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RG6102.AM:  Lincoln Rotary Club 14 (Lincoln, Nebraska)



Records:  1910-2021

Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska

Size:  11.2 cu.ft.; 13 boxes



BACKGROUND NOTE



Rotary International is an organization of business and professional people “united worldwide, who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build peace and goodwill in the world.”  Their general mission is the development of fellowship and understanding among the business and professional leaders in the community, the promotion of community betterment endeavors and of high standards in business and professional practices, and the advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace.



Lincoln Rotary is Lincoln’s oldest service organization. It was the 14th Rotary Club founded and has published a weekly newsletter, The Propeller, since 1916. Lincoln Rotary came into being as a direct result of the efforts of the St. Louis Rotary Club. The St. Louis club president, who had business relations with F. C. “Dad” Phillips, came to Lincoln in late May, 1910 and received a promise from “Dad” Phillips that a Rotary Club would be organized in Lincoln.  The first meeting of Lincoln Rotary Club #14 was held in the Phillips Plumbing Shop with F. C. “Dad” Phillips as the first club president.



Lincoln Rotary was responsible for establishing most other early Rotary clubs in Nebraska. Lincoln Rotary has sponsored eighteen (18) new Rotary clubs. They are: Downtown Omaha Club #37, Kearney, York, Beatrice, Fremont, Hastings, Norfolk, Aurora, Falls City, Alliance, Chadron, Scottsbluff, Crete, Ashland, Humboldt, Lincoln East (formerly Lincoln Northeast), Lincoln South, and Lincoln Sunrise (formerly Lincoln Havelock).  The Lincoln Rotary Club 14 is part of Rotary International District 5650 (Nebraska and Iowa).



For a more detailed history of the club, see the Lincoln Rotary Club #14 website.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of the records of Lincoln Rotary Club #14, Lincoln, Nebraska.  The records date from 1910 to 2021 and include minutes of meetings, financial records, membership rosters and directories, various historical files, Nebraskan of the Year award files, Salute to local business files, The Propeller newsletters, and various project files.  The last two boxes of the collection also include programs, directories and newsletters of District 5650.  Additional materials received in 2021 and 2022 were added to boxes 12 and 13.



Note:  See the photograph [RG6102.PH] and moving image [RG6102.MI] components for related materials.  See the library collection for additional issues of The Propeller newsletter [367 R742lp].



