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Rally 2012
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Hosted by - Two of the Probus Clubs of East Belfast

Strandtown Probus Club,
Stormont Ladies Probus Club

Co-chairpersons of the Rally Organizing Committee:
Derek Shepherd
Tel:      (+44) (0) 28 9076 1358
President, Strandtown Probus Club

Betty Knox
President, Stormont Ladies Probus Club

Wednesday 16th & Thursday 17th May 2012

Conference Hotel
Culloden Estate and Spa
Bangor Road,
Belfast,  BT18 0EX
Telephone: +44 (0) 28 9042 1066
Fax: +44 (0) 28 9042 6777
Wednesday May 16th - Musical Evening & Mayoral Reception
  • 19.00 - Short Conducted Tour of Belfast City Hall.
  • 19.20 - Drinks Reception and Finger Buffet for Rally Delegates and Accompanying Persons in the Great Hall of Belfast City Hall.
  • 20.30 - Welcome by Deputy Lord Mayor, Alderman Ruth Patterson.
  • 20.40 - Entertainment by the Percy French Society.
  • 22.00 - Transport to Culloden and Park Avenue Hotels.
Thursday May 17th - Conference & Conference lunch in the Culloden Hotel
  • 09.00 - 11.15 - Registration for delegates and accompanying persons with morning tea/coffee and scones.
  • 10.15 - Accompanying Persons tour to Parliament Buildings and Ulster Folk and Transport Museum with lunch at the Museum departs.
  • 11.45 - Delegates to be seated.
  • 12.00
    • Welcome by Rally Co-Chairperson
      Mr. Derek Shepherd, Strandtown Probus Club.
    • Welcome by the Mayor of North Down Borough Council
      Councillor James McKerrow.
    • Greetings from the Rotary International District 1160 - Ireland
      Rotarian Barney Callaghan, District Governor.
    • Address by the Guest Speaker -
      John Wilson Foster.
      'Jack' Foster is an author and lecturer born and raised within sight of the shipyard about which he has written prolifically. From 1974 to 2002 he was professor of English at the University of Columbia and after retirement he has been amongst other things, visiting professor at the National University of Ireland, Galway.
    • Grace
  • 13.00 - Lunch served
  • 14.30 - Rally Business
    • Report on 2011 PROBUS Rally in Mallow by Charles Mortell,
      Mallow Probus Club.
    • Presentation of the Edwin A. Dunlop Perpetual Attendance Cup -
      by Past District Governor Rotary International District 1160,
      Rotarian Edwin Dunlop, to Londonderry Probus Club, the Club
      with the greatest proportional membership attendance combined with distance travelled to the Rally.
    • Reports by the Rotary District Probus Liaison Officers -
      North: Rotarian Mary Sinnamon -
      Past President Rotary Club of Carrickfergus,
      South: Rotarian Gaye Moore -
      Rotary Club of Limerick Thomond.
    • Invitation to the 28th All-Ireland 2013 Probus Rally
      to be held in Athlone -
      Mr. Eamon Doyle, President, Athlone Probus Club.
  • 15.30 - Vote of thanks to the Rally Organisers
    by Mr. Sean Nolan, Lagan Valley Probus Club,
    and conclusion of the Rally Business.

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