The beginnings of Rotary International
In 1896, Paul Harris went to Chicago to practice law.  One evening, in the early 1900's, Paul went with a professional friend to his suburban home.  After dinner, as they strolled through the neighbourhood, Paul's friend introduced him to tradesmen in their stores.  This reminded Paul of his grandparent's home in New England.   "Why not have a fellowship composed of businessmen from different occupations, without restrictions of politics or religion?" he thought.
This re-enactment by members of the Willoughby Theatre Company was directed by Crows Nest member, Tom Sweeney at the Rotary District 9685 Conference on 23 February 2014 - 109 years after Rotary became a reality.
Actors: Jeremy Curtain, Mike Curtain, Luke Davis, & Peter Meredity
Author: Carla Moore