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  • Trevor Guy Bursary winner Katie McCrumb

    Katie McCrumb came through a series of interviews to be awarded the Annual Trevor Guy Bursary for 2019. Pictured with Katie are President John VP Paul and bursary orginiser PP Stephen Gilbert. Katie received the top bursary award of £500 and gave the Club an outline of her plans . She is a final year medical student and plans to go to St Mary’s Hospital London and then to Singapore General Hospital for further research into colorectal cancer.


    Awards of £250 were also made to three other QUB medical students going on electives to Chile,Cape Town and Columbia respectively.

    Jack Barron also received 3200 totravel with ‘Project Trust’ to Malaysia for 12 months.

    Rory McNieght received 3100 to travel to Costa Rica for a conservation project.

    A total of £1550 was awarded

  • A Walking Tour of Belfast

    Aidan Keane took the Club Members on a room based walking tour of Belfast at the lunch meeting on November 1st

    We also welcomed regular vistors and hopefully soon to be new members Mchael and Ann Jackson


  • Visit of District Membership Chair Sean Fitzpatrick


  • An Unlikely Hero

    Dr Michael Crooks enlightened the Club about his Uncle Jimmy at our lunch meeting on Friday 11th October.

    Uncle Jimmy was on board the Lacunia sailing from Cape Town to he UK in september1942 when it was torpedoed and sunk by a U boat commanded by Admiral Harkenstein.There were some 2500 Italian prisoners on baord and the U boat called in others to help resue those in the water.However in spite of Red Cross Flags draped on the surfaced U boats an american bomber attackeed and bombed them with the result the U boats had to dive resulting in the drowning of many of those who could have been  rescued.Uncle Jimmy was amongst the many survivors who made it to Ascernsion Island.

    The unlikel hero was Admiral Harkenstein who was later reprimanded by the German command for puting his U boat at risk by rescuing those in the water.

    VP Paul introduced Dr Mike Crooks seen here with Presient John


  • Dr Bill Wolsey OBE

    Dr Bill Wolsey was the guest speaker at the friday lunch on 20th September.Bill is managing Director of Beannchor which owns a string of Hotels including the 5 Star Merchant hotel in Belfast as well as many pubs. img_0810Bill described his career from his roots on the Ballysillan Road,  a disintersted school career before finding an enthusiasm for the Hospitality industry.He also gave us an insight on the effects Brexit might have on industry and Northern Ireland and  the future relationships  in an all Ireland context.                    His talk was inspiring and received a great response from the members

  • Presidental installation 5th July 2019

    President Johnny handed over the Presidential Chain to incoming President for the year 2019/20 John Crawford and also installed Paul McConnell as Vice President on July 5th at the Club lunch meeting.
    Incoming President John thanked the club for honouring him and  outlined his plans for the coming year. img_0766

  • Knockmore Primary School Rotakids

    President Johnny’s last official event of his year was to attend the P7 leavers assembly at Knockmore Primary School Lisburn.Wonderful to see our Rotakids outlining thier dreams for the future.

    They also handed over acheque for just under £1500  going to End Polio Now surpassing the amount raised last year.President Johnny is keen to further promote Rotakids and Interact in the future in his role as Chair of New Generations under incoming President John Crawford


  • Presisents Night June 2019

    President Johnny welcomed members and guests to a very special Presidents Night at the Grand Central Hotel, Belfast on June 8th.Excellent food was followed by musical entertainment in the Observatory Bar. Thanks to Kyle Suckling for the music and PP Sandra for the organisation.img_0808

  • Helen Coulter ascends Everest

    Congratulations to Rotary Club of Lisburn Treasurer Helen on raisng the Rotary Club of Lisburn at Everest Base Camp


  • Supporting Parkview School