85th Anniversary - ONLINE ONLY


From: Wednesday June 17, 2020, 7:00 pm

To: Tuesday June 30, 2020, 10:59 pm

This month, Rotary Club of Castlemaine celebrates the 85th Anniversary of chartering.

From The Age, 28 May 1935: "The inaugural-meeting of the. Castlemaine Rotary Club was attended by Rotarlans, from Bendigo, Ballarat, Melbourne and Essendon. Rotarlan AL.Bolton represented the Governor of Rotary in connection with the formation of the club. Officials elected were President Dr J. L. Thompson; Vice-President, Mr. J. S. R. Barker; Treasurer, Mr. J. Cameron; Secretary, Mr. A. L.Chafe; Sergeant at Arms, Mr. E. H. Williams; Board of Directors, Dr. Thompson and Messrs. A. D. Freeman, J.S.R.Barker, J. Cameron, C. Rathbone and Dr. L. Hartnett. The Governor of the 65th District, Rotarlan Angus Mitchell, presented the club with an enlarged photograph of the King."

In this COVID-19 world, our now semi-regular Zoom online meeting focused on memories of members. Ted Levecke, our longest-serving current member recalled events and incidents that had punctuated his years as a member. Peter Harris, Gary McClure and Rob Cordy also shared memories and photographs of events from their membership years.

Ted Levecke recalls a Japanese exchange student his family remains in contact with.

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