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 3-5: Paul P. Harris, The Founder of Rotary

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Paul P. Harris

The Founder of Rotary

 

Letter of Paul P. Harris

to Joseph A. Caulder

June 22, 1945

Paul and Jean Harris'

1930 Christmas Greeting

 

[To read the inside message, clink here]

Letter of Jean Harris

to Joseph A. Caulder

dated   July 21, 1955

 

 

 


Article by Harry Ruggles

in The Rotarian

March 1952

"Paul Harris as I Knew Him"


Original Constitution and Bylaws

of the

National Association of Rotary Clubs

1910

MY MEMORIES OF

 PAUL P. HARRIS

It was my good fortune to know Paul and Jean Harris from 1921. As the years passed we met at conventions and when I happened to visit Chicago, which was often from 1921 to 1940. Paul was a very modest man and few could know him without being better men. I imagine the desire to make more money than just enough to provide reasonable comforts for himself and Jean never gave him any worry. In 1929 during my Board term I induced Paul to come to Winnipeg for their great annual Anniversary Meeting held in February each year. When it was known over the district that Paul was to visit Winnipeg, the pressure from other clubs in my old district became intense. I wrote Paul and in that loveable, generous, kindly manner of his, he agreed to visit Regina, Calgary, Edmonton and Saskatoon before the Winnipeg visit on February 23rd, which of course is the "agreed" anniversary date. Paul was not well, consequently we had him stay at our home in Regina in place of the hotel. He was with us three days and Margaret enjoyed his stay as much as I did. In order to make the trip as easy as possible for Paul, I had arranged drawing room accommodation all the way. But that did not suit Paul and he cancelled the reservations I had made and took a lower berth each night. Our district was paying the expenses (R.I. was not so flush in 1929 as now). This is a sample of Paul's way of life. In 1930 I attended the Montreal club with Paul. He was the speaker and in no uncertain terms he said, "You must not give me the credit for Rotary's growth and standing, as 90% should go to Ches. Perry". Once again the real Paul Harris. It was great to have known him.

J.A.C.

[For additional remembrances of Paul Harris, click here]

 

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