|HOME||GLOBAL||DISTRICTS||CLUBS||MISSING HISTORIES||PAUL HARRIS||PEACE|
|PRESIDENTS||CONVENTIONS||LIBRARY||WOMEN||THE ROTARY FOUNDATION||COMMENTS||PHILOSOPHY|
|SEARCH||RGHF FORUM||JOIN RGHF||COMMITTEE||RGHF||RECENT POSTS|
FELLOWSHIP OF ROTARY HISTORIANS since 11 october 2000|
Post your club/district history now, with RGHF, at www.historylibrary.org free! Just open an account, and make history.
"Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How" of Rotary since 11 October 2000 http://www.rotaryglobalhistoryfellowship.org/index.php?lang=en
"I don't mind my inbox being flooded by e-mails from RGHF. They are so informative and it makes me appreciate more the wonderful world of Rotary." Anonymous
|ROTARY GLOBAL HISTORY||SECTION HOME||First Clubs of New Zealand||HISTORY OUTLINE||NZ HISTORY|
|HISTORY CALENDAR||auckland||christ church||dunedin||hamilton||hastings|
|Friendship Trees||RI Presidents||RI Conventions||RI Archives||Jim Davidson||First Two Clubs|
|FIRST IN EACH REGION||Committee Comment||What's New?||Updates|
Brief histories of the early New Zealand Clubs
Rotary Club of Wanganui
Rotary International District 9940
The Rotary Club of Wanganui Inc. Charter no. 1737 District 9940.
Wanganui is the home base for four thriving Rotary Clubs. The first and largest of these, is the lunchtime Rotary Club of Wanganui Inc.
On Tuesday 5th February 1924, a meeting was called by the Hon. George Fowlds, Rotary’s special Commissioner in New Zealand, to discuss the formation of a new Rotary Club. On March 3, the first weekly meeting of the new Rotary Club was held at the Returned Soldiers Association Rooms in St Hill Street. The Hon George Fowlds, International Director Charles Rhodes and Rotarian D. Philips of Dunedin were present and twenty-four business and professional men of the City became charter members.
The club’s charter was presented on 14th July 1924, making it the seventh club in New Zealand. Charter President was Louis Cohen, a well known barrister and he was joined by a who’s who, of the men of Wanganui. Through the years since that first meeting, the Rotary Club of Wanganui has been vibrantly, and intricately entwined, with the city’s business and community life.