Rotary Int'l Presidents and Themes 1967-2022

1967-68 Luther H. Hodges
Chapel Hill, North Carolina,
México City, México
May 12-16 (11,840)
Theme Make Your Rotary Membership Effective

1968-69 "George" Togasaki
Tokyo, Japan
Honolulu, HI, USA
May 25-29 (14,453)
Theme Participate!



1969-1970 James Conway
Sun City, Arizona,
Atlanta, GA, USA
May 31-June 4 (10,803) Review and Renew

1970-71 William Walk
Upland, California,
Sydney, NSW, Australia
May 16-20 (16,646)
Bridge the Gaps


1971-72 Ernst G. Breitholtz
Nybro, Sweden
Houston, TX, USA
June 11-15 (13,287)
Good Will Begins With You

1972-73 Roy D. Hickman
Birmingham, Alabama, Lausanne, Switzerland
May 13-17 (17,187)
Let's Take a New Look -- And Act

1973-74 William Carter*
Old Windsor, Berkshire, England
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN,
June 9-13 (10,015)
A Time for Action


1974-75 William R. Robbins
(Miami, Florida, USA)
Montreal, PQ, Canada
June 8-12 (12,975)
Renew the Spirit of Rotary

Ernesto Imbassahy de Mello
Rio de Janeiro, RdJ, Brazil
New Orleans, LA, USA
June 13-17 (13,935)
To Dignify the Human Being

1976-77 Robert Manchester II
Youngstown, Ohio, USA
San Francisco, CA, USA
June 5-9 (14,168)
I Believe in Rotary

1977-78 W. Jack Davis
(Hamilton, Bermuda)
Tokyo, Japan
May 14-18 (39,834)
Serve to Unite Mankind

1978-79 Clem Renouf
Nambour, Queensland, AU
Rome, Italy
June 10-13 (14,429)
Theme - Reach Out


1979-80 James L. Bomar, Jr. Shelbyville, Tennessee,
Chicago, IL, USA
June 1-5 (18,309)
Let Service Light the Way

1980-81 Rolf Klärich
(Helsinki, Finland)
São Paulo, Brazil
May 31 - June 4 (15,222)
Take Time to Serve

1981-82 Stanley E. McCaffrey
(Moraga, California, USA)
Dallas, TX, USA
June 6-9 (13,222)
World Understanding and Peace Through Rotary

1982-83 Hiroji Mukasa
(Nakatsu, Oita, Japan)
Toronto, ON, Canada
June 5-8 (16,250)
Mankind is One -- Build Bridges of Friendship Throughout the World


1983-84 William E. Skelton
(Blacksburg, Virginia, USA)
Birmingham, England
June 3-7 (22,452)
Share Rotary -- Serve People

Carlos Canseco González
(Garza Garcia NL, México)
Kansas City, MO, USA
May 26-30 (12,920)
Discover a New World of Service


1985-86 Edward F. Cadman
(Wenatchee, Washington)
Las Vegas, NV, USA
June 1-4 (18,426)
You are the Key

1986-87 M. A. T. Caparas
(Manila, Philippines)
Munich, Germany
Rotary Brings Hope


1987-88 Charles Keller
(California, PA, USA)
Philadelphia, PA, USA
May 22-25 (16,316)
Rotarians -- United in Service- Dedicated to Peace

1988-89 Royce Abbey
(Melbourne, Vic. Australia)
Seoul, Korea
May 21-24 (38,878)
Put Life into Rotary -- Your Life



1989-90 Hugh M. Archer
Dearborn, Michigan,
Portland, OR, USA
June 24-27 (21,053)
Enjoy Rotary!

1990-91 Paulo V. C. Costa
(Santos, São Paulo, Brazil)
Orlando, FL, USA
June 14-17 (19,111)
Honor Rotary with Faith and Enthusiasm


1991-92 Rajendra K. Saboo
(Chandigarh, India)

Orlando, FL, USA
June 14-17 (19,111
Look Beyond Yourself

1992-1993 Clifford Dochterman
(Moraga, California, USA)
Melbourne, Vic., Australia
May 23-26 (22,083)
Real Happiness is Helping


1993-94 Robert R. Barth
(Aarau, Switzerland)
Taipei, Taiwan
June 12-15 (31,161)
Believe in What You Do -- Do What You Believe in

1994-95 William H. Huntley
Mablethorpe, Lincs., England

Nice, France
June 11-14 (34,077)
Theme Be a Friend


1995-96 Herbert G. Brown
Clearwater, Florida,

Calgary, AB, Canada
June 23-26 (24,963)
Act with Integrity
Serve with Love
Work for Peace

