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Brief histories of Rotary's First 100 Clubs

Rotary Club of Syracuse 42

Rotary International District 7150

Syracuse's Clinton Square at the turn of the century.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rotary Club of Syracuse 42 was chartered by Rotary on 1 June 1912 on the same day as Rotary 43 of Pueblo and Rotary 44 of Toledo.   (The photo series below is courtesy of the Syracuse Webmaster Marlene Brown, who also was the designer of Rotary Global History original design.)

 

Club flag showing charter #42 in 1912

Frank Weedon, Club Secretary, 1913 to 1950

Early Syracuse Rotarians building Camp Hillcrest to house and school fifty disabled children (1914)

Club service demonstrated in 1919 when PP George Kirkland needed to move his store from one side of Salina St. to the other

A holiday party for disabled children in the 1950's, a tradition revived by Dr. Al Falcone in 2000

A Syracuse Rotary traffic safety exhibit in the 60's.

In 1959, Syracuse Rotary bought the property near Chittenango that would become Camp Goodwill.

Syracuse Rotarians including Clancey Hopkins, who built Camp Goodwill from the ground up! A favorite club project and the finest camp of its kind for handicapped kids.

Kids and Rotarians enjoying a wheel chair race at Camp Goodwill.

Forrest Whitmeyer's (2nd from left) presidency in 1962 when membership peaked at 485.

The Club celebrated its 76th anniversary in 1987. In addition to a gala ball, the club presented a special gift of chimes to the city of Syracuse for the city hall tower.

Syracuse Rotarians hosting a Halloween party for disabled kids in the late 90's.

"Empire State" First 100 Clubs

NY6

Buffalo 28

Rochester 36

Syracuse 42

Binghamton 64

Albany 68

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