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PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS, MOST ROTARY FUNCTIONS IN DISTRICT 7305 AND LOCAL CLUBS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED AND HAVE BEEN CONDUCTED, WHEN POSSIBLE, ON-LINE. THE ROTARY CLUB OF GREENSBURG HAS BEEN HOLDING VIRTUAL SOCIAL MEETINGS BUT HOPES TO RETURN TO FACE-TO-FACE MEETINGS IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE.
The Rotary Club of Greensburg meets every Tuesday at noon at the Greensburg Country Club, 309 Pleasant Valley Road, Jeannette. If you are interested in learning more about Rotary, join us for lunch. We will pick up the tab!
A Brief History of Rotary…
On 23 February 1905, Paul P. Harris, Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, and Hiram E. Shorey gathered in Loehr’s office for what would become known as the first Rotary club meeting.
Harris’ desire for camaraderie among business associates brought together these four men and eventually led to an international organization of service and fellowship.
Locally, Frank B. Miller, an official of the Keystone Coal and Coke Company of Greensburg, on a business trip to Toledo, Ohio, was invited to attend a meeting of the Toledo Rotary Club by Frank Mulholland (RI President in 1914-1915). Frank returned to Greensburg with the idea of planting the seed of Rotary in Greensburg. Several meetings were held, and a discussion about potential members ensued, on June 30, 1916. Twenty-two interested persons attended a meeting on July 7, 1916, and plans were made for applying for a charter for the Rotary Club of Greensburg. A Constitution and By-Laws were adopted on July 11 and the following officers were elected:
President – Frank B. Miller
Vice President – Joseph Strouse
Secretary and Treasurer – B. W. Kerr
Sergeant at Arms – E. H. Bair
October 4, 1916, was a red-letter day for Rotary in Greensburg. On that date District Governor Stewart McFarland of the Third District of Rotary International presented the charter to Frank B. Miller, the Club President.
What are the benefits of Rotary?
Becoming a Rotary member connects you with a diverse group of professionals who share your drive to give back. Through regular meetings and events, you’ll:
- Discuss your community’s needs and develop creative ways to meet them
- Connect with other leaders who are changing the world
- Expand your leadership and professional skills
- Catch up with good friends and meet new ones
As a club member, you will be asked to:
- Pay club dues
- Attend meetings and events
- Use your professional skills and talents to make a difference