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Each Rotary year the President of Rotary International sets a theme for Rotarians and their Clubs to adopt in their activities.  Rotary also has a set of monthly themes throughout the year, which Clubs can reference for activities and PR.

The theme distills into a simple phrase the mission for that year’s President, and provides inspiration and motivation for all Rotarians to achieve more. 


This year:

2022-2023 Jennifer Jones: "Imagine Rotary"

2021-2022 Shekhar Mehta: "Serve to Change Lives"

2020-2021 Holger Knaack : "Rotary Opens Opportunities"

2019-2020  Mark Daniel Maloney  : "Rotary Connects The World"

2018-2019  Barry Rassin  : "Be The Inspiration"

2017-2018 Ian Riseley  : "Rotary Making A Difference"

2016-2017 John F Germ : "Rotary Serving Humanity"

2015-2016 Ravi Ravindran : “Be A Gift To The World"

2014-2015 Gary C.K. Huang: “Light Up Rotary"

2013–2014 Ron D Burton: "Engage Rotary- Change Lives"

2012–2013  Sakuji Tanaka:  “Peace Through Service"

2011–2012  Kalyan Banerjee - “Reach Within to Embrace Humanity”

2010–2011 Ray Klinginsmith - “Building Communities, Bridging Continents"

2009 John Kenny – The Future of Rotary is in Your Hands

2008 DK Lee – Make Dreams Real

2007 Wilfrid J Wilkinson – Rotary Shares

2006 Bill Boyd – Lead the Way

2005 Carl-Wilhelm Stenhammer – Service above Self

2004 Glenn Estess – Celebrate Rotary

2003 Johnathan Majiyagbe – Lend a Hand

2002 Bhichai Rattakul’s – Sow the Seeds of Love

2001 Richard King – Mankind Is Our Business

2000 Frank J. Devlyn – Our Mission – Create Awareness, Take Action

1999 Carlo Ravizza – Rotary 2000: Act with – Consistency, Credibility, Continuity

1998 James L. Lacy – Follow Your Rotary Dream

1997 Glen Kinross – Show Rotary Cares

1996 Luis Vicente Giay – Build the Future with Action and Vision

1995 Herbert G. Brown – Act with Integrity, Serve with Love, Work for Peace

1994 William H. Huntley – Be a Friend

1993 Robert R. Barth – Believe in What You Do – Do What You Believe In

1992 Clifford L. Dochterman – Real Happiness is Helping Others

1991 Rajendra K. Saboo – Look Beyond Yourself

1990 Paulo V.C. Costa – Honor Rotary with Faith and Enthusiasm

1989 Hugh M. Archer – Enjoy Rotary

1988 Royce Abbey – Put Life into Rotary – Your Life

1987 Charles C. Keller – Rotarians – United in Service – Dedicated to Peace

1986 M.A.T. Caparas – Rotary Brings Hope

1985 Edward F. Cadman – You are the Key

1984 Carlos Canseco – Discover a New World of Service

1983 William E. Skelton – Share Rotary – Serve People

1982 Hiroji Mukasa – Mankind is One – Build Bridges of Friendship Throughout the World

1981 Stanley E. McCaffrey – World Understanding and Peace Through Rotary

1980 Rolf Klarich – Take Time to Serve

1979 James L. Bomar, Jr. – Let Service Light the Way

1978 Clem Renouf – Reach Out

1977 W. Jack Davis – Serve to Unite Mankind

1976 Robert Manchester II – I Believe in Rotary

1975 Ernesto Imbassahy de Mello – To Dignify the Human Being

1974 William R. Robbins – Renew the Spirit of Rotary

1973 William C. Carter – A Time for Action

1972 Roy D. Hickman – Let’s Take a New Look – and Act

1971 Ernst G. Breitholtz – Goodwill Begins With You

1970 William E. Walk – Bridge the Gaps

1969 James F. Conway – Review and Renew

1968 Kyoshi Togasaki – Participate!

1967 Luther H. Hodges – Make Your Rotary Membership Effective

1966 Richard L. Evans – Better World Through Rotary

1965 C.P.H. Teenstra – Action, Consolidation and Continuity

1964 Charles W. Pettengill – Live Rotary

1963 Carl P. Miller – Meeting Rotary’s Challenge in the Space Age

1962 Nitish C. Laharry Kindle – The Spark Within

1961 Joseph A. Abey – Act, Aim for action, Communicate for Understanding, Test for Leadership

1960 J. Edd McLaughlin – You are Rotary – Live It! Express It! Expand It!

1959 Harold T. Thomas – Vitalize! Personalize! Build Bridges of Friendship!

1958 Clifford A. Randall – Help Shape the Future

1957 Charles G. Tennent – Enlist-Extend-Explore-Serve

1956 Gian Paolo Lang - No Theme

1955 A. Z. Baker – Develop our Resources

1954 Herbert J. Taylor - No theme

1953 Joaquin Serratosa Cibils – Rotary is Hope in Action

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