By Rich Cuccagna | Times of Trenton on September 25, 2014
TRENTON — There aren’t many organizations that can survive one hundred years, but Trenton is home to one of them. The Rotary Club of Trenton is set to celebrate their 100th anniversary Oct. 25 with a dinner gala at Hamilton Manor.
Founded on Center Street in 1914 by a group of local business leaders, Trenton Rotary was one of the earliest clubs chartered under Rotary International, the service organization which today spans the globe with more than 1.2 million members in 32,000 clubs.
Its members include business and professional leaders from in and around Trenton who have been gathering together every week since then to connect and give back to the community, a tradition that continues to this day under the motto: “Service Above Self”.
Over the years, Rotarians have played roles in all aspects of Trenton’s history including charitable projects of all sorts, development of the public school system, and sponsorships of camps and sports leagues.
Trenton Rotarians proudly support numerous charitable organizations and can be found on many boards throughout the area including the Mercer County Boys and Girls Club, whose new Career Access Network is the beneficiary of the 100th Anniversary Gala on Oct. 25.
To purchase tickets for the Gala or learn how to help, visit www.TrentonRotary.org.