The foundations of our club took root in 1921, when Mr. Kisaji Fukushima, who was a member of the Dallas Rotary Club in Texas, came back to Japan and was transferred to Osaka. Here, he talked with Mr. Yukinori Hoshino about the idea of establishing a Rotary Club in Osaka. In 1922, Mr. Hoshino visited the head office in Chicago to see for himself what was involved in setting up a Rotary club. There, he met Mr. Perry who was the secretary of Rotary International and Mr. Hoshino was given responsibility for founding a Rotary Club in Osaka. He convened the first founding preparatory meeting at the Nakanoshima Osaka Hotel in November 1st in the same year. As a result of that meeting, he chose 25 charter members, executed draft plans of detailed regulations and convened an organizational meeting in November 17th 1922.