Jim begins second term as Carrickfergus Rotary Club president

President Jim Dunlop pictured with Carrick Rotary Club members and guests.
President Jim Dunlop pictured with Carrick Rotary Club members and guests.

A Carrickfergus man is marking almost two decades of Rotary service in the town by taking on the role of club president for a second time.

Jim Dunlop has been a member of the Carrickfergus club since 1998 and having previously held the office in 2005-2006, knows the level of commitment it entails.

Outgoing President Colin McCarthy chats with Jim prior to handing over the chain of office. INCT 36-702-CON

Outgoing President Colin McCarthy chats with Jim prior to handing over the chain of office. INCT 36-702-CON

He is looking forward to leading the club through its programme of community service and fellowship. A quantity surveyor in private practice, Jim, coincidentally, succeeds in the Rotary post his business partner Colin McCarthy, who served very successfully as president during the club’s 50th anniversary year.

Awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship in 2015 for his services to Rotary, Jim has been particularly active in promoting opportunities for young people through the organisation’s Youth Leadership competition, Young Writer competition and Young Citizen awards. He has also been instrumental in establishing Interact Clubs in Ulidia Integrated College and Downshire School, offering opportunities for students to develop leadership, management and team skills while providing a service to their community.

Jim is married to Phyllis and they have two daughters and two grandchildren. His community service extends to eldership in Joymount Presbyterian Church and membership of the governing body of Downshire School. In his spare time he enjoys watching all sport and supporting Carrick Rangers Football Club.