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.


The Paul Harris Book


The founder of Rotary International, Paul P. Harris with forward by Chesley R. Perry, 1928, this rare out of print book, was acquired at auction by Sr. RGHF Historian and life member and Courtesy of the Wolgang Ziegler Collection.


Another copy was found by RGHF Founder , Jack M. B. Selway, who will be adding some of it to "What Paul Harris Said." Selway has also added the entire contents of his copy to the website. 


RGHF Global Webmaster Carlos Calzada has added a full copy in PDF here 


The New Orleans hurricane that nearly killed Harris


From the proceedings of the 1929 Rotary International Convention in Dallas: 


Autobiography of Paul P. Harris


As a mark of affection and esteem for our President Emeritus, Governor Yoneyama of Japan had Paul Harris' autobiography [The Founder of Rotary] translated into Japanese and printed and made a complimentary distribution of that edition.


In order to give Spanish‑speaking Rotarians an opportunity to read this book, at President Sutton'suggestion, Special Commissioner Carvallo made a translation of it into Spanish. The Spanish edition is now being printed and copies will soon be on sale.


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