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Brief histories of Rotary's First 100 Clubs

Rotary Club of Muskogee 87

Rotary International District 6110

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA

How We Got Started 

The following is an excerpt from a letter written by the Club’s first President, Stanley Shelor.

“My attention was first called to Rotary in 1912 by a friend in New York City, in which city Rotary Club No. 6 was organized in 1909.  Upon receiving this information I took the matter up with a friend in Oklahoma City, who was a member of that club, No. 29.  In 1912 a group (seven of us) started holding meetings with a view of forming a permanent club.”

 

Records show these seven members were:  H. Stanley Shelor, Harry Oliver, Bill Moffatt, Charley Dawson, W.H. Steuve, Jimmy Mason and Thomas T. Gaddy.

 

On May 16, 1913, Stanley Shelor, General Agent for National Surety Company, wrote to the Secretary of the International Association of Rotary Clubs in Chicago for information about organizing a Rotary Club in Muskogee.  An application was received and filled out.  It states that this Club was organized on September 26, 1913 with forty members. 

 

Officers of the Club were: 

 

President                                            H. Stanley Shelor

Vice President                                     W.F. “Bill” Moffatt

Secretary                                           John A. Arnold

Treasurer                                            O.T. Graham

 

Directors of the Club were: C.L. Dickman, L.J. Hyde, H.E. Oliver, J.P. Stevenson and W.H. Stueve

 

The Club Charter was dated November 1, 1913.  Meetings were held in the Severs Hotel on Thursdays at 12:15 p.m. 


Historical Events

 

World's largest District conference, then or now?The Muskogee Rotary Club hosted, perhaps the largest District Conference ever held, 30 March 1922. There were 10,000 Rotarians at the event. It would be 24 years before Rotary International had a convention which significantly exceeded that number. That was Atlantic City in 1946 with over 14,000 in attendance.

 

Oklahoma's "100+" Clubs

Oklahoma City 29

Muskogee 87

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