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
|Immediate Past President||Ken Nixon|
|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.
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 2023/24
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.
Rotary International President Gordon R. McInally, through his theme for the year, is asking for Rotary to Create Hope in the World by working for peace and mental wellbeing.
His goal is: "to restore hope - to help the world heal from destructive conflicts and, in turn, to help us achieve lasting change for ourselves. Peace is the soil where hope takes root and Rotary helps create the conditions for peace, opportunity, and a future worth living.
By continuing what we do best, by remaining open and willing to change and by keeping our focus on building peace in the world and within ourselves, Rotary helps create a more peaceful world - a more hopeful world."
He is the 2nd Scot and the sixth person from the UK to be elected President of Rotary International.
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.