The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Catherine Ellerton
Contributing Writer 

Making a difference through Rotary

 

August 23, 2017

Millie Baycroft

Rotary District Governor Joe McBride presents coins to Twin Bridges President Faye Kneeland, Whitehall President Dustin Lewis, and Dillon President Deb Hedeen.

In 1905 Paul Harris, a Chicago attorney, formed the first Rotary Club. His thought was for "professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas, form meaningful, lifelong friendships and give back to their communities." For over 110 years these directives have been met. Now composed of more than 34,000 clubs, the organization is known as Rotary International.

In 1934 the first Rotary Club in Whitehall was formed. Since that time they have been very active in providing scholarships, recycling of aluminum, hosting the International Dinner, Bicycle Safety in Schools, updating and...



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