Rotary Global History Fellowship (RGHF)

Rotary Global History Fellowship (RGHF) A fellowship of Rotarians and others preserving the Global History of Rotary. The "Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How" of Rotary since 11 October 2000

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It is George Lewis  PASSION in life to help the needy and Rotary is so great because it gives me and others the opportun...
09/03/2021
Water Team Intl. | Rotary Global History Fellowship (RGHF)

It is George Lewis PASSION in life to help the needy and Rotary is so great because it gives me and others the opportunity.
The work of our RGHF hero:

https://rghf.org/first100-hereos-01/

Water Team International George Lewis is the founder and president of Water Team International, which matches local Rotary clubs to provide safe and healthy drinking water to the less fortunate members of communities around the world, literally. “Just before I was to become President of my club I ...

Of Paul Harris, there is one outstanding thing to be said; he never forgot a friend, never failed to respond to a reques...
08/16/2021
Romance of Rotary In London | Rotary Global History Fellowship (RGHF)

Of Paul Harris, there is one outstanding thing to be said; he never forgot a friend, never failed to respond to a request for help or advice. He put himself to endless pains to help the visitor, especially if it had to do with finding opportunities for service or a house-room in Chicago.

The Romance of Rotary In London Vivian Carter was the author of, “The Romance of Rotary In London” published in 1947. He had served as secretary of Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland from 1921-1928 and then left for Chicago where he became the the second editor of The Rotarian, fo...

Want to test yourself? Some very basics of Rotary history 🙏
08/10/2021
Test your Rotary knowledge | Rotary Global History Fellowship (RGHF)

Want to test yourself? Some very basics of Rotary history 🙏

Rotary Global History “Quiz” The Questions can all be found throughout this site. Or right at the bottom of this page. If you get all twelve correct call yourself a “Paul Harris Historian.” 8-11 and you’re still a highly knowledgeable Rotarian. 4-7 and you know a lot about Rotary and its h...

A great read.. "Service is our business"
08/07/2021
Service is our business | Rotary Global History Fellowship (RGHF)

A great read.. "Service is our business"

The book, Service is our business Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12 Chapter 13 Chapter 14   This is a book about Service is our Business. You can view each chapter by click on menu to the left.

You’ll read some of Harris’ writing and read of his travels. In the story of the trees is part of the story of the great...
08/04/2021
Friendship Trees | Rotary Global History Fellowship (RGHF)

You’ll read some of Harris’ writing and read of his travels. In the story of the trees is part of the story of the greatness of Rotary itself. Jack M. B. Selway, Founder Rotary Global History

Friendship trees The fact is that Sydney Pascall, RI president in 1931 was the first president to plant a tree during a presidential visit. An important part of Paul Harris' love of mankind is told, here,in the "The Friendship Trees of Paul Harris" inspired byJim Buffington of RC of Aberdeen, Missis...

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07/30/2021

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Hundreds of Crippled children owe their rehabilitation to the pioneering educational work of Silvester. Hundreds upon hu...
07/28/2021
Silvester Schiele, 1946 Obituary | Rotary Global History Fellowship (RGHF)

Hundreds of Crippled children owe their rehabilitation to the pioneering educational work of Silvester. Hundreds upon hundreds of young men, sore pressed for adjustment in the depression days give thanks for the privilege of having been befriended by Silvester. there are thousands of folks in this world of challenges who are striving to emulate the sterling qualities always exhibited by Silvester.

1946 Obituary Silvester Schiele   1946 Obituary Silvester Schiele Of the First Rotary Club President Silvester Schiele by General Secretary Philip Lovejoy   With the passing of Silvester Schiele on December 17, 1945, thousands upon thousands of individuals, both Rotarians and non-Rotarians had los...

