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Rotary Themes

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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 president has issued a theme for his Rotary year.


  • 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

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