Dear Fellow Rotarians,
On the front line of this year's logo is the crest
of a wave, representing my island, Bahamas, and the sea that surrounds
it. The sea represents inspiration, and the waves are that inspiration
striking the Earth. The waves are a primitive force of nature: constant,
reliable and incessant. They change the world not only through your
strength, but also through your constancy. Consider the Rotary another
force of nature: a relentless force that creates positive change
around the world.
The size and strength of the sea come from one source, but a combination
of several. Streams that descend by mountains, streams and valleys
serpentearam rivers that crossed megacities – all came together
in one body. As sea, they are inspiration; as wave impact. When
you see this wave, we understand the strength of our collective
work and the unrivalled range that we as global citizens, people
in action and Rotarians.
Multicolored sun rays behind the wave symbolize the diversity found
in Rotary and the energy that this dynamic and lively background
brings to all the initiatives that we participate. We have different
backgrounds, different cultures and different skills. However, these
differences do not divide us. On the contrary, they unite us –
because our vision is a just.
Under the wave we see a heart. Rotary has heart and we feel empathy
for those who suffer, making our mission to help those who need
On the right side, the wave sculpts the sunlight in the form of
a candle. This candle symbolizes the intrinsic direction of Rotary:
we know where we're going and we just concentrate on our goals.
There is nothing that can stop us. Our connection, constancy, commitment
and heart allow us to have an impact as strong as that of a wave
that opens a channel through the rock. Today, nothing remains for
us unless we take a step forward in our own clubs, neighbourhoods
and communities, and Be The Inspiration.
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