Calum Thomson

Calum Thomson

Senior Historian for Rotary Global History FellowshipSr. VP Features: Calum Thomson, CPF, PHF, Major Donor, Benefactor. Transport Management, RC of Longniddry & District, RI D1020 Zone 17.

District 1020 District Rotary Foundation Committee Chair 2007-10, District Grants Sub-committee Chair 2004-07, Member, RIBI Foundation Committee 2009-10, Zone 17 Co-ordinator RI Health and Hunger Resource Group 2009-10, Researcher/writer and History Fellow for Rotary Global History since the winter of 2001 Cal is also the coordinator for the conventions and convention host clubs sections. He is also contributing editor for ”Our Foundation Newsletter” and a former contributing Editor of “What Paul Harris Said” 2006-08.

He was awarded the “Ches Perry” Fellowship by the Rotary Club of Chicago.
Appointed to the board in January of 2004.
Elected to the 2004 Board and served as vice-chairman to the 2005-06 Board.
Calum served as Chairman/President of RGHF from 2006-2007.


Calum Thomson Has both LLB and MA degrees and is a member of the Institute of Transport and Logistics (MILT) – and an Associate Member of the Institute of Transport Administration (AMInstTA).

“Looking at my Pelican History of America’s index, I cannot find any references to “Rotary” or “Paul Harris”.  I do, incidentally, find the names of some eminent Rotarians such as Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D Roosevelt.

We shall have to find our own history.

Though there are records of various histories, one can refer to, sometimes we will have to create our own history. It will then be talked about or referred to by others and the generations to come. When you do something that changes the world or the way people do something, it creates history and goes down in the books as a historical event.

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Now, with the automated system, the  need for a trader is removed and the investor can invest himself, with the help of this software. The system will take care of the rest and invest in the best possible options.

Understanding the past is, obviously, important in helping to explain the present. Why, for example, did the movement expand so rapidly? The answer lies with the early pioneers who understood that the “Booster” concept of self interest was flawed and only appropriate for short-term advantage. If the movement could adapt to serve the community both at home and abroad, it would be able to attract men (and women) from every part of the globe.

Rotary has to provide  history as a resource for all of its 30,000 clubs. In the age of the world-wide web, it is so easy for one inaccuracy to spread like a common cold. The “History of Rotary” Project web site should be a repository of all definitive answers.

Rotarians, the world over, can examine the past and also read of Rotary critics such as G. B. Shaw or H. L. Mencken and realise that in reality, the sternest critics are club members themselves.

So, let us learn from the past and try to live up to those who began these Adventures in Service.”

Will it be in 2018? 2025? 2044?

Will it be in 2018? 2025? 2044?
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Certainly not If…, but When! All of Rotary is waiting to welcome you.

The members of the Rotary club from all over the world have a single goal in mind and that is to bring about happiness and joy everywhere they go. To achieve their goal, they conduct various activities and events that help to make the lives of others easier, better and filled with happiness.

Another way to feel happy and healthy is by getting back into shape. It is now an established fact that a poor lifestyle that includes almost no nutritional care, sedentary lifestyles, lack of sleep and the addition of stress has caused various health hazards to rise. One such hazard which is rising at an alarming rate is obesity.

Obesity affects not just the looks of a person but also causes their self-esteem to get hit. Apart from that, it also invites other health conditions that include cardiovascular diseases like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and other conditions like diabetes mellitus and even affects the locomotor system by causing conditions like arthritis.

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When you add the Eco Slim drops regime to whatever else you are doing to lose weight, the results are faster and better. It is made of some naturally occurring components that supply the body the much required nutrients that help cause weight loss. It is sure to cause a positive effect on the body and the results will be there for the world to see.

Eco Slim is not just highly effective but also has some pleasant taste and smell that will make consuming it a cake walk. It is made up of some naturally occurring nutrients that include Vitamin B complex that is available in natural herbal extracts. These help in improving the metabolic rate of the body and regulating it to lose weight faster.

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Brief histories of the first clubs of each geographic region


Rotary Club of Santo Domingo, the First Club of Dominican Republic

Rotary International District 4060

Part of our Rotary Global History in Central American/Caribbean Section

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It was not until Feb. 27, 1943 when Rotary settled in Santo Domingo, then Ciudad Trujillo, the first Rotary club in the Dominican Republic. It was the first new country to Rotary since 1939, that no countries were entering new areas of organization was due to the war. The present regime was not pleased with the establishment of a democratic institution, apolitical, where distinguished men of various trades or professional, without discrimination of race or religion, should be organized with the noble ideal of friendship and companionship in terms of service the community.

