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Club hears about current economic prospects

AngelaMcGowanWe were delighted that Angela McGowan, Chief Economist, Danske Bank addressed the Club with an incisive account of the current state of the world's economy and prospects for 2015 which was greatly appreciated by members.

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Club raises funds for ShelterBox

BrunchTimeThe Club is delighted to be able to donate over £1,000 to ShelterBox after the Club Jazz Brunch held Sunday 22 March when a splendid afternoon held in the excellent of CIYMS Sports Complex was greatly enjoyed by over 60 members, family and friends. More here

 

Flying High - With Rotary

BigProjectMarch15.1The Rotary Club of Belfast were delighted to welcome to Belfast Saturday 14 March a group of 12 disadvantaged children from west Edinburgh flown to Belfast by the Rotary Club of Corstorphine Edinburgh.

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ShelterBox working in difficult flood regions

The Club actively supports ShelterBox

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   this latest video from ShelterBox response volunteer Liz Odell explains what they've been up against in trying to get aid to communities in desperate need in Zomba in Southern Malawi in response to flooding chaos.

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Keeping Charities Accountable

PERonnieAndRotarianWalter2Charities are part of all our lives from small groups meeting local needs with few resources to household name charities operating with budgets of millions. They must be worthy of the public's trust and the Club were given a clear overview on how the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland oversees and regulates NI charities by Deputy Chief Commissioner Walter Rader at the Club meeting Monday 23 February.

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Rotary 110 Not Out

FoundersMonday 23 February 2015 marks the 110th anniversary of Rotary International as on the evening 23 February 1905, 110 years ago, Chicago lawyer Paul Harris met with 3 other people and set up the first Rotary Club in Chicago. His vision was to form a club that would encourage fellowship amongst members of the business community. Word of the small Club soon spread and other businessmen were invited to join.

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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.

I am honoured to be President of The Rotary Club of Belfast in our 104th year, we were the first club to be formed In the U.K. and the Club has played a prominent part in the Rotary movement in Ireland over many years.

In 2014-15 Rotarians, reflecting the theme set by Rotary International President Gary C.K.Huang, will Light Up Rotary and - through commitment and by sharing service, strengthening clubs and letting Rotarian light shine in more than 34,000 communities - will light up the world.

We are involved in charitable work both at home and overseas, raising money in many interesting and inventive ways. It is important to the members that they have fun and fellowship in all the activities that we take part in. We are also involved in a number of youth projects using our business and professional skills to help young people who have had all sorts of difficulties in their early years.

We are always keen to welcome new members who could associate themselves with Rotary ideals. If you would like to find out more about us please make contact, we would love to hear from you. 

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Ronnie McLean, President 2014/15

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