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January 13, 2020

Ulstermen Pivotal in the USA

In an extremely interesting and well-crafted address to the Club Monday 13 January Past President Bryan Johnston discussed the remarkable influence of Ulstermen in their pivotal role in American Independence and the growth of the emerging development of the USA as well as their involvement and roles in the War of Independence. This tour de force presentation was very well received by a riveted audience. PP Bryan reflected that the Plantation, together the Huguenots arrival in NI, meant that by 1700 the majority of the population in Ulster was of non-Anglican protestant stock most of whom being Presbyterian. In Ireland…
January 11, 2020

Paul Harris Fellowship Award

The Club is delighted to congratulate Past President Ivan McMinn on being presented with a Paul Harris Fellowship Award with 2 Sapphires. Awarded by 6 Rotary Clubs (Amstel, Leuven, Berlin (2) Milan and Paris(2)), the Fellowship was made due to the success of the Rotary Youth Leadership Award Seminar held in March 2019 in Belfast organised by the Club. It was presented to him recently at a Rotary Youth Leadership Award 2020 planning meeting in Paris by the President of the Rotary Club Paris Quai d’Orsay. PP Ivan records: “I was absolutely delighted to accept this honour which is also…
January 06, 2020

New Year’s Message 2020

Club member Rev. Lawrence in a very well received address gave this year's New Year's Message majoring on the Rotary movement and its importance as a Non Governmental Body in promoting peace, health, education and economic development throughout the world, because as Rotarians we reach out to and support our community, our city, our country and the wider world. Noting that the New Year brings a new future he urged everyone to keep up the good work making the most of the year ahead honouring the mission of Rotary, weekly and monthly and wished everybody involved a successful, healthy and…
December 19, 2019

Christmas Party 2019

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December 19, 2019

Christmas Party 2019

This year's Mitchell House Christmas Party on Friday 16 December was another resounding success, enjoyed by the 30 children from the junior school, staff and, not least, by the Club members who attended. Magic George again entertained  for 45 ecstatic minutes - the wayward monkey, excitable weasel and collapsing wand still very much in place. The old formula can’t be beaten! Children then grouped in a circle by senior teacher Lisa Boyd, our super contact for the event. After a snack of juice and chocolates, Santa made his appearance to distribute the presents. Every child gets a moment for a…
December 16, 2019

Christmas Present Appeal 2019

The Club are delighted to again support the Salvation Army Annual Christmas Present Appeal. Immediate Past President Mark handed over various shop vouchers donated by members to Salvation Army support worker Lisa at the depot in Corporation Street before Christmas and as always they were very appreciative and stress the difference the vouchers will make.
December 16, 2019

Christmas Lunch 2019

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December 16, 2019

Christmas Lunch 2019

The Club were delighted to have the exceptionally talented musician Harry Phillips provide the entertainment for the Club Christmas Lunch at the Europa Monday 16 December. Harry played a wide assortment of carols and popular music throughout the lunch, interweaving playing the flute and singing and this outstanding flautist and entertainer was very well received. During his successful 30 year career he has played in concert with Sir James Galway as well as for Royalty at Hillsborough Castle. More here...
December 09, 2019

Community Foundation NI

Guest Speaker Soifra Healy, Director of Philanthropy, gave an outline of the work of the Community Foundation NI to the Club meeting Monday 11 December. In her address, which was very well received, she highlighted that it is an independent Trust making grants supporting more than 2,000 community groups, voluntary organisations and charities in NI. It was started by David Cook in 1979 as the NI Voluntary Trust with £500,000 from the Department of Health as he recognised that there was a need for funding for the voluntary sector, as there was nothing similar in NI to the UK’s philanthropic…
December 09, 2019

Club Welcome

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December 09, 2019

Club Welcome

President Karen was delighted to welcome to the Club meeting Monday 09 December visitor Richard Ginnaty, President Surf City Rotary Club - Huntington Beach, California who noted how welcome he was made by Club members which is “just is another proof why we all belong to Rotary”.

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 2019/20.

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. 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 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 connects the World
and we hope that you will help us to build those connections.

Karen Blair, President 2019/20

Join Us

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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