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September 07, 2020

Club Assembly 2020

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September 07, 2020

Club Assembly 2020

President Ken at a zoom meeting Monday 07 September led the presentation of Service Programmes for the 20120/21 Rotary year. The Club were delighted to welcome to it Rotary Ireland Assistant Governor Kevin O'Hara who thanked for the opportunity to attend noting he enjoyed listening to such uplifting reports; he congratulated the Club on its fantastic work and plans as ambitious as in previous years highlighting, as the Club were already doing, RI President Holder Knack's statement that Clubs should make plans but be prepared to change and vary them.
August 26, 2020

Polio Milestone

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August 26, 2020

Polio Milestone

With Nigeria as the last African country to be declared free from wild polio (having accounted for more than half of all global cases less than a decade ago) the WHO has declared that transmission of the wild poliovirus has officially been stopped in all 47 countries of its African region. The Rotary Club of Belfast are proud to have contributed since 1987 to the global efforts to eliminate the disease for good (see here) and remain committed to making the final, challenging steps towards making a polio free world a reality. Now five of WHO’s six regions, representing more…
July 01, 2020

Welcome President Ken

The Club is delighted to welcome Ken Nixon as Club President for the year 2020/21. "It is a great honour to take on the role of President for this Rotary year. 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…
July 01, 2020

Rotaract Club thanking Care Homes

Congratulations to the fledging Rotaract Club of Belfast on their latest project delivering bags of chocolates and other snacks to several Belfast care homes as a thanks to all the carers and staff for all their hard work and dedication during this difficult COVID-19 pandemic. These initial homes were chosen because Rotaract members received a nice feedback from their residents or residents' families and wanted to thank them this way but they will be continuing to hand over bags to more care homes. All of the boxes were carefully packed and delivered by the Rotaractors and they found “it was…
July 01, 2020

Rotary Opens Opportunities

July sees the beginning of a new Rotary year with Club, District and International Presidents and Officers beginning their terms. Every year the Rotary International President introduces his theme for his year urging Rotarians to follow it. Rotary International President Holger Knaack believes that as Rotarians, everything we do opens another opportunity for someone, somewhere. Therefore, his theme for this year is: Rotary Opens Opportunities. "Rotary is not just a club that you join. It is an invitation to endless opportunities. It opens opportunities to serve in a project as big and historic as End Polio Now and also in…
June 29, 2020

Handover 2020

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June 29, 2020

Handover 2020

The Handover to President Ken took place during the virtual Club meeting Monday 29 June. President Ken noted Immediate Past President (IPP) Karen had had a great year though sadly she had not been able to implement her plans for a strong finish during the last few months but faced with the Covid challenge in March had "zoomed in on us all"! He pointed out that she had put a huge amount of her valuable time into Rotary and, he believed, was the 1st President who was a practising solicitor and her experience will be invaluable going forward. He stated…
June 29, 2020

Keeping Meeting

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June 29, 2020

Keeping Meeting

The Club have been keeping in contact with members over recent months with very varied virtual meetings which have been well attended. Past President Mark Davidson on Monday 18 May spoke on "What Next for Travel" and his most interesting address was followed by a varied question and answer session a Business Meeting with updates from Service Convenors on Monday 01 June Club member Michael Graham gave a most interesting summary of the present legal position for the writing of wills in the UK and in several other countries and the possible implications of the Covid lockdown a 1st in…
April 27, 2020

"A Lifetime Opportunity"

Club nominee for the Youth Leadership Development Competition 2020 Mia Jackson, Methodist College Belfast, won a place on the 24 member all-Ireland group to visit the European Parliament and take part in the Euroscola Debate in Strasbourg last February. She would normally have reported back to the Club but sadly as no meetings are being held due to the Coronovirus lock-down this is not possible. However she has sent her report (see here) in which she notes the trip "was an incredible experience, where I met a diverse, interesting, politically minded and all round amazing team that represented every corner of…

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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