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 147, History of the International Assembly

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This is a historical memorandum of the origin of the international assembly.

Meetings of the governors were held during the international conventions of 1916, 1917, and 1918.

On 17 and 18 March, 1919, a meeting of the governors of that year was held at the Hotel Sherman in Chicago for the purpose of conferring with the international board of director's.

Then in August, 1919, the first meeting ot what was designated as the international council was held in Chicago at the Chicago Yacht Club.

The 1920 meeting of the international council was held at the Hotel Sherman in Chicago.

The 1921 meeting was held at the Drake Hotel in Chicago.

Beginning with 1922, meetings wre held at the Sisson Hotel in Chicago until 1929 when the meeting was held in Dallas immediately after the convention.

In 1930 the meeting was held at the Edgewater Beach Hotel in Chicago the week before the convention, and since that time the assembly has been held the week before the convention, not in the convention city but in some place near to the convention city.

Beginning with 1928, these meetings were called the International Assembly.



25 September, 1937

[Click here to see a copy of Ches Perry's original memorandum]




1928 Sisson Hotel, Chicago, Illinois July 9-12
1929 Adolphus Hotel, Dallas Texas June 1-6
1930 Edgewater Beach Hotel, Chicago, Illinois June 17-20
1931 Grand Hotel Panhens, Semmering, Austria June 15-16
1932 Empress Hotel, Victoria, B.C., Canada June 14-18
1933 Poland Spring House, So. Poland, Maine June 14-18
1934 Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, Michigan June 19-23
1935 Hotel De Law Selva, Cuernavaca, Mexico June 10-14
1936 The Inn, Buck Hill Falls, Pennsylvania June 15-19
1937 Palace Hotel, Montreaux, Switzerland May 31-June 4
1938 Hotel Del Monte, Del Monte, California June 13-17
1939 The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. June 12-16
1940 Hotel Nacional de Cuba, Havana, Cuba June 3-7
1941 Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs, Colorado June 8-13
1942 Chateau Frontenac, Quebec, Quebec, Canada June 15-19
1943 Hotel Statler, St. Louis, Missouri May 14-17
1944 Edgewater Beach Hotel, Chicago, Illinois May 18-22

Edgewater Beach Hotel, Chicago, Illinois

(held in four sections, due to war)

May 28-June 21
1946 Swampscott, Massachusetts May 26-31
1947 Sun Valley, Idaho June 2-6
1948 Quebec, Canada April 24-May 2
1949 Lake Placid, Essex County, New York
1950 Chicago, Illinois June 11-17
1951 Lake Placid Club, Essex County, New York May 19-26
1952 Lake Placid Club, Essex County, New York May 14-20
1953 Lake Placid Club, Essex County, New York May 7-13
1954 Lake Placid Club, Essex County, New York May 24-June 1
1955 Lake Placid Club, Essex Co., New York
1956 Lake Placid Club, Essex Co.,  New York  
1957 Lake Placid Club, Essex Co., New York  
1958 Lake Placid Club, Essex Co., New York
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