However, the president Trujillo, knowing that this organization exists only in countries with regimes given by the people, and certainly, to create an image abroad of its democratic government and perhaps with some other purpose, agreed, and in principle gave its support to the entrance of Rotary, tolerated as ceased to survive, but bad for his liking, other fraternal and service suffered distrust of the dictatorship that smothered its humanitarian principles and broke the rules of decency, seriousness brotherhood and coexistence that justified its raison d’etre.

Dominican Republic and Cuba are countries that by their geographical proximity and historical antecedents have always been intertwined and especially bound by an interplay of idealistic men, and in this case, it had to be a Cuban doctor who came Manuel Galigarc�a to help the Dominicans, led by Don Andres Pastoriza, to establish our first club, the Rotary Club of Ciudad Trujillo, as it was called then to the city of Santo Domingo, a cousin of America.

For Rotary, the entry of our country in the Rotary family was an extraordinary event. Although the basic principles of the organization really did not meld with the socio-political structure that then prevailed in the Dominican Republic, but it may be considered was the triumph of good and right above the injustice and despotism.

First Steps

The achievement persuasive and brave as were mainly gift Andres Pastoriza and Dr. Valverde. Galigarc�a Manuel, director of Rotary International, who skillfully fought the all-embracing desire that ruled the nation, absolutism contrary to everything that by natural law has to be exclusive right of human being. It was necessary to avoid creating any type of company that would aim to bring together men and fraternize, and less if they should belong to different levels of social life, as it is in Rotary.

And on another occasion, in a first attempt, the idea of forming a Rotary club had been rejected. In the interview held for such purposes and Don Don Andr�s Manuel with the president, Generalissimo Trujillo, to achieve the consent of the Government for the installation of Rotary in our country, earned much of the special consideration that he enjoyed in our Pastoriza social, appreciation to the President and professed the wisdom and gallant diplomacy; latter as the first personal expression of who we are highlighted as follows:

“After the President to fully explain the essential purpose and goals of Rotary, which is to cultivate friendship and companionship, both nationally and internationally and help the people in need, he responded: “The first part is very good, we need friends, but as for the second in the country to help the poor government response to this … response, Galigarc�a, knowing the power of nationalist fervor Trujillo, argued: “Chief, from the founding of the Rotary Club of Havana, in the collection of flags that decks its presidential table, there is a hole beside the Cuban flag and it is because , In the sentiments of every member of this club, this must be for siting the Dominican flag. ” And why not put? Replied the president.

Because only the flags of countries where there may appear Rotary there. To which Trujillo responded with pride: “Well that will make the Rotary Club to get the Dominican flag.” So much of the narration Pastoriza. Since that time, by the way the club was formed and for the help they provided training for their most intimate partners, it is clear that Trujillo, in principle, provided the requested sponsorship to the Rotary Club.

It is clear that when the president gave the extended audience to Galigarc�a, Pastoriza had at least a willingness to hear the reasons with regard to the proposal, but what finally did enter at the event was the love of their flag, so that it could look with all other partners on the continent and in every Rotary club in the Americas and the rest of the world.

First Preparatory Meeting

The day on February 10 1943, at 1:30 pm, when convened, it became the first preparatory session. They met in Santo Domingo Country Club, 29 of 36 guests, with the aim of forming a Rotary club. Don Andres Pastoriza explained the reason for the meeting and then submitted to Dr. Galigarc�a Manuel, director of Rotary International, who came from Cuba especially for that purpose and who rightly made an interesting presentation on the origin, aims and purposes of Rotary. Dio released details that were heard with great attention and appreciation for those present.

Julio Ortega Frier suggested to the audience that Pastoriza was appointed as president of the club in training and then, at the initiative of the President proclaimed, were appointed:.



 Vice President
 Vice President
 Treasurer  Rafael Esteva
 Sergeant of Arms
 Member Leonard H. Faber

The new club would be sponsored by the Rotary Club of Havana, Cuba Rotary District No. 25. Galigarc�a had been appointed Deputy Special club adviser for that reason.

The new club adopted the Regulations in force approved by Rotary International and a gentle companion Galigarc�a put in the hands of the President a flag of their homeland, Cuba, as a gift to the Rotary Dominicans. This fine attention was reciprocated – Dominican gifted a flag for the Havana Club.

It was decided that meetings would be held on Tuesdays at 7:30 pm, at the site of the Ateneo Dominicano and that the service would be dinner hosted by the Hollywood Cafe, to RD $ 1.00 the cover.

In this first preparatory meeting attended as a guest Mr Rodr�guez Le�n, Civil Attach� of the Legation in Cuba. There was also established that the payment would be RD $ 10.00 per member and the annual fee of RD $ 15.00.

