Southern Ulster Rotary Club: Creating Hope and Supporting Mental Health

The Southern Ulster Rotary Club recently came together for a dinner meeting at the delightful Turtle Creek, and it was an evening filled with inspiration, hope, and a deep commitment to making a positive impact. The highlight of the night was the induction of a new member, Nino, by our esteemed District Governor, marking the beginning of a new journey within our Rotary family.

In his address to the gathering, our club's President passionately shared Rotary International President's theme for the year: "Create Hope in the World." He beautifully tied this theme to the critical issue of mental health and emotional wellness, emphasizing that we, as Rotarians, can create hope by supporting those in need, especially in the realm of mental health.

As a testament to our commitment, we were privileged to have a special guest speaker, Elise, from the Maya Gold Foundation. Elise shed light on their remarkable program, which equips teenagers to identify their peers who may be in need of support. The foundation's initiatives are not limited to our local community; they extend across borders to Nepal, where they are doing incredible work to uplift the lives of young people.

In a heartwarming display of solidarity and support, the Southern Ulster Rotary Club presented a generous check of $500 to Elise for the Maya Gold Foundation. This contribution underscores our dedication to the cause of mental health and emotional wellness. It's a small step, but as Rotarians, we understand that small steps can lead to significant change in the world.

This dinner meeting was more than just a gathering; it was a testament to our club's commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of others. It set the tone for our ongoing efforts to promote mental health and emotional wellness in our community and beyond. We look forward to more opportunities to create hope and make a difference as we continue our journey with Rotary.