Rotary Club of Belfast
corner left-topcorner right-top
WELCOME TO
The Rotary Club of Belfast
corner left-bottomcorner right-bottom
October 12, 2020

The Polio Fellowship

in Blog

October 12, 2020

The Polio Fellowship

Speaker Eddie McCrory gave a most interesting and informative address to the Club Monday 12 October, which was extremely well received. He spoke about the impact of his getting Polio aged 7 and the symptoms he and others now have in previously unaffected limbs from the syndrome known as Post or Long Polio. He advised that he joined the NI Polio Fellowship in 1958 and is now its acting Chairman and they not only provide fellowship for fellow survivors but also are actively involved in highlighting the problems now being encountered by them. He stressed that the Fellowship have been…
September 28, 2020

The Role of PeacePlayers

In a most interesting address to the Club zoom meeting Monday 28 September, which was extremely well-received, guest speaker Gareth Harper began by highlighting the PeacePlayers' very powerful message that: “Children who play together can learn to live together”. He advised that PeacePlayers is an international organisation which originated in the USA but now also works in Northern Ireland, Cyprus, the Middle East and South Africa and he became their 1st indigenous MD 11 years ago. He pointed out that they use the power of sport, specifically basketball, to unite, educate and inspire young people to create a more peaceful…
September 21, 2020

Build Back Better

in Blog

September 21, 2020

Build Back Better

Past Rotary International Director Gordon McInally at the Club meeting 21 September considered what the role of Rotary is during this Covid crisis and what it will be when we come through it. He noted there is little doubt we are in challenging times and though things will never be the same again a lot of positives can, and must, be taken out of the current situation. In particular it allows us to take stock and consider our own place in society, how we operate in Rotary at every level locally to internationally and local support to each other and…
September 14, 2020

Greetings from Dublin Club

The Club were delighted to welcome Alan Davidson, the President of the Rotary Club of Dublin, to the zoom meeting Monday 14 September. President Alan stressed it was an honour to attend and that he had wanted to visit in person but that is not possible at the moment. He advised that he had met President Ken at a District PEPS meeting and recognising the two Clubs had had a long relationship both were very keen to "resuscitate" the relationship and he hoped something could be arranged in the near future. He passed on greetings from their members and noted…
September 07, 2020

Club Assembly 2020

in Blog

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

in Blog

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…

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.

 

 

 

PresKaren4

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

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.

Contact the Club

If you would like to contact the Club,

please click here to use our Contact Form