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January 10, 2022

New Year Message 2022

Rev Janice Browne’s New Year’s Message address to the Club Monday 10 January covering her interesting ministry and encouraging message was very well received by members. Thanking for the opportunity to share some thoughts she began by sharing a passage from St Paul's 1st Lesson to the Thessalonians (verses 2-4), which she advised was written about 50AD and reminds and encourages us concerning the value of things like thankfulness, fellowship, teamwork and how God works through us. "We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers. We remember before our God and Father your…
December 17, 2021

Planting Crocuses

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December 17, 2021

Planting Crocuses

The Rotary Club of Belfast continues its support of Rotary’s End Polio Now Campaign committed to working to eliminate this potentially deadly virus and make Rotary's dream of a polio free world a reality. The Club have planted 4,000 purple crocus corms in the grounds of Mitchell House School. They are purple because the colour purple has become a symbolic colour in the fight against polio, inspired by the colour of the dye painted on the little finger of a child to signify they have received a potentially life-saving polio vaccine. Supported by Principal Miriam Donnan pupils Cameron and Rebecca were…
December 13, 2021

ShelterBox Update

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December 13, 2021

ShelterBox Update

In an inspiring and well-illustrated address to the Club Monday 13 December guest speaker Olivia Jeffries advised that as ShelterBox’s Rotary Engagement Officer it was her job to help and encourage clubs with their support for ShelterBox. She noted that in their 21 year history they:  have grown and evolved to support more communities on their first steps towards recovery have learnt that every disaster is different have listened and learnt from the communities they work with to make sure they provide the right support and have developed a flexible approach in the ways in which they prepare and deliver…
December 13, 2021

President Elect Steven

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December 13, 2021

President Elect Steven

At the Special General Meeting held Monday 13 December Steven Costello was unamimously elected as President Elect and will serve as President for the year 2022/23.
December 06, 2021

Club Welcomes Lord Mayor of Belfast

The Club was delighted to welcome to its first meeting back in the Europa Hotel since 2020 Councillor Kate Nicholl, Lord Mayor of Belfast. In her address Councillor Kate noted that she was delighted to attend, to be an Honorary Member during her year in office and reflected on the ‘massive influence’ Rotary had on her family as she was growing up. She revealed that her mother left South Africa at the age of 18, met an Irish artist in London got married and settled in Millisle but with the onset of our troubles moved back to Zimbabwe in the early…
December 06, 2021

Back at the Europa 2021

The Club were delighted to be back for a special meeting at the Europa Monday 06 December. This was the first time the Club had met in person since March 2020 and had an attendance of 36 (9 on zoom). President Ken was delighted to welcome Honorary Member Councillor Kate Nicholl, Lord Mayor of Belfast (see here) as well as guests Global Scholars Natasha Oviedo (2020) and Rania Lewis (2021), Lynsey Quinn, Toastmasters and Rotaractor Clem Tahiru. Natasha presented the banner from her sponsoring Club the Rotary club of Sierra Madre and President Ken particularly thanked PP Bryan Johnston for his work…
December 02, 2021

Club John Savage Award Presented to PeacePlayers NI

President Ken was delighted to be able to present the John Savage Award 2020-21 to PeacePlayers NI Thursday 02 December. The John A Savage Memorial Trophy and Bursary is awarded by the Club annually to the individual or group selected as giving great service to the Community. PeacePlayers is an international organisation which originated in the USA, but now also works in Northern Ireland, Cyprus, the Middle East and South Africa. They, applying their very powerful message that: “Children who play together can learn to live together”, use the power of sport, specifically basketball, to unite, educate and inspire young people…
November 29, 2021

Sport Inspires

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November 29, 2021

Sport Inspires

Barry Funston, Chair Lady Mary Peters Trust in a most entertaining and interesting address to the Club 29 November revealed that he was 28 years in the oil industry before working for the Rory Foundation for 6 years and in February 2021 had the huge honour to be appointed Chair of the Lady Mary Peters Trust. Noting it is 50 years since Lady Mary's gold medal he hopes to bring his experience and knowledge to the Trust and secure it for the next 50 years. 2022 also heralds the hosting of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and the Trust will…

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T1920 tspPlease 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. 

 

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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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