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  • Club Christmas Dinner Thursday 5th December

    downloadThe Club Christmas Dinner will be celebrated on Thursday 5th December as an evening meeting at Dunmurry Golf Club at 7.00. The menu will be Christmas Fare at a price to be advised.

    Partners are welcome and members are encouraged to include their partners in what is hoped to be a great evening of fellowship.

    A list will be  circulated nearer the time.

  • Uganda Visit and Fields of Life

    Presentation Cheque to Richard Spratt, Fields of Life

    Presentation Cheque to Richard Spratt, Fields of Life

    At The Club Meeting on Friday 23rd October President David presented a cheque for £9000 to Richard Spratt in support of  ‘Fields of Life’

    In February 2012 a team of volunteers from Christ Church in Lisburn traveled to Uganda. Four members of the Rotary Club  of  Lisburn joined the team as part of the group. The Mission of the group was to help with the building of a school at  Apollo Church, which is situated in area north of Kampala. This area was  formerly known as ‘The Killing Fields’ after the terrible loss of life during the civil war.

    The project was under the direction of ‘Fields of Life’.which is an organisation committed to sharing the Christian faith by collaborating with local communities and churches in East Africa to bring about positive change through the provision of quality education, clean water, health promotion and other community based projects.

    The cost of building the school was paid for by the parishioners of Christ Church and the building was assisted by the Team. In addition to the building of the School, the project required considerable ongoing support  and this is still being undertaken by the parishioners.

    The Rotary members were so enthused by the project that they  recruited the Rotary Club of Lisburn to become involved in raising funds in various projects. As a result some £6000 was raised to help build a kitchen and to provide equipment for the school to provide cooked meals for the greatly increased numbers of children now attending.

    A grant of a further £3000 has been awarded by Rotary District 1160 in Ireland, bringing the total Rotary contribution to £9000

  • Tom Patton Golf Trophy

    frank-young1PP John McIlroy and Sec Frank Young have fought theirjohn-mcilroy

    through to the final  of the Tom Patton Golf  Trophy.

    This keenly anticipated contest will take place as soon as PP John

    returns from Singapore

  • Rotary Club of Lisburn 5th Golf Invitational

    dsc_0883dsc_0432dsc_0715dsc_0711The 5th Rotary Club of Lisburn Invitational Golf Classic took place on a wet afternoon at Lisburn Golf Club on Thursday 12th September There was a super turnout – 27 fourballs in total – who all enjoyed a great days golf despite the mixed weather.

    Competitions such as beat the pro, putting competition, nearest the pin etc. added to the whole experience.

    The day culminated in a fine dinner provided by Jane and her staff at the Golf club. After some speeches David Allister the conducted a highly successful auction.

    The Team prize was won by David Allisters Team and Patrick Coyle was the winner of the individual prize.

    Individual winner Patrick Coyle

    Individual winner Patrick Coyle

    David Allister's Winning Team

    David Allister's Winning Team

    The Rotary Club of Lisburn are also very grateful for the use of Lisburn Golf Club with its excellent course and facilities. Also a word of appreciation must go to all those who so generously provided their help and time both in the run up to and on the day itself, as well as those who kindly supplied prizes and donations.

    Some £10000 was raised and this will go to the Charities we are supporting the Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children and Joli Rider.The NICFC are currently raising funds for a new building in Newcastle and Joli Rider are continuing to collect bikes for reconditioning and sending to  Africa

    Photographs of the day can be viewed on the Gallery

  • Visit to SS Nomadic


    Under the leadership of Commander Stephen Gilbert a party of 18 Rotarians set out for a tour of the SsS Nomadic at the Titanic Quarter. To prepare the group for this food and sustenance was obtained at Dunmurry Golf Club before departing.

    The SS Nomadic was  built in Harland and Wolf as a tender ship for the Titanic. she sailed to Cherbourg where the Titanic was unable to dock. There she loaded all the passengers for that fateful voyage.The Nomadic held some 1000 passengers, mostly first and second class and was fitted out in a style to satisfy this class of passenger.

    After the Titanic she served for many years as a tender Ship for other large passenger liners such as the Titanic’s sister ship the Olympic. During the First World war she worked as a mine sweeper and in the Second World War was involved in the evacuation of Troops from Dunkirk and also later as troop carrier.

    After the war she remained in Cherbourg acting as a Tug and later as a restaurant and Night club, before falling into great disrepair. She was eventual bought and returned to Belfast for restoration.

    The tour was most interesting and informative.

    Visit the Gallery to view photos of the visit

  • Speakers September

    Mark Reid

    Mark Reid

    Danny Kinaghan MLA

    Danny Kinaghan MLA

    Claire Galbraith NSPCC

    Claire Galbraith NSPCC

    Danny Kinaghan MLA was our guest speaker on Friday 6th September. His topic was the quality of the changing Antique market

    On Friday 13th September Mark Reid gave us a talk on the newly opened SS Nomadic

    Clare Galbraith from the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children wa our guest speaker on 20th September