ROOM 711 is now a Rotary SHRINE
(This page and the domain www.room711.org are provided by RGHF)
Where Rotary was born � February 23, 1905
|The rain beat down on 127 N. Dearborn Street on November 15, 1983, as 100 Rotarians and wives crowded the 7th floor hallway of Chicago�s Unity Building. Before them was the office of mining engineer Gus Loehr: Room 711. Here on February 23, 1905, lawyer Paul Harris met with Gustave Loehr, coal dealer Sylvester Schiele, and merchant tailor Hiram Shorey to create the world�s first Rotary club. ROOM 711 is now a Rotary SHRINE Twenty-two Chicago Rotarians had formed an Illinois corporation to save Room 711 as a Rotary shrine. Illinois Governor James Thompson sent a proclamation of good wishes, and Rotarian Max Bloom scissored the ceremonial ribbon. Guests marveled at the room decorated with antiques and office equipment from the turn of the century: a roll-top desk, an early Dictaphone and check writer, a spittoon, and a Chicago Tribune dated February 23, 1905. One founding member observed that �the Paul Harris 711 Club is not a Rotary Club, but a group of Rotarians interested in preserving the cradle of Rotary. The landmark will be maintained by Rotarian support around the world.� �This room lives,� the Rotarian Magazine stated. �It�s more than wood and plaster. One can feel the presence of Rotary founders. Here, Rotarians can stand, think about our rich heritage, and say, �This is where it all began.�
Such places have a special place in not just history but our hearts and minds too. Such places are always remembered and people often reminiscence about it every time they meet. Then it goes on to become a historical reference for that group and eventually accepted by people around too.
When people began trading, it was looked up on like they were gambling their money. When the promised returns were not received, the companies were called a fraud and people thought they were getting cheated. All this continued until people started understanding the trading practices.
Once the knowledge about trading in stocks increased, people started investing their hard earned money. This money would be used to fund companies and as a return on investment they were paid part of the profits or earnings the company received.
What used to be done only by humans is not w=being done my computers. There are softwares that can help people trade, without knowing much about the stock market. you don’t have to calculate, analyze charts or read graphs. You just have to use Fintech Ltd, and your investments will be taken care of. This automated software will invest on your behalf, removing all rooms for human error or even need for a human trader.
The creator of this software is a real time trader who knows the nuances of trading. It is with this knowledge that he has created this software, so that everyone gets a chance to invest and earn more money without any additional effort.
Now back to Rotary…..
JOIN NOW!! Rotarians past and present, spouses, and lineal descendants who join the Paul Harris 711 Club understand that they are not joining a Rotary Club, but corporation devoted to preserving and maintaining the place where Rotary and the entire worldwide service club movement was born on February 23, 1905. The Paul Harris 711 Club also supports the Rotary International Archives where historic Rotary artifacts, photographs, and documents are preserved. A check for $100 U.S. funds should accompany each application for a lifetime membership and should be made payable to: Paul Harris 711 Club. The certificate of membership, souvenir key to Room 711 and lapel pin will be mailed to the address given on the application form.
Paul Harris 711 Club
� Mission Statement
The mission of the Paul Harris 711 Club is to assist in preserving the Room which is the birthplace of Rotary International and the cradle of the worldwide movement of service clubs comprised of business and professional leaders.
1. Foster research to keep alive the fellowship and mutual friendships created by those men who first met in Room 711 of Chicago�s Unity Building on February 23, 1905;
2. Encourage Rotarians, other service club members, and the general public to recognize and honor Rotary International and other service clubs as pioneers of community volunteerism and global humanitarianism; and
3. Advocate and promote the collection and conservation of Rotary�s history, heritage, and artifacts; and encourage similar activity by others devoted to the preservation, growth, and appreciation of the service club movement.
