As an effort to serve others, RGHF offers history training for Rotary leaders.

The fellowship accumulates and preserves the complete history, values, and philosophy of the Rotary movement,

as well as encourages others to do the same at every level of the Rotary movement,

and publishes those histories, values, and philosophies on the internet, as well as other forms of media as expedient.

 

Tips for finding history

 

There are tens of thousands of individual articles on our 4,000 pages. But - how do you find something like, say "The Old Guard"? "Unless" you happened to know that there was an article by Rufus Chapin, and you knew that he worked for the Secretariat, you might be at a loss. So, we created www.howdoifindit.org to assist you.

 

The search page, www.historysearch.org found under "search" just above, will likely find you what you are looking for.Besides our power sponsored search, if you are looking for books, try our bibliography.

 

Besides the major sections, i.e. "Presidents", "Women and Rotary", etc, you might find the article under "Recent Posts" www.recentposts.org  If the article is over a few months old, however, you'll find it by searching.

 

 

If you are looking for something that happened on a certain date in Rotary's History, then you might find it under our fourhistory timelines tours. If it was a major event, then www.historytour.org is the main link.

 

 

Women in Rotary,

The life of Paul Harris,

First Clubs of each Country,

The first 100 and other early clubs,

The RI Archives of Early Clubs,

The Rotary Foundation,

RI's 1905-48 timeline added to Harris' "My Road to Rotary,"

The 1905-76 timeline from "Adventures in Service"

Youth History

and our exclusive "History Calendar"

 

The Rotary Global History Fellowship Library contains many resources for the Rotarians and visitor www.historylibrary.org, including our bibliography.

 

If your interest is in the wisdom of Rotary International Founder Paul P. Harris, then we have a separate website with his books, articles, speeches, letters, and even signatures. www.whatpaulharriswrote.org

 

 

 

Certainly the best "quick trip" down memory lane is the "One Page History" created in 2001 and which tells, in about one page the entire history of Rotary.

 

 

 

 

To assist the members of your club or the clubs of your district or zone, our links page may be helpful.   However, anything as large as this project requires a bit of time and interest to search. If you know a better way, please use our comment page to suggest it. This is also our Site Map

 

A second "calendar" is RGHF's unique and exclusive History Calendar of events in the life of Rotary, but month at www.historycalendar.org

 

 

Read comments from members, or join us and post your comments on Facebook at www.historyfan.org 

 

 

 

Stay one step ahead of the past with our monthly newsletter. This will let webmasters know when there are changes, additions, and interesting features. History buffs will also have a head start.

 

There are thousands of articles on this website and the companion website www.whatpaulharriswrote.org In order to assist those wishing to learn from this effort, we are going to post practical suggestions for learning from history

 

Learn about the history of your own district, and if it not there, find out how to have your district's history preserved at Rotary Global History. www.districthistory.org

 

 

Learn how Rotary began in each region of the world, and see the geography at www.regionalhistory.org

 

Since we began this project, in 2000, we have been working to provide translations, now found at www.historytranslation.org  RGHF also has a Google Translation Tool at the top of all pages (except our forum and Facebook pages)

 

 

RGHF media is found at www.rghfvoices.org  We have speeches and history at this site, and they are also found on the pages of our website.

 

 

 

Sign up at our Facebook Fans page and get notices of all new histories posted, and other notes of Rotary's Global History from Rotary Global History Fellowship.