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Penn Quarter in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Paul Harris 1868 - 1947

The Extra Mile

 

Points of Light Volunteer Pathway

 
Paul Harris 1868 - 1947 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2015
1. Paul Harris 1868 - 1947 Marker
Inscription.  Inspired by the simple idea of combining fellowship and service, Paul Harris pioneered the service club movement with the founding of Rotary International. Rotary fulfilled his dream of a worldwide organization of business and professional people serving their communities and promoting international understanding. Rotary continues to expand global horizons through its educational programs and offers hope through its humanitarian efforts and public health campaigns.

“Service Above Self.”
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work. In addition, it is included in the D.C. - Points of Light Volunteer Pathway series list.
 
Location. 38° 53.818′ N, 77° 2.014′ W. Marker is in Penn Quarter, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on 15th Street Northwest south of F Street Northwest, on the right when traveling north. In front of the W Hotel. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 515 15th Street Northwest, Washington DC 20004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frederick Douglass 1817 - 1895 (a few steps from this
Paul Harris 1868 - 1947 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2015
2. Paul Harris 1868 - 1947 Marker
marker); Edgar Allen 1862 - 1937 (a few steps from this marker); Dr. Edgar J. Helms (a few steps from this marker); The Hotel Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); The United States Treasury (within shouting distance of this marker); The Extra Mile (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Rhodes Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Ethel Percy Andrus 1884 - 1967 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Penn Quarter.
 
Also see . . .  Paul Harris. Points of Light. (Submitted on January 3, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Paul Harris image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2015
3. Paul Harris
Rotary International Seal image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2015
4. Rotary International Seal
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 3, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 399 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 3, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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