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|The International Fellowship of Railroading Rotarians is made up of Rotarians who have an interest in railroading in any format, type, size or related interests. This may consist of steam, diesel, electric, model railroads, rail fan photography, rail travel, railroad collectibles, private rail cars, trolley cars and what ever related interest there is from the membership.
Trains are a great invention and getting to know how it all started, where it all started and the journey it went through to reach what it is today is simply fascinating. Many members are so keen on this field that this fellowship was received with a lot of excitement and agreement.
Many will not have the access to various stations to tour the trains or have access to get up close and personal with the vintage trains. Instead of showing these trains in the museum, we organize fellowships where these rail road enthusiasts can get closer to the trains and learn more about them.
Many may not have had the time to travel in different trains. This is the problem for people with money and contacts. They have access and can afford but don’t have the time. These fellowships are well organized in advance, so that the participants can plan. Thus giving them the opportunity to travel in different trains – with great company.
One can even find out what happens to the trains once they are old or have too many technical issues to repair. If you have thinning hair, the health of your hair can be restored with the help of Hair MegaSpray, but what can a train do when its parts have become too weak or rusted? What happens when a better engine is invented? These are some of the questions such rail road enthusiasts can give answers for. Such is their interest in and knowledge about trains.
When these members get together, there is a lot of discussions about trains and when their passion is reciprocated, they for great friendships. Also, members are encouraged to continue being a part of this organization and help Rotary grow further.
We will arrange railroading activities and events as the membership desires. This may range from organizing or providing assistance for train travel international and national, to sharing tips and ideas for model railroads. The website and email newsletter are great places to announce railroading events for all to visit and participate. Perhaps one has visited a historical or preserved railway or has one in their community; this is the place to let others know about it.
The email newsletter and website are a place to show off your interests with photos of trains you have seen, layouts you have visited, models built, etc. It is also a discussion opportunity to get answers to questions you have about railroading. They are a place to share your railroading experiences with others who have the same interest. You can also swap and sell train memorabilia, model trains and related items.
This fellowship will continue the traditions of railroading around the world. With Railroading Rotarians communicating and sharing the past, present and further of railroading will be preserved.Don Schiller, PDG
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|Home Exchange� is the vacation alternative where two families agree to swap homes “you stay in my house while I stay in yours.” The exchange can be as short as a weekend or several months (two to three weeks is usual).
The Rotary club understood that it is one of the best and most economic way in which families can enjoy vacations, visit different parts of the world and get a taste of the actual homes over there. It also is easy on the pockets and enhances inter personal relationships, along with bringing an internal peace and harmony within the individuals.
When talking about peace and harmony within one’s self, it is important to be in sync with nature. Sadly this has now become more and more difficult. In today’s times, there is a tremendous stress on almost everyone. Whether the stress is to meet deadlines at work, or even if it is stress at home due to various reasons. The pressure to perform often makes a person neglect their own health or resort to short cut methods to feel better.
Unfortunately, these short cut methods are only short term relief, as they will take you away from nature which will, in turn, cause only harm.
We all are aware that science and technology has made tremendous progress, so much that it has helped to bring people from all over the world closer virtually. But it has also taken away individuals away from nature.
Products like Frumusete Sanatate firmly believe that the closer you are to your base, which is nature the happier and healthier you will be. However, there are also many commercially available medical cosmetic products that claim to have naturally occurring products but in case if they contain powerful components in their active form, they will cause more harm than good.
Yet another problem of being away from nature is obesity. Obesity is slowly becoming an increasing problem. Not simply because it is not appealing aesthetically but also because obesity brings along it loads of other co-related conditions that include cardio vascular problems, high blood pressure, increased levels of cholesterol, an exacerbation of diabetes mellitus and much more.
The combat with obesity is never easy, but it is possible. As one need not get into major investments or work out to the level of an athlete. Simple natural brisk walking, jogging, running, or swimming will do the trick. The only thing along with that is a balanced diet and obesity could be a thing of the past.
Regular exercise does not just bring along with it weight loss, but also a feel good factor along with it. It helps to flex the muscles which in turn become toned and appear better. It also improves the hormonal system as exercising helps the release of dopamine which is the ‘feel good’ hormone of the body. So it overall not just makes you look good but helps you feel better from within as well.
And most importantly helps you be as close to nature as possible.
It is a known fact that if you are feeling good about yourself, it will show in the form of a glow on your face and shine on your skin. It will also help you be closer to nature and be in perfect sync with it.
