On Thursday evening, 23 February 1905, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., Paul P. Harris, Silvester Schiele, Gus Loehr and Hiram Shorey held the first gathering of Rotary Club One, Chicago.
Rotary/One restored a video from archives entitled "The Boys of 1905" circa 1996
. This video gives an insight of what was Rotary in these early years.
For those interested to know more about Paul Harris, you may consult the RGHF
(Rotary Global History Fellowship) website.