Past Chairs of Rotary Global History 2000-

Chair of History 12/14 (Egypt) Nevine Ahmed Abdelkhalek, (Chair Emeritus)

Nevine Abdelkhalek joined Rotary in 2000 with The Rotary club of Cairo Cosmopolitan. She supported TRF in 2001 and earned her first PHF. In 2006-2007She became part of the district training team, in the same year she was her club secretary . in 2007 she founded the Rotary Club of Giza Cosmopolitan to be the first English Speaking club that meets for dinner in Cairo and was its president during the Rotary year 2008-2009. During this time she got involved with the District magazine and also the different committees at the district level. She was also among the first group of Rotary Leadership Institute Instructors in the District and gave numerous training sessions at the club level and district level including the new members orientation seminars, the PETS and the Zone 20B institute in 2011. She also presented in two Rotary International conferences as her presentations were selected for the break out sessions in the RI convention in Birmingham in 2009 and in Bangkok in 2012.

She recently joined Rotary Club of El Tahrir and is serving on the board for two years as Service committee chair and also the club trainer. At the district level she served as the newsletter editor in chief of the 2009 district conference newsletter. and was also on the organizing committee of the 2012 District conference in Luxor and the Secretary of the Rotary Peace Forum of District 2450 in 2011. and was on the organizing committee of the Presidential conference that took place in Cairo in 2012. She served as the district history committee chair for 2011-2012 and supported the introduction of the Historian Citation in District 2450 and has been serving as the associate editor in chief of the district magazine since 2010. and will be the AG for three clubs during the RY 2012-2013. She is a lifetime member of the RFPD Action group and a charter member of the WASRAG action group. She has been serving on RGHF board since 2009 and is now the RGHF chair for 2012-2014.

PP Nevine Abdelkhalek has been awarded different Rotary awards at the club and district level. At the district level in 2012, a special award was given to her from the DG for her efforts in service above self while at the International level She received the Four Avenues of Service Citation in 2010 and is a TRF benefactor and major donor. Also the organizer for Rotary Global History Day - Cairo 2009
www.11october.org She is also a member of the RGHF 1905 Society www.1905society.org

2010-12 Jack Selway 2nd term as chair. For members, visit www.rotaryglobalhistoryfellowship.org

Joseph L. Kagle, Jr., 2007/2010 President, Past History Chairman and RGHF “Peace History” subcommittee coordinator, 2006-2007, www.rghfforum.org, www.peacehistory.org Peace Historian "The Joseph L. Kagle, Jr. www.rghfpeacejourney.org." Member: Rotary eClub of the Southwest, USA. Arts Management (art museum director for over 40 years), 50 years as Art and Art History Professor, Fulbright Scholar and Senior Specialist (four Fulbright grants- 1966 to 2004). He was awarded the Dartmouth College Class of 1955 Award for Outstanding Achievement and Service in 2006. Appointed to the board in 2006, serving as Vice President in 2007. Honors: Who’s Who in American Art, 1965- , Who’s Who in America, 1980- , Who’s Who in International Art, 1990- , The Arc Volunteer of the Year for USA, 1992, Who’s Who in American Business and Finance, 2003-, and Who’s Who in the World, 2004-  .

Joe Kagle, born May 2, 1932, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, artist, educator, collector, arts/museum consultant, writer and grants specialist. Wife: Anne, married January 19, 1957, retired registered nurse. Children: Samantha, 37, and Christopher Yung Wook, 35. Grandchildren: Erin 8; Matthew 4.

“As a Rotarian for over 36 years (the last 20 with perfect attendance), a little less than half my age, you would think after years of personal and professional travel on World Campus Afloat, Fulbright grants to Taiwan, Republic of Georgia (2) and Mongolia, and academic jobs abroad, your point of view would have been fixed long ago. Not true! In 2006, I joined Rotary eClub of the Southwest, USA (with members all over the world but I was the first Texan, although now there are four from this state) and Rotary Global History Fellowship (with membership from 31 regions in the world). With both these influences, my view has expanded and contracted all in the same instance. I now realize that the world has no borders for ideas, philosophy, history and pursuits for peace. This insight expands my vision of the world to a flat world point of view for information, communications, images and stories. At the same time, from a satellite point of view, it has contracted my vision to viewing the world as a village where one must think of neighbors and their needs as well as my (and my family’s) own. In these two views, our home, the earth, is an ocean of knowledge and personalities and ideas and we fish who love to swim in it view it as one place, one globe and one people. Rotary Global History Fellowship adds greatly to this ocean of knowledge. It is truly “service above self” and “without borders”. Learning to be a Rotarian never seems to end.”  


