Rotary Club of Belfast

Club Details

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 2022-23
  T1920 tsp                          President Steven Costello
  Immediate Past President       Ken Nixon
    President Elect  
  Vice President  
  Honorary Secretary David Boyd
  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. 

Details can be found on the Meetings page here and the meeting schedule can be seen here.

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.

T 24 25 screenRotary Theme 2024/25

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 their theme for their year urging Rotarians to follow it.

Knaack HolgerRI President 2024-25 is Stephanie Urchick, Rotary Club of McMurray, Pennsylvania.

She is only the 2nd woman to hold this position and with her Theme “The Magic of Rotary” President Stephanie is calling on Rotarians to recognize that Rotary is not going to end polio or bring peace to the world by waving a wand, but Rotarians create the magic with every project completed, every dollar donated and every new member.

She urges members to champion Rotary’s Action Plan, find a balance between continuity and change and work for peace. 

Affiliated Clubs

 rotaract 500  inner wheel  probus
Inner Wheel

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.


Join Us

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.

Contact the Club

If you would like to contact the Club,

please click here to use our Contact Form