|A silent video recording was made when the Lord Mayor Hon. Member Alderman Brian Kingston spoke to the Club. This footage is part of the Lord Mayor's Weekly Video Blog and can be viewed in the video from 1m40s.|
The Lord Mayor Hon. Member Alderman Brian Kingston pictured centre left with President Ivan and President Elect Rosemary Simpson addressed the Club Monday 20 February 2017 noting that he had been born and reared in Belfast and that it was his greatest honour to be Lord Mayor after 7 years on Council, particularly at these great times for Belfast city with the economy, employment and tourism growing and the creative industries and new economies flourishing.
Congratulations to Rotary Global Scholar Kjelsie Hass 2015/16 who has '"excitedly" advised that not only has she graduated with distinction, but has also been awarded the James Haire Prize for Best Dissertation of 2015-16 for her MPhil program in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation In Trinity College, Dublin and the Irish School of Ecumenics in Belfast. She stressed that she couldn't have done this without the support of The Belfast Rotary Club during her time here.
Former member Sir Des Rea speaking to the Club Monday 13 February said he was delighted to be back and appreciated the chance to address the Club. He noted that his book published in September 2016 and co written by Sir Hugh OrdeBear in mind these dead was an examination of the role of policing immediately before and subsequent to the Omagh Bombing in 1998 and in an intense and thought provoking address he described some of the key points from each of the chapters within the book.
Speaker Ciarán McAuley, Chief Operating Officer at the Lyric Theatre, spoke to the Club Monday 30 January highlighting the theatre's financial well-being, the return on investments made and how it connects with the local Community in everything it does. He pointed out that the Lyric makes a unique and vital contribution to the community as it is unusual in that it produces new plays on local topics not normally importing others' plays and employs some of NI's finest actors.
Anne Madden and Rachael Ludlow-Williams spoke to the Club Monday 16 January about Sustrans the UK charity which promotes and enables people to get out and be active for everyday journeys by travelling by foot, bike and public transport. Their vision is a world in which people choose to travel in ways that benefit their health and the environment.
|Project partners Rotary International and ShelterBox proudly work together to shelter families. ShelterBox advise Rotary not only provide vital funds but also with local knowledge are a great help as a first introduction to a country and area of disaster and can provide good information and help particularly with internal logistics. Since ShelterBox began in 2000 they have provided shelter from the elements and a place to call home for more than 1,000,000 people.|
The Club is currently inviting applications to the RIBI Young Writer's competition - this year's topic is Reflection.
Creative writing is a talent to be celebrated and to be able to write is a special gift. In Great Britain and Ireland Rotary is promoting writing through this RIBI Young Writer competition. It is a three-stage competition designed to encourage young people to use their writing skills and write with imagination and creativity.
Entries and signed form must be received by the Club by Tuesday 14 March 2017.
Full details here.