Rotary Global History Fellowship (RGHF)

Rotary Global History Fellowship (RGHF) A fellowship of Rotarians and others preserving the Global History of Rotary.

Fellowship of Rotarians, with members in Rotary zones and districts around the world. RGHF's Free services are found at www.rghf.org (RGHF is not part of Rotary International)

The value of Paul Harris:Paul Harris was the founder of   International, a humanitarian organization that has arounf 1.4...
09/23/2023

The value of Paul Harris:

Paul Harris was the founder of 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 and .

VIDEO HISTORY – The boys of 1905
07/21/2022

VIDEO HISTORY – The boys of 1905

06/28/2022

An Interactive Journey of Peace   “The way to war is a well-paved highway and the way to peace is still a wilderness.”Paul P. HarrisFrom a recorded interview in Tuskegee, Alabama, USA in 1945   “The Rotary way works! But Rotary has no patent on it, for it is but the Golden Rule in action. An...

Some of the ‘developers’ were given alternative titles, ‘Ambassadors’ or ‘Representatives’. Some merely received authori...
04/27/2022

Some of the ‘developers’ were given alternative titles, ‘Ambassadors’ or ‘Representatives’. Some merely received authority for the work they were asked to do. One such was past President of RI ArchKlumph.

The Developers of Rotary The early leaders of Rotary, including Rotarians highlighted in The Rotarian,in the 1970’s, in articles titled “first men of Rotary.” EXTENDING ROTARY ACROSS THE WORLD When peace was declared in November 1918 at the end of the first World War, there were Rotary Clubs o...

He Profits Most Who Serves Best was modified by the 2004 Rotary International Council on Legislation, to its current wor...
04/21/2022

He Profits Most Who Serves Best was modified by the 2004 Rotary International Council on Legislation, to its current wording, “They Profit Most Who Serve Best.”

https://rghf.org/arthur-sheldon/

Question: What was the intended meaning of “He Profits Most Who Serves Best”? * He Profits Most Who Serves Best was modified by the 2004 Rotary International Council on Legislation, to its current wording, “They Profit Most Who Serve Best.”   Would you like to earn more money? If so, study ...

He wrote eloquently about peace and the effort needed to sustain a peaceful world.
01/27/2022

He wrote eloquently about peace and the effort needed to sustain a peaceful world.

Meet Paul Harris Saturday, 24 March 2007; Pueblo, Colorado, USA Jack M. B. Selway,Founder of Rotary Global History Fellowship It’s been raining most of the day. We were able to take a forty minute walk before the chill of the March evening took us on. I grew up in Montana and was schooled in the l...

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01/20/2022

This page will get an update today... Any guesses?

Themes and logos Find Rotary themes and Logos Here you can find RI Presidents, their Themes and Logos. In the early days, it wasn't common for them to have a theme or logo.Click on the decade to see the list. 1910's 1920's 1930's 1940's 1950's 1960's 1970's 1980's 1990's 2000's 2010's 2020's YEAR PR...

Paul Harris acknowledged that although he was the” Architect,” Ches Perry “was the Builder of Rotary.”https://rghf.org/c...
01/17/2022

Paul Harris acknowledged that although he was the” Architect,” Ches Perry “was the Builder of Rotary.”
https://rghf.org/ches-perry/

Chesley R. Reynolds (Ches) Perry Chesley R. Reynolds (Ches) Perry Ches Perry was a librarian and a veteran of the Spanish-American War of 1898 in which he served as an officer in the National Guard, joined the Chicago club on 23 January 1908, and served on a number of committees. In 1910 as the chai...

The website is now getting better and better.. Join RGHF.. now!
12/28/2021

The website is now getting better and better.. Join RGHF.. now!

JOIN RGHF Membership SignUp YES! I would like to join RGHF (Information provided will be used strictly for RGHF use unless otherwise instructed) (If you are a returning member please log into your account to renew your membership.) iMembersDB Login Applicants are asked to complete the following info...

Harry Ruggles’ single great contribution had nothing to do with his trade. Here is what really happened when “Rotary sta...
12/28/2021

Harry Ruggles’ single great contribution had nothing to do with his trade. Here is what really happened when “Rotary started to sing!”

Harry Ruggles, The fifth Rotarian and the first singer Content Harry Ruggles, member #5 Harry L.Ruggles Pioneer veteran member Look around your Rotary club and think about what Harry Ruggles started. Being the “printer” he created the first printed emblem. Since they called themselves “Rotary,...

Join   for learning, networking, fellowship.
12/02/2021

Join for learning, networking, fellowship.

