Title : Celebrate the Rotary Centennial 
Stamp Serial#
2429
KPC#
C-1880 
MICHEL#
 
Scott#
2169 
Date of Issue
02/23/2005
Quantity
1,600,000 
Denomination
220 won 
Design
The Love of Rotarians 
Designer
Shin, Jae-yong 
Image Area
33mm x 23mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5 x 4 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Printing process
and colors
Photogravure, five colors 
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
Founded on February 23, 1905 in Chicago, USA, the Rotary International is an world wide voluntary organization that aims to provide humanitarian services and foster global friendship and peace. At present, approximately 1.21 million Rotarians belong to more than 32,000 Rotary clubs located in 166 countries.

The name "Rotary" is derived from the early practice of rotating meetings among members' offices. Under its principal motto "Service Above Self," Rotary clubs are comprised of businessmen and professionals in local communities. Rotary International has rendered a variety of services during the past century in such areas as diseases, hunger, illiteracy, education, the environment, and others. Furthermore, the Rotary has invested 600 million dollars since 1985 in the effort to eradicate polio from the world. As a result, polio is expected to be eradicated in 2005.

On the occasion of its centennial, Rotary International wins respect for its past endeavors and gains high expectation for the next 100 years of enhancing human dignity and the quality of life.