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PHOTOS - 1980s

1980 Founder President Eddie Davidson

Inaugural Meeting 21 September 1979

Founder Members
From left:
Back row - Dharam Tohani, Hugh Anderson, Dennis Lockhart, John Adams, Drew Preston, James Crozier, Billy Beck
2nd row - Roy Clements, Stanley Wedlock, Ronnie Mooney, Percy Patterson, Norman Johnston, Stephen Orr, Robert Patterson
Front row - Brian Higgins, David Wright, David Bentley, Edward Davidson, Jim Hamilton, James McCormick, Ralph Bauer, Jack Dobson
Not in photo: Robert Jones

First Chain Gang
rom left: Ambrose Elliott (Portadown), Issy Enlander (Belfast West), District Governor Ted Granger (Lisburn), Eddie Davidson, Keith Magee (Belfast West), Robin Kirk (Lisburn)

Presentation of the club's chain of office kindly sponsored by the Northern Bank

From left: Sam McConnell (Northern Bank), Founder President Eddie Davidson, District Governor Ted Granger (Lisburn), Wilson Irvine (Northern Bank)

1981 - President Jack Dobson

1982 - President Ralph Bauer welcomes DG Samuel Martin
Looking on are Vice President James Crozier (left) and Stanley Eckersall

1982-83 - Blast from the past

1983 - Immediate Past President Ralph Bauer hands over the chain to James Crozier

1983 - James Crozier guests and their wives at President's Night (from left) B. Jackson, J. Crozier, R. Hingorani,J. McCallister and A. Hunter

1984 - James Crozier (left) and Hugh Rice help President John Adams with his chain

1985 - President John Adams passing on his good wishes to President Robert Patterson. Looking on (from left) Stanley Eckersall, Ralph Bauer, Walter Cosgrove and Jack Dobson

1985-86 President's Night (from left with their wives)
Billy Best (Lurgan), Peter Connolly (Newry), Sean Hagan (Portadown), Robert Patterson, Ambrose Elliott (Portadown-District Vice-Chairman), Michael Savage (Dublin Fingal), Ian Donaldson (Armagh)

1985-86 District Governor Jerry McGovern's visit

April 1986 saw the beginnings of Rotaract in Banbridge. President Robert Patterson  presents the chain of office to Founder Rotaract President Helen Cocks.
Others from the left are Rotaract Vice-President Declan Molloy, District Rotaract Vice-Chairman Norma Campbell, Past President James Crozier and Rotaract Extension Officer Les Jones (Rotary Club of Newtownards)

1986 - Past President Robert Patterson hands over the chain to Walter Cosgrove. Also in the picture are Hon. Sec. Stanley Eckersall (left) and Vice President Ken Forbes

1987 - The late Stanley Eckersall, club secretary for these 5 presidents
From left: Robert Patterson, Walter Cosgrove, Stanley Eckersall, Ralph Bauer, James Crozier, John Adams

1987 - Past President Walter Cosgrove congratulates Ken Forbes on becoming President.
On the right is Bill Ferris of the Rotary Club of Londonderry

1988 - President Phillip Wright presenting a cheque to Tom Mallon (NSPCC). Looking on are Robert Patterson (right) and Dave Moore

President Phillip Wright with the District Governor's Representative and Club members

1989 - President Dave Moore with his wife Lilian

1990s photos

2000s photos

23 May 1980 Presentation of Charter