Today marks an important date for Rotary, as we celebrate the 110th anniversary of Rotary International. February 23, 1905, Rotary founder Paul Harris formed one of the world’s first service organizations, the Rotary Club of Chicago, as a place where professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships. Since then, Rotary has continued its commitment to service by providing clean water, improving maternal health, awarding scholarships, fighting diseases, and improving lives around the world.
Rotary Club of Hamilton was formed in 1913, downtown Hamilton and continues to be the largest club in the area that supports our local charities and gives to our neighbourhood in support of literacy throughout Hamilton and the area.
This year, also marks the 30th anniversary of the PolioPlus program. Since the fight to end polio began, 2 billion children have been immunized, 10 million children have been saved from lifelong paralysis and 125 countries have been declared polio-free.
Happy Birthday Rotary! Here is to another 110 years of helping and sharing in fellowship!