Rotary international

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Active 1864
Active 1963
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An intertnational organization of business and professional leaders founded in Chicago in 1905 for the purpose of fostering humanitarian service, peace and goodwill. The organization has over 1 million members in 31,000 Rotary clubs located in 167 countries. Districts 5610, 5650, 5970 and 6000 include the Iowa clubs.

From the description of Rotary International records pertaining to Iowa clubs, 1923- [ongoing] (Iowa Sate Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 64578103

Men's service organization established in Chicago in 1905.

From the description of Papers, 1928-1998. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 122616762

From the guide to the Rotary International records, 1920-2012, (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University)

Rotary International is an international service organization founded in Chicago in 1905. It is composed mostly of business and professional men. The first Rotary Club in the West Texas region was Amarillo's established in 1917. In 1998 there were 53 local Rotaries in the West Texas region of District 5730. They operate within their communities in a variety of activities that provide needed services with the aim of improving the community's quality of life. J.B. Roberts was the District 5730 Governor in 1997-1998.

From the guide to the Rotary International Records, S 1433. 2., 1922-1999, (Texas Tech University, )


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