Play Rotary Global History Fellowship’s fun history quiz Match wits with the fellowship of Rotary Historians.
Rotary Global History Fellowship has two open groups on the new Rotary International website: (First you must be registered with RI, at www.rotary.org/myrotary)
“Since the beginning, men have been struggling upwards. The world’s progress sometimes seems wondrous slow, but if slow, it is nevertheless sure. Little by little, men have prepared themselves for better conceptions of life.” Letter to the Rotarians at the Houston Convention of 1914.
The Rotary Club of Houston was founded in August of 1912 soon after newspaper executive Robert Cornell returned from an advertising convention in Dallas where he had met a member of the newly formed Minneapolis Rotary Club. The Club’s official charter was 1 November of 1912, as shown in this duplicate charter issued in August of 1931, but signed by then president Glenn C. Mead. (Houston was RGHF’s first Rotary History Day issue, in May 2009. The first 100 club tributes will continue until 2018.)
http://www.rotaryfirst100.org/clubs/cities/clubs/54siouxcity.htm In 1914, at the Rotary International convention in Houston, the Sioux City delegation proposed a code of ethics, which was adopted, and later became the basis for the famous Rotary “Four-Way Test.” At the same convention, Club 54 introduced the “Iowa Corn Song” to the world.