Clubs Acting President Jonathan Rainey Warmly

 Welcomes You To The Rotary Club Of

 Strabane Lifford Website.


Rotary Club of Strabane - Lifford



4th Annual Primary/National
School Choir Competition
Tuesday 21st April 2015


Strabane Academy, Derry Road, Strabane,
Commencing 7.00pm






Strabane Lifford Rotary Clubs circle of friends receive there certificate of reference from the club president.

L to R   Natalie Mc Connell,  John Byrne,  C.P. Jonathan Rainey,   Bill McCauley,  Amy Lafferty,  Jolene McElchar.  

This group of girls have helped the club over this last year with varies events that the Rotary have run such as:

Schools Choir Competition, The Dog Show, Our Bridge Night for cancer charities. 



We meet on Wednesday at 1pm

Fir Trees Hotel

 Venue Address: Melmount Road, Strabane, Co. Tyrone.

Venue Phone: ( 028 ) 7138 2382

All Visiting Rotarians Are Very Welcome.


Some Pictures from the Change Over Night

Annual Club Awards - John Byrne - Trophy for outstanding services to Rotary and community, Bill McCauley - Club  Rotarian of the year, Jonathan Rainey - Best attendance at club level, Harry Friar - visitations to other Rotary clubs.

Photo 3  President Jonathan Rainey with fiance Clare, Mum and Dad.



Strabane Lifford Rotary Club help make one little boy's day

Young Lewis Harper  who suffers from duchenne muscular dystrophy

The club took the opportunity to host the famous "Sam Maguire Cup" prior to its journey home to Croke Park, Dublin. Included in photo Jonathan Rainey Rotary President, Lewis Harper Donegal supporter and past President John Byrne who took part in a strictly come dancing competition to help raise funds for the Lewis Harper fund


Visit by D.G.E. Verity Swann


Rotary Ireland District Governor Elect Verity Swann Will become the first lady District Governor in District 1160 Ireland on the 29th June 2013

But first Verity will visit the Strabane Lifford Club on the 19th June while here she will attend Knockavoe (special needs) School, Strabane for their awards ceremony 2013.

The club members are delighted that Verity has made the time to visit our club at what must be a very busy time for her.



Rotary Club of Strabane-Lifford



John Byrne

Presidents Night

Friday 3rd May 2013


Jacksons Hotel, Ballybofey


Jonathan Rainey incoming President 2013-2014 with Guests


Master of Ceremonies


Maurice Simms


Thank you All for Supporting


Friends of Lifford Hospital


Family Enrichment Centre Stranorlar


We would like to thank all the sponsors

Some of the Prizes on the Night:

Michael McAteer,   Bottle of Paddy whiskey 700ml

Charlie McCauley’s Restaurant, Lifford, Vouchers for €40

Paul Crawford, £40

Jacksons Hotel, Meal for two

Harkins Fire Ltd, Castlefinn, €50 Vouchers

McElhinneys, Ballybofey, Gift Card €25

John Byrne, Computer Care, Castlefinn, 2 x €50 Vouchers

Hand Maid Shop, Sinead McLaughlin, Ballybofey, 2 x Necklace plus earrings 

The Book Centre, Ballybofey,  €20 Voucher

Gala Bake, Ballybofey,  €10 Voucher

Mr G’s, Ballybofey, 2cd pack 72 Nonstop All Time Country Classics

And the entertainment And Especially


 North West Shotokan Karate Club


Bollywood Dancer  

Diya  Guram


Main Band

One For The Road (The Silhouettes)



There Was A Presentation To Fiona Rankin Towards The Breast Screening Unit, Altnagelvin Hospital,  By The President John Byrne And Bobby Rao

From The Pink Cricked Competition


Annual Primary / National School

Choir Competition

Sponsored By Reynolds of Raphoe

The North-West's leading Musical & Disco Supplier

 Tuesday 23rd April 2013 7:30pm


 The St. Patrick’s Hall


Organised By

John McCosker & Morris Brown



Newsletter January / February  2013



The District Governor Jack Cunningham is visiting

our club on the 27th February 6:30pm


Some Pictures from the Change Over Night


The change over night talk and entertainment was by Ronan McKee from Strabane, African Drumming.


A very big and richly deserved congratulations to Paul Crawford and John McCosker on receiving the Paul Harris Fellowship award


Weekly Meetings - Date & Time




1pm every Wednesday except for Wednesday the 27th of February which is at 6:30pm for the visit of our District Governor Jack Cunningham

This planer was provided by Rotarian Bill McCauley


Club Officers for 2012 -2013

President:  -  John Byrne

 President Elect:  -   Jonathan Rainey.

Secretary:  -   Harry Friar.

Treasurer:  -   Dr Morris Brown.

Sergeant at Arms:  -   John McCosker.


Rotary - Make's A World Of Difference

Join Rotary and make a world of difference to your own community, to the lives of those less fortunate around the world, to your fellow club members - like-minded men and women of all ages - and, just as important, to yourself! The projects Rotarians get involved in are incredibly fulfilling, worthwhile and rewarding - and there's plenty of fun involved.


People Who Make a Difference

Take this quiz: mentally

1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.
3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America contest.
4. Name 10 people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer prize.
5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.
6. Name the last decade's worth of World Series winners.

How did you do? The point is, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday. These are no second-rate achievers. They are the best in their fields. But the applause dies. Awards tarnish. Achievements are forgotten. Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.

Here's another quiz. See how you do on this one:

1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.
2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.
3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.
4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.
5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.
6. Name half a dozen heroes whose stories have inspired you.

Easier? The lesson? The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones that care.

submitted by Rotarian Geoff Wheatley, Utica


I hope you like this if you have a thought or a witty statement / Joke  / conundrum, please send it to me:

John Byrne at



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