The Rotary Club of Brighton Flag was developed by Cyril Tucker, Charter Member and Past President— 1964-65. This small pennant features a triangular symbol that represents the Twelve Corners Triangle, the heart of the Brighton Community.
The pennant has a background of cadet gray to remind us that we are all enlisted in the Rotary effort. In addition, the central Rotary Emblem is displayed in the center of a chevron in regimental colors to indicate that we are all united in a common purpose. You will note that these chevron stripes cross each other to form the triangle that typifies the locale in which the Club was started— that is, at Brighton’s “Twelve Corners.”
In fact, the Club was started in the Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church. Twelve Corners is formed by the intersection of Elmwood Avenue, Monroe Avenue and Winton Road, the main thoroughfares that developed from early Indian trails.
Monroe Avenue was the route of Seneca Indians from Niagara Falls to the Council fires on Gunundawah Hill. Elmwood Avenue was the trail from Indian Landing, where the Indian Canoes, traversin Lake Ontario, landed to take an overland trail to the Indian village of Totiakton below Rochester Junction.
The three chevrons, each representing one of these roads, then form a triangle that typifies the spirit, min and body.Where each of these highways cross, four corners is formed, which represents the Rotary Four Way Test.
Together these three four corners at each crossing make up the “Twelve Corners,” for which the Brighton area is well known. The banner is hemmed and hung by a cord of red and blue— red fir courage and blue for loyalty and friendship. The staff from which the pennant hangs is tipped at each end by simulated arrowheads, representing the Indian origin of the region, which our Club represents.