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Monica Robertson, District Governor of Rotary Ireland visits Bangor

Monica Robertson, District Governor of Rotary Ireland visits Bangor

| November 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Monica Robertson the 101st District Governor of Rotary Ireland believes that Rotary can “Be The Inspiration”. She told Bangor Rotary; “The cumulative effect of humanitarian work is limitless.  It not only gives to the people in need, but it can bring you so much personally and professionally.” This is the basis upon which today’s Rotary […]

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Nick Stevenson visits Bangor Rotary Club

Nick Stevenson visits Bangor Rotary Club

| October 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Recent speaker Nick Stevenson (centre) with President Bill Aiken (left) and President-Elect Ian Wilson. Nick owned Surf Mountain, a chain of adventure sports retail outlets, including one on Bangor Main Street, for over 30 years. Sadly market conditions forced its closure earlier this year and Nick discussed as well the current economic pressures on retail […]

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Jim Gamble QPM speaks at Bangor Rotary Charity Breakfast 2018

Jim Gamble QPM speaks at Bangor Rotary Charity Breakfast 2018

| October 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Around 200 of North Down’s leading business men and women supported the Bangor Rotary Club Charity Breakfast held at the Clandeboye Lodge Hotel. Proceeds from the event will support the work of the MS Society and Progressive Supranuclear Palsy along with Rotary Foundation. The Guest of Honour was Clr Richard Smart, May of Ards and North […]

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Bangor Rotary celebrates winning Mutual Understanding Award

Bangor Rotary celebrates winning Mutual Understanding Award

| October 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

The photograph shows Bangor Rotary President, Bill Aiken, (left) with last year’s President, James O’Fee, holding the annual Mutual Understanding Award, first presented by Rotary Ireland in 1993. The inscribed silver salver is given to the Irish club judged to have organised the best Mutual Understanding Event between Rotary Clubs.     In this case, it refers to the ‘Know […]

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Lights, sound…action from David Lyle OBE at Bangor Rotary

Lights, sound…action from David Lyle OBE at Bangor Rotary

| October 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Recently Bangor Rotary heard David Lyle OBE speak on his work in advertising in combatting terrorism and promoting peace. This was the subject of an hour-long BBC TV documentary earlier this year. The campaign lasted from 1988 to 1999 and David believes that it was effective in reducing the support for terrorism and advancing the […]

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Bangor Rotary accepts cheque for Shelterbox

Bangor Rotary accepts cheque for Shelterbox

| October 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

President Bill Aiken recently attended a cheque presentation ceremony from South Antrim Scouts to Shelterbox. He was attending in the absence of Rotarian and Shelterbox volunteer, Nicola Hinds, who was in Kenya undertaking work on behalf of the charity. Rotary – and Bangor Rotary in particular – has been supportive of the work of Shelterbox […]

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Chloe McAnirn drops in to chat with Rotarians

Chloe McAnirn drops in to chat with Rotarians

| September 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Young local businesswoman, Chloe McAnirn – featured in the Belfast Telegraph – was a speaker at Bangor Rotary Club this summer. Chloe grew up in Bangor and trained in Belfast. Then, after working in various local salons giving her 12 years’ experience, Chloe recently opened her own business, Chloco Beauty, in Castle Street, Bangor. The photograph […]

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Kiwoko Hospital (Uganda) visits Bangor

Kiwoko Hospital (Uganda) visits Bangor

| August 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Jim McAnlis, Treasurer of the Friends of Kiwoko Hospital (Uganda) was the club’s speaker recently. The hospital serves half a million people in that country. The Friends have recently launched a Special Appeal on the hospital’s behalf. Jim spoke of the hospital’s foundation (by a man from Bangor), the nature of its work and the […]

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Celebrating Edwin Dunlop’s Golden Rotary Anniversary

Celebrating Edwin Dunlop’s Golden Rotary Anniversary

| June 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

As one of his final duties in office, President James O’Fee was pleased to be able to celebrate the service that Past District Governor Edwin Dunlop has given to Rotary over the past 50 years. Joining Bangor Rotary in 1968, Edwin was elected President for the 1971-72 year before going on to serve as District […]

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All change! Bill Aiken takes on Presidency for 2018-19

All change! Bill Aiken takes on Presidency for 2018-19

| June 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

President James O’Fee handed over the chain of office to incoming President Bill Aiken at a recent meeting of Bangor Rotary Club. In an innovative move, Bill will serve as President from July 1 until December 31 with Ian Wilson taking on the role for the second half of the year. As both are Past […]

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