Rotary Factoids

Rotary Factoids - Did you know?

Factoid #1

The Four Way Test (by which all Rotarians should judge their actions) -

  •     Is it the Truth?
  •     Is it Fair to all concerned?
  •     Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
  •     Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

...... appears in all sorts of unexpected locations for example, a pin inscribed with the text was planted on the surface of the Moon by astronaut Buzz Aldrin, during his July, 1969 moonwalk !

Factoid #2

Helping the war effort

From a Rotary Bulletin from Parry Sound, Canada   During the World War II the Rotary Santa Claus parade was given up and the money budgeted for this was sent annually to England to help with the war-stricken bombed-out children. The amount sent was about $400

Factoid #3

Toilets anyone?

The first project of the first Rotary club of Chicago was installation of public toilets in the city.

Factoid #4

Women members

The first women joined Rotary in 1987. Today, more than 196,000 woman are members of Rotary International.

Factoid #5

Doing the rounds?

The name "Rotary" is derived from the early practice of the rotation of meeting locations

Factoid #6

The farthest distance traveled by a Rotary Banner?

A Rotary banner orbited the moon with astronaut Frank Borman, a member of the Houston Space Centre Rotary Club.

Factoid #7

The most remote?

The members of the Rotary Club of Papeeta, Tahiti have a bit of a challenge doing a "scatter week" because their club is located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. 


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