As a follow up to Rotarian Tom Hickerson’s invitation to a book launch and reception displaying a selection of artifacts from the James Wheeler Davidson collection  Rotarian George Brookman noted:
 
“This James Wheeler Davidson collection  at the University it amazing.  I held a pamphlet from the 1920 President’s Ball at the Palliser.   The list of songs for the evening were called “The Him Book”  and all of the “Rotary Anns” were listed as Mrs. Fred  or Mrs. John etc.   How times have changed.   We learned that Davidson spent $250,000.00 in 1903-04 to make this trip with his wife and daughter and Rotary International referred to him as the “Marco Polo of Rotary”. As I listened to the comments and looked over the collection of pictures, newspaper clippings etc.,  I could not help but think about the impact that Rotary has had on this community over the past one hundred plus years.   It is an amazing legacy …”
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