Our club meets in The Old School House beside St Patrick’s Parish Church on the second
and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 1pm. On the first Wednesday there is a breakfast
meeting at 8am and on the third Wednesday an evening meeting. This can vary from
6pm to 7.30pm so it is advisable to check the News & Events section of this website.
When the is a fifth Wednesday there is a fun event, details appdaring in advance
in our News & Events section.
Ballymoney Rotary Club was chartered on 9th August 1965.
Over the years members of Ballymoney Rotary Club and Rotary Club of Mid Argyll (formerly
Lochgilphead Rotary Club) have exchanged visits and shared fellowship. Our members
have been made welcome in Rotary Clubs throughout the United kingdom, Ireland, the
USA, Canada, Australia and beyond and we have received visitors from throughout the
While the world hopes for peace, Rotary works to make it a reality. Ryan Moore of
Ballyboyland, who was named as one of sixty Rotary World Peace Fellows in 2008 to
study peace and conflict resolution recently undertook a three month work experience
in the South Asian island of East Timor.
The program was created as part of Rotary's ongoing effort to promote greater tolerance
and cooperation among people worldwide. East Timor is emerging as one of the world’s
newest nations with the support of the international community after years under
Portuguese and then Indonesian occupation and rule. With Rotary’s help, Ryan has
been able to spend time with a human rights organization there as well as the United
Nations mission specializing in security sector reform.
Ryan left for the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, one of six Rotary
Centres for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution last February.
After his spell in East Timor he returned to Brisbane to obtain a master’s – level
degree in international relations, with a focus on the roots of conflict and successful
solutions to global problems.