Duluth in Saint Louis County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Rotary Club of Duluth 100th Anniversary
The first Rotary Club was formed in Chicago in 1905 by a young attorney named Paul Harris who desired to discuss areas of common concern with other local business executives. They quickly decided to contribute their talents and resources to serve others.
Rotary established its motto to be:
Service Above Self
The Rotary Club of Duluth was chartered in 1911 as Rotary's 25th club.
Rotary Club of Duluth hosted the National Rotary Convention in 1912. At that convention Rotary became international when members of the Winnipeg Rotary Club attended the meetings.
Rotary International initiated a program to eradicate Polio worldwide in 1985 and the project is near 99 percent complete.
Membership has grown to 1.2 million Rotarians in over 32,000 clubs located in 200 countries.
This dramatic lighting, first seen on June 3, 2011 - the 100th Anniversary of the
Rotary Club of Duluth, Club No. 25
- was made possible by a gift from its members.
The project was coordinated with the City of Duluth.
Erected by Rotary Club of Duluth and City of Duluth.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work. In addition, it is included in the Rotary International series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1817.
Location. 46° 46.574′ N, 92° 7.489′ W. Marker is in Duluth, Minnesota, in Saint Louis County. Markers are on the light poles surrounding Enger Park Tower, accessed off Hank Jensen Drive and the Skyline Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Duluth MN 55806, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rotary International's Four Way Test (a few steps from this marker); Rotary Club of Duluth Vocational Service Projects (a few steps from this marker); Rotary Club of Duluth Club Service Activities (a few steps from this marker); Rotary Club of Duluth New Generation Service (within shouting distance of this marker); Rotary Club of Duluth Community Service (within shouting distance of this marker); Rotary Club of Duluth International Service Projects (within shouting distance of this marker); Enger Observation Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); Duluth Japanese Peace Bell Garden (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Duluth.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
Also see . . . Enger Tower and Enger Park Gardens. Superior Trails entry (Submitted on November 9, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 9, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 388 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 9, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 5. submitted on August 28, 2022.