Second Preparatory Session

The second preparatory session took effect on 16 February of the same month in the Dominican Ateneo, at 7:30 pm, because he had a special interest in letting the Rotary Club formally installed on February 27, the anniversary of national independence.

He informed the President that the previous day had returned to Havana Dr. Galigarc�a, after assisting in the preparation and release of the documentation required for the final installation of the club, and had also sent a money order for $ 100.00 U.S. dollars, as Entry fee to Rotary International in Chicago. In preparing the forms and lists of rankings of partners cooperating with enthusiasm the seminar, Lic. Troncoso Sanchez, Lic. Atila Jose Antonio Bonilla and the Civil Attach� of the Cuban Legation Mr. Rodriguez de Leon.

Lic. Bonilla Atil, Sergeant of Arms, read out the list of committees and sub-committees appointed by the President.

The Club was formed by 36 partners with their respective classifications, as follows:




1  Tissue-distribution
2 J.  Peanut oil-Distributi�n
3 General merchandise – Distribution
4 Bank Credit
5 Coffee – Distribution
6 Faber Consular Services
7 Freites Leasing Properties
8 Civil Advocacy
9 Cars – Retail sales
10 Petrol – Distribution
11 Haberdashery-Retail sales
12 Diaries – Publications
13 Diaries – Publications
14 R. Literature
15 Polanco Radiology
16 Pharmacy
17 Perdomo Tocolog�a
18 Otolaryngology
19 Commercial Banks
20 Secondary
21 Music
22 Electricity – Production
23 Sugar – Manufacture
24 Gautier Cattle – Breeding
25 Batlle Professional associations
26 University Education
27  Periodicals – Publication
28 Shipping
29 Printing
30 Advocacy General
31 .  Patent Lawyers
32  Apart from Radio – Retail sales
33 Diplomatic Service
34 Agricultural Experimental Farm
35  Journalism
36  Burlap sacks of Manufacture

Ernesto B. was summoned to the first preparatory meeting held on February 10 at 1:30 pm at the Santo Domingo Country Club and did not attend. Was disqualified in the second session of 16, also school, but attended with the classification of “Sacks Manufacture of Arpiller�a “at the inaugural session which was held on February 27 at the Ateneo Local Dominicano in the afternoon session that continued for the night at the Palace of the Administrative Council and endorsed by the President of Rotary International, Eng . Fernando Carvajal and the Director of Rotary, Dr. Galigarc�a Manuel.

We make this clarification because it has been said that the founders were 35 because Ernesto B. was not present at the preparatory meetings. However, he attended the opening session and for a time maintained his activity in the Club.

Ideas were exchanged on the occasion of the events to be held for the surrender of the charter and the honorable visit of the President of Rotary International, Ing. accompanied by his distinguished wife, who would honor the deal rotate Dominican personally Carvajal of all matters relating to the inauguration of the Club, to move solely for that purpose from his residence in Lima, Peru.

It was agreed to offer after the surrender of the charter that enshrined the new Club and within the same opening session, a beautiful reception to the Lord President of the Republic and his wife.

A commission was appointed to prepare the agenda for the acts be held for that purpose, which should be adjusted to the celebrations to officially take place on the occasion of the festivities, which was comprised of R. John R.

The President stated that he would convene a timely manner the Board to complete the final preparations, the meeting for Tuesday was canceled and 23 that the main events of the inauguration of the Rotary Club would be held at the Jaragua Hotel. It was also agreed that each those present left a tip of RD $ 0.10 for the service.

This session was honored with the presence of Dr. Charg� d’affaires of Colombia and Honorary member of the Rotary Club of San Jose, Costa Rica.

Official recognition and delivery for Charter

The Rotary Club of Santo Domingo was officially recognized by Rotary International on February 17, 1943, and indeed the February 27, the date of special significance to the Dominican people at afternoon, in solemn acts headed by Chairman of Rotary International, Ing. Fernando Carvajal and the Director of Rotary, Dr. Galigarc�a Manuel, was officially opened the work with full tuition for the delivery of the Charter authorizing the new Rotary Club. After the President explain why The meeting was the presentation of the President of Rotary International and the Director, the latter already known by most of the competition, yielding the floor to President Carvajal, who with eloquent concepts inspired by the Rotary philosophy, delivered to the President of a new Club bell to open and close the meetings. The thought address by the President of Rotary International ended with these beautiful words: “That is Santo Domingo, the torch of American culture.”

The Director of Rotary International and Special Delegate of the Rotary Club of Havana for the formation of the new club, Dr. Galigarc�a, was pleased by the recognition that had made her work and said to feel immense joy for the crystallization of the idea of Rotary to install in Santo Domingo. He delivered on behalf of the Rotary Club of Havana Rotary Banner, gifts in his name in addition to the new club with a Mallet made with precious woods, which serve to guide the work.

