Rotary International Themes

The Rotary International Themes started in 1947 and continue almost yearly with each Rotary International President selecting a theme for their year. Over the years, many theme pins have gone on to be very collectible and increased in value significantly. 

1947 - Enter to Learn, Go Forth to Serve

1948

1949

1950

1951

1952

1953 - Rotary Is Hope In Action

1954 - Glean From The Past & Act, Share With Others, Build With Rotary's 4 Way Test, Serving Youth, International Goodwill & Good Rotarians Are Good Citizens

1955 - Develop Our Resources

1956 - 3 Targets:  Keep Rotary Simple, More Rotary In Rotarians & Learn More About Each Other

1957 - Enlist-Extend-Explore-Serve

1958 - Help Shape the Future

1959 - Vitalize! Personalize! Build Bridges of Friendship!

1960 - You Are Rotary – Live It! Express It! Expand It!

1961 - ACT – Aim for Action; Communicate for Understanding; Test for Leadership

1962 - Kindle the Spark Within

1963 - Meeting Rotary’s Challenge in the Space Age

1964 - Live Rotary

1965 - Action, Consolidation and Continuity

1966 - A Better World Through Rotary

1967 - Make Your Rotary Membership Effective

1968 - Participate

1969 - Review and Renew

1970 - Bridge the Gaps

1971 - Good will begins with you

1972 - Let’s take a new look – and act

1973 - A Time for Action

1974 - Renew the Spirit of Rotary

1975 - To dignify the human being

1976 - I Believe in Rotary

1977 - Serve to Unite Mankind

1978 - Reach Out

1979 - Let Service Light the Way

1980 - Take Time to Serve

1981 - World Understanding and Peace Through Rotary

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

1983 - Share Rotary – Serve People

1984 - Discover a New World of Service

1985 - You are the Key

1986 - Rotary Brings Hope

1987 - Rotarians – United in Service – Dedicated to Peace

1988 - Put Life Into Rotary – Your Life

1989 - Enjoy Rotary

1990 - Honor Rotary with Faith and Enthusiasm

1991 - Look Beyond Yourself

1992 - Real Happiness is Helping Others

1993 - Believe in What You Do – Do What You Believe In

1994 - Be a Friend

1995 - Act with Integrity, Serve with Love, Work for Peace

1996 - Build the Future with Action and Vision

1997 - Show Rotary cares for your community, for our world, for its people

1998 - Follow Your Rotary Dream

1999 - Rotary 2000: Act with Consistency, Credibility, Continuity

2000 - Create Awareness, Take Action

2001 - Mankind is Our Business

2002 - Sow the Seeds of Love

2003 - Lend a Hand

2004 - Celebrate Rotary

2005 - Service Above Self

2006 - Lead the Way

2007 - Rotary Shares

2008 - Make Dreams Real

2009 - The Future of Rotary is in Your Hands

2010 - Building Communities - Bridging Continents

2011 - Reach within to Embrace Humanity

2012 - Peace through Service

2013 - Engage Rotary - Change Lives

2014 - Light up Rotary

2015 - Be a Gift to the World

2016 - Rotary Serving Humanity

2017 - Rotary: Making a Difference

2018 - Be The Inspiration