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January 16, 2023

Club Award to SOS East Belfast

The Club are delighted to award the 2021-22 John Savage Award and Bursary to the East Belfast Suicide Support Group Survivors of Suicide. This is awarded by the Club annually to the individual or group selected as giving great service to the Community. President Steven was delighted to to present the Trophy and Bursary to Claire Curran at the Club meeting  Monday 16 January 2023. Accepting it Clare greatly thanked for the recognition which means so much. Addressing the Club Claire noted that SOS was formed in September 2006 as a response to the rise in suicides in the East Belfast Area.…
January 09, 2023

Latest Speakers

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January 09, 2023

Latest Speakers

The Club was privileged to hear most interesting addresses from guest speakers before and after the Christmas break. Gillian Gregg, Head of Regional Engagement, Royal Academy of Engineering spoke about the role of the Royal Academy of Engineering noting its vision is “engineering in the service of society” and that it aims to harness the power of engineering to build a sustainable society and inclusive economy by providing specialist support for engineering and technology start-ups and scale- ups. Elizabeth Crilly, CEO and Founder of the Sir Hans Sloane Centre, Killyleagh, highlighted Sir Hans Sloane’s legacy to medicine, science and history…
January 07, 2023

Christmas Party 2022

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January 07, 2023

Christmas Party 2022

The Club were delighted to end activities for the year by again providing the traditional Christmas party for 40 Junior School children from Mitchell House. This was the first year it has been possible to do it since Covid and following its very familiar format, judging by the reaction of the children and the look on their faces, it was another resounding success and the enthusiasm was contagious. Without being there it is impossible to imagine the squeals of delight, the peels of laughter and sheer enjoyment from all the children and staff and all those present including Rotarian 'elves'…
November 07, 2022

Global Grant Scholars 2022/23

The Club has a proud history of support for Global Scholars and has hosted 22 scholars in the last 13 years. This year the Club is delighted to welcome Odalis Alvarado (far left) and Marisa Terry for the 2022/23 year whilst they are studying for Masters Degrees at Queens and wish them well in their studies. In November 2022 Odalis and Marisa addressed Club meetings with interesting and detailed expositions of their background, studies, interests and future plans. Both addresses, peppered with infectious enthusiasm, were greatly appreciated. Odalis thanking for the opportunity to study here for her Masters in Education revealed: she…
October 24, 2022

One Day - One Focus - Ending Polio

Today is World Polio Day when Rotary around the world marks the progress made to eradicate polio. This year’s re-emergence of Polio cases in the UK, Malawi and Mozambique and the USA underscores the need for eradication and highlights the importance of vaccination as the only form of protection against polio and many other diseases. Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) however remain confident that they are making progress to stop the wild virus forever and can achieve their goal of a polio-free world. Around 12.5 million children around the world have not received any…
October 17, 2022

Imagining Rotary

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October 17, 2022

Imagining Rotary

The Club was delighted to welcome Rotary Ireland District Governor Sean Fitzgerald to the Club Meeting Monday 17 October. He exchanged banners with President Steven Costello and his well-received address centred on the Rotary International President Jennifer Jones's theme for the year Imagine Rotary by looking at how it can motivate clubs' activity to increase membership, grow and increase Rotary's impact. He concluded by urging members to enjoy Rotary, have fun and keep imagining.
October 10, 2022

Creating Safe Spaces

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October 10, 2022

Creating Safe Spaces

In a very powerful and well-received presentation to the Club Monday 10 October Stuart Crawford, Training and Communications Coordinator SOSBus NI highlighted how their volunteers create safe spaces on the streets of Belfast and that they have supported over 400,000 clients since 2007. He pointed out that: all volunteers are trained and carry basic First Aid, life-saving Naloxone injections for use if someone has overdosed on opioids, intervene when there are mental health issues (which are rising), provide signposting support suicide de-escalation and transport to A&E their yellow coloured buses are iconic parked on the streets of Belfast and their…
September 26, 2022

Visitors from Canada and USA

The Club are delighted to be able to welcome visitors again to Club Meetings. President Steven and Immediate Past President Ken Nixon were delighted to welcome Rotarian visitor Tom Heden, from  Toronto Rotary Club, Canada, to the Club Meeting 05 September and at the Club meeting 26 September President Steven was delighted to welcome and exchange banners with Rotarian visitor Philip Oppenheimer (RC Salisbury, Connecticut, USA) who was in Belfast for a few days accompanied by his wife Mary and Jack and Beth Isler.             

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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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Pres Steven

It is a great honour for me to be again taking on the role of President for the Rotary year 2022/23. 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 Imagine, dream big and take action
and we hope that you will help us to expand our service.

Steven Costello, President 2022/23

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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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