New Zealand, D9930

Anniversary Celebrations


Since its inception, the Club has celebrated its existence twice; first after twenty five years and again five years later.


1.  Twenty fifth Celebrations


On the 25th May 1984, the Club celebrated its 25th Anniversary.

  • A Chinese meal was served; the menu written in Chinese (and English) probably by Yick Gee. Gust of honour was District Governor John Webb of Hamilton.

  • Host for the evening was VP Mark Read, and PP Pete Simons was master of ceremonies. The welcome was issued by President Bill Beaton, and grace said by the Rev. Duncan Jamieson.

  • Toasts were made to the Queen, Rotary International, and the Taradale Rotary Club.

  • The guest speaker for the evening was David Sabiston, who was thanked by PP Jock Morris

  • Other important guests included the mayor, David Prebenson.

  • A highlight of the evening was the awarding of the Paul Harris medal to Arthur Stafford in recognition of his considerable work for the Taradale community. The medal was presented by PP Tom McDonald.

Pictures of the event provided by Bill Beaton


2.  Thirtieth Celebrations

On the 4th May 1989, the Club celebrated its 30th Anniversary.

  • District Governor Tom Ryan attended and was guest speaker.
  • Two surviving Charter members, Jim Dine and Bill Beaton were present.
  • Three members, Gil Atkins, Doug Rees and Bob Twaddle, were awarded Paul Harris Fellowships.



    D.G. Tom Ryan addresses the guests.

    (These photos record the Town Hall before renovations started in 1992)