Newsletter for the Rotary Club of Geraldton Greenough - Issue No.: 537 Issue Date: 19 Aug, 2019

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More Success in the Raffle than Golf!

Our Rotary Wheel

Scotty Bennett informed us on the origins of the Rotary Wheel.

Wine was won by WXL.

 

What the Rotary Wheel RepresentsRotary International Wheel

A wheel has been the symbol of Rotary since our earliest days. The first design was a simple wagon wheel, with a few lines to show dust and motion. The wheel was said to illustrate “Civilization and Movement.” Most of the early Rotary clubs had wheel symbols on their publications and letterheads. In 1922, it was decided that all Rotary clubs adopt a single design as an exclusive emblem of Rotarians. Thus, in 1923, the present gear wheel, with 24 cogs and six spokes was adopted. A group of engineers advised that the geared wheel was mechanically unsound and would not work without a “keyway” in the center of the gear to attach it to a power shaft. So, in 1923, the keyway was added and the design which we now know was formally adopted as the Rotary International emblem.

Early Rotary Wheel

 

Author: Geoff Wood

Published: 7 June, 2018

 


Meeting Rosters
Date
Setup & Door
Setup & Door
Guest Speaker Host
Invocation & Toast
Raffle & Rotary Cor
Guest Speaker Thanks
Fines Master
Student
21 Aug, 19
Geoff Wood
Ray Haynes
Raj Mavath
Douglas Bruce
Terry Stewart
Hugh Lavery
Douglas Bruce
Ray Haynes
28 Aug, 19
Tom Maina
Douglas Bruce
Kevin Watson
Grant Woodhams
Graeme Bylund
Lew Hills
Steve Muir
Clark Scarff
04 Sep, 19
Kerryn Horo
Tony Emmott
Robert Houwen
Phil Martin
Bruce Ralph
Laurie Dines
Peter Sukiennik
Kevin Watson
11 Sep, 19
Hugh Lavery
Peter Svensson
Douglas Bruce
Geoff Watson
Jason McCarthy
Jim Dillon
Kim Stokes
Robert Houwen
18 Sep, 19
Bill Frazer
Raj Mavath
Viki Fennell
Dan Crisp
Phil Martin
Graeme Bylund
Michelle Mitchell
Hugh Lavery
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