History of 
The Rotary Club
of Marion, Illinois
50th Anniversary Celebration
In March 1973, forty-six of the sixty members of The Rotary Club of Marion, IL poised on the steps of the First United Methodist Church in Marion for their 50th Anniversary photo. Members identified are: Charles Ingram, Jr., Clay Hunter, Orland Stanley, Dutch Doelitzsch, Rev. Everett Lynch, Wayne Tate, Laurence Bouas, Duane Mayberry, Harry Rodd, Harold Chase, James R. Wilson, L. C. Cavaness, Dee Rodd, Dr. Joe McAlpin, Raymond Allen, Bill Armstrong, Cliff Storme, Richard Darby, R. E. Bolby, Oscar Schafle, Milt Witt, Wilson "Catfish" Giles, Jesse Hill, Floyd Walker, Lawrence Wolwend, and Loren Carter.
Rotary of Marion, Illinois was chartered on April 7, 1923. The club was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Harrisburg and originally met at the First Baptist Church of Marion. The club moved the meeting location several years later because the First Baptist Church complained about the Rotary Club members smoking.

Constitution and By-Laws of the Rotary Club of Marion, IL
Click here for a PDF copy of the Rotary Club of Marion, Il Constitution
Click here for a PDF copy of the Rotary Club of Marion, IL By-Laws
Rotary Club of Marion, IL
50th Anniversary Booklet
1923-1973
Sixteen pages of the early years of the Rotary of Marion, IL club. Includes pictures of all of the early presidents of the club, list of Rotary members in 1973, and the activities of the club in the early years. Published  by Marion Publishing Co., Inc.
Rotary International
50th Anniversary Booklet
1905-1955
104 pages of the early years of Rotary International. Includes interesting articles about Rotary International, and the advertising in this booklet are priceless! Published by Rotary International in February, 1955.
Rotary Club of Marion, IL
Update of 50th Anniversary Booklet
1923-2005
This is a reprint of the 1973 - 50th Anniversary Booklet with updates on all items of interest, including list of presidents, and other statistics. 45 pages; published by the Rotary Club of Marion, IL in PDF - CD-ROM only format.
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