Service above SelfOn January 5, 1914, the Rotary Club of Savannah met for the first time at the DeSoto Hotel. Founded by John S. Banks and a group of local businessmen, this was the second Rotary club established in Georgia. The nation's first service club, Rotary began in Chicago in 1905 and promotes community and economic development projects at home and abroad. The Savannah club sponsored the formation of eight others around the state. Together, they championed local and regional developments including completing the road to Tybee Island, improving the Savannah River for commercial traffic, enhancing the Dixie Highway system in southeast Georgia, and building bridges over the Savannah and Altamaha Rivers. Furthering the goals of Rotary International, the club has also supported wartime relief efforts, student scholarships, polio eradication and other global health initiatives, and student scholarships.
|Placed By||The Georgia Historical Society and the Rotary Club of Savannah|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 13th, 2017 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 491191 N 3548691|
|Decimal Degrees||32.07445000, -81.09333333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 4.467', W 81° 5.6'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 4' 28.02" N, 81° 5' 36" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||478, 912|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 300 Bull St, Savannah GA 31401, US|
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