President Brian has been sponsored (per lb) to lose weight over 16 weeks for Charity!
Seen here at his initial ‘weigh in’ 27th September he has since lost 5lbs!
Now Rotarians Arthur Boyd, David Boyd, Bryan Johnston and potentially 1 other have ‘volunteered’ to accept the challenge for funds for the President’s chosen Charity. Final ‘weigh out’ for all will be 17th January 2011.
Please support these volunteers by sponsoring them per lb of weight loss for this worthy cause. Forms will be on the tables.
Over the summer President Brian & Rosie invited each member of the Club and their partners to one of a series of 4 BBQs. They were great fun, enabling members to 'get to know you better' and, despite some inclement weather at times, were greatly enjoyed by all.
Our thanks to our great hosts for the wonderful array of meats BBQ'd by Chef Brian and delicious side dishes, as well as the impressive dessert and refreshments!
Pictorial report can be seen here
At Monday’s Club meeting 27th September 2010 President Brian expressed his thanks to all of the eleven Rotarians and their partners who attended the District Conference at the Slieve Russell Hotel, 23‐26 September, and in particular Ronnie Porter for his part in organising the trip.
An excellent weekend of fun, fellowship and golf was enjoyed by all present as well as the Peter Corry Concert, visiting speakers and Rotary business.
Of particular note were the speeches of President Mary McAleese who warmly praised the work of Rotary and of Dr Ian Adamson OBE who brought the house down with his humour.
The 6 students who participated in this year’s TABU visit to Chicago gave their report on their experiences to the Club on 27th September 2010.
Their wonderful and moving presentation illustrated what a life‐changing experience the programme has been for them.
Full report on the TABU programme can be found here
President Brian was proud to receive at District Conference, held 23rd-26th October, the Howard Caskie Foundation Award 2009-10 for the highest per capita contribution to The Rotary Foundation.
The Rotary Club of Belfast contributed the equivalent of £283 per member.
This is the second year the Club has been awarded a District Foundation Prize, having been awarded last year The Chris Croft Trophy - for making the best effort in Foundation Service.
The full Conference Report can be seen here.
Members of the Belfast Club are hosting The Group Study Exchange Team from District 5050 whilst they are in Belfast during their visit to District 1160. The team comprises of Maureen Hari, William Freitas, Debe Franz (Team Leader), David Sadler, Julia Nygra and Susan Rai.
Susan & Julia addressed the Club on 20 September 2010, exchanged banners and made the Charity Draw.
Our 2010-11 Ambassadorial scholar Tom Eisenhart (centre), has arrived and was introduced to the Club on Monday 20th September 2010 by PP Bryan Johnston (left).
He is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Downtown Statesbro, USA.
Also pictured is PP Gordon Millington
On Wednesday 15th September President Brian attended the launch of the Rotary Club of Dublin's Centenary Book: First in Service - the Story of the Rotary Club Dublin, No1 Club Europe.
Stewart Tosh MBE, Asst. Hon Secretary, NI Commonwealth Games Council, who gave an interesting talk and discussion on Monday 13th September 2010 outlining the NI Team’s approach to the XIXth Commonwealth Games to be held in New Delhi, India from 3rd to 14th October 2010.
Alison Smyth, PR Manager for Aware, Defeat, Depression who gave a most interesting talk about defeating depression, how widespread the disease is in NI (one in every four adults are reckoned to suffer from depression) and during question time outlined the 4 most prevalent symptoms to watch out for.