Kingston Rotary Celebrates 100th Anniversary (May 7, 2016)
RadioRotary interviews Kingston Rotarians Donna Miller and Georgiana Pangborn about the 100th anniversary of their club, the oldest Rotary club in the Hudson Valley. Rotary was only eleven years old itself when the Kingston Club was chartered by the Association of Rotary Clubs (which became Rotary International six years later). By then Rotary was active in Great Britain, Canada, and had its first non-English-speaking club in Havana, Cuba. The Kingston Rotary also became one of the first to admit women as members, beginning with Nuise Bhityakul and two other women in February 1988. Nuise is still an active member and brings many benefits from her association with Thailand to the club. Kingston Rotary meets each week for lunch, but for those who cannot attend a lunch, the Kingston Sunrise Club meets weekly for breakfast.