These scrapbooks were found in the attic
of a former member who was moving and throwing away the attic contents.
They are large and are scanned in parts to make reading easier.
They show the
lifestyle of the 1950s and and later years
in the local community.
St. Simons Rotary was a true leader in Island social activities as shown
by the news articles
contained in these scrapbooks.
CLUB'S FIRST SCRAPBOOK - 1950 to 1960
1965 International Convention -
Hamsa Thota President
1988-1989 John Law
2000-01 John Parkins
2003-04 Marie Dodd
2005-06 Kevin Lokey
2007-08 Jim Bruce
MEMBERSHIP & OFFICERS
The records below are actual member
list made in those years or an Excel list which summarizes multiple
with data obtained from multiple sources including previous Directories.
Previous SSI Rotary Officers and Board Pictures
1950-1954 Excel Summary
THE "SPRAY" NEWSLETTER
When the SPRAY was first published the duty to produce it was
passed from member to member on a weekly or monthly basis. These first
SPRAYs were typed. Later they were sent to a printer in handwritten
form. We now produce the SPRAY on home computers. Here are some early SPRAYs.
In the Jun 21, 1983 edition, Ed Bruce, Treasurer, retires and GA
is divided into 3 Districts.
1985 Feb 26
1994 May 3
from 2003 to 2013
The Governor's Newsletter from April 1955 report St.
Simons Rotary attendance at 94.22%. And the Rotary Foundation goal was
$10 per member.
Governors Newsletter - April 1955
We are proud of our good club programs which we know are
important to all our members. Our club also considered programs
important in it's early days as the program schedule below
demonstrates. Note the variety in the program selections.
1954-55 Club Assembly
1955 Ladies Night
Awards for previous years
The Club Treasurer did all early accounting in a ledger.
Ed Bruce was the Treasurer for 26 years and kept a tight rein on
payments, often meeting non-payees at the door on meeting day. Today
it's a team effort using QuickBooks, Excel and email. Part of Ed Bruce's ledger is shown
below. Note that quarterly dues were $25 to $27.50
1955 - 1960 Ed
A number of early budget
reports are available. The one below shows the budget for 1971-1972.
Note that the total budget was about $16k and charity donations were
about $1500 with most of it going to our Club Sholarship program.
MEMBERSHIP PICTURES - LISTS
In the following membership
picture from 1953-54 are many St. Simons pioneers of current
businesses. Note Billy Backus - St. Simons Drugs, Alfred Brockinton-
Harbor Pilot and real-estate, Bennie Gentile - Red Barn, and many
Group - Rotary Reveleers
Award for name to Sam Wells
Early Membership List
- (from Stan Humphries)
and dedication of the Veteran's Walk November 12, 2001
Memorial Day Monday May 28, 2001
Memorial Day May 31, 2004
Memorial Day. May 31,2021
Memorial Day May 30,2022
Proposal to County - July 12,2000
Dedication of Veterans Walk - November 12,2001
International Significant Achievement Award - May-June, 2002
Below is a partial collection of
the many Club Banners that have been received from visiting Rotarians
I think you will be surprised at the variety of member club locations
and the banner designs.
From 1950 to 1956
Banners 16 to 30
Banners 31 to 45
Banners 46 to 60
Banners 61 to 72
From 1957 to 1999