Charter Members

The organizational meeting for the formation of a Rotary Club in Windsor, Nova Scotia, was held on 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 objectives of Rotary. He represented District Governor Wilfred Kierstead of the 32nd District. There were 21 Chartered members present as follows:

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 the 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 a gavel from the Truro Club.