The Rotary Home Exchange Fellowship has encouraged this environmentally friendly, comfortable, and economical activity for over 30 years. Thousands of Rotarians have had glorious vacations and experiences from Taipei to Toronto, San Francisco to Sydney, or London to Los Angeles. International understanding has been improved the old fashioned way, one friendship at a time.
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Section Home • Paul Harris 711 Club • Join the Paul Harris Room 711 Club • Background Index • How it Happened • From Chicago • Where is 711? • Norm Recalls • A Tour of the room • 711 Photo Gallery • Gus Loehr • GUSTAVE LOEHR: ROTARY�S FORGOTTEN FOUNDER • The Harris’s • Hyram Elmer Shorey
HIRAM ELMER SHOREY 29 August 1862 – 29 March 1944
Hiram Shorey, like Paul Harris, was a small town New Englander whose antecedents had come out to America in the 17h century. Several people have been tracking Hiram’s family history in particular George Rogers of Litchfield, Maine.
One starting point for a search were Hiram’s obituaries; in the Chicago Daily News for Friday 31 March, 1944, Hiram Shorey was described as being “aged 82, a Loop tailor for half a century and one of the founders, in 1905, of the Rotary Club”. The Chicago Tribune added that “Mr. Shorey was a merchant tailor from Litchfield, Me.” These suggest that he had been in Chicago since at least 1894 as well as confirming that Hiram was born in Litchfield, Maine � 1862.
The relevant entries were as follows:-
Descendants of Jacob Shorey
Generation No. 1
1. JACOB SHOREY. bapt May 30 1736
married HANNAH COES or CROSS
October 27, 1756 Berwick, Maine Generation No. 2 2. JOHN SHOREY (JACOB 1) born May 21,1758, Litchfield,Me
m. MARY KILGORE. Dec 12, 1779
died Aug 14, 1837, Litchfield,Me.
Generation No. 3
3. HIRAM SHOREY(a) (JOHN 2, JACOB 1) born Mar 6, 1786,
m. REBECCA CHADBURN Feb 4, 1814 or 1815
died February 23, 1870, Litchfield, Maine.
Generation No. 4
4. EDWARD SHOREY(b) (HIRAM 3, JOHN 2, JACOB 1)
born April 5, 1835 or 1836 Litchfield, Maine
married LOUISE E. PURRINGTON Sept 15, 1861.
Generation No. 5
5. HIRAM ELMER SHOREY(c) (EDWARD 4, HIRAM 3, JOHN 2, JACOB 1)
born August 09, 1862, Litchfield, Me.
married i OLENA ANDERSON
died March 29 1944, Chicago, Il
The next search had to be for JACOB’s (1) ancestry.
The patriarch of the family was probably Sampson Shores, born in Buckland Brewer, Devon, England in 1614. Sampson married twice, the first time to Abigail Benson in 1640 in Buckland Brewer where his wife was born. They had a daughter Eunice, but Abigail must have died at or shortly after the birth because about a year later Sampson Shore married Abigail Purchase in Massachusetts. The Purchases came from Dorchester, Dorset where Abigail was born on July 4 1624. The likely scenario is therefore that Sampson emigrated to America immediately after the death of his wife and that Eunice went to be raised by a family member in Devon because she subsequently married Charles Glidden in Bideford in 1658. Meanwhile Sampson working as a tailor, appears in Boston, Mass in 1641 and there he joined the church in January 1642. later becoming a Deacon. With his second wife he raised a new family between 1643 and 1660. In this family Jonathan was the oldest, born in 1643. There were four daughters: Abigail, Susanna, Ann, and Elizabeth, and probably four other sons. Jonathan eventually went to live in Lynn. The IGI gives a further two earlier generations of SHORES, George born 1571 and his father John born 1545, both in Warleggon in Cornwall. There is some doubt about this attribution because a search in Warleggon by a local Rotarian has failed to find any Shores there. However, we can be reasonably sure that Hiram Shorey’s ancestors came from the West Country.