Sergeant of Arms, to reciprocate the attentions of President Carvajal, offered to send a fact Mallet with mahogany centennial of the historic ruins of St. Nicholas’ monument that was the first hospital in Santo Domingo and American, which added the President Rotary International, and indeed, Lic. Bonilla Attila personally handed the Mallet referred to Ing. Fernando Carbajal at the Rotary Convention in Saint Louis, Missouri, held from 18 to May 20, 1943.

The Rotary Jose Sanchez Arcilla, Charg� d’affaires of Cuba, took the floor to express that the creation of the Rotary Club was made possible through the strong support of President Trujillo and the valuable contribution given to this beautiful companion piece by R.

It was declared a recess to continue the meeting at the former palace of City Hall, then Administrative Council, facing the Parque Colon, with the assistance of the President of the Republic, the President of Rotary International, the Director of RI, of the total enrollment, Heads of diplomatic missions accredited in the country and people representing various activities in this capital, all accompanied by their wives. He spoke the President of the Club for dedicating the act. The President delivered a speech revealing beautiful as an expert on the essential principles of the nascent institution, pledging its support for the new organization, which implicitly warned to be part of the registration as we entered several characters who played important official positions of government.

Fernando Carvajal, who eloquently spoke extensively about the rationale of Rotary, the companionship of their programs and inspiring the sensitive and humanitarian mission of the organization especially in those times of war (it was 1943) and on so many edifying concepts to illustrate Rotarians Dominicans.

Address by PRI Ing. Fernando Carvajal in delivering the charter to the Rotary club Ciudad Trujillo (now Santo Domingo)

 [The PRI Ing. Carvajal] Gift to the head of state with two flags, one of Peru, his homeland, and another of Rotary.

It was a beautiful reception where they showed how they started strongly, as hard and with visible demonstrations, the lofty ideal of the cog in this land of simple people and excellent Christian virtues, where the law is nobleness and hospitality .

Rotary was formally installed in the Dominican Republic and started well in uninterrupted work with fervor, earnestness and enthusiasm.

Work after the establishment of the club

At the meeting on March 11 next, held at the Ateneo Dominicano, be it resolved that the official name of the Club would be Rotary Club of Ciudad Trujillo, but in matters of disclosure could be used for the Rotary Club of Ciudad Trujillo. It was understood that in accordance with the regulations of Rotary could be admitted every month during the first year of its founding, three new partners.

The Club was alternately sitting on the premises of the Ateneo Dominicano, in the Youth Club and a few meetings were made in the Jaragua Hotel. Despite the resolution that took the club to hold its inaugural sitting in that hotel, this very important meeting, as we reported in previous paragraphs, took effect in the Dominican Ateneo.

 Club grew, as it had been given effect to the resolution of carrying three partners each month during the first year and also the growing costs and needs. The Secretariat was underneath the Club Antilles in the room to graciously offered the distinguished fellow Rotary Ing. Chairman of that community center. To solve the increasingly growing obligations resolved in the meeting on October 5 of 1943, increasing the annual quota of 15 to 24 pesos and the entry fee of 10 to 25 pesos .

The Rotary Club of Santo Domingo obtained legal status, on Sept. 21, 1943.

It is fair to appropriate the important role that clubs for Dominicans and especially for the newly formed were visiting Dr. Galigarc�a Manuel, Dr. Lubi�n Agustin Gomez, Ernesto and Dr. Bernard Trincheri. Echemend�a Jose, during the years 1943, 1944 and 1945los last three, not the district governors. Cuba 25. To all of them, but especially for Galigarc�a, eminent doctor, who also took advantage of his visits to the country to enact a series of medical lectures at the University of Santo Domingo, Dominican must rotate the grata remembrance and appreciation.

The seed had been launched in Rotary fruitful path. The Dominican is given to the spirit of service and friendship. Remedied easily be understood that the common needs if use is made of the help and cooperation of all. One man given to social life and in a spirit of service can always do something useful, but when I met many men with such virtues, the joint effort, organized and well managed, can solve many problems big or small, but all benefits to the community.

Our country, on the occasion of the installation of Rotary was mentioned in many organs of the advertising world. The Convention St. Louis, Missouri. U.S., we have alluded to the May 20, 1943, adopted a resolution recommending to all Rotary clubs in the world devote its last meeting in February 1944 to commemorate the centenary of our independence, beautiful gesture of international solidarity that Rotary cal� transpired and very deep in the heart of the nascent Dominican and Rotarians around the village. To match as significant deference and appreciation toward our country, was issued a series of explanatory booklets with historical, geographical, industry and trade that were sent to All Rotary clubs in the world.

