Newsletter for the Rotary Club of Geraldton Greenough - Issue No.: 501 Issue Date: 10 Dec, 2018

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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
12 Dec, 18
Hugh Lavery
Glenn O'Brien
Paul Pirrottina
Grant Woodhams
Douglas Bruce
Michelle Mitchell
Geoff Wood
Jim Dillon
19 Dec, 18
Luke Bayley
Ray Haynes
Steve Muir
Kevin Watson
Graeme Bylund
Laurie Dines
Clark Scarff
Ian Taylor
09 Jan, 19
Scott Bennett
Peter Sukiennik
John Gooch
Bruce Ralph
Terry Stewart
Viki Fennell
Raj Mavath
Kim Stokes
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