Hythe Rotary Tribute Page
This page is to commemorate some of our senior members
Hythe Rotary mourns the loss of valued Rotarians during the 2018/19 year
Doug arrived in Hythe in 1980 on a transfer from the Darent Valley Rotary Club. So he completed 56 years in Rotary, having joined Darent Valley in 1963, which to say the least is an extraordinary record of Service. Doug was president of the Hythe Club in 1995/96 and was made a Paul Harris Fellow in 2006/7. Over the 39 years with the Hythe Rotary Club he completed at least one spell with every committee. He made a strong contribution to each committee and to the Club. He always held clear and positive views and he made sure they were heard. His attendance was first class.
Doug was well involved with many other organisations in Hythe, where he made very strong contributions.
Bill was a very lomg standing Rotarian, in fact he servied a term as President of Hythe Rotary Club as long ago as 1980. He was always an active and committed Rotarian as well as strong supporter of sports clubs in the area. He served countless terms as chairman or president of football and cricket clubs in our community. Bill was recognised for his many decades of service to local sport by being awarded an MBE in 2018
Reg Belcourt was President of Hythe Rotary in 2011 and also a town councillor serving from 1999 to 2003 and again from 2007 to 2019. His late wife, Karen, was also a town councillor and served a term as Mayor. By trade Reg was a Master Mariner, captaining ships for Stenna. Originally from Mauritius, Reg had a very warm and humorous charecter. He will be particuilarily missed by the many children and youths who he fostered and helped to make their way in life.