Monthly events in the Global History of Rotary


January

 

1 January 1914 Victoria #90 and Erie #91 1920 Calcutta  1921 First Club of Europe (except Ireland and Great Britain) Madrid 1922 St.  John's   

1991 Rotary Club of Belgrade, the First Club of Yugoslavia  &  Rotary Club of Bratislava, the First Club of Slovakia 1995 Rotary Club of Ulaanbaatar, the First Club of Mongolia        

 

2 January 1924 Rotary Club of Douglas, Isle of Man  The world of Rotary? See https://www.rghfhome.org/first100/global/outline      

 

3 January RI President 14/15 Gary Huang's theme:  Light Up Rotary. Being preserved, on RGHF, at http://www.historytheme.org  You'll find all themes and presidents at this link. RGHF since 11 October 2000.        

 

4 January  Who was the first president of a group of Rotarians? Hint? http://www.earlyleaders.org

     

5 January 1968 British Virgin Islands – Tortola   "This is a changing world; we must be prepared to change with it.  The story of Rotary (and RGHF) will have to be written again and again!" Paul P. Harris, Page 253 "The Rotarian Age" https://www.rghfhome.org/harris/library/rotarianage/rotarianage.htm

 

6 January 1958 Congo, Republic of the – Brazzaville           

 

7 January You can support Rotary Global History Fellowship’s grant program at https://www.rghfhome.org/donors. A portion goes to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International       

 

8 January  View RGHF videos on YouTube http://www.rghfvoices.org        

 

9 January 1978 Dubai, First Club of the United Arab Emerites        

 

10 January 1924 Mrs. Margarette Oliver Golding, Founder of Inner Wheel Movement in the World      

 

11 January 1956 Iraq – Baghdad          

 

12 January 1921 Rotary Club of York #1000        

 

13 January 1927 Budapest, the First Club of Hungary & Colombia – Bogotá  (history needed) 1999 Kyrgyzstan – Bishkek        

 

15 January The story of Inner Wheel at https://www.rghfhome.org/first100/women/  Just click on "Inner Wheel" on this page.        

 

16 January 1928 Paraguay – Ascunsion    1972 Botswana – Gaborone        

 

17 January Help RGHF fulfill its mission by using social media to promote the Global History of Rotary at https://www.rghfhome.org/social       

      

19 January 1962 Bahamas – Nassau        

 

20 January Enlighten Rotarians, lest we perpetuate process, not purpose. RGHF where #HistoryMatters        

 

21 January Discuss the Global History of Rotary, on Facebook, at http://www.historydiscussion.org

  

22 January 1962 Haiti – Port-au-Prince 

   

23 January 1926 Portugal – Lisbon 1953 Vietnam – Saigon  

 

24 January  PRESERVE THE HISTORY OF YOUR ROTARY CLUB OR DISTRICT-FREE. You can add, and frequently update,

your club or district's history at http://www.historylibrary.org  - It's free,  .

The fellowship Of Rotary historians at RGHF where #HistoryMatters        

 

25 January 1949 Tanzania – Dar-es-Salaam  1956 Swaziland – Manzini   1964 Liberia – Monrovia (history needed)

1968 Faroe Islands – Tórshavn           

 

26 January 1927 Rotary Club of Helsinki-Helsingfors, First Rotary Club of Finland  1938 Syria – Damascus        

 

27 January 1947 After a many years of ill health, Rotary founder Paul Harris dies        

 

28 January A major project of Rotary Global History Fellowship is the list of articles about Rotary's effort for world peace at http://www.peacehistory.org        

 

29 January 1923 Rotary Club of Amsterdam        

 

30 January 1929 Greece – Athinai        

 

31 January 1953 Namibia – Windhoek   1979 Mauritania – Nouakchott          

 

January 1943 The "Four Way Test" was adopted.  Herbert J. Taylor wrote this short document during a business crisis in 1932.

Taylor was president, Rotary Club of Chicago, 1939-40 and Rotary International 1954-55.         

 

January 1972 - The Rotary Club of Upper Manhattan, New York, USA, proposes an enactment, 72-48,

to admit women to Rotary clubs to the Council on Legislation. After laughter and discussion, 72-48 is rejected.

 

Monthly events in the Global History of Rotary

February

 

1 February 1912 St. Joseph #32 1914 Stockton #92, Saginaw #93, Nashville #94, Savannah #95, Memphis #96, and Sacramento #97

1915 Atlantic City, New Jersey1919 Uruguay – Montevideo     

 

2 February 1932 Lebanon – Beyrouth

 

3 February 1910: Rotary Club of Tacoma, the eighth of the Sixteen Clubs prior to the formation of the National Association of Rotary Clubs.        

 

4 February Who was Herb Taylor and what did he contribute to Rotary?

https://www.rghfhome.org/first100/presidents/1954taylor/taylor/index.htm        

 

5 February 1909: Rotary Club of Oakland the Third of the Sixteen Clubs prior to the formation of the National Association of Rotary Clubs.

1912 San Diego #33 1969 Cook Islands – Rarotonga  

 

6 February We need HTML webmasters who might help preserve the Global History of Rotary for RGHF www.joinrghf.org      

 

7 February The world, according to Rotary Global History Fellowship http://www.regionalhistory.org  

The first 100 clubs of Rotary are all still active. See more at https://www.rghfhome.org/first100 from Rotary Global History Fellowship       

 

8 February What Rotarians do to have fellowship with other Rotarians and Rotaractors: Visit http://www.globalnetworkinggroups.org and learn more.       

  

9 February What is the value of history? https://www.rghfhome.org/first100/presidents/2011banerjee/2011rghfmeeting.htm       

 

10 February  A world of history is found at our tribute to Paul Harris' office at http://www.harrisoffice.org         

 

11 February  Enlighten Rotarians, lest we perpetuate process, not purpose. http://www.joinrghf.org       

 

12 February An interactive book of "The Founder of Rotary." Just visit https://www.rghfhome.org and look for "The Paul Harris Book" on the justify column.        

 

13 February Play Rotary Global History Fellowship's fun history quiz. Match wits with the fellowship of Rotary  Historians.  

https://www.rghfhome.org/hisfellow/viewpage.php?page_id=11        

 

14 February 1936 Tunisia – Tunis Doyen     The world of Rotary?

See https://www.rghfhome.org/first100/global/outline      

 

15 February  Learn all about the presidents of Rotary International at http://www.presidentshistories.org       

 

16 February 1912 Davenport #34 1968 Northern Marianas – Saipan &  Togo – Lome         

 

17 February 1961 Reunion – Saint-Denis  &  Somalia – Mogadiscio    

"This is a changing world; we must be prepared to change with it.  The story of Rotary (and RGHF) will have to be written again and again!" 

Paul P. Harris, Page 253 "The Rotarian Age" https://www.rghfhome.org/harris/library/rotarianage/rotarianage.htm    

   

18 February 1910: Rotary Club of Minneapolis, the Ninth of the Sixteen Clubs prior to the formation of the National Association of Rotary Clubs.

1943 Dominican Republic – Santo Domingo         

 

19 February 1910: Rotary Club of St. Paul, the Tenth of the Sixteen Clubs prior to the formation of the National Association of Rotary Clubs.        

 

20 February 1926 Rotary Club of Budapest, the First Club of Hungary  &  Rotary Club of  Stockholm, the First Club of Sweden

1931 Rotary Club of Hong Kong - Chartered 20 February 1931         

 

21 February 1960 Ches Perry, Rotary's first secretary (1910-1932) died        

 

22 February 1910: Rotary Club of St. Louis, the Eleventh of the Sixteen Clubs prior to the formation of the National Association of Rotary Clubs.        

