Welcome to RCC Eden
Rotary Club of Calcutta Eden is a well-known non-profit social welfare organization engaged in social activities and volunteering services to hone people’s skills. The organization has a rich history and impressive records in charity giving, donation, sponsorship, and other relief and benefits to the needy. The organization aims at improving the lives of the suffering lot to combat global poverty and promote human race fraternity.
As dynamic volunteers, our responsibility is to work for the people and their development and at the sometime set an exemplary activity for those like minded people who would like to work and dedicate their life to the society's welfare. The promotion of these support forums have elevated lives of many people and would do so more in future. Everyone has the right to live with due respect and honour.
The task of the RCC Eden Volunteers is to increase social activity and to decrease social alienation. You can also support a good cause and bring a change in society. We hope to succeed in our endeavor with your kind co-operation and support.
Take a look at the profile of our eminent members:
THE FOUNDER OF OUR ROTARY CLUB
BY: Paul P. Harris
(Apr 19,1868 - Jan 27, 1947)
Paul P. Harris, Founder of Rotary, was born on April 19, 1868 at Racine, Wisconsin, USA. He was the second of six children and spent his childhood with his grandparents in New England who embedded in him upright values and Scottish prudence while being kind and warm. Paul’s grand parents filled him with the zest of life and a purposeful life. Paul was married to a Scottish bride, Jean Thompson Harris (1881-1963). They had no children. As a young man he was adventurous and inquisitive with a passion to explore life, places and people.He was the leader of a youth band called ‘Conspirators’. Paul worked as a newspaper reporter, a business college teacher, company actor and as a cowboy.
He traveled extensively as a salesman for a marble and granite concern in the USA and the Europe. In 1896, he went to Chicago to practice law. As a practitioner of law, Paul did not find instant success. He said that he went hungry and forlorn for many days. Those days were mainly instrumental for the genesis of ‘Rotary’.Lonely days of Chicago prompted him to find friends for fellowship and to share mutual concerns. With Gustavus Leohr, Hiram Shorey and Silvester Schiele the movement began ad became history.
Paul and Jean helper Rotary grow. He confessed “having no children of our own, Jean and I adopted Rotary”, Paul was never assertive in spite of being the Founder of the Rotary movement. He never sought prominence and would always take a back corner seat at the weekly meetings. Nevertheless he was a great human being. He was a great friend also. When he died on 27 January 1947 he had desired in his will that he should be buried besides his great friend Silvester Schiele who was the first President of the Rotary Club of Chicago. Such was the intensity of his friendship. He left behind him a rich legacy of fellowship and brotherhood for international understanding and service of humanity.