Greetings, I would like to thank all who have been involved in this important work of providing encouragement and information to Rotarians and their Clubs. In my opinion, in this electronic age, this is a very valuable resource. I offer my congratulations and sincere appreciation to all who have been involved and I urge you to keep up your good work. Sincerely, Wilf Wilkinson, President 2007/08 (President Wilf is an RGHF Member)
| Membership is only $30.00 USD per Rotary year or $120 USD for five years. Membership is open to Active and Senior Active Rotarians, Spouses, and Rotaractors worldwide. Contributions of $100 USD or more will be acknowledged on our website.
We are grateful to those forward thinking friends who see the value of preserving our history and who are assisting us with their skills and financial contributions. Dues and other contributions from members are used to pay internet, convention, expansion, and other membership related costs.
It requires such forward thinking people to make a difference to the world. One can go on with life as it is and not make even the smallest change. He may think of himself to be content, but where is the improvement? What has he changed for being here? There are a few people who think why not and make the changes. It is because of such thinking that we have something new and inspiring, every now and then.
This organization has given all its members and the other a chance to serve other humans – a chance to think beyond oneself. Though this was started in a small way, there are more people who are warming up to this concept and are using this opportunity to help those who need it the most.
How many of us have really given much thought to those who are in need and don’t have even the basic necessities, while we enjoy luxuries? It takes a visionary and his relentless hard work to come up with something like this where everyone is given a platform to help the needy. Only when every part of your country is developed will you have a wholly developed country. what is the point in one part of the city having state of the art lifestyle while the other part is still backwards and does not have even the basic amenities?
In order to improve this situation funds are needed and no matter how big a person thinks, he will not be ready to step forward and do all this by himself. When it is a group of likeminded people, they not only pool in the money but will also go about the development and changing process meticulously, in an organized manner.
In order to be a part of this group and to contribute this way, one has to have a little surplus income in addition to knowing when he has funds to spare. When you have enough income, rather than letting it sit around invest it where it will get you good returns. One can invest in a number of venues and stocks is something people are increasingly going for today.
But do you know anything about the stock market and how it functions? Yes, you can always learn, but do you have the time and knowledge base to grasp everything that is happening currently? Will you be able to take investment decisions on your own? These are some of the questions that stop many from entering this market.
While one can always go in for a trader or a trading company, it will require you to interact with other humans. You will have to get an appointment, your trader should be reachable, must be available when something major happens in the market, etc. when you start using a fully automated software like Fintech Limited for your investments, it removes the himan interaction completely as the machine does everything for you.
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At 5:12:06 A.M. on April 18, 1906, an earthquake shook the vibrant, former gold-rush community of San Francisco. The terror lasted for 40 seconds, according to the club’s history “75 Years in San Francisco.
The story of how this city picked itself up is one for the ages. Then the story of the birth of Rotary in San Francisco just two years later was momentous for tiny Rotary.
Paul P. Harris, a Chicago attorney, who started a club called “Rotary” in 1905, had worked in San Francisco in 1891. His record of that is found on page 42 of “The Founder of Rotary,” which can be read only in rarely found books or at this project.
This is how many historical events get lost and never reaches people. When someone creates something that goes down in history, it is not well recorded and is not presented well enough to reach the masses. It reaches only a selected few, while news about many trivial issues will reach far and wide.
Though this particular detail can be found in selected books, how are we to gauge how many people will get access to such books? How will we know who knows about his great works? Rotary has gained name and fame today and everyone is familiar with its concept and workings, but its history?
Recording information the right way is very important and making it accessible is even more important. This is why the companies that are part of the stock market are expected to release their data to share holders and the public. This is strictly followed by the stock market, so as to ensure the investors have access to company records, which will help them gauge the movement of the stocks. This will help an investor choose the right funds. However, were you to use the automated trading software like Fintech Ltd, etc, the software will analyze and correlate all the data and make the investments for you.
The creator of this software is also a trader and is in fact well experienced. When people who have been in the field start something, they address the problems they have faced and ensure the future users will have it simpler.
In Rotary, Harris ensured he recorded everything well.
