A brief history of the Rotary Club of Foster

The Club was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Yarram in 1966.

Charter Dinner held at the Foster War Memorial & Arts Centre on 22 August 1966.

Twenty six members including President Fred Hobson were inducted at the Dinner by District Governor, Dr John Grove.

A full copy of the club history “The First Fifty Years, 1966 to 2016” can be obtained from the secretary for $15.00.

Foster Rotary certificate

Charter of the Rotary Club of Foster

Club numbers have varied over the years, from the original 26, down to 16 and now stand at 36.

Female members were not admitted until 2005 when Liz Hall transferred from Rotary Club of Myrtleford. The Club now has six female members and has had two female Presidents.

Paul Harris Fellows

The Rotary Club of Foster acknowledges the following Paul Harris Fellows for their contribution to the Club, Rotary and the community

  • Jack Giblett
  • Rod Lomax and Sapphire pin
  • Neil Nicoll and Sapphire pin
  • Ian Griffiths
  • Les Adams and Sapphire pin
  • Max Parnell and Sapphire pin
  • Dick Edwards
  • Barry Richards
  • Alex Lamb
  • Liz Hall
  • Kevin Flett
  • Peter Tilley
  • Peter Berghoef (non- Rotarian)
  • Jack Symmons
  • Charles Middleton
  • Don Nicoll
  • Jim Linton
  • Brian Roffey
  • Nev Williams and Sapphire pin
  • Alan Macqueen
  • Bill Fuller
  • David Bligh
  • Stephen Paragreen
  • Cheryl  Glowrey
  • David Brook
  • Geoff Webster
  • Rod Cooper
  • Richard Jones
  • Bill Davies (non-Rotarian)

Board and Office Bearers

  • President - Geoff Webster
  • Secretary - Don Nicoll
  • Treasurer - Peter Tilley
  • Director. Foundation. Bill Fuller
  • Director. Community Services - Liz Hoogwerf
  • Director. Youth and Vocational - Laurie Warfe
  • Director. International - Liz Hall
  • Director. Fund Raising - Neville Williams
  • Director. Membership - David Brook
  • Director. Public Relations - Steve Paragreen
  • Club Protection Officer - David Brook
  • Immediate Past President - Rod Lomax

Club presidents

  • 1966-67 Fred Hobson
  • 1967-68 Denis Copeland
  • 1968-69 Charlie Atkins
  • 1969-70 Charlie Nicoll
  • 1970-71 Ted Linton
  • 1971-72 Jack Giblett
  • 1972-73 Gordon West
  • 1973-74 Walter Holtschke
  • 1974-75 Dick Bradley
  • 1975-76 Tom Morgan
  • 1976-77 Jack Giblett
  • 1977-78 Arthur Riddell
  • 1978-79 Charles Middleton
  • 1979-80 Rod Lomax
  • 1980-81 Peter Gilligan
  • 1981-82 Peter Gilligan
  • 1982-83 Vic Bissett
  • 1983-84 Doug Campbell
  • 1984-85 Neil Nicoll
  • 1985-86 Ian Griffiths
  • 1986-87 David Allsop
  • 1987-88 Jim Linton
  • 1988-89 Don Nicoll
  • 1989-90 Alex Lamb
  • 1990-91 Jack Symmons
  • 1991-92 Cliff Prain
  • 1992-93 Brian Roffey
  • 1993-94 Neil Nicoll
  • 1994-95 Dick Edwards
  • 1995-96 Charles Middleton
  • 1996-97 Neil Thompson
  • 1997-98 Max Parnell
  • 1998-99 Les Adams
  • 1999-2000 Nev Williams
  • 2000-01 David Bligh
  • 2001-02 Jim Linton
  • 2002-03 Alan Macqueen
  • 2003-04 Bill Fuller
  • 2004-05 Geoff Eddy
  • 2005-06 Peter Tilley
  • 2006-07 Kevin Flett
  • 2007-08 Stephen Paragreen
  • 2008-09 John Rice
  • 2009-10 Elizabeth Hall
  • 2010-11 Geoff Treloar
  • 2011-12 Ian Griffiths
  • 2012-13 Cheryl Glowrey
  • 2013-14 David Bligh
  • 2014-15 David Brook
  • 2015-16 Bruce Standfield
  • 2016-17 Richard Jones
  • 2017-18 John Rice
  • 2018-19 Bruce Standfield
  • 2019-20 Leonie Clyne
  • 2020-21 Rod Lomax