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The organizational meeting for the formation of a Rotary Club in Windsor, Nova Scotia, was held February 15, 1929. Some preliminary promotional work had been done by members of the Halifax Rotary Club. Rotarian Fred Sexton of that Club addressed the meeting on the aims and objects of Rotary. He represented District Governor Wilfred Kierstead of the 32nd District. There were 21 Chartered members present as follows:

ROTARIAN
CLASSIFICATION

OTIS WACK

GYPSUM MINING

HERBERT W. SANGSTER

GENERAL LAW PRACTICE

J. EDWARD MORTIMER

WOOL INDUSTRY

LEE F. SMITH

CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

HAROLD ANSLOW

NEWSPAPER PUBLISHING

CHARLES SCOTT

EDUCATION, PRIVATE SCHOOLS

HAROLD WILCOX

RETAIL HARDWARE

BERTRAM DIMOCK

AUTO INDUSTRY SERVICE

CHARLES L. WOOD

EDUCATION, PUBLIC SCHOOLS

LEWIS McCOY

FINANCE, BANKING

COLIN TAYLOR

AUTOMOBILE RETAILING

OWEN B. KEDDY

MEDICINE, SURGERY

FRED R. SHANKEL

MEDICINE, GENERAL PRACTICE

CHARLES R. MANNING

FOOD INDUSTRY, GROCERIES WHOLESALE

CYRUS A. RYAN

CHEMICAL INDUSTRY, DRUGS RETAILING

THOMAS B. AKIN

ELECTRICAL INDUSTRY

IRA B. LOHNES

FUNERAL DIRECTING

FRANK A. GRANT

AUTOMOBILE TIRES, WHOLESALE

WM. A. STEPHENS

WOMEN'S CLOTHING, RETAIL

RALPH DIMOCK

COAL INDUSTRY

CLARENCE L. WOOD

FOOD INDUSTRY, GROCERIES

 

The motion to form a Rotary Club was made by J. Edward Mortimer. The first meeting was held at the Somerset House at 12:15 p.m., February 19, 1929. Seventeen out of twenty-one members attended. There was one visiting Rotarian in the person of Wm. Mct. Orr of the Halifax Club, who was guest speaker. The original time of meeting was 1:15 p.m. on Tuesdays, since changed to 12:15 p.m., Mondays. Other meeting places over the years were: Corner Inn, Livingstone's, Bustin's Restaurant, Sherwood Inn, Windsor Elms, and Kingsway Inn.

 

The Windsor Rotary Club received its Charter on May 3, 1929, as number 3097. It was presented by District Governor Wilfred Kierstead. There were 22 members present (95.6%). Guests were from Halifax Rotary Club, numbering 18; Kentville, 16; Truro, 9; and Yarmouth Club, 3. The names of the guests are not recorded. Among the gifts received was a gong with gavel from the Truro Club.