On 19th July, Bangor Rotary Club hosted possibly the fittest and most sharply-dressed speaker whom the Club has heard for some time, writes PP James O’Fee.
The speaker was Mate (pronounced Ma-tay) Zoltan – Mate’s parents moved to Bangor from Central Europe some 20 years ago. Then, just a few years ago, Mate won the Bangor heat of the Rotary Ireland Youth Leadership Competition. It was good to hear what this young man has been doing since that success.
This summer, Mate has graduated from John Moores University, Liverpool, with First-class Honours in Politics and International Relations. As part of his degree, he spent a year at the University of The Hague in the Netherlands, where he acquired skill in the Dutch language. Mate has taken up Rowing and, at University joined the Officer Training Corps, since he plans a military career.
Mate has furthermore spent some months travelling around Vietnam.
Mate has won a place at Sandhurst, which he plans to take up in 2024. Until then he plans to work in business in Manchester. In Manchester he will join the Army Reserves where he has been accepted for the Intelligence Corps. He aspires, finally, to join the Irish Guards.
A remarkable young man!
Images courtesy of Barbara Boyle and PP Bill Aiken