History

The Rotary Club of Toowoomba is Toowoomba’s oldest Rotary Club. The Club.was Chartered on 6 October 1930 and was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Brisbane. In turn the Rotary Club of Toowoomba sponsored the Rotary Club of Toowoomba City, the Rotary Club of Toowoomba Garden City, the Rotary Club of Toowoomba South, the Rotary Club of Ipswich, the Rotary Club of Gatton & Lockyer and the Rotary Club of Dalby.

Rotary Charter Rotary Charter (588 KB)

(The Brisbane Courier, Monday 24 November 1930, pg. 15).

50 Years on the Downs 50 Years on the Downs (4246 KB)

Since 1986 the Rotary Club of Toowoomba has established a sister Club relationship with the Rotary Club of Mitsukaido (Japan) in District 2820. In the late 1980s and early 1990s the Rotary Club of Toowoomba also had a Charter of Association with the Tsuruga Rotary Club in Japan.

The Rotary Club of Toowoomba celebrated its 60th Anniversary in 1990 with an Anniversary Dinner with special guests Sir Clem Renouf and Clive Berghofer MLA. Over 255 Rotarians, their partners and past members and their partners attended.

60th Anniversary 60th Anniversary (1369 KB)

Two major programs were launched in the 1990s. The inaugural Pride of Workmanship Awards were presented at a Club meeting in April 1992 and The Bowel Scan Awareness Programme began in May 1999.

Images from our 80th Birthday Celebrations in October 2010.

Presidents & Secretaries Honour Board:

YEAR PRESIDENTS SECRETARIES    YEAR PRESIDENTS SECRETARIES
1930 F.J. Paterson O. Fowler   1980 W.J. Fagg K.J. Quirk
1931 F.J. Paterson K. MacFarlane   1981
H.F. Driver
H.J. Smekel
1932 J.W. Rosbrook K. MacFarlane   1982
R.H. Poulton
H. Fowler & B. Townsend
1933 K. MacFarlane O. Fowler   1983 N.W. Brampton
W.J. Scattini
1934 T.P. Connolly T.W. Duffill   1984 R.A. Arnold
R.F. Taylor
1935 F. Gillespie N.G. Hatton   1985 D.S. Stevens
N. Backman
1936 C. Fortescue N.G. Hatton   1986 R.W.A. Morrison
B.R. Carter
1937 D. McInnes N.G. Hatton   1987 E.G. Potts
B.J. Vettiger
1938 D.H.Stewart N.G. Hatton   1988 A.N. Fuss
N. Backman
1939 J.W. Armitage C.B. Nixon    1989 E. T. Evrat P.B. Taylor
1940 A.A. Griffiths C.B. Nixon   1990 L.T. Statham
A. Mladenovic
1941 E. Clay C.B. Nixon   1991 N. Backman
P.M. Fleming
1942 E.E. Gold C.B. Nixon   1992 R.F. Taylor
B.J. Vettiger
1943 B.L. Pumfrey C.B. Nixon   1993 B. Manning
N.J. Smart
1944 A. Collins C.B. Nixon   1994 M.T.M. Bond
R.J. Scott
1945 G.R. Harrington C.B. Nixon   1995 A. Mladenovic
D.J. Whitehill
1946 C.B. Nixon G.R.Harrington   1996 P.M. Fleming
W.M. Strong
1947 Morgan H. Simon R.H. Trethewey   1997 R.J. McKeon
P.J. Emerson
1948 A.E. King M.P. Champion   1998 R.J. Scott
P.G. Haddon
1949 K.G. Jefferies W.O. Kinane   1999 R.J. Inglis
S.M. Antonio
1950 S.S. Webb W.O. Kinane   2000 D. Whitehill
T. Davis 
1951 A.E. Lavers J.F. McConachie   2001 E. Wildman
P. Russell
1952 H.G. Jones J.F. McConachie   2002 T. Davis
D. Snow
1953 R. Weppner J.F. McConachie   2003 J. Petriwskyj
D. Collyer
1954 N.W. Evans D.J. Robinson   2004 D. Snow
J. Collard
1955 C.T. Shannon F.C. Sanders   2005 P. Russell
S. Tanzer
1956 D.J. Robinson F.C. Sanders   2006 M. Liebke
J. Young
1957 W. Thompson W.M. Simon   2007 M.M. Wheatley
J. Collard
1958 F.C. Sanders J.B. McKinstry   2008 S. Brown
S. Doyle
1959 W.M. Simon L.A. Butt   2009 W. Armagnacq
D. Hamilton
1960 J.B. McKinstry J.F. Pigott   2010 A. Tilly
S. Searston
1961 R.T. Donovan A.J. Millroy   2011 G. Adamson
G. James
1962 J.F. Pigott A.R. Feil   2012 S. Doyle
S. Brown
1963 L.A. Butt L.A.S. Carson   2013 N.J. Beaman
A.B. Mullen
1964 C.H. Newnham T.R. Blomeley   2014 M. Norman
A.Twiddle
1965 S.H. Owen P.C. Snow   2015 S. Searston
T. Blakeley & A. Mladen
1966 K.C.Bailey T.R. Blomeley   2016 R. McCormack
C. Clark
1967 J.R. Hockings D.P. Pollock   2017 A. Thomas
A. Mladen
1968 J.F. McConachie A.I. Myers   2018 C. Clark
S. Rooney
1969 H.B. Jarnesen M. Coughlan   2019 D. Snow
S. Roberts
1970 A. Kerr G.W. King        
1971 R.J. Sellars G.W. King        
1972 J.L. Drummond E. Thorne        
1973 K.W. Hutchison E.T. Evrat        
1974 P.C. Snow H.F. Driver        
1975 B.N. Burton B.D. Hinchliffe        
1976 P.W. O'Brien K.W. Kyle        
1977 H.J. Smekel D.S. Stevens        
1978 L.N. Clyde J.F. Reed        
1979 G.C. Vandersee M.T.M. Bond        
E.T. Evrat
E.T. Evrat
E.T. Evrat
E.T. Evrat