Rotary Club of Scottsdale celebrates founder Paul Harris

Rotary Club founders. Mr. Harris is pictured on the right. (submitted photo)

Rotary Club founders. Mr. Harris is pictured on the right. (submitted photo)

Twice a year the Rotary Club of Scottsdale holds a day honoring the Rotary International’s founders, called Paul Harris Days.

On these days the club members learn more about each other by gathering in small groups in member’s offices or other locations, just as Rotary International’s founders did a century ago.

“Rotating” between member’s offices is actually how the name Rotary was established, according to a press release.

On Feb. 23, 1905, Paul Harris and three friends gathered for what would become known as the first Rotary club meeting. Mr. Harris’ desire for camaraderie among business associates grew into an international network of 1.2 million volunteers who work to improve health, alleviate poverty and promote peace.

For more information about Rotary Club of Scottsdale’s upcoming speakers, projects, programs and meeting days visit www.scottsdalerotary.org. Vistitors to club meetings are welcome, the release stated.

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