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Past Presidents of the Rotary Club of Tupelo

A look at the members who have led our club since its founding in 1925:

YEAR(S)
PRESIDENT
YEAR(S)
PRESIDENT
1925-26
Rex Reed
1926-27
R.C. Clark Sr.
1927-28
Ed Holcomb
1928-29
R.W. Reed Sr.
1929-30
George Maynard
1930-31
Medford Leake
July 1930-Nov. 1931
Allan Christian
Nov. 1931-July 1, 1933
Walter Ballard
1933-34
W.B. Fields
1934-35
John Hunter
1935-36
Bert Lyle
1936-37
Horace Mullen
1937-38
Stanley Hinds
1938-39
Allison Bell
1939-40
Davis Langston
July 1940-Dec. 1940
John Crenshaw
Dec. 1940-July 1942
S.J. High
July 1942-March 1943
Geroge McLean
March 1943-July 1943
James Carpenter
1943-44
Gartrell Milam
1944-45
H. Kirk Grantham
July 1945-March 1946
Frank Worsham
March 1946-July 1947
Webb D. Allen
1947-48
M.C. Dougherty
1948-49
Joe T. Wright
1949-50
Lillard McClellan
1950-51
Earl Baugham
1951-52
Harry Rutherford
1952-53
Frank Iler
1953-54
R.W. Reed Jr.
1954-55
Julius Berry
1955-56
Wayne LaRue
1956-57
Bill Dunlap
1957-58
Leroy McCarty
1958-59
William Reed
1959-60
James High
1960-61
Mem Leake
1961-62
Norris Caldwell
1962-63
E.L. King
1963-64
Frank Riley
1964-65
Frank Bryan
1965-66
Joe Whiteside
1966-67
Norman Wilcox
1967-68
Len Pegues
1968-69
Hugh Purnell
1969-70
Jim Caldwell
1970-71
Jim Strain
1971-72
Jim High
1972-73
Jim Threldkell
1973-74
Rowland Geddie
1974-75
Ernie Joyner
1975-76
Mike Bush
1976-77
Casey Ferguson
1977-78
Lewis Whitfield
1978-79
Tom Robinson
1979-80
Tom Bailey
1980-81
George Manard III
1981-82
Bill Carrol
1982-83
Chuck Imbler
1983-84
Bill Waters
1984-85
Dennis Voge
1985-86
Tom Murry
1986-87
Ed Younk
1987-88
Billy Crews
1988-89
John Smith
1989-90
Mitch Ellett
1990-91
Alan Bank
1991-92
Mike Sadler
1992-93
Heywood Washburn
1993-94
Harry Baxter
1994-95
Evans Whittle
1995-96
Dan Seal
1996-97
Janice Trawick
1997-98
Jerry Levy
1998-99
Rob Rice
1999-2000
Raymond Jourdan
2000-01
Greg Pirkle
2001-02
Cathy Robertson
2002-03
Bill Alton
2003-04
Dwayne Blackmon
2004-05
Danny McKenzie
2005-06
Shane Hooper
2006-07
Jerry Stubblefield
2007-08
Lee Rogers
2008-09
Wayne Scoville
2009-10, 2010-11
Jim Diffee
2011-12
Julianne Goodwin
2012-13
Harold Hodges
2013-14
Jerry Napier
2014-15
Scott Bebout
 2015-16  Jesse Bandre  2016-17  Tom Booth
 2017-18  Jenny Jones

Past Rotarian of the Year Honorees from the Rotary Club of Tupelo

The Rotarian of the Year award is annually given to a club member who has exemplified Rotary service in the club and the community. This is not a complete record of those honored from our club, and if you are a past honoree or know of a past honoree and the year they were named, please email us from the Contact Us page and let us know so we can add them to this list.

YEAR
RECIPIENT
YEAR
RECIPIENT
Not recorded
Alan Bank
1992-93
Tom Bailey
1993-94
Harold Wies
1994-95
Walter Bourland
1995-96
Janice Johnson Trawick
1996-97
Raymond Jourdan
1997-98
Pat Bagley
1998-99
Swan Burrus
1999-2000
Dan Seal
2000-01
Ed Younk
2001-02
Lewis Whitfield
2002-03
Greg Pirkle
2003-04
Heywood Washburn
2004-05
Joe Whiteside
2005-06
Ernie Joyner
2006-07
Jason Collum
2007-08
Cathy Robertson
2008-09
Shane Hooper
2009-10
Lee Rogers
2010-11
Cliff Brock
2011-12
Bill Waters Jr.
2012-13
Jim Diffee
2013-14
Julianne Goodwin
2014-15
Tom Robinson
 2015-16  Randy McCoy  2016-17  Jesse Bandre
 2017-18  Ron Ashby