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Service Above Self

107 years ago day on February 23, 1905, Paul Harris, a Chicago attorney,  met with three business colleagues Gustavus Loehr, Hiram Shorey, and Silvester Schiele  to talk about their personal experiences. Harris then unfolded his general plan for the formation of a club. From that inauspicious beginning the world’s first service club, the Rotary Club of Chicago was born.  Today there are more than 1.2 million Rotarians in 34,000 clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas world-wide, who volunteer their time, share their talent and give of their treasure to serve their local community and people around the world. Continue reading

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