In this book, the interested reader will be able to delve not only into the programmatic principles of the Rotary movement, its problems with the Church and its rise in Spain, but also into the organization and activities of Rotarians in Málaga.

Fundación Málaga publishes an original study by Professor Elías de Mateo, “Los Rotarios en Málaga (1927 – 1936). Un espacio de tolerancia, progreso y solidaridad al filo de la Guerra Civil. This book is co-sponsored by Edipsa, whose headquarters was the Hotel Regina, a meeting place for Rotarians in Málaga.

This publication explores for the first time an unknown phenomenon from our most recent past. In the mid-twenties of the last century, a group of businessmen and professionals from Málaga created a space for debate, mutual help and support for social initiatives and economic progress following the principles of Rotary International founded by Paul P. Harrys in the United States a few years earlier.

The Rotarians from Málaga decidedly promoted projects such as the airport of Málaga or the Torremolinos Golf Course, and they helped with assistance projects such as the School for the Deaf and Blind of Dr. Mérida Nicolich. Even in Málaga, in 1933, the annual Conference of Spanish Rotarians took place with a series of glamorous social events. Finally, here we reveal the relationship of the Málaga Rotarians of the time, important figures such as Jiménez Lombardo, Guerrero Strachan, González Edo, Van Dulken, Laza, Alvarez Net, Temboury, Creixell, Gross, Jiménez Lopera, Lamothe, Rein, Gómez Rodríguez…, as well as the disappearance of this institution during the Civil War and the final destiny of the Málaga Rotarians.