The first four Rotarians — Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, Hiram E. Shorey, Paul P. Harris.
On 23 February 1905, Paul P. Harris, Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, and Hiram E. Shorey gathered in Loehr’s office for what would become known as the first Rotary club meeting.
Harris’s desire for camaraderie among business associates brought together these four men and eventually led to an international organization of service and fellowship.
106 YEARS ON HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROTARY!
Past Chair of ROTI Rotarians On The Internet meets Paul Harris in Evanston Illinois. Paul founded Rotary 106 years ago. Paul would be amazed at what has become of his idea back in Chicago all those years ago. Rotary continues to go from strength to strength.