During its first year the new Rotary Club, composed of men of dynamic and broad possibilities, was the scene of wonderful ideas and positive realities which offered a valuable service to the country and Rotary, in the varied aspects of its work. Many of its founders, almost everyone took Rotary seriously and enthusiastically.

 He was an inspiration to externalize and translate into action their desire to serve. Within these constructive ideas, their size and the lesson from the political point of view would offer, deserves special mention of the Student House.

acknowledgements to the members and Webmaster of the Club

posted by RGHF Webmaster Greg Barlow. December 2008

 History to be posted soon by Jos� Mar�a Fern�ndez Mesa, RC Santo Domingo Bella Vista, Distrito 4060




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Rotary Headquarters from 1910 to 1935 by Ches PerryThe 1987 Move to One Rotary Center, Evanston.

Evanston is in RI District 6440

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The history of RI buildingsalso see RGHF’s tenth anniversary tour of RI headquarters
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Building and Interior 1950  Room 711  Paul Harris’ Office
 Also, see a 1930 era tour booklet used by general secretary Ches Perry Staff in 2011

   Tours can begin any business day between 9:00 – 11:30 and 1:30 – 3:30. And our full-service cafeteria serves breakfast 7:00-9:30 and lunch from 11:30 -1:30. All visitors welcome.

“As part of an R.I. project to incorporate into a new headquarters in Evanston, Illinois, pieces of stone from every country with a Rotary Club, Port Louis RC , Mauritius, had a block of blue basalt prepared, which was shipped in August 1966. These stones were native stones from the country of origin and were to have the name of the first Rotary Club from that country and the year of its founding. The country stones apparently did exist in the Ridge Avenue building and were incorporated into a wall. They were not incorporated into the current Headquarters building when R.I. moved in the 1980s. There are two stones in the archives as examples – they are 12″ x 12” square – and one metal square that says: ‘Each of these native stones was contributed by the first Rotary Club in the country the stone represents. The plaque identifies the country, the first Rotary Club there and the year in which it was formed.’

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As the members of the Rotary Club from all over the world work hard to create a sense of happiness and friendship among people across all countries, one must work that hard on themselves as well. It has been noted that with hectic lifestyles come along poor dietary habits, lack of sleep and practically no time to look after oneself.

This gives rise to consumption of food and drinks that cause more harm than good. Foods and drinks that contain high amounts of sugar, or mono sodium glutamate, might taste well but cause the entry of toxins into the body. These toxins, in turn, affect the organs of the body that deviate from their normal functioning. This gives rise to a highly toxic body that requires detoxification.

However, for detoxification, visiting a doctor causes apprehension because not only are the procedures long and scary but are expensive as well. Instead of that, an excellent option is Detoxic.

It is a natural product that has been derived from natural herbal extracts of as many as 20 components. It is a simple way in which your body can be cleansed from within and all the toxins flushed out.

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Placing an order for Detoxic is also very easy. The product is available and can be delivered with ease when the order is placed on its official website. There are also many promotional offers that are available on the website for you to take advantage of.

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Trustees of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International

Trustees of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
Trustee Carolyn E. Jones, PDG District 5010, Alaska, USA (RGHF member)
Anchorage, Alaska, USA 1 July 2005 (Term expires 30 June 2009)
MatthewsIn May 2010, Anne Matthews, PDG District 7770, South Carolina, USA, was nominated by RIPE Ray Klinginsmith and elected by the RI Board to serve as a member of The Rotary Foundation Board of Trustees. In September 2010, Anne was elected by the Zone 33 Nominations Committee to serve as Rotary International Director for Zones 33 and 34, effective July 1, 2012.

As an organization, Rotary International has always been in the forefront when it comes to dealing with issues regarding women. There has been a special focus on providing healthcare facilities for women and children.


It was observed that millions of children die each year due to reasons that can be easily prevented. Some of the reasons are malnutrition, poor sanitation and lack of basic healthcare facilities. Rotary is working towards making healthcare accessible for women and children so that they can have a much healthier future.


Apart from initiatives like immunization drives, Rotary believes in education and information to prevent diseases. The women trustees of Rotary have been especially active in all its various projects and continue to contribute significantly. Though women were included as members only in 1987, their contribution ever since has been immense.


In this largely male dominated world women have had to face a lot of struggles to find a place of their own. Things are slowly changing and the scenario is much better today in comparison to a few years ago.Women are excelling in every single field that they have chosen. They are also influencers who are making a huge difference in changing the social scenario.


