20 members and partners had a most enjoyable evening Thursday 23 November at the latest Grub Club event in The Scullery, Belfast Metropolitan College. We were particularly delighted to be able to welcome visiting Rotarian Pierre-Yves Samson, from the Rotary Club of Paris Quai d'Orsay (2nd left). Plenty of fellowship and an excellent meal was enjoyed by all. Thanks again to Chef Lecturer Jacqui Quinn (far right) and the BTEC Hospitality Students.
29 people were involved with the ShelterBox Appeal outside Belfast City Hall 06 November either erecting or dismantling the tent, or collecting, or all three, at least once during the day which raised over £700. President Rosemary thanks all for the sterling effort and notes that it is wonderful to see so many Rotarians involved.
The day raised Rotary's profile in the city and comments of passers-by were interested, inquisitive and dismissive but the Rotary Club of Belfast was shown to be what it is, a caring and enthusiastic international organisation.
20 members attended various aspects of the 2017 District Conference held 29-30 September in the La Mon Hotel and we were also delighted to have with us Global Scholar Sarah Markley. Photo shows some of the Club's Friday attendees. Delegates were treated to a varied programme of speakers over the 2 days superbly introduced by Mistress of Ceremonies, our own past member and now a member of Formby Rotary Club, Rtn Claire Savage.
President Rosemary PP Maurice & Hilary Brooks and Trevor & Elizabeth Dickey enjoyed an outstanding evening at the Rowel Elisio Friers concert Friday 01 September. President Rosemary advises that it was a superb evening and a privilege to hear this charming young man who received standing ovations for his programme which included amongst others: Polonaise No 1 by Chopin, Fly me to the moon and the Pathetique Sonata 1st Movement by Beethoven.
Several members of the Club had a most enjoyable visit to the award winning garden of Old Barrack House, Hillsborough on a special Club Open morning Friday 30 June. On a lovely, if chilly, morning they had a talk on the history of the house and its restoration before exploring the gardens.