Rotary Club of Birmingham

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The Rotary Club of Birmingham was organized as the 56th local chapter of the national organization on February 6, 1913 with 32 charter members. Architect Harry B. Wheelock circulated the idea of forming a chapter of the organization which had impressed him during a visit to Chicago.

As conceived, the club's membership would be limited to one man from each line of business, dedicated to philanthropic and civic enterprises under the motto "He profits most who serves best".

The club is a member of the Rotary District 6860 which encompasses the northern half of Alabama. The Rotary Club of Birmingham meets weekly on Wednesdays for lunch at the Harbert Center.

As part of their centennial celebration in 2013, the Rotary Club of Birmingham committed $2.5 million toward the construction of a "Rotary Trail" in the 1st Avenue Cut between 20th and 24th Street South.