Rotary Club of La Conner turns 75


August 19, 2020

PAUSING AND POSING IN BETWEEN GOOD DEEDS – La Conner’s service clubs, Kiwanis, Rotary and Soroptimist, have banded together to assist merchants and clean First Street and Conner Waterfront Park tables and benches. Taking a break, seated from left, are: Marty Pease, Rotary Club of La Conner; Judy Wiefels, Kiwanis Club of La Conner; Carol Johnson, Rotary. Standing, from left: Pat Clausen, Kiwanis; Susan Macek, Rotary; Pam Narron, Rotary; John Kuntz, Kiwanis. Story next week. –Photo by Ken Stern

The Rotary Club was originally founded in Chicago in 1905 by Paul Harris “so professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships.” The club grew quickly, spread over six continents in the first 16 years, and later adopted humanitarian service as part of its mission. The motto of Rotary International is “Service Above Self,” a spirit that guides Rotarians in facing down hard challenges such as the eradication of polio and alleviation of poverty.

In La Conner, the Rotary legacy stretches back to 1945, when World War II finally came to...

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