Rotary Club of St. Marys Chartered in 1925
With the sponsorship of the Stratford Rotary Club and the guidance of Stratford’s Past President, David Wright, the Rotary Club of St. Marys was granted its charter on May 25, 1925. Twenty-three community-minded businessmen formed our club with W. N. “Bill” Harrison serving as President.  The inaugural meeting of the Rotary Club of St. Marys was held on June 10, 1925. David Wright chaired the meeting and District Governor John T. Symes presented the charter to the club and the 23 charter members were inducted into the world of Rotary.
History tells us that President Bill possessed unlimited drive and the ability to motivate club members. Many shook their heads and said that the new club would not last but they obviously underestimated the commitment of those Rotarians.