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April 09, 2022

Club Recognition

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April 09, 2022

Club Recognition

The Club have received from the Rotary Foundation (Rotary International's charity) several recognitions for members’ donations to the Foundation and to the End Polio Now campaign during 2020-21. The presentation was made by Rotary Ireland District Governor Dave Murray at the District Conference held in Malahide 09 April. Photo shows the group attending the conference with the presented Foundation Banners and End Polio Now Certificate (from left) PP Adrian Kerr, President Ken Nixon, Global Scholars Annie Linzing and Rania Lewis, DG Dave Murray and President Elect Steven Costello. A letter from The Rotary Foundation’s Chief Philanthropy Officer, Eric Schmelling, conveyed…
April 01, 2022

Rotary supporting people of Ukraine

The Club have been raising funds, along with Rotary International and other organisations, to support those affected and escaping the conflict in Ukraine. To date through the Club’s ShelterBox Tent for Lent Appeal the Club has sent £3,000 to ShelterBox who are working with local Rotary Clubs and project partners sending mattresses to people living in ‘collective centres’ in Lviv, Ukraine which will offer people somewhere to sleep and keep warm at night; preparing shelter kits with tools and rope, high thermal blankets, hygiene kits, solar lights and water carriers to help people survive in buildings damaged by the conflict…
March 30, 2022

Purple for Polio

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March 30, 2022

Purple for Polio

The Club are delighted to see the first signs of the crocuses planted in the grounds of Mitchell House School. The bulbs peeping through were donated by the Club thereby contributing to and raising awareness of Rotary’s ongoing campaign to rid the world of Polio – End Polio Now as purple represents the colour of the ink used to mark the finger of each child being immunised.      
March 28, 2022

Mental Health Matters

Guest speaker at the Hybrid meeting in the Europa Monday 28 March was Letitia Fitzpatrick who in her very personal address reminisced about her interesting life history and her previous depression and mental health issues and how Rotary holds a special place in her heart from her days in Australia when she saw and admired the work of Rotarians first hand. She concluded that many things can help coping with depression: make the best of it, be social, volunteer, keep in touch with friends have family reunions, keep a diary, realise there is someone worse off but most of all…
March 28, 2022

Visitors Welcomed

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March 28, 2022

Visitors Welcomed

The Club were delighted to welcome to the Hybrid meeting at the Europa Hotel Monday 28 March Rotary Ireland District Governor Elect Sean Fitzgerald, RC Omagh and (pictured far right) Gordon Graham, RC The Hague Metropolitan (one of the 4 English speaking clubs in the Netherlands).    
March 17, 2022

St Patrick’s Day Greetings

In an exchange of greetings for St Patrick's Day President Ken recorded a short video with good wishes from Belfast for the US Rotary Clubs of Milford, New Hampshire (pictured right) and San Antonio, Texas. They were both warmly received.    
March 14, 2022

Linenhall Library Visit

This week's Club meeting took the form of a very successful and interesting visit to the Linenhall Library Monday 14 March. President Ken was joined by 12 members for the tour, where they were shown various items of interest such as: the 1st edition of the Belfast Telegraph, minutes of the Linenhall Management Committee held at the time the Club was formed, a postcard of the Royal Avenue Hotel and a significant amount of their Robbie Burns collection. The tour was followed by an enjoyable lunch in the coffee shop. The Library are delighted to welcome anyone and a visit…
February 28, 2022

Parkinson’s UK

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February 28, 2022

Parkinson’s UK

Guest speaker Nicola McClure, Parkinson’s UK NI Regional Fundraiser in an interesting and well received address to the Club Monday 28 February highlighted the incidence of the disease and what Parkinson’s UK do. She pointed out that Parkinson's is a progressive neurological condition which causes problems in the brain and gets worse over time; it is more than just a movement disorder - the 3 main symptoms being tremor, stiffness and slowness of movement; everyone's symptoms will be different, not necessarily have all the symptoms, progress varies from person to person but for each it is life-changing. Nicola stressed we…

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It is a great honour for me to be again taking on the role of President for the Rotary year 2021/22.

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 Serve to Change Lives
and we hope that you will help us to expand our service.

Ken Nixon, President 2021/22

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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.

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