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Rotary and Its Founder - The Story of a Man and a Movement

Rotary and Its Founder – The Story of a Man and a Movement

Rotary and Its Founder, The Story of a man and a movement An extract from The Rotarian June 1926 by Paul P. Harris. On the shore of Lake Michigan, the second largest of North America’s great inland seas, sixty miles north of Chicago and twenty-five miles south of Milwaukee, lies a small city called Racine. It ...

General History of Rotary International

General History of Rotary International

General History of Rotary InternationalBy Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian)1 January 2017 In its early years, Rotary clubs served as a respite for their members from the rampant corruption and fraud of the day. After a few years of conducting business with their fellow club members, Rotarians understood that one of the ...

Rotary Emblem - Turns The Wheel Has Taken

Rotary Emblem – Turns The Wheel Has Taken

February 1938..It all happened in Chicago back in 1905. The young engraver was Montague M. Bear, you can meet him any Tuesday night at the Rotary Club of Chicago. The group of young businessmen in the hotel suite was the worlds first Rotary lub in one of its earlies sessions. The lean young ...

The First Meeting of Rotary - 扶輪的第一次會議

The First Meeting of Rotary – 扶輪的第一次會議

Downloaded from the website of The Rotary Club of Ahuriri, Napier, New Zealand (RI District 9930): The First Meeting of RotaryThe 23rd February each year marks the anniversary since the Thursday of 23 February 1905 when Paul Harris, his friend and client Silvester Schiele, friend Gus Loehr and acquantance Hiram Shorey met in Gus’s office ...

The Evolution of - Object of Rotary

The Evolution of – Object of Rotary

The Evolution of Object of Rotary by Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) 1 January 2017 In some areas of the world, weekly Rotary club meetings begin with all members standing and reciting the《Object of Rotary》. This statement, which comes from the Rotary International Constitution, is frequently seen on a wall plaque in Rotarians’ offices or ...

First Men of Rotary Harry Ruggles He Taught Rotary to Sing

First Men of Rotary Harry Ruggles He Taught Rotary to Sing

Harry Ruggles: he taught Rotary to sing In early 1920, in a letter to Silvester Schiele, one of the original four members of the Rotary Club of Chicago, Rotary founder Paul Harris wrote: “As I look back over the field of early events, the work of Harry Ruggles so completely overshadows all others in connection ...

The Rotary Mottos - Created by Whom and When

The Rotary Mottos – Created by Whom and When

The Rotary Mottos Created by Whom and When By Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) 1 February, 2017 What is a motto? One dictionary definition reads: “a maxim adopted as a principle of behavior.” When Rotary was formed in 1905 on a firm principle of behavior, it had no motto. But the actions of its growing ...

From "The Rotary Code of Ethics" to "Rotarians Code of Conduct"

From “The Rotary Code of Ethics” to “Rotarians Code …

From《The Rotary Code of Ethics》 to《Rotarian Code of Conduct》 By Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) 1 January 2015 The earliest Rotarians really had no choice but to make business ethics a priority. They joined the Rotary clubs for two reasons: to make friends and to make business contacts. If their business practices left anything to ...

Rotary Club Charter Number

Rotary Club Charter Number

Rotary Club Charter Number By Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) 1 July, 2014 Several thousand Rotary clubs state that they have the Club Number on their charters, while more than twenty thousand clubs claim that there is no such number shown. Which is the TRUTH? The Charter Number Yesterday Hanging on the wall in the office of The ...

Rotary in China commenced with The Birth of the Shanghai Rotary Club in 1919

Rotary in China commenced with The Birth of the Shanghai Rotary Club i…

Rotary in China commenced withThe Birth of the Shanghai Rotary Club in 1919 By Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian)1 July2014 The Rotary Club of Shanghai (上海扶輪社) was the “father” of Rotary in China, and was the first Rotary Club formed in The Republic of China (中華民國) in 1919(as well as the second Club ...

