- February 23 -

World Peace and Understanding Day

On 23 February 1905, was the very first Rotary meeting that Paul Harris, Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, and Hiram Shorey gathered at Loehr’s office in Room 711 of the Unity Building in downtown Chicago.  The anniversary is known as “World Peace and Understanding Day.”<br...

World Peace and Understanding Day

On 23 February 1905, was the very first Rotary meeting that Paul Harris, Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, and Hiram Shorey gathered at Loehr’s office in Room 711 of the Unity Building in downtown Chicago.
The anniversary is known as “World Peace and Understanding Day.”
Paul P. Harris, an attorney, wanted to create a professional group with the same friendly spirit he felt in the small towns of his youth. They decided to call the new club “Rotary” after the practice of rotating meeting locations.
The name Rotary International was adopted in 1922.

Rotary International
Rotary International is an international service organization whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. It is a secular organization open to all persons regardless of race, colour, creed, religion, gender, or political preference. There are 34,282 clubs and over 1.2 million members worldwide. The members of Rotary Clubs are known as Rotarians. Members usually meet weekly for breakfast, lunch or dinner, which is a social event as well as an opportunity to organize work on their service goals.

Source:
https://www.rotary.org/en/history-rotary-international
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotary_International

Categories:

More holidays on this day:

Play Tennis Day
International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

You may also like...

Interesting events from Special category.

Peculiar People Day

“ Peculiar People ” can be described as abnormal, odd, strange, unusual, extraordinary and different. All these characteristics of people can either be positive or negative. This day is also celebrated to look for something good in a peculiar person. This day can be...

Sibling Day

If you are not an only child, then April 10th is a special day for you! It's Sibling Day! Of course, our siblings might be celebrated in our hearts and minds every day, but how nice to have a holiday to remind us how important they are! Whether you have a love or hate relationship with your...

Eiffel Tower Opened

The Eiffel Tower (French: La Tour Eiffel ) is an iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris. It was named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. Work on the tower commenced in 1887, and the finished product was inaugurated on March 31,...

SCUD Day (Savor the Comic, Unplug the Drama)

SCUD Day, or also known as Savor the Comic, Unplug the Drama Day, is a day for you to ditch the drama in your life and instead appreciate comedic value that life's issues bring. Life is only as serious as you make it and life is too short to go around stressed and downtrodden. Today’s...

All or Nothing Day

Have you ever heard that expression, 'Today is the first day of the rest of your life?' This is the day to give something your all or don't even bother. All or Nothing Day is a time to take risks and live on the edge. People use this day to throw caution to the wind and go for it.

International Students' Day

International Students' Day is an international observance of student community, held annually on November 17. Taking the day differently than its original meaning, a number of universities mark it, sometimes on a day other than November 17, for a nonpolitical celebration of the multiculturalism of...

Download KeepIn Calendar

Enjoy the interesting stories even on your phone or tablet