Rotary Club of Bellingham Records, 1917-2017  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Bellingham Rotary Club (Bellingham, Wash.)
Title
Rotary Club of Bellingham Records
Dates
1917-2017 (inclusive)
Quantity
10 linear feet
Collection Number
xoe_cpnws0360
Summary
Records documenting the history and activities of the Rotary Club of Bellingham, in Bellingham, Washington State.
Repository
Western Washington University, Center for Pacific Northwest Studies
Goltz-Murray Archives Building
808 25th St.
Bellingham, WA
98225
Telephone: 360-650-7534
cpnws@wwu.edu
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Rotary Club of Bellingham was founded in 1917, with the first meeting held at the Leopold Hotel on Cornwall Street. There were initially 31 members who met under the leadership of Club President Will J. Griswold, and other officers Thomas Cole, J.B. Wahl and Henry Jukes.

Throughout its long history, the Rotary Club of Bellingham has been involved in and sponsored a variety of service projects at both the local and national levels in support of its goal of leadership and goodwill through service. These efforts have included promoting new community developments, fundraising and donating to service organizations, and supporting education and entrepreneurship through scholarships.

The Rotary Club of Bellingham exists within the boundaries of (International) District 5040, a network for global service and community development. Every year district conferences are organized, during which club members gather to discuss projects, find new inspiration for continued service, and strengthen Rotary networks and partnerships.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection documents the history and activities of the Rotary Club of Bellingham (in Whatcom County, Washington) from its founding in 1917 onwards. Administrative records include correspondence, committee reports, officer files and board minutes. Financial records (1947-2010) include reports, statements, cash books, and receivables. The collection also contains copies of the Bellingham Rotary Club's newsletter, "Tattler" dating back to 1938, records related to events and activities, photographs, scrapbooks and films. A small body of material documents the history of the Women of Rotary auxiliary, and researchers will also find files containing district records and Rotary publications (1921-1985).

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Alternative Forms Available

The 1940 16mm film of the Rotary Club picnic is also available in an electronic version (with soundtrack and captions added).

Preferred Citation

Rotary Club of Bellingham Records, Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, Heritage Resources, Western Washington University, Bellingham WA 98225-9123

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Administrative Records, 1917-2017Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Club Correspondence
1920s-1930s
1 2
General Letter File
1970s-1980s
1 3
Service Fund Correspondence
1990s
1 4
Notes to Cecil Morse and other papers
1920s-1950s
1 5
President's Binder
1958
1 6
Bellingham Club Policy Manual (handwritten)
1978
1 7
Banner Committee
1970s
1 8
Committee Reports
1980s
1 9
Committee Reports
1990-1993
1 10
Committee Reports
1994-1997
1 11
Committee Reports
1997-1999
1 12
Committee Reports
1999-2000
1 13
Committee Reports
2001-2002
1 14
Fireside Meetings
1983-1984
1 15
Bellingham Bay Charter Rites (membership lists and financial notes)
1981
1 16
Bellingham Club History
1917-1998
1 17
Service Materials (David C. Morse)
1950s-1990s
1 18
District 5050 History and Govenors
1992
1 19
Club Secretary Materiuals and Financials
1994
1 20
Early Minutes (Board of Directors)
1917
1 21
Minutes (Board of Directors)
1928-1930
1 22
Minutes (Board of Directors)
1931-1937
2 1
Minutes (Board of Directors)
1937-1938
2 2
Minutes (Board of Directors)
1963-1971
2 3
Minutes (Board of Directors)
1970-1980
2 4
Minutes (Board of Directors)
1977-1981
2 5
Minutes (Board of Directors)
1980-1988
2 6
Minutes (Board of Directors)
1988-1990
3 1
Minutes (Board of Directors)
1989-1993
3 2
Minutes (Board of Directors)
1990-1992
3 3
Minutes (Board of Directors)
1992-1995
3 4
Minutes (Board of Directors)
1995-1998
3 5
Minutes (Board of Directors)
1999-2000
3 6
Minutes (Board of Directors)
2001-2002
4 1
Minutes (Board of Directors)
2003-2004
4 2
Minutes (Board of Directors)
2005
4 3
Minutes (Board of Directors)
2006
4 4
Minutes (Board of Directors)
2007-2009
4 5
Minutes (Board of Directors)
2010
4 6
Minutes (Board of Directors)
2011
4 7
Minutes (Board of Directors)
2012
5 1
Minutes (Board of Directors)
2013
5 2
Minutes (Board of Directors)
2014
5 3
Minutes (Board of Directors)
2015
5 4
Minutes (Board of Directors)
2016-2017
5 5
Minutes
1917
5 6
Minutes
1917-1919
5 7
Minutes with Clippings
1923-1926
5 8
Minutes with Clippings
1926-1928
6 1
Minutes with Clippings
1928-1931
6 2
Minutes with Clippings
1931-1934
6 3
Minutes with Clippings
1934-1937
6 4
Minutes with Clippings
1937-1938
6 5
Minutes with Clippings
1938-1941