JOIN RGHF Membership SignUp YES! I would like to join RGHF (Information provided will be used strictly for RGHF use unless otherwise instructed) (If you are a returning member please log into your account to renew your membership.) iMembersDB Login Applicants are asked to complete the following info...

  in making..
12/02/2021

in making..

Jennifer E. Jones makes history, becomes first woman named Rotary president-nominee Jennifer E. Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, has been nominated to become Rotary International’s president for 2022-23, a groundbreaking selection that will make her the firs...

The first tree in Paul Harris’ “Friendship Garden” was in honor of the late Walter Drummond, second secretary of Melbour...
11/18/2021

The first tree in Paul Harris’ “Friendship Garden” was in honor of the late Walter Drummond, second secretary of Melbourne.

https://rghf.org/the-first-friendship-tree-2/

The First Friendship Tree Friendship trees The first Friendship tree First tree by Sidney Pascall Friendship Trees in New Zealand and Australia During their 1935 trip to Australia, Paul and Jean Harriswere on their way to visit the Koala Park, and had this experience.   The first tree in Paul Harri...

‘There is nothing new under the sun.'
11/06/2021

‘There is nothing new under the sun.'

The Philosophy of History “It will reveal to them that history is not merely a vague and distant subject that should be left to a few absentminded professors who live obscure lives in the bowels of our libraries. On the contrary, it is the most vital and necessary study to which a citizen who mean...

One who marries a Scottish lady must acquire the habit of sitting at the fireside and drinking black tea and indeed it i...
10/12/2021

One who marries a Scottish lady must acquire the habit of sitting at the fireside and drinking black tea and indeed it is a delightful break in the cares and duties of the day.

Jean Harris Jean Thomson Harris wife of Founder Paul HarrisNovember 8, 1881 – November 9, 1963   The young hiker had not noticed the underbrush’s damage to his jacket. “Oh, it’s torn!” cried somebody sympathetically. “But I could easily repair it for you. My name’s Jean Thomson.”He ...

I never knew a fellow like Paul Harris. Of all the men I ever met, I couldn’t choose one better fitted to be the Founder...
09/30/2021

I never knew a fellow like Paul Harris. Of all the men I ever met, I couldn’t choose one better fitted to be the Founder of Rotary.

https://rghf.org/paul-harris-as-i-knew-him/

Paul Harris as I knew Him I never knew a fellow like Paul Harris. Of all the men I ever met, I couldn’t choose one better fitted to be the Founder of Rotary. Why? Well, there’s no simple answer to that question because Paul had as many sides as a centipede has feet. Speakers will tell you he was...

Have you visited our new home?https://rghf.org/
09/15/2021

Have you visited our new home?

https://rghf.org/

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 philos...

It is George Lewis  PASSION in life to help the needy and Rotary is so great because it gives me and others the opportun...
09/03/2021

It is George Lewis PASSION in life to help the needy and Rotary is so great because it gives me and others the opportunity.
The work of our RGHF hero:

https://rghf.org/first100-hereos-01/

Water Team International George Lewis is the founder and president of Water Team International, which matches local Rotary clubs to provide safe and healthy drinking water to the less fortunate members of communities around the world, literally. “Just before I was to become President of my club I ...

Of Paul Harris, there is one outstanding thing to be said; he never forgot a friend, never failed to respond to a reques...
08/16/2021

Of Paul Harris, there is one outstanding thing to be said; he never forgot a friend, never failed to respond to a request for help or advice. He put himself to endless pains to help the visitor, especially if it had to do with finding opportunities for service or a house-room in Chicago.

The Romance of Rotary In London Vivian Carter was the author of, “The Romance of Rotary In London” published in 1947. He had served as secretary of Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland from 1921-1928 and then left for Chicago where he became the the second editor of The Rotarian, fo...

Want to test yourself? Some very basics of Rotary history 🙏
08/10/2021

Want to test yourself? Some very basics of Rotary history 🙏

Rotary Global History “Quiz” The Questions can all be found throughout this site. Or right at the bottom of this page. If you get all twelve correct call yourself a “Paul Harris Historian.” 8-11 and you’re still a highly knowledgeable Rotarian. 4-7 and you know a lot about Rotary and its h...

A great read.. "Service is our business"
08/07/2021

A great read.. "Service is our business"

The book, Service is our business Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12 Chapter 13 Chapter 14   This is a book about Service is our Business. You can view each chapter by click on menu to the left.

