Wolfgang Ziegler Collection

The Rotary pin of King Farouk of Egypt displayed in the Royal Palace of Abdeen

Provided by RGHF Chair Emeritus Nevine Abdelkhalek, Cairo

The Rotary pin of King Farouk of Egypt displayed in the Royal Palace of Abdeen

Provided by RGHF Chair Emeritus Nevine Abdelkhalek, Cairo

Winnipeg Pin

Past Rotarians Club

Ancient Rotary Pin?

Attendance Pin

Toronto Convention Memento

Rotary Bell

Gavel

Logo Paperweight

Rotary Headquarters hotel

Chicago #1 signature

The Officers and Directors Rotary International for 1939 – 1940. Havana Convention

General Secretary Ches Perry and RI President Elect Pereira hold in informal conference

Plaque on Unity Bldg

50 yr men – Ruggles

Chicago 50th Dinner

Chicago 50th Dinner

Houston 50th Anniversary

District 17 Conference – 1919 with a cover photo of “Black Jack” Pershing

The 1936 convention Hunter Trophy

Host committee welcoming the Johnson’s to Atlantic City for the 1936 convention

The Atlantic City 1936 convention convention hall

Formal 1936 convention reception for the Johnson’s

After Johnson’s 1936 convention speech

A University Group Looks At the Rotary Club of Chicago

A Paul Harris Portrait

Harry Ruggles Platform for 1909

A cartoon from the Chicago Tribune depicting Rotary Vocational Service

An Early Rotary song book from the Wolfgang Ziegler collection

The Index, note that there are songs in many languages

Historic District 6900 publication

Memento of Michigan USA

A very early club dinner, 1919. Note “Service Not Self” still in use

The menu did not include any alcoholic drinks

Pin dedicated to world peace

Director Frank Hatfield, from “ROTARY, A Business Mans Interpretation”, by Frank H. Lamb, RC of Hoquiam, Washington, 1927. The poem “About Ben Adhem” is also from this book. “Service is the rent you pay for the space you occupy in the world.”

1932 Hurricane in Cuba

Diamond Rotary Pin 

Rotary Rose

And gold would not be precious, if we all had gold to share…

There are many silver tokens and dollars with the Rotary wheel, but only two coins in gold I know of:

2 Scudi from San Marino for our centennial, and

 

A half crown for the 25th anniversary

Of the RC Gibraltar

 

 

 

 

 

A Rotary tool for serving

Or for???

Many “Inner Wheel” offices held

 

 

A US Penny

From RC of Kansas City

English Rotary Award

English Rotary Award

English Rotary Award

English Rotary Award

Acknowledged in the British Rotary Magazine

Keep your money in the Rotary spirit

Bookmark

Letter opener

r golfing Rotarians

who also read?

Pin for District 5150, N. California home of SF#2

Christmas Greetings Circa WWII

Christmas Greetings

Christmas Greetings

Personal Greeting from Wolfgang

Christmas Greetings

Christmas Greetings

1954 Image from France
I discovered the attached lithography in eBay. Our Club bought it and we’ll present it to our twin club Maisons-Laffite for its 20th anniversary in 2010

The cup was given to the late Rotarian Hillard-Steinböhmer on February 24, 1956 by the Rotary Club Lübeck

The cup was made 1901 in London by Daniel and John Wellby, so the Rotary emblem was evidently attached later

The Replica Golf Trophy from the Yeovil Rotary Club given to John Cliddon in 1925 was made in the same year in Birmingham

The cup was given to the late Rotarian Hillard-Steinböhmer on February 24, 1956 by the Rotary Club Lübeck

Heart

Both from the Bronx Rotary Club

Both from the Bronx Rotary Club

arious Rotary Money Clips

Bolo Tie

Benefactor

“Le Rotary Club de Charleroi au Rotarian Cobut Maximum de Presences en 1935 a son club”

“Le Rotary Club de Charleroi au Rotarian Cobut Maximum de Presences en 1935 a son club”

“El Club Rotario de Mariano al Dr. J. Galletti Pimentel por sus 36 anos de ejercicio dia del medico Dic. 3 1943”

“El Club Rotario de Mariano al Dr. J. Galletti Pimentel por sus 36 anos de ejercicio dia del medico Dic. 3 1943”

The cigar cutter was given to George Slingerland by Celia. It was manufactured by Crowe, Chicago (Pat. March 9, 1926). Regards, Wolfgang

The cigar cutter was given to George Slingerland by Celia. It was manufactured by Crowe, Chicago (Pat. March 9, 1926). Regards, Wolfgang

Rotary Europe

Rotary USA

FANTACY PINS

FANTACY PINS

FANTACY PINS

FANTACY PINS

FANTACY PINS

FANTACY PINS

FANTACY PINS

FANTACY PINS

District 6450

Rotary in New Jersey

Rotary in Scotland

District 5950

Frontier Bucks from Prescott, Arizona USA

A FEW CONVENTIONS

Barcelona 2002

Calgary 1996

Chicago 2005

Nice 1995

Nice 1995

Theme 1987

2002

1961

London 75th anniversary

Tapai 1994

Spoons

Thousand Smiles

2000

“From the friends of the other Munich clubs”

Batistero Di S. Pietro In Agilate

“Rotary Club – Sergeno – Desio – Carate Brianza”

The medallion was given to the RC Munich on its 50th anniversary from the other Munich Rotary clubs

Cufflinks from Ziegler

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Women and Rotary

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Of interest, but not “Rotary International”
A reminder that there are other “rotary” items in the world, but ours is special.

