Rotary Club of Belfast

Christmas Dinner 2018

01.GeneralView203.Table1Members and guests enjoyed another excellent evening at the Club Christmas Dinner Meeting held at Malone Golf Club. 51 Club members and guests had a splendid evening of food, entertainment and good fellowship.

A warming glass of mulled wine greeted all on arrival and the formal proceedings commenced with President Mark welcoming all members and guests and, in particular, Inner Wheel President Beryl and Rtn. Alan Crawford, Mabel Baird, Olive Byers and Lorna Donaldson.

11.EntertainerStephen McLaughlinGrace having been said, all enjoyed a delicious 3 course dinner. In addition Stephen McLaughlin, former Principal of the Lisburn School of Music played a variety of carols and popular music on his keyboard gently all evening. 

President Mark concluded the evening by wishing everybody a Merry Christmas.

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Club at the Linen Lounge

4.DinersBtweenCourses24 members and partners had a most enjoyable evening Thursday 22 November at the latest Grub Club event in The Linen Lounge, Belfast Metropolitan College. The 3 course menu ranged from ranged from Noodle soup, Parfait, Quail and Kedgeree to Pigeon, Tortellini, Hake and Pork Wellington all finished off with a delightful selection of desserts with complimentary wine, tea and coffee.

Plenty of fellowship and chat completed this most successful and convivial event. Thanks are extended to the supervisors and the students of the cookery, bakery and hospitality courses and PP Alan Rundle for organising the evening. PP Alan notes that this fantastic value evening was booked out very quickly.

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Killyleagh Castle Tour

IMG 1432A most enyoyable time was had by the small group from the Club who visited Killyleagh Castle on the 25 October for a tour with the present owner Gawn Rowan Hamilton (pictured 2nd right) who’s family have lived there for over 400 years.

Killyleagh Congratulations are in order as most of the group climbed to the highest point via the turrets!

Club visits the Gobbins

RotaryAtTheGobbinsEntranceWisesEyeOn Friday 07 September 7 intrepid members and partners - PP Brian & Rosie Clements, PP Maurice & Hilary Brooks, Eric & June Rainey and Billy McCoubrey - enjoyed the fantastic experience scenery of the "most dramatic walk in Europe".

After a lovely lunch at the centre they followed the path which hugs the cliff face and offers breathtaking views of the rugged coast as it crosses the iconic tubular and wobbly suspension bridges passing through caves and tunnels and using steps to reach different heights above the swirling sea. 

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Rowel in Concert

Friers Concert September 2018President Mark, Immediate Past President Rosemary Simpson, Hon. Secretary Lorna Magill, Teddy Elliott, Hilary Gault and Past President Maurice and Hilary Brooks - had a most enjoyable evening at the Rowel Friers Concert in Bangor Elim Church Thursday 06 September. Aged only 17 Rowel (pictured with the group) is a most accomplished pianist and well worth hearing and played a wide range of music from Chopin to Boogie Woogie.

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