Even though most of the content on our website is free to read and share.. RGHF is a very big fellowship of members who ...
07/27/2021
Join RGHF | Rotary Global History Fellowship (RGHF)

Even though most of the content on our website is free to read and share.. RGHF is a very big fellowship of members who pay a nominal fee so that the Rotary history can be preserved.
There had been some website issues which have now been resolved, so renewal notices were not sent in the last two years.

Request all to join us and enjoy the fellowship on members only group and at conventions and other meetings

https://rghf.org/join-rghf/

JOIN RGHF YES! I would like to join the Rotary Global History Fellowship Applicants are asked to complete the following information. Starred items (*) are required. After completing this form, click ‘Submit’. A copy of this application will be emailed to you. Or you can also print this form and ...

Those thirty-nine, often lonely new comers in this big city, felt a new, small club would provide an anchor along side t...
07/27/2021
39 Pioneers | Rotary Global History Fellowship (RGHF)

Those thirty-nine, often lonely new comers in this big city, felt a new, small club would provide an anchor along side their occupations. Since then, Rotary has expanded to over a million of not so lonely members in thousands of cities and towns. It has become renowned for achieving good in this world.

THIRTY-NINE PIONEERS THIRTY NINe PIONEERS Richard “Titch” Harrison Rotary/ One Club Historian While working on the Ches Perry, RI general secretary 1910 to 1942, story for the Rotary Centennial, I found the 1905 Roster deficient by half and the 1906 Roster completely down the drain. By 1907, “...

He pitched in as hard as before to make meetings interesting and enjoyable, to get new members, and to organize new Club...
07/24/2021
Paul Harris as I knew Him | Rotary Global History Fellowship (RGHF)

He pitched in as hard as before to make meetings interesting and enjoyable, to get new members, and to organize new Clubs. Nor did the experience dampen his love of fun with fellowship

Paul Harris as I knew Him I never knew a fellow like Paul Harris. Of all the men I ever met, I couldn’t choose one better fitted to be the Founder of Rotary. Why? Well, there’s no simple answer to that question because Paul had as many sides as a centipede has feet. Speakers will tell you he was...

Arthur Frederick Sheldon joined Rotary Club of Chicago in 1908. He became responsible for our vocational service, but is...
07/22/2021
Arthur Sheldon | Rotary Global History Fellowship (RGHF)

Arthur Frederick Sheldon joined Rotary Club of Chicago in 1908. He became responsible for our vocational service, but is best known for our motto when he coined the phrase, “He profits most who serves best.”

Question: What was the intended meaning of “He Profits Most Who Serves Best”? * He Profits Most Who Serves Best was modified by the 2004 Rotary International Council on Legislation, to its current wording, “They Profit Most Who Serve Best.”   Would you like to earn more money? If so, study ...

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07/20/2021
Why the Rotary year begins 1 July | Rotary Global History Fellowship (RGHF)

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Why the Rotary year begins 1 July Why the Rotary year begins 1 July Ever wonder why 1 July is the beginning of the Rotary year? Initially, our conventions played a key role in determining the start date of our fiscal and administrative year. Rotary’s first fiscal year began the day after the first...

With landscaping completed, the Paul Harris Memorial site is frequently used by Rotary International to conduct memorial...
07/13/2021
The Walkway | Rotary Global History Fellowship (RGHF)

With landscaping completed, the Paul Harris Memorial site is frequently used by Rotary International to conduct memorial services as well as other significant events recognizing the purpose and progress of Rotary

The Walkway Paul Harris Memorial at Mount Hope Cemetery Attached are several group pictures of today’s visit to our Paul Harris Memorial at Mount Hope Cemetery in Chicago, the permanent resting place of Sylvester Schiele First Rotary Club President and Paul P. Harris our Founder.The two group visi...

Should Loehr hold a valued place in Rotary? He attended only three meetings, the first three in club history.
07/11/2021
Forgotten founder | Rotary Global History Fellowship (RGHF)

Should Loehr hold a valued place in Rotary? He attended only three meetings, the first three in club history.

