Jimmy Gordon – Belated Happy 100th Birthday 24-06-2020 Club news: 41 Club Primary

Jimmy Gordon,Honorary Life Member of Ringwood & District Ex-Tablers’ Club celebrated his 100th Birthday on 12th June. Born in Hillington, Scotland , Jimmy was stationed at Ringwood in 1942 during the Second World War and it was there that he met his wife to be, Elsie, and they remained permanently in the Ringwood area. They had two children, Paul (1945) and Neil (1950). Originally a member of New Milton Round Table, in 1959 he helped to found Ringwood & District Round Table (chartered 1960) and served as its first Chairman. He went on to help found Ringwood & District Ex-Tablers’ Club in 1964, and served as its first Vice Chairman, and subsequently as Chairman. He was a prime mover in the first Ringwood Carnival in 1955, and was Carnival President for four years. He has also been an active member of Ringwood Rotary Club. (The full story of how Jimmy’s 100th birthday was marked will be in the July Newsletter.)