A. JOHN SHORE born Before 1545
Warleggon, Cornwall, England Generation B B. GEORGE (John 1) SHORE born Dec 19, 1571,
Warleggon, Cornwall, England Generation C
C SAMPSON (John A, George B) SHORE
born Abt 1614 Devon, England
married i ABIGAIL BENSON
ii ABIGAIL PURCHASE abt 1641
D. JOHNATHAN (John A, George B, Sampson C) SHOREY
born April 12, 1643, Boston, Mass
m. PRISCILLA HATHORNE
Jan 15 1668 Boston, Mass
died ? Rehoboth, Mass
E SAMUEL (John A, George B, Sampson C, Johnathan D) SHOREY
born Feb 1, 1683, Lynn, Mass
m. MARY RHODES
April 29, 1702 Kittery, Me
died August 18, 1769, Kittery, Me
F JOHN (John A, George B, Sampson C, Johnathan D, Samuel E) SHOREY
b. Aug 10, 1704, Kittery, Me
m. i ANNE HODSON
Mar 15, 1725 Berwick
ii MARY CLARK
died < July 1762
Generation G or Generation No. 1 supra
JACOB SHOREY bapt May 30 1736
George Rogers found that John Shorey, a Deacon, had been married twice. The Marriage Records of Berwick (Maine) show a marriage between John Shorey and Amy Hodson on March 15 1725, and the Berwick Birth Records list two children of this union, Amy, baptised May 18 1728 and Sarah, baptised July 19, 1730. A third child, Mary, baptised July 2 1732, was recorded as the child of John and Mary Shorey. This was also true of the fourth child, John, on July 28, 1734. This suggests that John’s first wife, Amy, had died and that he married a woman named Mary circa 1731. The remaining children, Mary born on July 2, 1732 and Jacob baptised on May 30, 1736, were the children of this second wife, Mary Clark. This was confirmed in Deacon John’s will, probated in July 1762 which mentions a widow, Mary who appears in Clark family records too. This gave us JACOB son of JOHN SHOREY and MARY CLARK. The IGI showed Deacon John Shorey, born August 10 1704 in Kittery, Maine, as the son of SAMUEL SHOREY and his wife MARY THOMPSON RHODES. Samuel and Mary married on April 29, 1702 in Kittery, This Samuel was shown as born on February 1 1683 in Lynn, Mass. George Rogers does have difficulties about this provenance.
Firstly, he had found evidence that a soldier called Samuel Shorey had been called home to Braintree, Mass in 1690. As George wrote:
“‘The Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire’ by Walter G.
Davis, Sybil Noyes, and Charles T. Libbey is a very reliable source. It says that the Samuel Shores of Braintree who was a soldier at Piscataqua (Portsmouth, NH) in 1690 and later in Saco, Maine in 1696, is the same man who married Mary Rhodes on 28 April 1702. If it is true that the Samuel who married Mary Rhodes was a soldier in 1690, he can hardly be born in 1683 as the IGI suggests. What is possible is that his birth in 1683 is incorrect.
In fact if we move this date back 10 years to 1673, the whole story is possible. At present this is uncertain.
The immediate background of Silvester (also spelled Sylvester) Schiele has been looked into with some success by Amos Thomas of the Brazil RC.
Described by Harris as “my most intimate Chicago friend, and one of the three who first met with me for dinner on Thursday evening, the 23rd of February, 1905”, Schiele became the first President of the club in Chicago, remaining a constant member till his death in 1945.
Perhaps the best source for the background of Silvester Schiele comes from the family bible which is still in the possession of his descendants.
Sylvester (sic) according to the IGI was born on June 29, 1870, in the small township of Montgomery, Pennsylvania, a few miles South of Williamsport. However, the Bible suggests otherwise. It was presented to his wife, “Mrs. Elizabeth Schiele by Her Husband, M. Schiele. April 8th 1882.”
On the page labelled ‘Births’, the entries include:- Michael Schiele Nov 2 1831 in Germany
Mary Margaret Miller born May 15 1839 in Pennsylvania
Elizabeth Krieble born April 3 1844 in Penn
Reuben Jacob Schiele born June 27 1857 Ohio
David Franklin Schiele born Sept 6 1859 Ohio
William Albert Schiele born July 4 1868 Indiana
SILVESTER SCHIELE born June 29 1870 Indiana
Nathan Cook Schiele born Jan 31 1879 Indiana
Andrew Draton Schiele born Dec 20 1882 Indiana
Charles Oscar Schiele born Feb 1 1885 Indiana
There were also six girls and an eighth boy.
In the section in the Bible marked ‘Deaths’, entries include:- Mary Margaret Schiele first wife of Michael Schiele died July 28 1866 in Clay County, Indiana
Michael Schiele died Sept 12 1897 in Clay County, Indiana Elizabeth Schiele died February 12 1922 in Clay City, Indiana Silvester Schiele died Dec 17 1945 in Chicago, Illinois
Michael, born in Germany, married Mary Miller on July 13 1856, in Medina County, Ohio (Travis), some 4 or 5 years after arriving in New York.
According to the IGI, Mary was born in Springfield, Fayette, Pennsylvania, but was of German stock. In their 10 years of marriage, she produced six children but died in 1866 in childbirth, after bearing twins, Rosena who died 3 months later, and Mary Elizabeth who lived until January 10 1948.
