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The Rotary Club of Farmville was organized on March 8, 1938.  The Charter Presentation was held on April 15, 1938 in the Hotel Weyanoke.  The Club was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Richmond.

 

The 24 charter members were:

 

J. Harry Bocock H.H. Hubbard E. Armstrong Smith
T. M. Brooks T.A. Hubbard J.H. Smith
R. B. Crawford G.W. Jeffers Frank N. Watkins, Jr.
Morton L. Davis F.O. Jones Joel Watkins, Jr.
J.T. Doyne W.W. McClintic

J.H. Whitfield

B.S. Hamersly H.L. Newbill, Jr. R.A. Willmoth
F.H. Hanbury H.C. Padgett F.T. Wooten
J.A. Harper K.E. Schuler J.P. Wynne

  

The Rotary Club of Farmville has been blessed with many outstanding presidents:

 

1938-1939

R.B. Crawford

1939-1940

E.A. Smith

 

 

1940-1941

G.W. Jeffers

1941-1942

H.L. Newbill, Jr.

1942-1943

J.P. Wynne

1943-1944

K.E. Schuler

1944-1945

A.N. Fore

1945-1946

M.L. Davis

1946-1947

P.A. Roberts

1947-1948

W.W. McClintic

1948-1949

Vernon C. Womack

1949-1950

Lester E. Andrews

 

 

1950-1951

D.A.M. DeMuth

1951-1952

F.H. Watkins

1952-1953

E.E. Cook

1953-1954

R.A. Wilmoth

1954-1955

J.H. Whitfield

1955-1956

J.B. Bagby

1956-1957

V.V. Gordon

1957-1958

S.W. Putney, Jr.

1958-1959

E.J. Lord

1959-1960

B.S. Hamersly

 

 

1960-1961

C.H. Godwin, Jr.

1961-1962

R.W. Dupuy

1962-1963

J.T. Doyne, Jr.

1963-1964

P.M. Stimpson

1964-1965

M. Stoddard

1965-1966

W.P. Hay, Jr.

1966-1967

C.A. Weaver

1967-1968

A.L. LeDuc

1968-1969

R.N. Swinson

1969-1970

S.H. Zealy

 

 

1970-1971

G.V. Conner, Jr.

1971-1972

H.B. Bolen

1972-1973

Lewis Drew

1973-1974

Bill Frank

1974-1975

Jack Lee

1975-1976

Ray Gilchrist, Jr.

1976-1977 

Dave Stables, Jr.

1977-1978 

Joe John Mitchell 

1978-1979 

Bob Martin 

1979-1980 

Bill Wilson 

 

 

1980-1981 

Earl Lee 

1981-1982 

Gilbert Wood 

1982-1983 

Bob Shelton 

1983-1984 

Scott Harwood 

1984-1985 

Jim Parker 

1985-1986 

Bob Bruce 

1986-1987 

Marshall Thackston 

1987-1988 

Que Wilhelmi 

1988-1989 

Dan Dwyer 

1989-1990 

John Brinkley 

 

 

1990-1991 

George Wilson 

1991-1992 

Paul Hicks 

1992-1993 

Joe Zehner 

1993-1994 

Jack Peery 

1994-1995 

Mable Shanaberger 

1995-1996 

Robert Huch 

1996-1997 

Cannon Watson 

1997-1998 

Bill Dorrill 

 

In 1999 we began honoring members of the community who were Rotarians in all but name.  They were helping the community and living by the Four Way Test.  We call this award the Honorary Rotarian award.  We also began honoring our own members with Rotarian of the Year as well as Outstanding New Rotarian.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 President

Rotarian of

the Year

Outstanding

New Rotarian

Honorary

Rotarian

1999-2000 

Ruth Murphy 

 

 

 Nancy Haga

2000-2001 

Ruth Murphy 

 

 

 Billy Poulston

2001-2002 

Jeff Smith 

 

 Kerby Moore

 

2002-2003 

Jeff Smith 

 

 

 

2003-2004 

Laura Bayless 

 Kerby Moore

 Jim Neale

 Ellen Masters

2004-2005 

Laura Bayless 

 Jeff Smith

 Michael Hesbach

 Lindy Hamlett

2005-2006 

Greg Cole 

 

 

 John Varner

 Nellie Coles

2006-2007 

James Lyle 

 Kerby Moore

 

 Thomas Mayfield

2007-2008 

Wendell Barbour 

 Jim Neale

 

 William Lynn

 Sarah Terry

 (posthumuously)

2008-2009

Sam Shield

 Robyn Allen

 not awarded

 Walter Bortz

2009-2010

Kerby Moore

 Doug McClure

 Kerry Mossler

 Ralph Dews

2010-2011

Randy Reed

 Dan Dwyer

 Debbie Savage

 Dempsey Jones

2011-2012

Robyn Allen

 Jeff Smith

 Kenneth Moorefield

 Jeff Sargent

 Tommy Graziano

 (Charley's restaurant)

2012-2013

Lacy Ward, Jr

 John Miller

 Karla Ellington

 not awarded

2013-2014

Kerry Mossler

 Jeff Sargent

 Sue Vilic

 Pat Payne

2014-2015

Debbie Savage

 Jeff Sargent

 Morgan Greer

 Jalen Sargent

2015-2016

Jeff Sargent

 Debbie Savage

 John Sykes

 Chris Bolt

2016-2017

John Miller

Rhonda Arnold

 not awarded

 Marty Dorrill