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Club hears about NI Ombudsman Role

SpeakerOmbudsman2Speaker Tom Frawley who earlier this year retired as Ombudsman for NI gave a most interesting and well received address to the Club Monday 09 May. He highlighted that the Office gives the voiceless a voice, particularly those with learning and mental difficulties, and his concern going forward is for the dignity of older people.

 

About the Odessey

SpeakerEricPorterEric Porter, Chairman, Odyssey Trust Company Ltd, outlined to the Club Monday 25 April, how the Trust has developed from his early involvement in its beginning in the late 90's as an engineer organising the road system to now being directly responsible for and managing the whole complex - the Arena, Pavilion and W5. His talk was well received and appreciated by the members present.

 

Welcome Maryam

SpeakerMaryamThe Club are delighted to welcome Maryam Sholevar, Jimma Central Rotary Club, Ethiopia, who is transferring to our Club for a year whilst she is in Belfast. Maryam spoke on Monday 25 April 2016 about her life journey and how she ended up attending our Club.

 

Peace Fellows visit the Club

PeaceFellowshipScholarsWithPresRonnieThe Club were delighted to welcome, Monday 18 April, the Rotary Peace Fellows based at the University of Bradford's Rotary Peace Centre (from left: Lauren Coffaro Chicago, Christina Khoury Jordan, Regina Mutira Kenya, Chole Chapple Canada, Pauline Robertshaw, Rita Lopida South Sudan and Ken Robertshaw Halifax RC) accompanied by Rotary Peace Fellows Host Area Coordinator 2015–18 Ken, with his wife Pauline, Robertshaw. They met with some members before and after the meetin

The Role of a Deputy Lord Lieutenant

DLs and Pres Ronnie2Deputy Lord Lieutenant for the City of Belfast Colonel Mark Campbell CBE in a most interesting address to the Club Monday 11 April 2016 spoke on the work of a Deputy Lieutenant in Belfast highlighting its interesting and wide ranging responsibility. He is pictured 2nd right with President Ronnie and 2 of the Club's 4 Deputy Lieutenants Eric Rainey (far left) and CT Hogg (far right).

 

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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 "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.

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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