Rotary Club of Birmingham
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".
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.
- Holder, May Teressa (October 1915) "The Rotary Club". The Birmingham Magazine.
- Hester, Harry D. Early History of Rotary in District 6860 - accessed October 4, 2007