INVENTORY



Box 1

Volume




    1. Minutes, 1910-1916

    1. Minutes, 1917-1921

    1. Minutes, 1923-1929

    1. Minutes, 1929-1939

    1. Minutes, 1939-1946

    1. Minutes, 1946-1964

    1. Minutes, 1946-1950

    1. Minutes, 1950-1955

    1. Minutes, 1955-1960



Box 2

Folder




    1. Minutes and finances, 1967-1971

    1. Minutes and finances, 1971-1976

    1. Minutes and finances, 1976-1979

    1. Minutes and finances, 1979-1983

    1. Minutes and finances, 1983-1984

    1. Minutes and finances, 1984-1986

    1. Minutes and finances, 1986-1987

    1. Minutes and finances, 1987-1988

    1. Minutes and finances, 1988-1991

    1. Minutes and finances, 1991-1993

    1. Minutes and finances, 1993-1994

    1. Minutes and finances, 1993-1994

    1. Minutes, 1994, July-Dec.

    1. Minutes, 1995



Box 3

Folder




    1. Minutes, 1996, Jan.-June

    1. Finances, 1995-1996

    1. Minutes and finances, 1996-1997, pt. 1

    1. Minutes and finances, 1996-1997, pt. 2

    1. Minutes and finances, 1997-1998, pt. 1

    1. Minutes and finances, 1997-1998, pt. 2

    1. Minutes and finances, 1997-1998, pt. 3

    1. Minutes and finances, 1998-1999, pt. 1

    1. Minutes and finances, 1998-1999, pt. 2

    1. Minutes and finances, 1999-2000, pt. 1

    1. Minutes and finances, 1999-2000, pt. 2

    1. Minutes and finances, 1999-2000, pt. 3

    1. Minutes and finances, 2000-2001, pt. 1

    1. Minutes and finances, 2000-2001, pt. 2

    1. Minutes and finances, 2000-2001, pt. 3

    1. Minutes and finances, 2000-2001, pt. 4

    1. Minutes and finances, 2001-2002, pt. 1

    1. Minutes and finances, 2001-2002, pt. 2



Box 4

Folder




    1. Minutes and finances, 2001-2002, pt. 3

    1. Minutes and finances, 2001-2002, pt. 4

    1. Minutes and finances, 2001-2002, pt. 5

    1. Minutes and finances, 2002-2003, pt. 1

    1. Minutes and finances, 2002-2003, pt. 2

    1. Minutes and finances, 2002-2003, pt. 3

    1. Minutes and finances, 2002-2003, pt. 4

    1. Minutes and finances, 2003-2004, pt. 1

    1. Minutes and finances, 2003-2004, pt. 2

    1. Minutes and finances, 2003-2004, pt. 3

    1. Minutes and finances, 2004-2005, pt. 1

    1. Minutes and finances, 2004-2005, pt. 2

    1. Minutes and finances, 2004-2005, pt. 3

    1. Minutes and finances, 2005-2006, pt. 1

    1. Minutes and finances, 2005-2006, pt. 2

    1. Minutes and finances, 2005-2006, pt. 3

    1. Minutes and finances, 2005-2006, pt. 4

    1. Minutes and finances, 2006-2007, pt. 1

    1. Minutes and finances, 2006-2007, pt. 2

    1. Minutes and finances, 2006-2007, pt. 3

    1. Minutes and finances, 2006-2007, pt. 4



Box 5

Folder




    1. Minutes and finances, 2007-2008, pt. 1

    1. Minutes and finances, 2007-2008, pt. 2

    1. Minutes and finances, 2007-2008, pt. 3

    1. Minutes and finances, 2007-2008, pt. 4

    1. Minutes and finances, 2008-2009, pt. 1

    1. Minutes and finances, 2008-2009, pt. 2

    1. Minutes and finances, 2008-2009, pt. 3

    1. Minutes and finances, 2008-2009, pt. 4

    1. Minutes and finances, 2009-2010, pt. 1

    1. Minutes and finances, 2009-2010, pt. 2

    1. Minutes and finances, 2009-2010, pt. 3

    1. Constitution and bylaws

    1. Rosters and directories, ca. 1917-1967

    1. Rosters and directories, 1968-1978

    1. Rosters and directories, 1983-1984

    1. Rosters and directories, 1985-1993

    1. Directories and Plans of Service, 1993-1995

    1. Directories and Plans of Service, 1995-1998



Box 6

Folder




    1. Directories and Plans of Service, 1998-2000

    1. Directories and Plans of Service, 2000-2002

    1. Directories and Plans of Service, 2002-2004

    1. Directories and Plans of Service, 2004-2006

    1. Directories and Plans of Service, 2006-2008

    1. Directories and Plans of Service, 2008-2010

    1. Directories and Plans of Service, 2010-2012

    1. Directories and Plans of Service, 2012-2014

    1. Directories and Plans of Service, 2014-2016

    1. Directories and Plans of Service, 2016-2017

    1. Historical files, 1910s-1920s

    1. Historical files, 1930s

    1. Historical files, 1940s

    1. Historical files, 1940s

    1. Historical files, 1950s

    1. Historical files, 1960s

    1. Historical files, 1970s-1980s

    1. Historical files, 1990s



Box 7

Folder




    1. Historical files, 1990s

    1. Historical files, 2000-2003

    1. Historical files, 2004-2005

    1. Historical files, 2006-2007

    1. Historical files, 2008

    1. Historical files, 2010-2013

    1. Nebraskan of the Year, misc. old nominations

    1. Nebraskan of the Year, 1992-1998

    1. Nebraskan of the Year, 1999

    1. Nebraskan of the Year, 2000

    1. Nebraskan of the Year, 2001

    1. Nebraskan of the Year, 2002

    1. Nebraskan of the Year, 2002

    1. Nebraskan of the Year, 2003

    1. Nebraskan of the Year, 2003

