HISTORY TOLD THROUGH ART
The “R” represents the Rotary Club of Carson City, a sponsor of the mural
Rotary is an international organization and contributes to international projects and programs in addition to helping Carson City in numerous ways. The Rotary Club of Carson City was a large contributor to making this mural possible. The images in the R reflect both local and international works.
The clock is the clock in front of the Legislative building and celebrates Rotary International’s 100th anniversary (1905-2005). The clock was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Carson City but many other Rotary Clubs participated in the project. It contains Rotary’s “Four Way Test”, which has Rotary’s guiding principles: Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build good will and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
The “End Polio Now” in the mural is representative of Rotary International’s commitment to eradicating polio from the earth. Since 1988, there has been a worldwide reduction in polio cases of 99.9%. Members of the club contribute contribute to this campaign every year. (source: endpolio.org)
The globe represents the many ways the Rotary Club of Carson City supports students and education in Carson City and around the world. Every year the club sponsors students through Rotary’s foreign exchange program. The club also awards college scholarships, hosts and funds student music and speech competitions, and honors students weekly for their achievements inside and outside the classroom. Additionally, every year the club awards a grant to a local school so it can complete a special project such as preserving the history of Carson High School or holding special events to promote STEM education.
To learn more about Rotary Clubs of Carson City visit: carsonrotary.org.