In many ways, Rotary is in wonderful shape. The Rotary Foundation is recognized as one of the world’s best charities.
We are also evolving in interesting ways. And Rotary has to change, even if some fellow Rotarians will complain that it does not look like their old Rotary, we have to change. As Paul Harris said, we have to be revolutionary from time to time.
Rotary provides opportunities for service projects that can be performed and completed by us. In Rotary, we don’t just donate the money, we also perform the service and see the lasting impact of that service firsthand. This is unique.
Rotary is not just a club that you join. It opens opportunities to serve in a project as big and historic as End Polio Now and also in a small community project, where you just plant a tree.
And it opens opportunities for you to live a richer, more meaningful life, with friends around the world, based on our core values. Everything we do opens another opportunity for someone, somewhere.
Therefore, the theme for our year is: Rotary Opens Opportunities.
President, Rotary International, 2020-21