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TABU - An Amazing Experience

TABU2016GroupThe Rotary Club of Belfast was delighted to welcome back to the Club, Monday 19 September, the 6 TABU 2016 students who each reported back to the Club with their reflections on the programme organised by the Rotary Club of Highland Park/Highwood, Illinois last April. A common theme throughout their presentations was how they had had their eyes opened by the amazing experience. They were particularly struck by how different everything was and their experiences had been "u

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Rotary Global Scholars Welcomed

PresIvanAndPPBryanWithGlobalScholars2016 bThe Club are delighted to welcome 2 Rotary Global Peace Scholars attached to the Club for the 2016/17 academic year. They introduced themselves on Monday 12 September and are: Catherine Glen (on the left), sponsored by the Rotary Club of Spartanburg, South Carolina, who will be studying for a Masters in Childhood Adversity at Queens University. and Laney Lennox, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Fort Myers South, Louisiana, who will be studying for a Masters in Conflict Re

Post Brexit - What Next?

AngelaPresentsAngela McGowan, Chief Economist, Danske Bank, gave an incisive account of the current state and outlook for the UK economy post the Brexit vote Monday 12 September, which was greatly appreciated by members. She concluded "who knows what lies ahead; the challenge is to stand up and be counted" and was sure business community in NI will! She urged the Club to continue its great work.

Club Presidents Brave a Europa Abseil for Cancer Charity

abseil.2abseil.3Congratulations to The Rotary Club of Belfast President Ivan McMinn and Past Presidents Gordon Millington and Ken Morrison who abseiled down the Europa Hotel Saturday 10 September to raise over £1000 for Pancreatic Cancer Research. Glad to be safely back on the ground, they found the really professional set up made them able to settle their nerves and enjoy a unique experience. This is a charity particularly close to President Ivan's heart as his is an exceptional story.

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Something for Everyone

PresRWigleyRichard Wigley gave an impressive and well received address to the Club Monday 05 September detailing the Ulster Orchestra and its plans for its 50th Anniversary year with the 2016/17 season. He pointed out that they are planning an exceptional year with "something for everyone" and extending the outreach to new parts with new initiatives. In particular they will have some performance across NI every Wednesday and on 28 September they will be doing 50 appearances in vari

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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 "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.

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

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