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November is Rotary Foundation Month

Thursday 20th November, 2008



foundation bulletin November 2008The Rotary Foundation Two Programmes - Humanitarian and EducationalThree FundsPermanent Fund Annual Programmes Fund Polio Plus - US$100K ChallengeDistrict SeminarsThank you to the very enthusiastic Rotarians who attended the 2008/2009 District...

Art Expo Flier

Thursday 20th November, 2008



Sinead Kelleher and Dolores Burke are leading the team organising this years Art Expo & Sale. Members have been given tickets to promote the event. A good attendance on the night is important for the club.


Do You Want to Go to Colorado? · Are you aged between 25 & 40?· Have you been in fulltime employment for at least 2 Years?· Are you motivated and enthusiastic about your chosen career?· Are you personable & articulate?· Can you get 5 weeks off work in...


Back for more action on the big screen is 007 in the Rotary Annual Charity Film Premiere. Quantum of Solace continues the high octane adventures of James Bond in Casino Royale. Betrayed by Vesper, the woman he loved, 007 fights the urge to make his latest mission personal. Pursuing his determination...

€2,250 euro collected for UNICEF

Tuesday 30th September, 2008



Congrats to Walter Donoghue and his team. This must have been the best UNICEF church gate collection to date. Normally the club collects between €1,100 to €1,500, this years collection far exceeded this. There was a super turn-out from members and Walter himself did every collection...

Presentation to Maura Eaton

Tuesday 30th September, 2008



John Kilkelly and John Horkan met Maura Eaton and presented her with a cheque for €500 from the Rotary Book project collection run by John Kilkelly. Maura Eaton was in town to give a talk to the Soroptimist Club. The donation is going to help fund Frank Joseph and Lameck Ali two 15yr old boys to...

Asst Dist Gov Pat Donellan attends Club Assembly

Wednesday 17th September, 2008



There was an excellent attendance for club assembly last week, only four members of the club could not make the evening. The meeting commenced at 6.15pm. Each chairperson addressed the group. The PRO and membeship officer spoke also.Each committee sat with their own team for the meeting. Pat...


Walter Donoghue, the owner of Walter Donoghue, curtins and blinds at Moneen in Castlebar is a recent new member of Rotary Castlebar. Walter has already taken up a role in the club and he is currently the Chairperson of the Youth Committee. The first event for Walter and his team this year is the annual...


The foundation committee with Chariman John Killcullen at the Club Assembly last Tuesday evening. Picture: From Left to Right. Dr Sean Gibbons (new member), Pat Murray, John Kilcullen and Joe Beirne

Burma & UNICEF collection

Wednesday 17th September, 2008



Rotary Burma disaster appeal raises over €1,500 Rotary Castlebar recently organised a successful appeal for the victims of the cyclone disaster in Burma. With the support of the Burmese community the club raised over €1,500. The appeal was held on the 30th August in Castlebar. Funds...


This years Club Assembly is scheduled for Tuesday 9th September at 6.30pm in Breaffy House Hotel (evening meeting). President John Horkan and VP Caroline Costello and their team will lay out the plans for this coming year. The Assistant Governor, Pat Donnellan from Galway will attend the evening...

Burma Disaster Appeal Collection 30th August

Wednesday 20th August, 2008



Do we let 2.5 million people die because we wont help? Cyclone Nargis struck Burma on 3 May 2008, smashing the Irrawaddy delta and leaving 100,000 people dead.John Horkan, President of Castlebar Rotary announced the Castlebar Rotary Burma Disaster Appeal on Saturday 30th August. Mr Horkan said...


Paddy OBrien and John McHugh played recently at a Rotary Competition at St Andrews golf course. Both Paddy and John were selected to play on the Rotary Ireland Golf team. This photo was taken of the team at St Andrews.


STROKE: Remember The 1st Three Letters... S.T.R. STROKE IDENTIFICATION: During a BBQ, a friend stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine and just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes. (they offered to call ambulance) They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate...

Stroke Awareness Day Volunteers

Monday 09th June, 2008



Stroke Awarness day was very successul as always. This year Mayo Amblance Service participated by testing individuals for blood pressure in an ambulance. It looked very impressive to see the ambulance on site along with the usual mobile home.Much thanks goes to the nurses, who gave up their...


Photo Caption: ShelterBox Response Team Leader Ian Neal explains to local authorities how to use the boxes. ROTARY RELIEF REACHES CYCLONE RAVAGED MYANMARMore than 1,000 ShelterBoxes were delivered to Yangon airport in cyclone ravaged Myanmar on Friday 16th May, thanks to the generous...

Stroke Awareness Day 7th June

Tuesday 03rd June, 2008



Free Blood Pressure Checks in CastlebarThe Rotary Club of Castlebar in conjunction with the Cardiology Dept of Mayo General Hospital will be providing free Blood Pressure checks in Dunne’s Stores Car Park on Saturday 7th June.Over 100,000 people in Britain & Ireland will have a first...

Paddy OBrien receives Paul Harris Award

Tuesday 03rd June, 2008



Paddy OBrien Profile - Connaught Telegraph article 4th June 08.Castlebar Bank Manager receives Rotary Award Paddy O’Brien, a well-known Manager in Bank of Ireland Castlebar was recently recognised for his outstanding service contribution to the community. Paddy was awarded the...


Three Tenners and a Hardback Project run by John Kilkelly Letter from John Kilkelly explaining the project:As a member of the Rotary Club of Castlebar I am occasionally asked to reach out to friends or colleagues to give them an opportunity to hear about and support a recommended good cause. So I...


Castlebar Rotary Update (Tuesday 13th May 08) Rotary peace and conflict Program The Rotary club is looking for applicants for a peace and conflict studies program which is been run in Bangkok in Jan 2009 for 3 months. (Deadline end of May) It is aimed at candidates who are employed in fulltime...


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