ShelterBox are currently responding in Peru after extreme flooding; they are also continuing to support families folowing more flash flooding and landslides in Colombia; fleeing from Boko Haram in Cameroon, Niger and Chad; drought in Somaliland; a cyclone in Mozambique and the Mosul offensive in Iraq and ongoing conflict in Syria (details below). Other areas of concern currently being monitored are: flooding in Kenya and Sri Lanka, Yemen (was) and Bangladesh (cyclone).
A highly successful and enjoyable Charity Golf Day was held at the Temple Golf Club Friday 26 May. Eight 4 balls played the course on a glorious sunny and hot day. At the meal afterwards in the sun drenched Clubhouse, golf and ballot prizes were presented by President Elect Rosemary and Doris Houston. All present enjoyed the golf and fellowship and the event raised over £2,000 for Rotary Charities.
Plenty of fellowship and chat was had by the 27 members, partners and guests, spread over 3 tables, at the latest fine dining 'Grub Club' evening at James Street South Restaurant, Belfast, Tuesday 23 May. A delicious 2 course meal, with glass of wine, was enjoyed by all. A most successful evening and our thanks are extended to PP Alan Rundle and Doris Houston for organising it. more 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 Annual Report and Subscription level were unanimously adopted and Honorary Members re-elected.
The Club were interested to hear about Fighting Words from Speaker Dublin North Club Past President Pat Larragy Monday 08 May. He pointed out that Fighting Words (FW) is a Charity, founded 8/9 years ago in Dublin by teacher and author PHF Roddy Doyle and former director of Amnesty Ireland PHF Sean Love.
The Club is delighted to again offer a Bursary to YouthAction NI to enable the appointment of a further Intern (Alex, pictured who is considering entering full time Youth Work) Picture shows (from left): Eric Rainey, President Ivan, Prof Anne Marie Gray YouthAction NI Chair, Rotary Intern Alex, Maire Campbell YouthAction NI Artistic Director and Pamela Ballentine YouthAction NI Board member.
Continuing the Club's involvement with the GET SET Programme with YouthAction 2 members provided CV building and interview skills advice at the GET SET Drop In Monday 08 May. The night ended with 3 of the group sitting mock interviews and each were given feed back.