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  • Presentation of Cheque to Macmillan Cancer

    img_0374Lisa McGrogan was our guest speaker at the Friday meeting on 19th July.

    Lisa is a fund raiser for Macmillan Cancer Support and she gave the members a short and informative talk on the fund raising efforts required to enable Macmillan Cancer to give support to patients suffering from what is now a disease affecting one in every three people in some way.It is necessary to raise in excess of £2million per year to run the Charity.Lisa also talked about the increasing incidence of Cancer in a aging population, where survival rates from other illnesses are improving with advances in medical care

    After the talk the President David on behalf of the Club presented Lisa with a cheque for £1250 to Macmillan Cancer Support.The money was raised at the recent John McDonough Millennium Golf Day at Dunmurry Golf Club

  • Presidential Installation 2014

    img_0366img_0368It was a warm sunny day on Friday 5th July at Dunmurry Golf, when President  Jim handed over the Presidential chain of office  to David Browne, the new President for 2013/14.

    President David then installed Sam Patterson as 1st Vice President

    President David the congratulated PP Jim on all the effort he had put  into making his year a great year. He highlighted PP Jim’s at home, when he had provided great hospitality to all Club Members, as a fitting finale to the year.

    President  David the outlined his plans for the coming Year and looked forward to working with all his Committee Chairs.

  • Ballycastle Rotary Club supporting Jole Rider

    Jole Rider Ambassador,Trevor Stewart was recently asked by President Angela Bonnar, and Gemma McHenry, Chair of International to come along to the normal Rotary Club of Ballycastle meeting.

    Gemma handed over a generous cheque of £1,500, which was raised at a Burns Night which was held in The Central Wine Bar in Ballycastle.

    This much needed funding will be used to ship the180, 2nd hand bikes which the club collected in 2012.  Trevor congratulated all the members of Ballycastle including Peter Dallat,Pres Elect Jim Boylan and Hon Treasurer Brenda Caher, pictured above.

    Needless to say Trevor enjoyed the true hospitality at Ballycastle, and particularly enjoyed the Seafood Tagiatelle which was served that evening. Another rotarian who enjoys good food, and joined up rotary.
    Thanks again to RC of Ballycastle, the biggest collector of bikes……….so far!!

  • JohnMcDonough Millennium Charity Golf Event

    Presentation of Cheque to President Jim and Treasurer Helen by PP John

    Presentation of Cheque to President Jim and Treasurer Helen by PP John

    This prestigious Golf event has been going on annually since 2000 raising money for charities through Rotary.

    This is the ninth year it has been played for and it was organised for 27th June at Dunmurry Golf Club

    This was the final year of  this event and once again the weather tried hard to intervene with very heavy rain in the morning.

    Thanks to the Dunmurry Golf Club greens  staff and Tony Cassidy the Golf manager, the course was playable and the rain eased off shortly after the shotgun start at 2.30 and we had a pleasant afternoon.

    Some 17 fourball took part and many praised the condition of the course. After a buffet meal,  prizes were presented to the winning team and individual winners. Guest speaker Colin Barclay then entertained us.

    Liam McCartneys Team took the team prize with Geoff Clarkes team as runners up. Howard Walker with  41 points won the individual prize and was presented with the John McDonough Millennium Cup. Graham Crothers and Adam Spence collected the nearest the pin prizes.

    Thanks to all who took part and also to generous donations from others, the day raised £2462.

    This included a large donation from the members of Holywood 87 Hockey Club in memory of Norman Crawford

    The proceeds were presented to the Rotary Club of Lisburn to distribute to the two chosen charities.

    Macmillan Cancer Support which provided great support to  Norman Crawford a good friend and a regular participant in the outing before his untimely death from cancer

    Masicorp a body involved in helping the township of Masiphumelele an informal settlement of some 40000 people near to Cape Town

  • Presidents Night at Riddell Hall


    p62100081 The Rotary Club of Lisburn’s Presidents Night in 2013, took the form of a Dinner Dance  held in the recently refurbished Riddel Hall, Stranmillis Road, Belfast on Friday 21st June. Guests arrived to a drinks reception, followed by a buffet with musical entertainment and dancing.

    President Jim hosted a  very enjoyable  evening in an excellent venue with many Rotarians and their partners, joined by friends to celebrate his Year.

    Past President Tevor Stewart was presented with a Paul Harris award recognizing all the effort he had put into the Jole Rider project.

    Past President Rowan Black was presented with a Paul Harris Sapphire for his services to Rotary over the years.

    Credit must go 1st VP David and his committee for choosing such a superb venue and to PP Sandra for a huge contibution to the organization

  • Partners Lunch 2013

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    The Square Restaurant in Belfast was the venue for The Partners lunch in President Jim’s year.

    A delicious Sunday lunch and afternoon of  fellowship was enjoyed by Rotarians and their Partners

    More pictures of the event are available on the gallery