Rotary’s strategic plan is the framework for our future,
ensuring that we continue to be known as a respected,
dynamic organization that advances communities
worldwide. Learn more about Rotary’s Vision Statement
and the process that is now underway to craft our next
Any club, big or small, can host a Rotary Day. RI President
Barry Rassin is asking clubs and districts to organize these
fun, informal community events to publicize Rotary’s
inspiring work and attract new members to our clubs.
Learn why and how to host a Rotary Day.
Register for the 2019 Rotary International Convention,
1-5 June in Hamburg, Germany, and Capture the Moment.
Rotary Foundation Month
5-11 World Interact Week
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The Rotary Foundation?
Economic and Community Development Month
1 Last day to submit a video for the Interact
15 Last day to submit a photo to The Rotarian
magazine’s annual photo contest
15 Last day to receive the early-registration
discount for the 2019 Rotary Convention in
31 Last day to nominate a Rotary member for the
Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious
The beautiful harbor city of Hamburg,
Germany, will host Rotary’s largest
event of the year, the Rotary
International Convention, 1-5 June.
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Hamburg is Germany’s largest port and the
home of its oldest Rotary club. The convention’s
theme, Capture the Moment, “is about the
power and potential and force Rotary has on
your life and in the world,” says John Blount,
chair of the 2019 convention committee.
“We want to capture where we are and what
we can do — the possibilities of Rotary as an
organization and in our clubs. We want you to
be there to experience that.”
From cultural events to sports, there’s something for everyone.
Here’s what you can expect:
The Host Organization Committee will
host a welcome reception for up to 2,000
convention attendees in the historic
Hamburg Chamber of Commerce building,
located in the heart of the city, on 1 June.
The beautiful 26-story Elbphilharmonie,
or Elbe Philharmonic Hall, will be the site
of two classical music performances. The
building offers incredible views of the city
and its harbor.
Germany’s first-ever National Youth Ballet,
founded by renowned choreographer John
Neumeier, will perform for attendees.
Rotary clubs throughout Hamburg will host
a hospitality night on 4 June. Meet German
Rotarians and share your Rotary moments
with new friends.
Register for the convention
by 15 December to receive the
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Around 2,000 riders will take part in
a 14-day bicycle tour from Austria
to Germany, stopping each day to
raise awareness of polio. Convention
attendees are invited to sign up for an
18-kilometer ride through Hamburg
that will join the tour for its final leg
through the city the morning of 1 June.
Participants will cycle at a relaxed pace,
stopping for refreshments along the
way. Bring your own bike or rent one