Residents to Launch Beverly/Morgan Park Rotary Club 

Residents to Launch Beverly/Morgan Park Rotary Club 

A small group of area residents is working to bring a Rotary Club to Beverly/Morgan Park and an informational meeting has been set for Tues., Nov. 19, 6 p.m., BAPA Community Room 11109 S. Longwood Dr 

The late Paul Harris, founder of Rotary International, lived on Longwood Drive from 1912 until he died in 1947. The house is currently being renovated into a museum by The Paul and Jean Harris Home Foundation.  

Harris and four other men began meeting weekly in 1905 to share business interests and friendship in what became the first Rotary Club. Today Rotary International is a service organization with approximately 1.2 million Rotarians and 35,000 clubs worldwide.  

Rotary’s mission is to unite people to create lasting change in communities and globally. The neighbors who are working to establish the new club are hopeful that a Rotary service club will bring community members together to focus on community projects. Residents and people who do business in the Beverly/Morgan Park area are encouraged to attend the Nov. 19 

The group will continue to meet and explore potential service projects until the club can officially charter. Weekly or biweekly meetings will often have a brief presentation featuring local projects or organizations and discussion of club business. Members will also have the opportunity to network and socialize over a meal. 

People who wish to attend the meeting can RSVP to Mera Johnson, 630-800-9980 or For more information about Rotary International, visit 




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