40 years of Rotary in Chatteris
About the Rotary Club of Chatteris.
Queen Elizabeth ll sent out the first royal email, from the Royal Signals and Radar Establishment
- 16 March – Harold Wilson announces his resignation as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, to take effect on 5 April.
19 March – Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon announce that they are to separate after 16 years of marriage.Rotary Club of Chatteris
Charter Presentation Dinner - 14th April 1976
During the Winter of 1975 and Spring 1976 the District Extension Officer, Past District Governor Arthur Holland, invited local business and professional men to meet at the George Hotel to discuss forming a Rotary Club in Chatteris. Rotarian Alfred Spindler, Rotarian Michael Graves and Rotarian David Young were already members of the March Rotary Club and were given permission to investigate forming a club in Chatteris. Over this period interest was shown by 30 men and the Charter Presentation Dinner was held at the Palace, Chatteris on Wednesday 14th April 1976. The menu included Egg & Prawn Mayonnaise, Cream of Vegetable Soup, Braised Beef Chasseur, Black Forest Gateau, Cheese, Dessert and Coffee. The catering was by Peter Wilson who was a founder member of the club. After the meal the District Governor, Rotarian Rupert Gurney JP, presented Rotary badges to the founder members and the Charter to the first President, Rotarian Alf Spindler. It is interesting to record that the Charter had not arrived from Rotary International in America (this usually happened in those days) so the club received a rolled up Potato Marketing Board poster – the proper Charter arrived about 2 months later. The Council Members held their posts until 30th June 1977.
President: Alf Spindler
Vice-President: Mike Graves
Treasurer: Danny Norton
Secretary: David Young
Council Members: Hughie Allen, Ray Dordery, Neil Moss, Colin Seward, Ted Tilley, Roy Wilderspin.
Ordinary Members: Doug Bristow, Den Broughton, Mike Coates, Don Cooper, Cyril Cooper, Les Edgley, Ray German, David Grainger, Bill Hall, Ralph Hosken, Bill Letch, Phil Markwell, Alan Parish, John Penfold, Ken Peppercorn, Martin Pullen, Keith Richards, John Seward, Peter Wilson, Don Walker.