The Rotary Club of Wickford received its Charter in 1958 and has been a vibrant and active Club ever since, and recently members of the Club got together recently at the Magic Mushroom to celebrate, at which the current President Pauline welcomed the District Governor David Willis and his wife Sandra to join in on the celebrations.
Rotarian Bob Plimmer regaled us with a little of the history of the Club, having recently spent some time curating the Club Archive, starting with the story of founder member Silva Carter when he met with a member from Brentwood Rotary Club wearing a Rotary Club badge asking him which cycling club he belonged to, through to more recent events including our achievements around fundraising and community engagement.
DG David spoke about the great reputation Wickford has gained over the years, and how it has contributed to the District during its time, as well as our more esoteric fundraising events, and our achievement of being one of only 17 Clubs in the Country to achieve Gold contributor status with Shelterbox.
Wickford Inner Wheel ChairJenny Smith brought greetings from her Club and wished Wickford Rotary well for the forthcoming year
President Pauline then read a poem written by ABODE, Wickford resident poet Rotarian Bernie Norton, reflecting on the past year’s achievements and successes within the Club.
President Pauline also welcomed our newest Friend Jane Bassom into the Club and introduced her to the members.
65 years well remembered!
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