    1. Nebraskan of the Year, 2004

    1. Nebraskan of the Year, 2005

    1. Nebraskan of the Year, 2006

    1. Nebraskan of the Year, 2007

    1. Nebraskan of the Year, 2008

    1. Nebraskan of the Year, 2009

    1. Nebraskan of the Year, 2010

    1. Nebraskan of the Year, 2011-2017



Box 8

Folder




    1. Salute, 1993-1998

    1. Salute, 1999

    1. Salute, 2000

    1. Salute, 2001

    1. Salute, 2002

    1. Salute, 2003

    1. Salute, 2004

    1. Salute, 2005

    1. Salute, 2006

    1. Salute, 2007

    1. Salute, 2008-2011

    1. Salute, 2012-2017

    1. Auction, 1990-1996

    1. Rotarian of the Year, 1999

    1. Awards Luncheon, 2002

    1. The Grand

    1. Rotary Seniors Park

    1. Rotary Seniors Park

    1. Rotary Seniors Park

    1. Rotary Seniors Park

    1. Miller Math Award and Scholarship Endowment

    1. Cadwallader Award

    1. Neos New Member Club

    1. Centennial Project – Elliott Elementary Park & Playground

    1. Centennial Project – Sunken Gardens Pavilion, 2005

    1. Incoming Foreign Student picnic

    1. Divinopolis, Brazil project

    1. Sunshine School – Ocho Rios, Jamaica

    1. Rotary Drama Team: Day One – The Start of Something Big

    1. Judge Robert Van Pelt recollections of agriculture with George S. Round, 1976

    1. Robert Van Pelt, Rotary, April 26, 1986

    1. Max Meyer recognition, 12-1977

    1. Women in Rotary

    1. Rotary Foundation correspondence, 1983-1984

    1. Lincoln South Rotary Club

    1. Presidents’ reports



Box 9

Folder




    1. Presidents’ reports

    1. Presidents’ reports

    1. 2018-2019 yearbook/annual report

    1. General fund



Box 10

Folder




    1. End Polio Now Day proclamations

    1. The Propeller newsletter, 1910s

    1. The Propeller newsletter, 1920s

    1. The Propeller newsletter, 1928-1930 (bound)

    1. The Propeller newsletter, 1930s

    1. The Propeller newsletter, 1940s

    1. The Propeller newsletter, 1950s

    1. The Propeller newsletter, 1960-1964

    1. The Propeller newsletter, 1964-1967

    1. The Propeller newsletter, 1967-1970

    1. The Propeller newsletter, 1970-1973

    1. The Propeller newsletter, 1973-1976

    1. The Propeller newsletter, 1976-1979

    1. The Propeller newsletter, 1979-1982

    1. The Propeller newsletter, 1982-1985

    1. The Propeller newsletter, 1985-1988

    1. The Propeller newsletter, 1988-1991

    1. The Propeller newsletter, 1991-1994



Box 11

Folder




    1. The Propeller newsletter, 1994-1997

    1. The Propeller newsletter, 1997-2000

    1. The Propeller newsletter, 2000-2003

    1. The Propeller newsletter, 2003-2006

    1. The Propeller newsletter, 2006-2009

    1. The Propeller newsletter, 2009-2012

    1. The Propeller newsletter, 2012-2015

    1. The Propeller newsletter, 2015-2017

    1. Rotary Club song book

    1. District 5650 Conference organizational manual

    1. District 5650 Annual Conference programs, 1935-2001 (incomplete)

    1. District 5650 Annual Conference programs, 2003-2016 (incomplete)

    1. District 5650 directories, 1996-1999

    1. District 5650 directories, 1999-2002

    1. District 5650 directories, 2002-2005



Box 12

Folder




    1. District 5650 directories, 2005-2007

    1. District 5650 directories, 2007-2009

    1. District 5650 directories, 2009-2011

    1. District 5650 directories, 2011-2013

    1. District 5650 directories, 2013-2015

    1. District 5650 newsletters, 1996-1999

    1. District 5650 newsletters, 1999-2002

    1. District 5650 newsletters, 2002-2005

    1. District 5650 newsletters, 2005-2007

    1. District 5650 newsletters, 2007-2008



Addendum: 2021.0019




    1. Minutes, 2010-2011, pt. 1

    1. Minutes, 2010-2011, pt. 2

    1. Minutes, 2010-2011, pt. 3

    1. Minutes, 2011-2012, pt. 1

    1. Minutes, 2011-2012, pt. 2

    1. Minutes, 2011-2012, pt. 3

    1. Yearbook, 2019-2020



Addendum: 2022.0090




    1. Minutes, 2012-2013, pt. 1

    1. Minutes, 2012-2013, pt. 2

    1. Minutes, 2012-2013, pt. 3

    1. Minutes, 2013-2014, pt. 1



Box 13

Folder




    1. Minutes, 2013-2014, pt. 2

    1. Minutes, 2013-2014, pt. 3

    1. Yearbook, 2020-2021

    1. Historical programs, etc., including:

      75th Anniversary historical highlights

      85th Anniversary pamphlet (historical summary)

      90th Anniversary celebration program

      100th Centennial luncheon program

      100th Centennial dinner program

      100th Anniversary pamphlet

      1965 Rotary 14 constitution and by-laws

    1. Letter from Paul Harris, Rotary founder, 1945



 



Subject headings:



Clubs — Lincoln (Nebraska)

Lincoln (Nebraska) — Clubs

Lincoln Rotary Club 14 (Lincoln, Nebraska)

Rotary Club — Nebraska — Lincoln

Rotary International — District 5650



 



TMM     05-30-2019; 02-23-2021; 03-15-2022