You’ll read some of Harris’ writing and read of his travels. In the story of the trees is part of the story of the great...
08/04/2021

You’ll read some of Harris’ writing and read of his travels. In the story of the trees is part of the story of the greatness of Rotary itself. Jack M. B. Selway, Founder Rotary Global History

Friendship trees The fact is that Sydney Pascall, RI president in 1931 was the first president to plant a tree during a presidential visit. An important part of Paul Harris' love of mankind is told, here,in the "The Friendship Trees of Paul Harris" inspired byJim Buffington of RC of Aberdeen, Missis...

Request all the fans of this page to share this page on their feed and invite friends to like the page.
07/30/2021

Request all the fans of this page to share this page on their feed and invite friends to like the page.

Hundreds of Crippled children owe their rehabilitation to the pioneering educational work of Silvester. Hundreds upon hu...
07/28/2021

Hundreds of Crippled children owe their rehabilitation to the pioneering educational work of Silvester. Hundreds upon hundreds of young men, sore pressed for adjustment in the depression days give thanks for the privilege of having been befriended by Silvester. there are thousands of folks in this world of challenges who are striving to emulate the sterling qualities always exhibited by Silvester.

1946 Obituary Silvester Schiele   1946 Obituary Silvester Schiele Of the First Rotary Club President Silvester Schiele by General Secretary Philip Lovejoy   With the passing of Silvester Schiele on December 17, 1945, thousands upon thousands of individuals, both Rotarians and non-Rotarians had los...

Even though most of the content on our website is free to read and share.. RGHF is a very big fellowship of members who ...
07/27/2021

Even though most of the content on our website is free to read and share.. RGHF is a very big fellowship of members who pay a nominal fee so that the Rotary history can be preserved.
There had been some website issues which have now been resolved, so renewal notices were not sent in the last two years.

Request all to join us and enjoy the fellowship on members only group and at conventions and other meetings

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JOIN RGHF YES! I would like to join the Rotary Global History Fellowship Applicants are asked to complete the following information. Starred items (*) are required. After completing this form, click ‘Submit’. A copy of this application will be emailed to you. Or you can also print this form and ...

Those thirty-nine, often lonely new comers in this big city, felt a new, small club would provide an anchor along side t...
07/27/2021

Those thirty-nine, often lonely new comers in this big city, felt a new, small club would provide an anchor along side their occupations. Since then, Rotary has expanded to over a million of not so lonely members in thousands of cities and towns. It has become renowned for achieving good in this world.

THIRTY-NINE PIONEERS THIRTY NINe PIONEERS Richard “Titch” Harrison Rotary/ One Club Historian While working on the Ches Perry, RI general secretary 1910 to 1942, story for the Rotary Centennial, I found the 1905 Roster deficient by half and the 1906 Roster completely down the drain. By 1907, “...

He pitched in as hard as before to make meetings interesting and enjoyable, to get new members, and to organize new Club...
07/24/2021

He pitched in as hard as before to make meetings interesting and enjoyable, to get new members, and to organize new Clubs. Nor did the experience dampen his love of fun with fellowship

Paul Harris as I knew Him I never knew a fellow like Paul Harris. Of all the men I ever met, I couldn’t choose one better fitted to be the Founder of Rotary. Why? Well, there’s no simple answer to that question because Paul had as many sides as a centipede has feet. Speakers will tell you he was...

Arthur Frederick Sheldon joined Rotary Club of Chicago in 1908. He became responsible for our vocational service, but is...
07/22/2021

Arthur Frederick Sheldon joined Rotary Club of Chicago in 1908. He became responsible for our vocational service, but is best known for our motto when he coined the phrase, “He profits most who serves best.”

Question: What was the intended meaning of “He Profits Most Who Serves Best”? * He Profits Most Who Serves Best was modified by the 2004 Rotary International Council on Legislation, to its current wording, “They Profit Most Who Serve Best.”   Would you like to earn more money? If so, study ...

He started "singing" in Rotary..https://rghf.org/harry-ruggles-the-fifth-rotarian/
07/21/2021

He started "singing" in Rotary..

https://rghf.org/harry-ruggles-the-fifth-rotarian/

Harry Ruggles, The fifth Rotarian and the first singer Look around your Rotary club and think about what Harry Ruggles started. Being the “printer” he created the first printed emblem. Since they called themselves “Rotary,” Harry used a wagon wheel with “Rotary Club” above it. But Harry ...

Interested to know?
07/20/2021

Interested to know?

Why the Rotary year begins 1 July Why the Rotary year begins 1 July Ever wonder why 1 July is the beginning of the Rotary year? Initially, our conventions played a key role in determining the start date of our fiscal and administrative year. Rotary’s first fiscal year began the day after the first...

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