Life of the Club

On the following pages you will be able to access recent reports about events held by our Club.


During the restrictions imposed because of the COVID pandemic the Club has held its meetings fortnightly via Zoom. We have been fortunate in having a number of very interesting talks and the following pages include reports of those talks.

Life of the Club sub-pages:

Barry Turley, Journalist and PR Consultant

more Barry Turley spoke to the Club about his time as a journalist in Belfast and Dublin and also his work as Director of Communications for the SDLP

An Assistant Chief Constable in Police Scotland speaks about his career

more Tim Mairs, who had been a high-flyer in the PSNI has recently moved to Scotland and spoke about his early career and the change that the move to Scotland has made.

The Work of SPADs explained

more Peter Cardwell spoke to the Club about his time working as a special advisor in the context of the Westminster government.

Club learns about the NHS Research Ethics Service

more Rotarian Alastair Walker described the structure and work of the NHS Research Ethics Service which has come into prominence as a result of the COVID pandemic.

Talk on work of the Samaritans

more Wesley Wilson, Chair of the Bangor Branch of the Samaritans spoke to the Club about the history and work of the organisation.

Talk by Dr Katy Radford on Conflict Transformation

more Dr Katy Radford spoke to the Club via Zoom on work she has done through art and poetry aimed at conflict transformation

Incoming President Mike McNeice receives the chain of office from outgoing President Greg McCourt

Presidential Handover 2020

more The Club met on a field belonging to Rotarian John Perry for the Presidential Handover this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

John Perry, Derek Johnston, Vice-Captain of HBGC and President Greg planting a tree at the Golf Club

Tree Planting

more Fifty saplings acquired for the Club were planted as a contgribution to National Tree Week

The Club learns aboiut the Digital Film Archive

more Ann Donnelly gave an excellent illustrated talk on the Digital Film Archive which is the responsibility of NI Screen.

Seen with outgoing President Jim Henry are newly installed Paul Harris Fellows (from left) Alan Shannon, Terry Cromey and Grahame Fraser

Paul Harris Fellowships Presented to Four Past-Presidents

more Seen following their installation as Paul Harris Fellows are (from left) Alan Shannon, Terry Cromey and Grahame Fraser.

Mike McNeice and John Perry load up bikes for Bike Aid Africa

Collecting bikes for Bike Aid Africa

more The Club is assisting Bike Aid Africa by collecting used bikes in the local area and transporting them to the charity's workshop in Belfast.