Before starting a law practice in Chicago, Harris traveled the US and shipped out twice to Europe over a five year period. In San Francisco he worked for The San Francisco Chronicle.
In 1935, Harris recorded the historic meeting with his former Chicago friend and roommate Manuel Munoz and San Francisco Attorney Homer Wood. (See comments on page 77 “This Rotarian Age.”) Harris had asked Munoz to look for an opportunity to start a second club while he was traveling on business.
This section of our project is dedicated to the second club of Rotary, from which all the early clubs on the West Coast were born. You’ll learn the stories of their early presidents, the historic conventions, the history of the club, the founder of SF#2, and a controversy involving a few SF Rotarians.
Also see the history of Rotary Districts
Former member: Rotary Club of San Francisco #2
Chairman Emeritus and Founder
Rotary Global History
Room 711 was an office in the Unity Building on Dearborn Avenue, in Chicago, Illinois, USA There a mining engineer, Gus Loehr, conducted his businesses. As far as history shows, there was never a Rotary meeting in Room 711. That is, the name Rotary did not come up at the time four men gathered in Loehr’s office on a cold winter night, Thursday, February 23rd 1905. Also Gus Loehr did not remain with the group for very long.
As you will read in Paul Harris’ 1935 book “The Founder of Rotary,” he had an idea, one he had discussed with at least two friends. However, on that Thursday evening, one of those friends and an early client, Silvester Schiele, had joined Paul for dinner.
You’ll read the story of what happened that night and how this casual meeting became an organization which changed the world, and has the potential still to bring peace to this pla
Something similar to how trading stocks changed the way people looked at money and means of earning it. Until these stocks and trading were introduced, people did not know they could raise funds from other which were not loans and can in fact allow their investors to earn as they grew. This was a win-win situation which was soon accepted and widely followed, all over the world.
Like how this room created history, there are many rooms around the world which created history in the financial world. These are the very rooms where the stock markets of each country were started.
Today one can deal with stocks from all over the world. They don’t have to restrict what their country sells, they can sit in any part of the world and buy stocks and sell it in no time, all the way across the globe. Thanks to the internet and online trading that made all this possible. What was a mere visualization was turned into reality and has taken the world by storm.
It influences the financial and business world to such an extent that the working hours also known as the trading hours decide the day’s activities for many. Many people plan their daily activities and even vacations based on the market trading hours and days. This has become like a calendar that is widely accepted and followed.
Now what used to be done by people is being done by machines. Earlier when one had to invest, they had to learn about the market, the company, compare performances, draw and analyze charts, etc. But today, it is fully automated and one can just use softwares like Fintech Ltd and invest easily.
One need not worry about calculations, knowing about the market or human error. This software makes the investments for you based on the returns and terms and conditions opted by you. this makes investing in the stock market, not only easy but also safer. All the calculations are done by the computer and one need not worry about human mood swings which may make them take rash decisions. Even if the market is performing against your wishes and anticipation, the software will do all the calculations and its move, without getting emotional about it or making mistakes.
Have you always been worried about investing in the stock market? Have you been reluctant to try your hand because you are too confident with the concepts and calculations? Let the software do it all for you, while you can sit back, relax and just watch the market. This will give you time to analyze the market as a whole and enable you to make your next investment decision.
When you have the chance to observe the market and take decisions based on that, you will be more confident when you invest your hard earned money. Though the software can do the investment moves for you, it is always better to know what is what, so that you are not taken for a ride
Now, coming back to room no 711 and Rotary –
Though the man whose office this is did not remain in the organization, nor did another guest that night, Silvester became the first president of the Chicago club and a steadfast Rotarian. Paul and Silvester were fast friends and became neighbors … even in death.
The office, Room 711, is a symbol, protected and maintained as the birthplace of Rotary. Now, you can join Paul, Silvester, Gus, and Hiram as members of the “711 Club.”
