Monthly feature: “What Paul Harris Wrote” click here for archives,

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<style=”font-size: 9pt”=””> Rotary Year</style=”font-size:>
RI President/
<style=”font-size: 9pt”=”” color=”#800000″> (Pres- Home Club)</style=”font-size:>
<style=”font-size: 9pt”=””> Theme</style=”font-size:>
Graphics on the themes page
Conv. Host Club/
Conv. Web Page
<style=”font-size: 9pt”=””> 1997-98 </style=”font-size:>
<style=”font-size: 9pt”=””> Glen W. Kinross
(Brisbane, Qld, Australia) </style=”font-size:>
<style=”font-size: 9pt”=””> Show Rotary Cares for your community for our world for its people </style=”font-size:>
<style=”font-size: 9pt”=””> Indianapolis, IN, USA
June 14-17 (19,002) </style=”font-size:>
<style=”font-size: 9pt”=””> 1998-99 </style=”font-size:>
<style=”font-size: 9pt”=””> James L. Lacy
(Cookeville, Tennessee, USA)
<style=”font-size: 9pt”=””> Follow Your Rotary Dream </style=”font-size:>
<style=”font-size: 9pt”=””> Singapore, Singapore
June 13-16 (17,903) </style=”font-size:>
<style=”font-size: 9pt”=””> 1999-2000 </style=”font-size:>
<style=”font-size: 9pt”=””> Carlo Ravizza
(Milan, Italy)
<style=”font-size: 9pt”=””> Rotary 2000: Act with Consistency, Credibility, Continuity </style=”font-size:>
<style=”font-size: 9pt”=””> Buenos Aires, Argentina
June 4-7 (14,301) </style=”font-size:>
<style=”font-size: 9pt”=””> 2000-2001 </style=”font-size:>
<style=”font-size: 9pt”=””> Frank J. Devlyn
(An�huac in Mexico City, Mexico)
<style=”font-size: 9pt”=””> Create Awareness Take Action </style=”font-size:>
<style=”font-size: 9pt”=””> San Antonio, Texas, USA
June 24-27 (24,902)</style=”font-size:>

<style=”font-size: 9pt”=””>  2001-2002 </style=”font-size:>

<style=”font-size: 9pt”=””> Richard D. King
(Niles in Fremont, California, USA)
<style=”font-size: 9pt”=””> Mankind is Our Business </style=”font-size:>

<style=”font-size: 9pt”=””>  Barcelona, Spain
June 23-26  17,000+</style=”font-size:>

<style=”font-size: 9pt”=””>  2002-2003 </style=”font-size:>
<style=”font-size: 9pt”=””> Bhichai Rattakul
(Dhonburi in Bangkok, Thailand)
<style=”font-size: 9pt”=””> Sow the Seeds of Love </style=”font-size:>

<style=”font-size: 9pt”=””> Brisbane, Australia
June 1-4 </style=”font-size:>

<style=”font-size: 9pt”=””> 2003-2004</style=”font-size:> <style=”font-size: 9pt”=””> Jonathan B. Majiyagbe</style=”font-size:>

(Kano, Kano State, Nigeria)

<style=”font-size: 9pt”=””> Lend a Hand</style=”font-size:> Osaka, Japan

22-26 May 2004

<style=”font-size: 9pt”=””> 2004-2005</style=”font-size:>


<style=”font-size: 9pt”=””> Glenn E. Estess, Sr.</style=”font-size:>

(Shades Valley, Ala., USA)

Celebrate Rotary Chicago, IL, USA

19-22 June 2005

<style=”font-size: 9pt”=””> 2005-2006</style=”font-size:>


<style=”font-size: 9pt”=””> Carl-Wilhelm Stenhammar</style=”font-size:>

<style=”font-size: 9pt”=”” face=”MS Sans Serif, Verdana, Arial”> (G�teborg, Sweden)</style=”font-size:>

Service Above Self Malm� / Copenhagen

June 11-14, 2006

 2006-2007 William Boyd

(Pakuranga, New Zealand)

New Orleans, LA, USA

June 24-28 2007

 2007-2008 Wilfrid J. Wilkinson

(Trenton, Ontario, Canada)

Los Angeles, CA USA

June 15-18 2008

Doug Rudman  Rotary History Fellow

<style=”font-size: 9pt”=””> In the August 1931 issue of The Rotarian, RI President Sydney W. Pascall of Great Britain wrote an article called “Consolidate, Investigate, Translate.” He was the first European to be elected RIP. In his think-piece he talks about the need for RI to be able to communicate with all its members in their own languages. His third paragraph reads as follows: “I have no slogan to suggest, no motto for the year, and Rotary needs no motto other than “Service” – “Service” unqualified, unconditional. “Let him that would be great among you be servant of all”; that is the Rotarian’s high aim.” My first response is that there are three great mottos here, (1) Consolidate, Investigate, Translate, (2) Service and (3) Service, Unqualified, Unconditional. Second, he embraces the universal concept of service, and everything else in Rotary is a subset.  <style=”font-size: 9pt”=”” face=”MS Sans Serif, Verdana, Arial”> Doug Rudman<style=”font-size: 9pt”=”” face=”MS Sans Serif, Verdana, Arial”> </style=”font-size:></style=”font-size:></style=”font-size:>


Monthly feature: “What Paul Harris Wrote click here for archives,

For February 2006: “Wednesday forenoon I planted my first tree of friendship in European soil. It seemed to me especially appropriate that it took place in Germany �� in its metropolis �� Berlin. The planting occurred in a sports platz formerly devoted to war purposes, and a large number including Rotarians, city officials and others were in attendance. I was offered my choice of three trees of different species all of which had been groomed for the ceremony. My choice fell upon a Maple and I was then given the choice of three locations. Having selected what seemed to me the most appropriate tree and location, the ceremony began. There were two brief addresses, one by the mayor and one by myself. The tree was planted with the fervent hope that it would stand for many years as symbolic of the living, growing friendship between the great German people and my own country. Since leaving Germany I have learned that our German friends have planted a little monument in front of the tree commemorating the event and describing the purpose it was intended to serve.” Paul Harris, 1932 <style=”font-size: 9pt?=””>Paul Harris’ unpublished diary of his journey to Europe in 1932</style=”font-size:>