History

Attorney Paul P Harris initiated the first Rotary Club on 23rd February, 1905. He held the first meeting along with his three friends, Sylvester Schiele, Gustave E Loehr, and Hiram E Shore. The club members rotated the club meetings in each member’s office each week that eventually leads them to choose the name of the club as Rotary.

In 1922 the club name was changed to Rotary International as the clubs had been initiated in six continents by this time. 200 Clubs with more than 20,000 members had been organized by 1925.

Facts and Chronology:

The first meeting was held by Attorney Paul Harris along with his three friends on 23 February, 1905 in Chicago.

During the First World War the number of Rotary Clubs in Britain increased to 22. The first Rotary Club in India was initiated in 1920.

The phenomenon of the Second World War forced Rotarian Clubs to experience break up. Rotary International encounters a number of disband from 1947 to 1989 during the Communist Regime in Eastern Europe.

In the Post War Era Rotarians feel the urge to promote the Educational and Cultural exchanges internationally that eventually encourages the founding of UNESCO

With a humanitarian view to immunize all of the world’s children against polio Rotary International initiated it’s Polio Plus Programme in 1985.

Rotary begins opening clubs in the former Communist countries and first Rotary Club was organized in Russia in 1990.

Rotary International grew into 32,000 clubs with 1.2 million members among 200 countries by 2006 that makes it the second largest service club in the world.

Year Wise District Governor, President & Secretary

 

SL. No. Year District Governor President   Secretary
           
1 1986 -1987 Rtn. Ajay Kr. Dutta Rtn. Rathindranath Das Rtn. Bibhas Kr Roychowdhury,
67/ 1B/ 1, Ibrahimpur Road,
Kolkata – 700 032,
Cell: 9903598296
2 1987 -1988 Rtn. Kodi Krishna Navada Rtn. Rathindranath Das Rtn. Bibhas Kr Roychowdhury,
67/ 1B/ 1, Ibrahimpur Road,
Kolkata – 700 032,
Cell: 9903598296
3 1988 -1989 Rtn. Shyamal  Dutta Rtn.Arun Kr. Basu  
4 1989 -1990 Rtn. Kamal Seth Rtn. C.R. Sikdar,
350, N.S.C. Bose Road,
Kolkata
 
5 1990 -1991 Rtn.Subimal Ghosh Rtn. Bibhas Kr Roychowdhury,
67/ 1B/ 1, Ibrahimpur Road,
Kolkata – 700 032,
Cell: 9903598296
 
