Doll Lovers Fellowship

Rotary Doll Lovers Fellowship - BRINGING WORLD CLOSER

Doll Lovers Fellowship
The Group was chartered on 24th August 2004.
While most Rotary Fellowships are based on niche groups which share a common hobby, we made “doll” an image to share culture, traditions & ethnicity across borders of the world.

It is a proven fact that adult and children both love dolls and toys. While dolls & toys are partners in growth for children they remain a popular item of nostalgia for adults to take a trip down a memory lane of their own childhood days. The most favorite collectible still remains dolls after stamps and coins.

Doll – a wonderful medium, attracts both children and adults equally, but also can be an effective tool for education.

Doll – an amazing little “human” replica, which brings in values of tolerance, acceptance, innocence, love and care.

Doll – a “silent” messenger speaking the language of its origin, culture, traditions all draped in this toy which we, human beings may not be so explicit in projecting the same.

Doll – a “god-like” simple idol of sheer Love, Care & Concern.
Let’s spread Love, Care & Concern !
Objectives of DLF

Vision of DLF
The vision of DLF is to create a forum of cultural & traditional exchange amongst the Rotarians, beyond boundaries of politics, religion & ethnicity.

Mission of DLF
The mission of the Doll Lovers Fellowship is to bring the world closer through out the Rotary World by sharing traditions, culture, history & life-styles.

Our Belief
Individually we are great, together we can be magnificent.
Objectives of DLF
� To create a platform for cross cultural sharing with a sense of respect & tolerance for all religions, traditions and cultures.
� To create an environment for Love, Care & Concern for brethren of this Universe.
� To gift the childhood memorabilia of love and innocence to our friends across nations.
� To create a Universal message of World Peace through the most wonderful medium of dolls.
� To give a worldwide momentum to our “Bring a Smile” movement for the less privileged children.

Everyone has a passion. Some of these are their love for certain things that stemmed in their childhood. They carry the love and let it grow despite them growing up into adults. Many grow up loving cars and bikes. What used to be fun time toys will become proud possessions when they earn and buy the life size version of their favorite miniatures as a kid.

While childhood fancy for cars and bikes have been accepted by the world, there is another section of people who love doll houses. No, it is not just the 8 year old girls having their pretend tea parties for their dolls, these are adults who have an eye for beautiful doll houses. Some of these houses are as tall as a full grown adult and have intricate details that can even stump a professional architect.

This love for doll houses is not as well known or well received like the love for cars, bikes or other knick knacks. Hence people are not aware of other people who share this love. This is why Rotary has a special fellowship dedicated specifically to doll house owners and lovers.

These owners need not have a pretend tea party, they can sit around sipping on their Eco Slim and discuss the various details of doll houses, where to find the parts, how to improvise, etc. This gives this special group a change to mingle, bond and eventually work together for various projects by Rotary. When people with similar interests come together, the results are impressive.

Deepak Agrawal
Doll Lovers Fellowship


4- Manhar Plot
Rajkot 360002
Phone: 91-9825480678
Fax: 91-281-2476487

International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians

International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians
IYFR/RotaryMarinersHistory of The
International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians 

The International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians, formed in 1947 in Great Britain, is recognized as the oldest of the Rotary Fellowships. It was to become the first of many recreational fellowships formed with the World Fellowship Activities of Rotary International.In 1947, Rotarian John G. Barrett of the Brixton Rotary Club of London, England, conceived the idea of flying a burgee bearing the Rotary emblem on the masthead of his vessel. He enlisted the help of fellow Rotarians from his own and neighboring clubs and proposed a new yachting association of Rotarians. Rotary International approved this new Rotary recreational fellowship under the name “The Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians.”This fellowship quickly spread all over Great Britain and then throughout the world.

In 1956 at the Rotary International Convention, the first International Commodore from outside Great Britain was elected. Bob Stuart of Chicago, Illinois, USA, took over the helm. It was also about this time that the fellowship name was changed to “The International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians.