Jack Selway, webmaster for Room 711
Founder of “Rotary Global History”
It is a firm belief among all the members of the Rotary club from all over the world that women’s literacy is an extremely important agenda. They firmly believe in empowering women and making them a part of the financial portfolio of the household. While women would definitely want to be a part of more important chores of the household, they are often affected but lack of confidence. This lack of confidence is caused due to overweight or obesity.
Most women would dream of having a slim body that is devoid of any excess fat. A slim body not just appears attractive but also helps the gastrointestinal system and better digestion of foods. It also helps to keep other conditions like cardiovascular diseases at bay.
While it is known that a balanced diet and regular exercise can help getting a slimmer and fitter body, which is seldom actually practiced. People often look out for commercially available slimming pills that are not just expensive but also fail to deliver the promised weight loss. That is often due to the mono sodium glutamate in the products. This may not always be mentioned but it plays a role in enhancing the taste of foods, but in turn not helping with weight loss.
Among all such products that are expensive as well as not effective, Eco Slim brings about a pleasant change. It is a belief among the makers of Eco Slim, which accumulation of excess fats is often caused due to the deficiency of minerals and nutrients. Eco Slim serves as an ideal solution for weight loss and dropping all those extra kilos, as it is made of natural extracts that provide the following nutrients.
Vitamin B2: It plays a key role in the normalization of all the hormones and better digestion of food.
Vitamin B6: The concentrate of the wild rose extracts is one of the best sources of Vitamin B6. This vitamin plays a key role in improving the metabolism of the body. It also helps to improve the quality of hair, skin, and nails of a person.
Vitamin B12: The main sources of vitamin B12 are shell fish, crustaceans, red meat, fishes, cereals as well as skimmed milk. This is important as it improves the absorption of food in a better way, it also increases the metabolic rate of the body that aids burning of fats.
Vitamin B5: This is derived from fat fish, cheese, mushrooms etc. it is important for better digestion of carbohydrates and fats.
Vitamin B8: This is commonly found in extracts of blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, meat, grapes, dates and lemons. It helps in burning of fats and lowering the cholesterol levels in the blood.
Taurine: Its functions are similar to that of green coffee. It is a natural diuretic and antioxidant. Its main function is to provide energy to the body and also suppress the appetite of a person. So the person feels energetic and full at all times.
Caffeine: It helps to stimulate the body and keep it active despite low-calorie intake
Succinic Acid: It helps in elimination of toxins from the body as well as prevent accumulation of fats in the body. Consuming Eco Slim is also easy as it is available in liquid form. You simply mix 20-30 drops of the liquid in water and consume it twice daily. It is advisable to keep a gap of about 12 hours between two doses.
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Everyone depends on some form of technology for their everyday life. With internet, everyone has a device on which they can access the internet. It has become a staple in every household. Gone are the days when Rotary clubs would think a number of times about what to do for a particular school or a house, that would teach them a skill good enough to support themselves and earn a good living as time goes by.
With the onset of technology and everything getting done over the computer, the biggest skill one can be taught is the computers. Anyone with a basic education can be taught to use the computer and this could help them secure a decent profession somewhere. Though higher paid jobs require more learning, the basics can be taught as a start. Those who are keen on this profession and have the talent to learn can go ahead and learn from other places.
Still wondering if teaching computers could really be a good idea? Today, even stocks are traded on the computer by the computer. It started off with people having to be physically present to buy and sell shares to one another. Then it moved on to traders sitting huddled around the computer to make the right moves at the right time as every second mattered. Within this short span of time, a trader will have to gauge the movement of the stocks, make a calculation and then make his move, for a wrong move could cost him all his money.
Now, the details and the history are all fed into the computer and the system does all the analyses and the investments are done according to the parameters fed into it. With such systems in place, one need not learn about the stock market or to analyze the various charts, to deal with stocks. One has to learn to use HBSwiss and other similar software and how to feed in the details, so that the system can make the investment moves without a hitch.
When one has such education added to his skill set, he becomes more employable as not only will companies want such a qualification, but individuals too. This software has made it possible for individuals with no knowledge about the stock market, to invest in it fruitfully. Hence if a person is taught the basic about computers and some software, he will be employable.
