In 2001 a group, chaired by David Smyth, published a comprehensive history of the first 30 years of the activities of members of Cookstown Rotary Club with the publication of a history booklet, named "Thirty Years".
Thirty Years was the inspiration of then President Jimmy McCabe, the booklet was launched at the Club's Gala night on the 29 January, 2001. Past President Jimmy McCabe, Past District Governor (Ireland) Danny Fay and Cookstown District Council Chairman James McGarvey all contributed to the foreword.
The booklet detailed local meetings and consultations leading up the eventual chartering of the Cookstown Club in 1971, as well as comprehensive information on past membership and officers, in addition to its activities in raising charitable funds.
It is interesting to note that four Rotarians who joined the Club on its formation in 1971 were still members in 2001; namely Mervyn Glover, Billy Kee, Ian Thompson and Rowland Cummings (with a break period). One club member, Alastair Laird, had the honour and distinction of serving as District Governor in 1998/1999. Mervyn Glover is still an active member (August 2017).
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