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  • Were you aware that the Rotary Club of Reno, Nevada, is farther west than the Rotary Club of Los Angeles, California?
  • Would you guess that the meetings of the Rotary Club of Portland, Maine, are farther south than those of the clubs in London, England?
  • Can you imagine that the Pensacola, Florida, Rotary Club is west of the Detroit, Michigan, club?
  • Crescent City, California is about 15 miles south of the Oregon border, but it’s about 10 miles farther north than Newport, Rhode Island. You can still be in California and be farther north than coastal Rhode Island.
  • It’s a fact that the Cairo, Illinois, Rotary Club is south of Richmond, Virginia.
  • There are 69 Rotary clubs with the word “Tokyo” in their club names.
  • The Rotary Club of Nome, Alaska, lies west of the club in Honolulu, Hawaii, and the Santiago, Chile, club is located east of the Rotary Club of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Rotary geographers will know that virtually every Rotary club meeting in Australia is east of the Hong Kong Rotary Club.
  • What do the Rotary clubs of Quito, Ecuador, Libreville, Gabon, Singapore, and Kampala, Uganda, have in common? You guessed right if you said they all meet approximately on the equator.
  • What do the Rotary clubs of Buenos Aires, Los Angeles, Cape Town, and Sydney are each thousands of miles apart and are known for having unusually pleasant year-round climates, and they are all almost identical distances from the Equator
  • When traveling near the South Pole consider dropping in on one of the two Rotary clubs in Antarctica. The 20 member Rotary Club of Base Antarctica Esperanza was chartered in November 2005, and the 9-member Rotary Club of Base Marambio – Antarctica was chartered in May 1997. (Both are Spanish speaking clubs that meet Wednesday evenings.)
  • If you happen to traveling north, stop in at our most northern location, the Rotary Club of Barrow, Alaska. Your President has made it up to that club and was invited to join the Polar Bear Club by swimming in the Arctic Ocean.
  • There are many interesting relationships and things to learn as you become acquainted with the approximately 1.2 million Rotarians in more than 34,500 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas.

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