President Brian, AG Colum McLoughlin with Laura Garland, District Rotaract Chair and Chief Organiser Belfast Rotaract Club, who spoke spiritedly to the Club at both Thursday 4th and Monday 8th November 2010 meetings about how the Clubs can work together and have fun.
She was pleased to announce that the new President of the Belfast Rotaract Club is Tom Eisenhart, Ambassadorial Scholar.
21 members, partners and guests spent a delightful evening on 4th November 2010 enjoying a wine tasting held in the upstairs (haunted!) room in Direct Wine Shipments.
We had a very informative presentation from Kirsty Simpson featuring wines from the New World and Rotarian Doris complimented the occasion by supplying delicious finger foods.
PP Maurice was last man standing to identify the mystery wine and the evening finished to a great finale with Hilary Gault giving us an excellent recital on the grand piano allowing us to end the evening in full voice!
President Elect Adrian with guest speaker Florence White (nee Brown!) who gave a presentation on Diabetes UK and its incidence in Ireland especially amongst today’s youth.
ShelterBoxes and The Jaipur Limb Haiti Appeal will be Club's International priorities for the current year.
The Club is pleased to support these projects with funding.
The Club were delighted to welcome Rotarian Don Sweeney from Box Hill Central Club, Melbourne, Australia to the Thursday 21st October Meeting, RadissonBLU Hotel which was focusing on the International Committee's work.lub
Originally from Glenties and home visiting family he had seen the Meeting scheduled on the website and was keen to attend having a commitment to International work and he made a valuable contribution to the Meeting.
The Club thanks him for generously providing a number of “bottles”, to be used as the Club sees fit.
The Rotary Club of Dublin, led by President Randall Gray, visited the Club on Monday 18th October 2010 and enjoyed full day’s programme.
They met the Lord Mayor and had a tour of the City Hall and the Ulster Hall. Having attended the Club Luncheon they, joined by several members, went on a (albeit slightly chilly) Lagan Boat Tour concluding at Titanic Quarter where they were given a talk by PP Gordon Millington about HMS Caroline and had a Tour of the Pump House.
On Monday 11th October the Club were delighted to welcome, and exchange banners with the member visiting from the Rotary Club of Calgary North
Guest Speaker Arthur Acheson, who recently spoke on 11th October 2010 about the Historic Buildings of Belfast (or rather the lack of them!).
Members and partners were delighted to be joined at this event by President Greg (right) and Anne McNamara from the Rotary Club of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, District 5550 who are visiting Belfast.
We enjoyed a meal in the BBC Canteen, viewed the BBC Art Collection, the production Gallery and Newsline’s Studio Floor (with our own ‘Donna & Noel’) and some of the party recorded their voices in a radio studio. Our thanks to our BBC guides Carol Lawley, Shauna McConville and our own Claire Savage.
The Thursday meeting 7th October took on a new guise as it was an evening meeting with an interview of Rotarian Ken Nixon by Rotarian Claire Savage.
Many members and partners were treated to a fascinating insight into Ken’s anecdotes of his life, career, sports, interests and experiences.