Kent Steinbrueck President St Louis Rotary 2020-2021

Presidential Telegram – Kent Steinbrueck ~ July 30. 2020

Presidential Telegram A quote of inspiration “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” Thomas A. Edison   Each week I will highlight something about Rotary that all Rotarians should know or be aware of.  ROTARY Mottos – The first motto of Rotary International, “He Profits Most Who Serves Best,” was approved at the second Rotary Convention, held in Portland, Oregon, in August 1911. The phrase was first stated by a Chicago Rotarian, Art Sheldon, who made a speech in 1910 which included the remark, “He profits…

Kent Steinbrueck President St Louis Rotary 2020-2021

Presidential Telegram – Kent Steinbrueck ~ July 23, 2020

Presidential Telegram     A quote of inspiration   “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” Nelson Mandela   Each week I will highlight something about Rotary that all Rotarians should know or be aware of. THE ROTARY WHEEL – A wheel has been the symbol of Rotary since our earliest days. The first design was made 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 and Movement.” Most of the early clubs had some form of wagon wheel on their…

Kent Steinbrueck President St Louis Rotary 2020-2021

Presidential Telegram – Kent Steinbrueck ~ July 16, 2020

Presidential Telegram   Each week I will highlight something about Rotary that all Rotarians should know or be aware of. In August 1912, the Rotary Club of London received its charter from the International Association of Rotary Clubs, marking the first acknowledged Rotary club outside North America. It later became known that the Dublin club in Ireland was organized before the London club, but the Dublin club did not receive its charter until after the London club was chartered. During World War I, Rotary in Britain increased from 9 to 22 clubs, and other early clubs in other nations included those in Cuba in 1916, Philippines in…

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