Odd Pastimes of the Rotarians


Curling? Curling!?! Was this really a prime activity of the Rotary Club, even--or especially--back in 1973?

Interstate curling leagues and tournaments? Charity curling events, attended by beaming wives and kids?

Somebody please inform us if they ever heard of a connection before, between Rotarians and curling.

"Taping," by the way, for all you youngsters out there, does not refer to crafting items from duct tape or preparing one's hands for a mixed martial arts bout, but to capturing sounds with one's reel-to-reel magnetic tape recorder.

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     Posted By: Paul - Tue Nov 22, 2011
     Category: Clubs, Fraternities and Other Self-selecting Organizations | Hobbies and DIY | Sports | 1970s

Dana, that's one of the finest weird stories I've heard tell of. Thanks for sharing--now get busy digitizing those movies! Can't wait!
Posted by Paul on 11/22/11 at 01:20 PM
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 11/22/11 at 09:22 PM
I had to look to make sure but Evanstan, IL is just No. Chicago on the lake so winter sports, like curling, would be a "normal" activity.

I wonder why bowling is on the list. There should be enough Krauts in the area to support at least 3 alleys.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 11/23/11 at 12:08 AM
Sure, there's this rather large puddle of water just east of them.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 11/23/11 at 08:23 AM
Fascinating history, ScoutC. Thanks!
Posted by Paul on 11/23/11 at 03:57 PM
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