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  • Rotary Club Water Station at Lisburn 10k run

    img_7374img_7371img_7374img_7385The Rotary Club of Lisburn members set up and manned a water station for the Lisburn 10K run. it was a very warm evening on Thursday 19th June and the plentiful supplies of water supplied by the Rotary Club members were greatly appreciated by all the runners especially our own Past Presidents Dale Orr and Sandra McCabe who were competing in the run.

  • St Andrews Golf 2014

    img_0354img_0345img_0320img_0327The Rotary Club of Lisburn was represented by  a much smaller than usual number of entrants for the annual RIBI Golf at St Andrews.Liam McCartney a regular and a previous member of the Irish international team had two excellent qualifying rounds and Captained the international team to come runners up.Patrick Coyle another regular was joined by Alan Moore making his first visit, to make up the group.

    A presentation of a painting of the Swilkin Bridge by Colin Suckling  a painter of some renown and a Club Member, was presented to the St Andrews Club as a memento for all the years Lisburn Rotary members had been gracing the event with their golfing skill.Liam McCartney made the presentation assisted by Colin who had come across for the social end to the event

  • Abseil in aid of project Ciara

    dsc_2131dsc_2154dsc_2159dsc_2167Past President Dale Orr organised a group of brave  friends to take part in an abseil from the roof of the Europa Hotel in order to raise funds for project Ciara.The brave group met on the roof of the Europa on Sunday 7th June and were given instructions on the technique of abseiling. They were supported by other Rotarians who kept their feet firmly on the ground. Dale was joined by his daughter Rachael, son Daniel and courageous friends – next time we’ll see more Rotarians up there!

    Funds raised by sponsorship totaling nearly £900 will be channeled into project Ciara to provide a pipeline of fresh water to villages in Kenya.

  • Speakers May/June

    DG elect Philip Beggs and Stephen McFarlane

    DG elect Philip Beggs and Stephen McFarlane

    On the 16th May Stephen McFarlane from the Belfast Central Library was our guest speaker. He gave us a lot of very useful and interesting information about the services that the Library can provide for businesses and all the information that the library hold in their archives. District Governor elect Philip Beggs was a very welcome visitor to the Club on the same day.

    Mathew Gamble, Somme Heritage Centre

    Mathew Gamble, Somme Heritage Centre

    Mathew Gamble from the Somme Heritage centre was our speaker on the 23rd May. His talk was very appropriate in this the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War and inspired those who have not visited the centre to consider a visit.

    Neal Sommerville regional organiser of the Sea Cadets visited the Club on friday 30th May to make an impassioned plea for volunteers to assist on the management team for the Lisburn Sea Cadets.The group in Lisburn is about 20 strong and very active, but require a management body if they are to continue.

    Derek Gallop

    Derek Gallop

    At our evening Meeting on 5th June we were delighted to welcome Derek Gallop a journalist and  retired deputy editor of the Sunday Mirror to give is an insight int the past and preent and future of the newspaper industry in this new tech world. Derek finished up with a wide sample of very amusing newspaper headlines

  • Trip to the WW1 Battlefields

    cb A small group of Lisburn Rotarians travelled to Northern France for a guided tour of the WW1 battlefields and monuments. Philip Morrow and VP Sam were the organisers of the trip and Rotarians Rowan Robin and their wives and Patrick Coyle  were joined by Ian McCorkill a non Rotarian who was looking for information of a relative who had been part of the Great War.A wreath in memory of servicemen from Lisburn who lost their lives in the Great War was laid by VP Sam.The tour was most educational and enjoyed greatly by all those who travelled.

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    Ian McCorkill, Club visit

    Ian McCorkill, Club Visit

  • Visit To Loughan House with Joli Rider

    dsc_2200dsc_2185Rotarians from Lisburn,Trevor,Dale,Colin,Helen Rowan and John McIlroy joined up with Rotarians from other Rotary Clubs involved in Joli Rider on a visit to Loughan House Prison. The Governor of Loughan House has been a great supporter of Joli Rider and has set up the facility for the inmates to receive bikes and refurbish them for transport to the Gambia.The 500th bike was sent to the Gambia in November and a group of Rotarians from Lisburn will be joining up with Joli Rider organisers on a trip to the Gambia to see the 500th Bike and meet the recipient and see what a difference the bikes have made to the locals. Some 1000 bikes have now been sent to the Gambia.

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