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The Andrews Family visits Bangor Rotary

The Andrews Family visits Bangor Rotary

| June 13, 2019

Jane Morrice and President Ian Wilson were amongst the Rotarians who welcomed Johnny and Tommy  Andrews to Bangor. Comber’s Andrews Family visited Bangor Rotary in some numbers when father Johnny, son Tommy and cousin Jeremy outlined the influence the family has had on Irish history since the late 1800’s. From the United Irishmen to the Governments […]

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Bangor Rotarians celebrate St Patrick’s Day

Bangor Rotarians celebrate St Patrick’s Day

| March 15, 2019

Bangor Rotarians and friends enjoyed an outstanding evening of food and fun at their recent St Patrick’s Day Dinner held at the impressive Birches Restaurant at SERC in Bangor. Seldom has so much green been gathered in one place in Bangor!  

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Rotary fights against scams

Rotary fights against scams

| March 1, 2019

President Ian Wilson and members of the Rotary Club of Bangor welcomed Richard Gill from Ulster Bank to talk to them about the danger of scams and how to protect themselves, their families and their friends against the growing scourge.  

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Two new Paul Harris Fellows for Bangor Rotary

Two new Paul Harris Fellows for Bangor Rotary

| December 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

President Bill Aiken took the opportunity of the Christmas Party to announce the award of two new Paul Harris Fellowships to Past President Robin Mussen and Jack Watson. President Bill said of the two Fellows “The first is to an excellent Rotarian in every respect, a former PP and great ambassador for our club here […]

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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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