The Rotary Club of Belfast was founded in 1911 and Chartered No.67 in 1913 - we were the first club to have been formed in the UK. Our first meeting was held on 24 July 1911 and a vibrant club has been in continuous existence since.
A short History of the Club, our Centenary and a List of Presidents and Secretaries, current Council, Service Chairs and Committees are detailed on this website (see menu right).
Office Bearers 2019-20
|Immediate Past President||Mark Davidson|
|President Elect||Ken Nixon|
|Honorary Secretary||Lorna Magill|
|Honorary Treasurer||Tim Browne|
When we Meet
We are always delighted to welcome visitors from the world of Rotary.
The Club meets on Mondays, except Public Holidays, at the Europa Hotel, Belfast, over lunch from 1.00pm to 2:00pm.
We have Fun!
We are a dynamic Club of male and female members with a wide variety of ages and backgrounds. We are members of Rotary because we enjoy being members of Rotary giving Service above Self whilst having fun!
The enormous sense of achievement we experience doing something really worthwhile, even if it is in just one of the many areas we are involved in. is matched only by the enormous amount of fun we have!
Detailed information on Rotary, the Club and our service and social activities can be seen throughout this website.
Rotary Theme 2020/21
July sees the beginning of a new Rotary year with Club, District and International Presidents and Officers beginning their terms. Every year the Rotary International President introduces his theme for his year urging Rotarians to follow it.
Rotary International President Holger Knaack believes that as Rotarians, everything we do opens another opportunity for someone, somewhere. Therefore, his theme for this year is: Rotary Opens Opportunities.
"Rotary is not just a club that you join. It is an invitation to endless opportunities. It opens opportunities to serve in a project as big and historic as End Polio Now and also in a small community project, where you just plant a tree. It opens opportunities for you to live a richer, more meaningful life, with friends around the world, based on our core values."
President Holger wants clubs and districts to think about how to grow in a sustainable and organic way urging clubs to focus on keeping current members engaged and adding new members who are the right fit for their club. In stressing the need for Rotary members to embrace change, he believes time won’t slow down for Rotary “We will not let rapid change defeat us. We will capture this moment to grow Rotary, making it stronger, more adaptable, and even more aligned with our core values."
The Rotaract, Inner Wheel and Probus Clubs were initially sponsored by The Rotary Club of Belfast and are now run autonomously. Further details can be seen here.