The Original Purposes of Rotary

The Original Purposes of Rotary

The original purposes of Rotary By Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian)23 February 2014.In 1930, the Rotary Club of Chicago —The Rotary Club Number One— has a committee at work in the endeavor to prepare a history of the Club.  An examination was made of all the available literature of the early ...

Rotary International leaders from the Republic of China in the 100 Years - 中華扶輪百年的國際層領袖

Rotary International leaders from the Republic of China in the 100 Yea…

中華扶輪百年的國際層領袖劉敬恒(中華扶輪史研究員)2019年7月1日Rotary International leaders from the Republic of China in the 100 YearsBy Herbert K. Lau(Rotary China Historian)1 July 2019國際扶輪在中華始於1919年7月,當時在中華民國成立的第一家扶輪社是位於上海公共租界的上海扶輪社。到了2019年7月,扶輪運動在中華開展了100年。在這100年當中,多位中華民國的傑出國民出任了國際扶輪理事會的領導層。Rotary in China began in July of 1919 when the first Rotary Club of Shanghai was established in the Shanghai International Settlement, The Republic of China. July in 2019 marks the 100 years of Rotary movement ...

The First Council on Legislation of Rotary International in 1934

The First Council on Legislation of Rotary International in 1934

The First Council on Legislation of Rotary International in 1934 Who was the first China’s representative attended this Council? By Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) 1 September 2014 The last Council on Legislation of Rotary International (RI) was met in 2013. The next will be held in spring of 2016, and would be followed by the ...

Rotary Conference in the Pacific 1935

Rotary Conference in the Pacific 1935

Rotary Conference in the Pacific 1935 By Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian)1 February2015 Since 1926, every two years, representative Rotarians from shores washed by the Pacific Ocean gathered at a common meeting place. Here, these men of many nations and varied races and creeds discussed not only as a melting pot for ...

The World in 1945 when Rotary 40 Years Old

The World in 1945 when Rotary 40 Years Old

The World in 1945 when Rotary 40 Years Old By Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) 23 February, 2015 The year 1945 was the 40th Anniversary of Rotary since its inception in 1905. Rotary Clubs in all parts of the world enthusiastically observed the 40thbirthday of the founding of Rotary on 23rd February. ...

Why and How was The Rotary Foundation Scholarships initiated in 1947

Why and How was The Rotary Foundation Scholarships initiated in 1947

Why and How was The Rotary Foundation scholarships initiated in 1947 By Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian)1 November, 2016November 2016 is“The Rotary Foundation Month”. The year 2017 will be the 100thAnniversary of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, and will also be the 70thyear of the establishment of The Rotary Foundation scholarship ...

Golden Anniversary of Rotary International in 1955

Golden Anniversary of Rotary International in 1955

Golden Anniversary of Rotary International in 1955 By Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) 23 February 2015 Today is the 110th Anniversary of Rotary International since its inception in 1905. Certainly, 60 years ago today, there was the Golden Anniversary. Commencing the year of 1954-1955, Golden Anniversary congratulatory messages from heads of State flew ...

Many FIRSTs in District 3450 of Rotary International

Many FIRSTs in District 3450 of Rotary International

Many FIRSTs in District 3450 of Rotary International By Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian)1 February 2020 District 3450 of Rotary International was inaugurated on 1 July 1960 when the code then was 3 digits of “345” only. Commencing 1 July 1991, all Rotary districts are to be identified with a 4-digit number ...

The 30 Years of Women in Rotary

The 30 Years of Women in Rotary

The 30 Years of Women in RotaryBy Herbert K. Lau(劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian)1July 2019July 2019 marks the 100th year of Rotary in Shanghai, as well as in Greater China. In these 100 years, Md.Terri Lau (劉麗賢), a Hong Kong native Chinese, is the third woman to serve president of Shanghai Rotary Club (上海扶輪社)in 2019-2020. ...

Women Serving Rotary

Women Serving Rotary

Women Serving RotaryBy Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian)8 March, 2017 –International Women’s DaySome very significant programs of Rotary service are conducted not by Rotarians but by organizations of Rotarians’ wives and other female relatives associated with Rotary clubs around the world. Generally organized before Rotary clubs admitted women to membership since ...

