Rotary Annual Themes

In 1955, RI President A.Z. Baker announced a theme, “Develop Our Resources,” to serve as Rotary’s program of emphasis. Since that time, each Rotary International President has issued a theme for his/her Rotary year.

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2023-2024 Create Hope in the World
2022-2023 Imagine
2021-2022 Serve to Change Lives
2020-2021 Rotary Opens Opportunities
2019-2020 Rotary Connects the World
2018-2019 Be the Inspiration
2017-2018 Making A Difference
2016-2017 Rotary Serving Humanity
2015-2016 Be A Gift to the World
2014-2015 Light Up Rotary
2013-2014 Engage Rotary Change Lives
2012-2013 Peace Through Service
2011-2012 Reach Within to Embrace Humanity
2010-2011 Building Communities Bridging Continents
2009-2010 The Future of Rotary is in Your Hands
2008-2009 Make Dreams Real
2007-2008 Rotary Shares
2006-2007 Lead the Way
2005-2006 Service Above Self
2004-2005 Celebrate Rotary
2003-2004 Lend A Hand
2002-2003 Sow the Seeds of Love
2001-2002 Mankind is Our Business
2000-2001 Create Awareness…Take Action
1999-2000 Act with Consistency, Credibility, Continuity
1998-1999 Follow Your Rotary Dream
1997-1998 Show Rotary Cares
1996-1997 Build the Future with Action and Vision
1995-1996 Act with Integrity – Serve with Love –
Work for Peace
1994-1995 Be A Friend
1993-1994 Believe In what You Can Do –
Do what You Believe In
1992-1993 Real Happiness is Help Others
1991-1992 Look Beyond Yourself
1990-1991 Honor Rotary with Faith and Enthusiasm
1989-1990 Enjoy Rotary
1988-1989 Put Life in Rotary – Your Life
1987-1988 Rotarians – United in Service Dedicated to Peace
1986-1987 Rotary Brings Hope
1985-1986 You Are the Key
1984-1985 Discover a New World of Service
1983-1984 Share Rotary – Serve People
1982-1983 Mankind is One-Build Bridges of Friendship Throughout the World
1981-1982 World Understand and Peace

1980-1981 Take Time to Serve
1979-1980 Let Service Light the Way
1978-1979 Reach Out
1977-1978 Serve to Unite Mankind
1976-1977 I Believe in Rotary
1975-1976 To Dignify the Human Being
1974-1975 Renew the Spirit of Rotary
1973-1974 A Time for Action
1972-1973 Let’s Take a New Look and Act
1971-1972 Good Will Begins with You
1970-1971 Bridge the Gaps
1969-1970 Review and Renew
1968-1969 Participate
1967-1968 Make Your Rotary Membership Effective
1966-1967 Better World through Rotary
1965-1966 Action, Consolidation and Continuity
1964-1965 Live Rotary
1963-1964 Meeting Rotary’s Challenge in the Space Age
1962-1963 Kindle the Spark Within
1961-1962 Act. Aim for Action. Communication For Understanding. Test for Leadership.
1960-1961 You are Rotary – Live it!
1959-1960 Vitalize! Personalize! Build Bridges of Friendship
1958-1959 Help Shape the Future
1957-1958 Enlist-Extend-Explore-Serve
1956-1957 Keep Rotary Simple
1955-1956 Develop Our Resources