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The planting of 100 trees commemorates the centenary of Rotary International in 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:Ryde Road, Monash Park, Gladesville, 2111
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.822778
Long: 151.126431
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Trees
Monument Theme:Culture
Actual Event Start Date:23-February-1905
Actual Event End Date:23-February-2005


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 3rd April, 2005
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Commemoration of the Centenary of Rotary International (1905 - 2005) with the planting of 100 trees.

Dedicated by Anthony Roberts MP,   Member for Lane Cove on 3rd April 2005.

A joint venture of the Rotary Club of Gladesville and the City of Ryde

Source: MA
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