The early history of the Catford Club

A short History of the early days of the Catford Club

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BACKGROUND STORY

In 1930 a very prominent Rotarian, Stanley Leverton ...who was Chairman of District 13 (now1130), President of RIBI and a Director of RI decided that some Rotary Clubs had boundary control of membership in large towns that was simply too large, so it was decided to split these areas.

Lewisham Club was an example;..... they covered an area south to Bromley, Beckenham and Sidcup and as far north as Deptford and Greenwich.

In 1931, Cannon Edge-Partington, a member of Lewisham Club proposed that a new Club Catford Southend be formed.

On March 23rd 1943, Arthur Smith OBE, ARCS, Bsc was invited with others from the Lewisham Club to the Mayor