1914

Over the 22nd to 26th June 1914 a total of 1,288 Rotarians make the long journey to Houston, Texas, USA for the Fifth Rotary Convention. By then there were 123 Clubs with circa 15,000 members. Rotarian Henry Brunier (RIP 1952) of San Francisco and his wife "Ann" boarded a special train for the convention. Since Ann was the only woman on the train for most of the trip, the other Rotarians began calling her "Rotary Ann". In Houston the Bruniers met Guy and Ann Gundaker of Philadelphia. Soon the name "Rotary Ann" belonged to Guy's wife as well. The term "Rotary Ann" lasted until the late 1980's. Gundaker was RIP 1923-24.

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