On Monday 25th February 2019, twenty two of our members visited the newly built Wexford  Loreto Secondary School. In the bright and spacious foyer of the Loreto school we were greeted with a very warm welcome by the school Principal, Billy O’ Shea and Deputy Principal Chris O’ Reilly. Ms O’ Reilly gave a very.. read more →

Pictured beside float at St Patrick’s Day parade: Helen Doyle, Conor Geoghegan, Eamon Tierney and grandson, Heike Huelswitt, Mike Brand   The Rotary Club of Wexford took part in 2019, St Patrick’s Day parade. Our technical support and representative on viewing stand: Thomas Huelswitt, President, Rotary Club of Wexford. Driver for the float was Mike.. read more →

               Wexford Drama Festival Chairperson addressed the Rotary Club of Wexford Luncheon   The Chairperson of Wexford Drama Festival, Rachael Murphy addressed Rotary Club of Wexford luncheon on Monday 11th March 2019. Pictured: Thomas Huelswitt,  President, Rachael Murphy, Karl Fitzpatrick, Vice President                       Former President of GAA addressed the Rotary Club of.. read more →

On the 15th October 2018 Rotarians and their family members visited the construction of the New Ross bypass bridge.  The visit was organised by Wexford County Council. It is the longest bridge of its kind in the world and a significant engineering achievement. Contracts were signed with BAM Iridium and Dragados in January 2016 with.. read more →

At the weekly lunch meeting held at the River Bank Hotel, Wexford, on Monday 18th February, members present celebrated 40 years of service by cutting an anniversary cake to mark the occasion. Club President, Mr Thomas Huelswitt welcomed all members present and said “ We will have a further more significant  celebration later in the.. read more →

The memories of all 29 Founder Members may differ in some ways they all form a wealth of basic knowledge about our Club. I believe that my own memories go back to the very first seedling planted long before our Club was eventually chartered. Therefore I would like to share it with you. It was.. read more →

Congraulations to  Waterford Rotary Clubon there 50th Anniversary event last week. The night was a tremendous success and it was lovely to meet our neighbouring clubs presidents and district Governors present. Donal Tully, President Rotary Club of Waterford Thomas Huelswitt, President Rotary Club of Wexford Heike Huelswitt Conor Furey, President elect, Rotary Club of Naas.. read more →

Rotary Youth Leadership Development Competition In a competition, which recognises and celebrates Wexford’s youngest leaders, Alanna Fusciardi Wallace, a student at the Loreto Secondary School in Wexford, has been announced as the winner of the 2018 Rotary Club of Wexford’s Youth Leadership Development Competition. Following entries from 62 students across the county, a representative for.. read more →

Accomplished entrepreneur, Karl Fitzpatrick, was announced as a recipient of a coveted Paul Harris Fellowship award at last Monday’s meeting of the Rotary Club of Wexford. The Paul Harris Fellowship Award is one of the highest honours Rotary can bestow upon an individual. The presentation of Paul Harris Fellow recognition is the Rotary Foundation’s way.. read more →

23 Feb 2018
February 23, 2018

History of the Rotary Bell

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In 1922, U.S. Rotarians organized an attendance contest; the challenge was that the losing clubs would join in giving the winning club a prize.  The Rotary Club of New York City was declared the winner and to them was awarded as a prize a bell from a popular patrol boat, which was placed on wood.. read more →