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Elk jaar in januari wachten Rotarians over de hele wereld vol spanning op de jaarlijkse bekendmaking - door de inkomend president van Rotary International - van het thema voor het volgende clubjaar.

Hoewel S. Kendrick Guernsey, RI-president 1947-48, hem twee jaar eerder voorging met het motto “Enter to Learn, go forth to serve”, wordt niet hij, maar Percy Hodgson, RI-president 1949-50, genoemd als degene die deze traditie in het leven heeft geroepen.

Bij zijn toespraak tot de International Assembly van 1949 drukte Hodgson de inkomend gouverneurs o.a. op het hart dat zij "a glorious opportunity to impart Rotary knowledge" bezaten, en dat "lack of Rotary knowledge can be a deterrent to the successful operation of a Rotary club".

Zijn vierledige doelstelling:

1.

Each new member admitted into a Rotary club is to be adequately informed about his duties and obligations BEFORE his induction -- properly introduced to the club -- and effectively assimilated into the work of the club during the first year;

2.

A better understanding and application of the principles of Vocational Service as set forth in SERVICE IS MY BUSINESS;

3.

A contribution to world understanding and peace through an intensification of our international service program;

4.

An outstanding district conference.

 

Een jaar later muntte RI-president Arthur Lagueux - geheel in lijn met zijn voorganger - voor het clubjaar 1950-51 het motto:

1.

In club service we must beget our heirs;

2.

In vocational service honesty is still the best policy;

3.

In community service we can plan for the future;

4.

In international service we must reexamine our world;

5.

And finally we can extend the influence of Rotary.

 
Waarna Rotary het weer twee jaar zonder expliciet thema moest doen…

 

de thema's vanaf 1953

 

1953-1954
Joaquin Serratosa Cibils

Rotary is Hope in Action
1954-1955
Herbert J. Taylor

6 objectives
1955-1956
A.Z. Baker

Develop Our Resources
1956-1957
Gian Paolo Lang

Keep Rotary Simple
more Rotary in Rotarians
learn more about each other
1957-1958
Charles G. Tennent

Enlist-Extend-Explore-Serve
1958-1959
Clifford A. Randall

Help Shape the Future
1959-1960
Harold T. Thomas

Build Bridges of Friendship
1960-1961
J. Edd McLauglin

You are Rotary- Live It! Express It!
1961-1962
Joseph A. Abey

Act, Aim for Action, Communicate
1962-1963
Nitish C. Laharray

Kindle the Spark Within
1963-1964
Carl P. Miller

Meeting Rotary's Challenge
in the Space Age
1964-1965
Charles W. Pettengill

Live Rotary
1965-1966
CPH Teenstra

Action, Consolidation, Continuity
1966-1967
Richard Evans

A Better World Through Rotary
1967-1968
Luther H. Hodges

Make Your Rotary Membership Effective
1968-1969
Kiyoshi Togasaki

Participate!
1969-1970
James F. Conway

Review and Renew
1970-1971
William E. Walk

Bridge the Gaps
1971-1972
Ernst G. Breitholtz

Good Will Begins with You
1972-1973
Roy D. Hickman

Take a New Look--and Act
1973-1974
William C. Carter

A Time for Action
1974-1975
William R. Robbins

Renew the Spirit of Rotary
1975-1976
Ernesto Imbassay de Mello

To Dignify the Human Being
1976-1977
Robert Manchester II

I Believe in Rotary
1977-1978
W. Jack Davis

Serve to Unite Mankind
1978-1979
Clem Renouf

Reach Out
1979-1980
James L. Bomar

Let Service Light the Way
1980-1981
Rolf Klarnich

Take Time to Serve
1981-1982
Stanley E. McCaffrey

World Understanding and Peace
1982-1983
Hiroji Mukasa

Mankind is One - Build Bridges of Friendship Throughout the World
1983-1984
William E. Skelton

Share Rotary - Serve People
1984-1985
Carlos Canseco

Discover a New World of Service
1985-1986
Edward F. Cadman

You Are the Key
1986-1987
M.A.T. Capras

Rotary Brings Hope
1987-1988
Charles C. Keller

Rotarians - United in Service Dedicated to Peace
1988-1989
Royce Abbey

Put Life in Rotary - Your Life
1989-1990
Hugh M. Archer

Enjoy Rotary
1990-1991
Paulo V.C. Costa - Santos

Honor Rotary with Faith and Enthusiasm
1991-1992
Rajendrea K. Saboo - Santos

Look Beyond Yourself
1992-1993
Clifford L. Dochterman

Real Happiness is Help Others
1993-1994
Robert R. Barth

Believe In what You Can Do - Do what You Believe In
1994-1995
William H. Huntley

Be A Friend
1995-1996
Herbert G. Brown

Act with Integrity - Serve with Love - Work for Peace
1996-1997
Luis Vincente Giay

Build the Future with Action and Vision
1997-1998
Glen W. Kinross

Show Rotary Cares
1998-1999
James L. Lacy

Follow Your Rotary Dream
1999-2000
Carlos Ravizza

Act with Consistency, Credibility, Continuity
2000-2001
Frank J. Devlyn

Create Awareness…Take Action
2001-2002
Richard D. King

Mankind is Our Business
2002-2003
Bhichai Rattakul

Sow the Seeds of Love
2003-2004
Jonathan B. Majiyagbe

Lend A Hand
2004-2005
Glenn E. Estes, Sr.

Celebrate Rotary
2005-2006
Carl-Wilhelm Stenhammar

Service Above Self
2006-2007
William Boyd

Lead the Way
2007-2008
Wilfrid Wilkinson

Rotary Shares
2008-2009
Don Kurn Lee

Make Dreams Real
2009-2010
John Kenny

The Future of Rotary is in Your Hands
2010-2011
Ray Klingingsmith

Building Communities Bridging Continents
2011-2012
Kalyan Banerjee

Reach Within to Embrace Humanity
2012-2013
Sakuji Tanaka

Peace Through Service
2013-2014
Ron D. Burton

Engage Rotary Change Lives
2014-2015
Gary C.K. Huang

Light Up Rotary
2015-2016
K.R. Ravindran

Be A Gift to the World
2016-2017
John F. Germ

Rotary Serving Humanity
2017-2018
Ian H.S. Riseley

Rotary: Making a Difference
2018-2019
Barry Rassin

Be the Inspiration
2019-2020
Mark Daniel Maloney

Rotary connects the world
2020-2021
Holger Knaack

Rotary opens opportunities
2021-2022
Shekhar Mehta

serve to change lives

2022-2023
Jennifer Jones

imagine Rotary

2023-2024
Gordon R. McInally

create hope in the world