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November 08, 2021

Integrated Education in NI

Integrated Education Fund's Head of Campaign Paul Caskey in a most informative and thought-provoking address to the Club Monday 08 November highlighted the development of Integrated Education provision in NI. He revealed the origins of Integrated Education in NI noting: since the foundation of NI in 1921 the education system has largely consisted of state controlled schools, mainly attended by Protestant pupils and Catholic maintained schools, almost exclusively attended by Catholics; Lord Londonderry proposed integration in 1923 but this failed as both sides were suspicious of it; a letter from Mrs Cecil Lenihan to the Belfast Telegraph led to the…
October 27, 2021

October Club Walk

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October 27, 2021

October Club Walk

5 members and Rotaractor Francis had a most enjoyable Club Walk Wednesday 27 October. Having set off from Dixon Park they walked along the Greenway to C.S.Lewis Square where some stayed for a coffee and the others walked around Victoria Park before meeting up with President Ken for lunch in the Orchard Café.
October 24, 2021

World Polio Day 2021

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October 24, 2021

World Polio Day 2021

24 October is World Polio Day when Rotary clubs across the world highlight the fight to end polio - the vaccine preventable disease that still threatens children in parts of the world today and if not eradicated it is estimated, as many as 200,000 children annually all over the world could succumb to polio within 10 years. The Rotary Club of Belfast has been supporting Rotary’s End Polio Now Campaign and remains committed to working to eliminate this potentially deadly virus and make Rotary's dream of a polio free world a reality. Over the next weeks the Club will be…
October 13, 2021

Congratulations Inner Wheel Club of Belfast

Congratulations to the Inner Wheel Club of Belfast who are celebrating their 90th Anniversary. President Ken and his wife Susan were delighted to attend Inner Wheel's 90th Anniverary dinner held in Malone Golf Club Wednesday 13 October.  Members have traditionally been wives of Club Rotarians but in recent years are delighted to welcome wives or partners of Rotarians and non‐Rotarians. The guest speaker on the night was the Councillor Kate Nicholl, Lord Mayor of Belfast, who gave an excellent address and cut the celebration cake. Pictured far left below are: Orla McClelland, President Patricia Donnelly the Lord Mayor and Margaret Brennan…
October 11, 2021

Global Scholars Report

The Club were delighted to hear from 2 Global Scholars at the zoom meeting Monday 11 October. Current 2021/22 year Scholar Rania Lewis from Austin Texas, who will be studying at QUB for a Masters in Conflict Transformation & Social Justice, gave a highly detailed account of her background, study, interests and future plans in particular highlighting her enjoyment being in NI. Last year’s Scholar Natasha Oviedo from Sierra Madre, a city in Los Angeles County, California, who has stayed on in Belfast after her MA year also in Conflict Transformation and Social Justice explained she is now involved with…
October 11, 2021

Raising Funds for ShelterBox

Congratulations to the Rotary Club of Donaghadee who, with thanks to the public’s generosity, have recently raised over £1,100 at collections in Bloomfields and Newtownards Shopping Centres for ShelterBox to aid those affected by the earthquake that recently devastated Haiti. Helping Donaghadee Club members with the collections was Rotary Club of Belfast Past President Ronnie Porter. Funds raised from the collections will be used by ShelterBox to fill and replenish their storage stocks of Shelterboxes, costing around £600 each and/or Shelterkits costing around £70 each.
September 27, 2021

Promoting NI

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September 27, 2021

Promoting NI

The Club was delighted to welcome to the zoom meeting Monday 27 September guest speaker Trevor Ringland who gave a most amusing and wide ranging account of many aspects of his life. He particularly thanked the Club for the John Savage Award to PeacePlayers NI from which he has recently stepped down as Chairman. Highlighting their very powerful message that: “Children who play together can learn to live together" he noted that it shows what's possible in particular pointing out the success with the Holy Cross communities in North Belfast. He advised that he had recently been appointed as NI…
September 23, 2021

Meeting with Donnagadee Club

The Club was delighted to attend a joint meeting with Donaghadee Rotary Club on Thursday 23 September. Led by President Ken it was the Club’s first outing together since lockdown and members joined the meeting after a visit to the Samuel Kelly Lifeboat Restoration Project. Following an excellent meal members of both clubs were treated to a fascingating and entertaining presentation on the history of Donaghadee by local historian Robert Neill. More here...

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It is a great honour for me to be again taking on the role of President for the Rotary year 2021/22.

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 Serve to Change Lives
and we hope that you will help us to expand our service.

Ken Nixon, President 2021/22

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