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Membership

Membership is open to Professionals who are interested in service to the community and to humanity. Membership of Rotary transcends race, creed or Citizenship of a Country.

Making people aware of what we do is not enough, we need to make it clear that we are keen to get to know people who may want to join us. To recruit, we rely on every Rotarian asking someone to join and to follow through the recruitment process professionally.

One member inviting a friend, client or colleague to a meeting with a view to potential membership is a fundamental concept which has increased and sustained our membership for over 100 years.

The needs of those who look to us for help will not diminish and we will need new, energetic Rotarians with new ideas if we are not to let those people down. We must reach out to different professions and different generations to find qualified new members. In Rotary we share a wonderful gift of becoming a member of the greatest service organisation in the world.

Rotary is a service club. Its business is humankind. Its product is service. Rotarians provide community service to both local and international communities. This is perhaps the best reason for becoming a Rotarian: the chance to do something for somebody else. It is richly rewarding.

If you feel that you would like to be involved, ring the Ardboyne Hotel and leave a message for the Rotary President to contact you re membership.

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The following are the Charter(founding)members of Rotary Club of Navan:

1. Michael Byrne (Agricultural Services) 2. Oliver Cassells (Accounting Services) 3. Cecil Clarke (Groceries and Provisions) 4. Eugen Collins (Carpets) 5. Bill Dallas (Copper Conservation) 6. Roy Devine (Medical Doctor) 7. Andrew Donnelly (General Law Practice) 8. Phillip Dunne (Agricultural Credit) 9. Tom Dunne (Boots and Shoes Retailing) 10. Robert Fenlon (Civil Engineering) 11. Dr Michael Hayes (Medical Practice) 12. Colum Irwin (Dental Surgeon) 13. Joe Keappock (Stockbreeding) 14. Francis Kenny (Surgeon) 15. Eric Kimberly (Insurance) 16. Vincent Lynch (Accounting Services) 17. William Lynch (Farming) 18. Bill Lyons (Veterinary Surgeon) 19. Joseph Macken (Hotels Licensed) 20. Noel Marsh (Taxation Advisor) 21. Christopher McEntagart (Construction) 22. Foncie McEntagart (Electric Installation) 23. Fergus Murray (Architecture) 24. John Nolan (Chemical Products) 25. Christopher Oakes (Quantity Surveying) 26. Patrick Phelan (Property Development) 27. Pat Quinn (Automobiles) 28. Pat Robinson (Geology) 29. Anthony Rowntree(Newspapers& Periodicals) 30. Don Sinclair (Banking Local)

While some of these trail blazers have passed away to the great beyond, those living are still very active in club activities serving as chairs of committees and members. Importantly,they bring their wealth of Rotary experiences to guide the young Rotarians.

Story by: Rotn. TJ Olaleye

 



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