 

23 February 1905: Rotary Club of Chicago the First of the Sixteen Clubs prior to the formation of the National Association of Rotary Clubs

First gathering, on Thursday evening,  23 February 1905 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. by attorney Paul P. Harris

Young Harris, fresh from a wild five years as a reporter, actor, cowboy, seaman, granite salesman, fruit picker and hotel clerk,

five years building a successful law practice, then had an idea. It was regarding observations of success and respect which

could come from organizing professional acquaintances. More years past. He had given this much thought by the time he and

Silvester Schiele walked over to Gus Loehr's office, in Room 711 that cold winter night in 1905, almost 9 years from his arrival in Chicago. 

Several weeks later, Schiele was elected the first president of Rotary when the meeting was held in his office. Harris suggested several names,

one of them being "Rotary." 1910: Rotary Club of New Orleans, the Twelfth of the Sixteen Clubs prior to the formation

of the National Association of Rotary Clubs. 1955  Rotary's Golden Jubilee is celebrated on 23 February with much fanfare in Chicago.

Then on May 29 through June 2, the 46th Convention again celebrates the 50th year of Rotary and features a last appearance

by Rotary's "First Lady." Following the 50th anniversary convention (1955), held in Chicago, Jean Thomson Harris returned to Edinburgh. 2005  

The Rotary Club of Chicago and Rotary International celebrated the centennial of the first meeting of four men whose gathering became a world wide movement.        

 

24 February Take a one question survey "We must find a handful of Rotarians who will dedicate their lives to 'history,'

so that thousands more might dedicate their lives to Rotary."

 

25 February RGHF, Rotary Global History Fellowship, is part of a larger group called Global Networking Groups.

Learn about these groups and then learn more about Rotarian Fellowships and Rotarian Actions Groups at www.globalnetworkinggroups.org. 

It's easy to understand, but not often learned.      

 

26 February 1938 Bangladesh – Dhaka 1962 New Caledonia – Noumea  

1923 Rotario Club of Rio de Janeiro        

 

27 February A huge part of Rotary International, The Rotary Foundation. See the history at http://www.foundationhistory.org

 .         

 

28 February RGHF Founder Jack M. B. Selway's take on "what is Rotary?," a speech, in 2002. 

https://www.rghfhome.org/first100/library/presentations/20020918.htm       

 

29 February (Rotary Global History Fellowship) now has a mobile app. Get it, free, at http://www.rghfapp.org because #HistoryMatters.

 

Monthly events in the Global History of Rotary

March

 

1 March 1912 Omaha #37 ** Rochester and Columbus were both 5 March. These numbers are in conflict 1913 Toronto #55,

Birmingham #56, Milwaukee #57, and Indianapolis #58 1914 Springfield OH #98, Little Rock #99, Phoenix #100 (see below),

Scranton #101, Evansville #102, Chattanooga #103, Macon #104, and South Bend #105 1914

The 100th club of the International Association of Rotary Clubs is formed on 1 March in Phoenix, AZ, USA. 

However, on that particular Sunday, and only that one day in March, there was not one qualified application, but six.

There is no record of how #100, of the six (#100 - 105) was determined from that selection.

And, so this website, with the "Four Way Test" as a guide, has created /clubs/100+ to recognize the "other five" clubs of that day.

1956 Burundi – Bujmburu  1992 Albania – Tiranë           

 

2 March We have need for webmasters to find and record Rotary’s Global History.

Friend and contact RGHF History Chair PDG Alan R. Hurst.    

 

3 March 1923 Rotary Club of Guernsey  The world of Rotary? See https://www.rghfhome.org/first100/global/outline      

 

4 March Books and more about Rotary at https://www.rghfhome.org/first100/library,   .       

 

5 March 1912 Rochester #36, Columbus #38 **       

 

6 March  Learn more about finding the Global History of Rotary at http://www.howdoifindit.org       

 

7 March 1962 Barbados – Barbados   "This is a changing world; we must be prepared to change with it.  

The story of Rotary (and RGHF) will have to be written again and again!" Paul P. Harris, Page 253 "The Rotarian Age"

https://www.rghfhome.org/harris/library/rotarianage/rotarianage.htm        

 

8 March 1927 Costa Rica – San Jose    1968 Afghanistan – Kabul         

 

9 March Any Rotarian, Rotaractor, or Rotary spouse/partner can join Rotary Global History Fellowship at http://www.joinrghf.org

 

10 March  Find 50,000 articles on Rotary’s Global History using http://www.historysearch.org      

 

11 March 1929 Israel – Jerusalem  &  Egypt – Cairo 1988 Mayotte – Mayotte          

 

12 March ALL ROTARY INTERNATIONAL THEMES, online at  http://www.historytheme.org  Also found at that link  are all themes,

presidents, their bios, conventions, and  50,000 other stories about Rotary, from Rotary Global History Fellowship.        

 

13 - 19 March: World Rotaract Week  More at RGHF http://www.youthhistory.org      

 

14 March  See the home of Paul and Jean Harris at http://www.comelybank.org,   .        

 

15 March 1924 Rotary Club of Hamilton, Bermuda        

 

16 March If you want to know more about Rotary, spend some time at http://www.historylearningcenter.org        

 

17 March 1888. While Paul is at Princeton, Howard Harris dies March 17th, 1888. Paul's grandfather had given him a road map for success in life.

He had taught him one thing above all else. That was "Tolerance." "I think I inherited something of grandfather's broad spirit of tolerance.

Grandfather was an ambassador of good-will in the eyes of the youngster who sat at his table during his impressionable years;

he never spoke evil of any man nor of any man's religion or politics."  (My Road to Rotary, by Paul Harris, page 208, copyright Rotary International)

1963 Sierra Leone - Freetown

 

18 March 1960 San Marino – San Marino  Check http://www.missinghistory.org to see if your club or district is listed.

Post that history at http://www.historylibrary.org Free from RGHF because #HistoryMatters

 

19 March 1931 Poland – Warsaw   Discuss the Global History of Rotary, on Facebook, at http://www.historydiscussion.org      

 

20 March  Find any of the 50,000+ articles that Rotary Global History Fellowship has preserved at http://www.historysearch.org        

 

21 March The Friendship Trees, planted by Jean and Paul Harris.  A great story at http://www.friendshiptrees.org,   .        

 

22 March Do you know what Room 711 was? Learn more at http://www.room711.org, a service of Rotary Global  History Fellowship.         

 

23 March 1936 Rotary Club of Suva, Fiji, First Club of the South Pacific Islands 1955 Turkey – Ankara

1989 Saint Pierre and Miquelon – Saint Pierre et Miquelon

 

24 March  What is the history women and Rotary? See http://www.jeanharris.org,   .       

 

25 March  Histories of most of Rotary International's annual conventions at http://www.conventionhistory.org,   .        

 

26 March 1936 Rotary Club of Suva, Fiji, First Club of the South Pacific Islands        

 

27 March 1978 - Rotary International Board of Directors officially revokes the Charter of the Duarte club.

Duarte decides to continue to meet as a quasi-Rotary Club. An X was placed over the Rotary insignia,

new pins were made, and the club was called: The Ex-Rotary Club of Duarte. 1987 Solomon Islands – Honiara, Guadalcanal          

 

28 March Meet the Rotarians who started Rotary Global History Fellowship. https://www.rghfhome.org/first100/historians/board.htm        

 

29 March 1944 HIRAM ELMER SHOREY  a tailor, and one of Rotary's first four members dies.

"Hiram, due to circumstances beyond his control, did not retain his membership in the club,

though he has frequently manifested interest in the movement and shown that he cherishes the memory of the early days." Paul P. Harris        

 

30 March Ways to look smart on Facebook, from RGHF's email provider, Constant Contact.

 

31 March  A huge part of Rotary International, The Rotary Foundation. See the history at http://www.foundationhistory.org,   .