Gustave Loehr ROTARY’S FORGOTTEN FOUNDER On the frigid evening of February 23, 1905, four men met in a small Chicago office to discuss a visionary idea—the formation of a society of professional men for business and social purposes. Although many such groups exist today, it was an unusual idea f...

Rotary was not the result of a stroke of genius; in fact, there is little if anything, even original about it.
07/09/2021
The Philosophy of History & Writings of Rotarians | Rotary Global History Fellowship (RGHF)

Rotary was not the result of a stroke of genius; in fact, there is little if anything, even original about it.

The Philosophy of History “It will reveal to them that history is not merely a vague and distant subject that should be left to a few absentminded professors who live obscure lives in the bowels of our libraries. On the contrary, it is the most vital and necessary study to which a citizen who mean...

Our new home is being setup.. and soon we will be restoring most of the history pages.
07/09/2021
Rotary Global History Fellowship (RGHF) | People of Action

Our new home is being setup.. and soon we will be restoring most of the history pages.

This Website is Under ConstructionPlease be patient. We are building a new website from what was RGHFhome.org.Pages are being added weekly. Rotary Global History Fellowship (RGHF) RGHF Mission: This Fellowship is an association of Rotarians and friends dedicated to accumulating and preserving the hi...

01/03/2021
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Holger Knaack
President 2020-21
January 2021
January is finally here. As we look forward to 2021, our thinking doesn’t have to stop at the end of these 365 days. Are you thinking ahead about what you will be doing in 2022, 2023, and beyond?
We cannot foresee the future, but we can steer ourselves where we want to go. I think it is important that every Rotary club hold a strategic meeting at least once a year. Past RI Director Greg Yank, who has a lot of experience working with clubs on their plans, shares his viewpoint.
A famous aphorism states, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Planning is essential to achieving success in all areas of life, including Rotary, and we’re getting better at it every year.
Strategic planning for Rotary clubs works. I have helped many clubs find that pathway by working with them to build what I call a blueprint, a multiyear plan that answers the fundamental question: “What is our vision for our club?” The best plans I have seen are those that are focused, when a club concentrates its resources on the best opportunities it has. Your Rotary club cannot be all things to its members and to the community it serves; it has limited human, financial, and time resources. A successful plan factors in assets and limitations to chart the desired pathway for your members.
Begin building a multiyear strategic plan by brainstorming with your club, asking, “What are our initiatives and priorities for the next two to three years?” Document your answers using action-oriented language that is specific, concrete, and measurable about the goals you want to achieve.
Next, narrow down your initiatives to a core set of three to five priorities. Your club will then develop specific objectives for each initiative, outlining who will be involved, key milestones of achievement, how progress will be tracked, and a timeline for completion. Keep your plan short and simple.
Then go out and do it. Review the progress you make toward accomplishing the initiatives, and revise as needed at least once a year. Rotary has a solid template to assist clubs in their planning, which you can find at my.rotary.org/en/document/strategic-planning-guide
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We want to enrich and enliven our clubs with new discussions and ideas. But how do we attract the diverse professionals, from different backgrounds, ages, and experiences, who are all driven by as strong a sense of integrity as we are?
Through strategic planning, we explore this question to define the very nature of our club and the value it offers to its members and to the community. Each club is different, and each club’s value will be unique. During the planning process, clubs may also find that some of the activities they used to do are no longer relevant or attractive.
Once your club makes a strategic plan, it’s time to take action and carry out the necessary changes. When we do that — as we engage members in vibrant and active clubs that not only have fun but also serve their communities with projects that have real and lasting impact — our clubs grow stronger. And when we discover what makes our own clubs unique and build upon those core values in all our efforts, Rotary Opens Opportunities to enrich the lives of everyone.

