Friday, August 16, 2013

Centenary of Rotary International

Rotary International is a worldwide movement devoted to community and humanitarian services. The Rotary was founded on 23 Feb 1905 in USA by founder Paul Harris, a Chicago lawyer.

The motto of Rotary International "Service Above Self" reflects the organisation's humanitarian principle.

Rotary International is one of the world's largest charitable foundations. Through Rotary Foundation, it promotes humanitarian grants and educational programmes offering hope and understanding for people around the world.

Besides that, it is also a major contributor to the world polio eradication programme. The organisation also continues its role in international peacekeeping activities which began immediately after World War II.

This stamp issue is to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Rotary International. The stamp design features the organisation's colours of blue and gold, with a figure standing on the symbolic wheel holding up the globe. This represents commitment to improving lives around the world.


Date of Issue : 21 Apr 2005
Postmark : Sydney 2000 NSW
Denomination : 50c
Stamp Size : 26mm x 37.5mm
Paper : Tullis Russell
Printing Process : Lithography


Rotary International's commitment to community service began with its first project - public lavatory!

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