World Peace & Understanding Day: Paul Harris and Rotary International

Saturday, February 23

2:00 P.M.

rotary logoOn February 23, 1905, four men met in a downtown office building in Chicago, Illinois. The meeting was organized because attorney Paul Harris wanted to create a professional group representing the friendly smiles and small town values he had known in his youth. Harris, Gustavus Loehr, Silvestor Schiele, and Hiram Shorey decided to call their club Rotary, because their meeting locations would “rotate.” More than a century later, World Peace and Understanding Day marks the founding of one of the largest philanthropic organizations in the world.

 Join Eric Chapman and Jenn Habecker from Pal-Mac Rotary to find out who Paul Harris was and why Rotary exists today— and what Pal-Mac Rotary does both locally and globally.  This program is perfect for anyone who has ever wondered why there is a Rotary Club in communities across the U.S. and the world.  Participants can enjoy a piece of cake to celebrate 114 years of Rotary, too!  

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