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January 18, 2021

Mary's Meals

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January 18, 2021

Mary's Meals

Guest speaker John McKenna, a volunteer with the charity Mary’s Meals, in a most informative, well-illustrated and inspiring talk to the Club Monday 18 January, described its origins, development and impact. He pointed out too many children wake up and go to bed hungry; hunger remains the number one health risk in the world today killing more people each year than AIDS, malaria and TB combined. 200m children’s lives are at risk because they are malnourished, and 59m children around the world are missing school because of poverty having to work in fields, beg on street corners or scavenge among…
January 11, 2021

New Year's Message

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January 11, 2021

New Year's Message

Rev. Colin Hall-Thompson gave a most entertaining, amusing, anecdotal, whistle-stop tour of his life and ministry which centred on reconciliation. He advised that having left Campbell College he had started in business as a Chartered Surveyor but was drawn to Theology and Church of Ireland Ministry. He was posted as a Curate to Rathfarnam, Dublin and after a couple of years as Priest in Charge in a small parish in Cork. He revealed that he had an excellent time during the 5 years he was there which had been a formative time for his daughters. He then returned to Northern…
January 11, 2021

Visitor from Arizona

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January 11, 2021

Visitor from Arizona

The Club were delighted to welcome to the zoom meeting Monday 11 January Bob Auflick, President of Green Valley Club, Arizona. He was especially welcome as it was 6am local time for him! He advised that he lived in Green Valley, which is south of Tucson, and pointed out that he had visited Belfast before as his wife came from N. Ireland. Members were really envious though when he advised the temperature was forecast to be 70° later in the day.
December 16, 2020

Christmas Appeals 2020

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December 16, 2020

Christmas Appeals 2020

The Club is delighted to again support the Salvation Army and St Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeals. It has not been possible to hand over vouchers, so this year an online donation was made helping to make a real difference to someone’s life at this special time and support the organisations during the challenging year they have faced. As always they were very appreciative and stress the difference the donation will make.
December 14, 2020

Cinderella did go to the Ball!

At Christmas the Club supports Mitchell House School by providing a party for the Junior years with entertainment from the inimitable Magic George, snacks and, of course, a visit from Santa to distribute goody bags. Sadly this year it was, of course, not possible. However after a request from the school the Club were delighted to let the children see “Cinderella go to the ball” by providing for the screening of an online pantomime, packed full of comedy, dancing and music as well as supplying the usual snacks for the interval and goodie bags packed by Rotaractor Veja Toth and…
December 14, 2020

Rotary Christmas Toy Box Initiative

The Rotary Club of Belfast has donated the equivalent of 10 toy boxes to give to children living in refuges in Belfast this Christmas. The Club is just one of many Rotary Clubs across the UK participating in a nationwide campaign to provide a Rotary Christmas Toy Box in conjunction with the charity KidsOut. All the toy boxes are packed by KidsOut with brand new toys and are distributed straight to refuges for the mothers to give to their children from Santa in time for Christmas. Christmas is always tough for families in refuge, and this year is even harder…
December 14, 2020

Rotary Ireland District Governor Visit

In a lively and enthusiastic address to the Club 14 December Rotary Ireland District Governor Connie Oversen congratulated the Club on adapting to the current situation especially being able to get projects done. She stressed that the current situation did have a silver lining with Clubs being forced to do things online, not being able to do things as tradition has decreed, and that it will inevitably lead to positive change. DG Connie highlighted several District supported projects and brought greetings from Rotary International President Holder Knack who had 4 messages: building membership is a No. 1 priority but remember…

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.

 

 

 

PresKaren4

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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