Past District Governor Alistair Laird has organised a quiz at Killymoon Golf Club this Friday, the 26th January at 8.30 PM. The proceeds of the quiz will be donated to Newry Hospice and CHARIS. Please bring a friend and support the work of both organisations.

Rotary is often considered as an organisation for older people? But is this fair and is it true?


So you know what Rotary does! Think again!


A pre-Christmas quiz at Killymoon Golf Club on Friday the 15th December at 8.30 PM has been organised to support Newry Hospice & CHARIS.

In keeping with the season liberal supplies of mince pies and mulled wine will be available. Rotarians and friends are encouraged to attend.

The Annual Rotary Christmas Lunch has been arranged for Tuesday the 19th December at 1 PM at the Glenavon.

 Spouses, partners, and friends are welcome. 

 The cost is £10 per person. We will say more about payment next week.

 We do need to let the hotel know how many will be attending.

Please let the secretary know ASAP if you intend to go and how many guests you are bringing.


The material below has been provided by Seamus Walsh, Rotary Club of Dungannon.

During the last 2 years, Rotary in Ireland has rolled up their sleeves and renovated the Parents' Accommodation Unit at the Crumlin Childrens Hospital. Its given the Parents of some very sick children not just a place where they can rest their head but a comfortable refuge from the worries and concerns that go with the caring of an ill child. Its a project that instill's pride in all Rotarians and a story that more need to see so that they are more aware of our work and maybe just maybe want to help.

Cookstown Rotarians note the death of Past President Bertie Miller.  Bertie was the club president in 1980-1981 and is fondly remembered by all.

We pass on our sympathy to his son Andrew and daughter Margaret and grand children Karuna, Rebecca, Ben and John. 

Roger Barrett attended lunch with the Rotary Club of Vancouver, Canada yesterday (3rd October) and was delighted to convey the best wishes of Cookstown Rotarians.

Roger Barrett meets President Vancouver Rotary Club

Roger Barrett exchaning Club banners with Phil Webb

Roger was warmly welcomed by Plil Webb, President. One of the many Rotarians Roger met was Tom Crean, great grand-nephew of the original Tom Crean (of Scott / Shackleton / Antarctic fame).


Roger pictured with Vancouver Rotarians

Roger pictured with President Plil Webb and Tom Crean the great grand-nephew of  Tom Crean of Scott / Shackleton / Antarctic fame.

Last year Cookstown Swimming Club lost a young member, David, to suicide. To create a sense of self-awareness, self-importance, confidence, passion and drive in our children the swimming club has arranged  a sponsored firewalk on the 29th September to publicise suicide prevention and to aid the work of the Niamh Louise Foundation.The act of walking on fire shows that you really can overcome your fears. A free BBQ, fun activities and entertainment are included in the ticket prices of £10 per Adult and £3 per child.

Firewalk challenge to fight  sucide
For more information see Cookstown Swimming Club's Facebook Page.

Congratulations to Past President John Smyth who was the recipient of a Paul Harris Award at Club Assembly on Tuesday the 20th  June 2017. 

Alastair Laird invites founding member Mervyn Glover to present Paul Harris Award.

Alastair Laird invites founding member Mervyn Glover to present Paul Harris Award.

Teams of students from across Northern Ireland were given the task of coming up with a way to save the Earth from a radioactive meteorite on target to hit the planet.

This was the task set to students who competed in the Rotary International Technology competition at the Big Bang Event at Ulster University tournament on Monday the 12th June, 2017.

Cookstown Rotary Club's business breakfast programme resumed again on the 2nd June at Bluebells Restaurant near Loughry College. The breakfast featured an interview with Norman Wilson (CFC Interiors Ltd) conducted by Rotarian and My Cookstown Director, Alan Hogshaw. 

Carol Laird lost her long battle with cancer at 5.20 pm on the 12th May. Carol's many contributions to civic society in Cookstown and further afield and her contributions to Cookstown Rotary Club resulted in her achieving the prestigious Paul Harris Award from Rotary. President Colin and club members wish to express their sorrow and support for Past District Governor Alastair and his family at this difficult time.