Series II:  Financial Records, 1947-2010Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
7 1
Transfer Ledger and Current Ledger
1955-1979
8 1
Monthly Financial Reports
1995-1997
8 2
Monthly Financial Reports
1997-1998
8 3
Monthly Financial Reports
1998-1999
8 4
Monthly Financial Reports
2000-2001
8 5
Monthly Financial Reports
2001-2002
8 6
Monthly Financial Reports
2002-2003
8 7
Monthly Financial Reports
2003-2004
8 8
Monthly Financial Reports
2004-2005
8 9
Monthly Financial Reports
2006
8 10
Monthly Financial Reports
2007-2008
8 11
Monthly Financial Reports
2008-2009
9 1
Monthly Financial Reports + Lydia Place Income
2009-2010
9 2
Yearly Financial Reports
1968-1993
9 3
Financial Statements
1964-1975
9 4
Cash Book and Receivables
1947-1982

Series III:  Newsletters, 1938-2017Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
9 6
Tattlers
1938-1941
9 7
Tattlers
1943-1945
10 1
Tattlers
1945-1948
10 2
Tattlers
1948-1953
10 3
Tattlers
1953-1958
11 1
Tattlers
1958-1962
11 2
Tattlers
1962-1965
11 3
Tattlers
1965-1970
12 1
Tattlers
1973-1978
12 2
Tattlers
1978-1983
12 3
Tattlers
1983-1988
13 1
Tattlers
1988-1992
13 2
Tattlers
1992-1997
13 3
Tattlers
1997- 2001
14 1
Tattlers
2001-2002
14 2
Tattlers
2002-2003
14 3
Tattlers
2003-2004
14 4
Tattlers
2004- 2005
14 5
Tattlers
2006
14 6
Tattlers
2007
15 1
Tattlers
2008
15 2
Tattlers
Jan-Jul 2009
15 3
Tattlers
Aug-Dec 2009
15 4
Tattlers
2010
15 5
Tattlers
Jan-Jul 2011
16 1
Tattlers
Aug-Dec 2011
16 2
Tattlers
Jan-Jun 2012
16 3
Tattlers
Jul-Dec 2012
16 4
Tattlers
Jan-Jul 2013
16 5
Tattlers
Aug-Dec 2013
16 6
Tattlers
Jan-Jul 2014
17 1
Tattlers
Aug-Dec 2014
17 2
Tattlers
Jan-Jul 2015
17 3
Tattlers
Aug-Dec 2015
17 4
Tattlers
Jan-Jul 2016
17 5
Tattlers
Aug-Dec 2016
17 6
Tattlers
Jan-Jul 2017

Series IV:  Events and Activities, approximately 1920-2002Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
18 1
Rotary International (including photographs)
1920s
18 2
local Conferences (Programs/Correspondence)
1920s
18 3
local Conferences (Programs)
1920s
18 4
Area Assembly
1973
18 5
Rotary Service and Programs
1920s
18 6
Bellingham Bay Charter Night
1973
18 7
RC 40th Anniversary
1957
18 8
Bellingham Club Auction
1990
18 9
Pollack Circus
1963-1974
18 10
Pollack Circus
1973-1974
18 11
District Govenor's Visit
1984-1991
18 12
Rotary Club of Nakhodka, Russia
1996
18 13
Rotary Club of Kotka, Finland
1947
18 14
Honoring 75 Years
1992
18 15
Certificate of Appreciation
2002
OV 1
Large Newspaper Copies
1920, late 1800s
OV 1
38th District Conference Clippings + Misc Materials
1952,

Series V:  Photographs and Scrapbooks, approximately 1917-1997Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
18 16
Club Members
1917-1975
18 17
Club Celebrations
undated
18 18
Activites/ Recreation
1921-1975
18 19
Rotary Cruises
undated
18 20
Fishing
undated
18 21
Rotary Conference
1938
18 22
40th Anniversary
1957
18 23
Service Projects
1997,
22 1
Rotary Women Newspaper Clippings
1920
22 2
Rotary Women Scrapbook
1960-1977
22 3
Rotary Club of Bellingham Newspaper Clippings
1919-1921
22 4
Past President: Louis Jones Scrapbook
1941-1942
OV 1
Rolled Photos
1926
OV 1
46th District Conference
1960
OV 1
Rotary Members with President Taft + List of Names
1920
OV 1
40th Anniversary Newspaper Clipping + Photo
1957
OV 1
Exhibit Photo: Parade Float
1925
OV 1
Exhibit Photos: Club Meeting
undated

Series VI:  Films, 1940, 2016-2017Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
18 24
Rotary Dinner Film Reel
A digital version of this film is on file at the archives. This film is not presently online - please contact repository for access
1940
Rotary Centennial Celebration Film
Digital file. This film is not presently online - please contact repository for access
2017
Box Folder
18 25
Veritas Viudeo Production Contract
2016

