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  • District 1160 Rotary Conference

    The 2012 Rotary Conference, hosted by the R.otary Club of Salt Hill will take place in Galway on 5th to 7th  October.

    Members are encouraged to attend and should book individually by going to the Conference website at:-


    Those attending are advised to choose the conference hotel, The Ardilaun Hotel

  • St Andrews Rotary Golf

    dsc_6900dsc_6905A smaller group of Golfers than previous years travelled to St Andrews for the Annual Rotary International Golf competition.

    However the Rotary Club of Lisburn was  still well represented on the Irish Team by Colin Suckling and Patrick Coyle who both qualified after two rounds of golf

    The Irish Team was narrowly beaten into second place by the International Team.

    Barbara Black again won the Ladies Competition to retain her trophy from the previous year.

    2nd VP Jim Matchett a non golfer but accomplished photographer recorded events of the few days with a large number of photos which he insisted should be published unedited on the gallery.

  • Trevor Guy Memorial Annual Bursary


    Gareth Patterson(2011 Winner), President Dale, Stephen Gilbert, Mark Fair(2012Winner)

    Seven applicants for the 2012 Bursary were received by the club and all were interviewed in early May.

    All of the interviewees showed tremendous commitment to their various projects, some going on their elective from the medical School at Queens University and others going away on a Gap Year

    After considerable deliberation amongst the judging panel the winner this year who received £500 was Mark Fair from Lisburn

    Mark is pictured with Gareth Pastterson the 2011 Bursary Winner and President Dale Orr and Stephen Gilbert,  Bursary organiser

    Mark is 19 years old and is going to Guyana, South America for 12 months to help teach Maths and Science in a secondary school under the guidance of the educational charity ‘Project Trust’

    Claire Stirling who’s home is in Dunadry  is 23 years old is going on a 6 week elective to Ekwendeni hospital in Malawi and she will receive the second award of £400

    Mark Wells from Moira who is also 19 years old is going on a gap year to Brazil with a Christian school, Christian Union where he hopes to help change the lives of street children. The judges awarded Mark £100 towards his expenses

    “Each year we are heartened by the wonderful positive attitude shown by applicants to the Bursary and we find it encouraging to be associated with such an outgoing group” said the chairman of the Bursary, Stephen Gilbert