By Rotary Service & Engagement Staff
Welcome to the new Rotary year! With each new Rotary year, a new theme, President, and set of initiatives are announced. Elected for the 2021-22 term, Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta is a member of the Rotary Club of Calcutta-Mahanagar, West Bengal, India. You can learn about his theme, his travels, and his goals for the year.
Support the president’s initiatives
Mehta is encouraging Rotary members to change lives through service. His theme Serve to Change Lives asks members to participate in service projects where they can make a difference in their communities and the people who live in them.
Read more about the 2021-22 presidential theme and download the theme logo and materials.
In addition to the new theme, these are the year’s initiatives:
- Each One, Bring One: Each time you attend a Rotary event or meeting, bring a family member or someone interested in Rotary. This initiative is aimed at increasing awareness of Rotary and growing membership.
- Empowering Girls: Girls and women have the right to be safe, educated, and healthy. Learn how you can support and empower girls with a toolkit that was launched in July. Once complete, post about your project on Rotary Showcase under the Empowering Girls campaign.
- Presidential conferences: You can attend a presidential conference. The 2021-22 presidential conference series will highlight the humanitarian work that clubs and districts pioneer locally and support globally.
- Rotary Days of Service: Every club can plan one of these service events, which needs to be organized by two or more Rotary or Rotaract clubs to provide meaningful, hands-on volunteer opportunities that attract participants from outside Rotary.
Get started on your Rotary Day of Service by:
- Researching project ideas on Rotary Showcase
- Accessing Rotary’s service project resources
Once you have completed a Rotary Day of Service project, be sure to post it to Rotary Showcase under the campaign Service Day.
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