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Savannah Rotary Club celebrates centennial year

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

The Rotary Club of Savannah is celebrating its centennial in 2014.

The club was founded in January 1914, meeting at the Desoto Hotel, where the club still meets, except now it is known as the Desoto Hilton.

Mike Traynor from the Savannah morning News was the president for the first half of this 100th anniversary year, and last week he passed the gavel and president's pin to Holden Hayes, President of the Savannah Bank.

Henry Whitfield was succeeded as secretary treasurer by Nina Gompels.

The centennial year celebrations will continue through the end of the year with a new playground being dedicated in Forsyth Park to accommodate both children with and without disabilities.

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