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This history of RCPOS records a meeting of 10th January 1957, when the organization of a Rotary Club for Trinidad and Tobago was discussed. On Friday 8th March 1957, another meeting to discuss the formation of a Rotary Club was held at the offices of Shell Trinidad Limited, Standard Life Building, Edward Street, Port of Spain at which the following interested persons were present:
 
 * D.L. Asjes  * C.E. Hitchins (Chairman)  * D. Nudd
 * D. Christancho Rojas  * T.J. Hort  * A. Parkinson (Guest)
 * A. Denchfield  * N. Hoskins  * J. Probst
 * H. Farinha  * N. Lau  * L. Taurel 
 * K. Finch  * R. Nones Jnr. (Guest)  * D. Urquhart
 
On Tuesday 14th May, 1957, there was held at Queen's Park Hotel, what is described as a 'Trial Luncheon of the Provisional Rotary Club'.
 
The Provisional Rotary Club of Port of Spain consisted of the following persons who would go on to become the charter members of the Rotary Club of Port of Spain:
 
01. C.E. Hitchins  - Newspaper Publishing
02. R.C. Duff Urquhart  - Shipping
03. R. Lucie-Smith  - Petroleum Retailing
04. Gordon New  - Grocery Retailing
05. K.W. Finch  - Electricity
06. T.J. Hort  - Accounting
07. C.C. Rojas  - Consular Service
08. Neil Lau  - Chemical Engineering
09. Harry Farinha  - Dry Goods
10. Arthur Denchfield  - Sewing Machines
11. Robert Caldwell  - Refined Oil Distribution
12. Milton Milnes  - Ocean Shipping
13. Eric Grell  - Flour Distribution
14. Herman Boos  - Road Construction
15. Edwin Lee Lum  - Laundry Service
16. Ian Hamilton  - Life Insurance
17. Leon Taurel  - Motor Vehicle Retailing
18. Dick Asjes  - Mechanical Engineering
19. Derrick Nudd  - Structural Engineering
20. Cyril Dupres  - Life Insurance
21. Victor Outridge  - Cigarette Manufacturing
22. Jack Smith  - Banking
23. John Probst  - Air Transportation
24. Roy Savill  - Newspaper Publication
25. L.J. Rowlatt  - Banking
26. Eric Taurel   - Banking
 
Officers were elected as follows:
 
01. C.E. Hitchins   - President
02. Duff Urquhart   - Vice President
03. R. Lucie-Smith   - Secretary
04. Gordon New   - Treasurer
05. Leon Taurel   - Sergeant-at-Arms
 
On Tuesday 17th October 1957, the Rotary Club of Port of Spain received its charter from Mr. Juan Manuel Roger, Assistant Secretary of Rotary International, Evanston, USA, at a Charter lunch held at Queen's Park Hotel, Port of Spain.
 
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