Getting to Know Rotary in Ukraine

Rotary was born out of a desire to feel connected to people and places. Paul Harris, like many Americans before and after him, moved around seeking the kind of professional opportunities that eventually landed him in Chicago. However, he missed the sense of belonging he felt growing up in a small town and wanted to re-create that sense of camaraderie with other professionals who wanted to make a difference. On February 23, 1905 Harris and several colleagues met in downtown Chicago for what would become the first Rotary meeting (the name reflected that they rotated meeting venues every week). From that meeting, Rotary eventually spread around the United States and the world. It’s not a coinc

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