Gyro is many things:
But friendship in its finest and most comprehensive articulation, is the foundation underpinning the whole.
Gyro was founded to promote understanding through friendship and the enjoyment of these associations between like-minded men throughout all of North America.
There are three simple, yet all-inclusive objectives:
The task of determining how to meet these objectives is left to the individual clubs, a practice that has proved most successful.
Gyro began in Cleveland, Ohio in April of 1912 and the first Gyro Club in Canada was chartered in Toronto on April 14, 1919. The history of each club is described within its own section of this web site.
North America is divided into 11 districts.
From the state of New York in USA
Gyros include their ladies (Gyrettes) in their social activities and many clubs have separate Gyrette clubs (Thoughts from the International Convention – by Alison Clarkson) Click here to read about the three friends (Paul Schwan, Clarance Handerson and Edmund Kagy) who founded the Gyro Fraternity.