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November 26, 2019

Club Candidate Rotary Ireland Youth Leadership Competition Finalist 2020

Congratulations to Club nominee for the Youth Leadership Development Competition 2020 Mia Jackson, Methodist College Belfast, who at the Regional Final, hosted by the Rotary Club of Belfast East Tuesday 26 November, won a place on the 24 member all-Ireland group to visit the European Parliament in Strasbourg and take part in the Euroscola Debate, February 2020. Many congratulations to Mia and to her school - we wish her well and look forward to welcoming her to the Club next year to hear about the trip. More details on the competition can be seen here.
November 25, 2019

Visit from District Governor William Cross

The Club were delighted to welcome Rotary Ireland Rotary Ireland District Governor William Cross to the Club meeting Monday 25 November. Having exchanged banners with President Karen he addressed the Club on the 3 questions members need to ask themselves: why did you join; what does Rotary do for you and what do you do for Rotary? He also stressed the great potential for new members encouraging all to get involved not only at the Club level but also at District. He revealed his 3 chosen charities for this year: Sightsavers, the deserving cause of the Mark Pollock Foundation noting…
November 23, 2019

Showcasing Rotary

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November 23, 2019

Showcasing Rotary

The Club were delighted to showcase the work of Rotary and the Club at the Junior Chamber Conference (sponsored by Rotary Ireland) held in Belfast Saturday 23 November. President Karen was joined by Past Presidents Mark Davidson and Alan Rundle and members Steven Costello and Veja Toth. President Karen and President Elect Ken Nixon also attended the Gala Dinner in the City Hall on Saturday night.
November 19, 2019

Another Successful Skills Day

The Club were delighted to again participate, together with the other Business Partners, in the latest YouthAction NI Big Skills Day on Tuesday 19 November. The Youth Empowered Skills Day was aimed at building up the confidence, life and business skills of young people currently not in work. It was another hugely successful day and YouthAction NI's Training Team Leader Claire Conlon thanking all noted “It is truly remarkable the impact that it had on the young people. Many thanks to you all - the feedback reminds us of how important our work together is and that we are making…
November 18, 2019

Improving Belfast

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November 18, 2019

Improving Belfast

Guest speaker at the Club Meeting Monday 18 November MD Chris McCracken, Linen Quarter Business Improvement District (BID), explained its regeneration vision and success since it was set up last year. He noted that a BID is a business funded body formed to improve a defined commercial area where businesses are required to pay a levy in order to fund projects within the district's boundaries. The Linen Quarter BID covers the historic linen industry area which has streets in the American grid style which influenced the style of their logo. Chris revealed that they are: democratic - having been voted…
November 16, 2019

Inner Wheel Success

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November 16, 2019

Inner Wheel Success

Congratulations to the Inner Wheel Club of Belfast who have fantastically raised over £1,200 for 2 ShelterBoxes from filled Smarties tubes and their Coffee morning Saturday 16 November when a great time was had by all. Thanks are extended to Eric & June Rainey for hosting the event at their house and erecting a ShelterBox tent in their garden. Gallery click on images to enlarge and scroll  
November 13, 2019

Airman Remembered

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November 13, 2019

Airman Remembered

Past President Bryan Johnston made his 5th annual pilgrimage to Belfast City Cemetery at 11am on 11 November to honour the grave of New Zealand distinguished WW II bomber pilot Eric Hunter observing a two minute silence in remembrance of those who fell in the War. Eric was aged 25 and had flown a number of wartime sorties over Germany but on March 14 1942 was piloting a Wellington Bomber from Norfolk to RAF Aldergrove when it crashed into the side of Slieve Donard. This crash first came to PP Bryan's attention when he gave a talk to the Rotary…
November 11, 2019

A Musical Journey

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November 11, 2019

A Musical Journey

Past President Brian Clements at the Club meeting Monday 11 November gave an extremely interesting, entertaining and impassioned appreciation of the importance of music in his life which has been his life-long passion; his love of music having been nurtured by his parents. He highlighted many of the people who subsequently influenced his love of music as well as many of his organ playing highlights. He revealed that he felt playing the organ "was like getting on a train - you cannot hear what you are playing you just start and keep going". Concluding his very well-received address, he highlighted…

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It is a great honour for me to be taking on the role of President for the Rotary year 2019/20.

Being a Club based in Belfast city centre enables us to connect with the local Community, through service with YouthAction, Mitchell House and the Tree of Remembrance. Worldwide we support the fight to ‘End Polio Now’ and help some of the world’s poorest people work their own way out of poverty with dignity by investment in small business via the Lendwithcare scheme in many countries including Ecuador, Malawi and Cambodia.

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 connects the World
and we hope that you will help us to build those connections.

Karen Blair, President 2019/20

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