The Richmond Rotary Club received its charter on April 12, 1962, with Carlo Hansen as the charter President and 24 chartered members.

Our club was sponsored by Marpole Club.  At the Installation meeting we received the following Regalia:

  • Banner - Chilliwack Club
  • Gavel - Annacis Island Club
  • Lamp - Mission Club
  • Badges - New Westminster Club
  • Lapel Pins - Ladner Club
  • Lecturn - Marpole Club (now Vancouver South)
  • Flags - Kingsway - Mount Vernon Club
  • Bell - Vancouver Club
  • Badge Box - Burnaby Club

Our first meeting were held in the Skyline Hotel, then later at the Airport Inn, the King Wah Restaurant, back to the Skyline Hotel, when in 1975 a fire forced our departure to the Richmond Inn where we stayed until June 1984, when we moved to Richmond Golf and Country Club, the Radisson Hotel, the Abercorn Hotel, the Four Points by Sheraton Vancouver Airport and Hilton Vancouver Airport.