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THE HISTORY OF DISTRICT 4630, Brazil

A Part of Our History of Rotary in South America

Prepared by the district and not verified by Rotary Global History

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The first Rotary Club in Parana state, was RC Curitiba, headed by distinguished and respected banker Hermano Franco Machado, who was founder of the Rotary Club of Porto Alegre on 10 October 1927 and who, on 20 March 1933, brought together a group of the most prominent personalities from the city of Parana, to the Grande Hotal Moderno Johnscher Francisco, he even incorporating the board director as Director of Protocol and founded the first club in the metropolis of Araucaria.

For many years, even decades of the 60 or 70, in this hotel met, the weekly Rotary Club of Curitiba, the Curitibão as it was called then, when the club was proliferated by the districts of the capital that had expanded into the metropolitan cities.
Currently, only the capital, operate more than thirty vibrant clubs.

The Rotary Club of Curitiba was a milestone in the expansion of the organization in the southern region, as related by Alberto Pires Amarante, the only book we have with the history of those times, which Hermano Machado Franco, in his festive greetings at the meeting where the RC Curitiba received the letter of membership of Rotary International, listening to the brilliant speech of its first official president, the renowned writer Clotário Portugal, who never heard a very categorical statement of the value of the institution.

As president of the club, Clotário gave proof of his splendid interpretation of Rotary, organizing caravans to bring Rotary to the Interior.
As the Ponta Grossa and to the north of Parana, the first being founded here in Jacarezinho, the largest city of the region, the Rotary Club of Jacarezinho, therefore, is the "grandpa" of all of our clubs in this Northern State.
Meanwhile, Clotário is not confined only founding club in Parana, was also to Santa Catarina, where he founded the Rotary Club of Joinvile, the first in that state.
The only of Florianopolis was founded on March 10 of 1939.

DISTRICT 29 (2)
At the 1945 District Conference, Fontoura Junior, another major rotariano of Rio Grande do Sul, proposed and the House approved, the separation of Rio Grande do Sul of Parana and Santa Catarina, to have their own district.
The proposition was that the Rotary International Convention approved in Atlantic City in 1946.
Parana and Santa Catarina stayed with the same number of the district.
The first governor, after such separation was in 1947-48, JOÃO MORITZ EDUARDO of RC Florianopolis, engineer, on the most important commercial enterprise of the state of Santa Catarina, at the time, Karl Hoepck.

In 1948-49, was governor FRANCISCO PEREIRA DE ALMEIDA JUNIOR, who belonged to the RC of Jacarezinho, who was later transferred to the RC of Londrina.
He was one of the greatest scholars of Rotary, poet and writer.
The wistful Almeida, better known as Junior, has provided important services to Rotary, before, during and after his fruitful governorship.
In his time, Almeida Junior had already noted that unfortunately, most clubs and districts, if they neglected their files in preserving the memory and history of their feats, and how they were incorporated, would be deprived of play and posterity.
The biggest and best part of the records of this bright path, were irretrievably lost with the history of successive governors.
Unless exceptions, were scattered in places not known and unknown; their own clubs, whose office was not organized from the beginning to protect the whole of the club events and detals of members was buried in oblivion.

DISTRICT 120 (1)
At that convention of Rotary International held in 1948 in Rio de Janeiro, has approved the decision to renumber the district, to No 120, maintaining its territory understood by the two states, Parana and Santa Catarina.

From 1949-50, were the governors following:
1949/50 -Arnoldo Soares Cuneo – Florianópolis
1950/51 - Julio Pacheco Monteiro – Itajaí
1951/52 -Anísio Figueiredo - Londrina
1952/53 -Albary Guimarães – Ponta Grossa
1953/54 - Ricarte de Freitas – Curitibanos
1954/55 - Abdon Augusto de Araújo - Jacarezinho
1955/56 - Cleones Velho Carneiro Bastos – Lajes

DISTRICT 120 (2)
At the Rotary International Convention in Chicago in the year of 1955, was approved the decision to separate the state of Parana state of Santa Catarina, giving each of their respective district.
Parana remained with District 120 and Santa Catarina became District 141.
In 1956-57 was the first and only governor OLAVE ALBERTO DE CARVALHO from the Rotary Club of Ponta Grossa, one of the most beloved governors that the Parana ever had.

DISTRICT 463
The Convention of Philadelphia in 1956, Rotary International has the renumbering of districts around the world, and the district of Parana went from No 120 to No 463, which entered into force the following year, on July 1, 1957.
In Brazil we had then 10 districts, 354 clubs and 10,025 members.

