The Joseph A. Caulder Collection
Past Rotary International Director 1928-29   -  Regina, Sask., Canada

"Eyewitness to Rotary International's First 50 Years"


JOSEPH A. CAULDER - An eyewitness to Rotary International's first 50 years.

Album 1 - Page 124, Rotary International Development of its Districts

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Development of Districts

1910-11 1911-12

(There were First and Second Vice-Presidents elected by the Convention who were not members of the Board.)

At the 1912 Convention, when the N. A. of R. C. of A. with the affiliation of the Winnipeg, Canada and London, England Clubs became the I. A, of R. C., the offices of First and Second Vice President were abolished and provision was made for the election by the Convention of several Vice-Presidents not to be members of the Board (5 from the U.S.A. and one from each other country in which there were Rotary Clubs) and in the U.S.A. 5 geographic Divisions were designated in which each Vice-President was to promote the extension and development of Rotary.



5 Divisional Vice-Presidents in the U.S.A., 1 in Canada, 1 in G. B. & I.

At the 1913 Convention provision was made for 2 Vice-Presidents and. 2 geographic Divisions in Canada.



5 Vice-Presidents and Divisions in U.S.A. and 2 in Canada.



The same situation.

At the 1915 Convention provision was made for changing the 8 geographic Divisions into 19 numbered Districts (15 in the U.S.A., 3 in Canada, 1 in G. B. & I) and renaming the officer in charge from Vice-President to District Governor to be nominated by his District and elected by the Convention.

In 1914-15 several Divisional meetings (Conferences) of Clubs were held although not provided for in the Constitution and By-Laws.


1915-16 19 Districts and Governors. 19 Districts and Governors.

19 Districts and Governors. 19 Districts and Governors.


At the 1917 Convention various provisions were adopted with reference to Districts and Governors including the setting up of District Conferences. The authority to establish Districts and. Governors was given to the Board.


1917-18 20 Districts and. Governors. 24 Districts and. Governors.
1918-19 24 Districts and. Governors. 24 Districts and. Governors.


Prepared by Chesley R. Perry,

May 1954.

Copyright Daniel W. Mooers

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