Rotarians ring in 65 years of perfect attendance

Piches, Fiddyment have attended meetings in other countries
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Roseville Rotarians David Fiddyment and John Piches recently rang the club's bell in honor of their 65 years of perfect attendance in Rotary.

Both men joined in May 1947 and previously served as club president. The bell was held by Steve Lund, who was born one month after Fiddyment and Piches joined Rotary.

To maintain their perfect attendance, both men have attended meetings in other cities and countries. Fiddyment's most memorable make-up meetings were in Nepal and England, and on several cruise ships. Piches attended a meeting in Greece where none of the regular members spoke English. He sat next to a Rotarian from France who did speak English.

Piches graduated from Roseville High School in 1939 and served as a U.S. Navy engineer and ship's captain in World War II. He later started an engineering firm, designing and constructing buildings in Roseville.

Fiddyment's great-grandmother started farming in the area in 1850. When Fiddyment joined Rotary, he was in the egg business - he still runs Fiddyment Farms and is known for his development of pistachio farming.

~ Staff report