Rotary

Edited Rotary

It seems that three books have been written about the Hilversum Rotary Club at three different anniversaries. The first (which I don’t have) was published in 1953, the second in 1988 and the third in 2003.

Both later books seem expansions of the previous, so the last one, doesn’t add anything to the period I’m interested in (It does give more insight into Rotary in general). The 2003 book has texts from the 1988 book, but they didn’t republish them all. It seems that the same can be said about the 1988 versus 1954 book.

In any case, I have edited the Rotary article a bit and added a strange image.

For completeness, these are the named books.

  • Gedenkboek Rotary Club Hilversum 1928-1953 compiled by H. Gorter (1954).
  • Rotary Club Hilversum 1928 – 1988 by different authors (1988);
  • Rotary Club Hilversum Lustrumbundel 1928 – 2003 by Bart Admiraal (2003).

Then we have the more general book that I found (and Hoogenboom too) which I have used before:

  • Rotary voor, tijdens en na de Tweede Wereldoorlog by D.M. Jaeger (2003).

Rotary

As we saw, Farwerck had certain social idea(l)s. It seems that the Rotary Club was perfect for him in this regard.

“Rotary International is an international service organization whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian service and to advance goodwill and peace around the world.”

Says Wikipedia (accessed 7/9/19) about Rotary International.

There we have Farwerck in a nutshell. A business leader who wants to “work for the fellow man” and has already done so in numerous workers’ committees. I totally understand how he saw opportunities when the first Rotary Clubs in the Netherlands were started in 1924 in Amsterdam and Utrecht.

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