Rotary Club of Great Missenden 





The David Mitchell Memorial Award is intended to be considered annually in remembrance of David and to recognise an individual in his name who has displayed high standards and values in giving voluntary service to the community.

The Award will be a framed certificate given at a special club dinner to the recipient. It will have no monetary value but the recipient will be invited to bring one or two guests to attend the dinner at the Club’s expense.

At the dinner other local dignitaries may be invited as appropriate and a brief summary of David’s achievements will be given. A Copy of the certificate will be kept in an album which will be part of the Club’s archive records  The award will be managed by the Club’s Secretary, Administrator and President awho will form the adjudication panel.

Club Members should forward nominations to the Club's Secretary, Administrator or President  giving details of the nominee’s voluntary achievements which will be summarised on the certificate. Nominations should be received by the end of January each year for consideration of the adjudication panel.


Dr David S Mitchell CBE

David Mitchell was born in 1930.  In his childhood he developed an early passion for engineering and craftsmanship. He was one of the first people to graduate as a nuclear engineer from Queen Mary’s University and joined Rolls Royce in 1956. He became Export Director of the Company and was awarded the CBE in 1992 for his services to British exporting    enterprise.

David gave his time and commitment also to many other charitable and service activities. He was a founder member of the Rotary Club of Great Missenden and was its President in 1987/1988. As a Rotarian he supported many initiatives to help and involve young people in humanitarian and technology        activities through competitions and scholarships.

He was an active member of the congregation of St John the Baptist,  Little Missenden for many years.

In addition he was a member of the Worshipful Company of  Engineers of which he was made a Liveryman in 1985 and Master for 1998/9.

However, David will be best remembered for his wonderful humour, his capacity for friendship and his concern for the welfare of others. It is for these attributes that the Rotary Club of Great Missenden is proud to  sponsor this David Mitchell Memorial Award for public service.

Also to acknowledge the great support given to David throughout the 56 years of their married life by his wife, Winifred, and by their children Caroline and Eric.




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