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“Let There Be Peace on Earth.”

 “Let There Be Peace on Earth.”Let There Be Peace on Earth and let it begin with me.
Let There Be Peace on Earth, the peace that was meant to be!
With God as our Father, brothers all are we.
Let me walk with my brother in perfect harmony.
Let peace begin with me. Let this be the moment now.
With ev’ry breath I take, let this be my solemn vow;
To take each moment and live each moment in peace eternally!
Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me!

Have you ever noticed how music does wonders to your mood? When you are tensed or angry, one of your favorite tracks can soothe you down instantly. Even your closest family or friend cannot always have such an im[act on you, but your music can.

Similarly, if you have been listening to a strong track with immense emotions, be it anger or depression, you are bound to experience those emotions yourself. You will see how your mood changes within minutes of listening to such music. This is the immense impact music has on a person.

When a person is going through some trauma or if there is chaos around, a peaceful music track can help people calm down along with physical actions that are necessary to be taken. Rotary has a collection of such tracks, it uses for its projects. Children, who have been abandoned or have no future, require more than money to turn their lives around. In such cases, good music could be soothing to their soul and can calm them down enough to listen to what is being said to them. It can even help in removing some of the negative emotions.

If you walk into an office, you are bound to see people working with headphones. While their brains and hands are working, their ears and soul are busy listening to some good music. This helps them have a healthy lifestyle and also helps in reducing stress. Even traders who are under high pressure every single minute, can calm themselves down with some music. Though automated software like Infinity App can reduce their workload and stress, trading is still a high pressure job and some music can be of great help.


Jill Jackson Miller, author of “Let There Be Peace on Earth.”

Written by Sy Miller and Jill Jackson Circa 1955

“And when I attempted suicide and I didn’t succeed, I knew for the first time unconditional love�which God is. God is unconditional love. You are totally loved, totally accepted, just the way you are. In that moment I was not allowed to die, and something happened to me which is very difficult to explain. I had an eternal moment of truth, in which I knew I was loved, and knew I was here for a purpose.”

Jill Jackson Miller, author of “Let There be Peace on Earth,” describing events in her early life that developed her unique philosophy of Peace. 

The song “Let There be Peace on Earth” has become a global anthem for peace. The late Jill Jackson Miller, an actress and songwriter, wrote “Let There be Peace on Earth” in the summer of 1955. Since that time the song and its message has circulated around the globe.

Miller movingly speaks of her early life�how she became an orphan as a young girl, and her difficult journey through foster care, that led her into despair and attempted suicide. She describes that it was then that she realized the presence of a higher power in her life and how she eventually came to write the song. It is a song that has rippled and spread around the world, taking on a life of its own, as people began to live the message and share the song.




A wheel has been the symbol of Rotary since our earliest days. The first design was made by Chicago Rotarian Montague Bear, an engraver who drew a simple wagon wheel, with a few lines to show dust and motion. The wheel was said to illustrate “Civilization and Movement.” Most of the early clubs had some form of wagon wheel on their publications and letterheads. Finally, in 1922, it was decided that all Rotary clubs should adopt a single design as the exclusive emblem of Rotarians. Thus, in 1923, the present gear wheel, with 24 cogs and six spokes was adopted by the “Rotary International Association.” A group of engineers advised that the geared wheel was mechanically unsound and would not work without a “keyway” in the center of the gear to attach it to a power shaft. So, in 1923 the keyway was added and the design which we now know was formally adopted as the official Rotary International emblem. http://www.icufr.org/abc/abc01.htm

Also see “Trademarks” and “Why so many cogs?”
Got a wheel of your own to show? send a message: www.historycomment.org
Technology has changed our lives to a great extent. When Rotary International was founded, the members had to travel far and wide to find locations that needed help and people had to physically go there to understand the actual condition of the place. Today, one can see satellite images of almost any area on earth. For those places that are not mapped quiet well, one person can go and click photos of the area and share it with a large group instantly. This reduces the need for the members to travel to every location.

As a result, not only do members save their money from not having to travel frequently, they save a lot of their time too.  Time is of essence for everyone and more so for such people as socializing and working for the betterment of the society is not their full time profession. These members earn a reasonable income from their career and spend a part of savings on these clubs.

Some of them even go far as investing in the share market and use the returns earned from it to help the needy. This way, they have a secured savings and continue to add to that fund, while their money earns a decent revenue to help the needy.

Many seek the help of professional traders to invest in the right instruments, while some use the Orion Code, to invest without the help of a trader. This automated trading software enables one to invest in the binary options all by themselves, and removes the need to know much about the market..

Historic Wheels

Dr. Wolfgang Ziegler

Also see our section on Rotary history in German

RGHF Wheels & Logos, not all necessarily approvable

The First RGHF Logo

Another Early RGHF Logo

This, the second RGHF logo, was abandoned since it did not follow RI guidelines.

An early RGHF graphic

Our present logo, designed by the famed Tord Elfwendahl of Sweden

Miscellaneous Wheels

Fun Wheels

Dr. Wolfgang Ziegler

Examples of Wheels which may not be in compliance with RI Regulations


Fun Designs

Rtn. Chandraakant Dalal, RC of Mumbai North Island, Dist 3140 India