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A time capsule commemorates the centenary of Rotary International 1905 -2005. 

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, color, 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.



Address:Gillam Street, Berry Showground, Berry, 2535
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.778453
Long: 150.695857
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture
Approx. Event Start Date:1905
Approx. Event End Date:2005


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 4th December, 2005
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The Rotary Club of Berry-Gerringong Inc.

Centenary of Rotary 1905 to 2005

To celebrate the Centenary of Rotary 
International this Time Capsule, filled with
memorabilia from the community of Berry, was
placed on the 4th December 2005, to be raised on
          the 4th December 2030

                " DIG HERE" 

Source: MA
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