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Please wait for the photo to load Rotary Young Persons Driver Awareness Programme
The Just One Life programme emphasises the stark realities and often-tragic results of inappropriate driving behaviours.

More than three hundred pupils from eight more....


Please wait for the photo to load WORLD POLIO DAY -- FOCUS ON THE CROCUS
Comber Rotary Club has marked October 24, International Polio Awareness Day, by providing Ards & North Down Borough Council with 10,000 crocus corms to be planted at Gree more....


Please wait for the photo to load Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin - Opening of refurbished Parents Accommodation Unit
In the event of a Northern Ireland child being in need of emergency heart surgery, such an operation can now only happen in one hospital on the island of Ireland – and th more....


Please wait for the photo to load PAST MAYOR VISITS COMBER ROTARY
Comber Rotarians were recently fortunate to have as their speaker, Past Mayor of Ards & North Down Alderman Deborah Girvan. The general idea was to give a flavour of her more....


Please wait for the photo to load PRESIDENCY HANDOVER
Matthew Brown has formerly taken over the reins of The Rotary Club of Comber. At a recent meeting, Matthew accepted the responsibility after retiring President Evelyn Der more....


Please wait for the photo to load Our Youth Leadership winner’s victory in Strasbourg
Sam Crooks and his parents Ruth and Philip were special guests at our meeting on 24th April. A senior student at Regent House, Sam came first in the all-Ireland Rotary Yo more....


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Recent visitors to the club were International Rotary Scholars Laney Lennox and Catherine Glen.

Both girls are over here studying at QUB and came to speak about th more....


Please wait for the photo to load Comber Rotary’s NI Young Musician of the Year 2017 winner announced
Samuel Kane (17) from Portadown College is NI Young Musician of the Year 2017. At the finals of the event in Strathearn School, Belfast on April 1st, his performance of t more....


Please wait for the photo to load Speakers at our meetings in February included:

• Dr Tim Campbell, director of St Patrick’s Centre in Downpatrick, reminded us of the rich variety of visitor attractions in Co Down.

The centre serves as the focus more....


Please wait for the photo to load Paul Harris Fellowship
The Rotary Club of Comber presents a Paul Harris Fellowship to Judy Sinclair in recognition of her outstanding contribution to youth programmes. more....


Please wait for the photo to load World Polio Day
Comber Rotary Club has marked October 24, International Polio Awareness Day, by planting 2000 Purple crocus bulbs at Glen Link, Comber.

With the help of Rotary Inter more....


Please wait for the photo to load Guest Speaker Commander John Gray, RN
We were delighted to welcome Commander John Gray, RN, as guest speaker at a recent meeting. John-who is Senior Naval Officer Northern Ireland- gave us a fascinating i more....


Please wait for the photo to load Up, Up and Away
John Hughes, chair of Ulster Flying Club, gave us an entertaining potted history of Newtownards airport, from its construction by Lord Londonderry in 1934 through to the more....


Please wait for the photo to load Jim McDonald - a real gentleman
Jim McDonald, has been highly honoured for his work in the voluntary sector. Among his many awards and titles, he is a CBE, a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order –pre more....


Please wait for the photo to load New Member
The new Rotary year began in August with the introduction of new member Matthew Brown. Matthew has recently moved to Newtownards with his wife Samantha to take charge of more....


Please wait for the photo to load WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN TO END POLIO
When was the last time there was polio in Europe? If you guessed 2002, the year the region was certified polio-free, you were wrong. The last time polio affected a chil more....


Please wait for the photo to load Hidden Histories of Ulster
If you’ve never heard a talk by Comber’s Laura Spence, your education is incomplete. Laura is a local historian and almost certainly the only person within many hundreds more....


Please wait for the photo to load A record-breaking year for Rotary’s NI Young Musician event
A record-breaking year for Rotary’s NI Young Musician event

For the first time in its 24-year history, there are two NI Young Musicians of the Year 2016.

On S more....


Please wait for the photo to load YOUNG MASTER CHEF ON COURSE FOR UK FINALS!
Adam Morrison, a 15-year-old Down High School student from Killyleagh, has won the all-Ireland final of Rotary’s Young Chef competition, beating five other finalists in D more....


Please wait for the photo to load Strangford Lough and Lecale
Dr Bob Brown, one of NI’s top environmentalists and author of books on the area, spoke to the club last week on Strangford Lough and Lecale.

Starting with the hist more....


Please wait for the photo to load Getting ready for barn owls
Following the successful completion of the garden bird box project last year, pupils at Saintfield High School embarked on the construction of Barn Owl nesting boxes and more....


Please wait for the photo to load Schools to be wildlife friendly
School children across Co. Down will have an opportunity to explore and discover nature this year - from birds and bees to bugs - as their school grounds are transformed more....


Please wait for the photo to load Young Chef 2016
Young chef Adam Morrison age 14 from Killyleagh, a pupil of Down High has been chosen to enter the next heat of our Young Chef competition in Dublin. His meal was,as more....


Please wait for the photo to load Paul Harris Fellowship

Long-standing Rotarian, Mike Moore, has received a Paul Harris Fellowship, Rotary’s highest club award, for his work as Chair of Comber Regeneration and Community Part more....


Please wait for the photo to load New member
Sam Cunningham became our latest new member at our meeting on Monday 18th January. more....


Please wait for the photo to load COMING UP

Speakers

We try to have one speaker per month, each on a topic geared to interest all our members:

Jan Mark Devenport, the BBC’s NI more....


Please wait for the photo to load Wildlife boost for school grounds
Ulster Wildlife are delighted to have received support from Comber Rotary Club to deliver an exciting 'Homes for Wildlife' education project with local schools across Co. more....


Please wait for the photo to load Comber Library Exhibition

A Rotary exhibition will be launched in Comber Library on Tuesday 15 December at 7pm. It will highlight Rotary’s work in the local community as well as international p more....


Please wait for the photo to load Rotary Remembrance Tree
We will be providing facilities to complete Remembrance cards in Comber churches during the run-up to Christmas and on Friday 18 and Saturday 19 December in Comber Square more....


Please wait for the photo to load Killyleagh and Down High School win the double
Killyleagh and Down High School win the double The Rotary Club of Comber runs several annual events aimed at improving the skills of young people.

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Please wait for the photo to load Interested in volunteering?
Interested in volunteering? Voluntary organisations such as Rotary Clubs are often approached for help, either financial or in kind.

So it was appropriate that C more....




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