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August 15, 2018

Working to End Polio in Pakistan

Eradicating Polio is Rotary's top priority and Rotary is committed to fighting Polio until every child is vaccinated and safe from this devastating disease. Polio is still endemic in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria but with just three cases reported this year, Pakistan is close to completely eradicating the disease. Pakistan health authorities last week launched a week long vaccination campaign in a bid to eradicate polio hoping to vaccinate 19.2m children under five years of age.  Pakistan regularly carries out anti-polio drives despite threats from the Taliban who claim the campaign is a Western conspiracy to sterilise children making these campaigns very…
August 13, 2018

Arthritis Care

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August 13, 2018

Arthritis Care

Joyce Savage, Trust and Statutory Fundraising Officer for Arthritis Research UK in Belfast, in a thought-provoking address to the Club Monday 13 August particularly highlighted that Arthritis Research UK and Arthritis Care, who have a shared ambition to support people with arthritis to live full and active lives, joined together last November to do more to have a greater impact on the 10m people currently living with the condition by: changing attitudes towards arthritis and providing more and better support and research for treatments, interventions and cures. She covered the main types of arthritis noting that it can occur at…
August 06, 2018

The Role of the Woodland Trust

In a most interesting presentation Peter Lyons, volunteer speaker for the Woodland Trust, spoke to the Club Monday 06 August about the work of the Trust and their role in campaigning, protecting and planting woods and trees in the UK. He has been a volunteer since 2002 and was awarded the Trust’s Volunteer of the Year in 2014. The Trust is the only charity whose focus is solely looking after trees across the UK. The Northern Ireland branch was formed in 1996 and the Trust has over the years identified woods under threat and fought to save them, by campaigning…
July 30, 2018

Visitor from Whangaparaoa, Auckland, NZ

The Club were delighted to welcome Monday 30 July Rotarian visitor Peter Wilson, who was presented with a banner by President Mark. Rtn Peter noting that he was delighted to attend revealed that his District 9910 was a truly international one as it covered not only all rotary clubs from north of Auckland Harbour Bridge to the top of New Zealand but also the neighbouring islands Vanuatu, New Caledonia and Norfolk Island.
July 30, 2018

Northern Ireland Sports Forum

Ciaran Kearney, Executive Manager, Northern Ireland Sports Forum in a well received address to the Club Monday 30 July advised that, based in the House of Sport, the Forum is the umbrella organisation for Governing Bodies of Sport and acts as the Independent Voice of Voluntary Sport in NI. Its membership consists of 70 governing bodies of sport ranging from rugby, football and golf through to fly-fishing, orienteering and yoga. In fact it is its breadth of membership that makes it unique. Run by a Council of 10 (4 of whom are women) Ciaran noted that their mandate is to…
July 23, 2018

Banners from Beaune

Past President Maurice Brooks handed over to President Elect Karen Blair, at the meeting Monday 23 July, Rotary Club of Beaune and District 1750 banners presented to him in the recent Club trip to the Burgandy and Champagne area of Beaune. He expressed thanks to former member Derek Foreshaw and Sandra for the fantastic programme and welcome they arranged. He also reported a thank you email sent to Derek by Beaune Club President Joel Guevenue noted: Your Irish friends have been great. I had the impression I already knew them, like long-time friends. A report on the visit can be…
July 23, 2018

Visitor from Harari, Zimbabwe

The Club were delighted to welcome Monday 23 July Rotarian Faxon Katiza, from Hunyani Rotary Club in Harari, Zimbabwe and his wife Tina. President Elect Karen Blair, noting that they had been married 51 years, presented him with a banner. Addressing the Club he noted that this was his 4th visit to Belfast visiting his daughter who had been working here for 10 years. He advised that his Club had 35 members and that there were 15 clubs in Harare covering Morning, midday and evening meetings and District 9210 also covered the countries Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia. He also talked about…
July 23, 2018

History of TABU

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July 23, 2018

History of TABU

Past President (PP) David Boyd in a well received and illuminating address explained to the Club, Monday 23 July, the origins and development of the TABU project spearheaded by the Belfast Club - see details here. Having summarised the current programme of both Clubs he then stressed the dramatic impact it has had on the students and their parents.

Welcome to the website of The Rotary Club of Belfast.

 

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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