Some 22 intrepid Rotarians and partners made their way to the Marine Hotel Ballycastle on Tuesday 17 May to gather together for the first time since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Led by President Ken, PP Maurice & Hilary Brooks, PP Brian & Rosie Clements, PE Steven Costello, Eileen Kennedy, PP Adrian and Margaret Kerr, PP Craig & Orla McClelland, PP Gordon & Norma Millington, John & Hester O’Carroll, Ronnie & Elma Porter, Eric & June Rainey and Denis & Betty Wilson received a very warm welcome from the hotel and, as the photos show, having all arrived safely thoroughly enjoyed each other’s company with lots of Craic over a very good dinner culminating with a hearty north coast breakfast!
The Club was delighted to join, by zoom, in a joint meeting with the Rotary Club of San Antonio, Texas Monday 25 April extending fellowship and good will between the 2 Clubs.
President Ken with 6 members, partners and guests were delighted to join with Donaghadee Rotary Club on Thursday 23 September.
Before the meeting Donaghadee Club arranged a visit to the Samuel Kelly Lifeboat Restoration Project in the car park beside the marina which was most interesting and greatly enjoyed.
Dinner at the Golf Club provided time to chat and get to know some of the Donaghadee Club members and the evening concluded with a fascinating talk on the history of Donaghadee by local historian Robert Neill.
7 Club members led by Eric Rainey - PE Ken, David Boyd, Brian Clements, John McCleery, John O'Carroll and Alan Rundle - visited on Monday 27 January the YMCA Youth Team in Knightsbridge Park. They were the winners of the Club's John Savage Award last year (details here). They were made extremely welcome and were hugely impressed.