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The flagpole commemorates the Centenary of Rotary International from February 1905 to February 2005, and the 90th Anniversary of the Rotary Flag from January 1915 to January 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:King William Gardens, Brougham Gardens, North Adelaide, 5006
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.910355
Long: 138.599294
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Flagpole
Monument Theme:Culture
Actual Event Start Date:23-February-1905
Actual Event End Date:23-February-2005


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 4th January, 2005
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This flag pole was erected to commemorate the Centenary of Rotary International

23rd February 1905 - 2005

And the 90th Anniversary of the Rotary Flag
4th January 1915 - 2005

A flag was raised by District 9500 Governor Katina Jones
11am, 4th January 2005

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au