District Centennial Planning Calendar

As Rotary commemorates 100 years of service, many Club and District Projects have been planned to celebrate the Centennary.

District Centennial Planning Calendar


Clubs/districts initiate Centennial essay project
Clubs submit Centennial community project progress report to RI
Convenors promote Rotary’s Centennial at Rotary zone institutes
Clubs establish membership goals to support Centennial goal of 1.5 million members
Rotarians register for the 2017 Centennial Convention in Chicago at the 2017 Osaka convention
Clubs support TRF promotion of $100 per capita goal
Clubs initiate a “twin club” relationship with a club in another country to promote international service and fellowship
RI starts the Centennial Bell Around the World project – a special bell to travel to all districts of the world much like the Olympic flame, culminating at the 2017 convention in Chicago
RI Board to obtain Council on Legislation endorsement of Centennial services
RI produce and begin sales of Centennial History Book at the 2017 International Assembly
RI selects winners of the Centennial poster contest
RI mails Centennial celebration promotion materials

Clubs establishes membership goals to support Centennial goal of 1.5 million members
Districts hold district conferences with Centennial emphasis
Clubs support TRF promotion of $100 per capita goal
RI President addresses the United Nations (tentative)
RI offers series of educational programmes on Rotary history
RI begins Centennial travelling displays, transported by appropriate Rotary Fellowship

February 2018 – Centennial Month
Clubs/districts hold observances emphasising heritage of Rotary
Clubs mount public displays during World Window Week, the week in which Rotary’s anniversary falls
Clubs display Centennial banners and posters in communities worldwide
RI holds worldwide video/web cast to celebrate Rotary’s 100 th anniversary
RI launches a worldwide promotional campaign
26/02/05 : Celebration in Forest National, Brussels
March 2017

Clubs complete Centennial community projects and submit reports
April 2017

Clubs hold Centennial Service Above Self Volunteer Project Month
May 2017

RI holds a Worldwide Peace’s Symposium utilising Rotary World Peace Scholars
RI holds convention, Kuching
RI shares statements of support for world leaders at convention
RI holds Rotaract Convention, Kuching Sarawak
RI dedicates the Centennial commemorative statue in Kuching Sarawak
RI offers tours of One Rotary Center

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