11/08/2020

8 November 1881 Jean Thomson Harris, wife of Rotary International Founder Paul P. Harris was born in Edinburgh, Scotland.1965 Cayman Islands – Grand Cayman #HistoryMatters

10/10/2020

In the fall of 2000, and idea emerged by a Rotarian in Pueblo, Colorado that suggested the history of Rotary should be incorporated on the internet. By early 2001 five Rotarians had come together for the purpose of developing such a plan. It soon became known as the Rotary Global History Project and at the Rotary International board meeting October 3, 2003; it was approved as the “Rotary Global History Fellowship.

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08/02/2020

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Rotary Global History Fellowship (RGHF)'s cover photo
08/02/2020

Rotary Global History Fellowship (RGHF)'s cover photo

Rotary Global History Fellowship (RGHF)'s cover photo
08/02/2020

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07/19/2020

James Wheeler Davidson
June 14, 1872 - July 18, 1933
An American Born, Calgary Rotarian who carried Rotary "Around the World"

06/22/2020

22-26 June 1914 and 1,288 Rotarians make the long journey to Houston, TX, USA.

Rotarian Henry Brunier (RIP 1952) of San Francisco and his wife "Ann" boarded a special train for the convention.
Since Ann was the only woman on the train for most of the trip, the other Rotarians began calling her "Rotary Ann". In Houston, the Bruniers met Guy and Ann Gundaker of Philadelphia.
Soon the name "Rotary Ann” belonged to Guy's wife as well. The term "Rotary Ann" lasted until the late 1980's. Gundaker was RIP 1923-24.

Official Rotary Global History Fellowship (RGHF) Virtual convention was held today. Topic: Rotary’s History, A Panacea T...
06/18/2020

Official Rotary Global History Fellowship (RGHF) Virtual convention was held today. Topic: Rotary’s History, A Panacea To Membership Development.” . Special thanks to our guest speaker PRID Ann Britt Åsebol.

06/18/2020

16 June 1947 Rotary Club of Macau, the First Club of Macau 1916 El Club Rotario de la Habana, capital of Cuba. First club in a non-English speaking country.

The RGHF Board invites you to a scheduled Zoom Meeting.Topic: “Rotary’s History, A Panacea To Membership Development.”Gu...
06/14/2020

The RGHF Board invites you to a scheduled Zoom Meeting.

Topic: “Rotary’s History, A Panacea To Membership Development.”

Guest Speaker: PRID Ann-Britt Asebol

Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Time: 15.00 GMT

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The RGHF Board invites you to a scheduled Zoom Meeting.Topic: “Rotary’s History, A Panacea To Membership Development.” G...
06/11/2020

The RGHF Board invites you to a scheduled Zoom Meeting.

Topic: “Rotary’s History, A Panacea To Membership Development.”

Guest Speaker: PRID Ann-Britt Asebol

Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Time: 15.00 GMT

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 884 4009 9791
Password: 967471

One tap mobile
+13126266799,,88440099791#,,1#,967471# US (Chicago)
+19292056099,,88440099791#,,1#,967471# US (New York)

Dial by your location
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
Meeting ID: 884 4009 9791
Password: 967471
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbwCyVV50a

Host
PAG Grace Chiboagui Okaro
President, RGHF.

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Sites were added that start to tell the histories of Women and Rotary and The Rotary Foundation. Expansion has spread from the collection of history to the quality and quantity of historians and researchers and even to the Board.

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FINDING ROTARY'S GLOBAL HISTORY
● Search ● Contact RGHF ● Newest Articles
● Missing History ● How do I find it
● History Learning Center ● Rotary Global History Library
● The Tenets & Symbols of Rotary ● History Translation ● Rotary International History & Archives

ROTARY GLOBAL HISTORY FELLOWSHIP
● Regional History ● Rotary Districts ● Rotary Clubs
● First Club of each Region ● First 100 Clubs
● One Page History ● Room 711
● First Rotary Club ● First RGHF page of clubs, districts & zones
● Archives of early club charters
● RGHF Video on You Tube
● Rotary History Quiz ● Rotary Memorabilia

