100 years of service in Canandaigua and beyond

Since its inception, the Rotary Club of Canandaigua and its more than 1,000 past and present members have helped communities near and far, and over 100 current and past presidents have led the way.

On Thursday night, 22 clubs representing six different districts gathered at Canandaigua Country Club for the one number that really mattered — 100.

The service organization celebrated its 100th anniversary, and how much the club has grown since a group of businessmen, inspired by Frank A. DeGraff, organized the club.

Twenty-four members attended charter night in spring 1919, with the club growing to 64 members by the 25th anniversary in 1944 and 136 by the 75th anniversary in 1994.

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