ROTARY CLUB OF BANBRIDGE

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ROTARY INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT 1160 (IRELAND)

Chartered 15th May 1981

The Club meets each Tuesday at 6:00pm in The Belmont Hotel, Banbridge

 Tel. +44 (0)28 4066 2517   Fax +44 (0)28 4062 9770   E-mail info@belmont-hotel.com

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President Tom Shields

Banbridge Rotary Club has elected as its new President for the year 2017 – 2018 Tom Shields, taking over from his partner in marriage and outgoing President Lynda Shields.
“I was born in Dromore, one of eleven children, and I spent my youth either at school or on the farm.

My wife Lynda and I first lived in Kilkeel and then moved to Warrenpoint where our four children were born. We have, at the moment, nine grandchildren.

I played soccer for QUB, Irish Universities, British Universities, amateur with Tottenham, and seven years in the Irish League with Linfield and Ards.

I am a past pupil of Banbridge Academy and a graduate of Queen's University Belfast (BA Hons; PGCE; MBA).

I began my teaching career in Kilkeel High School, was Vice Principal in Tandragee Junior High, and then appointed an Education Officer with the Southern Education and Library Board. I have continued my interest in education and have been on the Board of Governors at Banbridge Academy for thirty years.

I enjoy golf, walking, and travelling, and being with family and friends.

Shortly after retirement I trekked to Everest Base Camp and in subsequent years have explored The Grand Canyon, Death Valley, and other parts of USA and Canada. I have also safaried in Tanzania with the family.

Lynda and I recently travelled to visit relatives and friends in Australia and New Zealand.”



Officers of the Rotary Club of Banbridge


CLUB EXECUTIVE

President

Tom Shields

Immediate Past President

Lynda Shields

Hon. Secretary

Raymond Pollock

Hon. Treasurer

Tanya Davis


ELECTED COUNCIL MEMBERS

Frank Arnold

Ken Forbes

Nigel Jess

Robin Mowbray

George McCaigue



SERVICE CHAIRS

Membership

Ken Forbes

Community & Vocational

George McCaigue

International

Siobhan McKay

Rotary Foundation

Jennifer Irvine

New Generations

Gerry McElvogue

Public Relations

Louis Boyle

Communications

Gerry McElvogue