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Extract from the Rotarian 1994 The establishment of Shanghai Rotary Club and its initial service plan When Rotary was founded in Shanghai in 1919, at that time, Shanghai, the largest port in the Yangtze River Estuary in China, and it is also the countrys largest port The main window for the opening of the world. In the chaotic years after the First World War, on Hai has provided many development opportunities for new industries and businesses. China has experienced the end of the Manchu dynasty and the 1911 revolution Success, and has embarked on a bold process of reform. In Shanghai In addition to Chinese natives, there are still a large group of heroes, People from the U.S., Japan and European countries all set up in this ancient port Li business. The Rotary Club of Shanghai was destined to be in China from the beginning Rotary has played a decisive role in history. More about this source text Source text required for additional translation information Send...

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THE LAUNCH OF TWO PROVISIONAL CLUBS IN THIS ONCE ROTARY RICH NATION HERALDS A NEW ERA OF EXTENSION IN ASIA, BY WEN HUANGThis month, RI President Richard "Rick" D. King leads a delegation of Rotary leaders to China and Southeast Asia on a mission with huge implications for Rotary growth through extension. The trip, which follows the Asian Presidential Conference in Taipei (22-24 March), gives President King the opportunity to personally welcome into the Rotary family the members of the new provisional Rotary clubs of Beijing and Shanghai. The delegation will also meet with government officials to discuss policy issues relating to Rotary in China extension. Once the Chinese government finalizes policies and laws to allow international, non- were actively involved in local community governmental humanitarian groups, such as Rotary clubs, to operate freely, the provisional projects. Rotarians in clubs can be officially chartered, opening up a golden opportunity for Rotary growth in this...

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The Rotary Foundation Educational Programs Before 1970 By Herbert K. Lau () (Rotary China Historian) 1November 2016 In this Rotary Year 2016-2017, our Rotary Foundation of Rotary International turns 100. That is a century of Rotary members changing lives and improving communities all over the world. And that is definitely something worth celebrating. The Rotary Foundation is recognized as one of the most effective and well-managed charitable organizations in the world, with 12 consecutive four-star ratings from Charity Navigator and an A-plus rating from CharityWatch. The mission of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. Since it was founded 100 years ago, the Foundation has spent more than US$4 Billion on life-changing, sustainable projects. Through our Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects to provide clean water, fight disease,...

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Early History of The Rotary Foundation before 1950 By Herbert K. Lau () (Rotary China Historian) 1 November 2016 In this Rotary Year 2016-2017, our Rotary Foundation of Rotary International turns 100. That is a century of Rotary members changing lives and improving communities all over the world. And that is definitely something worth celebrating. November is Rotary Foundation Month of Rotary International. The Rotary Foundation is recognized as one of the most effective and well-managed charitable organizations in the world, with 12 consecutive four-star ratings from Charity Navigator and an A-plus rating from Charity Watch.The mission of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. Since it was founded 100 years ago, the Foundation has spent more than US$4 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects. Through our Foundation, Rotary members have...

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Stories Behind The Four-Way Test By Herbert K. Lau () (Rotary China Historian) 1January 2016 January is the Vocational Service Month of Rotary. It may be the right time for all of us to review and to observe one of the guiding principles of the Rotary Movement world-wide. These principles have been developed over the years to provide Rotarians with a strong, common purpose and direction. They serve as a foundation for our relationships with each other and the action we take in the world.The Four-Way Test () is a non-partisan and non-sectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. The Test has been translated into more than 100 languages, and Rotarians recite it at club meetings:Of the things we think, say or do 1. Is it the TRUTH? 2. Is it FAIR to all concerned? 3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? 4....

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The Washington Conference 1921-1922 The Stage of the American and Chinese Rotarian Statesmen in making Peace on Earth By Herbert K. Lau () (Rotary China Historian)23February 2017 Commencing the Year 2015-2016, Rotary International has designated February to be Peace and Conflict Prevention/ Resolution Month. Ninety-five years ago in February, this mission was practically carried out by the American and Chinese Rotarian statesmen on the stage of The Washington Conference in the winter of 1921-1922--a significant international and political disarmament conference of the early 20th Century. The Conference convener was the United States President Warren G. Harding who was a Rotarian of the Rotary Club of Washington D.C. On the other hand, there was a Shanghai Rotarian being one of the plenipotentiaries of Chinas delegation: Dr. V.K. Wellington Koo (). Due to the participation of such a remarkable political conference by Rotarians,The Rotarianmagazine invited a guest writer George W. Harris to give...

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By Will R. Manier, Jr., Nashville Rotary Club, Tennessee, U.S.A.June 1936 (Rotary International President 1936-1937) Great as was his vision and fine as has been his contributions to our Rotary movement, Paul Harris never dreamed Rotary in a single dream, but Rotary has been an evolution, a composite, of many mens thinking.Our conception of Vocational Service, like everything else in Rotary, has, too, been an evolution. Curiously enough, the earlier Rotary clubs, such as the Chicago Club and the others of the first sixteen, each had an official who was known as a statistician whose duty it was each week to compile the orders which the various members had given to and received from each other, and many of the earlier Rotary meetings were devoted to scolding the members because they didnt trade with each other. Certainly, at the earlier conventions, a very important part of those conventions was when the Rotarians...

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