 

Monthly events in the Global History of Rotary

April

 

1 April 1913 Camden #59, Glasgow #60 first club of Scotland, and Vancouver #6 1920 Argentina – Buenos Aires

1921 France – Paris  Japan – Tokyo  Mexico – Ciudad de Mexico 1992 Cape Verde – Praia

 

2 April 1937 Netherlands Antilles – Curacao Like http://www.historyfan.org  and also get a free subscription at http://www.historyfeatures.org  to get more from RGHF.       

 

3 April RI President 14/15 Gary Huang's theme:  Light Up Rotary. Being preserved, on RGHF, at http://www.historytheme.org 

You'll find all themes and presidents at this link. RGHF since 11 October 2000       

 

4 April  Who was the first president of a group of Rotarians? Hint? http://www.earlyleaders.org

 

5 April 1966 Gibraltar – Gibraltar   2005 Dushanbe - First Club of Tajikistan       

 

5 April You can support Rotary Global History Fellowship’s grant program, and honor someone in your life, or a member of your club,

at https://www.rghfhome.org/donors. A portion goes to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International       

 

6 April View RGHF videos on YouTube http://www.rghfvoices.org         

 

7 April 1933 Rotary Club of Riga, the First Club of Latvia The world of Rotary? See https://www.rghfhome.org/first100/global/outline       

 

8 April 1929 Rotary Club of Belgrade, the First Club of Yugoslavia  "This is a changing world; we must be prepared to change with it.  

The story of Rotary (and RGHF) will have to be written again and again!" Paul P. Harris, Page 253 "The Rotarian Age"

https://www.rghfhome.org/harris/library/rotarianage/rotarianage.htm        

 

9 April 1912 Dallas #39 Play Rotary Global History Fellowship's fun history quiz.

Match wits with the fellowship of Rotary Historians.

 

10 April 1992 Ukraine – Kiev        

 

 

12 April 1928 Indonesia – Jakarta  "This is a changing world; we must be prepared to change with it.

The story of Rotary (and RGHF) will have to be written again and again!" Paul P. Harris,

Page 253 "The Rotarian Age" https://www.rghfhome.org/harris/library/rotarianage/rotarianage.htm       

 

13 April 1912 Winnipeg #35 (the club that made Rotary "international") 1955 Democratic Republic of Congo – Kinshasa  

1956 Jordan – Amman 1959 Rotary Club of Kathmandu, the First Club of Nepal        

 

14 April The story of Inner Wheel at https://www.rghfhome.org/first100/women/  Just click on "Inner Wheel" on this page.        

 

15 April 1927 El Salvador – San Salvador 1957 Cambodia – Phnom-Penh           

 

16 April Help RGHF fulfill its mission by using social media to promote the Global History of Rotary at https://www.rghfhome.org/social         

 

17 April 1957 Cameroun – Douala & Central African Republic – Bangui         

 

18 April  A one question survey "When Rotarians know and share the rich Global History of Rotary,

that will benefit membership retention." 

 

19 Paul Percy Harris is born, 19 April, 1868, in Racine, Wisconsin to George H. and Cornelia E. Harris. 

(There is a complete, illustrated history timeline on Paul Harris, his family, Rotary and his career at presidents/1910harris/paulharris)        

 

20 April  Enlighten Rotarians, lest we perpetuate process, not purpose. RGHF where #HistoryMatters       

 

21 April 1921 First Rotary Club of Australia RC of Melbourne  "When Rotarians know and share the rich

Global History of Rotary, that will benefit membership retention."       

 

22 April 1925 Rotary Club of Ketchikan #2000  Enlighten Rotarians & Rotaractors, lest we perpetuate process, not purpose.      

 

23 April 1959 Harry Ruggles, the "Fifth Rotarian" dies       

 

24 April  Discuss the Global History of Rotary, on Facebook, at http://www.historydiscussion.org          

 

25 April PRESERVE THE HISTORY OF YOUR ROTARY CLUB OR DISTRICT-FREE. You can add, and frequently update,

your club or district's history at http://www.historylibrary.org  -

It's free,  . The fellowship Of Rotary historians at RGHF where #HistoryMatters        

 

26 April 1911 Cleveland #18        

 

27 April  A major project of Rotary Global History Fellowship is the list of articles about Rotary's effort for world peace at http://www.peacehistory.org       

 

28 April 1931 Rotary Club of Taipei - The First Club of Taiwan 1961 Rotary Club of Kano, Kano State, First Club of Nigeria

1969 Seychelles – Victoria   2010 Representatives at the 2010 Council on Legislation

approved an enactment 28 April to add a fifth Avenue of Service: New Generations.         

 

29 April Who was Herb Taylor and what did he contribute to Rotary?

https://www.rghfhome.org/first100/presidents/1954taylor/taylor/index.htm         

 

30 April 1911 Philadelphia #19 1998 Moldova, Republic of – Chisinau   2010 Fifth Avenue of Service added at the 2010 COL. eClubs became permanent

 

Monthly events in the Global History of Rotary

May

 

1 May 1912 Superior #40, Jacksonville #41 1913 Edinburgh #62, Austin #63, Binghamton #64 Dublin

#65 first club of Ireland, Manchester #66, Belfast #67, and Albany #68 1913 Belfast First club of Northern Ireland 1996 Turks and Caicos Islands – Providencials         

 

2 May We need HTML webmasters who might help preserve the Global History of Rotary for RGHF www.joinrghf.org      

 

3 May The world, according to Rotary Global History Fellowship http://www.regionalhistory.org   

The first 100 clubs of Rotary are all still active. See more at https://www.rghfhome.org/first100  from Rotary Global History Fellowship.         

 

4 May 1987 - The United States Supreme Court affirmed the 1986 ruling of the Court of Appeals of California in a 7 - 0 opinion        

 

5 May  What Rotarians do to have fellowship with other Rotarians and Rotaractors: Visit http://www.globalnetworkinggroups.org  and learn more.       

 

6 May 1980 Greenland – Nuuk          

 

7 May 1999 Azerbaijan – Baku          

 

8 May What is the value of history? https://www.rghfhome.org/first100/presidents/2011banerjee/2011rghfmeeting.htm       

   

9 May  A world of history is found at our archive of Paul Harris' office at http://www.harrisoffice.org        

 

10 May 1957 Rotary Club of Liechtenstein, the First Club of Liechtenstein        

 

11 May 1925 Rotary Club of Ciudad de Guatemala, the First Club of Guatemala 1954 Rotary Club of Belait, the First Club of Brunei        

 

12 May  Enlighten Rotarians, lest we perpetuate process, not purpose.

 

13 May 1997 Antarctica – Base Marambio         

 

14-18 May 1978 Tokyo convention, R.I.'s largest ever, at that time — 39,834 registrants        

 

15 May 1910: Rotary Club of Kansas City, the Thirteenth of the Sixteen Clubs prior to the formation of the National Association of Rotary Clubs. 1924 Club Rotario of Valparaiso        

 

16 May 1929 Nicaragua – Managua     "This is a changing world; we must be prepared to change with it.  

The story of Rotary (and RGHF) will have to be written again and again!" Paul P. Harris, Page 253 "The Rotarian Age"

https://www.rghfhome.org/harris/library/rotarianage/rotarianage.htm       

 

17 May 1973 Rotary Club of Norfolk Island, the First Club of Norfolk Island 1978 Andorra – Andorra          

 

18 May 1977 Lesotho – Maseru          

 

19 May 1930 Algeria – Algiers & Morocco – Casablanca        

 

20 May 1929 Rotary Club of Bucharest, the First Club of Romania 1956 Iran – Tehran   1957 Uganda – Kampala  1959 Guyana – Georgetown 1994 Belarus – Minsk        

 

21 May,  An interactive book of "The Founder of Rotary." Just visit https://www.rghfhome.org and look for "The Paul Harris Book" on the justify column.       

