Rotary Club of Bay City
PAUL HARRIS STATUE PROJECT
An Invidation to Participate
Club President Ron Bloomfield
Paul Harris founded Rotary in 1905 as a way of capturing in a professional club,
the same friendly spirit he felt in the small town of his youth.
Today Rotary International boasts more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide.
Rotary members are volunteers who work to improve the lives of people around the world,
with “Service Above Self” as the guiding principle.
and District Governor Dee Brock
with newly installed statue
The Rotary Club of Bay City is proud to have been able to gift
a beautiful piece of public art
— a life sized, bronze statue of
— to the Great Lakes Center Foundation for installation
in Rotary Park at the Pere Marquette Depot.
Sculptor Carl McCleskey
was commissioned to produce the bronze statue which
was installed near the historic kiosk and completed the Rotary Park project.
The Statue was made possible by the contributions of many people including Rotarians, non-Rotarians
companies and institutions.
A permanent recognition of the major donors appears on a bronze plaque on a stone placed
near the statue.
The Harris Bronze was unveiled on September 16, 2014 as
one of many celebrations curing our club’s 100th anniversary.
We have been pleased by the many people who have visited the statue
in the first few months before snow fell.
The theme for the 2014-15 Rotary year
- our 100th anniversary year - is “Light Up Rotary.”
We hope that this gift will help do just that: let people see an image of
the man who started it all! Rotary has been an important part of our community for 100 years.
It seems fitting and right that we celebrate what we have done in a public manner
so that future generations might be inspired to continue the work Paul Harris started.
To make a contribution or for additional information, contact
Bob Chadwick at:
Rotary Park at the Historic Pere Marquete Depot