The first international rendezvous of IYFR was held in 1964 in conjunction with the Rotary International Convention of Toronto, Canada. Since that time, the fellowship has expanded greatly with new fleets being added under the enthusiastic leadership of the many Past International Commodores who have been elected from a diversity of countries within the world of Rotary.

The Golden Anniversary of lYFR was celebrated in 1997 at the RI Convention in Glasgow, Scotland. Past International Commodore Andrew Mitchell authored, produced and distributed copies of the ‘Golden Jubilee 1947-1997’, a book commemorating the fifty years of IYFR history.

An IYFR trophy which is presented to each incoming International Commodore, “The John Barrett Bell” was made by one of the founding fellowship members, Denis Dalby, and presented to the fellowship in honor of our Founder, Commodore John G. Barrett.

Today, we are not only the oldest but probably the largest of the Rotary fellowships, according to Rotary International. Over time, we have lost some of our earlier established local Rotary yachting fleets, however we constantly continue to charter new ones.

There are about 100 active Rotary yachting fleets in 19 countries throughout the world: Australia, Belgium, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, and the USA.

We have a world wide membership of nearly 3000 members. Although this includes about 250 ‘members at large’ who are not affiliated with any of the fleets we encourage members to join through the closest available fleet.

Yachting is a fun activity that is done only by a few. The biggest reason for many not yachting is the expense involved. Though one may love to go on a yacht regularly, it is not very affordable. This fellowship brings together those who love to go yachting and also own one.

When you are out on the sea, in your yacht, sipping on your drink, you are so relaxed, you tend to forget the various issues you face on a day to day life. Be it a good weather or a bad weather, one who loves the sea will enjoy going on a yacht, no matter what.

This fellowship gives all the yacht lovers a chance to meet each other and mingle. They get to talk about that one thing that has brought them together in the first place – Yachts and boats. This kind of a fellowship gives the much needed chance to meet up and talk about a number of things.

Being a Rotary fellowship, the focus is all on the current or future projects one can handle or plans to handle to make them world a better place to live in. When you are relaxed and are doing something you love, your brain is relaxed a as a result grasps more and understands more. One can sit and discus about Krasota Zdrave, when they are enjoying a day out at sea. Another alternate is to get to know each other well, and form relationships that can last.



The Fellowship was started when it was still at the stage of a pilot project as IVCG (International Vocational Contact Group). It was the year 1993. Only years later, when the IVCG pilot projects became regular on the basis of a review by the RI Board, it was renamed RRVF (Rotary Recreational and Vocational Fellowship). The name was recently changed again into Vocational and Recreational Voluntary Fellowship.

When the number of projects and fellowships are on the rise, it becomes important to ensure the quality is not compromised for the want of quantity. It is like how a real coffee lover will not compromise on his cup of coffee for the want of reducing weight. He will opt for Eco Slim instead and enjoy both a great coffee and a remedy to reduce weight.
When it started, the rules were much less rigid. It needed only about seven members from different Rotary Clubs and at least three countries represented, with the approval from just one DG and registration from RI.

No constitution, bylaws etc were specified. So the fellowship started with just about 7 members, with the representation of India, the Netherlands and Belgium.

The last was the result of the notice during the EFQM annual convention in 1991 (?) held at Brussels.

The membership kept increasing, especially after RI started advertising the RRVF activities through The Rotarian magazine as well as regional magazines started keeping a page for the application to RRVFs.

The Chairman published quarterly newsletters called TQM RRVF. Membership went up to around 200 plus and from more than about 20 countries, but there was no feedback from members. There was no membership fee.

In order to enable greater fellowship among members, it was published a questionnaire in one of the newsletters which members could fill up and return. Less than 10 members responded. Similarly, there was no reaction when nominations were invited for the position of chairman of the fellowship.

