The Rotary Club of Letchworth Garden City
The first official meeting of the Rotary Club of Letchworth Garden City, when we were given
our Rotary 'Charter', was in October 1924. Among those wishing us well that night was
the Garden City founder, Ebenezer Howard.
In October 2014, for our 90th Anniversary Charter Night, we were joined by the UK Rotary
President Peter King (front row centre, below). Current club membership is 23.
We elect a different President each year along with several Committee Chairs to plan and
organise our programme and fundraising events for the year ahead.
Our President for 2018-2019 is Bob Mills.
Originally, Rotary International was a men-only organisation. Since 1987 we have opened
our doors to women members too. Here in Letchworth, many women have opted to
join our companion female organisation (Inner Wheel). Both Rotary and Inner Wheel
regularly join forces for social meetings and fundraising events each year.
But as of June 2018, we now have our first official female club member.
A very warm welcome to Yvonne Sonnen, wife of Bryan Sonnen who is a Past President of the club.
Letchworth Garden City Rotary Club 2014 - 2015
Charter Night: October 2014
Back Row (left-right)
Richard Peach, Bob Hopcraft, Nigel Downes, John Moys, David Sellick, Keith Stroud,
Roger Buckley, Colin Sparshott, Tim Jeeves, Bob Mills (President), Bryan Sonnen (Vice President), Dennis Wells, Peter Harkness, John Hillson, Roger Thomson, Alan Goodwin, Peter Jackson
Front Row (left-right)
Brian Marshall, David Brightwell, Sam Thakur, Guest: Peter King (UK Rotary President),
John Stoddard, Terry Brazier
(Other members not present: Mike Birrell, Terry Pitton)