75th Anniversary of Rotary International Print Page
A Direction Finder was erected to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the founding of Rotary International in 1905.
Rotary International is an international service organization whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. It is a secular organization open to all persons regardless of race, colour, creed, religion, gender, or political preference.
The first Rotary Club was formed when attorney Paul P. Harris called together a meeting of three business acquaintances in downtown Chicago, at Harris' friend Gustave E. Loehr's office in the Unity Building on Dearborn Street on February 23, 1905. In addition to Harris and Loehr (a mining engineer and freemason), Silvester Schiele (a coal merchant), and Hiram E. Shorey (a tailor) were the other two who attended this first meeting. The members chose the name Rotary because initially they rotated subsequent weekly club meetings to each other's offices, although within a year, the Chicago club became so large it became necessary to adopt the now-common practice of a regular meeting place.
|Address:||Trafalgar Street, Manly, 4179|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -27.45109|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||23-February-1905|
|Actual Event End Date:||23- February-1980|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 23rd February, 1980|
ERECTED BY THE ROTARY CLUB OF WYNNUM AND MANLY TO COMMEMORATE THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF ROTARY INTERNATIONAL ON FEBRUARY 23RD 1905.