Club History


LOOKING BACK - THE STORY OF OUR CLUB 1968

1968
Formed as the Rotary Club of Blaxland- Springwood

The organisation meeting as the Provisional Rotary Club of Blaxland-Springwood, convened by District Governor John Moon, was held at Cheppy's Restaurant on Wednesday, October 23.

The following office bearers were elected: 

  • President: Hubert Watkin-Smith
  • Vice President: David Deutcher
  • Hon. Secretary: Les Paterson
  • Hon. Treasurer: Allan Evett
  • Directors: Bill Goodchild, Ted O'Rafferty and Bert Andrews

The Club was officially admitted to Rotary International on November 2 1968, with 30 charter members.

A great record of service has been built since 1978.

The club hosted what was then possibly the Rotary district’s biggest assembly with over 400 incoming officers attending.

1984

Name of the club changed to Rotary Club of Lower Blue Mountains.

NOW

Since its formation, Lower Blue Mountains Rotary has continued to grow in both strength and stature, even in often difficult times but has steadfastly adhered to Rotary’s motto of “Service before Self”.

It has followed Rotary’s 4 Way Test in all its humanitarian endeavours which follows, "Of the things we say and do:

  1. Is It the Truth ;
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned;
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS;
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned"

Our club accepts new members by invitation.

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Rotary District Governor John Moon convened the first meeting of the organisation as the Provisional Rotary Club of Blaxland-Springwood

Photo credit: Australians at War Film archive


Rotary Club of Lower Blue Mountains Charter


Provisional Rotary Club of Blaxland-Springwood


CONTACT INFORMATION
Rotary Lower Blue Mountains
Meetings: Emu Plains Sporting Club
Club Phone: 0400 698 828
Email: Contact Form