The History of
Whitchurch Rotary Club
1938 - 2008
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We meet in the Dodington Lodge Hotel every 1st & 3rd Tuesday evening at 6:30pm for Dinner, every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 12:45pm for lunch, and if there's a 5th Tuesday, we meet at 7:00am for Breakfast. Visitors are welcome.

The History of Whitchurch Rotary Club

The Founding | Wartime | After 1945 | The 21st Century | Club Organisation

In November 2008, The Rotary Club of Whitchurch is well into its 70th year and this History is based primarily on the fifty year history written in 1988 by Past. Presdt. Ken Taylor, then up-dated, researched and compiled plus a list of all members and the photographs of all past presidents by Past. Presdt. Sam Eccleston. The club are anxious that the local community be aware of their activities, and importantly its desire to provide practical assistance and service to deserving causes and individuals, locally, nationally and internationally. In the past eleven years the Whitchurch Club have raised through their charity account and distributed locally nearly £ 69,000 - 64% of their fund raising over this period.
The club's present president, the 65th person to hold office is Bill Carmichael.

Rotary is the largest service organisation in the world. Rotarians enjoy their work and cooperate in friendship and fellowship to achieve their goals. Rotary has no secret policy or secret meetings - it is an open society of men and women who simply believe in trying to help others. Rotary respects the cultural differences that exist between people. Practically every religion, country, culture, race, creed, political persuasion, language, ethnic identity is found in Rotary.
Each Rotary Club operates independently within a common constitution, with membership drawn from the local business and professional community. Service requires Rotarians to devote time, energy and professional and business skills to particular projects'. In the ten years to December 31, 2007, Whitchurch Rotarians gathered over £ 128,000 for worthwhile Rotary assisted causes. However this is not a Rotary club's first aim, as the emphasis is essentially on personal service.