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Rotary Foundation Worldwide Update

Thursday 17th January, 2013

This past year was one of major accomplishments for Rotary and your Rotary Foundation.Extraordinary progress was made toward the eradication of polio. We made history when India was removed from the list of polio-endemic countries - leaving just Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan. A difficult...

Christmas Tree of Remembrance 2012

Wednesday 09th January, 2013

The Christmas tree of Remembrance this year was a great success, the project was run with the support of six local charities. This extra help allowed us to setup the tree for a full 8 days, a signifigantly longer period that normal. Mass was said for the loved ones on Christmas eve at 10am. The project...

Well done Sophie!

Thursday 22nd November, 2012

Sophie O'Donnell representing the Castlebar Rotary Club went forward today (Thursday 22nd) to the Youth Leadership Interviews in Athlone. Sophie did very well and has succeeded in getting through this regional final and will be taking her place on the Rotary Trip to Strazbourg/Dail/Stormont....

Monday 12th November, 2012

Rotary Castlebar November 2012 Newsletter for members:First - a wee reminder to all members who have not yet paid their subs.....can you please put Joe Beirne out of his despair and give him a cheque? Or cash will do nicely too - thank you! The Men's Shed Castlebar Group gave a very good presentation to...

Our Next Gig! Rotary Table Quiz 22nd November

Wednesday 31st October, 2012

Rotary Club Castlebar Table Quiz 22 November 2012, Welcome in Hotel, 8pm Quiz master Peter Glynn €40 per table of four. First Prize €120 Second Prize €80 Sponsors :- Café Rua Organised by John O'Donnell

Evening meetings commenced yesterday evening following the bank holiday (30th October). Meetings will now be at 6.30pm every Tuesday evening in Breaffy House Hotel.The first meeting kicked off with a presentation from John Horkan on Membership. John presented to the members following the...

James Bond Skyfall for St Anthonys School

Wednesday 31st October, 2012

Rotary Castlebar Premiere organised by John O'Donell, Vice President of Rotary Castlebar. A big crowd expected for the event. Tickets selling really well. Well done to John on running this event at short notice.

At District Conference the Haslett Award was presented to the club and was accepted by Breda Gilvarry and John Kilkelly for the Let's Move Project in St. Pat's NS - a fantastic achievement for the Club. Well done John Kilkelly. Presentation was attended by John Horkan, Yvonne Horkan, Jim Finan, Mary...

News update Oct 10th

Wednesday 31st October, 2012

Attention all Rotarians, Dates for your Diaries, further Details to follow.....• Attendees at District Conference in Galway 5th - 7th October were: Breda Gilvarry, John O'Donnell, John Horkan, Pat Gallagher, Myles Gilvarry, Vivienne Kyne, John Kilkelly, and Jim Finan. A great weekend...

District Gov Jack Cunnigham visits club

Monday 03rd September, 2012

District Governor Jack Cunningham and his wife Maize visited the club last week. Jack is enjoying his year as District Governor and is looking forward to District Conference in Galway. He presented Breda Gilvarry (President) with a book that he wrote and edited a number of years ago. A number of the...

Presidents Night Saturday 30th June

Tuesday 12th June, 2012

President Night tickets now available (see ticket image below for details). Contact Breda Mulroy.

The club is delighted to officially welcome Niall Taylor into Rotary Castlebar. Niall was inducted today at lunch (5th June) by John Horkan (Membership Chair). Club members welcomed Niall to the club following his induction ceremony.

Club Assembly 2012 at 6.30pm evening meal in Breaffy House Hotel on 12th June. The District Governor will attend.

Another very successful Mayo Pink Ribbon Charity Cycle for Breast Cancer Research.

This Cycle has many connections into Rotary Castlebar with Lourda McHugh and Yvonne Kilcullen main organisers and a good collection of Rotarians and/or their spouses cycling.


Upcoming Speakers at Lunch Meetings

Tuesday 03rd April, 2012

Tuesday 3rd April - 1.15pm Launch of New Castlebar Rotary website www.castlebarrotary.comVivienne Kyne _______________________________________________________________________________Tuesday 10th April - 6.30pm Meal with speakerThe Fiscal Treaty Dr Gerald Turley, Professor J.E....

Joe Beirne Retires

Friday 09th March, 2012

Joe Beirne retires. A big Congratulations to Joe from all the club members. Connaught Telegraph article below - 8th February 2012

John Horkan, Membership Chairperson welcomed Maria Staunton and Niall Taylor as new Rotary members on Tueday 7th February 2012. Maria Staunton, DirectorInnovation in Business Centre (IiBC) MayoGalway-Mayo Institute of TechnologyWestport Road, Castlebar, Co. Mayo Niall...

Rotary Annual Quiz Night 22nd February

Wednesday 22nd February, 2012

Eamon McCarney is organising this years annual quiz night on Thursday 22nd February. Venue: Welcome InnTime: 8pm for 8.30pm startQuizmaster: Peter GlynnQuiz IT Technician: James Glynn Tables: 4/5 personsFee: €50 per tableProceeds: In aid of Rotary CharitiesContact Eamon McCarney or...

Mayo Manager James Horan raises Lets Move Flag

Wednesday 22nd February, 2012

In the Assembly Hall at St Patrick’s School on Monday 20th February the boys gathered around and were told about “Let’s Move”. The story was that a few years ago The Rotary Club asked the question - why was it that some Castlebar boys were not very fit and healthy? And when they...