The Rotary Club of comber - News Detail


Photo Caption: Pictured are outgoing President Paul Molyneaux (left) and incoming President Denis Boyd.


At the end of the year hand-over at the Rotary Club of Comber, outgoing President Paul Molyneaux asked the members how we would remember this past year.

He then proceeded to reflect starting with * “the year we returned to Comber” (now meeting in McBride’s on Comber Square). * “A year where we all made our mark, and are better friends within the club for our efforts. * “Things we enjoyed: * The visit to Montalto House after hearing the story of the Battle of Ballynahinch. * The visit to H.M.S. Caroline followed by dinner in the Titanic Hotel. * Kilmood peace bells and exhibition. * Christmas dinner in Balloo House, and the President’s lunch chez Paul. * “Those we entertained: Patricia Pyne, photographer * Polio Day with the very well attended film “Breathe” in Newtownards * Father Martin Hagan * Global Scholar David Mills from Arkansas, U.S.A. * “Things we achieved: * Youth Vocational awards * Young Writer competition * Northern Ireland Young Musician Competition and a Master Class * Mock interviews for school leavers * Environmental projects – barn owl boxes, red squirrel boxes * Remembrance Tree (Ards Shopping Centre) * Young Olympics at Comber Rec. * Youth Sailing at Quoile Yacht Club”

Having been officially declared President for the next year the new President Denis Boyd thanked Paul for his kind words and on behalf of all the members congratulated him for the exemplary way in which he had led the club during his year in office, and hoped that he would continue to be an active member especially in relation to assisting in the arranging of meetings in the year ahead.

Speaking about the year ahead President Denis alluded to his address at the Club’s Assembly on June 3rd when he had highlighted the theme of "Rotary Connects the World", connections to be made and maintained both by the Rotary movement as a whole and in particular as a result of the Club’s endeavours in the Comber area.

He expressed the hope that some new connections/ initiatives might be brought about in the coming year along with a concerted drive to encourage new members to join the club.

Story by: JD