1996-97 Luis Vicente Giay
(Arrecifes, Bs., As., Argentina)
Glasgow, Scotland
June 15-18 (23,506)
Build the Future with Action and Vision


1997-98 Glen W. Kinross
(Brisbane, Qld, Australia)

Indianapolis, IN, USA
June 14-17 (19,002)
Show Rotary Cares for your community for our world for its people

Convention LOGO

1998-99 James L. Lacy
(Cookeville, Tennessee, USA)

Singapore, Singapore
June 13-16 (17,903)
Follow Your Rotary Dream

Convention LOGO


1999-00 Carlo Ravizza
(Milan, Italy)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
June 4-7 (14,301)
Act with Consistency, Credibility, Continuity

Convention LOGO

2000-01 Frank J. Devlyn
( Mexico City, Mexico)

San Antonio, Texas, USA
June 24-27 (24,902)
Create Awareness Take Action

Convention LOGO


2001-02 Richard D. King Niles in Fremont, Calif,

Barcelona, Spain
June 23-26 17,000+
Mankind is Our Business

Convention LOGO

2002-03 Bhichai Rattakul
Dhonburi in Bangkok, Thailand

Brisbane, Australia
June 1-4
Sow the Seeds of Love

Convention LOGO

2003-04 Jonathan Majiyagbe
(Kano, Kano State, Nigeria)
Host Osaka, Japan
May 2004
Theme Lend a Hand

Convention LOGO

2004-05 Glenn E. Estess, Sr.*
(Shades Valley, Ala., USA)

Chicago, IL, USA
19-22 June 2005
Celebrate Rotary

Convention LOGO


2005-06 Carl-Wilhelm Stenhammar
(Göteborg, Sweden)

Copenhagen, Denmark, and Malmo, Sweden
11-14 June 2006
Service Above Self

Convention LOGO

2006-07 William B. Boyd
Pakuranga, Auckland, NZ

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
17-20 June
Lead the way

Convention LOGO


2007-08 Wilfrid Wilkinson
Trenton, Ont., Canada

Los Angeles, California
June 15-18 08
"Rotary Shares"

Convention LOGO

2008-09 Dong Kurn Lee
Seoul, Korea

Birmingham, UK
June 21-24 2009
Make Dreams Real

Convention LOGO


2009-10 John Kenny
Grangemouth, Central, Scotland

Montreal, Canada
20-23 June 2010
The Future of Rotary is in Your Hands

Convention LOGO

2010-11 Ray Klinginsmith
Kirksville, Missouri, USA
New Orleans, Louisiana,
June 2011
Building Communities -- Bridging Continents

Convention LOGO

2011-12 Kalyan Banerjee
Vapi, Gujarat, India

Bangkok, Thailand
Reach Within to Embrace Humanity

2012-13 Sakuji Tanaka
Yashio, Saitama, Japan

Lisbon, Portugal
June 23-26 2013
Peace Through Service

Convention LOGO


2013-14 Ron D. Burton
Norman, Oklahoma, USA

Sydney, Australia
June 01-04 2014 (
Engage Rotary, Change Lives

Convention LOGO

2014-15 Gary C. K. Huang
Taipei, Taiwan

Sao Paulo, Brazil
June 6-9 2015 (14,838)


Convention LOGO

2015-16 K. R. Ravindran
Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka

Seoul, Korea
May/June 2016
Be gift to the World

Convention LOGO


2016-17 John F. Germ
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Atlanta,GA USA
2017 10-14 June
Rotary Serving Humanity

Convention LOGO

2017-18 Ian H.S. Riseley
Sandringham, Victoria, Australia

Toronto, Canada
June 23-27 2018
Making A Difference

Convention LOGO

2018-19 Barry Rassin
Nassau, Bahamas

Hamburg, Germany
June 1-5 2018
Be the Inspiration

Convention LOGO


2019-20 Mark Daniel Maloney
Decatur, Alabama

Honolulu, Hawaii
June 6-10 2020
Rorary Connects the World

Convention CANCELED

2020-21 Holger Knaack
Lauenburg-Mölln, Germany

Taipei, Taiwan
12-16 June 2021
Rotary Opens Opportunities




Shekhar Mehta president-nominee
Rotary International for 2021-22.

Member of Rotary Club of
West Bengal, India
will become RIP on 1 July 2021.


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