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March 22, 2021

Mitchell House School during Covid

In a very well presented and received talk Monday 22 March 2021 guest Speaker Miriam Donnan, Principal Mitchell House School, noted she was delighted to address the Club and thanked for the Club's ongoing support for the School. She revealed that with the onset of the 1st lockdown a year ago they had been thrown into the midst of technology challenges having to operate through Zoom, Google Classrooms and individual telephone calls and had tried to maintain a sense of a school community by providing stories and activities for the children to do. Reopening in August had also posed many…
March 17, 2021

Visitor from Texas

The Club were delighted to virtually welcome to the Club meeting Monday 15 March the President of Keller Rotary Club, Texas Jackie Black.  President Jackie pointed out her father's ancestors are from Antrim County and she was able to visit Belfast about 20 years ago.  She advised Keller is in north east Texas about 20 minutes west of DFW airport, right between Dallas and Ft. Worth and has 44,000 people and 2 Rotary Clubs - they have 55 members. President Jackie revealed she has been a Rotarian for 13 years, will be serving 18 months as President and she is…
March 15, 2021

Visions for Mental Health

In a very detailed and well-illustrated presentation MindWise Director of Operations, Elaine Black and Jackie McCaughey, Area Manager for Housing Support Services, highlighted how MindWise are transforming lives and developing new visions for mental health. They have just had their 13th Anniversary as MindWise, having de-merged as the NI region of Rethink (formerly the National Schizophrenia Fellowship) and have 100 staff and 80 volunteers supporting more than 9,000 people each year in their journey from recovery to discovery with more than 30 services across NI with 4 Portfolios. They provide high quality stable homes and a range of services to help…
March 08, 2021

Royal Bits and Pieces

The Club were delighted to welcome Rev. David Kerr to a joint zoom meeting with members of the Inner Wheel Club of Belfast Monday 08 March. Noting he was delighted to attend the meeting Rev. David Kerr gave a most witty, lively and anecdotal address giving a detailed history of the "Good, bad and ugly Kings and Queens" of England. He particularly highlighted 5 monarchs - Henry III, Edward lll, George lll, Queen Elizabeth 1 and Queen Elizabeth II who all reigned for 50 years on the throne but the 2 women made it to 60 years and Queen Elizabeth…
February 23, 2021

Happy 116th Birthday Rotary

Today is RotaryDay! We’re celebrating 116 years of Rotary members volunteering their time and talents to transform lives at home and around the world. Since Rotary was founded we have been one of the world’s largest service organisations - with 1.2 million members in over 200 countries - and one of the most successful humanitarian ones - with a long track record of addressing challenges at home and around the world. Rotary has stepped up to the world’s biggest challenges; in particular since we committed to eradicating polio, we’ve helped reduce cases by 99.9%. Rotary’s End Polio Now programme has…
February 22, 2021

Lord Mayor visits the Club

The Club were delighted to welcome Alderman Frank McCoubrey, Lord Mayor of Belfast to the zoom Club meeting Monday 22 February. The Lord Mayor, who is an Honorary Member during his term of office noted he was very pleased to attend and honoured to continue the long standing tradition of the Lord mayor visiting the Club, even if it was in these difficult circumstances by zoom and not in person. His well-received address highlighted the Belfast Agenda, the City Council’s vision for 2035 and acknowledged how the Club were at the forefront of charitable endeavours at home and abroad and…
February 15, 2021

Milestone in Changing Lives with Loans

The Rotary Clubs of Belfast and Donaghadee are celebrating the landmark charitable achievement of hundreds of Ireland & UK Rotary clubs having contributed over £1 million to Lendwithcare, the microfinance charity which enables people in the UK to make small loans to help entrepreneurs from poor communities around the world. Club Presidents Ken Nixon and Mark Brooks said : “We are both proud to be part of this fantastic initiative. Lendwithcare is a great way to help people out of poverty. You see exactly who the money is going to and what they will use it for. Since joining Lendwithcare we…
February 15, 2021

Gambling Prevention Programme for Young People

Prospective member Gillian McAtackney gave a most interesting, informative clear and concise address on the role of GamCare and its Young People’s Gambling Prevention programme to the Club zoom meeting on 15 February. She advised that GamCare’s Young People’s Gambling Prevention Programme, Big Deal, has been developed to help young people make informed safer choices, prevent gambling related harm and provide early interventions for young people 11-18. She noted that gambling is the least talked about addiction with young people but has a higher rate of suicide ideation and revealed that 11% of 11 – 16 year olds spent their…

Welcome to the website of The Rotary Club of Belfast.

 

T1920 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.

 

 

 

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It is a great honour for me to be taking on the role of President for the Rotary year 2020/21.

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 and we also support key efforts to end Homelessness. 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 recognise 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 Opens Opportunities
and we hope that you will help us to expand those opportunities.

Ken Nixon, President 2020/21

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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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