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April 15, 2019

Good News Story

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April 15, 2019

Good News Story

We were delighted to welcome guest speaker Janice Gault, CEO, NI Hotels Federation which represents the hospitality sector in NI to the Club Monday 15 April, she is pictured here with President Elect Karen Blair and Club member Eileen Kennedyin. In her well received address she gave an illuminating "good news story" of hotel availability throughout NI and the growth of the sector since 1968. She highlighted the dramatic growth over the last 20 years and the significant contribution of the sector to the economy with annual turnover now £500m and 10,000 jobs. She pointed out that there have been 9 new…
April 08, 2019

US Consul General Welcomed

President Mark was delighted to welcome Guest speaker and Honorary Member Elizabeth Kennedy Trudeau, US Consul General in Belfast to the Club Monday 08 April and presented her with her Rotary Pin and History of the Club book. Thanking for having her to the Club Ms Trudeau advised that she was at the start of her 3 year placement as US Consul General in Belfast and had been a Rotarian and Paul Harris Fellow when she lived in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA as Director of Communications for a private charitable foundation. It had not been possible to continue as a…
April 07, 2019

ShelterBox and Hurricane Ida

It’s been 4 weeks since Cyclone Idai on 14 March tore through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, leaving a long trail of destruction washing away homes and destroying livelihoods. Floods have affected almost 1 million Malawians and forced at least 125,000 from their homes. Families who’ve seen their homes swept away are showing great resilience and strength, building temporary shelters with the few materials they could salvage. ShelterBox has visited several villages and camps within the Chikwawa district in southern Malawi. One of the villages was completely swamped by the flooding with homes flattened and buried in mud, forcing the whole…
April 01, 2019

Cancer Focus NI Today

Roisin Foster Chief Executive Cancer Focus NI in her address to the Club Monday 01 April advised that they celebrated their 50th Anniversary on Sunday 31 March, the date of their 1st formal meeting. She revealed that the idea came about when Peter Brand had cancer as a young man. Realising that there were no trials or research being conducted in NI on his recovery he set up the NI charity. She indicated that it was very appropriate for her to be addressing the Club as Clever Fulton Rankin were their first legal advisors. She advised that they get support…
March 29, 2019

Farewell TABU Team 2019

The TABU 2019 team departed Friday 29 March. At the final night presentations Rtn. Phil Lazarus congratulated the students on their visit and highlighted the wealth of experience, hospitality received and his admiration for the programme. TABU Coordinator Past President David Boyd presented a certificate and memento to each participant thanking all the students noting that wherever they went they displayed searching and knowledgeable questions of all they encountered and impressed all those who met them. He also expressed thanks to all the hosts families and Club members who had helped during the visit. The students were excellent ambassadors for…
March 26, 2019

Big Skills Day March 2019

Several Club members were delighted to participate in the latest YouthAction NI Big Skills Day on Tuesday 26 March together with other Business Partners from JCI and Phoenix Gas and youth coaches from Coca Cola HBC. 50 young people in groups were mentored in workshops covering Knowing Your Skills, Interview Skills, Developing a Business Idea and CV Building. YouthAction NI's Training Team Leader Claire Conlon thanks all for making the Big Skills Day such a huge success advising that 92% of the participants rated the day as very good or excellent! "The feedback from young people and external workers has been so positive…
March 26, 2019

Special Grub Club

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March 26, 2019

Special Grub Club

A special Grub Club was held during the 2019 TABU Exchange Tuesday 26 March when 17 members and partners were joined by Highland Park Rotarians PP Martha Gray and Phil Lazarus and the Highland Park High School teacher Erica Tuke. Another delicious Chinese Banquet at the Welcome Restaurant was greatly enjoyed by all.
March 25, 2019

Club welcomes TABU 2019

The Club was delighted to welcome members of the 2019 TABU Exchange to the Club meeting Monday 25 March. Each of the 6 students impressed by speaking confidently about some feature of the programme so far; their insight and enthusiasm was inspiring, showing they were learning about not only new places and things but also each other and their hosts. Photo shows from left: 2018 TABU participant Theo Burton, Rotary Club of Belfast Past Presidents Derek Baxter and David Boyd, Rev. Dr. Harold Good, Highland Park/Highwood Rotarian Phil Lazarus, Gabriela Cordova, Highland Park High School teacher Erica Tuke, Aaron Bach, Nathan Kornberg, Club Hon. Member…

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PresMarkIt is a great honour for me to be taking on the title of President for the Rotary year 2018/19

Being a Club based in the city centre enables us to connect with local services, through YouthAction, Mitchell House and the Tree of Remembrance. Worldwide we also support the fight to ‘End Polio Now’, help restore sight in underdeveloped countries and through ShelterBox and AquaBox aid those in distress overseas.

We appreciate 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: Be The Inspiration–
please do feel inspired to join us in tackling humanities challenges whilst enjoying fellowship and fun.

 Mark Davidson, President 2018/19

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