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Posted on: January 29, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Rotary exhibit opens today at Butte Archives

The Butte Rotary Club is in the midst of a one-month 100th anniversary celebration and is featured in a new exhibit opening Thursday at the Butte Archives, 17 W. Quartz St.

An unveiling and reception are 4 to 6 p.m. Rotary’s Fred Walter is featured speaker. The exhibit features historic Rotary memorabilia.

In February, two brown-bag discussions about Rotary are planned at noon at the Archives – Floyd Bossard speaks Feb. 11, and Joe McBride will give a presentation Feb. 25.

The celebration will conclude with a dinner party held Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Butte Country Club. The featured speaker will be Rotary International president Ron Burton of Norman, Okla., Details: Jennifer Pearce, 406-724-4830.

The Butte Rotary Club received its charter, No. 140, on Feb. 1, 1915, and was Montana’s first Rotary chapter, according to the organization. The service group got its start on Feb. 23, 1905, thanks to Paul Harris, a Chicago attorney. Harris formed the group in the hopes that he and other professionals could benefit from the exchange of ideas. The organization is 1.2 million strong.

Some of the Butte club’s projects include a handicap-accessible chariot for the Carousel Project, construction of a 3.5-mile loop trail up Maude S Canyon, sponsoring an interactive club for high school and Montana Tech students, yearly donation of dictionaries to third-grade students, and supporting the Polio Plus drive to eradicate polio around the world.

To contact the Archives, call 406-782-3280 or

Story from The Montana Standard.
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