From Wolfgang Ziegler: “in May 2005 I wrote an article for our Rotary magazine ‘More Than a Symbol – a Trademark.’ Since in the Anglo-American language everything that rotates has the prefix “Rotary”, you have a ‘rotary hammer’, ‘rotary wings’ and so on. Only a few articles have a legal claim to the name ‘Rotary’. In the year 1905, Paul could have used a postcard from a photo company named “Rotary”.2005 article on Rotary by Wolfgang Ziegler

To post these cards with stamps from a rotary press (‘rotary stamps’), Paul had to wait until 1915. A Mr. Dreyfuss founded a watch company in 1895, but used the name ‘Rotary’ for his new watches only since 1926. Because of the success of these watches he changed the name of his company to Rotary in 1956. Engines that cleaned the streets from snow during the times of Paul were called ‘rotary snow blowers’, invented in 1870 by a Toronto dentist J. W. Elliot, but used the first time approximately in 1920 in Ontario. Also Paul had to wait a little to dial phone numbers by himself – you needed a rotating dial – ‘rotary phones’. Finally, also during Paul’s lifetime, a certain Felix Wankel worked on a reciprocating engine –

 

May the wheel continue to rotate and bring friends together!

 

Quilts

Oil

Tobacco

Cigarettes

Makers Of Memorabilia
Serving Rotary since 1911

Founded in 1685 by Huguenot immigrants, Toye Kenning & Spencer has designed and manufactured Rotary regalia since the latter’s creation over 100 years ago. From its operations in Birmingham and Bedworth, the company makes Rotary & Inner Wheel regalia, gifts and furnishings.

Still family-run, the company is imbued with a culture of continual reinvestment and values highly the talent within the business, its imaginative designers inspiring its craftsmen and women, who are experts in weaving, lace-making, embroidery and gold and silver wire making and enamelling.

As the Rotary Global History Fellowship says, history is a ‘blueprint’ that can be used to ‘remodel’ the present; an approach that echoes that of Toye Kenning & Spencer.

“Our longevity is built on a solid foundation of superb craft skills, quality and service and our openness to change,” explained Fiona Toye, chief executive of Toye Kenning & Spencer. “We use our past to inform our future and so are always willing to embrace the latest innovations and technology without ever compromising our craft skills,”

The original founder of the firm resumed the traditional family business of weaving, lace-making, embroidery and gold and silver wire making after fleeing France when Louis XIV introduced punitive restrictions on Huguenots.

The business was passed from father to son, always adopting new technologies, such as the Jacquard Loom along the way. Toye Kenning & Spencer was awarded its Royal Warrant for the supply of gold and silver laces, insignia and embroidery, after embroidering the Queen’s Coronation Robes in 1952.

Today, every product manufactured in the Birmingham factory is handmade, the process encompassing tool and die making, stamping or casting, vitreous enamelling, polishing and mounting and engraving. Textile production takes place in Bedworth, where the team specialises in narrow fabric weaving, manufacturing miles of coloured ribbons, braids and laces. They are also particularly skilled in hand and machine embroidery and making crafted hats and caps for the military, home security, corporate, sports and show business markets.

The company brings this expertise to bear when manufacturing Rotary and Inner Wheel regalia. Every RIBI President receives a Jewel on leaving office and when the time came to prepare one for Jim Moulson (RIBI President 2010 / 2011) the decision was taken to refresh the design. The combination of Toye Kenning & Spencer’s design expertise and UK-based craft skills made it possible to respond.

As sales director, Nick Ellwood explained: “Sensitive to the values and goals of Rotary, our design team evolved the design. We then went on to create the new dies.

“The old expression ‘the die is cast’ is particularly pertinent as that governs not just the accuracy of the pieces produced from it, but also their ‘colour’ (or character) so we are careful to get it right. That standard is carried through to the finishing, polishing and assembly of the components.

“Perhaps the most literally eye catching part of the process for visitors on one of our factory tours is the vitreous enamel, which turns as if by magic from a powder to clear coloured glass picking up every facet of the pattern of the metal beneath.

“The piece was then married with one of our ribbons woven in the sister factory in Bedworth.”

“We welcome visitors,” concluded Nick. “If you would like to see for yourself how we design and manufacture regalia for Rotary and Inner Wheel we would be delighted to show you around our Bedworth and Birmingham factories.”

To arrange a visit, email nick.ellwood@toye.com

Toye Kenning & Spencer story provided by Cathy Connan and contributed by RGHF member Tim Tucker

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