 

22-26 May 2004 The largest registration number, to date, was 43,381 at the 2004 convention in Osaka, Japan        

 

23 May 1918 Gustave Loehr, of the Rotary's first four members dies.  "Gustave's personality challenged attention.

His was a rare combination, the good in him easily outweighing the bad. He was a stormy petrel, vehement, impetuous,

imperative, domineering, in one breath; then calm, docile, and lovable in the next. He was always thought compelling;

his words were spoken with lightning like rapidity, and with such force that men frequently stopped in the street to look at him.

His educational advantages had been limited, but his English was classical.

Where he found the vocabulary with which to give his furious thoughts expression, was a quandary.

Gus' membership was of brief duration. The feverish ups and downs of business resulted first in his resignation

from membership, and a few years later in his death. Requiescat in pace. Dear Gus, you rested little while here."

Paul P. Harris1924 Rotary Club of Zurich, the First Club of Switzerland1970 Montserrat – Montserrat 

 

24 May 1921 - Mrs. Alwilda F. Harvey, wife of the then Chicago Rotary Club president, stepped into a

leadership that brought fifty-nine Rotary wives together at a luncheon in the Sherman House.

Then and there Alwilda became founder and president of a new organization, first called the women of Rotary.

She made a good speech, and some of it got into the records. (Neither the men or women of Chicago

favoured the RotaryAnn nomenclature.) Mrs Alwilda F Harvey, wife of Club #1's President went on to say:

"Women through the ages have always practiced 'Service Above Self' now we have the opportunity

to put the slogan into practice in serving our community". The new movement was chartered

in Illinois state as a non-profit corporation on May 22nd 1923.  1960 Yemen – Aden          

 

25 May 1910: Rotary Club of Portland, the Fifteenth of the Sixteen Clubs prior to the formation of the

National Association of Rotary Clubs.1933 Rotary Club of Sofia, the First Club of Bulgaria        

 

 

27 May  Learn all about the presidents of Rotary International at http://www.presidentshistories.org      

 

28 May 1957 French West Indies – Pointe-a-Pitre, First club of Guadalupe 1968 Tonga – Nuku'alofa          

 

29 May Take a one question survey "We must find a handful of Rotarians who will dedicate their lives to 'history,'

so that thousands more might dedicate their lives to Rotary."        

 

30 May 1955 Malawi – Blantyre          

 

31 May 1935 Iceland – Reykjavik    1961 Mali – Bamako

 

Monthly events in the Global History of Rotary

June

 

1 June 1912 Syracuse #42, Pueblo #43 (where RGHF was founded) and Toledo #44  1913 Richmond #69, Patterson #70,

Madison #71, Beaumont #72, Galveston #73, and Waco #74 1919 First Rotary Club in Asia is chartered in Manila.

1995 Skopje - first Club of Macedonia 1916 Honolulu first club of Hawaii (prior to statehood) 1918 Puerto Rico – San Juan

1922 Norway – Oslo   Peru – Lima 1955 Ethiopia – Addis Ababa 1977 - Duarte held its 25th Anniversary Celebration and introduced three women,

Mary Lou Elliott, Donna Bogart and Rosemary Freitag, as members. 1984 Burkina Faso – Ouagadougou  

1990 Mozambique – Maputo   1995 Rotary Club of Belgrade, the First Club of Yugoslavia        

 

2 June  A huge part of Rotary International, The Rotary Foundation. See the history at http://www.foundationhistory.org,

 

3 June 1911 Pittsburgh #20, 1937 Monaco – Monaco  "This is a changing world; we must be prepared to change with it.  

The story of Rotary (and RGHF) will have to be written again and again!" Paul P. Harris, Page 253 "The Rotarian Age"

https://www.rghfhome.org/harris/library/rotarianage/rotarianage.htm       

 

4 June 1929 Honduras – Tegucigalpa         

 

5-9 June 1922 The International Association of Rotary Clubs is shortened to Rotary International. 5-10 June 1927

The first attempt to convert the Endowment Fund to The Rotary Foundation, led by RI President Harry H. Rogers

at the Ostend convention was defeated. 5 June 1990 Rotary Club of Moscow, the First Club of  Russia        

 

6 June 1910: Rotary Club of Lincoln, the Fourteenth of the Sixteen Clubs prior to the formation of the National Association of Rotary Clubs. 1869 Arch Klumph, The Rotary Foundation's founder, was born        

 

7 June 1921 The Rotary movement first came to New Zealand when thirty-five men met at a luncheon in the rooms of the Y.M.C.A.,

Wellington, on 7 June 1921.  This was a mere sixteen years after the inaugural Rotary meeting in Chicago. 7-11 1964

The agenda of the Council meeting at the RI Convention in Toronto contains an enactment for the admission of women to Rotary clubs.

Convention delegates vote that it be withdrawn         

 

9 June 1978 United Arab Emirates – Dubai         

 

10 June 1936 Sarawak - Kuching  1964 Mozambique – Lourenco Marques   1956 Cote d'Ivorie – Abidjan          

 

11 June RGHF (Rotary Global History Fellowship) now offers a free mobile app. Get it today at http://www.rghfapp.org because #HistoryMatters

 

12 June RGHF has an open Facebook page where you and your friends can get updates on Rotary's Global History at www.historyfan.org.       

 

13 June 1872 Donald MacRae, born. He initially composed “The advancement of international understanding,

goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.”  -

The Fourth Object of Rotary. The fifth object/avenue was approved in 2010, with RGHF members involved. 1921 -

At the International Convention in Edinburgh, Rotary releases a supplement to the 1920 Proceedings written for all members,

called the 'Manual of Procedure.' It included prohibitions on women as members of Rotary, or women’s clubs that used the Rotary name.

It permitted a “Ladies’ Auxiliary” for a Rotary club, however.         

 

14 June 1872 Just one day after the birth of Canadian Donald MacRae, James Wheeler Davidson, was born  14 June 1872.

An American Born, Calgary Rotarian who carried Rotary "Around the World" 1958 Laos – Vientiane   

1972 Rotary Club of Port Vila, the First Club of Vanuatu Courtesy of http://www.historycalendar.org from RGHF      

 

15 June 1909: Rotary Club of Seattle the Fourth of the Sixteen Clubs prior to the formation of the

National Association of Rotary Clubs. 1978 Anguilla – Anguilla 1990 Micronesia – Pohnpei          

 

16 June 1947 Rotary Club of Macau, the First Club of Macau 1916 El Club Rotario de la Habana, capital of Cuba. First club in a non-English speaking country.      

