The 500 Purple4Polio crocus bulbs given to Harmony Community Trust last autumn have bloomed. They were planted all around the fence of the sensory garden at the front of the property and have been gratefully enjoyed by all.
Tom Hartley, former Lord Mayor (2008), gave an excellent and most interesting presentation to the Club Monday 23 April on the History of the Belfast City Cemetery which will be 150 years old next year.
President Rosemary was delighted to welcome to the Club Monday 16 April Rotarian visitors from the USA Sara Crosby-Hartman (far right), who is a Past President of the Rotary Club of Scottsdale, Arizona and John Campo, Marco Island Sunrise Morning Club, Florida who presented a banner as well as Rotary Global Scholar attached to the Club Sarah Markley from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who spoke to the Club about her experiences in Northern Ireland during her time here.
Speaker Sarah Markley reported to the Club, in a well received address, on her experience in NI. She reminded that she was studying for an MA in Violence Terrorism and Security at QUB as a Global Scholar and comes from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She thanked Rotary and the Club for the support and gave District 7280 pins to members.
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.