The Rotary Club of Woking was formed in 1922 and has served the Woking Community ever since. The first Club Meeting was held on 12th May 1922 at the Albion Hotel. The first President was Doctor John Laurie who has been followed by many excellent Presidents. The members who are both men and women have over the last 99 years give wonderful service to Woking and the International Community. The motto “service before self” means a lot to our members and we strive to give high standards in everything we do. The club is involved with both the local community with such things as Kids Out, Woking Rotary Charity Swimathon, Rotary Mizen Railway Kids Day, Christmas Collection which help the local community and also Internationally projects that help with disasters, Shelter Box and Polio Plus. The club is proud of its past history and continues to give service to the local and international communities for the foreseeable future. If you would like to help in any of our projects or maybe join us please call Terry on 01483 762832.
President - Joined Rotary Club of Woking in 1983, President in 1990/91 and made a Paul Harris Fellow in 2009.
Attended Coopers Company School in Bow 1949/54.
Joined the Royal Air Force under conscription from 1956/58. Undertook five years articles with a firm of Chartered Accountants in West London and qualified in 1964.
Worked as financial director in carpet/furniture companies in London, electronic and transport companies in Woking and newspaper organisations in Godalming, Wells and Bridgewater.
Is a Founder Trustee and appointed Vice-Chairman of Trustees of Woking Hospice in 1990 until 2011.
Made an Eminent Citizen of Woking in 2006 by The Mayor of Woking Graham Cundy. Married wife Jean in 1960 with two daughters, Dawn and Caroline and four grandchildren, Emma, Charlotte, Matthew and Benjamin.
Senior Vice President -
Susan has been a Rotarian since 1995 and was the first Lady President of this Club after having already been a President of her previous club. She was born in Yorkshire but has lived in Surrey for most of her life.
She has 3 sons, the youngest of whom is still at school and therefore living at home. Susan was a teacher and then a private tutor but now works full time as a Foster Carer for Surrey looking after young children.