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Organizations, Before 1905 (the birth of Rotary) and After

Also see many of these organizations in German

Also see essay "Forerunners"

This page was edited on Friday, August 14, 2015

         
Before Rotary Odd Fellows* Knights of Columbus Loyal Order of Moose* Sertoma

1727

Roman times or 1748

 

Father Michael J. McGivney -- Founder of the Knights Of Columbus. Click here to visit his web site.

1882

1888

1912

         
Kiwanis International* Lions Clubs* Freemasonry* Civitan International* The American Legion*

1915

1917

1917

1919

         
Easter Seals Toastmasters International* Round Table National Honor Society* Rotary/Shrine*

Born of Rotary - 1920

1924

1927

1929 

circa unknown, post 1905

         
BPOE "Elks" IBPOE Eastern Star Optimists International 1916 Altrusa International 1917

1868

1898
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1850
         
         
The origin of these pins is not known. If you have any information, please click on "comment" above or "send a message" below. Thank you very much
"service pin"* Unknown pin* * * a small pearl surrounded by a golden ring, but definitively not an earring!*
         
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"Little which is worthwhile comes without effort. It could not be appreciated if it were so to come. Rotary was not the result of a stroke of genius; in fact, there is little if anything, even original about it. There is wisdom in the expression, "There is nothing new under the sun."

To the world in general, the most unique feature of Rotary it its so-called classification plan, by which membership is confined to one representative of each business and profession; but even the classification plan is not original. Long before the birth of Rotary, a social club existed in London, the membership of which was based on vocational classifications.

The factors which distinguish the Rotary clubs from their early English prototype are the idealism, ambition, enthusiasm, and determination which have always characterized Rotary. Two other organizations of ancient origin embodied features which later found place in Rotary. One was an organization founded by Benjamin Franklin (See above) in Philadelphia which adopted the classification plan; and the other "La Societe des Philantropes" with headquarters at Strasbourg, now removed to Nancy, was almost identical to Rotary in its idealism and purpose. Neither of these organizations became known to Rotarians until long after the birth of Rotary."  Paul P. Harris "This Rotarian Age" pages 73-74 1935

*Pins and medals from the collection of Dr. Wolfgang Ziegler

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