Malakoff Club to Be First Official Visit of New Rotary Governor

From The Malakoff News
Friday, July 28, 1961

The Malakoff Rotary Club, inaugurated  here some 20-odd years ago, is to be signally honored on Tuesday, August 8th, at their noon luncheon meeting, in the first official visit to the clubs throughout the 581st Rotary District by the newly installed District Governor, Mr. Geo. P. Cullum, Sr. of Dallas.

Mr. Cullum, who is widely known through the state in his sewer and waterworks construction business, and his wife, are expected to arrive in the city on August 7th and will spend that night at the Dan Royall Lake House, as the guest of Mr. Royall, newly installed president of the Malakoff Club.

Mr. Cullum, who recently assumed the office of Governor of Texas’ 581st district,


George P. Cullum, Sr.

succeeds Mr. Calvin Clyde, or Tyler.  He is a native of Dallas County and a member of the Oak Lawn Methodist Church, a religious organization, which was started in the living room of his grandfather’s home in 1872.

Mr. Cullum has been engaged in the sewer and waterworks construction business all of his life, and he has built parts of the water systems in many of the East Texas towns in which he will be serving as District Governor during the coming year.

Mr. Cullum, in addition to his present service to Rotary International, is a director of one of the Dallas banks, President of the Texas Society for Crippled Children, Chairman of the Board of the County Industrial Home, and a member of the Board of Stewards of the Oak Lawn Methodist Church.  He is also chairman of the Board of Development at the Southern Methodist University.

Mr. Cullum stated that he was allowed the honor of serving the post of Governor of Rotary’s District No. 581 by reason that his son, George Cullum, Jr. agreed to take over the operation of their construction business during the year’s tenure in this Rotary District’s highest office.