Rotary Global History Fellowship (RGHF)

RGHF Mission:

This Fellowship is an association of Rotarians and friends dedicated to accumulating and preserving the history, values and philosophy of the Rotary movement, and encouraging others to do the same by publishing these histories, values, and philosophies on the internet.

 

OUR MEMBERSHIP

Our New RGHF Home

Welcome to the website of Rotary Global History Fellowship (RGHF)!  Be sure to bookmark dev.rghf.org as the gateway to our site.

We are redesigning this new website as we move and reorganize the contents of our previous site www.rghfhome.org (please do not go to the old site).

Rotary Global History Fellowship (RGHF) has been accumulating and maintaining the global history of Rotary for more than 20 years.  RGHF is a hub of information and a reference library – almost anything you want to learn more about from a historical standpoint about Rotary can be found within our many links and pages.

Rotary history comes alive when you visit the Rotary Global History Fellowship (RGHF)!

Please visit and explore many facets & milestones of Rotary’s rich history.

If you have suggestions for how to improve this site, please contact us at rghfhistory@gmail.com

Arch Klumph Society visit PH Memorial and home

Monday, April 3, 2023
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On March 30, 56 Arch Klumpf Society (AKS) Rotarians visited the Paul Harris House and Paul Harris Memorial. With RI translators, RI Staff and 17 of my Docent and greeter group, the fully furnished house as when Paul and Jean Harris lived there, was overflowing with curious and happy Rotarians.  All enjoyed snacks and beverages served.  My assignment to have the interior look like when Paul and Jean lived there is finally finished.

AKS guests were from USA, Brazil, Taiwan, Korea, India, Japan, Canada, Denmark and Holland and more countries.
A wonderful day was spent at our two Rotary historic sites in Evanston.


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Rotary started with the vision of one man — Paul Harris. The Chicago attorney formed the Rotary Club of Chicago on 23 February 1905, so professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships.
 
Over time, Rotarys reach and vision gradually extended to humanitarian service.

Rotary started with the vision of one man — Paul Harris. The Chicago attorney formed the Rotary Club of Chicago on 23 February 1905, so professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships.

Over time, Rotary's reach and vision gradually extended to humanitarian service.
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4 months ago

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The value of Paul Harris:

Paul Harris was the founder of #Rotary International, a humanitarian organization that has arounf 1.4 million members and works to solve some of the world’s most challenging problems.
 
His vision of bringing together professionals of diverse backgrounds to exchange ideas and form meaningful friendships has inspired generations of Rotarians and friends of Rotary. His legacy continues to evoke the passion and support of people around the world who share his ideals of #service and #peace.

The value of Paul Harris:

Paul Harris was the founder of #Rotary International, a humanitarian organization that has arounf 1.4 million members and works to solve some of the world’s most challenging problems.

His vision of bringing together professionals of diverse backgrounds to exchange ideas and form meaningful friendships has inspired generations of Rotarians and friends of Rotary. His legacy continues to evoke the passion and support of people around the world who share his ideals of #service and #peace.
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Irv Kaplan will be quick to remind us that Paul's inspiration was brilliant, but he was human. We must continue the spark of genius. And visit the Paul Harris home, decorated by Irv and a few friends.

Jack Selway Fresh Comment Nov17, 2023: Recalling Oct 23, 2014. I was in Chicago as invitee Guest Speaker at RC Peoria North and RC Sunrise to speak on Polio Day about Polio Perspective in Pakistan. DG Nicki Scott (Now RI Vice- President) of RC Sunrise took me and my friend to Presidential Walkway. I visited Paul Harris Cemetry. I deposited $100 with Nicki to pass it on to PDG Irv Kaplan. He then planted Brick in the Presidential Walkway with my name, club name and my country Paksitan engraved on it.

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2 years ago

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As a past Rotarian, I would like to donate a few items to RGHF. Is there someone to contact?

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VIDEO HISTORY – The boys of 1905

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