Presidents Themes Index

RI President/
 (Pres- Home Club)
Theme
Theme
Graphic
 1910
Paul P. Harris
(Chicago, Illinois, USA)
None

  None

1910-11
Paul P. Harris
Chicago, Illinois, USA)
None
1911-12

Paul P. Harris

(Chicago, Illinois, USA)

None
1912-13
Glenn C. Mead
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA) 
None
1913-14
Russell F. Greiner
(Kansas City, Missouri, USA) 
None
1914-15
Frank L. Mullholland
(Toledo, Ohio, USA) 
None
1915-16
Allen D. Albert
(Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA) 
None
1916-17
Arch C. Klumph
(Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
None
1917-18
E. Leslie Pidgeon
(Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) 
None
1918-19
John Poole
(Washington, D.C., USA) 
None
1919-20
Albert S. Adams
(Atlanta, Georgia, USA) 
None
1920-21
Estes Snedecor
(Portland, Oregon, USA)
None
1921-22
Crawford McCullough
(Fort William, Ontario, Canada)
None
1922-23
Raymond M. Havens
(Kansas City, Missouri, USA) 
None
1923-24
Guy Gundaker
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None
1924-25
Everett W. Hill
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None
1925-26
Donald A. Adams
(New Haven, Connecticut, USA)
None
1926-27
Harry H. Rogers
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None
1927-28
Arthur H. Sapp
(Huntington #300, Indiana, USA)
None
1928-29
I. B. Tom Sutton
(Tampico, Tamps., Mexico)
None
1929-30
M. Eugene Newsom
(Durham, North Carolina, USA)
None
1930-31
Almon E. Roth
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None
1931-32
Sydney W. Pascall
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None
1932-33
Clinton P. Anderson
(Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA)
None
1933-34
John Nelson
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None
1934-35
Robert E. Lee Hill
(Columbia, Missouri, USA)
None
1935-36
Ed. R. Johnson
(Roanoke, Virginia, USA)
None
1936-37
Will R. Manier, Jr.
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None
1937-38
Maurice Duperrey
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None
1938-39
George C. Hager
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None
1939-40
Walter D. Head
(Teaneck, New Jersey, USA)
None
1940-41
Armando de Arruda Pereira
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None
1941-42
Tom J. Davis
(Butte, Montana, USA)
None
1942-43
Fernando Carbajal
(Lima, Per�)
None
1943-44
Charles L. Wheeler
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1944-45
Richard H. Wells
(Pocatello, Idaho, USA)
None
1945-46
T. A. Warren
(Wolverhampton, Staffs, England)
None
1946-47
Richard C. Hedke
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None
1947-48
S. Kendrick Guernsey
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Enter to Learn, go forth to serve.
1948-49
Angus S. Mitchell
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None
1949-50
Percy Hodgson
(Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA)
Objectives of Our Team for 1949-50: 1. Each new member admitted into a Rotary club 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 in every district.
 
1950-51
Arthur Lagueux
(Quebec, Quebec, Canada)
Goals for 1950-51: 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.
 
1951-52
Frank E. Spain
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None
1952-53
H.J. Brunnier
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None
1953-54
Joaquin Serratosa Cibils
(Montevideo, Uruguay)
Rotary is Hope in Action
 
1954-55
Herbert J. Taylor
(Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Six Objectives
for 1954-55:
1. glean from the past and act;
2. share with others;
3. build with Rotary’s 4-Way Test;
4. serving youth;
5. international good will; 6. good Rotarians are good citizens.
 
1955-56
A. Z. Baker
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Develop our Resources
 
1956-57
Gian Paolo Lang
(Livorno, Italy)
3 Targets 1956-57:
1. Keep Rotary simple; 2. More Rotary in Rotarians;
3. Learn More About Each Other
 
1957-58
Charles G. Tennent
(Asheville, North Carolina, USA)
Enlist-Extend-Explore-Serve
 
1958-59
Clifford A. Randall
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Help Shape the Future
 
1959-60
Harold T. Thomas
(Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand)
Vitialize!  Personalize!  Build Bridges of Friendship
1960-61
J. Edd McLaughlin
(Ralls, Texas, USA)
You are Rotary — Live It!  Express It!  Expand It!
1961-62
Joseph A. Abey
(Reading #88, Pennsylvania, USA)
Act
Aim for Action
Communicate for Understanding
Test for Leadership
1962-63
Nitish C. Laharry
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Kindle the Spark Within
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1963-64
Carl P. Miller
(Honolulu, Hawaii, USA)
Meeting Rotary’s Challenge in the Space Age
1964-65
Charles W. Pettengill
(Greenwich, Connecticut, USA)
Live Rotary
1965-66
C. P. H. Teenstra
(Hilversum, The Netherlands)
Action, Consolidation and Continuity
 
