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District 6950, Zone 33-34, Rotary International,
Rotary E-Club of Southeast USA and Caribbean

The Club is based in Zone 34 which includes Florida,Georgia, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. Membership is not limited to this Zone as we serve

the Rotary World.

Our weekly Rotary Meeting (consisting of our weekly program and the forum) officially begins at 6 PM (Eastern Time) each Saturday and continues 24 hour a day till 5 PM the following Friday.

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Black Friday

Friday, November 27, 2020, 6:00 AM until 6:30 AM
Philadelphia, PA  
Rotary International
Registration is not Required
Black Friday, the holiday, can be traced back to Philadelphia during the 1950s. Every year, thousands of people would flock into the shopping districts of downtown Philly. Originally, it was just flocks of people who had come into the city in preparation to see the football game that was held between the Army and Navy the Saturday following Thanksgiving. So many people would show up, that the Philadelphia police department would have to work extra shifts to deal with the extra crowds and traffic. Eventually, retailers began to offer these potential shoppers special “deals” which inflated the traffic even further. This led to traffic jams, shoplifting and sometimes assaults. As a result, some of the police officers began to refer to the day as Black Friday – a negative term which stuck almost immediately.