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February 23, 2021

Happy 116th Birthday Rotary

Today is RotaryDay! We’re celebrating 116 years of Rotary members volunteering their time and talents to transform lives at home and around the world. Since Rotary was founded we have been one of the world’s largest service organisations - with 1.2 million members in over 200 countries - and one of the most successful humanitarian ones - with a long track record of addressing challenges at home and around the world. Rotary has stepped up to the world’s biggest challenges; in particular since we committed to eradicating polio, we’ve helped reduce cases by 99.9%. Rotary’s End Polio Now programme has…
February 15, 2021

Milestone in Changing Lives with Loans

The Rotary Clubs of Belfast and Donaghadee are celebrating the landmark charitable achievement of hundreds of Ireland & UK Rotary clubs having contributed over £1 million to Lendwithcare, the microfinance charity which enables people in the UK to make small loans to help entrepreneurs from poor communities around the world. Club Presidents Ken Nixon and Mark Brooks said : “We are both proud to be part of this fantastic initiative. Lendwithcare is a great way to help people out of poverty. You see exactly who the money is going to and what they will use it for. Since joining Lendwithcare we…
February 08, 2021

SVP

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February 08, 2021

SVP

Guest speaker, Pauline Brown Regional Manager, Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) Monday 08 February gave an account of the history and role of SVP which, she pointed out, basically aims to alleviate poverty and deprivation. Having originated during the troubled times in early 1800s in Paris, it quickly spread worldwide to 130 countries and was founded in Ireland in 1844 as a response to the need and poverty from the potato famine. It has, she noted, changed very little and is member-led. Operating locally through their “conferences” which, in NI, number 185 well spread across the province they have…
January 25, 2021

Global Scholars 2020/21

In their address to the Club Monday 25 January 2021 Leena Hornlein and Natasha Oviedo, the Global Scholars being hosted by the Club whilst studying for their MA in Conflict Transformation and Social Justice at QUB, gave a highly detailed exposition of their backgrounds, study, interests and future plans. Both scholars spoke extremely well holding the rapt attention of members with addresses peppered with infectious enthusiasm. They highlighted their enjoyment being in NI and answered as many questions as the time allowed. Leena from Gilbert, a town in Maricopa County, Arizona (where she is currently) took her undergraduate degree at…
January 18, 2021

Mary's Meals

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January 18, 2021

Mary's Meals

Guest speaker John McKenna, a volunteer with the charity Mary’s Meals, in a most informative, well-illustrated and inspiring talk to the Club Monday 18 January, described its origins, development and impact. He pointed out too many children wake up and go to bed hungry; hunger remains the number one health risk in the world today killing more people each year than AIDS, malaria and TB combined. 200m children’s lives are at risk because they are malnourished, and 59m children around the world are missing school because of poverty having to work in fields, beg on street corners or scavenge among…
January 11, 2021

New Year's Message

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January 11, 2021

New Year's Message

Rev. Colin Hall-Thompson gave a most entertaining, amusing, anecdotal, whistle-stop tour of his life and ministry which centred on reconciliation. He advised that having left Campbell College he had started in business as a Chartered Surveyor but was drawn to Theology and Church of Ireland Ministry. He was posted as a Curate to Rathfarnam, Dublin and after a couple of years as Priest in Charge in a small parish in Cork. He revealed that he had an excellent time during the 5 years he was there which had been a formative time for his daughters. He then returned to Northern…
January 11, 2021

Visitor from Arizona

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January 11, 2021

Visitor from Arizona

The Club were delighted to welcome to the zoom meeting Monday 11 January Bob Auflick, President of Green Valley Club, Arizona. He was especially welcome as it was 6am local time for him! He advised that he lived in Green Valley, which is south of Tucson, and pointed out that he had visited Belfast before as his wife came from N. Ireland. Members were really envious though when he advised the temperature was forecast to be 70° later in the day.

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

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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