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1957-58:           RI President Charles G. Tennent announced a theme, “Enlist – Extend – Explore – Serve,” to serve as Rotary’s program of emphasis. Since that time, each president has issued a theme for his Rotary year. The shortest theme was in 1961-62 when Joseph Abey selected “Act.” Other one-word themes were chosen in 1958-59 by Charles Tennent (“Serve”) and 1968-69 by Kiyoshi Togasaki (“Participate!”).

2015-16           K.R. Ravindran, Rotary Club of Colombo, Sri Lanka:  Be a Gift to the World.
2014-15:           Gary C.K. Huang, Rotary Club of Taipei, Taiwan: Light up Rotary
2013-14:           Ron D. Burton, Rotary Club of Norman, Oklahoma, USA: Engage Rotary, Change Lives
2012-13:           Sakuji Tanaka, Rotary Club of Yashio, Saitama, Japan: Peace Through Service
2011-12:           Kalyan Banerjee, Rotary Club of Vapi, Gujarat, India: Reach Within to EmbraceHumanity
2010-11:           Ray Klinginsmith, Rotary Club of Kirksville, Missouri, USA: Building Communities Bridging Continents
2009-10:          John Kenny, Rotary Club of Grangemouth, Scotland: The Future of Rotary is in Your Hands
2008-09:         Dong Kurn Lee, Rotary Club of Seoul Hangang, Seoul, Korea: Make Dreams Real
2007-08:         Wilfrid J. Wilkinson, Rotary Club of Trenton, Ontario, Canada: Rotary Shares
2006-07:         William B. Boyd, Rotary Club of Pakuranga, Auckland, New Zealand: Lead the Way
2005-06:         Carl-Wilhelm Stenhammar, Rotary Club of Göteborg, Sweden: Service Above Self
2004-05:         Glenn E. Estess, Sr., Rotary Club of Shades Valley Birmingham, AL, USA: Celebrate Rotary
2003-04:         Jonathan B. Majiyagbe, Rotary Club of Kano, Nigeria: Lend a Hand
2002-03:         Bhichai Rattakul, Rotary Club of Dhonburi, Bangkok, Thailand: Sow the Seeds of Love
2001-02:         Richard D. King, Rotary Club of Niles (Fremont) California, USA: Mankind is Our Business
2000-01:         Frank J. Devlyn, Rotary Club of Anahuac, Distrito Federal, Mexico: Create Awareness Take Action
1999-2000:    Carlo Ravizza, Rotary Club of Milano, Italy: Act with Consistency, Credibility, Continuity
1998-99:         James L. Lacy, Rotary Club of Cookeville, Tennessee, USA: Follow Your Rotary Dream
1997-98:         Glen W. Kinross, Rotary Club of Brisbane, Australia: Show Rotary Cares
1996-97:         Luis Vicente Giay, Rotary Club of Arrecifes, Buenos Aires, Argentina: Build the Future with Action and Vision
1995-96:         Herbert G. Brown, Rotary Club of Clearwater, Florida, USA: Act with Integrity, Serve with Love, Work for Peace
1994-95:         Bill Huntley, Rotary Club of Alford & Mablethorpe, England: Be a Friend
1993-94:         Robert Barth, Rotary Club of Aarau, Switzerland: Believe in What You Do – Do What You Believe in
1992-93:         Clifford L. Dochterman, Rotary Club of Moraga, California, USA: Real Happiness is Helping Others
1991-92:         Rajendra K. Saboo, Rotary Club of Chandigarh, India: Look Beyond Yourself
1990-91:         Paulo V.C. Costa, Rotary Club of Santos, São Paulo, Brazil: Honor Rotary with Faith and Enthusiasm
1989-90:         Hugh M. Archer, Rotary Club of Dearborn, Michigan USA: Enjoy Rotary!
