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July 03, 2022

Making History

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July 03, 2022

Making History

The world of Rotary is delighted to welcome incoming Rotary International President Jennifer Jones who is making history as Rotary International’s 1st female President.   Every year the Rotary International President announces a theme for the year asking Rotarians to follow it and President Jennifer is asking people to imagine the possibilities in the change they can make to transform the world. She is urging people to dream big and harness their connections and the power of Rotary to turn those dreams into reality. “Imagine, a world that deserves our best where we get up each day knowing that we…
June 14, 2022

Club Assembly 2022

President Elect Steven Costello presented his plans for the new Rotary year 2022/23 at the Club Assembly held by zoom Monday 13 June. Noting it was a great honour to serve as President of the Club, he congratulated President Ken for serving for 2 years and steering the Club so well through the challenges of Covid. Heralding 2022/23 would be an exciting year with Rotary International’s first Lady President with her theme imagine what Rotary and the Club can do for the world and the local community. He highlighted that the Club would maintain its current focus locally on youth…
June 01, 2022

Varied and Interesting Presentations

In recent weeks the Club have had very varied and interesting presentations, either virtually on zoom or at the Europa Hotel, from guest speakers: Rotaractor Theo Burton, Ursula Quinn, Hon. Secretary Rotary Club of Portadown, Alan McBride Co-Ordinator, WAVE (Widows Against Violence Empower) and Rev. Alex Wimberly, Leader Corrymeela Community. All of which were very well received by members. Monday 11 April Theo Burton explained aspects of cyber security and why it is important and noted that the cyber security industry is growing rapidly as firms realise it is better to invest in it than pay the price. He stressed…
April 25, 2022

Joint Meeting with San Antonio Rotary Club

The Club was delighted to join, by zoom, in a joint meeting with the Rotary Club of San Antonio, Texas Monday 25 April extending fellowship and good will between the 2 Clubs. more here...
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…

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The Rotary Club of Belfast.

 

Please explore it and get a flavour of how volunteer Rotarians, by being People of Action, 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 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.

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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