Newsletter for the Rotary Club of Geraldton Greenough - Issue No.: 493 Issue Date: 15 Oct, 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
17 Oct, 18
Laurie Dines
Tony Emmott
Lew Hills
Peter Sukiennik
Hugh Lavery
Robert Houwen
Graeme Bylund
Bruce Ralph
24 Oct, 18
Peter Svensson
Lew Hills
Hugh Lavery
Tony Emmott
Paul Pirrottina
Kevin Watson
Phil Martin
Robert Houwen
31 Oct, 18
Kim Stokes
Scott Bennett
Raj Mavath
Clark Scarff
Steve Muir
Stu Watson
Peter Svensson
Grant Woodhams
07 Nov, 18
Glenn O'Brien
Kevin Watson
Michelle Mitchell
Jim Dillon
Laurie Dines
Geoff Wood
Luke Bayley
Hugh Lavery
14 Nov, 18
Douglas Bruce
Zane D'Mello
Geoff Watson
Terry Stewart
Ray Haynes
Ian Taylor
Jim Dillon
Tony Emmott
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