The Rotary Club of Fairhope was chartered January 27, 1938. We haven’t always done an outstanding job of recording our history, but in 1957, Dr. H. C. Jordan and John T. “Tappy” Bradford, with the help of journalism students at Fairhope High School, researched and compiled a club history that you can read at the link below. The photo below was taken about the same time (ca. 1955), when the club was reportedly meeting at Dale’s Restaurant, an establishment that has not been definitely identified, but members who were in the club at the time confidently identify the location in this photo as Julwin’s Restaurant, where we met from 1963 to 1987.

The following documents provide information on the history of our club (up to a point) and of the New Members Committee. Click on the following links to download documents in Adobe PDF format (these can be read with Adobe Reader 5.0 or higher):
History of the Rotary Club of Fairhope
Club History presentation (club program January 25, 2017)
Past Presidents of the Rotary Club of Fairhope
History of the New Members Committee
Rotary history: The website of the Rotary Global History Fellowship provides a wealth of material on the history of Rotary. An instructional YouTube video is billed as “First in a series of video presentations designed to help RGHF members get the most out of the online resources available to them.”