The thought persisted that I was experiencing only what had happened to hundreds, perhaps thousands, of others in the great city… I was sure that there must be many other young men who had come from farms and small villages to establish themselves in Chicago…
Why not bring them together? If others were longing for fellowship as I was, something would come of it
– Paul P. Harris, My Road to Rotary
FOUNDER OF ROTARY
ROTARY is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide, who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
First formulated in 1910 and adapted through the years as Rotary’s mission expanded, the Object of Rotary provides a succinct definition of the organisation’s purpose as well as the club member’s responsibilities.