Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Endicott Rotary Club

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Senate Resolution No. 2071

BY: Senator AKSHAR

COMMEMORATING the 100th Anniversary of the
Endicott Rotary Club

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and
pay tribute to those organizations of high purpose and worthy
accomplishment whose endeavors have faithfully served the welfare of the
citizens of the State of New York; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its
long-standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to
commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Endicott Rotary Club; and

WHEREAS, The world's first service club, Rotary International, was
founded on February 23, 1905, when Paul Harris, a native of Vermont,
found himself a stranger in the city of Chicago; he conceived the idea
of inviting three men of different vocations to join him weekly for
fellowship and to discuss each other's problems and business; and

WHEREAS, Today, Rotary International has grown into an organization
including over 1.2 million members in approximately 29,000 clubs across
163 countries; each club is made up of business and professional leaders
who are dedicated to humanitarian service, encourage high ethical
standards in all vocations, and help to build peace and good will
throughout the world; and

WHEREAS, On April 1, 1921, several businessmen gathered at the Hotel
Frederick in Endicott, New York, to organize a group that would later be
chartered as The Endicott Rotary Club; and

WHEREAS, Sponsored by the Binghamton Rotary Club and chartered on
May 13, 1921, there were 24 original charter members which included: J.
R. Allen, Earl Barnes, Leslie Baxter, Clark Bennett, Vivian Bradbury,
Bernard Collingwood, Herbert Crumb, Harry Freeland, Edward Furry, Elmer
Hilkins, William Hiller, George W. Johnson, Ivan Jones, Elmer Lacey,
Theodore Lainhart, Harry LaValle, Tom MacClary, Lewis Matton, Don
Morgan, George H. Nichols, John Payne, Harry Stevens, Ralph Van Atta,
and Harry Whitney; and

WHEREAS, The first meeting was at the Endicott Masonic Temple with
150 Rotarians from all over New York State present from other area clubs
to celebrate the charter; and

WHEREAS, Judge Thomas A. MacClary served as the first President for
two years; and

WHEREAS, From the beginning, the Endicott Rotary Club has achieved
an outstanding record of service to its community, youth and in meeting
many international needs; and

WHEREAS, Endicott Rotary was the lead service club foundation in the
fundraising efforts for the Ideal Hospital expansion, The Boys and Girls
Club of Western Broome, Round Top and Grippen Parks, and Community
Meeting Hall at the Endicott Visitor's Center; and

WHEREAS, The success of the Endicott Rotary Club is in direct
correlation to the efforts of its dedicated members, whose involvement
is, and always has been, characterized by an impressive commitment, an
unbridled enthusiasm, and an uncompromising standard of excellence in
all endeavors on behalf of the organization and the community it serves;

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body that when
individuals and organizations of such noble aims and accomplishments are
brought to our attention, they should be celebrated and recognized by
all the citizens of this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Endicott Rotary Club; and be it

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to the Endicott Rotary Club.


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