Bill Bertram from Tasmania was District Governor 1971-72. On the recommendation of President Roy Doueal of Rosebud, he appointed Bruce Hazard as the District Governors special representative. The purpose being the motivation of the development of a new Rotary Club at Dromana. Bruce nominated Keith Brooks, Bill Speedie along with others to his committee. They set about the challenge of finding twenty-two members, which is the number required by Rotary International to charter a Rotary Club.

 

 
The History of the development of the Rotary Club of Dromana
 
 
Bill Bertram from Tasmania was District Governor 1971-72. On the recommendation of President Roy Doueal of Rosebud, he appointed Bruce Hazard as the District Governors special representative. The purpose being the motivation of the development of a new Rotary Club at Dromana. Bruce nominated Keith Brooks, Bill Speedie along with others to his committee. They set about the challenge of finding twenty-two members, which is the number required by Rotary International to charter a Rotary Club.

An interest meeting was held on the first Monday night in July 1972 at the Dromana Hotel. The District Governor for that year was George Alsop, from the Rotary Club of Mornington, he attended the meeting, George succeeded in generating a great deal of interest among the prospective members The decision was made at this meeting that a provisional Rotary Club of Dromana be formed. The meeting night to be Thursday, the venue, the Dromana Hotel. Bill Speedie was nominated to be President.

Our first meeting took place on the 14th of August 1972.

The Charter being granted on the 15 of October 1972. The Charter presentation took place on the 24 of February 1973, at the Ress Motor Inn, Mt Martha.

The following are the Charter members- Bill Speedie, Bill Mueller, Gerald Littleton, Horrie Blowes, Keith Brooks, Paul Challen, Sandy Christie, Dick Graham, David Jarman, Les Liddell, Ted Littlejohn, Laurie Mullens, Tony McLaren, John 0'Donohue, Peter Parkinson, Cec Rixon, Len Rowler, Allan Sandow, Ken Taylor, Allan Thomas, Bob Timms, Alf Warfe