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 2018-19
Rotary International President Barry Rassin laid out his vision for the future of the organisation, calling on leaders to work for a sustainable future and to inspire Rotarians and the community at large.
Rassin stressed the power of Rotary’s new vision statement, “Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.” This describes the Rotary that leaders must help build, he said.
To achieve this vision, the president said, Rotarians must take care of the organisation: “We are a membership organisation first. And if we want to be able to serve, if we want to succeed in our goals — we have to take care of our members first.”