Happy 85th Birthday to us – 24th Sept 2020

OK – it’s not a centenary but keeping a club thriving for 85 years is worth a mention – and in these strange times we do need something to celebrate!

The first meeting of the provisional club was held at the Wincott’s Café in South Bar on Friday 10th May 1935, and the Inaugural lunch was arranged for Friday 24th May at the same venue.

The Club’s Charter was signed making us an official Rotary Club on 24th September 1935.

 Five months had elapsed from the first meeting before the presentation of the charter at a formal dinner that was held at the Banbury Town Hall on 25th October 1935 – sadly the sort of function which at the moment we can only ream about!