Douglas C. Howland

Douglas C. Howland
Rotary Club of Calgary, Canada

Douglas Howland was a founding member of the Rotary Club of Calgary, Canada when it was formed in 1914 and later, in 1938/39 was appointed President after serving a number of years as Treasurer and Secretary.

Rowland was a Committee Member of Rotary International and over a period, served as Ambassador to South East Asia, Europe and eventually to the Middle East. In these roles he established many new clubs in those regions.

 

 

Between 1932 and 1934, Howland in his capacity as Ambassador for Rotary International, was responsible for the formation of the following Rotary Clubs –
India
Amritsar
Bangalore
Amedabad
Cawnpore
Lucknow
Mysore
Poona
Pakistan
Karachi
Indonesia – Java
Djember
Cheribon
Magelang
Indonesia – Sumatra
Palembang
China
Amoy
Foochow
Hankow
Nanking
During his journeys he also visited existing clubs in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and the Philippines.
He returned to Canada in 1934.

Researched and compiled by Robert Lampard and Basil Lewis (Senior RGHF Historian).
Posted by RGHF Webmaster Greg Barlow. June 2011.
Photograph by courtesy of the Glenbow Museum Archives NA2345-25

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