President Elect Mark Davidson at the meeting held Monday 04 June led the presentation of the Service Programmes for the 2018-19 year. He highlighted the 2 women and 1 man who will be leading the way for Rotary across the world: RI President Barrie Rassin whose theme will be “Be the Inspiration", RIBI President Debbie Hodge and Rotary Ireland District Governor Monica Robertson.
It's National Volunteers' Week and Rotary Great Britain and Ireland thank all members for the amazing volunteering done as a member of Rotary. Rotarians are part of the world's biggest service community - a global network of 1.2 million members across the world giving up their time, sharing their skills and making a difference in communities.
Last year, Rotary members donated 24.3 million volunteer hours on 30,000 community projects, each making its own unique impact.
Together, we are tackling some of the biggest global and local issues, from health to homelessness and from peace to polio.
Over 40 members, family and friends spent a splendid afternoon Sunday 03 June in glorious sunshine at the Club BBQ at President Rosemary’s house with its amazing vistas of rolling countryside and the Belfast hills. This excellent afternoon was greatly enjoyed by all and our thanks are extended to President Rosemary for opening up her house to us.
A highly successful Charity Golf Day was held at the Belvoir Park Golf Club Tuesday 22 May. A good day was enjoyed by all in glorious sunshine on a beautifully manicured course.President Rosemary presented the golf and ballot prizes in the sun drenched Clubhouse. read more here...
The Club was delighted to welcome Rotarian Paul Lambert, Basketball Hall of Fame Vice President of Enshrinement Services & Community Engagement, from Springfield RC, Massachusetts, USA to the meeting Monday 21 May. He was accompanied by Maria Jardin from Portugal, whose Belfast based charity works with Paul Lambert .
The Annual Report of the activities of the Club for the year 2017–18 (which can be read here) was adopted, Officers and members of Council for 2018-19 were unanimously elected. It was agreed that there would be no change to the Subscription level and Honorary Members were re-elected.
The Club were delighted to welcome Guest Speaker Dame Esther Rantzen and the Silver Line CEO Sophie Andrews to the special Fundraising Lunch held in the Europa Hotel, Thursday 10 May. In a highly entertaining and frequently anecdotal address to the large attendance Dame Esther detailed how The Silver Line began, its importance and how it operates. After her interesting, moving and informative talk which was enjoyed by all President Rosemary presented her with a cheque.