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  • Carl T. Jones (1908 - 1967)
    Carl T. Jones was a prominent local citizen and civil engineer. From an early Madison County pioneering family, he deeply cared about Huntsville, Alabama and the future of the city. He was involved in ...
  • Leslie Stephen Wright, Sr. (1913 - 1997)
    Leslie Stephen Wright (1913–1997) was an American educator. He served as the President of Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama from 1958 to 1983. ----------------------------------------------...
  • Lewis Martin Smith (1894 - 1958)
    Industrialist, Engineer, Corporate Executive Lewis Martin Smith, a native of Warrior in Jefferson County, Alabama and a lifelong citizen of Birmingham, represents the finest characterization of his g...
  • Roy Rachford Kracke, Sr. (1897 - 1950)
    Physician, Medical Educator Roy Rachford Kracke, Sr., was born December 5, 1897 in Hartselle, Alabama. He attended public schools of Guntersville and studied 1913-1914 at Alabama Polytechnic Institut...
  • Philipp* Karl Ferdinand Kaljot (1891 - 1942)
    Philip Karl Ferdinand Kaljot ( 02. märts 1891 Einmanni mõis, Vohnja vald, Järvamaa – 13. aprill 1942 Sosva, Sverdlovski oblast) oli Eesti diplomaat ja konsul. Oli Eesti diplomaat ja konsul. 193...

Service Above Self

Rotary International is an international service organization whose stated human rights purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and to advance goodwill and peace around the world. It is a secular organization open to all people regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, or political preference. There are 34,282 member clubs worldwide. 1.2 million individuals -- called "Rotarians" -- have joined these clubs.

Rotarians usually gather weekly for breakfast, lunch, or dinner to fulfill their first guiding principle to develop friendships as an opportunity for service. "It is the duty of all Rotarians," states their Manual of Procedure "outside their clubs, to be active as individuals in as many legally constituted groups and organizations as possible to promote, not only in words but through exemplary dedication, awareness of the dignity of all people and the respect of the consequent human rights of the individual." The Rotarian's primary motto is "Service Above Self"; its secondary motto is "One profits most who serves best." -- Wikipedia