 

17 June 1958 French Guiana – Cayenne         

18-22 June 1950 - The Rotary Club of Ahmedabad, India, proposes Enactment 50-10 to the International Convention in Detroit.

It would delete the word MALE from Article III of the Standard Club Constitution. It was overwhelmingly rejected.  1959 Jamaica – Kingston         

 

19 June RGHF is the only known organization to offer a public reading library of over 50,000 articles, books, essays, and histories of Rotary.

We also have a Facebook discussion group at http://www.historydiscussion.org       

 

20 June         

 

22-26 June 1914 and 1,288 Rotarians make the long journey to Houston, TX, USA. 

Rotarian Henry Brunier (RIP 1952)  of San Francisco and his wife "Ann" boarded a special train for the convention.

Since Ann was the only woman on the train for most of the trip, the other Rotarians began calling her "Rotary Ann".

In Houston the Bruniers met Guy and Ann Gundaker of Philadelphia.

Soon the name "Rotary Ann"  belonged to Guy's wife as well. The term "Rotary Ann" lasted until the late 1980's. Gundaker was RIP 1923-24.         

 

22 June 1953 Rotary Club of Ndola, The First Club of Zambia 1959 Rotary Club of Papeete, the First Club of Tahiti        

 

23 June Who were the early leaders of Rotary International? See http://www.earlyleaders.org        

 

24-28 June 1918 The Rotary Endowment Fund stood at $56.50 in the bank with Interest gained of $1.29 giving a total as at 30th June 1918 of a massive $57.79!        

25 June 1909: Rotary Club of Los Angeles the Fifth of the Sixteen Clubs prior to the formation of the National Association of Rotary Clubs.        

 

26-30 June 1922 In 1933, Rotary International held its 24th convention in Boston, MA, USA, from 26-30 June with 8,430 in attendance. 

During the convention, a radio broadcast was arranged heard "around the world" and addressed to "non-Rotarians."

Perry introduced Harris who told his audience "of the air" that if they have "Love of 'men' in their heart,"

then they are potential Rotarians! Now you can listen to a recording of this famous broadcast.        

 

26 June 1945 In 1945, representatives of 50 countries met in San Francisco at the United Nations Conference on

International Organization to draw up the United Nations Charter. Those delegates deliberated on the basis of

proposals worked out by the representatives of China, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and the

United States at Dumbarton Oaks, United States in August-October 1944.

The Charter was signed on 26 June 1945 by the representatives of the 50 countries.

Poland, which was not represented at the Conference, signed it later and became one of the original 51 Member States.       

 

27 June 1930 Rotary Club of Harare, the First Club of Zimbabwe1938 Sudan – Khartoum          

 

28 June  Everything that Rotary founder Paul P. Harris wrote.  (Almost everything.)     

 

29 June 1870, Paul's client, friend, and founding member Silvester Schiele is born.

"Silvester Schiele, my most intimate Chicago friend, and one of the three who first met with me,

was made our first president, and has been a constant member." Paul Harris, from "My Road to Rotary"        

 

29 June 1990 Slovenia – Ljubljana            

 

30 June 2006 Rotary Club of Peja, the First Club of Kosova   June 1976 Homer Wood, founder of RC of San Francisco,

and instrumental in the formation of Oakland, Seattle, and Los Angeles, dies in June.

 

Monthly events in the Global History of Rotary

July

 

1 July: 1884 Raymond M. Havens, 12th President of Rotary International and a member of the Rotary Club of Kansas City, Missouri,

is born at Fort Scott, Kansas. The Rotarian , July 1936, 57; Archives.  1894 Gian Paolo Lang,

RI President 1956-57 and a member of the Rotary Club of Livorno, Italy, is born. Archives. 1913 Fort Worth #75 and Peoria #76,

1921, First Rotary Club of Africa RC of Johannesburg  1933 District 78, comprising the Clubs in Sweden, is established.

The Rotarian, July  1938, 54. 1974 Dominica – Dominica   1987 - Sylvia Whitlock begins term as

the first woman club president of RI and Duarte, California. 1989 - Council on Legislation changes take effect,

and women are officially welcomed in Rotary 1995 - Eight women take office as District Governors.

They include Mimi Altman, RC of Deerfield, IL, Dist. 6440; Gilda Chirafisi, RC of Riverdale, NY, Dist. 7230;

Janet W. Holland, RC of Mineral Wells, TX, Dist 5790; Reba F. Lovrien, RC of Albuquerque Del Norte, NM, Dist. 5520;

Virginia B. Nordby, RC of Ann Arbor North, MI, Dist. 6380; Donna J. Rapp, RC of Midland Morning, MI, Dist. 6310;

Anne Robertson, RC of Fulton, KY, Dist. 6710; and Olive P. Scott, RC of Cobleskill, NY, Dist. 7190. 2005,

Carolyn E. Jones, PDG District 5010, Alaska, USA becomes the first woman trustee of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International         

 

2 July: 1910 Jean Thomson and Paul Harris are married 1984 Carlos and Maria Aurora Canseco are introduced to the Rotary Staff. Archives database.        

 

3 July RI President 14/15 Gary Huang's theme:  Light Up Rotary. Being preserved, on RGHF, at http://www.historytheme.org 

You'll find all themes and presidents at this link. RGHF since 11 October 2000.        

 

4 July Who was the first president of a group of Rotarians? Hint? http://www.earlyleaders.org     

    

5 July  View RGHF videos on YouTube http://www.rghfvoices.org              

 

7 July The story of Inner Wheel at https://www.rghfhome.org/first100/women/  Just click on "Inner Wheel" on this page.        

 

8 July Help RGHF fulfill its mission by using social media to promote the Global History of Rotary at https://www.rghfhome.org/social        

 

10 July 1939 Senegal – Dakar   "This is a changing world; we must be prepared to change with it.  The story of Rotary (and RGHF) will have to be written again and again!" Paul P. Harris, Page 253 "The Rotarian Age" https://www.rghfhome.org/harris/library/rotarianage/rotarianage.htm

     

11 July 1969 Saint Kitts-Nevis – St. Kitts        

 

13 July 1927 Rotary Club of Guayaquil, First Club of Ecuador        

 

12 July  Does Rotary have a philosophy? Visit  http://www.historyphilosophy.org,   .      

  

13 July Take a tour of the Global History of Rotary at http://www.historytour.org        

 

14 July 1911, Hartford #26 **Spokane was officially chartered by RI on 17 July 1911 and was given the number 21.

Hartford Connecticut was chartered on 14 July but was given the number 26. Both clubs use #21. See archives         

 

15 July A huge part of Rotary International, The Rotary Foundation.

See the history at http://www.foundationhistory.org,   .       

 

17 July 1911 Spokane #21 **, Providence #22, Harrisburg #23, Salt Lake City #24, and Duluth #25 

**Spokane was officially chartered by RI on 17 July 1911 and was given the number 21.

Hartford Connecticut was chartered on 14 July but was given the number 26. Both clubs use #21. See archives       

 

18 July 1933 James Wheeler Davidson died. An American Born, Calgary Rotarian who carried Rotary "Around the World"        

 

19 July 1865 Dr. Charles H. Mayo, cofounder of the Mayo Clinic and an honorary member of the Rotary Club of Rochester, Minn., USA, was born.         

