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Rotary Rotunda
Rotary Rotunda

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

A rotunda was constructed as a gift to the people of Gunnedah to celebrate the centenary of Rotary International on the 23rd February 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.

Location

Address:Lloyd Road, Pensioners Hill Reserve, Gunnedah, 2380
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -30.974722
Long: 150.238889
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 26th November, 2006
Front Inscription

THIS ROTUNDA WAS CONSTRUCTED AS A GIFT TO THE COMMUNITY OF GUNNEDAH BY THE MEMBERS OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF
GUNNEDAH- WEST TO CELEBRATE THE CENTENARY OF ROTARY INTERNATIONAL
(23RD FEBRUARY 2005) 

THE ROTUNDA WAS ACCEPTED ON BEHALF OF THE COMMUNITY BY MAYOR GAE SWAIN ON 26TH NOVEMBER 2006

Source: MA
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