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Brief histories of the first clubs of each geographic regions or countries

Rotary Club of Djibouti, the First Club of Djibouti

Rotary International District 9200

Part of our section on Africa

 

The following information was extracted from the district history:
The next two years saw steady growth of Rotary in Africa.
There were also political problems and racial tension in the southern part of Africa, which for all practical purposes needed regrouping of clubs.
In 1963 64 there was further redistricting - Southern Rhodesia, South West Africa and Republic of South Africa were transferred to districts 225, 230 and 235.
District 220 consisted of Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Northern Rhodesia, Nyasaland, Tanganyika, Reunion and Uganda.
The first District Governor of this new district was late J. R. Gregory.

In subsequent years Rotary Clubs were formed in Mauritius (1964), Comoro Islands (1965) Territories of Afars and Issa what is now called Djibouti (1967).
These were incorporated in District 220 as of 01 July 1968.
Rotary Club of Victoria in Seychelles was chartered in 1969 and Rotary Club of Gaborone in Botswana was chartered in 1972.
These were incorporated in District 220, while Rotary clubs in Malawi were transferred to District 225 with effect from 01 July 1970.
Rotary Club of Zanzibar, which was formed in 1961, was also part of District 220. However, the club was down in 1964 after the revolution.
 
 
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