In order to see whether the large number of members can be limited to only the serious ones, nominal membership fee was proposed. It was made in three slabs: $ 10 per annum for Australia, North America and Europe; Indian Rupees 100 for India; $ 5 for all other areas.
Member Representatives were authorised, one for Europe and one for the US, to collect the subscription as well as to distribute copies of the Newsletter.

Less than 20 members subscribed.

The silver lining in the cloud was the very successful formation of the Italian Chapter and its activities.
Meanwhile, the Chairman Rot. Ram Ramamurthry retired from his regular employment and relocated.
Many changes were brought about by RI in the rules for RRVF – like requirement of constitution, by-laws for Fellowships.
RI now requires many reports.

The RI secretariat personnel looking after Fellowships is changed and more active. RI committee require to report the fellowship activities and send copies of the newsletters. According to this new approach the Chairman Ramamurthry decided to give up his position and asked the Italian section Coordinator Rtn. Pietro Freschi to take him over.

The new Chairman found the Fellowship as a convoy with two velocity:
– the international section completely inactive in spite of the effort spent in trying to develop some activity
– the Italian section with its 34 members full of enthusiasm and producing papers of various titles to introduce Quality to Rotarians.

After having published the �quality in the Club, for a Rotary of quality� and distributed hundreds of copies, the 35 Italian members (two more in the 2002) have approached the theme of quality in the schools.
The guide aims to give the basic knowledge to the Rotarians who want to approach any local Authority related with any type of instruction: how to improve the level of the standards, to meet the clients (students, parents, teachers) expectatives, to measure the expected levels.

All the Italian Rotary Clubs, have had the opportunity to challenge for �the best quality Club� having followed the basic rules included in the Rotary Procedure Manual and checked through the parameters listed in the publication mentioned above.
The award was given officially in June 2002 during the D 2040 Convention and similarly in the following editions.
Now the seven edition is in progress.

The members have also defined the �quality in the health system� and the new approach is to consider and take care of ill people considering their point of view.

The pamphlet will be lunched during a particular convention with the political presence of the Regional Governor and the highest personality in the medical field.

Quality in tourism, quality in education was the next challenge.

A pamphlet regarding Privacy in respect to the Club members has also been done.

Officially several members are located in various part of the world but unfortunately no activity is registered in such Countries in spite of all the efforts of the International Bridge.

A web site has been developed and regularly updated.

Percy Hodgson was the President of Rotary International from 1949 to 1950

Percy Hodgson Bio

Percy Hodgson home page, click here

This statement speaks volumes about the kind of person Percy Hodgson was and the value he brought to the organization. He made full use of his abilities and skills in every role that he took up and excelled in them. His hard work and dedication were a source of inspiration to all those around him. This is one of the reasons why even so many years after his death his legacy remains.


Percy Hodgson was the President of Rotary International from 1949 to 1950. He believed that mere words would never be enough to spread Rotary’s message of lasting change in the world.


Rotary was in his heart and he expected the same level of commitment from fellow Rotarians. He knew that nothing could match up to solid action and he always encouraged everyone to work towards fulfilling the goals of Rotary.


It is these qualities of leaders like Hodgson and other Presidents that Rotary has been able to make great progress towards the mission of a better world. Due to its strength of more than a million members worldwide, Rotary is a perfect example of a truly international organization. As it continues supporting projects around the world, its reach only continues to spread far and wide.


Rotary has identified six main areas that need special focus in order to better the lives of people and the world we live in. One among them is the cause of fighting disease.


The field of healthcare has various sectors, which require special attention. Whether it is the eradication of polio or combating a deadly disease like AIDS, Rotary is working tirelessly to change the current scenario. They undertake projects right from the community level to around the globe. They also focus on education and the right training, which makes it possible to stop the life threatening disease from spreading.


Millions of people are struggling to get access to basic healthcare facilities and Rotary aims to change that statistic. Having an infrastructure where various agencies like governments, doctors, and patients come and work together is essential.


Health is an asset that must be taken care of and valued. Those who are fortunate to be blessed with good health must work towards maintaining it that way.


