Rotary Club hosts charity breakfast

The Rotary Club held their annual charity breakfast on February 18.

The event was well attended, with over 80 people turning out to enjoy a continental breakfast and to hear speaker Joyce Ferder Rankin.

Joyce is a former BBC war correspondent who reported on conflicts around the world including the Falklands War and Persian Gulf Wars.

She covered the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and the bombing of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

Joyce has since turned her talents to wildlife photography in the Arctic, taking pictures of the wildlife and documenting the effects of climate change.

Her photographs have been published in National Geographic and other publications, and she was awarded a distinction by the Royal Photographic Society. Joyce was born in Philadelphia but now lives in Portballantrae, and is a member of Coleraine Rotary Club. The proceeds of the breakfast will go to the Rotary Foundation, which is Rotary’s own charity and assists projects locally, nationally and internationally. The president and members of Rotary Larne would like to thank everyone for their support.

See the picture special on pg 18.