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|The Fifth Rotarian and the 1st Singer|
Look around your Rotary club and think about what Harry Ruggles started.
Being the "printer" he created the first printed emblem. Since they called themselves "Rotary," Harry used a wagon wheel with "Rotary Club" above it.
But Harry Ruggles' single great contribution had nothing to do with his trade. Here is what really happened when "Rotary started to sing!"
Then, in 2002, Doug Rudman of the Rotary Global History research team with sources including Sue Davis, granddaughter of Harry Ruggles, the diaries of PRID Joe Calder, 1928-29 (via PRIP Wilf Wilkerson), “The ABCs of Rotary,” PRIP Cliff Dochterman 1992-93 and Oren Arnold‘s “The Golden Strand,” 1966, copyright ROTARY/One, page 97, prepared the following article.
An article, published in a 1978 Rotarian Magazine and Paul Harris' own comments from his story/textbook of Rotary "This Rotarian Age" follow this article.