Rotary Club of Belfast

TABU 2018 arrive in Highland Park

arrivedThe TABU 2018 team have arrived safely in Highland Park and having met up with their fellow US students, hosts and Rotarians have begun their 10 day experience. 

Bon Voyage TABU 2018

Bon Voyage 2018The 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!

From 1 to 26

BJ NZ2Past 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.

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Welcome Back

DarrylPhillipPresRosemaryCharityBarryThe 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.

Young Poets Wanted

Young Writer16Young poets are invited to submit poems for the Rotary Great Britain & Ireland  Young Writer competition – A Poem for the Wedding of  Harry and Meghan
Submission must be – before 15 April 2018
from those aged 7-11 or 12-17 years.
Winning entries will be sent to the couple with a letter from RIBI President Denis Spiller and it is hoped that 2 from each District in the UK and Ireland will be sent to them.
Please advise by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if interested in submitting a poem


President Rosemary promotes Rotary

Bel Tel 20.03.18rPresident Rosemary was featured in a 2 page spread in Belfast Telegraph (Life Section) Monday 19 March.

The article can be read online here

ShelterBox on the Ground

MarkAndNicolaNicola Hinds, the only Irish member of the ShelterBox Response Teams, gave an excellent update to the Club Monday 12 March on her and ShelterBox’s work in the field and the difficulties that they meet and her illustration of the reality of responding to disasters around the world was extremely well received. She thanked the Club for all the support highlighting the City Hall collection and stressed that ShelterBox will do whatever is needed to get the aid to whoever needs it.

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Charity Lunch

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The Club are hosting a Charity Lunch
with Guest Speaker Dame Esther Rantzen DBE

Thursday 10 May, Europa Hotel Belfast

In aid of The Silver Line (the confidential free helpline for older people)
and Rotary Charities

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Healthy Ageing

MaeveAndRosemaryProfessor Maeve Rea, Consultant Physician and Senior Lecturer in Geriatric Medicine at Queen's University Belfast spoke to the Club Monday 26 February about her research with 4 study teams from UK and Europe (Belfast, Bologna, Tampere and Warsaw) into Ageing well – Genes or Lifestyle identifying factors that may contribute to 'successful ageing'. Her presentation was very interesting and thought provoking.

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