Hythe Rotary Tribute Page

This page is to commemorate significant moments

Hythe Rotary mourns the loss of valued Rotarians during the 2018/19 year

Dr John Baker, a Hythe Rotarian since 2007, and a longstanding GP who wasmuch loved by his patients. John had an extremely sharp wit and his comments would often bring a laugh to the meetings.

Henry Shackleton, a Rotarian of some 40 years standing having joined in 1978.  A much-loved individual who lived a full and varied life from being a WW2 Pathfinder Bomber pilot (and POW), to a civil engineer and pillar of local society.  Henry always lit up a room when he entered and could always be relied on to serenade our ladies or whisk them around the dance floor.


George Brown, another long service Rotarian, having joined the club in 1996.   George’s meticulous record keeping, and publication of the monthly “Hesperus” newsletter were the backbone of the club.  He published the annual directory of members and their partners plus also taking charge of all raffle arrangements.  His management of this task resulted in a significant contribution to Hythe Rotary’s charitable fund raising

Derek Hancock, died suddenly whilst doing what he did best, attending to Rotary Business.  Pictured here on his installation for a second term as President of the club, having also served a term in 2009.  A Methodist Minster of Religion, Derek joined the club in 2000   His energy and enthusiasm for all things Rotary will be sadly missed