is the page where our research project began. On Wednesday 11 October 2000, Jack
M. B. Selway, then a member of Rotary
Club of Pueblo, CO #43, received a list of the first 50 Rotary clubs.
This list was faxed to Founder by RI staff member, Joaquin Mejia. It was the
only list which could be found and was from an old fashioned typewriter. (seen
on the left) Within a few days Selway had created
a page for each club telling where they were located, when
they met, maybe something about their communities. Then Founder Selway had the
thought that perhaps their histories might be of some interest...Â From then on, volunteer
Rotarians around the world worked on hundreds of projects:
Within a few weeks of our founding
the project became "Rotary First Fifty" with the authorized domain of
used to reach this page.