Marco Polo of Rotary – Submitted by Badar Shamim, Rotary Brampton 
James Wheeler Davidson can be considered as the “Marco Polo of Rotary”.  A member of the Rotary Club of Calgary in 1914, he was named as “Rotary’s Ambassador Extraordinary”.  Davidson was the man behind Rotary’s growth in Turkey, Greece, Egypt, Syria and then British India. Badar adds, “It’s mind blowing to think that Calcutta, India has been a part of Rotary International family for a hundred years, and that Rotary Lahore will be a hundred years old in 7 years, and is 13 years older than RC Brampton!”