Women were considered and even called ‘the weaker sex’. They used to play a small role in the family organization. Their voices and opinions were largely unheard.


Today society recognizes the immense potential and capabilities of a woman. Equal opportunities are now being given to women in order to fulfill their aspirations and ambitions. Women are also being encouraged to take up a career as per their wishes so that this influences the future generations too.


Another field where women are showing active participation is in social organizations. Their interest is also gradually increasing in activities related to travel, leisure, culture, etc.


Women have a natural tendency to take on the role of a caretaker. When this happens, their own health is bound to suffer. Everything else becomes more important and taking care of one’sown health is always ignored. There may be enough of signs that one must consider but most women have a tendency to ignore most of them.


Many women may also feel guilty if they would put their needs over someone else’s. Women would not be assertive to voice their opinions and this may lead to stress and resentment. While ignoring signals about one’s health may seem like the easy choice, this may have far reaching consequences in the long run.


There is a range of products today, which can help women solve some of the most commonissues that they face. One such problem is obesity. It can have a huge negative impact on the body image of a person resulting in low confidence and self-esteem. It is also one of the biggest reasons for diabetes, heart disease, cardiovascular issues, etc.


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Prepared by the district and not verified by Rotary Global History

History of RI District 3400
Although the history of Rotary in Indonesia began in 1927, Rotary activities were stopped twice. The first was when the second world war began in 1942 and the second on 23rd February 1961 when Rotary was prohibited by the Indonesian government under President Soekarno. Appended below is the chronology of when Rotary started in Indonesia leading up to Rotary D3400 today.The First Rotary Period – April 1930 to 1946
The first Rotary movement in Indonesia was established with the formation of the first Rotary club in Indonesia, the Rotary Club Yogyakarta. Five other clubs were chartered before the six clubs were grouped into a provisional district and was known as District C-Rotary International in April 1930.
Six more clubs were chartered in the next four years. It was that Rotary International, headquartered in Chicago USA granted the provisional District C to the official district status by recognizing it as Rotary International District 79, Indonesia on the 1st July 1934. The growth of clubs in Indonesia had increased to eighteen, two year later before Rotary International District 79 was changed to Rotary International District 45 on the 1st July 1936. When the second world war broke out, Indonesia had twenty six clubs with 819 members but Rotary in Indonesia was inactive from 1942 till 1946.The Second Rotary Period – 1946 to 1961
After the war, some of the Rotarians from Indonesia who survived the war revived Rotary International District 45 and started Rotary again from scratch.
The first Rotary club chartered in the second period was Rotary Club Bandung in 1946 with 42 members. Rotary clubs in Indonesia grew to thirteen clubs before the district was changed to Rotary International District 389 on 1st July 1957.
Four more clubs were added before Rotary growth in Indonesia was interrupted again on 23rd February 1961 when the government under President Soekarno banned Rotary activities throughout Indonesia. Up to that time, the Rotary International District 389 had seventeen Rotary clubs with five hundred and fifty three members.

The Third Rotary Period – 1966 to 1991 until today
The birth of the new order government of President Soeharto in 1965 brought a fresh new hope and optimism for Indonesia. It was in 1996, under the positive influence of such conducive environment that a number of ex-Rotarians started together again under the flagship of Rotary and strived to have Rotary recognized and permitted under President Soeharto’s government. Their efforts paid off when the state recognized Rotary formally and legally through the article No. 45 in Tambahan Berita Negara Republik Indonesia on the 5th June 1970, the Ministerial decree from the Ministry for Justice dated 20th May 1970 No. J.A. 5/70/9 declared the legal and rightful existence of Rotary in Indonesia under the name Perkumpulan Rotary Indonesia. The first Rotary Club chartered in this period was Rotary Club Jakarta on 7th December 1970. The following years, we saw rapid growth of Rotary clubs worldwide and also in Indonesia. With fifty five Rotary clubs already chartered, District 340 was changed to Rotary International District 3400 on 1st July 1991.

Charity has come a long way. From donating unwanted things to mere pennies, today people get involved and do projects for the betterment of the needy people. People don’t just stop with collecting money for the people who lost their houses in a natural calamity; they build it for them and hand over completed houses. This is because Rotary understands that sometimes just handing over the money may not work. People may use it for other reasons or spend it foolishly, thus rendering the project useless.

If money were collected for new houses and given to a section of people, not all will use it for that purpose. Many will use it for other purposes or spend it foolishly and continue to live where they are. As a result, the lifestyle improvement does not happen as planned.

Similarly, the investment scenario has also changed. It has evolved from a mere group of investors getting together to invest their money into something and earning out of it, to a trade that is carried over, all over the world. Companies have share holders all over the world.

