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March 28, 2023

Thank you Bloomfield Shoppers

The joint Rotary Club collection at Bloomfield Shopping Centre over the weekend 24-26 March raised £3,500 for the ShelterBox Syria/Turkey Earthquake Appeal. The Club thank all those who donated for their generosity Thanks are also extended to PP Adrian Kerr for the organisation and to PP Ronnie Porter and all who helped with it: Kerr Fulton Peebles, ShelterBox Rotary Ireland Coordinator who provided and marshalled the many hands erecting the ShelterBox! the 21 Club members and family members (including Prospective member Heather Shiell) who collected - many filling multiple slots over the 3 days members of the Rotary Clubs of Donaghadee, Bangor…
February 20, 2023

JCI Belfast Past and Future

The Club were delighted to hear about developments past and future in Junior Chamber International (JCI), Belfast from current President David Stewart and Immediate Past President and Club member John Rea at the Club meeting Monday 20 February 2023. John Rea highlighted the recent history of the Chamber noting that he with 4 others relaunched BCI Belfast in 2016 rebuilding it with a strategy for membership growth and branding which has resulted in the thriving, energetic, forward thinking and growing UK Chamber of today. An excellent achievement as it is now one of the biggest UK Chambers with 25-30 members…
February 13, 2023

ShelterBox Give Hope

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February 13, 2023

ShelterBox Give Hope

Thank you Kerr Fulton Peebles, ShelterBox Rotary Ireland Co-ordinator, for your visit to the Club Monday 16 February as our guest speaker. Kerr thanked the Club for its support with not only significant annual donations since 2008 but also with additional donations after emergency appeals such as after the Turkey/Syria Earthquakes. The Club were delighted to advise that the Club Appeal had generated donations of £3,000 in less than a week and that this figure will rise over the next few weeks. Kerr kindly made the monthly Charity Draw. In a very informative presentation giving an insight into the impact…
January 30, 2023

Importance of Safe Spaces

On Monday 30 January guest speaker Hannah McKimm in a detailed well-received presentation highlighted that sexual violence is a very important but taboo subject and her vision is to create a world where sexual violence appears in history books not newspapers. She revealed that more women are murdered by domestic violence in NI than in any part of the western world and that this violence doesn’t just happen it builds - there are signs, behaviours and patterns and there must be a greater awareness and understanding of the impact of Trauma on someone. She maintained that trauma does not come…
January 23, 2023

YouthActionNI visit the Club

The Club was delighted to welcome Dr. Martin McMullan, Director YouthAction NI to the Club Monday 21 January with Clare Conlon, Team Leader Training; former Intern Cori Conlon and current Intern Jamie McAdoo.  Having been presented with a cheque from President Steven Dr McMullan thanked the Club for the long standing relationship and support and revealed that YouthAction NI support 10,000 young people every year across the province with their programmes including skill days, internships, first start in life in jobs and 5 nation events which focus on youth employability and the importance of increasing life skills and personal contact.…
January 16, 2023

Club Award to SOS East Belfast

The Club are delighted to award the 2021-22 John Savage Award and Bursary to the East Belfast Suicide Support Group Survivors of Suicide. This is awarded by the Club annually to the individual or group selected as giving great service to the Community. President Steven was delighted to to present the Trophy and Bursary to Claire Curran at the Club meeting  Monday 16 January 2023. Accepting it Clare greatly thanked for the recognition which means so much. Addressing the Club Claire noted that SOS was formed in September 2006 as a response to the rise in suicides in the East Belfast Area.…
January 09, 2023

Latest Speakers

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January 09, 2023

Latest Speakers

The Club was privileged to hear most interesting addresses from guest speakers before and after the Christmas break. Gillian Gregg, Head of Regional Engagement, Royal Academy of Engineering spoke about the role of the Royal Academy of Engineering noting its vision is “engineering in the service of society” and that it aims to harness the power of engineering to build a sustainable society and inclusive economy by providing specialist support for engineering and technology start-ups and scale- ups. Elizabeth Crilly, CEO and Founder of the Sir Hans Sloane Centre, Killyleagh, highlighted Sir Hans Sloane’s legacy to medicine, science and history…
January 07, 2023

Christmas Party 2022

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January 07, 2023

Christmas Party 2022

The Club were delighted to end activities for the year by again providing the traditional Christmas party for 40 Junior School children from Mitchell House. This was the first year it has been possible to do it since Covid and following its very familiar format, judging by the reaction of the children and the look on their faces, it was another resounding success and the enthusiasm was contagious. Without being there it is impossible to imagine the squeals of delight, the peels of laughter and sheer enjoyment from all the children and staff and all those present including Rotarian 'elves'…

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Pres Steven

It is a great honour for me to be again taking on the role of President for the Rotary year 2022/23. 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 Imagine, dream big and take action
and we hope that you will help us to expand our service.

Steven Costello, President 2022/23

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