Rotary Club of Marshall Texas, USA

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Panola-Harrison Electric Cooperative
410 E Houston Street
Marshall, TX  75670
United States of America
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This article is the last of the Centennial Back-Flash stories and the one that I am most proud.
There are three events that everyone my age remembers as if they happened yesterday, JFK’s shooting, Lady Diana’s car crash and the 911 attack.  But not everyone had an intimate connection to any of them, as did one young lady from east Texas, who has a special memory of the last two, and the story is as fascinating as it is moving.
One-hundred years ago today, history was made when the application for membership in the International Association of Rotary Clubs, was signed and submitted by the officers of the newest Rotary Club in the world, which would receive it's official charter August 1, 1919.
The Marshall Rotary club wanted the first president of the club, Ike Hochwald, to be the first district governor from the club, in 1921, but Ike felt that he was not able or experienced enough to accept the position and withdrew, and threw his support to another candidate from San Antonio.
Homer Price was a newspaper man first and foremost.  He began his newspaper career as an apprentice printer in Marysville, Tennessee. He moved to Marshal and bought the Marshall Messenger in 1877 for $500 and sold it a few months later to W. A. Adair, after a brief and very stressful period of newspaper ownership.
One of the things the early Rotary Club of Marshall did was involve the wives, daughters, and sweethearts in the Rotary experience by holding some of their regular meetings at night so the ladies could attend, and holding other special meetings such as Father-And-Son, and Ladies-Night banquets at night also.
          The story behind the man, Issac "Ike" Hochwald, The Founder and First President of the Rotary Club of Marshall Texas
The story of the early beginnings of The Rotary club of Marshall Texas is a story of a few business men who were actively involved in the social and business issues of the community of their day.
Upcoming Events
Upcoming Speakers
David Collins
Aug 22, 2019
Centennial Celebration
Day Shelmire, Director
Aug 29, 2019
UT Tyler-Longview Small Business Development Center
Mike Anderson and/or Deanne Simmons
Sep 05, 2019
TXDOT, Atlanta office, discussing Interstate road developments
Club Administration
Executive Secretary
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Assistant Secretary
Chief Sergeant at Arms
Rotary Foundation Coordinator
Membership Chair
Club Image Coordinator
Club Social Chair
Speaker's Book Donations
4-Way Speech Coordinator
Diploma Plus Chair
Blood Drive Coordinator
Spelling BEE Coordinator
Spelling Bee Assistant
District Liaison
Faux Paws Chair
Flags Program Chair
RYLA Coordinator
Dictionary Coordinator
Community Service Chair
Website Administrator
Scholarship Chair
Interact Chair
Centennial Celebration Chair
Centennial Back-Flash Editor
Touch Point Coordinator