The Noon Rotary Club celebrated their 100 year anniversary promoting ‘service over self’ this evening.
The celebration at the Zane State, Ohio University Zanesville campus center included a social followed by dinner and a program featuring the John Glenn string band. General Chairman Elden Hudson said that tonight was all about how rotary has been able to help the community for so many years.
"A lot of clubs during the two world wars plus the big depression didn’t make it," said Hudson. "Not our club but a lot of clubs. Our clubs made it and we survived by helping people during the war time. "
In 1915, the Zanesville Noon Rotary was the 156th club to be established. Hudson said that their work during the London bombings is a point of pride, and tonight the club remembered that and other significant moments in history.
"Rotary itself in our country, the United States, during WWII, sent like 27,000 pounds of clothing to London during the bombing of London… those are the things our club’s done and we survived all those things," said Hudson.
The Rotary Club looks forward to their future commitment to the community in year 101.