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May 24, 2021

Aquabox Saves Lives!

Aquabox Trustee Wirksworth Rotary Club Immediate Past District Governor in his most informative address to the Club Monday 24 May explained what Aquabox do. The volunteer-led charity, founded in 1992, basically they go where disasters strike and save lives by providing clean, safe drinking water.    They dispatch safe drinking water filters for families and for community, medical etc. centres and Gold boxes with vital humanitarian aid items and have worked most recently in: Nepal, Kerala India, Philippines, Yemen, Cameroon, Syria, Bay of Bengal and Beirut following the dock explosion.       With the support of local Rotarians and aid agencies…
May 17, 2021

Need is Greater Than Ever

The Club were delighted to hear at the Club meeting Monday 17 May from Harmony Community Trust (HCT) Chairperson Seamus Camplisson and Treasurer Club member Past President David Boyd about the Club’s history with the Trust and impact of Covid to Glebe House. Chairperson Seamus outlined that 45 years ago the founders realised that the needs of the community were not being met but they could not have realised the impact it would have had on people not only the participants but also all involved working and volunteering. Today HCT has faced a difficult year but they are following the…
April 26, 2021

Exceptional Charity Evening

Thank you Stephen Watson and Brian Johnston for hosting the Club’s well attended charity zoom event. Words cannot really portray the fascinating, inspirational and entertaining question and answer session but those present were privileged to "sit in" on the relaxing and convivial chat between Brian and Stephen being treated to an exceptional discussion about Stephen's personal health and his recollections from many sporting events. The Club greatly appreciates their taking the time and the charities The Mary Peters Trust, the Children’s Kidney Fund NI and Rotary International End Polio Now have greatly benefited from £3,000 raised by the evening.
April 19, 2021

Going Green

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April 19, 2021

Going Green

The Club were delighted to welcome to the Club zoom meeting Monday 19 April guest speakers Rotary Club of Gerrards Cross and Chalfont St. Peter President Lesley Winrow and Past President Jane Penson. In a most interesting and informative address President Lesley and PP Jane reported on themselves, their Club and their passion for the environment. They revealed that during these pandemic times they have tried to keep members engaged connecting with other local, national and international clubs, running quizzes, booking professional speakers, running a charity 'Whisky tasting tour of Scotland' and they hope to have a picnic lunch at…
March 31, 2021

Pride of Place

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March 31, 2021

Pride of Place

The Club were delighted to recently donate, with funds from the Club’s Children in Hospital Fund which members contribute to at every meeting, a TV to the Children's Unit Ward 2B in Musgrave Park Hospital. They are absolutely delighted with it and it is being used regularly taking pride of place in their day room.
March 29, 2021

Belfast meets New Zealand

The Club was particularly delighted to join up with the New Zealand Rotary Club of Belfast/Kaiapoi in the Northern Area of Christchurch during the Club zoom meeting Monday 29 March. This most enjoyable joint meeting took place at 8pm local time and 9am NZ time and revealed much common ground. It is hoped this will become an annual event.
March 22, 2021

Mitchell House School during Covid

In a very well presented and received talk Monday 22 March 2021 guest Speaker Miriam Donnan, Principal Mitchell House School, noted she was delighted to address the Club and thanked for the Club's ongoing support for the School. She revealed that with the onset of the 1st lockdown a year ago they had been thrown into the midst of technology challenges having to operate through Zoom, Google Classrooms and individual telephone calls and had tried to maintain a sense of a school community by providing stories and activities for the children to do. Reopening in August had also posed many…
March 17, 2021

Visitor from Texas

The Club were delighted to virtually welcome to the Club meeting Monday 15 March the President of Keller Rotary Club, Texas Jackie Black.  President Jackie pointed out her father's ancestors are from Antrim County and she was able to visit Belfast about 20 years ago.  She advised Keller is in north east Texas about 20 minutes west of DFW airport, right between Dallas and Ft. Worth and has 44,000 people and 2 Rotary Clubs - they have 55 members. President Jackie revealed she has been a Rotarian for 13 years, will be serving 18 months as President and she is…

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.

 

 

 

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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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