Rotary clubs are found all over the United States and Internationally. The Rotary Foundation was formed as a group of people that want to make a difference. Today, there are more than 1.2 million members and more than 34,000 clubs around the world. If you are in charge of creating a Rotary Club logo for your organization, then you know the goal of the Rotary Club is to serve people worldwide providing humanitarian assistance in many areas.
Your Rotary Club logo will apply to your specific club and the area of the country where you are located. Some Rotary Club logos are even more specific, encapsulating the particular character of that club. Rotary Clubs are given much latitude as to their governing officers and the way they conduct their meetings.
In 1905, the Rotary’s emblem began as a wagon wheel. The wheel was moving and had dust to show the movement. This early design was created by a member of the Rotary Club in Chicago and was meant to convey the message of civilization on the move. Rotary Clubs countrywide adopted this recognizable emblem.
Today’s standard Rotary Club emblem is a wheel made with 24 cogs attached to six spokes. It has a keyway shape at the middle to symbolize the club being a useful tool for world humanity efforts. This design was made official in 1929 and the Rotary Club’s International Convention.
As a Rotary Club member, if you’ve been assigned the task of creating a logo for your club, you can start with this adopted wheel emblem, found in several formats on the official Rotary Club website, and adapt it to portray the character of your club. There are some rules and regulations concerning the exact Rotary Club emblem, which can also be found on their website.
When deciding to layout the design for your Rotary Club logo so you can work with a graphic design artist, keep in mind the colors and possible images for your club. Many Rotary Clubs create logos with wither the Rotary Club emblem as the main image, or even so far as using it as a small element of their logo as in a sun over a sunset or the middle of a flower. Some clubs have a western motif and others a nautical design. It will be advantageous for you to consult some of the club leaders is their vision for the club’s logo.
Discuss Several Elements Besides the Rotary Club Emblem:
1. Colors desired for the logo
2. Font style or type
3. Additional images or design elements
4. Any other text they may want to include
A Rotary Club is a club to be proud of, so share your club’s strengths through your logo design choices.