Rotary's First 100 Clubs - 1905-1914 Worldwide
The following are the first 100 clubs in the history of Rotary. With this bold statement comes an explanation. History has a way of sometimes being not 100% accurate and Rotary history is no different. Whether by error or whatever, you will see below some clubs were admitted in not exact date order.
The reason for the date discrepancies may never be known. No matter what the original reason, the following list is what Rotary calls the original 100 clubs in the history of Rotary. The first 16 on this list are organizational clubs. On August, 18, 1910 National Association of Rotary Clubs was formed and years to follow Rotary used the admission dates.
* Rotary Clubs numbering 98-100 are another mystery of Rotary history. It appears these three clubs were created on the same day and no one knows in what exact order. So, according to Rotary International the order is how they desired it to be recorded.