ROTARY LEADERS
● Presidents ● Secretariat ● Early Leaders
● Chairs of the Rotary Foundation Trustees
● Famous Rotarians

PRESIDENTS & CONVENTIONS
● President Histories ● Convention Histories
● First Convention ● Complete Convention List
● Themes of Rotary

PAUL P. HARRIS, THE FOUNDER OF ROTARY
● Harris Home Page ● Harris Office ● Harris Writing
● Harris Weekly Feature ● Friendship Trees
● Paul P. Harris in the Rotarian
● Paul Harris' Residence ● Meet Paul Harris
● Paul Harris Memorial

THE PHILOSOPHY OF ROTARY
● Philosophy ● The Four Way Test ● Code of Ethics

THE ROTARY FOUNDATION
● Foundation History ● Foundation Newsletter

WAR AND PEACE
● Conflicts ● Peace Initiatives ● Peace Monuments
● United Nations ● Peace Journey

YOUTH HISTORY
● Youth History ● Rotaract ● Interact ● Youth Exchange ● R.Y.L.A.

WOMEN AND ROTARY
● Women and Rotary ● Inner Wheel Clubs
● Jean Thomson Harris

TIMELINES
● Global History ● First Clubs/country ● Presidents
● Paul Harris ● Foundation ● Conventions ● Youth
● Calendar ● Women

FELLOWSHIPS
● Global Networking Groups ● Fellowships
● Action Groups ● Organizations within Rotary

ABOUT RGHF
● RGHF Fellowship
● Message from the President of RGHF
● Fellowship By Laws ● Forum ● RGHF Committee
● Founding Members
● RGHF Board ● Mission ● Join RGHF ● Orientation
● RGHF History ● RGHF Member of the Month
● Rotary Global History Grants
● RGHF Donors ● Rotary Global History Day
● Fellowship Activities ● 1905 Society ● RGHF Speakers
● RGHF Events ● Project Tools
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Hello! We would like to invite your club to attend our upcoming meeting this Tuesday, January 26th (7:30am EST / 12:30GMT / 13:30CET). We have the co-founder of End Plastic Soup joining us to speak about this Rotary Action Group that has made great strides to clean plastic in our oceans and waterways . You can find the information (zoom detaisl etc) on our page https://www.facebook.com/events/732229357432597
Question (Someone here must know): When did Rotary's "Lanes of Service" become "Avenues of Service" and why? Is there some article or background on it? I also know "New Generations" fairly rapidly evolved into "Youth Service". There is quite a bit of contradictory and confusing (and confused) information out there. I'd hope that the RGHF would be able to produce a short comprehensive piece.
Can someone help me find the pages for Peter Thorand, created by me some 10 years ago. Peter lives in Thailand and is a member of a club under D3340. He has been involved with the United States navy League, Siam Council for almost 30 years and has arguably done more for Rotary than any other member over the last 50+- years. Peter has asked me to provide him with a link to one of the active pages in RGHF that describe his achievements. Can someone please help. The Search function results in 404 notes on all pages Many thanks
It's a shame that Facebook will not allow RGHF links. History is dangerous? No, it's just a flaw in the FB algorithm.
Dear Rotary History fellowship- i am trying to compose a history of our district, and already have a lot of information. However, I am looking for a list of District Foundation Chairs. Does anyone have advice how to find something like that? Or resources to create one? thanks, PDG Michael Hart, District 7475 New Jersey
Making Rotary history: RAGFP has appointed 9 members to be civil society observers at the United Nations Nuclear Nonproliferation Review 2020. We have a side event to talk about the impact of war on Rotary and the implications of nuclear war (Google Plan A and What if we nuke a city?) . Can you help me? I am noting Vietnam, major war and no Rotary Clubs, Myanmar out for years, finally rechartered, South Sudan ragged from war had one club, then separated from Sudan; now struggling. Cuba no war but on the outs with major power, no Rotary Club. What can we say about war and Rotary?
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