The Rotary Club of Chicago Southeast
celebrated the dedication of its
CENTENNIAL CLOCK TOWER
Monday, June 30, 2008
87th Street & Stony Island Avenue
After years of tireless work and commitment by Will Williamson, the Rotary Club of Chicago Southeast, the nation's first predominantly African-American chapter of Rotary International dedicated a new 18-foot, four-face clock tower to commemorate the centennial anniversary of RI as a part of RCCSE's community service initiatives and commitment to its service area. The clock tower is the first of its kind ever erected by RI in Chicago. Representatives of local and regional Rotary organizations participated along with City and State officials including 8th Ward Alderman Michelle Harris. After the ceremony, more than 100 people walked through the beautiful median strip and gardens to the site of the clock tower to take photographs. This was followed by a reception at the
Wyatt Community Center, where there were additional remarks and refreshments were served at an event open to the community. Some 200 people attended the reception.
Rotary International is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world.