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October 08, 2018

A Changing City

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October 08, 2018

A Changing City

Thank you Councillor Deirdre Hargey, Lord Mayor of Belfast, an Honorary member of the Rotary Club of Belfast, for your excellent appraisal, on your first visit to the Club on Monday 08 October, of the many ways Belfast has changed and improved over the decades and your campaign for rights across a range of issues. The Lord Mayor, pictured with Vice President Ken Nixon, acknowledged the work of Rotary giving service above self and making a difference. She revealed that she had grown up in the markets area in a working class environment and had followed in her parents footsteps…
October 08, 2018

Visitors from Georgetown, South Carolina

The Club was delighted to welcome Monday 08 October Rotarian Bill and Laura Crowther from Georgetown Rotary Club, South Carolina, USA pictured with Vice President Ken Nixon. Presenting his banner Rtn. Bill noted that, set up in 1937, Georgetown Rotary Club is the 3rd oldest Club in District 7770 and revealed that this had been their first trip to Ireland, they had been touring on the north coast and they would be back!
October 08, 2018

Visitors from Victoria, Australia

The Club was delighted to welcome Monday 08 October Rotarian Ann Vokes from Morwell Rotary Club, Victoria, Australia - District 9820 with Kees Kroon pictured with Vice President Ken Nixon.
October 01, 2018

ShelterBox Indonesia Appeal

On Monday 01 October ShelterBox issued a special appeal for support to deploy emergency aid for the people of Sulawesi Island in Indonesia who last Friday suffered a powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake followed by a six-metre high tsunami. As of October 02 the disaster has tragically left at 1,200 dead and displaced 42,000 people as thousands of homes have been turned to rubble. Hundreds more are still missing and the local community is struggling with the catastrophic aftermath, including landslides and power outages. They have issued a video-  click here. As well as immediate support for search and rescue efforts,…
October 01, 2018

Salve Global Scholar Sarah Markley

On her final farewell visit to the Club Monday 01 October Global Scholar 2017/18 Sarah Markley from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, advised that she had now completed her Masters in Violence, Terrorism and Security at QUB and, noting that she was returning to the US and was looking for a job on Foreign Policy in Washington DC, greatly thanked the Club for her support and encouragement. President Mark stated that the Club was delighted to have her with us during her year here. We wish her every success in her future career.
September 24, 2018

Be the Inspiration - Be Jordan

Colin Kennedy, Chief Executive of the NI charity Jordan’s Gift (formerly CEO the Mary Peters Trust) gave a very moving presentation Monday 24 September about his son Jordan’s death and the charity he set up as a consequence to help young people who are disadvantaged by way of disability, social deprivation and social need. Colin advised that he initially had set up the charity to keep Jordan’s memory alive but it has subsequently grown and he revealed that it is now having important results as they distributed over £30k since last September. He pointed out that they raise funds by…
September 24, 2018

ShelterBox in September 2018

So far during 2018 ShelterBox have sheltered 17,520 households across the world making a difference for people who have lost everything and right now their teams are stretched across the globe – as they are operating in Indonesia, the Lake Chad Basin, Kenya and Ethiopia as well as responding to the conflict in Syria and Iraq and also monitoring Hurricane Florence and its impact in the Carolinas - details on the Club website here. They greatly appreciate the donations that enable them to continue this work.
September 20, 2018

Salute to Rotary

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September 20, 2018

Salute to Rotary

In the calm blue waters of Lamon Bay in the Philippines lies a source of pride for local fishermen and a submerged salute to Rotary: a giant artificial reef in the shape of a Rotary wheel which has restored marine life and is protecting the livelihood of several fishing villages in the Philippines. Fishing is the lifeblood of the area’s coastal villages and for years village fishermen fought to protect the waters that fed their families which were devastated by large-scale commercial fishing vessels that used dynamite, cyanide, and fine mesh nets from the late 1990s through the early 2000s.…

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T1819 tspPlease explore it and get a flavour of how volunteer Rotarians use their skills and vocations throughout our various projects to Make a Difference to 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.

 

 

 

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.

Getting involved with Rotary could be the most important thing you ever do.

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