 

20 July  Meet the Rotarians who started Rotary Global History Fellowship. https://www.rghfhome.org/first100/historians/board.htm       

 

21 July 1953 Rotary Club of Paramaribo, the First Club of Suriname        

 

22 July Histories of most of Rotary International's annual conventions at http://www.conventionhistory.org,  .        

 

23 July 1912 Louisville #45        

 

24 July 1995 Kazakhstan – Almaty        

 

25 July 1910: Rotary Club of Detroit, the Sixteenth of the Sixteen Clubs prior to the formation of the National Association of Rotary Clubs.        

 

26 July What is the history women and Rotary? See http://www.jeanharris.org,   .        

 

27 July Do you know what Room 711 was? Learn more at http://www.room711.org,  a service of Rotary Global  History Fellowship.         

 

28 July The Friendship Trees, planted by Jean and Paul Harris.  A great story at http://www.friendshiptrees.org,   .         

 

29 July  If you want to know more about Rotary, spend some time at http://www.historylearningcenter.org       

 

30 July See the home of Paul and Jean Harris at http://www.comelybank.org,   .        

 

31 July: 1967 Niger – Niamey  1986 - The Seattle-International District club unanimously votes to admit women        

 

July 1912 - Belfast Rotarians vote to refuse membership to women         

 

July 1914 "All for One, and One for All!" Thus does Frank L. Mulholland, the new President of Rotary International, greet Rotarians in The Weekly Newsletter. The Rotarian , July 1937, 55.

 

July 1914 James L. Bomar, Jr. RI President 1979-80 and a member of the Rotary Club of Shelbyville, Tennessee, is born.

Archives.  July 1918, the endowment received its first contribution of $26.50 from the Rotary Club of Kansas City, Missouri, USA,

which represented the net proceeds from the 1918 International Convention, which sowed the seeds of the creation of an "endowment fund for Rotary."

 

Monthly events in the Global History of Rotary

August

 

1 August 1911 Des Moines #27, 1912 Washington, D.C #46, Dayton #47, Baltimore #48, Newark #49 &  London #50

1913 Grand Rapids #77, Joliet #78, Atlanta #79, Liverpool #80, Halifax #81, Hamilton #82,  Springfield IL #83        

 

2 August 1930 Rotary Club of Tallinn, the First Club of Estonia        

 

3 August 1922 Denmark – Copenhagen  "When Rotarians know and share the rich Global History of Rotary,

that will benefit membership retention."

 

4 August Look for HTML webmasters who might help preserve the Global History of Rotary for RGHF  https://www.rghfhome.org/first100/presidents  

 

5 August 1971 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines         

 

6-9 August 1912 the movement became the International Association of Rotary Clubs in Duluth, the Zenith City of the USA.        

 

7 August 1979 Gambia, The – Banjul   "This is a changing world; we must be prepared to change with it.  

The story of Rotary (and RGHF) will have to be written again and again!" Paul P. Harris, Page 253 "The Rotarian Age"

https://www.rghfhome.org/harris/library/rotarianage/rotarianage.htm       

 

8 August Look for HTML webmasters who might help preserve the Global History of Rotary for RGHF https://www.rghfhome.org/first100/presidents  

 

9  August  The world, according to Rotary Global History Fellowship http://www.regionalhistory.org   

The first 100 clubs of Rotary are all still active.        

 

10 August 1957 Rotary Club of Port of Spain, the First Club of Trinidad and Tobago        

 

11 August 1930 Rotary Club of Singapore, Singapore, -  First Club of Singapore,         

 

11 August 2008 Rotary Club of Kiritimati  "When Rotarians know and share the rich Global History of Rotary,

that will benefit membership retention."  

 

12 August 1927 Bolivia – La Paz        

 

13 August  Look for HTML webmasters who might help preserve the Global History of Rotary for RGHF

https://www.rghfhome.org/first100/presidents      

 

14 August  Take a tour of the Global History of Rotary at http://www.historytour.org         

 

15-17 August 1910, First Rotary convention was held in Chicago, 15-17 August, with sixteen clubs in Rotary.

The National Association of Rotary Clubs was formed. Paul Harris was elected president of the Association and served two terms.

Chesley R. Perry began 32 years of service as Secretary, and then General Secretary of Rotary from 1910-1942.        

 

16 August Does Rotary have a philosophy? Visit  http://www.historyphilosophy.org,   .         

 

18-21 August of 1913, 930 Rotarians gathered in Buffalo, NY, USA for the fourth convention. The charter process catches up with six UK clubs. See Ireland-UK & Archives        

 

19 August Who were the early leaders of Rotary International? See http://www.earlyleaders.org           

 

22 August 1911, Rotarian Frank Collins, introduced what was to become "Service above Self" to Rotary. At the same convention,

"He Profits Most Who Serves Best" was introduced to the convention. This was the work of Arthur "Fred" Sheldon,

teacher of business, creator of Rotary's "classification system," author of one of our mottos. One of Rotary's most forward "Early Leaders."        

 

22 August 1911 Buffalo #28, 1938 Rotary Club of Nicosia, the First Club of Cyprus        

 

23 August 1968 Grenada – Grenada          

 

24 August 1890 Duke Kahanamoku, Olympic gold medalist was born.

Member of RC of Honolulu 1909: Rotary Club of New York City, the Sixth of the Sixteen Clubs prior to the formation of the

National Association of Rotary Clubs. 1929 Rotary Club of Colombo, the First Club of Sri Lanka 1968 Libya – Tripoli        

 

25 August  RGHF is the only known organization to offer a public reading library of over 50,000 articles, books, essays, and histories of Rotary.

We also have a Facebook discussion group at http://www.historydiscussion.org       

 

26 August  RGHF has an open Facebook page where you and your friends can get updates on Rotary's Global History at www.historyfan.org.       

 

27 August  RGHF (Rotary Global History Fellowship)  now offers a free mobile app. Get it today at http://www.rghfapp.org because #HistoryMatters

 

29 August 1862 HIRAM ELMER SHOREY  a tailor, and one of Rotary's first four members is born.

"Hiram, due to circumstances beyond his control, did not retain his membership in the club, though

he has frequently manifested interest in the movement and shown that he cherishes the memory of the early days."

Paul P. Harris 1923 Rotary Club of Brussels - Bruxelles 1938 Aruba – Aruba          

 

30 August 1939 Rotary Club of Guam, the First Club of Guam        

 

31 August 1999 Bosnia-Herzegovina – Sarajevo, 1962 First Interact club was formed by Melbourne, Florida U.S.A. Rotary Club.  

1962, Jean Harris attends a small reception for the 50th anniversary of RC of Edinburgh. RI president elect Carl P. Miller was in attendance.

RC of Edinburgh kept in close touch with Mrs. Harris until her death. The club maintains signs and remembrances to this day.

 

Monthly events in the Global History of Rotary

September

 

1 September 1912 Worcester #51  "When Rotarians know and share the rich Global History of Rotary,

that will benefit membership retention."  

 

2 September  ALL ROTARY INTERNATIONAL THEMES, online at  http://www.historytheme.org 

Also found at that link  are all themes, presidents, their bios, conventions, and  50,000 other stories about Rotary, from Rotary Global History Fellowship.      

 

3 September  Find 50,000 articles on Rotary’s Global History using http://www.historysearch.org      

 

4 September  Any Rotarian, Rotaractor, or Rotary spouse/partner can join Rotary Global History Fellowship at http://www.joinrghf.org because 

 

5 September  Learn more about finding the Global History of Rotary at http://www.howdoifindit.org       

 

6 September  Books and more about Rotary at https://www.rghfhome.org/first100/library,   .        

 

7 September RI President 14/15 Gary Huang's theme:  Light Up Rotary. Being preserved, on RGHF,

at http://www.historytheme.org  You'll find all themes and presidents at this link. RGHF since 11 October 2000.         

