Then & Now

Report by Rtn. Peter Ripley on the club form its formation in1951

THEN & NOW...........Researched by Rtn. Peter Ripley

Above - Members - 1951

The formation of the club was first considered over lunch on 28th. November 1950 by Rotarian Booker (The District Extension Officer), Rotarian Perry Morgan and 3 prospective Bodmin Rotarians - Norman Frith, Alan Harvey and Ron Buckler, at Richard and Dyer's Cafe in Bodmin town centre.

Weekly luncheon meetings began at that venue from 28th.December 1950 and the club became an "Interim Rotary Club" at its Inaugural Lunch Meeting in the Public Rooms, Mount Folly, Bodmin on Thursday 17th.May 1950 when the ticket price was 5 Shillings (25p.), Fred Zimber was appointed interim President and Alan Harvey interim Secretary, and the annual subscription was fixed at