The founders of Rotary chose a wheel as their emblem. They did not choose a rubber-tyred wheel, for Rotary carries no passengers. They chose, instead, a powerful gear-wheel with teeth designed for heavy duty. The teeth of the wheel are the members of Rotary. They do their work intermeshed with other men and women. If one tooth is broken or absent, the work of the wheel is impaired or stopped. The teeth are bound solidly together by the rim which is the club. The spokes of the wheel are the meetings of the club. At regular intervals, they impart to the members the inspiring and resistless drive of the central shaft, the spirit of Rotarians throughout the world”.