Read portions of the “Marshall Rotary Club: The First Year” by Jeff Greene:
Rotary Clubs had come into being in Chicago and had been met with great success throughout the United States and internationally
Lansing, Battle Creek and Jackson clubs were founded
The Coldwater club was founded and, with a population of just over 7,000 residents, had received its charter in the final days of 1921.
In December of 1923 two local businessmen, Ellsworth B. More and Robert Cox, accompanied by their wives, attended a dinner-dance in Coldwater which was being sponsored by the Rotary Club. Events proceeded quickly from that night; by the end of 1923 there were more than 1500 Rotary Clubs with over 100,000 Rotarians. In Michigan there were 41 existing clubs
Jan. 1, 1924
Prohibition was now in its fourth year of troubled existence. Calvin Coolidge was serving as President, Warren Harding having died in office the previous August. The economic times were favorable for most Americans during this period; the national income was rising and wages were high.