The world’s first service club, the Rotary Club of Chicago, was formed on February 23, 1905 by Paul Harris, an attorney who wished to capture in a professional club the same friendly spirit he had felt in the small towns of his youth. The Rotary name derived from the early practice of rotating meetings among members’ offices.
Rotary’s popularity spread, and within a decade, clubs were chartered from San Francisco to New York, by 1921 clubs had been formed on six continents, that same year the organization adopted the Rotary International name.
In March of 1924 the Mount Pleasant Rotary Club was formed and Eugene Warden was named the first president of the club. Since then the club has prided themselves on never having a member renamed as president, electing new leadership every year.
The Mount Pleasant Rotary club continues the organization’s reputation of “Service Above Self” with their continued involvement in projects in the community and their code of ethics "The Four-Way Test", Is it the TRUTH? Is it FAIR to all concerned? Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?