One of the most profound moments in the history of the Rotary Club of Marshall Texas happened Thursday April 27, 1987, at 12:46 p.m., during the regular Meeting of the club, as reported by Laureen Tedesco of "The Marshall News Messenger".  Two women were inducted into the club--- Mrs. Carolyn Abney, and Mrs. Patti Harris.  
When Rotary International recently began admitting women, the Marshall Rotary club decided to take the initiative.  The group would take the lead in the state and invite worthy women as new members. The first of those, Carolyn Abney and Patti Harris were inducted Thursday amid applause, television cameras, laughter, and on Mrs. Harris’ part, near tears.  They were honored, the women said, to be in Rotary