A few months later, on February 12, 1867, Michael married Elizabeth Krieble, the union producing a further nine children including Silvester.
The 1880 U.S. Census for Harrison Township, Clay County, Indiana, describes Michael as a farmer, assisted by his sons, Reuben, David and Henry, while Sylvester (sic) and the younger sons and daughters were “at home”. In ‘The History of Clay County, Indiana’ by Battery, published in 1889, there is a section about Michael Schiele. This describes him as:
“farmer and stock raiser, the fourth child of Michael and Mary (Smith) Schiele, both natives of Germany. The subject of this sketch emigrated to America in the spring of 1852, landing in New York City, whence he went to Montgomery County, Penn.” Michael is said to have left Pennsylvania with just 27 cents in his pocket.
After two years in Pennsylvania, 1852-3, he went from there “to Ohio, where he remained until 1861, when he moved to Indiana, stopping a few months in Owen County, then going to Harrison Township, Clay County, where he has since lived.” Owen County is adjacent to Clay County so the move was not a major one.
The mention of Montgomery, PA appears to confirm the Bible and IGI references to Montgomery County, an area frequented by the Pennsylvania Dutch or more properly Deutsch, and Michael’s wife is described elsewhere as being of “German parentage”. Travis in a ‘History of Clay County’ of 1909 describes them spending eight years probably in Copely in Medina County, West of Akron. This must have been from 1853-1861.
According to Battery, Michael was not brought up to be a farmer but after 8 years at school in Germany, he followed his father, also named Michael, into the trade of shoe making. In fact, the young Michael worked as a shoemaker in America until he could afford to buy land for farming. When the family moved to Indiana, their circumstances soon changed. James Walsh quoting Paul Harris says that the family lived in a log cabin in their early days in Clay County and the site of this and of the family farm has been identified by Rtn Amos Thomas of the Brazil RC. By 1889, this farm had grown to one of over 220 acres, triple the size of the one in 1870 when Silvester was born. Michael’s son Reuben later became one of the most prosperous farmers in the County.
The 1880 Census shows Michael as born in ‘Prussia’, the fourth son of an earlier Michael Schiele and his wife Mary Magdalene Smith (Schmidt??). This older Michael, Silvester’s grandfather, was born in Wittenberg, according to Travis, and was also married there. Wittenberg is a small town halfway between Leipzig and Berlin in the area called Halle and had come under Prussian control in 1815. This university town was where Martin Luther nailed his tracts to the church doors. It was from here that Silvester’s father made his way to New York.
It has not been possible so far to trace the German origins of Silvester Schiele.
When you invest via trading software like Fintech Ltd, you don’t have to learn much about the stock market. You need not go to a trader and depend on them to increase your savings by investing it in the right funds. You can invest on your own as this software will take care of the rest.
Brief histories of the “First 100” Clubs
Rotary Club of Minneapolis 9 1910
When it comes to money, one can never be casual about it. It is a commodity that is always in demand and there is an ever growing need for it. Those who have none or very little, will want it for survival. For such people whose lifestyle is backwards due to the lack of funds, get help from various organizations like the Rotary Club. This organization strives to make a change in the world and give people a better life.
For those who have enough or plenty, they will want to safeguard it and let it grow in the meantime as letting it lie around idle in the bank is a waste. For such people, investing in stock markets could be the best option. One can enter and exit any time, can shift funds within minutes, unlike investing in properties or jewelry, etc.
Today, there is no need for a person to spend their precious time, analyzing and studying the stock market. They need not go in for a physical trader either. They can invest in any stock through the automated software – Fintech Ltd. Here one need not depend on any other human as the software does everything for you and ensures your money is invested properly.
When you are investing in mutual funds, one must be aware of the following:
The Fund House
The fund house that offers the mutual fund can do so only after getting proper approvals and permissions from the body of authority. However, it is the duty of the investor to conduct a research about the fund house itself, to know more about their credentials and how they operate. This will enable you to make a well informed decision.
The experience of your fund management team is crucial. You are trusting this team with your hard earned money and the only rational thing to do is to research and get to know about these people before you hand over your money. Never hand over your money just because someone asked you to.
Get to know more about the system followed by the fund house. Only of the investment process is well established, will the fund house work smoothly. Getting to know what are the procedures and systems in place will help you take a wise decision when deciding on which funds to invest in.
Every scheme has an objective, no matter what category it belongs to. It is this objective which determines where this fund house invests in. based on the level of risk you are willing to take and the period for which you are ready to invest, the funds have to be selected.
