rotary club of rosanna 44th birthday

20 December 1973 – 20 December 2017

Rotary International President 1973 – 1974: William C. Carter

In 1973, the Rotary Club of Heidelberg agreed to sponsor a second Club in the City of Heidelberg.

DG Doug Delarue appointed PDG Kel Car (1968-69) as his personal representative to form a new Club.

The first interest meeting was held on 02 October 1973.

The provisional Club was formed on 30 October 1973 with subsequent weekly meetings being conducted.

The Charter of the Rotary Club of Heidelberg North was granted by Rotary International on 20 December 1973. 

The Charter presentation was held on 22 February 1974 in the Great Hall of Glenn College at LaTrobe University in the presence of 31 Rotary Clubs from 4 Districts.

Charter President Jack Tonge accepted the Charter Certificate from District Governor Doug Delarue following which 25 Charter members were inducted including two of our current members PP Noel Henry OAM and PP Barrie Williams.

heidelberg north rotary club

The Club banner was derived from a competition amongst local schools.

The Club’s name was officially changed to the Rotary Club of Rosanna on 29 June 1999.

Rtn Ruth Stapleton
Club Historian (2014-18)