Meet the Chairman
The current Chairman of the Club is Dr R Gordon D Williamson
Gordon was born in Glasgow and where he was educated at Hutchesons’ Grammar. While at Glasgow University he studied Dentistry and was active in student politics, both locally and nationally. After graduation and a spell at the Turner Dental School of the University of Manchester he moved to the north-east of Scotland to join one of the city’s oldest dental practices. In 1971 he was appointed to a Clinical Lectureship at the University of Dundee. During his time in general practice he chaired the Aberdeen Branch of the British Dental Association and served on a variety of dental committees. In his latter years in practice, prior to retirement in 1999, he developed an interest in, and concentrated on, the treatment of Tempero-Mandibular Joint Dysfunction having studied at the chairside of a number of international experts and at the University of New Jersey, USA.
Away from Dentistry, Gordon has served as Chairman of Aberdeen Round Table 100 and as President of the Rotary Club of Aberdeen. He is a Paul Harris Fellow, a diplomat of El Rotario de la Asuncion, Guatemala and a holder of a Rotary International’s Award for International Service. He has been Company Secretary and a Director of several local charities and served for seven years as a lay member to the Scottish Social Services Council’s Disciplinary and Tribunals Committee. He enjoys his regular games of golf at Deeside Golf Club but is happy to admit that he plays with more enthusiasm than skill.
He is married to Myra and they have a son and daughter, both of whom are married. They have a total of four grandchildren, three in Banchory and one in Bosnia. Gordon and Myra continue to enjoy travelling independently to the lesser known parts of the world whenever possible.
Membership of The Royal Northern and University Club is by nomination
The Club has two main categories of Membership: Ordinary and Country. Eligibility for Country Membership which has a lower subscription rate, is available for Members when their residential and business address are outwith a 50 mile radius of Aberdeen. A further category, Junior Membership, is available for those between the ages of 21 and 30.
Many of today's Members are actively involved in local, national and international affairs. Although they are business people, they know they are Members of a Club, where briefcases are left closed and business talk is confined to private rooms. Members are encouraged to use the Club as a home away from home where they can meet like-minded friends in a pleasant and comfortable envirionment.
The ambience of the Club has to be experienced to be appreciated. It is about good companionship and a sense of belonging in a dignified atmosphere, where old traditions have meaning and value, because they have been tested and retained.