About the Rotary Club of West U




The very first meeting was in Beverly Denver's office.
Bob Fry, Ralph Atkinson, Roger Martin, Rick Spenser and Beverly Denver were present.


The first meeting was held at the old Sunset Tea room.  Probably around late October or early November 1994.  

The RC of The Medical Center would not provide support.  They were one of the main reasons to form the RC of West U as they had made it known for years they were not interested in any new members.


The RC of Bellaire Club agreed to sponsorship and guidance.

The RC of Greenway Plaza had shut down about six months prior due of lack of members.  It was very clear a new neighborhood club was needed.

The RC of West U was chartered by Rotary International on May 17, 1995 under RI President Bill Huntley.
There were 69 Charter Members, a historical number for a Rotary Club.

Beverly Denver was the Charter President and the motto was "The Fastest Growing Rotary Club in the World".

The March 28, 1995 record of Charter Members follows:

*Adams, George
#Atkinson, Ralph
Bell, Buddy
@Bennett, Tom
Blair, Janet
*Bullard, Randy
#Burgess. Donna
Byrom, Carla
Carter, Janet
*Collier, John, Rev.
Craft, Susan
Creed, Susan
Cubberly, Walt
Dagley, Larry
#Denver, Beverly
*Dougherty, Jim
Dube, Kayron
Dugan, Patrick
Eason, Mike
Freeman, Susan
*#Fry, Bob
*Geary, Bob
Graf, Charles
#Griffith, Steve
*#Grubb, John
#Hardy, Randy
Higley, Bob
Hughes, Craig
Hughes, Lynn
Ide, JoAnna
Johnson, Whitt
Kershner, Karen
#Kolimas, Monica Stallworth, Dr.
Lamberth, Chuck
Leibman, Warren
Lewis, Linda
#McCoy, Jackie
*McFaddin, Gene
McGregor, Robin
McKinney, Susan
Martin, Ann
*Martin, Roger
Massey, Larry
#Meyer, Eunice
*Miller, Clarence
#Minor, Sterling
Parker, Ron
#Pugsley, Nancy
*Redford, David
#Rice, Allen
*Schutter, Cecile
Schutter, Ray
Semands, Bob
Sicola, John
Sparks, Ken
*Spencer, Rick
Staley, Kay
Starich, Marie
Starich, Patrick
Tanner, Mike
Watson, Bill
Watts, Brian
Weems, Ray
#Weisman, Bonnie
Wiesenthal, Ron
Wolff, Pam
Young, Mike
Young, Paul, Dr.

* members as of August 2019
# Original Board of Directors
@ deceased - while a member