1966-67
Richard L. Evans
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A Better World Through Rotary
1967-68
Luther H. Hodges
(Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA)
Make Your Rotary Membership Effective
1968-69
Kyoshi Togasaki
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Participate!
1969-70
James F. Conway
(Sun City, Arizona, USA)
Review and Renew
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1970-71
William E. Walk
(Upland, California, USA)
Bridge the Gaps
1971-72
Ernst G. Breitholtz
(Nybro, Sweden)
Good Will Begins With You
1972-73
Roy D. Hickman
<style=”font-size: 9pt”=”” face=”MS Sans Serif, Verdana, Arial”> (Birmingham, Alabama, USA) </style=”font-size:>
Let’s Take a New Look — And Act
1973-74
William C. Carter
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Member: RC of Battersea, London
A Time for Action
1974-75
William R. Robbins
(Miami, Florida, USA)
Renew the Spirit of Rotary
1975-76
Ernesto Imbassahy de Mello
<style=”font-size: 9pt”=”” face=”MS Sans Serif, Verdana, Arial”> (Rio de Janeiro, RdJ, Brazil) </style=”font-size:>
To Dignify the Human Being
1976-77
Robert Manchester II
(Youngstown, Ohio, USA)
I Believe in Rotary
1977-78
W. Jack Davis
(Hamilton, Bermuda)
Serve to Unite Mankind
1978-79
Clem Renouf
(Buderim, Queensland, Australia)
Reach Out
1979-80
James L. Bomar, Jr.
(Shelbyville, Tennessee, USA)
Let Service Light the Way
1980-81
Rolf Kl�rich
(Helsinki, Finland)
Take Time to Serve
1981-82
Stanley E. McCaffrey
(Moraga, California, USA)
World Understanding and Peace Through Rotary
1982-83
Hiroji Mukasa
(Nakatsu, Oita, Japan)
Mankind is One — Build Bridges of Friendship Throughout the World
1983-84
William E. Skelton
(Blacksburg, Virginia, USA)
Share Rotary — Serve People
1984-85
Carlos Canseco
(Garza Garcia NL, M�xico)
Discover a New World of Service
1985-86
Edward F. Cadman
(Wenatchee, Washington, USA)
You are the Key
1986-87
M. A. T. Caparas
(Manila, Philippines)
Rotary Brings Hope
1987-88
Charles C. Keller
(California, Pennsylvania, USA)
Rotarians — United in Service- Dedicated to Peace
1988-89
Royce Abbey
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Put Life into Rotary — Your Life
1989-90
Hugh M. Archer
(Dearborn, Michigan, USA)
Enjoy Rotary!
1990-91
Paulo V. C. Costa
(Santos, S�o Paulo, Brazil)
Honor Rotary with Faith and Enthusiasm
1991-92
Rajendra K. Saboo
(Chandigarh, India)
Look Beyond Yourself
1992-93
Clifford L. Dochterman
(Moraga, California, USA)
Real Happiness is Helping Others
1993-94
Robert R. Barth
(Aarau, Switzerland)
Believe in What You Do — Do What You Believe in
1994-95
William H. Huntley
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Be a Friend
1995-96
Herbert G. Brown
(Clearwater, Florida, USA)
Act with Integrity
Serve with Love
Work for Peace
1996-97
Luis Vicente Giay
(Arrecifes, Bs., As., Argentina)
Build the Future with Action and Vision
 
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Glen W. Kinross
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Show Rotary Cares for your community for our world for its people
 
1998-99
James L. Lacy
(Cookeville, Tennessee, USA)
Follow Your Rotary Dream
 
1999-2000
Carlo Ravizza
(Milan, Italy)
Rotary 2000: Act with Consistency, Credibility, Continuity
2000-2001
Frank J. Devlyn
(An�huac in Mexico City, Mexico)
Create Awareness Take Action
 

 2001-2002

Richard D. King
(Niles in Fremont, California, USA)
Mankind is Our Business
 
 2002-2003
Bhichai Rattakul
(Dhonburi in Bangkok, Thailand)
Sow the Seeds of Love
 
2003-2004

 

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2004-2005 Glenn E. Estess, Sr.

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Celebrate Rotary
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Service Above Self
2006-2007 William Boyd

Pakuranga, New Zealand

Lead the Way

2007-2008 Wilfrid J. Wilkinson

Trenton, Ontario, Canada

Rotary Shares

2008-2009

Dong Kurn Lee

(Seoul, Korea)

Make Dreams Real

2009-2010

John Kenny

Grangemouth, Central, Scotland

Different presidents had different themes in Rotary. When a president takes over, he comes up with a theme for his year and all his projects will be based on this theme. For example, if a president chooses the theme for his year as health problems, the club will work towards handling various health issues, like giving insulin shots or medicines for diabetes, Varikosette for people suffering from varicose veins, diet plans for obesity, etc. they will target problems that are on the rise and are proving to be a major concern at the time.