Newsletter for the Rotary Club of Geraldton Greenough - Issue No.: 507 Issue Date: 21 Jan, 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
23 Jan, 19
Geoff Wood
Glenn O'Brien
Grant Woodhams
Paul Pirrottina
Jim Dillon
Hugh Lavery
Bruce Ralph
Terry Stewart
30 Jan, 19
Luke Bayley
Ray Haynes
John Gooch
Kevin Watson
Graeme Bylund
Laurie Dines
Michelle Mitchell
Bruce Ralph
06 Feb, 19
Graeme Bylund
Viki Fennell
Hugh Lavery
Scott Bennett
Peter Sukiennik
Kim Stokes
Clark Scarff
Lew Hills
13 Feb, 19
Phil Martin
Glenn O'Brien
Grant Woodhams
Paul Pirrottina
Jim Dillon
Hugh Lavery
Steve Muir
Geoff Wood
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