Today, it is not uncommon to find harmful organisms even in the foods we think are healthy. Apart from the food itself, it is equally important to make sure that the food is handled correctly. Improper storage and hygiene during processing can lead to the addition of harmful organisms.

A product called Detoxic has been created which can combat such organisms. It is made up of natural ingredients and produces great results in the detoxification process.


The presence of parasites in the food that we consume can affect our vital organs. Apart from signs such as fatigue, they also have an effect on the proper functioning of the organs. Hence this product is an ideal choice for consumers looking for an effective detoxification solution.


Coming back to Percy Hodgson, he was someone who was able to achieve his goals through sheer determination. His self-belief led him to great heights.

Presidents are elected each year based on their experience with Rotary


Presidents’ Home Clubs
1910 – 1925
1926 – 1940
1941 – 1954
1955 – 1968
1969 – 1982
1983 – 1996
1997 – 2010

With the assistance of Rotarian/historian Doug Rudman, John Selway and the history project created histories, biographies, memories, writings and memorials for each president of Rotary International. These presidents pages are linked to the convention for that president, the home club of the president and any other articles which are relevant.

Presidents are elected each year based on their experience with Rotary and their contributions towards various projects. Every president does something new or different during his year. Hence each project that was done one time only is represented by the president’s year it was done it. If it were an ongoing project like Pulse Polio, the president of the club during the year it was started is mentioned.

These details help people to identify projects and understand each president’s contribution towards their club and the society as a whole. The governors are elected from past presidents and these details come handy then. It is thus important to record everything and ensure the details are accessible by one and all. There is utmost transparency in Rotary because people’s money is involved and they would like to know where the money has been used.

Every project has an agenda and every year has a theme. If the theme is hunger, the projectshave to be based on handling this problem. Though FitoSpray can curb a person’s hunger, it is for those who want to reduce weight. People, who really have no food to eat, need help from those who can afford.

The president is free to select the theme for his year and once it is approved based on the list of projects he has queued; they can start collecting the necessary funds and also use excess funds that are remaining in the club’s accounts. At the end of his year, the president has to address his club members and tell them what are the projects proposed and what all were completed, to what extent. This is a track record of a president’s work and members can judge how successful his or her year has been.

Indexes to the presidents, by groups of years, are found on the left. We also have a complete page of all the themes of the presidents.

The themes, a project of Doug Rudman, are also translated into multiple languages. The themes in languages other than English do not include the graphics and load more quickly. Also, there is a list of presidents’ home clubs and all conventions of Rotary.

Much of the early design for this section was inspired by Rtn. Rachid Karoo, RC of Quatre Bornes, D9220, Mauritius

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One of the interesting bylaws of Rotary International provides that “no Rotarian shall campaign, canvass or electioneer for elective position in Rotary International.” This provision includes the office of district governor, Rotary International director, RI president and various elected committees. The Rotary policy prohibits the circulation of brochures, literature or letters by a candidate or by anyone on behalf of such a candidate.

After a Rotarian has indicated his intention to be a candidate for one of the elective Rotary offices, he must refrain from speaking engagements, appearances or publicity which could reasonably be construed as furthering his candidacy. The only information which may be sent to clubs relating to candidates for an elective position is that officially distributed by the general secretary of RI.

A Rotarian who becomes a candidate for an elective position, such as district governor or RI director, must avoid any action which would be interpreted as giving him an unfair advantage over other candidates. Failure to comply with these provisions prohibiting campaigning could result in the disqualification of the candidate.

In Rotary it is believed that a Rotarian’s record of service and qualifications for office stand on their own and do not require publicity or special promotion.

The 20th Convention – Dallas, May 27-31 with 9,508 in attendance

 I. B. Sutton, Tampico, Mexico

President’s home page

The 1929 Convention in Dallas was held between May 27th and 31st. 9,526 registered to attend representing 2,361 Clubs.