When investors are not too keen on going to a trader or a trading company to get some help with their investments, they can opt for trading software like HBSwiss and let the computer do everything for you. You need not worry about any calculations or analysis as they are all made by the software and money is invested accordingly.

As time and technology evolves, lifestyle and people change and adapt themselves to the changing times.




Rotary had entered Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania  from 1930 onwards and was gaining foothold when the Second World War broke out in 1939.

This World War changed the lives of just too many people and many had to start all over again. They were not only homeless but had no idea what to do with their lives. Those days, there were no stock exchanges or automated software like HBSwiss, to help one invest wisely. One only had land and houses to invest in. with the war, it was all gone.

This short article is going to try to cast some light on the faith of Rotary in Estonia and also a flick of light on Latvia and Lithuania.

In 1939 the Soviet Union wanted to secure naval garrisons in Estonia and opened talks with the Estonian Government under the leadership of President Konstantin Paets (member of the Rotary Club of Tallinn and  General John Laidoner (charter president of Rotary Club of Tallinn 1930).

The result was that Estonia was occupied in the autumn of 1939 and early 1940 and made a member of the Family of Soviet States in August 1940. ( Soviet propaganda text).

Naturally the Soviet regime was organized so that the local government was in the hands of local people but with strong ties to Moscow. President Paets was taken to Russia  never to return to his native country, but to die in a mental institution in  southern Estonia 1956.

The soviets did not look favourably at Rotary or Rotarians but they had their hands full so, that they actually did not start active persecution of Rotarians until shortly before they had to retreat in 1941 when Germany opened the Operation Barbarossa on June 22 1941 and stormed as far as the gates of Leningrad (St. Petersburg or Petrograd as it was called then) and Moscow.

The city of Peter the Great was laid under siege for 890 days and suffered terribly. It was not until January 1944 that the city was retaken by Soviet troops and the siege was lifted.

Germany occupied all the Baltic States and started a systematic campaign to remove from office any person who had been or was a member of Rotary Clubs or a Free Mason Lodge.

The operation was a result of the directive of the Ministry of the Interior (Ministerium des Inneren) of 1937 to order all Rotarians in Germany to either relinquish membership in Rotary, or their office in German state or local government or the courts..

This regulation actually resulted in the sad situation that all Rotary Clubs in Germany returned their Charters to RI on October 1937. Rotary could start again in West – Germany in 1948.

The Reichskommisar for das Ostland ( Governor of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) received a letter from the Ministry of the Interior in September 1942 with a directive to start an inquiry into how many (not German nationals or of German decent) , officials had a history of membership in Rotary or a Mason Lodge and to subsequently make sure that they left office.

Dos. II 1a 451 (439)

The follow-up was quick and is dated Oct. 5 1942.

The ministry orders the immediate departure from the clubs or lodges and also requires that no contact should be kept to former club members.

On October 29 1942 the Commander of the Security Police in Riga (Befelhaber der Sicherheitzpolizei und SD, Riga) reminds all Chiefs of the security police in Reval(Tallinn), Riga, Kauen (Kaunas), Minsk) that the matter needs immediate attention and requests a report as soon as possible.

Dos. II 1a 414 Geheim

On November 17, 1942  the Reichsicherheitshauptamt, Berlin ( Bureau for State Security)  requests that all Rotary Clubs and other organization should be allowed to terminate their activities voluntarily and that  all material such as minutes from meetings, membership rosters etc should be secured.

That letter contains a full list of Rotary Club presidents and secretaries and their addresses.



Note:  President Harald Tammer, Tallinn, was taken prisoner by the Russians and deported to Siberia (1941) Secretary Silvers in Taru, and his family was taken prisoner by the Russians and deported to Siberia

The son of Architect Vytutas Landsbergis – Zemkalnis also Vytuas Landsbergis  b. 1932 became President of Lithuania in 1990 and was in the vanguard of the Lithuanian freedom fight from the Soviet Union in the frightening period in 1990 and 1991.

Professor Puusepp was a leading specialist on brain surgery at the University of Taru (founded 1632) but had died a few months before the report was written.

Dos.IV B 3 – 500/42

On February 1 1943 the German  Security Police in Estonia   reports as follows:

Free translation: Secret

“The Rotary Club of Noemme- Tallinn was abolished by the “Bolschevists” Russians in the summer of 1940. The former club secretary Mr Johannes Toomes b. 19.08.1890 had gives the archives of the club to Notary Rudolf Tikmann b. 25.03.1890 (see above) who in turn had, for fear of the Bolscheviks, burned all the material  “.

