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30-May-2017
30-May-2017

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown

A rotunda commemorates the centenary of Rotary International from 1905 to 2005.
 

 

Location

Address:793 The Esplanade, Opposite Drake Street, Mornington, 3931
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.215293
Long: 145.037327
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community
Approx. Event Start Date:1905
Approx. Event End Date:2005

Dedication

Front Inscription

The Rotary Club of Mornington Inc

Centenary of Rotary Project
1905 - 2005

This gazebo overlooking Mornington Harbour
was provided to the community, for the benefit and enjoyment of citizens and visitors accessing this beauty spot, to commemorate the Centenary of Rotary International in 2005.

The First Rotary Club
was formed in Chicago USA on February 23, 1905, by a young lawyer, Paul Harris, meeting with three of his friends.  Rotary is now a world-wide organization comprised of 1.2 million Rotarians who meet weekly in more than 31,000 clubs across 166 nations.

The Rotary Club of Mornington
the first on the Peninsula, was charted with 18 members on May 29, 1947.

"Service Above Self"

Source: MA
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