Paul Harris message took up a sporting theme -entitled – The Big Game is On. Paul asked Rotarians – What will your batting average be? And Have you learned the rules of the game?

“Rotarians are playing a game”, the President Emeritus wrote, “bigger than baseball, cricket or golf, a game that can be played until the mortal curtains fall, the game of life; it requires all our individual and collective spirit of fair play, courage and the will to win“.

Harris’ conclusion was this: – To play the game you need to know the rules and the result depends on how well you know the rules.

There was a discussion of resolution 7 “to discontinue the use of motto or slogan ‘He profits most who serves best'” as proposed by RIBI- The British had never grown fond of Sheldon’s words, fearing that the reference to ‘profit’ implied Rotarians had a motive of self-interest. The Board of Directors rejected this proposal to great applause. Much of the discussion concentrated on the translation of the phrase. It was the word ‘profit’ that was under question by the British but many foreign Club members pointed out that ‘profit’ often translated into their language as ‘benefit’. There was much ‘frank’ discussion before Rotarian Chadwick of London dared to speak in favor. Chadwick argued that as there was some confusion with the translation and definition – “Let’s kill this idea that we are making profit, that we are making anything out of what we give”. The resolution fell.

President Sutton of Tapico, Mexico took up the cause of the Foundation: “What can the Rotary Foundation do? Many men ask ‘what are we going to do with it?’ A thousand useful things, I answer, but to begin with, we might well promote this magnificent idea of understanding and friendship among the youth of every country.”

Ches Perry announced in his report that “The Rotary Foundation has been organized and is well under way”.

The trustees of the foundation led by Arch Klumph had received several cash donations from the member clubs. The new Board was appointed after the Convention though Minneapolis gave the Constitutional enactment for the Rotary Foundation.

Its first meeting was held in Chicago where Klumph told of the serious necessity for an Endowment Fund – its purposes and administration. The first task of the trustees was to begin a campaign of information and education – “a rare privilege in which every single Rotarian throughout the world would without doubt, when properly apprised of all the facts, seek the opportunity of participating”.

The trustees expected both cash and insurance policies and set a target of some $20,000.

Cal Thomson

“What can the Rotary Foundation do? Many men ask ‘what are we going to do with it?’ A thousand useful things, I answer, but to begin with, we might well promote this magnificent idea of understanding and friendship among the youth of every country.”

As we know that the Rotary Club all over the world is anything but an organization of self interest. Their main aim is to create a happy environment everywhere that they are. They aim at inculcating a feeling of understanding and friendship between people in all the countries. They wish to make people feel happy and good about themselves.

Just like how a person would feel good if they can burn all the extra fat from their body and become slim and attractive looking once again. While this is very much possible through dieting or a strenuous workout, it is hardly possible for one to do be dedicated. Also, the craving for chocolates and other temptations come in the way.

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Herbert J. Taylor*

President’s Name Herbert J. Taylor*
Presidential Year 1954-1954
Biography CLICK HERE
Theme Six Objectives
for 1954-55:
1. glean from the past and act;
2. share with others;
3. build with Rotary’s 4-Way Test;
4. serving youth;
5. international good will; 6. good Rotarians are good citizens.
Home Town (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Convention Host/

Convention History

Chicago, IL, USA
May 29-June 2 (14,312)
Other Information
  • Author of the “Four Way Test”
  • See our essay on Taylor
  • Also see Rotary’s Golden Jubilee
  • Ted Gifford remembers Taylor
  • Words without any action would never lead to success. The path to succeed and fulfill your desired objectives consists of an equal measure of thoughts and action. Only when this happens, will the change occur to make the world better.This ideology forms the basis of an organization like Rotary International.


    With a strong membership of more than 1.2million members worldwide, it could be one of the most well-known organizations in the world. All of them are working towards a common goal of unity and lasting change.


    From causes such as providing clean water, education and better health for mothers and children, Rotary has been doing some path breaking work. They also offer some great partnership opportunities for far reaching positive effects.


