The Rotary Club of Southampton was chartered on March 21st, 1938. The Club was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Owen Sound and the Charter Night was held at the Walker House on Thursday, May 5th, 1938.


As a nod to Southampton’s Fishing and Furniture/Plywood industry, the Menu and Order of Proceedings were in the form of a fish printed on a piece of plywood.


The Charter was presented by Geoffrey A. Wheable, District Governor from London, Ontario and there was a presentation of gifts:


  • USA Flag – Flint Michigan
  • Canadian Flag – Woodstock
  • Gong and Gavel – Owen Sound
  • Pins – London