Signed Hinze, SS-Oberstumbandfürer

A further report dated 17 February 1943, tells us that:


The Rotary Club of Tallinn, admitted to Rotary International on 2 August 1930 had some 70 members in  1941 when the Russians took the President of the club, Harald Tammer, prisoner and transported him to camps in Siberia, never to return. President Tammer was a lawyer by profession.

The report goes on to tell that the membership fee was 20 Estonian Krooni, of which half went to RI  in the US.

The Rotary Club of Tallinn had contacts with clubs in Finland, Lithuania, Latvia and Germany.

After the Soviet occupation in 1940 the club actually decided to terminate. The archives of the club where partly burned by the secretary Kristelstein and partly it was disposed of by the Restaurant Kuld Lövi (Golden Lion), Tallinn. So, nothing fell into the hands of the Soviets or the Nazis.

Dos IVB 2 ha/Ro 334/43 GEHEIM


Bergmann SS- Obersturmbannfürer


The archives of the Rotary Club of Tartu, fell into the hands of the Soviet occupants.

After 1941 the Rotary Clubs in Tallinn did, according to an interview ,  with Bruno Wingisaar, (veterinary medicine), not have any open activity but the members of the clubs in Tallinn used to take long walks together, for fear of the secret police and  Gestapo.

Rotarian Wingisaar managed to flee to Finland in 1943 and was a member of the Rotary Club of Mikkeli and Helsinki North-West for many years to come.

The reference material has been found in Riga ,Latvia in connection with research for an other history project and I take this opportunity to thank Rotarian, Past Club President of the Rotary Club of Tallinn, Andres Sauter for sharing a part of his findings to help me write this short article.


Kari Tallberg PDG D-1420


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.


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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.

Rotary International has been in existence for more than a century

Rotary International has been in existence for more than a century. Since then it has been working tirelessly to address the various challenges that the world faces today. Its reach has spread all across the globe all thanks to the vision of the man who was responsible for founding the organization.


Paul Harris formed the Rotary Club in 1905. His aim was to create a platform for professionals to exchange ideas and forge friendships irrespective of the diverse backgrounds they belong to. He also wished that this platform contributed to bringing about positive changes in the community. The success of his mission is evident in the massive reach of the Rotary International today and its causes.


After Paul Harris, his successor was Glenn Mead. Russell Greiner was the third president of Rotary International and like his predecessors contributed significantly to the movement. His dedication continues to be a source of inspiration to young Rotarians.


When the leadership of an organization has the right skills and qualities, it can shape the culture and ensure maximum productivity. A leader is required to have numerous important traits, which directly affect the organization, its work environment, and workforce.


Some of these traits include intelligence and excellent communication skills. These are necessary to express the ideas in a precise manner to achieve the desired results. A leader must also have vision and foresight. This will enable them to find appropriate solutions to the objectives one wishes to fulfill in the future.


Having confidence and responsibility is not only essential for the leader. When these qualities are visible it will automatically make the leaders seem trustworthy to the people around. In addition, it will aid in bringing out these very qualities in their individual personalities.


Care must also be taken to stay connected and having a humanist approach to solving problems. This has a positive effort on the working environment and improves efficiency.


It is not uncommon to find individuals pursue career growth with an aim to lead their organization. However, this can have a serious impact on one’s health.


Working for longer hours leads to an increase in fatigue. This adversely impacts and decreases productivity. Some common symptoms faced would be irritability, a decrease in concentration, lack of sleep, etc. One would also be at a high risk of injuries and accidents due to the increased stress levels.


Eventually, long working hours and stressful working conditions lead to making unhealthy food choices and undesirable weight gain. Consuming unhealthy and processed foods greatly increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. It also signals the onset of lifestyle disease such as diabetes.


Weight gain can also affect your confidence and self-esteem. It could lead to a situation where social life is further neglected.


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Learn more about the home and the grandparents who shaped his life in Wallingford

Learn more about the home and the grandparents who shaped his life in Wallingford. Then go for a virtual journey and read his own original diary.  How many positions in Rotary did Paul hold, what other organizations and honors did he belong to or receive? membership.  He wrote many books during his life time.

Writing is an excellent option that gives the writer a sense of satisfaction and peace. Yet another way to achieve satisfaction and peace is by getting fit and back in shape. One of the simplest ways to lose all the extra fat on your body and get back the figure you lost is Eco Slim. It is an all natural way to supplement your weight loss regime.

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He was, in fact, a gifted writer. You’ll find his entire book “The Founder of Rotary.”   Also read another out-of-print book: “This Rotarian Age,” complete online. Take a look at his office as it has been reconstructed at RI Headquarters in Evanston.  After you’ve visited Paul’s office, take a tour of the 1930 RI Headquarters.