Historia Rotary

Onthe23rdofFebruary,1905,PaulP.Harrisandthree friendscametogetherinaChicagoofficeandRotary fellowshipwasborn.Littledidtheyknowonthat historicnightthatRotarywouldgrowtoanassociation ofnearly30,000clubsin163countries,orthattoday, Rotarywouldbeaglobalforceforgoodbringinghope forabrighterfuturetomillionsofpeoplearound theworld. Rotary’scommitmenttoservicebeganin1907with theconstructionofChicago’sfirstpubliclavatory. WiththisinauguralRotaryproject,theRotaryClub ofChicagobecametheworld’sfirstservice-club organization. ThankstothevisionoffounderPaulHarris,theRotary idealofservicesoonswepttheworld.By1921,Rotary clubshadbeenformedoneverycontinent,withthe numberreaching1,000byyear’send. AsRotarygrew,italsoexpandeditsmission.The associationexpresseditsfirstcommitmenttohigh ethicalstandardsin1915byadoptingaCodeofEthics thatwasapreludetoThe4-WayTest. Andanendowmentfund”fordoinggoodintheworld” wascreatedin1917.Thisfundwastheforerunner ofTheRotaryFoundation,whichtodayisoneofthe world’slargestcharitablefoundations....