    The leaders of an organization help to move it in the right direction. They can be a perfect example to the members with their inspiring thoughts and actions. Rotary International is no exception. With an impressive list of Presidents that have led and continue to lead it, Rotary continues to work with dedication and commitment.


    One such name among its Presidents is that of Herbert Taylor. He served as the President from 1954 to 1955. His expertise and integrity made him stand out as an extraordinary leader.


    The reach that Rotary enjoys today is the result of the hard work of all its members, past and present under various able Presidents. They have performed various roles exceptionally with great success.


    One of the secrets behind the ability to work hard is good health. Only when your health is at its optimum level will you be able to handle the different types of physical and mental stress well.


    Maintaining good health is also about choosing the right products that can help you live a wholesome life. The process to choose such products can get confusing with the range of choices available.


    Most of the products available today are manufactured using chemicals and this can have an adverse effect on the body in the long run. Natural products do not contain any chemical ingredients. Using natural products is also beneficial to the environment, as they do not have a negative environmental impact.


    The use of natural products works well on your skin as it does not have any chemicals or artificial colors added to it. This can be especially helpful for those having sensitive skin or may be prone to allergies. In order to maintain the shelf life of chemical based products, parabens are added as a preservative. Since they are synthetic there is a possibility of side effects.

    Some people may resort to transplants or surgeries to obtain the desired cosmetic results. Instead, choosing a healthy diet and regular exercise will help you find a balance of health and beauty with long lasting results.


    Having the right information about the various products available can help in the decision-making process. A great resource is Sztuczki Zdrowia, which is a page dedicated to some of the best natural health and beauty products.


    It can help to answer some of the most common questions and concerns regarding these products. It is a great tool to achieve the goal of a healthy spirit and healthy body naturally.

Our fellowship

RGHF’s list of Missing Fellowship Histories

Environment Fellowship of Rotarians
A message from Rtn. Warren Hill, first President of the EFR

Our fellowship began in March 1989 when I noticed in Rotary literature a call for new fellowships to be formed. I used contacts gained through my profession, National Parks, and trough Rotarians I had met world-wide when serving as District Governor in 1986-87. The initial requirements were for five Rotarians in three countries. The first six “charter” Rotarians to join included Aidan Maloney of Canada, Glen Alexander, Dale Engquist, Warren Hill, and Charles Odegaard of the United States, and Maarten Mantje of the Netherlands. Within the first year we were joined by members from Bangladesh and more from the United States. From this beginning the fellowship now includes more than 120 Rotarians in 30 countries.

I first thought that the Fellowship should be entitled National Parks following my own profession. I soon found that there was a general enthusiasm for an environmental fellowship. Early on, I had thought that we should follow the Rotary guideline that members should have the “environment” as a profession. But again I was swayed by the applicants who cam from diverse professions but who shared a passion for protection of the environment, some came to us because they served their club, district or Rotary International in this work. So I thought it best to be inclusive, not exclusive and not apply any pre-tests to qualification. What you will find among the members are Rotarians who do make a difference for the environment through their profession, through Rotary projects, through other volunteer work, or through teaching others in this vital field.

I am happy to see the Rotary Vocational Fellowship Environment continue under the energetic leadership of Marco Kappenberger. He has language skills that I do not. He also has unbounded enthusiasm for doing work in this are and he is committed to carry on. He also has been a member since 1995 and a frequent correspondent during all of these years.

Good wishes to you Marco as you move forward with the Fellowship Environment!

A Rotary fellowship is where the members get together but don’t discuss any projects or issues. There are no minutes for such meetings. This is the informal gathering of the members, so as to give them a chance to get to know each other, better and more personally.

These fellowships help members find likeminded people and new friends. When you are a busy citizen, you will hardly find the time to get in touch with your inner self or your passion. In order to ensure people don’t lose it, Rotary has come up with this concept where everyone gets together informally. People come, make merry, have fun and go back with a few good and prestigious friendships.