2006-2009 Senior Vice President - History, Calum "Cal" Thomson, CPF, PHF, Major Donor, Benefactor. Transport Management, RC of Longniddry & District, RI D1020 Zone 17. District 1020 Rotary Foundation Grants Officer 2004-07, researcher/writer and History Fellow for Rotary Global History since the winter of 2001 Cal is also the coordinator for the conventions and convention host clubs sections. He is also contributing editor for "What Paul Harris Said". He was awarded the "Ches Perry" Fellowship by the Rotary Club of Chicago. Appointed to the board in January of 2004. Elected to the 2004 Board and served as vice-chairman to the 2005-06 Board. Chairman/President 06/07 Emeritus Members since 2009

    "Looking at my Pelican History of America's index, I cannot find any references to "Rotary" or "Paul Harris".  I do, incidentally, find the names of some eminent Rotarians such as Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D Roosevelt.
    We shall have to find our own history.
    Understanding the past is, obviously, important in helping to explain the present. Why, for example, did the movement expand so rapidly? The answer lies with the early pioneers who understood that the "Booster" concept of self interest was flawed and only appropriate for short-term advantage. If the movement could adapt to serve the community both at home and abroad, it would be able to attract men (and women) from every part of the globe.
    Rotary has to provide  history as a resource for all of its 30,000 clubs. In the age of the world-wide web, it is so easy for one inaccuracy to spread like a common cold.
Rotary Global History (An Internet Project) web site should be a repository of all definitive answers.
    Rotarians, the world over, can examine the past and also read of Rotary critics such as G. B. Shaw or H. L. Mencken and realise that in reality, the sternest critics are club members themselves.
    So, let us learn from the past and try to live up to those who began these Adventures in Service."


2004-2006 Founding Member, Chairman, and RGHF Ambassador Emeritus: Matts Ingemanson: Inventor,  Rotary Club of Yonkers, NY (former member: Rotary Club of New York City #6), NYC, USA, CICO; D7230 Vice Chairman 2001-2003  Newsletter Editor (2001-2002 and 2003 -) Joined the project in the early months of 2001. Ambassador of History and Sr. Vice President since March 2003. General Manager of the fellowship departments

1. Foster the creation of web pages and encourage their use.
2. Encourage Rotarians to explore Rotary's past, as a tool to better understand its present and its future;
3. Provide valid Rotary information to Rotarians and the community at large.

Read Matts' 2004-2006 Report


Jack M. B. Selway, is the RGHF Founder, CEO, and Chairman Emeritus


Past offices at RGHF: Chairman 2000-2004, Secretary 2006, Executive Vice President 2006-2008; Managing Webmaster 2000-2004, 2006, 2007-2008,  CEO 2008-12, Chair & President 2010-12.   In June of 2008-, Selway was elected to the "1905 Society" at www.1905society.org


This Rotary Global History project was created, 11 October 2000, by: Jack Selway.  He is a Paul Harris Fellow, Benefactor and Major Donor of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.  Ches Perry Fellow, 2003 (RC of Chicago). He was the Rotarian of the year, 1988, District 5160 California.  In 2002, Selway's work was recognized with a first place for Rotary web design.


Lifetime Honorary member: Rotary Club of Lamorinda Sunrise D5160. He lives in Pueblo, Colorado USA.


Former Member: Rotary Clubs of Concord, CA (1976-77); Orinda, CA (1982-87); Lamorinda Sunrise Lafayette Moraga Orinda Rossmoor, CA (1987-1991) (charter president); San Francisco #2 (1991-1997) and Pueblo #43, Colorado (1997-2004), Rotary eClub of The Southwest, USA (2006-2008).  Also former advisor to Disaster Relieve Rotarian Action Group www.rghf.org/drrag He is  a former member of Rotary Heritage & History International Fellowship, Rotarians on the Internet, International Computer Users Fellowship of Rotarian, and Paul Harris Room 711 Club. 

"I hope this archive is an inspiration to all who visit. Many people have labored to bring you all of this rich history. This was also a personal labor of love. The items below, and the creation of this website are something for which I'll always be grateful.  This archive is posted solely for the protection of this valuable information and is not affiliated with any Rotary Club, Rotary International or Rotarian. My own valuable archives, books and memorabilia, collected from over 28 years in Rotary, are now part of the archives of the Rotary Club of Chicago, Rotary's founding club. Much of that is represented in the list of my personal contributions below. I could not have done this without the support of the original founding members and the many other Rotarians who have since taken up the project. The work stands for itself and is a lasting tribute to Paul Harris, the founder of all of this."  Also see "Why I am a Rotarian."
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