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This is your connection to presidents, their home clubs, themes (multiple languages), convention host clubs and convention histories. All of this at links above, here and below. The presidents of Rotary International from 1910.
 
Rotary Year
RI President/
(Pres- Home Club)
Theme
Conv. Host Club/
Conv. Web Page
1997-98
Glen W. Kinross
(Brisbane, Qld, Australia)
Show Rotary Cares for your community for our world for its people
1998-99
Follow Your Rotary Dream
1999-00
Rotary 2000: Act with Consistency, Credibility, Continuity
2000-01
Create Awareness Take Action
2001-02

 

Mankind is Our Business

 Barcelona, Spain
June 23-26  17,000+

 2002-03
Sow the Seeds of Love

Brisbane, Australia
June 1-4

2003-04

Jonathan B. Majiyagbe

(Kano, Kano State, Nigeria)

Lend a Hand

Osaka, Japan

22-26 May 2004

2004-05

 

Glenn E. Estess, Sr. (Video)

(Shades Valley, Ala., USA)

Celebrate Rotary

Chicago, IL, USA

19-22 June 2005

2005-06

 

Carl-Wilhelm Stenhammar

(Göteborg, Sweden)

Service Above Self

Malmö / Copenhagen

June 11-14, 2006

 2006-07

William Boyd (Video)

(Pakuranga, New Zealand)

Lead the Way

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

June 24-28 2007

 2007-08

Wilfrid J. Wilkinson

 (RGHF Member)

(Trenton, Ontario, Canada)

"Rotary Shares"

Los Angeles, CA USA

June 15-18 2008

2008-09

 

Dong Kurn Lee (Video)

(Seoul, Korea)

Make Dreams Real (with video)

Birmingham, UK

June 21-24 2009

2009-10

John Kenny (Video)

 (RGHF Member)

Grangemouth, Central, Scotland

The Future of Rotary is in Your Hands

Montreal, Canada

20-23 June 2010

2010-11

Ray Klinginsmith

 (RGHF Member)

Kirksville, Missouri, USA

'Building Communities -- Bridging Continents'

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

2011

2011-2012 Kalyan Banerjee
 (RGHF Member)
(Video)

Vapi, Gujarat, India
Reach Within to Embrace Humanity

Bangkok, Thailand

2012

Doug Rudman  Rotary Global History Fellow

In the August 1931 issue of The Rotarian, RI President Sydney W. Pascall of Great Britain wrote an article called "Consolidate, Investigate, Translate." He was the first European to be elected RIP. In his think-piece he talks about the need for RI to be able to communicate with all its members in their own languages. His third paragraph reads as follows: "I have no slogan to suggest, no motto for the year, and Rotary needs no motto other than "Service" - "Service" unqualified, unconditional. "Let him that would be great among you be servant of all"; that is the Rotarian's high aim." My first response is that there are three great mottos here, (1) Consolidate, Investigate, Translate, (2) Service and (3) Service, Unqualified, Unconditional. Second, he embraces the universal concept of service, and everything else in Rotary is a subset.  Doug Rudman

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