In honor of the first Rotary meeting that occurred on February 23, 1905, Rotary International has designated this day as World Understanding and Peace Day and selected February as World Understanding Month.
“The Rotary way works! But Rotary has no patent on it, for it is but the Golden Rule in action. Any person, any nation can apply it by displacing negative hatred and fear with goodwill based upon understanding. Peace among nations is not impossible of attainment; they can find peace if they will.” – The world’s first Rotarian, Paul P. Harris, Founder and President Emeritus of Rotary International.