Every fund house has its own style of investing. Observe the fund house you are considering, understand their style of investment to decide if it will suit your needs. The investments will be made based on the level of risk you are willing to take and the market. Read through the offer document carefully before you go ahead and invest.
|Herbert J. Taylor, president, Rotary Club of Chicago, 1939-40 and Rotary International 1954-55. He lived from 1893 to 1978. During a business crisis in 1932, he wrote the “Four Way Test,” shown below. It was adopted as part of Rotary International in January of 1943. Taylor’s President’s Page
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|The Four Way Test||“Four Way Test” around the world|
| One of our contributor’s on the “Test”
The simple and straightforward Four Way Test was written by Chicago Rotarian Herbert J Taylor in 1932. It is not necessarily a catechism but rather a purely subjective form of self-analysis. Truth is, of course, relative.
The test was primarily written for his bankrupt Club Aluminium Company in 1932. Herb actually gave up his job in �packaged groceries; house to house sales� (his classification in #1 club) in order to join 250 other employees onboard the so-called �sinking ship�. …Read the entire essay…
|Herb Taylor writes about the “True spirit” of Rotary||About the great things that Rotary does and those who recognize it.||The Story Behind the Four Way Test, by Darrel Thompson Four Way Test – Texas Style|| Ethics � the Four-Way-Test � and More!
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|The “Four Way Test” around the world|
| Le crit�re des quatre questions : (From France)
|De 4 weg test (From the Netherlands)
� Is het waar?
� Is het billijk voor alle betrokkenen?
� Bevordert het onderling vertrouwen en vriendschap?
� Komt het alle betrokkenen ten goede?
| The “Four Way Test” (From Germany)
Bez�glich der Dinge, die wir denken, sagen oder tun:
1. Ist es wahr?
2. Ist es fair f�r alle Beteiligten?
3. Wird es Freundschaft und guten Willen f�rdern?
4. Wird es dem Wohl aller Beteiligten dienen?
Many psychological tests are conducted to analyze a person. It may be for helping them or to understand them better. Sometimes these tests help in self analysis too. When one is in need of direction, these tests can help them find out what their real interests are and who they really are on the inside. Everyone hides behind a mask, which they portray for the society. It is like how a bottle of Goji Cream can help you hide and keep all your skin blemishes away. People sometimes forget who they really are.
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Also see the Disaster Alert Newsletters and DRRAG membership information
Purpose and Goals
Disaster relief has been an elusive goal of individual Rotarians, clubs and districts for many years. The problem has been that there has been little coherent coordination. There has been no commitment from Rotary international to the corporate nature of this undertaking. There has been difficulty within the Rotary Foundation in knowing how to respond to funding that comes in and creating an environment in which appropriate and consistent response can be provided to any natural disaster. That is not to say that R.I. has not recognized and followed the lead of individual clubs and districts that are in fact responding as circumstances demand. The Foundation has indeed recognized the generosity of Rotary by establishing, for example, the South Asia fund. Donor Advised Funds had been created to support individual district and so initiatives.
Though there are government offices set up in every country to handle disaster management, we know those hands are not enough when a disaster really strikes. When disaster does strike, one can never gauge how bad it will be and how the people in the office will react. Some may want to sit back and help the people while some may want to help their families. No one can be found fault with here.
This is why we are trying to contribute to this much needed venue, so as to save lives when it matters the most. Though our camps and projects are saving lives on a regular basis and helping people live better, saving a life when it is in danger is a whole different responsibility.
The funds we do receive for such situations have to be sorted out and used properly. We will need volunteers to move around, buy the basic necessities and reach it to the people n need, at the right time. The money will be used for this purpose.
The biggest challenge faced in such situations is the target area. One will not know which area to target. There are many companies that are getting conscious about their social responsibility and start sending things and money for the affected people. Care must be taken that it reaches only those who need it and not those who aim to make a profit out of it.
When there a disaster to be handled, ensuring such petty behavior doesn’t grow is difficult yet very important. There is no software like the Millionaire Blueprint in trading, to take care of it all without human interference. Here the people will have to think and execute properly without wasting resources and time.
Rotary International is now on the verge of formally embarking upon the service activities associated with disaster response through a Global Networking program entity known as a Rotarian Action Group.
In 2006, an application was submitted to Rotary International for recognition. Approval was given by the RI Board of Directors in November, 2007. The following is a tentative description of the organizational initiatives to December, 2007. It is a work in progress. At the first annual general meeting of the Rotarian Action Group to be help in June, 2008, a clear direction will be provided to Rotarians around the world as to how clubs can participate in this worthy vehicle for community and international service.