 

8 September  Who was the first president of a group of Rotarians? Hint? http://www.earlyleaders.org       

 

9 September You can support Rotary Global History Fellowship’s grant program, and honor someone in your life,

or a member of your club, at https://www.rghfhome.org/donors. A portion goes to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International       

 

10 September 1972 Rotary Club of Antigua and Barbuda, the First Club of Antigua        

 

11 September 1930 Rotary Club of Nairobi, the First Club of East Africa (Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika) 2002 Rotary Club of Dili, the First Club of Timor Leste        

 

12 September 1872 Ches Perry, Rotary's first secretary (1910-1932) was born 1929 Belize – Belize         

 

13 September 1965 Bahrain – Manama   Play Rotary Global History Fellowship's fun history quiz.

 

14 September  View RGHF videos on YouTube http://www.rghfvoices.org        

 

16 September 1967 Djibouti – Djibouti  "When Rotarians know and share the rich Global History of Rotary,

that will benefit membership retention."       

 

17 September  The story of Inner Wheel at https://www.rghfhome.org/first100/women/  Just click on "Inner Wheel" on this page.       

 

18 September Help RGHF fulfill its mission by using social media to promote the Global History of Rotary at https://www.rghfhome.org/social         

 

19 September 1957 Papua New Guinea – Port Moresby  "This is a changing world; we must be prepared to change with it.  

The story of Rotary (and RGHF) will have to be written again and again!" Paul P. Harris, Page 253 "The Rotarian Age"

https://www.rghfhome.org/harris/library/rotarianage/rotarianage.htm       

 

20 September A one question survey "When Rotarians know and share the rich Global History of Rotary, that will benefit membership retention."

 

21 September  Enlighten Rotarians, lest we perpetuate process, not purpose.       

 

22 September  Discuss the Global History of Rotary, on Facebook, at http://www.historydiscussion.org         

 

23 September 1955 Angola – Luanda         

 

24 September 1929 Rotary Club of Luxembourg, the First Club of Luxembourg        

 

25 September  PRESERVE THE HISTORY OF YOUR ROTARY CLUB OR DISTRICT-FREE. You can add, and frequently update,

your club or district's history at http://www.historylibrary.org  - It's free,  .

The fellowship Of Rotary historians at RGHF where #HistoryMatters        

 

26 September A major project of Rotary Global History Fellowship is the list of articles about Rotary's effort for world peace at http://www.peacehistory.org        

 

27 September  Who was Herb Taylor and what did he contribute to Rotary? https://www.rghfhome.org/first100/presidents/1954taylor/taylor/index.htm      

  

28 September 1970 Samoa – Apia          

 

29 September We need HTML webmasters who might help preserve the Global History of Rotary for RGHF MS FrontPage or Expression Web are required.      

 

30 September 1929 Burma – Thayetmo Check http://www.missinghistory.org to see if your club or district is listed.

Post that history at http://www.historylibrary.org Free from RGHF because #HistoryMatters

 

Monthly events in the Global History of Rotary

October

 

1 October 1913, Terre Haute #84 and Montreal #85 1919 Rotary Club of Shanghai, First Club of China1995 Palau, Republic of – Palau          

 

2 October 1957 Virgin Islands – St. Thomas          

 

3 October 1937 Venezuela – Caracas     "This is a changing world; we must be prepared to change with it.  

The story of Rotary (and RGHF) will have to be written again and again!" Paul P. Harris, Page 253 "The Rotarian Age"

https://www.rghfhome.org/harris/library/rotarianage/rotarianage.htm       

 

4 October  What Rotarians do to have fellowship with other Rotarians and Rotaractors: Visit http://www.globalnetworkinggroups.org  and learn more.       

 

5 October  What is the value of history? https://www.rghfhome.org/first100/presidents/2011banerjee/2011rghfmeeting.htm      

   

6 October 1967 Malta – Malta    Check http://www.missinghistory.org to see if your club or district is listed.

Post that history at http://www.historylibrary.org Free from RGHF because #HistoryMatters

 

7 October 1911 Oklahoma City#29   "When Rotarians know and share the rich Global History of Rotary,

that will benefit membership retention."        

 

8 October 1927 Rotary Club of Hamburg, the First Club of Germany        

 

9 October 1965 Benin – Cotonou          

 

10 October A world of history is found at our tribute to Paul Harris' office at http://www.harrisoffice.org         

 

11 October 2000 RGHF (Rotary Global History Fellowship) is organized 11 October 2000 

Meet the Rotarians who started Rotary Global History Fellowship. https://www.rghfhome.org/first100/historians/board.htm         

 

12 October  Enlighten Rotarians, lest we perpetuate process, not purpose. http://www.joinrghf.org       

 

13 October  An interactive book of "The Founder of Rotary." Just visit https://www.rghfhome.org and look for "The Paul Harris Book" on the justify column.       

 

15 October Learn all about the presidents of Rotary International at http://www.presidentshistories.org         

     

17 October  A huge part of Rotary International, The Rotary Foundation. See the history at http://www.foundationhistory.org         

 

18 October 1864, Gus Loehr, one of the first four to gather in 1905, was born.        

 

19 October 1925 Rotary Club of Vienna, Austria - First Club of Austria 1925        

 

20 October 1920 First Club in Japan, RC of Tokyo        

 

21 October RGHF Founder Jack Selway's take on "what is Rotary?" a speech, in 2002.

https://www.rghfhome.org/first100/library/presentations/20020918.htm       

 

22 October RGHF (Rotary Global History Fellowship)  now offers a free mobile app. Get it today at http://www.rghfapp.org because #HistoryMatters

 

23 October RGHF has an open Facebook page where you and your friends can get updates on Rotary's Global History at www.historyfan.org.       

 

24 October 1958 Ghana – Accra          

 

25 October 1888 Birth of Rotarian and explorer Admiral Richard E. Byrd        

 

26 October  RGHF is the only known organization to offer a public reading library of over 50,000 articles, books, essays, and histories of Rotary.

We also have a Facebook discussion group at http://www.historydiscussion.org      

 

27 October         

 

28 October RGHF and translations

 

29 October 1969 American Samoa – Pago Pago         

 

30 October 1913, the first meeting of British Clubs which would become RIBI (Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland) 1958 Madagascar – Antananarivo          

 

31 October Who were the early leaders of Rotary International? See http://www.earlyleaders.org

 

Monthly events in the Global History of Rotary

November

 

1 November 1912 San Antonio #52, Houston #53 1913 Montgomery #86 and Muskogee #87

1917 Wales – Cardiff 1919 Panama – Panama City 1925 Rotary Club of Prague, Czechoslovakia        

 

2 November  Everything that Rotary founder Paul P. Harris wrote.

 

3 November 1910. Rotary becomes "international" on 3 November 1910 with the "organization" of Rotary Club of Winnipeg, Canada.

Winnipeg then was chartered as Club #35 on 13 April 1912 prior to the Duluth, Minnesota USA convention

when Rotary become the International Association of  Rotary Clubs.

 

4 November  Does Rotary have a philosophy? Visit http://www.historyphilosophy.org,   .        

 

5 November Take a tour of the Global History of Rotary at http://www.historytour.org         

 

6 November A huge part of Rotary International, The Rotary Foundation. See the history at http://www.foundationhistory.org,   .           

