The Rotary Club of Belfast was founded in 1911 and Chartered No.67 in 1913 - we were the first club to have been formed in the UK. Our first meeting was held on 24 July 1911 and a vibrant club has been in continuous existence since.
A short History of the Club, our Centenary and a List of Presidents and Secretaries, current Council, Service Chairs and Committees are detailed on this website (see menu right).
Office Bearers 2021-22
|Immediate Past President||Karen Blair|
|President Elect||Steven Costello|
|Honorary Secretary||Lorna Magill|
|Honorary Treasurer||Tim Browne|
When we Meet
We are always delighted to welcome visitors from the world of Rotary.
The Club meets on Mondays, except Public Holidays, at the Europa Hotel, Belfast, over lunch from 1.00pm to 2:00pm.
We have Fun!
We are a dynamic Club of male and female members with a wide variety of ages and backgrounds. We are members of Rotary because we enjoy being members of Rotary giving Service above Self whilst having fun!
The enormous sense of achievement we experience doing something really worthwhile, even if it is in just one of the many areas we are involved in. is matched only by the enormous amount of fun we have!
Detailed information on Rotary, the Club and our service and social activities can be seen throughout this website.
Rotary Theme 2021/22
July sees the beginning of a new Rotary year with Club, District and International Presidents and Officers beginning their terms. Every year the Rotary International President introduces his theme for his year urging Rotarians to follow it.
Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta through his his theme for the year Serve to Change Lives is encouraging members to be change makers.
He notes how participating in service projects through Rotary changed him as a person."Rotary kindled the spark within me to look beyond myself and embrace humanity. Service became a way of life for me and I, like many others, adopted the guiding philosophy that Service is the rent I pay for the space I occupy on this earth, and I want to be a good tenant of this earth."
The Rotaract, Inner Wheel and Probus Clubs were initially sponsored by The Rotary Club of Belfast and are now run autonomously. Further details can be seen here.