God will replenish all our effort w...ith great reward.
Kudos to RGHF team.
So, has special historical
Fellow Gil Teixeira
Rotary Club of Lisbon
District 1960 - Portugal
what a privilege to be part of RGHF.....
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."
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 o...f 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.
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
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
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/…/libr…/rotarianage/rotarianage.htm
13 February Play Rotary Global History Fellowship's fun history quiz. Match wits with the fellowship of Rotary Historians. https://www.rghfhome.org/fun-quiz
What Paul Harris Said
The visit of PH to the Douglas Club 1937
“..Paul Harris was amused when Nixon rushed off ashore with their luggage, completely missing "the two middle-aged Rotarians wearing roses in their button holes" who were waiting by the gang-plank to greet them! “...
…Read more at: rghfhome.org/first100/global/countries/man/visit.htm