Title : Postage Stamp to Commemorate the 70th Anniversary of Rotary International
Stamp Serial#
937 
KPC#
C-639 
MICHEL#
964 
StanGib#
1159 
Scott#
942 
Date of Issue
02/23/1975 
Quantity
2,000,000 
Denomination
10 won 
Design
The earth and the emblem of Rotary International 
Designer
Lee, Keun Moon 
Image Area
36mmí┐23mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5í┐10 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing &Mint Agency of the Repubic of Korea 
Description
February 23,1975 marks the 70th Anniversary of the founding of Rotary International.

This organization of business and professional men was initiated in 1905 by Paul P. Harris, an American lawyer, and his close friends who met in Chicago, to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of building a better society.

The Rotary movement since then has steadily grown into a popular International service organization, which now has 16,091 clubs in 151 countries across the World with a total membership of 760000.

In Korea, the Rotary movement was started in 1927, but was later suspended when World War 2 broke out. After the country was liberated from foreign colonial rule, the movement was resumed with the formation of the Seoul Rotary Club on March 29,1949. Subsequently, the Pusan Rotary club was founded in 1952 and the Taegu Rotary club on June 28, 1955. There are now 12 clubs in the three major-regions of the country with a combined membership of 4987.

To celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Rotary International and widely publicize the organization's lofty ideal of social service and ethical promotion; thereby helping construct a worthier society, the Ministry of Communications is issuing this commemorative Stamp.