Threes that survived conflict
An important part of Paul Harris' love of mankind is told, here,
in the "The Friendship Trees of Paul Harris" inspired by
Jim Buffington of RC of Aberdeen, Mississippi, USA.
"Giant Trees from little Acorns Grow"
Paul Harris, 1933,
radio address from Boston
The purpose of this section of our history project is to show the
growth of Rotary from the fellowship and love of one Rotarian to another.
Rotary Serves in Two Wars
“Friendship trees which I have planted in Germany, Estonia, Finland, Norway, China, and Japan may have been laid low through the ravages of war but memory of them and of their purpose remains ever green. The reconstruction of Rotary throughout Europe is now being well planned and the flood of new clubs in far way nations has gained amazingly.” Paul P. Harris “My Road to Rotary” page 257 copyright Rotary International
At the right, Harris plants the Berlin tree in 1932. It was one of the few trips where his wife, Jean, did not accompany the founder of Rotary.