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Paul Harris planting a Friendship Tree in Mexico
RI President Frank Devlyn, Mexico - "Friendly Fire"
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Christiana Oliko
· January 28, 2018
I am a Proud member of the Rotary Global History Fellowship. The RGHF provides the unique opportunity to broaden knowlege on the history of Rotary. You can access the history of clubs startng from dat...e of charter to leadership, membership strength, projects among others.I love RGHF and recommend it to any one who desire to promote and preserve Rotary History. See More
Helen Reisler
· December 12, 2014
Rotary Global History Fellowship is unique, not only in the quality, quantity, and diversity of its membership, but in the diversity of what it offers: simplification of complex historical issues, opp...ortunity to bond with people of value in various countries, a treasure box of Rotary facts organized for easy retrieval, a worldwide platform to share meaningful accomplishments and learn from others, confidence to move into the future with a better understanding of the past, an active and professional worldwide forum for those who desire a "world that works." See More
Maryrose Uzoamaka Chukwu
· May 21, 2015
RGHF is an everlasting historical legacy that will rightly inform generations yet unborn of the origin of rotary, it's vision and mission. More importantly, the records will tell the success story of ...Rotary International as it serves humanity in the six areas of focus. I am happy to be part of this Global Fellowship which is working tirelessly to preserve Rotary Historical Records. See More
Temi Efficient Olaoye
· June 23, 2014
It's a thing of joy to be identified with Rotary Global History Fellowship, Paul Percy Harris' mission unfold continue, non-stop till it gets to the last door step.
God will replenish all our effort w...ith great reward.
Kudos to RGHF team.
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Gil Teixeira
· August 2, 2014
The leaders of Rotary International.

Institutions can´t live without people and without a structure ensuring their organization and operation and their purposes, especially all their leaders who repr...esented them at various times.

So, has special historical interest to know our Dear Fellows who led Rotary International since its constitution, whose study was conducted by the Rotary World History Fellowship (RGHF), and to whom complies to thank all the extraordinary work they had with this research and its presentation and publication.

Fellow Gil Teixeira
Rotary Club of Lisbon
District 1960 - Portugal
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Patricia Taylor
· July 7, 2015
I am so pleased to have become a member of RGHF family, and I love reading about the history of Rotary. It is very important to know, and learn from, this history of Paul Harris and Rotary.
Navin Chand Gupta
· September 15, 2014
It is an excellent single mode to gain knowledge and information of Rotary world and develop friendship to promote Rotary through community service opportunities provided by Rotary Foundation.
Obi Ifeanyi Kizito
· March 21, 2015
One of the best things that I ever embraced was service to humanity. Wish to learn more and be guided accordingly.
Oke Babatayo Olugbenga
· July 6, 2014
Our present can not be complete without our past. This group is the right link between the past and the present of Rotary .
Martina Nwuji Enwo-Igariwey
· August 22, 2014
Life is all about History, RGHF is about Rotary history. Join us in spreading and documenting our history.
Valentine Nonso Nnabude
· June 2, 2015
No club b like Rotary, family away from family...
Barry Basil Akoji Ogwu
· July 5, 2014
Rotary my Rotary, the family is a place to be. Proud to be a member of this family
Mayen Inwang
· June 21, 2014
RGHF is a wonderful fellowship of Rotarians,. We all can be sure that Rotary's past and future are in good hands!
Ikidi Emmanuel Dengiyefa
· July 30, 2014
what a joy we have in Rotary.....
what a privilege to be part of RGHF.....
Engr Upav Joseph
· June 23, 2014
I love Rotary Global History Fellowship (RGHF) because is a way of digging deep in Rotary international.
Frederico Ferreira da Silva
· March 3, 2014
Lord pours more and more his blessings on all of us! The Lord is working wonders.
Mohammed Isah Dangulbi
· August 9, 2014
History speaks a lot of language that many human race can understand
Olivene Berry Burke
· March 26, 2014
Denzil Williams Is a member so I think I would invite others to join. He chooses wisely
Rajarathinam Vaithinathan
· March 17, 2014
This is the perfect page of info about Rotary history.

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.

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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.

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

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

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.

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"…/libr…/rotarianage/rotarianage.htm

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

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

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

Rotary Global History Fellowship (RGHF), preserving the Global History of Rotary since 11 October 2000.

12 February An interactive book of "The Founder of Rotary." Just visit and look for "The Paul Harris Book" on the justify column.

11 February Enlighten Rotarians, lest we perpetuate process, not purpose.

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! “

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