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    Recognizing the Rotary Club of Savannah

    by Former Representative Jack Kingston

    Posted on 2013-12-11

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    KINGSTON of georgia in the house of representatives Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Mr. KINGSTON. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the Rotary Club of Savannah, which will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its founding this January. This club has been instrumental in providing a network for Savannah's business leaders and serving our community.

    The Rotary Club of Savannah is the oldest club in Georgia outside of Atlanta and has over 240 members. It was founded on January 12, 1914. The club's first major project was to buy and promote the sale of bonds to build a road to Tybee Island. The Rotary Club of Savannah was very active in World Wars I and II, helping our service men abroad and aiding relief efforts in Europe.

    The Rotary Club of Savannah has been one of the largest supporters of the Bethesda Home for Boys, providing funding, clothing, Christmas gifts, banquets, Boy Scout activities, and volunteer services. They have sponsored the formation of eight new Rotary clubs in our state. They have also been instrumental in establishing the Georgia Rotary Student Program, an international scholarship program which invites students from around the world to study in Georgia.

    From organizing youth sports programs to constructing water fountains, the Rotary Club has been a force for good in our community for the past century. I am proud to support the Rotary Club of Savannah as they celebrate this historic milestone. My thoughts are with them during this special time.

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