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  • International Committee Caribbean BBQ


    PRESIDENT Sam’s year has just begun and the International Committee are quick off the mark.

    We invite you to join us on Sunday the 24h August for a Caribbean BBQ which will help raise funds for “Project 538”, one of Rotary Ireland’s nominated International projects.

    Project 538 will help provide fresh clean drinking water for 75 homes and a school in Kiptulwa, Kenya. The school near the village of provides a safe learning environment for 538 African children, and our small event will help “Light up Rotary “and really “Changes Their Lives”

    PP John, and the International Committee will welcome you with a Rum flavoured punch, which will be mixed by our new Rotarian shakers and movers, Leonard and Richard.

    A selection of really good wines will be uncorked. We will be also be featuring the flavours of the Caribbean such as ….Jamaican Jerk Chicken, Herb and Lemon Butter Salmon, and Trev’s homemade Reggie Reggie Steak burgers, of course made they will be made to an old traditional family recipe!

    PP John, and his wife Hazel have very kindly opened their home for this event, and you will be welcome to join the international team from 1.30pm onwards. Caribbean BBQ service will commence at 2.30pm. We can promise you and your partner a great afternoon’s craic, along with some really good Rotary fellowship.

    The cost for this event is £45 for a double ticket, and we will be holding a white envelope ballot draw for which we will have some super prizes.

    If you wish to attend this first fellowship event of the year, please contact, and contribute, to Helen Coulter, our treasurer by Saturday 16th August 2014.

    We look forward to welcoming you!

    Your International Committee,

  • President Sam Patterson installed

    dsc_2382 dsc_23791 dsc_2370dsc_2386At the Club meeting on Friday 4th July President David installed Sam Patterson as the President of the Rotary Club of Lisburn for the year 2014/15 . Gary Corkin was installed as 1st VP and Donald Minshull as 2nd VP.

    At his first meeting in the chair on 18th July President Sam gave us an interesting talk on his life history.He also updated us on plans for the 60th anniversary.

    The 60th Anniversary Dinner is organised for Friday 5th of september at the Island Centre in Lisburn, and invitations have been sent.The anniversary booklet is well in hand, and the Invitational Golf Event scheduled for the 11th September at Lisburn Golf club

  • Visit to Daisy Lodge

    dsc_0504The Club has been supporting the N.I Cancer Fund for children over a number of years and VP Sam and PP John visited Daisy Lodge recently to see how the funds we have raised have helped in this project

  • Presidents Night

    dsc_0013dsc_0006dsc_0007dsc_0008Newforge Country Club was the venue for President David’s Presidents Night. Members and Guests were entertained by the Campanilla Quartet during a drinks reception and during an excellent Dinner.VP Sam then gave the club a review of the years activities and congratulated President David on a successful year.

    President David then asked the proposers of the three new Paul Harris Fellows to say in a few words the reasons for proposing each  recipient.

    PP Ivan Connor proposed PP John McDonough, Robin Holliday proposed PP Sandra McCabe and PP Trevor Stewart proposed Patrick Coyle. Trevor also made a special presentation to Patrick of a bike in recognition of all the fund raising he had done for Jole Rider

    Following the awards we were entertained by Swing Dancers Adam and Anna. Joe Deery who had visited the Club earlier in the year to give us a talk on guide Dogs for the blind had informed VP Sam that he was a singer. Accompanied by Gary Corkin on keyboards he amazed us all with his beautiful voice . He then took over the keyboards to sing ‘Bless This House’

    It was a memorable evening for all who attended and those who made it back to Dale and Carolyns for a night cap had a good nights sleep

  • Trevor Guy Annual Bursary 2014

    imageA greatly  increased number of candidates applied for the Trevor Guy Annual Bursary this year.

    Olivia Brown aged 18 years from Newtownards was awarded the top award of £500. Olivia is going with a charity, Project Trust to Honduras to teach Primary School Children for a period of 12 months. on her application form she said ” Honduras is the second poorest country in Central america and is need of help from volunteers. She will also be taking on a second project helping in a local orphanage.

    The runner up was 24 year old Christopher Curry from lisburn who received £250, Chris a medical student hasbeen offered a place to spend part of his elective with the Kings Sierra Leone Partnership in Freetown,Sierra Leone.

    £150 was awarded to three other applicants.

    Georgina Milne a 27 year old’s project is to set up a food co-operative in Belfast with 2 friends to allow members of local churches, community groups and students to purchase healthy, locally produced, ethical foods at reduced cost.

    Brendan Quail aged 33 years a second year PhD student at QUB  is setting up an innovative study of the living experiences of Northern Irelands Refugee Community.

    Sarah Logan from Annahilt is volunteering for a year with L’Arche charity in Nova Scotia helping adults with disabilities