 

8 November 1881 Jean Thomson Harris, wife of Rotary International Founder Paul P. Harris was born in Edinburgh, Scotland.1965 Cayman Islands – Grand Cayman        

 

9 November 1963  Jean Thomson Harris, wife of Rotary International Founder Paul P. Harris dies in Edinburgh, Scotland.

"So here we are at the end of our journey and Jean and I are sitting at our fireside drinking a cup of tea.

One who marries a Scottish lady must acquire the habit of sitting at the fireside and drinking black tea and indeed

it is a delightful break in the cares and duties of the day. If the tea is good and the fire burns merrily, one enjoys recreation and rest.

It's a good way to end the day." Paul P. Harris        

 

10 November 1927 Rotary Club of Seoul, The First Club of South Korea  "This is a changing world; we must be prepared to change with it.  

The story of Rotary (and RGHF) will have to be written again and again!" Paul P. Harris, Page 253 "The Rotarian Age"

https://www.rghfhome.org/harris/library/rotarianage/rotarianage.htm        

 

11 November  Meet the Rotarians who started Rotary Global History Fellowship. https://www.rghfhome.org/first100/historians/board.htm       

 

12 November 1908: Rotary Club of San Francisco the Second of the Sixteen Clubs prior to the formation of the National Association of Rotary Clubs.

Formed in San Francisco California, U.S.A. by businessman Homer Wood. Paul Harris had asked Chicago Rotarian, Manuel Munoz,

who was being sent to San Francisco by his employer, to "spread the word" about Rotary.

The timing was perfect. San Francisco businessmen needed a boost. It has been just two years since

the devastating earthquake of 1906 which nearly destroyed the city.         

 

13 November 1947 Rotary Club of Mariehamn, the First Club of Aaland, Finland 1996 Armenia – Yerevan    

      

14 November 1934 Rotary Clubs of Kaunas & Vilnius, the First Clubs of Lithuania        

 

15 November 1923 - Manchester, England, produced an invitation for Rotary wives to discuss, "Proposed Formation of a Ladies Rotary Club in Manchester" The idea of a women's Rotary Club was dropped immediately, but, under the leadership of Mrs. Oliver Golding, the wives adopted the title of Inner Wheel.        

 

16 November  Histories of most of Rotary International's annual conventions at http://www.conventionhistory.org    

 

17 November  What is the history women and Rotary? See http://www.jeanharris.org

 

18 November 1911 Wichita #30 1960 Gabon – Libreville          

 

19 November  Do you know what Room 711 was? Learn more at http://www.room711.org,  a service of Rotary Global  History Fellowship.        

 

20 November The Friendship Trees, planted by Jean and Paul Harris.  A great story at http://www.friendshiptrees.org

 

21 November  Find any of the 50,000+ articles that Rotary Global History Fellowship has preserved at http://www.historysearch.org        

 

22 November  If you want to know more about Rotary, spend some time at http://www.historylearningcenter.org       

 

23 November  See the home of Paul and Jean Harris at http://www.comelybank.org

 

24 November 1952 Sabah - Kota Kinabalu         

 

25 November  ALL ROTARY INTERNATIONAL THEMES, online at  http://www.historytheme.org 

Also found at that link  are all themes, presidents, their bios, conventions, and  50,000 other stories about Rotary, from Rotary Global History Fellowship.       

 

26 November 1910 Rotary Club of Cincinnati 17 1985 Guinea – Conakry

 

27 November 1929 Burma – Rangoon

 

28 November 1930 Rotary Club of Bangkok, the First Club of Thailand

 

29 November Find 50,000 articles on Rotary’s Global History using http://www.historysearch.org

  

30 November Any Rotarian, Rotaractor, or Rotary spouse/partner can join Rotary Global History Fellowship.       

 

November 1928 - Oklahoma City, Club 29 is responsible for the origin of the Rotary Ann auxiliary organization,

after it was proposed by OKC Rotarian Virgil Browne's wife, Maimee Lee.

 

Monthly events in the Global History of Rotary

December

 

1 December 1912 Sioux City #54  1913 Reading #88 and New Castle #89 1992 Sao Tome & Principe – Sao Tome (History Needed, post at

http://www.historylibrary.org)        

 

2 December Learn more about finding the Global History of Rotary at http://www.howdoifindit.org        

 

3 December 1997 Georgia, Republic of – Tbilisi           

 

4 December 1929 Rotary Club of Seremban, First Club in Malaysia        

 

5 December 1957 Chad – N’Djamena, Chari-Baguirmi          

 

6 December Books and more about Rotary at https://www.rghfhome.org/first100/library,   .         

 

7 December 1927 Rotary Club of Lahore, First club of Pakistan  

"This is a changing world; we must be prepared to change with it.  The story of Rotary (and RGHF) 

will have to be written again and again!" Paul P. Harris, Page 253 "The Rotarian Age"

https://www.rghfhome.org/harris/library/rotarianage/rotarianage.htm       

 

8 December 1965 Comoro Islands – Moroni 

 

9 December 1911 Denver #31        

 

10 December RI President 14/15 Gary Huang's theme:  Light Up Rotary. Being preserved, on RGHF, at http://www.historytheme.org 

You'll find all themes and presidents at this link. RGHF since 11 October 2000.       

 

11 December Who was the first president of a group of Rotarians? Hint? http://www.earlyleaders.org       

 

12 December You can support Rotary Global History Fellowship’s grant program, and honor someone in your life,

or a member of your club, at https://www.rghfhome.org/donors. A portion goes to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International       

 

13 December View RGHF videos on YouTube http://www.rghfvoices.org         

 

14 December 1966 Rwanda – Kigali          

 

16 December The story of Inner Wheel at https://www.rghfhome.org/first100/women/  Just click on "Inner Wheel" on this page.       

 

17 December 1945 Silvester Schiele the first president of a Rotary club dies (Obituary by the General Secretary)        

 

18 December 1957 Eritrea – Asmara        

 

19 December Help RGHF fulfill its mission by using social media to promote the Global History of Rotary at https://www.rghfhome.org/social        

 

20 December 1923 Rotary Club of Milano, Italy        

 

21 December A one question survey "When Rotarians know and share the rich Global History of Rotary,

that will benefit membership retention."

 

22 December  Enlighten Rotarians, lest we perpetuate process, not purpose.       

 

23 December  Discuss the Global History of Rotary, on Facebook, at http://www.historydiscussion.org      

   

24 December PRESERVE THE HISTORY OF YOUR ROTARY CLUB OR DISTRICT-FREE.

You can add, and frequently update, your club or district's history at http://www.historylibrary.org  - It's free,

The fellowship Of Rotary historians at RGHF where #HistoryMatters         

 

25 December  A major project of Rotary Global History Fellowship is the list of articles about Rotary's effort for world peace at http://www.peacehistory.org      

  

26 December Who was Herb Taylor and what did he contribute to Rotary? https://www.rghfhome.org/first100/presidents/1954taylor/taylor/index.htm        

 

27 December 1909: Rotary Club of Boston, the Seventh of the Sixteen Clubs prior to the formation of the National Association of Rotary Clubs.           

 

29 December  The world, according to Rotary Global History Fellowship http://www.regionalhistory.org 

The first 100 clubs of Rotary are all still active. See more at https://www.rghfhome.org/first100  from Rotary Global History Fellowship.      

   

30 December  What Rotarians do to have fellowship with other Rotarians and Rotaractors: Visit http://www.globalnetworkinggroups.org  and learn more.        

 

31 December  What is the value of history? https://www.rghfhome.org/first100/presidents/2011banerjee/2011rghfmeeting.htm