One of 6 projects shortlisted in NI the winner will be chosen by public vote so they are looking for support to help them help young people by voting for the project online here.
This prestigious award is Rotary's highest honour for individuals who have demonstrated exemplary humanitarian service, with an emphasis on personal efforts and active involvement in helping others.
The TABU party have safely returned and the 6 exceptional students are particularly appreciative of the high level of hospitality afforded by the Highland Park/Highwood Rotarians and host families. Group Leader Chris Warnock is particularly honoured to return with the City of Highland Park Proclamation by the Mayor, Nancy Rotering, declaring March 28 –April 06 2018 as TABU Week. It was presented to him by Ghida Neukirch, City Manager and President Elect Highland Park/Highwood Rotary Club at their Club meeting.
The 2018 TABU party departed at 6:00am Wednesday 28 March for Dublin en route for their 10 day exchange in Chicago led by Chris Warnock with Alan and Fleur Rundle; PP Bryan Johnston will join up with them in Highland Park. The students (from left) are: Theo Burton, Belfast Boys' Model School; Mathew Black, Carrickfergus Grammar School; Grace Stanley, St. Dominic's Grammar School for Girls; Lucy Hamilton, Grosvenor Grammar School; Sarah Hand, Victoria College and Martyna Eron, Wellington College. PP David Boyd this morning wished them a successful and enjoyable trip and posted on the Blog: The Rotary Club of Belfast wishes the TABU 2018 team “bon voyage” and a very successful and rewarding trip. We are looking forward to following your experiences over the next 10 days.
Bring our best wishes to all our friends in our partner Rotary Club of Highland Park/Highwood and enjoy the experience!
Past President Bryan Johnston updated the Club Monday 26 March on the progress he has made following up from his first visit to the Rotary Club of Belfast Kaiapoi, Christchurch, NZ on 2014 advising that the quest for information on one NZ war grave has turned to 'finding' 26 war dead from NZ buried in NI Cemeteries. He advised that he has now discovered that actually 26 NZ airmen are buried across NI. He has visited every grave and photographed every headstone and created and framed a montage of them all.
The Club were delighted to welcome back to the Club Monday 26 March (2nd left) former Ambassadorial Scholar (2007) Phillip Londeree (now a busy Attorney with his own firm) with 3 fellow Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Petal, Mississippi: (from left) Daryl-Gayle Jenson, Charity Whaley and Barry Bruckner.
from those aged 7-11 or 12-17 years.
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