Service Above Self!
- 1 The Early Years
- 2 The First Fourty Years
- 3 Societal Contributions—Avenues of Service
- 4 Presidents
- 5 Meetings and Information
- 6 History Book
- 7 District
- 8 Club Virtual Presence
- 9 Categories And Links
The Early Years
During 1975 a number of Rotarians in the old BOW club (Rotary Club of Blaby, Oadby and Wigston), who all lived or worked in Wigston proposed that a separate club for Wigston should be formed. After consultation with the then District 107, it was agreed that the Blaby, Oadby and Wigston Club should indeed become three. The new Oadby club would retain the original charter and foster the new Rotary Club of Wigston, whilst the Rotary Club of Lutterworth would foster the new Rotary Club of Blaby. District Extension Officer, PDG Ron Watson, of the Rotary Club of Bedford was given the responsibility of bringing this to a reality, and the Rotary Club of Lutterworth gave the task of assisting in the creation of the Rotary Club of Blaby to Rtn. Ron Eglin, who later became the Club’s first Honorary Member in recognition of the efforts he had put in during its formation.
The First Fourty Years
As the Blaby Club now celebrates its first forty years it can look back on achievements and a positive influence on the communities it serves. It is in a position of change and rebuilding. The age profile of the Club has become high. However two new members were recruited last year and two more are awaiting investiture this year with others in the pipeline. They will be joining a Club with a history of achievement, a Club that has punched above its weight, but a Club that cares. The next new members will be joining a Club that, in the words of RI President for 2015-16, K.R. Ravindran, is “A gift to the world”, a Club that gives of its talents, its knowledge, its dedication, its efforts to endeavour to make a difference to others who may be in need. History inevitably looks back, but it does so in order the better to look forward. May the Blaby Club continue to look forward and continue — TO CARE.
ClubName was chartered on 12/01/19XX after being recommended by Rotary Club of Lutterworth
Societal Contributions—Avenues of Service
- Clubs sponsored
- Rotaract Club
- Rotaract Club
- Interact Club
- Dictionary Project
|1976-77||John Courtney||1996-97||David Robinson|
|1977-78||Alan Pearce||1997-98||Robert Banner|
|1978-79||Andrew St John||1998-99||Mike Hill|
|1979-80||Reg Nowell||1999-2000||Alan Pulford|
|1980-81||Harold Hall||2000-01||Howard King|
|1981-82||Roy Brown||2001-02||Robert Banner|
|1982-83||Peter Halford||2002-03||Bill Southeran|
|1983-84||Henry Archer||2003-04||Eddy Brew|
|1984-85||Bill Southeran||2004-05||Terry Watts|
|1985-86||David Ripley||2005-06||Gough Gamble|
|1986-87||Peter Stanley||2006-07||Roy Cafferty|
|1987-88||Jack Andrews||2007-08||Barry Harpham|
|1988-89||Mick Beesley||2008-09||Elsbeth James|
|1989-90||Terry Watts||2009-10||Brian Armstrong|
|1990-91||Bill James||2010-11||Hugh Gunn|
|1991-92||David Clarke||2011-12||Michael Wrigh|
|1992-93||Ron Miles||2012-13||Hilary Painter|
|1993-94||Alex Hunter||2013-14||Andrew St John|
|1994-95||John Croot||2014-15||Eddy Brew|
|1995-96||Gerald Rimmington||2015-16||Terry Watts|
Meetings and Information
Please join us at our weekly meeting!
We meet on Tuesdays at 12.45pm
(5th Tuesdays are usually evening meetings (7.30pm))
Stanton Lakes, Broughton Road,
Stoney Stanton, Leicester.
LE9 4JA tel: 01455 283043
The Rotary Club of Blaby presents this short history of the First Forty Years in the sure and certain knowledge that someone will come up with something that has been overlooked and will be asking the question “Why was that left out?” To that unknown “someone”, and indeed to all, we can only apologise for any omission in this brief story. It is, however, a story without an end and perhaps any such omission can be included in a later version to commemorate 50 years of the Blaby Club. Our thanks are sincerely recorded to all those who have contributed to the completion of this brief story, and we hope it will bring just a little satisfaction on looking back on things achieved.