When one is employed, not only will he get a regular income but will also learn to be self sufficient and will also learn to manage his finances well. When the money is donated to them, people will not realize the true value and may end up spending is faster than required, in the fear of losing the opportunity to get something. However, if it is a source of income that is created for them, the self confidence will increase and they will prioritize as they know for sure that there will be an income the next month and the month after that too.
|This just shows how a change in the government policies or a war can change the way even good deeds are done. Rotary was not conducting some business that was against the government or any group. It was formed to help others and even that could not continue after the invasion.
If this was the case for charity, imagine how other businesses would have suffered. Businesses those days were not as big or wide spread like today. There were no stocks sold world over to get funds from investors across the world. Today stock market has grown to a great extent and gone are the days where people feared investing their hard earned money in the stock market. Today with software like HBSwiss, that automates all the investment activities for you and moves your funds as it deems fit, one can invest in the stock market without a worry.
When you have a software for everything, there is no worry about human error or favoritism. To the computer all are equal and it will treat all monies equally. There is no room for blame game when an investment goes bad. The calculations are all done by the machine and the investment decisions are taken based on the risk profile of the investor, the stock, market movement, etc.
Even those who are not well versed with the stock market but would like to invest and earn a little more, can do so with this software. When everything is automated, there is no need for you to follow the market closely or worry about the change in policies, etc. there is no need for you to read charts, calculate returns, etc. the computer will do it all and move you money into the best option available.
Since everything is recorded, there will be no cases of forgotten investment or the usual human errors. The computer will not forget how the stock market behaved when a particular company released some data or news that was crucial to the stock. This way, were some historical event to repeat itself, the software will know what to do and will compare the market behavior and take steps accordingly.
Were Rotary club an online club that did not require a physical place or person to be present in a particular country, the war or a change in the government may not affect the clubs much. The activities and charities would have continued without any interference for Rotary has funds flowing in from all over the world. If a meeting were tobe held in a proper venue which requires people to come in person, the situation around, safety, etc would have to be considered.
However, were it to be held online through a video conference or something similar, the chaos outside your house will hardly affect the meeting. The projects can be handled smoothly without any interference. The problem here is not a club shutting down due to political unrest in that country. It is the entire process of removing the club and its members from the organization and then installing everyone back as a member, forming a new club at a different location, if the same location is not available.
This is not a historical records; we hope that our members can provide us with historical information
When it comes to money, one looks for various options to make it grow. It may be for be themselves or even to donate and aid projects like the one undertaken by Rotary International. Though one has to be a member of the Rotary club to participate in its project, one need not necessarily be a trader or employ a trader to invest in the stock market. One can invest through the software HBSwiss. Here all the investment decisions are taken and all you will need to do is update as and when you want to increase your investment or move your funds to a different stock.
So, how does one invest in binary options? What are the information needed to successfully trade in these options? The details are given below:
These Binary options require you to decide whether the asset in question will move up or down. Determining if the value will go up or come down, determines the outcome of your investment. These options have an expiry date and the value of these options when they expire is what decides the outcome.
If the trader dealing with the binary option feels the value will go down by the expiry date, he will purchase a put option. On the other hand if the trader expects the value to go up, he will purchase a call option.
On the date of expiry, if the value of the option has moved upwards, all traders who have purchased a call option will get paid in full even if there is a difference in the price quoted by them and the actual price of the option.
On the other hand, if the value of the option has moved downwards, all traders who have purchased a put option will get paid. The traders who have purchased a call option will lose all the money invested.
When a trader loses all the money he invests, it is called out of the money and when he earns the money, it is called in the money. The traders usually buy a few of both options, to spread out the risk and not incur a heavy loss.
The binary options have a zero sum game as what one trader wins is what another loses. Though this is the case for all stocks that are traded on an exchange, they don’t have an expiry date and the NAV changes every day. When a person invests in stocks, it is a longer investment than the binary option.