1988-89:         Royce Abbey, Rotary Club of Essendon, Vic., Australia: Put Life into Rotary – Your Life
1987-88:         Charles C. Keller, Rotary Club of California, Pennsylvania, USA: Rotarians – United in Service – Dedicated to Peace
1986-87:         M.A.T. Caparas, Rotary Club of Manila, Philippines: Rotary Brings Hope
1985-86:         Edward F. Cadman, Rotary Club of Wenatchee, Washington, USA: You are the Key
1984-85:         Carlos Canseco, Rotary Club of Monterrey, Mexico: Discover a New World of Service
1983-84:         William E. Skelton, Rotary Club of Christiansburg-Blacksburg, Virginia, USA: Share Rotary – Serve People
1982-83:         Hiroji Mukasa, Rotary Club of Nakatsu, Oita, Japan: Mankind is One – Build Bridges of Friendship Throughout the World
1981-82:         Stanley E. McCaffrey, Rotary Club of Stockton, California, USA: World Understanding and Peace Through Rotary
1980-81:         Rolf J. Klärich, Rotary Club of Helsinki-Helsingfors, Finland: Take Time to Serve
1979-80:         James L. Bomar, Jr., Rotary Club of Shelbyville, Tennessee, USA: Let Service Light the Way
1978-79:         Clem Renouf, Rotary Club of Nambour, Queensland, Australia: Reach Out
1977-78:         W. Jack Davis, Rotary Club of Hamilton, Bermuda: Serve to Unite Mankind
1976-77:         Robert A. Manchester II, Rotary Club of Youngstown, Ohio, USA: I Believe in Rotary
1975-76:         Ernesto Imbassahy de Mello, Rotary Club of Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: To Dignify the Human Being
1974-75:         William R. Robbins, Rotary Club of Miami FL, USA: Renew the Spirit of Rotary
1973-74:         William C. Carter, Rotary Club of Battersea, London: A Time for Action
1972-73:         Roy D. Hickman, Rotary Club of Birmingham, Alabama, USA: Let’s Take a New Look – And Act
1971-72:         Ernst G. Breitholtz, Rotary Club of Kalmar, Sweden: Good Will Begins With You
1970-71:         William E. Walk, Jr., Rotary Club of Ontario, California, USA: Bridge the Gaps
1969-70:         James F. Conway, Rotary Club of Rockville Centre, New York, USA: Review and Renew
1968-69:         Kiyoshi Togasaki, Rotary Club of Tokyo, Japan: Participate!
1967-68:         Luther H. Hodges, Rotary Club of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA: Make Your Rotary Membership Effective
1966-67:         Richard L. Evans, Rotary Club of Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: A Better World Through Rotary
1965-66:         C. P. H. Teenstra, Rotary Club Hilversum, The Netherlands: Action, Consolidation and Continuity
1964-65:         Charles W. Pettengill, Rotary Club of Greenwich, Connecticut, USA: Live Rotary
1963-64:         Carl P. Miller, Rotary Club of Los Angeles, California, USA: Meeting Rotary’s Challenge in the Space Age
1962-63:         Nitish C. Laharry, Rotary Club of Calcutta, India: Kindle the Spark Within
1961-62:         Joseph A. Abey, Rotary Club of Reading, Pennsylvania, USA: Act, Aim for Action, Communicate for Understanding, Test for Leadership
1960-61:         J. Edd McLaughlin, Rotary Club of Ralls, Texas, USA: You are Rotary -– Live It! Express It! Expand It!
1959-60:         Harold T. Thomas, Rotary Club of Auckland, New Zealand: Vitalize! Personalize! Build Bridges of Friendship
1958-59:         Clifford A. Randall, Rotary Club of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA: Help Shape the Future
1957-58:         Charles G. Tennent, Rotary Club of Asheville, North Carolina, USA: Enlist – Extend – Explore – Serve
1955-56:         A. Z. Baker, Rotary Club of Cleveland, Ohio, USA: Develop Our Resources
1953-54:         Joaquin Serratosa Cibils, Rotary Club of Montevideo, Uruguay: Rotary is Hope in Action

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