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March 11, 2019

Rotary Global Scholar David Mills

Rotary Global Scholar David Mills in a well-received address to the Club Monday 11 March advised that, having been sponsored by the Rotary Club of Sherwood, District 6150, he is in Belfast studying at Queens for a one year Masters in Conflict Transformation and thanking the Club for hosting him recognises what a great opportunity it is. He has recently had his dissertation looking at how criminalisation of migrants impact communities agreed and he wants to take this work back to the USA and work with NGOs to bridge divides developing in the migrant community. He reflected that he comes…
February 25, 2019


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February 25, 2019


In a most interesting address to the Club Joanne McQuillan, Operating Manager, SOSBus NI explained how SOSBus fits into the strategic plan for Belfast, working with their partners to provide care and support for vulnerable people suffering from poor mental health, substance misuse, risk of homeless or in need of medical care. They provide a safe haven in the heart of Belfast operating 3 60ft bendy buses in constant use between 10.30 pm and 3.00 am every weekend where volunteers provide welfare and medical care in Shaftesbury Square and outside the City Hall and 4 mini-buses which response teams use…
February 23, 2019

Happy Anniversary Rotary

Today, Rotary Day, the anniversary of Rotary’s first meeting in 1905, celebrates the value of Rotary with members’ commitment to service making our world a better place and millions of children living polio free!
February 18, 2019

Speaking From Experience

In his address to the Club Monday 18 February Guest speaker Eamonn Donaghy CEO, Age Sector Platform advised that it represents a strong unified voice for older people in Northern Ireland and is the charity responsible for the NI Pensioners Parliament. Launched in 2008 with individual and group members it represents over 200,000 older people in NI. He advised that their key strength is that they are driven by older people and the Trustees are all over 70 and believe in the rights of independence and participation and that our older years should not be ones of stagnation or decline.…
February 11, 2019

Joy in Doing Good for Others

District Foundation’s Chair Dave Murray address to the Club Monday 11 February was an excellent clarification of the Rotary Foundation’s work to the Club Monday 11 February. He advised that The Rotary Foundation enables Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty with monies from Annual and Polio Funds contributed to by all Rotarians. Endowment Fund Investment Income is added to the Annual Fund which, through Global and District Grants, provides the funding required for major global programmes by Districts and Rotary Clubs as well as…
February 04, 2019

Inspiring R-City

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February 04, 2019

Inspiring R-City

Club members VP Ken Nixon, Past President Brian Clements, Past President David Boyd, Eric Rainey and John McCleery had an inspiring visit to R-City, the Club’s 2018 John Savage Award recipients on Monday 04 when they met founders Alan Waite and Thomas Turley who revealed the R-City project’s vision and effectiveness was providing something very special indeed. They were also privileged to have a discussion with the highly impressive Passionist priest Father Gary Donegan. The Club have offered its support to them particularly in providing interview skills, CV preparation etc. and wish them continued success in their work. Situated in…
February 04, 2019

A Life in Music

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February 04, 2019

A Life in Music

Guest speaker Dr Joe McKee in a highly entertaining anecdotal address laced with humour detailed his life in music querying whether it was a “proper job” as, as someone had said to him, he was lucky to be paid to do his hobby! He reflected on how his love for music and fire engines started from 1956 when he attended Glengormley Primary School opposite the fire station; the importance of teachers in stimulating pupils and on the various strands of his career. Post retirement he was Chairman of the NI Fire and Rescue Service and became aware of the vulnerability…
January 30, 2019

Thank You Lanyon Place Railway Station

Thank you to all members of the public who donated or wrote a message at the Club Tree of Remembrance Collection at Lanyon Place Railway Station 18-22 December. £1,635 was raised and all proceeds will go directly to this year’s nominated charities - NI Children’s Hospice, ShelterBox, Mitchell House School and Glebe House, Strangford. The Club thanks Translink for their help and hospitality and agreement to the use of their tree, also to Club members and their relations, corporate members and the Interact Club of Belfast students for giving of their time so willingly to collect.

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PresMarkIt is a great honour for me to be taking on the title of President for the Rotary year 2018/19

Being a Club based in the city centre enables us to connect with local services, through YouthAction, Mitchell House and the Tree of Remembrance. Worldwide we also support the fight to ‘End Polio Now’, help restore sight in underdeveloped countries and through ShelterBox and AquaBox aid those in distress overseas.

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: Be The Inspiration–
please do feel inspired to join us in tackling humanities challenges whilst enjoying fellowship and fun.

 Mark Davidson, President 2018/19

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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.

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