End Polio Now - The First National Immunization Days in China 1993-94

End Polio Now – The First National Immunization Days in China 19…

End Polio Now–The First National Immunization Days in China 1993-94By Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian)1 October 2016 October 24 is Rotary’s World Polio Day 2016. Twenty plus years ago, there were the first National Polio Immunization Days in China, which made China reached 100 million children in historic immunization campaign. On December 5, ...

Rotary in China (2001) - 扶輪在中國 (2001

Rotary in China (2001) – 扶輪在中國 (2001

Rotary in China by Christopher Bo BramsenTuesday, 20 February 2001(Note by Editor: Christopher Bo Bramsen was a member of the Rotary Club of Copenhagen, Denmark, and is the RoyalDanish Ambassador to China, concurrently to Mongolia and North Korea. This article is the key-note speech delivered at the 70th Anniversary Meeting of The Rotary Club ...

扶輪一詞在中國並沒有特許專利

扶輪一詞在中國並沒有特許專利

`Fú lún’yī cí zài zhōngguó bìng méiyǒu tèxǔ zhuānlì zhōnghuá fú lún shǐ yánjiùyuán liújìnghéng 2013 nián 10 yuè 1 rì `fú lún yī cí zài zhōngguó bìng méiyǒu tèxǔ zhuānlì’, zhè shì zhǐ, gēnjù guójì fú lún de xìnxī, jiézhì běnwéndìnggǎo dāngrì, zài zhōnghuárénmín gònghéguójìngnèi (bù bāokuò xiānggǎng, àomén liǎng gè tèbié xíngzhèngqū) bìng ...

Flag and Banner of Rotary International

Flag and Banner of Rotary International

Flag and Banner of Rotary InternationalBy Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian)1 September2013The Old FashionAn official flag was formally adopted by Rotary International at the 1929 InternationalConvention in Dallas, Texas, United States. The Rotary flag consists of white field with the official wheel emblem emblazoned in gold in the center of the field. ...

The Rotary Call Name – First Name or Nickname

The Rotary Call Name – First Name or Nickname

The Rotary Call Name–First Name or Nickname By Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian)23 February, 2014It is very common, whenever you are going to fill in the registration form for convention or conference, you will be required to: “Enter your name as you wish it to appear on your convention badge. Please mark ...

Peace and Conflict Prevention-Resolution Month

Peace and Conflict Prevention-Resolution Month

Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month Paul P. Harris planted a Tree of Friendship in Shanghai 1935 By Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian)1 February 2018 “Imagine all the people living life in peace …” John Lennon. FEBRUARY is designated《Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month》on the Rotary calendar, since 2015, in lieu of the previous observation《World ...

Why the Rotary Year begins on the First of July - 為什麼扶輪年度從 7 月 1 日開始

Why the Rotary Year begins on the First of July – 為什麼扶輪年度從 7 月 1…

為什麼扶輪年度從7 月1 日開始Why the Rotary Year begins on the First of July By Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian)1 July 2015Rotary’s first fiscal year began the day after the first convention ended. This is the group photo of the convention of the Rotary Clubs of America held in Rotary’s birthplace, Chicago, in 1910.1910年美國全國扶輪社年會在扶輪誕生地芝加哥舉行,扶輪第一個會計年度從第一屆年會結束翌日開始。Ever wonder ...

Rotary International early policies paving Rotary’s Road back to China

Rotary International early policies paving Rotary’s Road back to Chi…

Rotary International early policies paving Rotary’s Road back to ChinaBy Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian)1 December, 2016.This article aims to give readers some historical facts on the vision of our Rotary leaders about thirty years ago, and how was their wisdom put through in contrast to the Rotary movement realized today in China ...

Rotary International Presidential Themes

Rotary International Presidential Themes

Rotary International Presidential Themes By Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) 1 July 2017 Each January, as Rotary district governors-elect convene at the International Assembly for training and fellowship, they can be certain of two things: a lot of take-home reading and the announcement of a new presidential theme. The tradition of crafting a theme is credited ...

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