At this point, the District 463 only included the following clubs:
Apucarana and Apucarana Sul
Arapongas and Arapongas Maracanã
Cornélio Procópio and Cornélio Procópio Sul
Curitiba, Curitiba-Guabirutuba, Curitiba-Leste, Curitiba-Mercês, Curitiba-Norte, Curitiba-Oeste e Curitiba-Portão
Londrina, Londrina-Nordeste, Londrina Norte e Londrina-Sudeste
Maringá and Maringá-Leste
Paranaguá and Paranaguá-Rocio
Ponta Grossa and Ponta Grossa Oeste

Governors were:
1957/58 - Newton Leopoldo da Câmara – Londrina (†)
1958/59 - Julio Estrela Moreira – Curitiba
1959/60 - Severo Rudin Canziani – Londrina (†)
1960/61 - João Hernani Bettega – São José dos Pinhais
1961/62 - Oscar Dantas – Cornélio Procópio (†)
1962/63 - Julio Domingos Marchiori – Iratí (†)
1962/64 - Orlando Carlos Juenzer – Rio Negro
1964/65 - Guido Arzua - Curitiba (†)
1965/66 -Helenton Borba Cortes - Maringá (†)
1966/67 - Milton Macedo Munhoz – Curitiba
1957/68 - Mario Augusto de Queiroz – Curitiba (†)
1968/69 - Odésio Franciscon – Londrina (†)
1969/70 - Caetano Gomes Corrêa – Paranaguá
1970/71 - Alceu Antimo Vezozzo - Londrina-Norte
1971/72 -Avaro Rocha Braga – Curitiba – Norte
1972/73 - Hilton Trevisan – Curitiba-Leste
1973/74 - Carlos Alberto Pereira de Oliveira – Curitiba (†)

Distrito 463 (2)
In 1973, the convention of Rotary International in Lousanne, Switzerland, was approved redistricting of the Rotary Clubs of Parana, dividing the state into two districts.
In the northern part remained the No 463 and the South is now No. 464. The dividing line was approximately the parallel 24.
That division went into effect on July 1, 1974.

Its governors were:
1974/75 - João Dias Ayres – Londrina
1975/76 - Ivaldo Borges Horta - Maringá (†)
1976/77 - João Batista Gatti – Cornélio Procópio
1977/78 - Ary Nogueira da Silva – Rolandia
1978/79 - Gerson Gonçalves - Londrina
1979/80 - Mario Dal Ry – Santo Antonio da Platina (†)
1980/81 - Ludovico Axel Surjus - Paranavaí
1981/82 - Emilio Germani - Maringá
1982/83 - Nelson Teixeira de Barros – Goioerê
1983/84 - João Soares Caldas – Londrina Nordeste
1984/85 - Rubens Costa Monteiro – Pararanavaí
1985/86 - Roberto de Araújo Bessa – Arapongas Maracanã (†)
1986/87 - Amaury Antonio Meller – Maringá Leste
1987/88 - Joaquim Domingos Martins - Londrina Sudeste (†)

REDISTRICTING OF NORTH PARANÁ
At the conference held in Arapongas District in 1986, has discussed the proposal to dismember the district, leaving the northeastern state of Parana, from Jandaia to Arapoti old in the north and north-western Jandaia to the river Parana, as the northern border and the Paranapanema River Piquiri the river to the south.
(Rotary International had grown to 23,095 clubs and 1,039,747 members).

The district 463 (2) then had a total of 86 clubs with 2607 members.
The division proposal, discussed and approved at that conference was like this:
When the confirmation came from Rotary International, on the redistribution, the Rotary Clubs of Londrina were not happy with the change of numbering.
They would have preferred to stay with the number 463.
Over time, we were unable to rescue the minute book of district 463, which was in Londrina, and would have been lost.
Maybe one day, we can still retrieve it!

