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
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
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.
Tom Ryan addresses the guests.
(These photos record the Town Hall before
renovations started in 1992)