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International Charity Support

Author: Eugene Currivan
2018-05-03 17:12:25

Rotary Club of Cork International Charity Support  in Cambodia

This Project which was initiated in April 2017 by our club member John Foyle involves working with a local registered charity, ‘Global Village Housing’ in Cambodia. The first house was funded and provided by our club in 2017.

The Rotary Club of Cork has funded the provision and construction of a second house for a homeless family near Phnom Penh this year. Our club hopes to fund the ongoing development of this project, to provide housing for homeless and displaced families in Cambodia, into the future.

Rorary Club of Cork member John Foyle in conversation with Monk

and recipient family

Category: International Project


Fundraiser

Author: Eugene Currivan
2017-07-24 19:01:44

SVP Fundraiser 2018.

 

Once again this special fundraiser in aid of SVP Cork was a great success. On a most beautiful day in Cork Golf Club the teams enjoyed the participation in one of our clubs long standing fundraising projects. With the magnificent support of Dunnes Stores, €6000.00 in shopping vouchers will be allocated to SVP for distribution to Cork's needy. Great credit is especially due to Aodh Bourke and his team for the trojan work done in organising the event. Sincere thanks also to the participants in the golf event, all the sponsers and Cork Golf Club who had the course in immaculate condition. Prizes on the night were presented by Donal Cashman, President of our club and the pictures below capture the mood of the event.

BEFORE THE ACTION

THE TEAMS ASSEMBLE

THE MAGNIFICENT PRIZES

THE HAPPY LADIES TEAM

PRIZE WINNERS

CHALLENGE CUP WINNER

 

 

                                                                                                 

 

 

New Members Inauguration 12th February 2018

Our Club is delighted to welcome three new members. Pictured from left to right are Dr. Peter Kenefick, Bridget O'Shea and Joel Aleburu.

 

 

Rotary tree of Remembrance 2017

Christmas 2017 saw, once again, an overwhelming spirit of generosity by Cork people and visitors to the city, exemplified by the donations for the two charities , Enable Ireland and Marymount Hospice.

With our Tree of Remembrance Project, we  undertake the flagship project of our club each Christmas.  Its purpose is to raise funds for local charities. It is operated, in cooperation with Cork Bishopstown Club, by members from both clubs and other volunteers. The public is invited to remember a loved one at Christmas by writing and placing a yellow ribbon on the Tree and making a non prescribed donation to our nominated charities.

This year, 2017, the Tree raised €77,200.00 which will be divided equally between the two designated charities - Enable Ireland and Marymount University Hospital and Hospice.

 

The Tree adorned with the many dedications

SS Peter and Paul Church where the annual Ecumenical Service was held in memory of those remembered on the ribbons which were presented in front of the alter.

29th January 2018 - Presentation of cheque for €37,307 to Enable Ireland's Maria Desmond by Jack Cahill . Also included in picture are Tom Woodward and Jennifer Marshall and Niall Horgan both from Enable Ireland. Seated in front L-R are President Donal and President of Cork Bishopstown Maurice Coughlan.

 

Nano Nagle Place

Seven years ago the buildings of the South Presentation Convent were in a perilous position. As the area around the convent changed, the need for the school complex the site housed declined and the school closed its doors in 2006. Most of the buildings, some over 200 years old, sat empty with just a few resident sisters to maintain them.

The Presentation Sisters had to plan for the future. With so many listed buildings housed upon it, the site was of little development value. What was to be done?

The Presentation Sisters decided to act, just as their foundress had done nearly two hundred and fifty years before. They set up a company, appointed a voluntary board, and put in place plans to redevelop ‘South Pres’ as a special place for the people of Cork City.

The heritage buildings have been lovingly regenerated, they now house educational charities and rooms are also available to let by community groups, charities and local businesses. The chapel has been turned into a heritage centre that engagingly tells the story of Nano Nagle and the city in which she worked to educate and care for the poor. It allows the visitor to explore the incredible spread of the Presentation Order, the changing lives of the sisters who have dedicated their lives to that order and the remarkable work they still carry out as educationalists and campaigners for social justice.

     

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rotary’s Wheel Emblem

A wheel has been the symbol of Rotary since our earliest days. The first design was made by Chicago Rotarian Montague Bear, an engraver who drew a simple wagon wheel, with a few lines to show dust and motion. The wheel was said to illustrate “Civilization and Movement." 

In 1923, the present gear wheel, with 24 cogs and six spokes was adopted by the "Rotary International Association.” A group of engineers advised that the geared wheel was mechanically unsound and would not work without a “keyway” in the center of the gear to attach it to a power shaft. So, in 1923 the keyway was added and the design, which we now know, was formally adopted as the official Rotary International emblem.

Category: SVP


University Challenge Quiz

Author: Eugene Currivan
2017-06-24 22:02:13

The event is a Rotary Club of Cork initiative to  raise funds for two Charities:

  • UCC – Disability Support Services (DSS)

Because the College is seeing a continuous increase in the participation of blind and vision impaired students the DSS will benefit from a contribution to update the current specialised ‘JAWS software for Blind/ VI students’ through this Rotary Club of Cork event.

  • Rotary Club of Cork International Charity Support

Working with a local registered charity, ‘Global Village Housing’ in Cambodia, The Rotary Club of Cork, in April 2017, has provided and supervised the construction of one house for a homeless family near Phnom Penh. A contribution from this event will assist the ongoing development of this project.

1. Open for Business

2. ' I'm Just Back From Cambodia,  you know'

3. Hiding under the hat is ..... George Barter

4. Maura Currivan knows where it is...

5. John Foyle again....

6. "Jack.. I think you made a mistake"...

Category: International Project


Visit of Lord Mayor

Author: Eugene Currivan
2017-05-17 09:26:03

Monday 15th May 2017

Tonight saw the vist of the Lord Mayor of Cork, Councillor Des Cahill, to our club's weekly meeting. During his visit the Lord Mayor presented an Honorary Member certificate to Canon George Salter who has been a member for thirty years. Also is pictured Joe Woodward who also received an Honorary Member certificate recently after a membership lasting fifty six years.

 

 

 

 

 

Category: Weekly Meeting


International Project

Author: Eugene Currivan
2017-05-16 19:40:10

Rotary Club of Cork International Charity Support

Working with a local registered charity, ‘Global Village Housing’ in Cambodia, The Rotary Club of Cork, in April 2017, has provided and supervised the construction of one house for a homeless family near Phnom Penh. A fundraising event 'University Challenge'  has been organised by President Jack Cahill which will contribute to the ongoing development of this project to provide housing for homeless and displaced  families in Cambodia into the future.

Photos below show Club Member, John Foyle, supervising the housing project in Cambodia which was funded by our club. John travelled to Cambodia in April this year to oversee the operation.

 

Category: International Project


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Weekly meeting 30th April 2018

Speaker: Ronan Lairy, RC Mayenne, France