History of Our Club


This 2013 photo shows Past Presidents Jan Pengilley with Past Treasurer John Egan celebrating 60 years of Rotary in Daylesford

Our Club was founded in 1953 and still continues to contribute as a Service group to the Daylesford/Hepburn and surrounding Districts, nationally and internationally. From the beginning Foundation Members embraced the principles of Rotary and used them to guide their work. Early projects included. After much debate and a member vote women were welcomed into the Club in and it wasn’t long before the first female President Denise Rhodes was inducted in 1995 and she was followed by Patricia Muir, in the very next year. Although the number of members has increased and decreased over the years our club has been fortunate enough to retain a core group of long term members who mentor and encourage newer members.

Remembering long serving Past President Ray McCahon whose dry sense of humour is sadly missed and remembered by us all when fines are collected during the Sergeants Session.

The Calder Cluster of District 9800

Like all Rotary Clubs, our club is autonomous but works co-operatively with other District 9800 Clubs including the other Calder Cluster Clubs – Woodend, Castlemaine, Gisborne and Kyneton. The Presidents of these clubs meet regularly under the leadership of our Assistant Governor Lewis Bordon to discuss district and club business, share ideas and to plan joint projects and meetings, to promote fellowship and further develop the identity of the Calder Cluster. (For more information about District Clubs and the Calder Cluster Google District 9800 Family – Melbourne 1921)

 

Victor Szwed, Lewis Bordon, Fred Payne at Calder Cluster Presidents lunch

Victor Szwed, Lewis Bordon, Fred Payne at Calder Cluster Presidents lunch

 

Past Presidents

R. G. BAKER 1953-1954P. CULLEN 1954-1955

A.J. HOFFAT 1955-1956

J. DRUMMOND 1956-1957

W.T.R. POWELL 1957-1958

J.H.JENKIN 1958-1959

J.J.OGLETHORPE 1959-1960

G.I. WALKER 1960-1961

C.O.LELEAN 1961-1962

P.F. CANOBIO 1962-1963

B.J.ANDERSON 1963-1964

W.L. GEORGE 1964-1965

R.R.COOPER 1965-1966

B.HORE 1966-1967

W.J. MCKENZIE 1967

J.H. JENKIN 1967-1968

J.H. BINDER 1968-1969

A.F.GOODMAN1969-1970

C.STEWARD 1970-1971

B.A. BELLINGHAM 1971-1972

J.TAYLOR 1972-1973

R.G. McCAHON 1973-1974

P.A. TINETTI 1974-1975

G. ABBOTT 1975-1976

A.L.W. PITCHER 1976-1977

L.WILLIAMS 1977-1978

R.G.DUNLOP 1978-1979

A.E.TONER 1979-1980

R.BROWN 1980-1981

K.WILKIE 1981-1982

A.E.TONER -1982

R.G.MCMAHON 1982-1983

A.J.EYLES 1983-1984

R.SMITH 1984-1985

C.O.LELEAN 1985-1986

A.W.BAKER 1986-1987

H.GUNTHER 1987-1988

V.CHERNOV 1988-1989J.C. SAVAGE 1989-1990

D. MOYNIHAN 1990-1991

T.DELMENICO 1991-1992

K.FORD 1992-1993

R.SMITH 1993-1994

T.DELMENICO 1994-1995

MISS D.A.RHODES 1995-1996

MS. P MUIR 1996-1997

R.J.MANNING 1997-1998

I. ESMORE 1998-1999

A.J. EYLES 1999-2000

P.JOHNSTON 2000-2001

R.BROWN 2001-2002

G.FELL 2002-2003

J. SWATMAN 2003-2004

MS. F. BAXTER 2004

P. JOHNSTON 2005

GRAEME TEMPLETON 2005-2006

BRONWEN SCARFFE 2006-2008

GARRY RODONI 2008-2009

VICTOR SZWED 2009-2010

LESLEY BARAGWANATH 2010-2011

LESLEY BARAGWANATH 2011-2012

JAN PENGILLEY 2012-2013

JAN PENGILLEY 2013-14

GREG THOMPSON 2014- 2015

GREG THOMPSON 2015-2016

DAVID STAGG 2016-2017