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The History of Rotary International and District 3450

 We have collected here articles relating to the history of Rotary International and District 3450.

The History of District 3450
By Past District Governor Peter K. P. Hall
From a lonely man’s hunger for friendship, Rotary has become the most influential international service organization today.  For one club with only four members 103 years ago, Rotary today has more than 32,000 clubs with an estimated 1,200,000 Rotarians in 200 countries and regions.

國際扶輪第3450地區簡史 (The History of District 3450 in Chinese)
By Past District Governor Peter K. P. Hall

The Past District Governors of District 3450 – Hong Kong, Macau and Mongolia
We attempt to maintain all the websites of the Past District Governors for historical records. Here you will find links to those sites.

Rotary International District 3450 The Evolution of The Geographical Limit
District 3450 did not always include the territory it does now. Follow the timeline showing the evolution of District 3450’s geographical limit.

The History of the Rotary Club of Peking
By Hermann G. Heid
I am grateful to all of you affording me this opportunity to discuss a topic which has fascinated me for some 3 years now: the history of the RC Peking. The old Shanghai and Peking Rotary Clubs were closely intertwined; as a matter of fact all Chinese Clubs were closely knitted together.

The Recovery of the “Peking Bell”
By Rotarian Jim Pringle
Rtn Bob Wilson, of RC Hong Kong South, could hardly believe his eyes. He had been visiting a home on Hong Kong’s posh Peak to look at furniture and artifacts that were on sale, and had not found anything of interest. Then, on his way out, he glanced at a brass bell that was being used as a doorstop. There was a familiar emblem on top.

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