The Rotary Club of Guam celebrated a milestone anniversary Friday at Government House.

“The club was chartered on Aug. 30, 1939. So the club is 80 years old. It was founded before World War II started,” club President Beverly Brady said.

The chapter was founded by Gen. Carlos Romulo of the Rotary Club of Manila after he came to Guam in 1938 and found the island “ripe for a new club,” she said.

There are five Rotary Clubs on Guam and one each in Chuuk, Pohnpei, Saipan and Palau.

The Rotary Club of Guam has many notable members including several island CEOs, Brady said.

The club held an event Friday at Government House. Brady said the club is part of a district in Japan and both the district governor and secretary planned to attend the celebration. Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero and Archbishop Michael Byrnes were inducted into the club as honorary members, she added.

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