Rotary International

ROTARY/One presents “The Boys of 1905” circa 1996

If you’ve never connected with the founders of Rotary, Paul Harris and the men of the original Rotary club in Chicago, now is your chance!  This video created by the Rotary One club shows Early Rotarians attending a meeting, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Harris at their home with some of the original Rotarians, as well as other interesting facts about the formation of Rotary.  It’s a joy to watch and something all Rotarians should see. ROTARY/One presents “The Boys of 1905” circa 1996. Now part of the 50,000 articles preserved by Rotary Global History Fellowship.

Paul Harris Fellow Induction of President Elect Rae Beimer

President Elect Rae Beimer was presented with her Paul Harris Fellow by District Governor Kevin Padilla, Governor Elect Ray Sanford, and District Rotary Foundation Chair PDG Roger McGonegal. The presentation of Paul Harris Fellow recognition is The Rotary Foundation’s way of expressing its appreciation for a substantial contribution to its many programs.  It is named for our founder, Paul Harris, a Chicago lawyer who started Rotary International with three business associates in 1905. It was established in 1957 to show appreciation for and encourage substantial contributions to what was then the Foundation’s only program, Rotary Foundation Fellowships for Advanced Study, the precursor to the Ambassadorial… Read More »Paul Harris Fellow Induction of President Elect Rae Beimer

When did Rotary really start?

A humorous speech from past Rotary International President Cliff Dochterman on the beginning of Rotary.  He discusses the origins of Rotary in Ancient Greece and President Julius, and goes on to talk about all of the “historic” Rotarians.  cliff’s Presidential Theme was “Real Happiness Is Helping Others”.If you’ve never had the chance to see Cliff in person, you don’t want to miss this!

Rotary and the CDC fight to End Polio for 24 years

See how Rotary and the Centers for Disease Control have worked side by side for decades to eradicate polio from the earth.  If you can’t remember Polio in the U.S., or don’t know why we are working so hard to eradicate the debilitating disease, you must watch this video.

Miles to End Polio – You Can Help!

On November 21, Rotary International General Secretary John Hewko and a team of seven RI staffers will join Rotary members to bike up to 104 miles in El Tour de Tuscon to raise funds for Polio eradication.  The event is one of the top cycling events in the U.S. , attracting more than 9,000 cyclists each year.  John and the Rotary team plan to raise $3.4 million, which will be tripled by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for a total of over $10 million, for the fight to end Polio. Would you like to join the team?  Take part in the Indoor Ride to… Read More »Miles to End Polio – You Can Help!