|1905||First Rotary club organized in Chicago, Illinois, USA|
|1908||Second club formed in San Francisco, California, USA
|1910||First Rotary convention held in Chicago|
|1912||The Rotary Club of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, becomes the first club outside the United States to be officially chartered. (The club was formed in 1910.)
|1917||Endowment fund, forerunner of The Rotary Foundation, established|
|1932||4-Way Test formulated by Chicago Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor
|1945||Forty-nine Rotarians help draft United Nations Charter in San Francisco|
|1947||Rotary founder Paul Harris dies; first 18 Rotary Foundation scholarships granted|
|1962||First Interact club formed in Melbourne, Florida, USA
|1965||Rotary Foundation launches Matching Grants and Group Study Exchange programs|
|1970||May 1970 The Rotary Club of Te Atatu North Rotary Club Chartered (Now Known as The Rotary Club of Waitakere City) (Name Changed 1990)|
|1978||RI's largest convention, with 39,834 registrants, held in Tokyo|
|1985||Rotary announces PolioPlus program to immunize all the children of the world against polio|
|1989||Council on Legislation opens Rotary membership to women worldwide; Rotary clubs chartered in Budapest, Hungary, and Warsaw, Poland, for first time in almost 50 years|
|1990||Rotary Club of Moscow chartered first club in Soviet Union
|Preserve Planet Earth program inspires some 2,000 Rotary-sponsored environmental projects|
|1994||Western Hemisphere declared polio-free|
|1999||Rotary Center for International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution established|
|2000||Western Pacific declared polio-free
|2001||30,000th Rotary club chartered|
|2002||Europe declared polio-free; first class of 70 Rotary Peace Scholars begin study
|2003||Rotarians raise more than US$118 million to support the final stages of polio eradication|
|2004||Rotary International hosts its largest Convention in Osaka, Japan. A record 45,881 Rotarians from 113 Countries attend|
|2005||Rotary Celebrates its 100th Anniversary|
|2006||Only 4 Countries remain polio endemic:
Afghanistan, India, Nigeria and Parkinstan.
New Zealander Rotarian Bill Boyd inducted as RI World President.
|2007||Rotary Foundation celebrates millionth Paul Harris Award|
|2008||Rotary launches the Gates Foundation “End Polio” Challenge|
|2009||Rotary celebrates the 100th Rotary International Convention in Birmingham, England
The worlds' largest artificial reef was built by a Rotary Club in the Phillipines - in the shape of a Rotary wheel
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