Meeting Details of Neighbouring Clubs
Bunyip-Garfield
Garfield Bowling Club
Wednesday @ 6:30pm
Hazelwood
Morwell Bowling Club
1st & 3rd Mondays @ 6:00pm
Pakenham
Pakenham Golf Club
Tuesdays @ 6.15 pm
Moe
Moe RSL
Monday’s @ 6:00pm
Morwell
Morwell RSL
Thursday’s @ 615pm
Trafalgar
Trafalgar Railway Station (Arts)
2nd & 4th Tuesdays  6:00pm
Warragul
Warragul Country Club
Tuesdays @ 6:15pm
 
 
 
History and Meaning of Rotary Wheel
 
 
 
A wheel has been the symbol of Rotary since our earliest days. The first design was made (1905) by Chicago Rotarian Montague Bear, an engraver who drew a simple wagon wheel, with a few lines to show dust and motion. The wheel was said to illustrate "Civilization, Movement and Service work in action." Most of the early clubs had some form of wagon wheel on their publications and letterheads.
 
In 1922, it was decided that all Rotary clubs should adopt a single design as the exclusive emblem of Rotarians. So, the present gear wheel, with 24 teeth and six spokes was adopted by the "Rotary International Association." The gear teeth around the outside represent the fact that work is to be done. The six spokes represent the inner direction and path of our Vocational Service, through the representation of our membership via the classification system. Similarly, these same spokes represent an outward distribution path of Rotary's ideals of service and the Four Way Test… going out toward the community, vocations and businesses that our members represent.
 
A group of engineers advised that the geared wheel was mechanically unsound and would not work without a "keyway" in the centre of the gear to attach it to a power shaft. So, in 1923 the keyway was added to signify the wheel was a "worker and not an idler". The keyway in the centre of the hub is of great significance, because it represents the individual Rotarian member, who is the key factor in every club. Quality members are the keys, needed for the hub to engage with the shaft and turn, putting the energy into motion and creating the power for the gears to do their work.
 
At the 1929 Rotary International Convention, it was determined that blue and gold would be the official colours of the organization, so the wheel was designed with these colours. The four blue bands within the outer radius of the gear represent our four avenues of service. The design which we now know was formally adopted as the official Rotary International emblem.
 
The six spokes could also be considered to represent the six focus areas for service projects approved and funded by Rotary Foundation Global Grants.
  1. Basic Education and Literacy, 2. Disease Prevention and Treatment, 3. Economic and Community Development,4. Maternal and Child Health, 5. Peace and Conflict prevention/resolution, 6. Providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene.
 
 
Club Information

Welcome to our Club!

Drouin
We meet Tuesdays at 6:30 PM
Hong Kong Inn Restaurant
51 Princes Way (P O Box 102)
opposite Bendigo Bank
DROUIN, VIC  3818
Australia

Phone:
0490 952 434
 
Club Executives & Directors
President & Director - Membership
Secretary/Admin
Treasurer
President Elect
IPP & Director - Special Projects
Director - Service Projects
Director - New Generations
Director - Fundraising
Director - Foundation
Club Protection Officer
Sergeant-at-Arms
Rotary Family
Director - Insurance & Risk Management
Executive Secretary/Director
On to Conference