The Rotary Club of Savannah

The Rotary Club of Savannah (HM223N)

Location: Savannah, GA 31401 Chatham County
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N 32° 4.467', W 81° 5.6'

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Service above Self

On 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.
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HM NumberHM223N
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Year Placed2013
Placed ByThe Georgia Historical Society and the Rotary Club of Savannah
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Date Added Friday, October 13th, 2017 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 491191 N 3548691
Decimal Degrees32.07445000, -81.09333333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 4.467', W 81° 5.6'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 4' 28.02" N, 81° 5' 36" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300 Bull St, Savannah GA 31401, US
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