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dc.contributor.authorGoul, Jen and Anne Adams
dc.descriptionThe first Rotary Club was created in February 1905, by Chicago lawyer Paul P. Harris. Harris envisioned a club which would bring members of the business community closer together. As his vision grew more members were acquired. In order to accommodate everyone, meetings were held at each of the member’s place of business; hence the name Rotary Club was adopted. A wagon wheel was chosen as an appropriate symbol to denote the club; which today has become the cogwheel. By the close of its first year the club had thirty members. Slowly Rotary Clubs began emerging across the country and by 1910 they had become International by moving North to Canada. By 1921 Rotary representation was present in every Continent and in 1922 the name Rotary International had been approved. The Rotary Club of St. Catharines came into existence on May 19, 1921 under the Charter President Canon Bill Broughall. The Club’s beginnings were humble with only twenty-five members; however, by their seventy-fifth anniversary the club had grown to one hundred and forty-four. The Rotary Club of St. Catharines is a non-profit charity, prescribing to the motto Service above Self. This motto is demonstrated through the Clubs numerous contributions to society both locally and internationally. The Club raises funds, supports exchange programs, and participates in community service work. Some of the organizations which have benefited from the Clubs donations; include, Easter Seals, the Niagara Peninsula Children’s Centre, and the Youth Exchange Program.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe fonds contains materials relating to The Rotary Club of St. Catharines Fonds. The materials included are correspondence, advertising, handbills and newsletters. Materials have been arranged according to their original folder titles. Folders are arranged alphabetically and then chronologically within each series. The series are arranged alphabetically.en_US
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dc.subjectRotary Club of St. Catharinesen_US
dc.subjectGossip Sheeten_US
dc.subjectClubs -- Ontario -- St. Catharinesen_US
dc.subjectClubs -- Ontario -- St. Catharinesen_US
dc.titleRotary Club of St. Catharines fonds, 1973-2005, n.d. (non-inclusive)en_US

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