Hosted by: Coleraine Probus Club
President: Gordon Ward
Secretary: Michael Turner
- Jim Gordon
Joint Rally Secretaries:
- Graham MacDonald
- Bob McIvor
Wednesday 28th & Thursday 29th May 2014
- The Lodge Hotel,
Hotel Web Site http://www.thelodgehotel.com/
For further information go to the Coleraine Club & 2014 Rally Website -
Wednesday 28th May 2014
- 14.00 - 17.00
- Transport from train and bus stations
to selected hotels in the Coleraine area.
- Registration for delegates and accompanying guests
available at the Lodge Hotel, Coleraine.
- 15.00 - 16.30
- Optional historical walking tour of Coleraine,
starting at the Lodge Hotel.
- Pick up from hotels for Mayoral Reception,
in the Allen Suite of the Lodge Hotel.
- Welcome from the Mayor of Coleraine -
Councillor David Harding.
- Mayoral reception; including finger buffet.
- Old Bushmills Distillery presentation and tasting.
- Musical entertainment programme.
- 21.00 (approx)
- Transport back to overnight accomodation.
Thursday 29th May 2014
Conference & Conference Lunch
- 08.30 - 11.00
- Transport from train and bus stations to the Lodge Hotel.
- Pick up from local hotels to Lodge Hotel.
- Registration for delegates and accompanying guests begins,
with morning tea/coffee & biscuits.
- Accompanying persons coach tour departs,
see details below.
- Continuous slide show of the Causeway Coast available in the McIntyre Suite
- Delegates to be seated in the Allen Suite.
- Welcome by Gordon Ward, President of Coleraine Probus Club
and introduction of James Gordon, Rally Chairman.
- Welcome by Deputy Mayor of Coleraine.
- Greetings from the Rotary International District 1160 - Ireland,
Phillip Beggs, District Governor Elect.
- Presentation to Peter Fitzgerald,
Rotary Liaison Officer, Rotary Club of Coleraine.
- Report on 2013 PROBUS Rally held in Athlone.
- Probus Report by Rotary District Probus Liaison Officer -
Rotarian Mary Sinnamon, Northern Region,
Past President Rotary Club of Carrickfergus.
- Presentation of the Edwin A. Dunlop Perpetual Cup -
by Rotarian Wilson Ferguson, a Founder of Probus in Ireland,
to the Probus Club with the greatest percentage attendance
and distance travelled to the Rally.
As usual in recent years, won by Londonderry Probus Club.
- ADDRESS by the GUEST SPEAKER - JAMES NESBITT.
Actor and Chancellor of the University of Ulster.
- Invitation to the 30th All-Ireland Probus Rally in 2015,
to be held in Ennis, Co Clare, hosted by the Probus Clubs of Ennis,
on 13th - 14th May 2015.
- Vote of Thanks.
- Conclusion of the Rally.
- Transport to Train and Bus Stations for those leaving.
Outing for Accompanying Guests
- 10.00 - 10.15
- Coach pick up at Lodge Hotel for Causway Coastal trip.
- Bus departs for Coastal tour to Ballycastle,
along the picturesque Causeway Coast, passing through
Coleraine, Portstewart, Portrush, Portballintrae, Bushmills,
Dunseverick and Ballintoy arriving at Ballycastle at 12.30.
The route provides spectacular coastal landscapes
and interesting village scenery.
There will be some short stops for viewing and photography.
- 12.45 - 14.15
- Lunch at the recently restored Marine Hotel in Ballycastle.
- 14.15 - 15.00
- Coach will leave from the Marine Hotel
and return to the Lodge Hotel at 15.00.
Rally 2014 Photo Gallery