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A wheel has been the symbol of Rotary International since earliest days. The first design was made in 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 and Movement."
Most of the early clubs had some form of wagon wheel on their publications and letterheads. Finally, in 1922, it was decided that all Rotary clubs should adopt a single design as the exclusive emblem of Rotarians. Thus, in 1923, the present gear wheel, with 24 cogs and six spokes was adopted by the "Rotary International Association." A group of engineers advised that the geared wheel was mechanically unsound and would not work without a "keyway" in the center of the gear to attach it to a power shaft. So, in 1923 the keyway was added and the design which we now know was formally adopted as the official Rotary International emblem.
On Saturday, May 11, 2013, the Rotary Club of Capitol Hill and the Tyler Elementary School co-sponsored a fundraising pancake breakfast held from 8 AM to 11 AM. The event was held at the Tyler Elementary School at 1001 G Street, SE (10th and G Street, SE), just a short walk from the Eastern Market and Potomac Ave. metro stations on the blue and orange lines. All proceeds benefited the Rotary Club of Capitol Hill Foundation and the Tyler Elementary School.
The Rotary Club of Capitol Hill and the Tyler Elementary School appreciated all of your support!
The 2013 Three District Conference was a great opportunity to learn more about what our region is doing and to exchange ideas and meet new friends. The sessions were informative and timely. RCCH Delegation was visible and well connected. Our incoming District Governor Peter Kyle was all over the place, so get ready for 2014 District Conference.
The Rotary Club of Capitol Hill has one of the highest contribution per member ratio in the District. It is a proud tradition we hope everyone will support. The Every Rotarian, Every Year (EREY) initiative encourages all Rotary club members to help us reach our goal to support The Rotary Foundation financially each year. Rotary's: Worldwide 20102-2013 EREY fundraising goal (Annual Fund goal) is US$120 million.
One World Education just became adopted by DC Public School (DCPS) as their only high school writing program to be used district wide during the 2013-2014 school year.
This partnership expands our work from a program to enhance the curriculum to a staple part of it. Through this partnership, our programs will serve 5000 students - every 9th and 10th grade student - and approximately 150 teachers.
The support of the Rotary Club will now reach every public school student in DC schools.
Thank you, Paxton, for delivering signed speaker books to Tyler Elementary School. Pictured L to R are: Principal Jennifer Frentress and Reading Specialist Kyla Dunn. Frentress expressed her appreciation:"We are very grateful for these books from the Rotary Club of Capitol Hill. We plan to use them as a kind of 'roving library' by putting them on a cart and taking them from room to room. We appreciate the community's support for this school."
Between October and November 2012, the members of the Rotary Club of Capitol Hill donated and distributed nearly 500 Student Dictionaries to more than 25 area elementary schools as part of their annual Rotary Day Dictionary Project.
The Rotary Club of Capitol Hill embraces more social media. Meetup is the Club's sixth and newest online social networking portal. It facilitates offline group meetings in various localities around the world and here in Washington, DC. Meetup allows members to find and join groups unified by a common interest, such as politics, books, games, movies, health, careers or Rotary Clubs.
Catch the excitement: Cappers visited 13 schools and delivered 702 dictionaries to delighted third graders. Pictures below show club members and guests labeling dictionaries at Club Assembly on October 16. Also pictured are snaps of members with 3rd graders.
Club members and guests labeled dictionaries at October 16 Club Assembly.
The Rotary Club of Capitol Hill's New Generations Service recognizes the positive change implemented by youth and young adults through leadership development activities, involvement in community and international service projects and exchange programs that enrich and foster world peace and cultural understanding.
The Club is currently empowering and mentoring youth leaders at Cesar Chavez Charter High School and Eastern Senior High School in Washington, DC. In 2012 the Rotary Club provided several $5,000 post-secondary scholarships to Capitol Hill high school seniors, and will do so again in 2013. And in 2011, the Rotary Club of Capital worked with the Washington DC’s Ronald McDonald’s House to support funding of playground equipment for their new housing site in Northeast Washington, DC.