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Changing Lives - Building Futures

JohnSavageAward to BAC3The Club are delighted to Award the 2016-17 Trophy and Bursary to the Belfast Activity Centre (BAC) who have over 25 years experience of challenging and inspiring young people and those young at heart, to realise their full potential. Annually BAC supports over 20,000 young people to expand their personal and social development through outdoor adventure learning. Located close to Malone house in Barnett's Park BAC works with over 200 groups and organisations to deliver b

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Rotary Day 2017



Today, 23rd February 2017, Rotary is celebrating 112 years

of making a difference in communities across the world.

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Lord Mayor's Address

GroupShotThe Lord Mayor Hon. Member Alderman Brian Kingston pictured centre left with President Ivan and President Elect Rosemary Simpson addressed the Club Monday 20 February 2017 noting that he had been born and reared in Belfast and that it was his greatest honour to be Lord Mayor after 7 years on Council, particularly at these great times for Belfast city with the economy, employment and tourism growing and the creative industries and new economies flourishing.

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Congratulations Kjelsie Hass

ExchangeOfBannersCongratulations to Rotary Global Scholar Kjelsie Hass 2015/16 who has '"excitedly" advised that not only has she graduated with distinction, but has also been awarded the James Haire Prize for Best Dissertation of 2015-16 for her MPhil program in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation In Trinity College, Dublin and the Irish School of Ecumenics in Belfast. She stressed that she couldn't have done this without the support of The Belfast Rotary Club during her time here.

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"Bear in mind these dead"

SirDesmondPresentationFormer member Sir Des Rea speaking to the Club Monday 13 February said he was delighted to be back and appreciated the chance to address the Club. He noted that his book published in September 2016 and co written by Sir Hugh OrdeBear in mind these dead was an examination of the role of policing immediately before and subsequent to the Omagh Bombing in 1998 and in an intense and thought provoking address  described some of the key points from each of the chapters with

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T16 17ENWelcome 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.


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The Rotary Club of Belfast is a vibrant club, welcoming and friendly and we welcome visitors from the World of Rotary at any time.

PresIvan3I am honoured to have been invited to act as the 105th 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.

In recent years we have attracted an ever increasing number of younger members into our Club and in my 2016/17 year as President this will continue to be the case, centred around a wide ranging and varied programme of events to ensure the enjoyment of all our members.

We will be organising a number of international, local and social projects throughout the year, with an emphasis on making a difference to the lives of the people we set out to help and to improve their chances of contributing positively to their society.

I 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 here.

 Ivan McMinn, President 2016/17

Join Us

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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