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  • Cornelius Taylor "Neal" Herring (1849 - 1931)
    Cornelius Taylor (Neal) Herring, rancher and businessman, one of eight children of Jesse and Sarah (Friend) Herring, was born on November 13, 1849, in Grayson County, Texas. He was devoted to his mothe...
  • Festus Killian Shealy (1885 - 1955)
    Dr. Festus Killian Shealy was born in the Cedar Grove Community of Lexington County, SC. The only son of Franklin Pearce Shealy and Lucinda Shealy. Dr. Shealy recevied his elementary training in the pu...
  • Goodall Harrison Wooten (1869 - 1942)
    Mason- Austin Lodge, A. F. & A. M. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Goodall Harrison Wooten, physician, philanthropist, and civi...
  • Jesse Wallace "Jake" Williams (1891 - 1977)
    Jesse Wallace Williams, historian of southwestern trails, was born on June 3, 1891, in Cross Plains, Texas, the son of Robert H. and Mary L. (Ely) Williams. His father was a Baptist minister, and one o...
  • John Collins Freeman (1927 - 2023)
    GEDCOM Note ===Boise, Ada, ID. Managed western region of Richard D. Irwin, college textbook publishers in sociology and political science. Sports fan and opera buff; past president of the Aptos [CA] Ro...

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