAction NI's Amy Gillen, (GET SET Work Placement Mentor), Clare Conlon (Team Leader) and Johnny O'Dwyer (Trainee) to hear about their GET SET for Work - Youth Employability Project for young people aged 16-24 not in employment, education or training (NEET). 

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Welcome Club President 2015-16

20. ElmaAndPresRonnieP2Welcome new Club President Ronnie and Elma Porter

President Ronnie received his Chain of Office at the handover meeting held at the Royal Belfast Golf Club.

He hopes to develop the Club's relationship with YouthAction will continue to have a mixture of local, international and social programmes.

A New Rotary Year 2015-16

T1516 ENThe Rotary Club of Belfast welcomes the new Rotary year 2015-16. Rotary International President Ravi Ravindran has chosen Be a Gift to the World as his theme for 2015-16 and urges Rotary members to give the gifts of time, talent, and knowledge to improve lives in communities across the globe.

"Every one of us has something to give — whoever we are, whatever our place in life. We can give our talent, our knowledge, our abilities, and our effort; we can give our dedicatio

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Handover 2015

04. PresRonnieOpensMeetingThe Club Handover Meeting was held on June 29 at the Royal Belfast Golf Club at the dinner on President Ronnie McLean's President's Day. 

Before handing over the Chain of Office President Ronnie welcomed all members and guests, reflected on his year and thanked all Club members who had given their support during the year. e full Handover report, presentations and Photo Gallery can be seen re/

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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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