The inaugural meeting of Rotary Club Győr was held on April 10th 1932 in the small meeting room of Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The participants of the inaugural meeting were M.B. Gerbel from Vienna, the European High Representative of Rotary International (RI) and the representatives of Budapest and Pécs Rotary Clubs: Dr. Lóránt Hegedűs, gr. Albert Apponyi, Dr. Zoltán Sidó, Béla Fenyvesi and Tibor Zsolnay Mattyasowszky.

Besides the above mentioned participants the following prestigious persons took part in the meeting:

Dr László Nyáry, Head of Internal Medicine Department, who became the founding president,
Dr Géza Újlaky, lawyer, who was the Head of the Tourist Office,
Dr István Lugossy, forensic physician,
Dr Ernő Meixner, the Secretary General of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Győr,
Antal Winkler, grain merchant,
Dr Rezső Gálos, headmaster of Secondary Girl School of Commerce,
Sándor Jaross, Lord of the Bedchamber, Chairman of Savings Bank,
Ferenc Meixner, hotel owner.

The participants of the inaugural meeting accepted the draft of the statutes and decided on the annual meeting to be held in April. The weekly meetings were scheduled for 8 p.m. Wednesdays in Hotel Royal.

The officers were elected at the end of the inaugural meeting:

Dr László Nyáry, Head of Internal Medicine Department

László Neurihrer, retired colonel

Dr Ernő Meixner, Secretary General of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Győr

Major domus
Dr Rezső Gálos, headmaster of Secondary Girl School of Commerce, private university tutor

Lipót Salzer, merchant

Additional members of the leadership:

Sándor Jaross, Lord of the Bedchamber, Chairman of Savings Bank
Imre Farkas, technical town councillor


At the end of the meeting it was announced that the European High Representative will apply for the admission to the international organisation in the Chicago centre. According to the statutes a member loses his/her membership if his/her miss four consecutive meetings except when their excuse for such non-appearance is accepted by the leadership. A member loses his/her membership if his/her are not present at minimum 60 percent of the meetings and their absence is not approved by the leadership.

The following months were characterised by administration and finally the club was officially acknowledged on 29 July 1932. No documents are available about the charter ceremony.

The Presidents of Győr Rotary Club from the foundation until 1938:

1932-34 Dr László Nyáry founding president
1934/35 Lajos Jausz
1935/37 Rezso Gálos
1937/38 Aurél Kiss

Documents: letters, Freemasons in Hungary.

On December 16th 1937 the commissioner of police reported to the Mayor that the Club did not announce their meetings therefore they were thought to have ceased. The liquidation process started and on November 19th 1938 the President of the Club, Aurél Kiss notary, officially announced that the members had quitted, a general assembly could not be summoned, so the dissolution could not be stated. This fact was then reported to Dr Zoltán Koós, the Governor of Hungarian Rotary Clubs. Finally on May 31th 1939 the Mayor announced the termination of the Club. The liquidation of the assets ended on September 26th 1939.


The re-chartering of Rotary Club was initiated in 1992 by Dr Rudolf Kőszegi, member of Rotary Schönbrunn (Austria/Vienna) and started by Dr József Horváth, Pál Lackner, Henrik Grábics and Dr Géza Király. The re-chartering dates back to 1992, while the official charter ceremony was held on July 10th 1993 in Hotel Rába.

The Presidents of the Club following the re-chartering:

1992-1994 Dr. József Horváth
1994/95 Csaba Koren
1995/96 Dr. Géza Király
1996/97 Pál Lackner
1997/98 Gyula Szalay
1998/99 Péter Ráskai
1999/00 György Szabó
2000/01 Frigyes Régner
2001/02 Gábor Heim
2002/03 József Mészáros
2003/04 Péter Szabó
2004/05 Ákos Kalmár
2006/07 Gábor Kákonyi
2007/08 Dr. Gábor Varga
2008/09 László Székely
2009/10 László Dombi
2010/11 Dezső Kosár
2011/12 József Ignácz
2012/13 Imre Hurtik
2013/14 Dr. Zoltán Horváth
2014/15 László Fónai
2015/16 Tibor Németh

Since its re-chartering Rotary Club Győr has organised charity events not only in Győr but in its neighborhood as well. Additionally the Club pays attention to the development of acquaintances over the state borders and serving the Hungarian minority in the Carpathian Basin. Our Club has sent donations to Transylvania, Csángó regions, Subcarpathia and Felvidék.

The aim of the Club has always been to maintain a living relationship with its surroundings. The guests invited by us include several members of the parliament and local governments, leaders of factories, mayors, leaders of civil organisations.

RC Győr similarly to all Hungarian Rotary Clubs belonged to the 1910 district with its centre in Vienna. However on the international charter ceremony of June 29th and 30th 2007 in Budapest the independent Hungarian district was formed which was given the number of 1911 within the International Rotary. Imre Kovács was elected the first governor of the Hungarian district.

The Hungarian Rotary joined the Rotarian family with its 40 clubs and 1100 members.

 The first flag of Győr Rotary Club