CLUBS IN DIVISION
DISTRICT A - D4630 DISTRICT B - D4710
Clubs Order No. No. No. Members Clubs Order No. Partners
01 Alto Piquiri 20 01 Alvorada do Sul 20
02 Araruna 24 02 Andirá 37
03 Bom Sucesso 20 03 Apucarana 53
04 Campo Mourão 40 04 Apucarana-Sul 32
05 CM Gralha Azul 34 05 Arapongas 39
06 Cianorte 29 06 Arapongas-Maracanã 41
07 Cianorte F. 07 Opelousas F. de Castro 23 07 Arapoti 15
08 Colorado 35 08 Assai 35
09 Cruzeiro do Oeste 27 09 Astorga 43
10 Engenheiro Beltrão 23 10 Bandeirantes 24
11 Fenix 28 11 Bela Vista do Paraíso 20
12 Floraí 16 12 Califórnia 26
13 Goioerê 31 13 Cambará 30
14 Guarací 17 14 Cambé 28
15 Iguaraçú 42 15 Cambé-Nova Dantzig 24
16 Iretama 22 16 Carlópolis 23
17 Jandaia do Sul 22 17 Cornélio Procópio 41
18 Loanda 22 18 Cornélio Procópio-Sul 33
19 Mamborê 32 19 Faxinal 29
20 Mandaguarí 20 20 Figueira 17
21 Marialva 23 21 Ibaiti 30
22 Mariluz 13 22 Ibiporã 21
23 Maringá 64 23 Jacarezinho 33
24 Maringá-Aeroporto 49 24 Jaguapitã 21
25 Maringá-Leste 47 25 Jardim Alegre 10
26 Maringá-Norte 23 26 Jataizinho 22
27 Maringá-Velho 35 27 Londrina 60
28 Moreira Sales 26 28 Londrina-Cinquentenário 51
29 Nova Esperança 25 29 Londrina-Nordeste 51
30 Nova Londrina 15 30 Londrina-Norte 58
31 Paraíso do Norte 24 31 Londrina-Sudeste 62
32 Paranacity 24 32 Londrina-Sul 42
33 Paranavaí 45 33 Marilândia do Sul 17
34 Pvaí-Faz. Brasileira 44 34 Ortigueira 20
35 Roncador 32 35 Porecatu 19
36 Santa Fé 32 36 Primeiro de Maio 30
37 São Pedro do Ivaí 23 37 Quatigá 24
38 Sarandi 18 38 Rolândia 31
39 Umuarama 40 39 Rolândia-Caviúna 41
40 Umuarama-Catedral 31 40 Santa Mariana 30 Soma 1160
Total 1160
41 Sto Antônio da Platina 38
42 S. Jerônimo da Serra 21
43 Sertanópolis 37
44 Siqueira Campos 33
45 Tomazina 16
46 Wenceslau Bráz 19
Total 1447

District A: 40 Club - 1160 Partners
District B: 46 Club - 1447 Partners
Total (A+B): 86 Clubs - 2607 Partners

LIMITS
The limits of the new district 463 would be as follows, according to the process of redistritamento submitted to the Secretary General of Rotary International in date of August 23 1986:
To the west the Rio Parana.
Piquiri the river to the south, north to the river Paranapanema, The East with the municipalities Garden Alegre, Faxinal, Rio Well, Cambia, Ascot, Sabaudia, Astorga, Roland, Jaguapitã, Guaraci, Cafeara, Lupionópolis and Our Lady of Thanks.

DISTRITO 463 (3)
In 1987, the Convention of Munich, Germany, was approved and redistritamento described above, which went into effect from July 1, 1988.
The Northwest state of Parana, therefore, has maintained the number 463 and became the Northeast District 471.
We arrived well in the beginning of our dear autonomous district, where she began her story of emancipated district.
1988/1989 - Boulivar Penha - Brazilian Finance Paranavaí (†)
1989/1990 - Virgilino Ferreira Varela – Cianorte
1890/1991 - Luigi Mori Ubaldini – Maringá (†)

DISTRICT 4630
It was at the convention in Seoul, South Korea, 1989, it was decided that a zero was added in all the world's Rotary Clubs from July 1, 1991. So our 463 is now 4630.
We recognized this step as follows fellow governors:
1991/1992 - Ademar Batista de Melo – Campo Mourão
1992/1993 - Aodelino Petris - Nova Esperança (†)
1993/1994 - José Valdir Quinalha – Marialva
1994/1995 - Antonio Mestriner - Maringá
1995/1996 - Nery Simm – Jandaia do Sul
1996/1997 - Benivaldo Ramos Ferreira – Maringá Aeroporto
1996/1997 - Benivaldo Ferreira Ramos - Oamaru Airport
1997/1998 - Kaled Abrão Chain – Umuarama Catedral
1998/1999 - João Maria de Oliveira – São João do Ivaí
1999/2000 - Wilson de Deus Duarte – Maringá Aeroporto (†)
2000/2001 - Nelson Cazuo Shiokawa – Goioerê
2001/2002 - Rogério José Lorenzetti – Paranavaí Fazenda Brasileira.
2002/2003 - Rubens Orlandine – Maringá Norte (†)
2003/2004 - José Dantas de Souza – Unuarama
2004/2005 - João Marin Mechia – Maringá - Maringá Velho
2005/2006 - Wilson Isolani – Campo Mourão
2006/2007 - Maria da Penha Oliveira Surjus – Paranavaí Moema
2007/2008 - Amaury Cezar Cruz Couto – Maringá Norte
2008/2009 – Nivaldo Barbosa de Lima – Maringá Horto (Gov. Elect)
2009/2010 – José Claudiney Rocco – Cianorte (Gov. Indicated)
2010/2011 – José Manoel Hernandes Filho – Maringá Aeroporto (Gov. Indicated)

acknowledgements to the District Committee, Clubs, Members, Webmaster

posted by RGHF Webmaster Greg Barlow. November 2008