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In 1974, thanks to the sponsorship of the Rotary Club of Oxford, the charter of the Rotary Club of Oxford North was given to its founding members under the baton of Frank Dennie, the then new president.
There is still one member in our club who was one of the founding members, Bob Buckingham.

We have many long-standing members with us, some well into their 80's and even one in his 90's and enjoying the energy and conviviality of our club. Back then, the meeting place was at 333 Banbury Road, North Oxford, although the club was asked to move, as apparently the members were not drinking nearly enough!  They eventually found their way back to 333 Banbury Road and stayed until the site was sold off.

We now reside at The Cotswold Lodge Hotel and drinking is never an issue there!

Although the club administration remains basically the same, back then there were appointments which included an Attendance Officer and a Speaker Secretary.  Nowadays, we don't need a Speaker Secretary as everyone in the club has a duty to find an entertaining speaker, and in the erudite and ever-changing face of Oxford, that isn't usually a problem.  Attendance was taken seriously back then and some members may find that not having an Attendance Officer now is a huge relief for them, as a number of our members are still active in work, while others are now grandparents and have family or other community commitments. 

Regular attendance is definitely encouraged as it brings in the news, the ideas for future activities and events, and ensures members are supported and appreciated. 

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Handover meeting 2022
Sunday International meeting 2024
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Friday walks, every Friday!
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