Series VII:  Women of Rotary Records, approximately 1920-1970Return to Top

On December 17, 1919, a group of 25 wives, mothers and sisters of Rotarians met to discuss the formation of a Women of Rotary Organization, and by early-1920 they had established a constitution and bylaws, and elected officers. Although they were not formally affiliated with the Men’s Rotary, they operated with many of the same public service goals. In 1989, the Council on Legislation of Rotary International voted to allow women to become full members of Rotary clubs.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
19 1
Notes and Correspondence
1920s-30s
19 2
Women of Rotary Bylaws
undated
19 3
Bylaws and Minute Book
1920-1925
19 4
Review of "The women of Rotary: bylaws and minute book"
undated
19 5
Meeting Minutes
1922-1930
19 6
Meeting Minutes
1942-1953
19 7
Annual Reportas and Misc. Papers
1920-1956
19 8
Program Suggestions for Meetings
1925
19 9
Women of Rotary History by Elizabeth Diehl
1970
19 10
Members and Committee Notebooks
1920-1935
19 11
Receipt Book
1920-1923

Series VIII:  District Records, approximately 1922-1995Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
19 12
Rotary International + Misc. Conference Materials
1922-1987
19 13
Attendance/Promotion/Publicity
1950s-60s
20 1
Ann Cilley - RI Foundation
1963-1964
20 2
District History and Officers List
1974
20 3
Governors Monthly Letters
1974-1983
20 4
Conference Programs
1974-1978
20 5
Correspondence re: Conferences
1974-1975
20 6
Minutes - Al McNeil, Secretary
1974-1975
20 7
Conference Agenda
1975
20 8
Resolutions
1975
20 9
Committees - Al Stanley, Chair
1975
20 10
Decorations Committee - Chuck Wilson, Chair
1975
20 11
Conference Treasurer - Dutch Dow, Chair
1975
20 12
Ladies Entertainment - Sandy Mulhern, chair
1975
20 13
Entertainment - Jim Roberts, Chair
1975
20 14
Publicity - Lee Savitch, Chair
1975
20 15
Transportation - John Holtzheimer, Chair
1975
20 16
Youth Enchange - Warren Bostwick, Chair
1975
20 17
Hospitality - Orv Garrett, Chair
1975
20 18
Preparing For a District Conference
undated
20 19
1978 Conference Planning
1975-1978
20 20
District Govenor Nominations
1979-1981
20 21
Service Supervisor
1982
20 22
Rotary International President Nomination
1981
20 23
Vocational Service Committee
1982
20 24
USCB Institute, Portland
1982
21 1
Advisory Committee
1982
21 2
Zone II - Advisory Board
1982
21 3
Woomera
1983
21 4
Group Exchange Canadian Tour
1982
21 5
Memo of Official Visit
1982
21 6
District Presidents
1982
21 7
Govenor's Official Visit
1982
21 8
New Club - Whatcom County North
1973
21 9
New Club - Snohomish East County
1982
21 10
Sister Club Correspondence - Seto North
1982
21 11
Rotary Extension
1982
21 12
Group Representatives
1982-1983
21 13
District 504 Boundaries
1973
21 14
District Boundary Changes
1983
21 15
Disterict 504 Budget
1982-1983
21 16
District Expenses
1983
21 17
504 Report to RI
1983
21 18
1983 District Conference
1983
21 19
1990 Vancouver Conference Proposal
1982
21 20
Visual Aids
undated
21 21
Canadian Service
1982-1983
21 22
Membership Attendace Report
1982-1983
21 23
Paul Harris Sustaining Members
1981
21 24
Paul Harris Awards
1982
21 25
Group Study Exchange Award
1982
21 26
Distinguished Service Award - Stan Evans
1982
21 27
RI - Report of Action
1995

Series IX:  Publications, 1921-1985Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
23 1
That Something
By W. W. Woodbridge
1931
23 2
The Outline of Classifications
Published by Rotary International
1944, 1952, 1961
23 3
Service is My Business
Published by Rotary International
1948
23 4
Adventure in Service
Published by Rotary International
1949
23 5
Seven Paths to Peace
Published by Rotary International
1959
23 6
Rotary: A Business Man's Interpretation
By Frank H Lamb
1927
24 1
1001 Questions and Answers on Rotary
By "Marianito" F. Lichauco
1955
24 2
Sixth Annual Conference
Rotary Clubs of the 23rd District held in Long Beach, California
1921
24 3
Northwest Conference of Rotary Clubs
Rotary Clubs of the 22nd District held in Seattle, Washington
1921
24 4
Seventh Annual Conference
Rotary Clubs of the 23rd District held in San Fransisco, California
1922
24 5
Report of the 13th Annual Confernce
Rotary Clubs of the 101st District held in Victoria BC
1944
24 6
Rotary: Fifty Years of Service, 1905-1955
Published by Rotary International.
1954
24 7
South Africa: Who Cares?
Photography book
1985

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Clubs--Washington (State)--Bellingham--History--Sources.
  • Societies--Washington (State)--Bellingham--History--Sources.
  • Corporate Names :
  • Bellingham Rotary Club (Bellingham, Wash.)--Archives
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Records (Documents)