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The tree commemorates the 50th anniversary of the death of Paul Harris (1868-1947) who was the founder of Rotary International.

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:Fauna Place & President Avenue, Rotary Park, Kirrawee, 2232
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.035158
Long: 151.069107
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event Start Date:27-January-1947
Actual Event End Date:27-January-1997


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1997
Front Inscription

Plaque :

Service above Self

This tree was planted in 1997 by
  Kenneth C. Simpson,

first Paul Harris Fellow of the
Rotary Club of Sutherland Civic Inc,
  to commemorate the
50th Anniversary of the the passing of
      Paul Harris
Revered founder of Rotary International.

Source: MA
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