While Rotary organizes different fellowships through the year, care is taken to ensure different groups are people are targeted, so that when these members get together, they have something in common to talk about and bond over.

One such fellowship is the environmentalists’ fellowship. Though Rotary members are well recognized in the society and make generous contributions towards the betterment of many lives, not everyone is conscious of the environment or have time to cherish it. This fellowship brings together those who care about the environment and do something about. When these people get together, there are lot of discussions about the environment, pollution, etc, and they come up with new ideas to improve the environment.

When these members meet, they discuss the various aspects of the environment, over a cup of Eco Slim. They ensure they take care of themselves too in addition to nurturing the environment.

ROOM 711 is now a Rotary SHRINE

Paul Harris 711 Club

ROOM 711 is now a Rotary SHRINE

(This page and the domain 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.

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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.

� Objectives

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.

ROTARY/One, the world’s first service club

ROTARY/One, the world’s first service club

See Rotary’s First Service Project



The Chicago Story
ROTARY/One Archives
Our “Front Door”
 Early Club History
1905 Club Roster
ROTARY/One “Homes”
Paul Harris Home
Richard Harrison ROTARY/One Historian
The Rotary Life of Ches Perry (2005)
Paul Harris Painting
District 6450
World War One
 U of Chicago Study
 Photos & Links
 “Golden Strand”
 RIP’s & Conventions
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Attention convention goers for the 2043 International Convention: a message from Founder Paul P. Harris

It’s not certain exactly when ROTARY/One began. 23 Feb 1905? Or a few weeks later when Paul Harris suggested several names, “Rotary” being one of them. There is also a notation in the proceedings of the 1910 convention, as follows: “Whereas, on February 25, 1904, there was founded Rotary Club of Chicago”  What we do know, from the writings of Paul Harris, is that he got an idea in 1900 after having dinner with a fellow Chicago attorney. We know, again from his writing, that his idea was for an organization and that he already had some friends in mind.

Though it is world famous today and many know about and are a part of the Rotary fraternity, it all started in a small room with a bunch of people with similar ideas and interests these visionaries wanted a different world and hence got down to work and founded this club that has grown many branches today.

If you are into trading, you will know how the stock trading has evolved over the years. What initially used to be a chaos is now civilized and smooth. People had to come to a place at a given time, shout and sell and buy the stocks they are interested in. today, one can invest and change the investments every second, with the tap of a button.

Many use the help of physical traders who sit at the computer, watching the numbers and the market move, and make their moves accordingly. Sometimes, despite their expertise and knowledge, it can lead to errors and even a slight delay could make you lose a lot of money. One cannot avoid such human errors.

This is why automated software like Fintech Ltd, is preferred by many. it has been created to help people invest more easily and not have to depend on a human trader every time. One need not know much about the stock market or follow the stocks very closely either. The software will do all the readings, analysis and comparisons and make the investment moves accordingly. One can sit back and relax as the computer takes care of everything.

However, it was five years before anything formal occurred! Did he discuss it with anyone. He says he talked to his good friend Silvester Schiele, who became the first president of the club and Harry Ruggles, whom you’ll meet if you spend time here. Then, he writes, in “The Founder of Rotary” on page 95, just this brief description: 

“On the night of February 23, 1905, the first meeting took place at Gus’ office in the Unity Building.


Silvester and Paul had dined together at an Italian restaurant on Chicago’s near north side. Gus, by prearrangement, had invited a personal friend, Hiram Shorey, a merchant tailor, a native of the village of Litchfield, in the State of Maine, to whom he had previously introduced Paul.


The meeting was enlivened by the relation of personal experiences, after which Paul unfolded the general purposes of his plan.


The “Rest of the Story” as Chicago’s Paul Harvey would say, “is history,” and there’s nowhere on earth to explore it like where you are right now.


     Jack M. B. Selway, Webmaster and Editor for the ROTARY/One History Section  & Rotary Global History Founder