Rotary Fun Facts

Did you know…

  • The very first Canadian Rotary Cub was in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  • The first Cobourg Rotary female President was Gael Moore 2004/2005.
  • There are currently 34,282 Rotary Clubs worldwide.
  • The first Rotary Cub outside of North America was in Dublin.
  • The current President of Rotary International is Barry Rassin.
  • Why is it called Rotary? Because in the beginning, members rotated between their offices.
  • What is the meaning of the Rotary Wheel? The 6 spokes and 24 teeth symbolize work to be done, not idleness.
  • The current President of the Rotary Club of Cobourg,  Rick Riley,  is the 96th president.
  • The Rotary Club of Cobourg was established in 1921with the first meeting held at the Arlington Hotel on August 23rd in the British Hotel with 23 members.