The fifth oldest Rotary Club in Florida, the Miami Rotary Club received its charter on March 1, 1917. The club was heavily involved in Miami's early civic development. The organization is responsible for bringing important nationally recognized organizations to the city, such as the YMCA, the Boy Scouts of America, and the Humane Society. The club's first president, Dr. James Jackson, had Jackson Memorial Hospital established in his honor upon his death in 1926. Other notable members involved with the club over the years include Frank B. Schuttes, Frank B. Stoneman, John Clausen, Rodney D. Burning, and Dr. Bascom Palmer.