Each year, the President of Rotary International chooses a theme for clubs throughout the world to turn their focus to.
For each president, the challenge is to find a theme that will encapsulate how he feels about Rotary, convey his message, and motivate Rotarians around the world for the year of service ahead.
Rotary Theme 2017-18
Current Rotary International President Ian H.S. Riseley’s theme asks Rotarians to answer the question "What is Rotary?"
"However each of us chooses to serve, we do it because we know our service makes a difference in the lives of others. Whether we are building a new playground or a new school, improving medical care or sanitation, training conflict mediators or midwives, we know that the work we do will change people’s lives — in ways large and small — for the better. Whatever motivation each of us had for joining Rotary, it is the satisfaction we find in Rotary that causes us to remain, the satisfaction of knowing that week by week, year by year, we are part of Rotary: Making a Difference."