Paul Harris, an attorney, formed the world's first service club (the Rotary Club of Chicago, Illinois) in 1905 to recapture in a professional club the same friendly spirit he had felt in the small towns of his youth. The name "Rotary" derived from the early practice of rotating meetings among members' offices.
< < < < < Honoring the origin of the name "Rotary", we invite you to take a VIRTUAL TOUR of our members' offices by visiting their businesses through the links in the column to the left of this page. Enjoy!
BSWH Rotarians: Want YOUR business added? Just email a snapshot to the webmaster to be included in our virtual tour.