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.

Presidents of Whitchurch Rotary Club


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Much of Tommy's early life in the Methodist Ministry was spent in India as a missionary. There he worked with the Rev. Charles Posnett - the uncle of his future wife - Maisie. and they married in 1925 at the cathedral of Medak - which had been built by Maisie's uncle, with Tommy's help. They returned to England and lived in Ripon and York, before moving to Whitchurch in 1936 to continue the ministry at St. John's Church. Tommy soon immersed himself in the town's activities, especially in council work, chairing the town council 1946-56 and 1957-58. He was a governor of the Whitchurch Girls High School and also of the Grammar School, local SSAFA representative for many years, and along with his wife - a qualified silversmith - designed the town crest. Created MBE for services to the community.
Joined Rotary 3/1/38 (founder member). Honorary member 1973. Died 3/7/74. Wife Founder President Inner Wheel 1939-42; treasurer 1946-48. She died aged 103 years. Daughter, Susan, President 1988/99; son, Bill, Rotarian 1977 to 1982.