6 1991 - 1992 Rtn. Subimal Bhattacharya Rtn. M.K. Bhattacharjee  
7 1992 -1993 Rtn. K. Chandramohan Rtn. Shiba Prasad Bhattacharjee  
8 1993 -1994 Rtn. Amitava Bhattacharya Rtn. S.Sinha Roy Rtn. Sambhu Lodh
9 1994 -1995   Rtn. G.M.Srivastava  
10 1995-1996   Rtn. Abhik Barua Rtn. Tapan Roy
11 1996 -1997   Rtn.Swapan Kr. Paul,
Nabadisha, 1st Floor, 1, Telipara Lane, Kolkata – 700 031,
Cell: 9830059483
Rtn. Sudip Dasgupta
12 1997 -1998 RTn. Anjan Kumar Rtn. Tapan Kr. Roy Rtn. Sudip Bhattacharjee,
14, North Road, Jadavpur,
Kolkata – 700 032 ,
Cell: 9831075012,
E mail:sudippapu@yahoo.co.in
13 1998 -1999 Rtn. Prabhat K. Rohatgi Rtn. Sudip Dasgupta Rtn. Santanu Ghose
14 1999- 2000 Rtn. Sekhar Mehta Rtn. Sambhu Lodh Rtn. Sanjib Ray,
91, Shakespeare Sarani, Kolkata – 700 017,
Cell: 9830251650,
Email:s_rays2407@yahoo.co.in
15 2000 -2001 Rtn. Ravi Sehgal Rtn. Sudip Bhattacharjee,
14 North Road, Jadavpur,
Kolkata – 700 032 ,
Cell: 9831075012,
E mail:sudippapu@yahoo.co.in
Rtn. Dr. Malay Chatterjee,
92, Uday Shankar Sarani ,
Kolkata – 700 033,
Cell: 9831034396,
E mail: drmkchatt@gmail.com
16 2001 -2002 Rtn. Siddhartha S. Bose Rtn. Dr. Malay Chatterjee,
92, Uday Shankar Sarani ,
Kolkata – 700 033,
Cell: 9831034396,
E mail: drmkchatt@gmail.com
Rtn. Samir Ray,
87 / 22,Bosepukur Road, Ruby Park,
Kolkata – 700 042,
Cell: 9831113121
17 2002 -2003 Rtn. Amitava Mukherjee Rtn. Sanjib Ray,
91, Shakespeare Sarani, Kolkata – 700017,
Cell: 9830251650,
Email:s_rays2407@yahoo.co.in
Rtn. Dipankar Sen,
5, Ekdalia Road,
Kolkata- 700 019,
Cell: 9874975929,
E mail: dsen_2007@yahoo.co.in
18 2003 - 2004 Rtn. Rajkumar Rajgaria Rtn. Samir Ray,
87 / 22,
Bosepukur Road, Ruby Park,
Kolkata – 700 042,
Cell: 9831113121
Rtn. Sanjay Ghosh,
171/B/ 2,
Rash Behari Avenue,
Kolkata – 700 019
, Cell: 9748762389,
Email :sgrotary@gmail.com
19 2004 -2005 Rtn. Prabir Chakravarti Rtn. Sanjay Ghosh,
171/B/ 2, Rash Behari Avenue,
Kolkata – 700 019,
Cell: 9748762389,
Email :sgrotary@gmail.com
Rtn. Amal Bhattacharjee,
3B, Rashbehari Avenue,
Kolkata – 700 026,
Cell: 9830677527
20 2005 -2006 Rtn. Swapan Mukherjee Rtn. Amal Bhattacharjee,
3B, Rashbehari Avenue,
Kolkata – 700 026,
Cell: 9830677527
Rtn.Anup Ghosh
21 2006 -2007 Rtn. Debasish Mitra Rtn. Dipankar Sen,
5, Ekdalia Road, Kolkata- 700 019,
Cell: 9874975929,
E mail: dsen_2007@yahoo.co.in
Rtn. Pradeep Kumar Chowdhury,
Trenching Ground Road,
Harinavi, Kolkata – 700 148,
Cell: 94330 14997 ,
Email:chowdhury.pradeep@yahoo.com    
22 2007 - 2008 Rtn. Anirudha Roy Chowdhury Rtn. Subrata Das,
60, Nabanagar, Jadavpur,
Kolkata – 700 032,
Cell: 9874189505 /9230650373
Rtn. Moloy Chatterjee,
25, Rathin Banerjee Lane, Dhakuria,
Kolkata – 700 031,
Cell: 9874360887,
Email:chatterjeemoloy25@gmail.com
23 2008 -2009 Rtn. Nayantara Palchoudhuri Rtn. Pradeep Kumar Chowdhury,
Trenching Ground Road, Harinavi,
Kolkata – 700 148,
Cell: 94330 14997 ,
Email:chowdhury.pradeep@yahoo.com    
Rtn. Sarbendu K. Dutta,
B2, Akashdeep apartment, Challantika, Garia station Road,
Kolkata – 700 084,
Cell: 9432011312,
Email:duttasarbendu@gmail.com
24 2009 -2010 Rtn. Utpal Majumdar Rtn. Moloy Chatterjee,
25, Rathin Banerjee Lane, Dhakuria,
Kolkata – 700 031,
Cell: 9874360887,
Email:chatterjeemoloy25@gmail.com
Rtn. Rana Safui,
210, Garfa Main Road,
Kolkata – 700 078,
Cell: 9830053128
25 2010 -2011 Rtn. Rajendra Khandelwal Rtn. Sarbendu K. Dutta,
B2, Akashdeep apartment, Challantika, Garia station Road,
Kolkata – 700 084,
Cell: 9432011312,
Email:duttasarbendu@gmail.com
Rtn. Sanjay Dasgupta,
342, Prantik Pally,
Kolkata : 700042,
Cell: 9433001201, Email:sanjaydasgupta@live.com
26 2011- 2012 Rtn. Angsuman Bandyopadhyay Rtn. Santanu Ghosh,
48 /22/ 3, Swiss Park, Kolkata – 700 033,
Cell: 9831091151,
Email: ghosh.santanu396@gmail.com
Rtn. Sajal Kr. Dutta,
86, K.P. Roy Lane, Kolkata – 700 078,
Cell: 9830317257
27 2012- 2013 Rtn. Uttam Ganguli Rtn. Rana Safui,
(O&R) 210, Garfa Main Road, Kolkata 700078
Cell:98300 53128
E-Mail: rana@ rotaryclubofsonarpur.org
Rtn. Gautam Ray ,
(O&R) 31 Kali Prasanna Ray Lane,
Kolkata 700033,
Cell:98301 98801,
E-mail: gautamray2007@yahoo.com
28 2013- 2014 Rtn. Rajani Mukerji Rtn. Gautam Ray,
(O&R) 31 Kali Prasanna Ray Lane,
Kolkata 700033,
Cell:98301 98801,
E-mail: gautamray2007@yahoo.com
Rtn. Debasish Chakraborty ,
(R) 35/C, 2nd Street, 1st Floor,
Modern Park,Santoshpur,
Kolkata - 700075,
Cell:99030 61921,
E-mail: d.chakraborty66@gmail.com
29 2014- 2015 Rtn. Pinaki Prasad Ghosh Rtn. Sanjay Das Gupta,
RFSM, Engineering Construction, Civil,
(R) 342 Prantik Pally, Kolkata - 700042,
(O) 105 K N Sen Road, Kasba, Kolkata 700042,
Cell: 94330 01201,
E-mail: sanjaydasgupta@live.com. com,
Rtn. Debasish Chakraborty ,
(R) 35/C, 2nd Street, 1st Floor,
Modern Park,Santoshpur,
Kolkata - 700075,
Cell:99030 61921,
E-mail: d.chakraborty66@gmail.com
30 2015- 2016 Rtn. Jhulan Basu Rtn. Sajal Kumar Dutta
Rtn. Moloy Chatterjee
31 2016 -2017 Rtn. Shyamashree Sen Rtn. Debasish Chakraborty Rtn. Sarbendu Dutta 
32 2017 -2018 Rtn. Broja Gopal Kundu Rtn. Naba Kumar Mukherjee Rtn. Proloy Majumder 
33 2018 -2019 Rtn. Mukul Sinha Rtn. Praloy Majumder Rtn. Sharmila Chanda