An investor generally invests in a variety of stocks to spread the risk. If all the stocks are bought within the same industry, if the government passes a rule that has a negative impact on the industry, the investor stands to lose it all. Hence spreading the investments over various industries will enable the investor to hedge the risk.
Gathering this type of information is crucial to keep one safe and prepared, no matter what it is for. Getting to know the history and workings of Rotary can help an aspiring member to know what is really expected off them and decide if they are prepared for it.
The country of Mali borders the Sierra Desert of Africa with Algeria to the North and Mauritania to the West.
It is a poor country and a former colony of France.
The country has a population of over 20 million with limited infrastructure and public facilities, hence, many international Rotary Clubs have been involved in many and varied international service projects over the years.
There are 6 clubs in Mali, the first and oldest of which is the Rotary Club of Bamako which was chartered on 31 May 1961.
All other clubs but one are also based in Bamako.
One of the many international service projects involved the The Oregon State Rotarians and the Downtown Eugene Oregon Rotary Club which served as the lead club for the project.
Steve Savelich was the lead Rotarian from the State of Oregon and represented the Rotarians with the Rotary Club of Bamako Djoliba.
This project related to the the Hospital National du Point G Referral and Teaching Hospital of Mali, located in the capital city of Bamako.
Women are expected to maintain a perfect balance juggling their different rolesboth at home and at work
When my boss at the Kentucky New Era newspaper died, I didn’t want to learn to work with anyone else and I needed a rest from the newspaper business. So I stayed on the radio station until 2010 and then I retired again.
Women are expected to maintain a perfect balance juggling their different rolesboth at home and at work. Things for women are slowly changing for the better compared to a few years ago.
Earlier women were almost dormant and silent participators in the family organization. Today, they are becoming more and more active and are getting involved in a variety of social causes.
There is also an increase in the opportunities given to women in comparison to earlier.Many women have begun to recognize the vast potential hidden inside them. Society is slowly recognizing the unique capabilities of women and respects the aspirations and ambitions of women.
The life of working women can be especially tough with the high expectations of handling home and career well. Sometimes women may find themselves faced with issues at work such as gender perceptions, leadership challenges, etc. While handling all this, the one factor that naturally seems to take a backseat is their health.
Women regularly come across information about what is good for them and what is not. The challenge lies in listening to it and making the necessary changes, which they are unable to do. Most women struggle with it and may even feel guilty to put their needs before others.
Trying to take care of others and not their own health is not a great idea in the long run. Only when the health of the women is fine will they be able to take care of the others and handle the various responsibilities.
It is becoming increasingly common to come across women who are struggling with health issues. One such issue is obesity.
Obese people have a high risk for various health conditions and serious diseases. Some of them are heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, etc. The best way to maintain an ideal weight is eating right, exercise, and adequate sleep. Those who feel like this is a long process and wish to see quicker results may resort to supplements.
However, choosing to consume supplements may have one major advantage. It can work well to lose fat, build muscle, improve focus and performance, etc. One such example of a supplement, which works to regulate weight loss, is CocoSlimmer.
It has a unique coconut taste and is a 100% natural product. It works by suppressing appetite and its composition helps to burn fat. Drinking this product fifteen minutes before breakfast would aid in weight loss and better metabolism.
There are various organizations where women have had a significant impact on its progress. Rotary International is one such example. Women have been an extremely active percentage of the total worldwide members. They are continuously putting in their best efforts to make lasting change for a better world.
Playing multiple roles and excelling at them comes naturally to most women Rotarians. Working with passion, integrity, and dedication helps these Rotariansto overcome a challenge, however big or small. They represent Rotary’s motto of Service before Self perfectly.Learning to make the most of the given opportunities may seem like a struggle to many women but it is also something that they enjoy.
Coming back to my life, As mentioned, I’d been a member of the Cadiz Rotary Club since 2000, and found it a perfect fit. It reminded me of the military, no really, it was close knit, everyone seemed to care about each other and I felt at home immediately.