Newsletter for the Rotary Club of Geraldton Greenough - Issue No.: 484 Issue Date: 13 Aug, 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
15 Aug, 18
Peter Sukiennik
Clark Scarff
Lew Hills
Glenn O'Brien
Viki Fennell
Graeme Bylund
Robert Houwen
Laurie Dines
22 Aug, 18
Raj Mavath
Peter Svensson
Bruce Ralph
Steve Muir
Michelle Mitchell
Tony Emmott
Hugh Lavery
Kim Stokes
29 Aug, 18
Dan Crisp
Ray Haynes
Paul Pirrottina
Geoff Wood
Terry Stewart
Clark Scarff
Grant Woodhams
Stu Watson
05 Sep, 18
Tim Duggan
Phil Martin
Ian Taylor
Douglas Bruce
Scott Bennett
Geoff Watson
Bruce Ralph
Ray Haynes
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