Rotary Calendar

Visit this calendar throughout the year to find award nomination due dates and convention and event information. Develop meeting agendas, projects, or public image campaigns based on these special occasions. All dates are subject to change.

See a complete list of United Nations observances, including international days, weeks, and years.

See the Board and Trustees meeting dates.

July 2017

1 July — Start of new Rotary officers’ year of service

August 2017

Membership and New Club Development Month

September 2017

Basic Education and Literacy Month

October 2017

Economic and Community Development Month
2-8 October — Rotary Alumni Reconnect Week

24 October — Rotary’s World Polio Day Livestream Event

30 October-5 November — World Interact Week

November 2017

Rotary Foundation Month
1 November — Service Award for a Polio-Free World nominations are due

1 November — Service Above Self Award nominations are due

11 November — Rotary Day at the UN

December 2017

Disease Prevention and Treatment Month
15 December — Early registration discount ends for the Rotary International Convention

January 2018

Vocational Service Month
14-20 January — International Assembly, San Diego, California, USA

February 2018

Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month
10 February — Presidential Peacebuilding Conference: Environmental Sustainability and Peace, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

17 February — Presidential Peacebuilding Conference: Water and Sanitation and Peace, Beirut, Lebanon

23 February — Rotary’s anniversary

24 February — Presidential Peacebuilding Conference: Disease Prevention and Treatment and Peace, Coventry, England, United Kingdom

March 2018

Water and Sanitation Month
12-18 March — World Rotaract Week

17 March — Presidential Peacebuilding Conference: Economic and Community Development and Peace, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

31 March — Preregistration discount ends for the Rotary International Convention

April 2018

Maternal and Child Health Month
1 April — Rotary Award for Excellence in Service to Humanity nominations are due

28 April — Presidential Peacebuilding Conference: Maternal and Child Health and Peace, Taranto, Italy

30 April — Rotary International Convention registrations and ticket cancellations are due

May 2018

Youth Service Month

June 2018

Rotary Fellowships Month
2 June — Presidential Peacebuilding Conference: Basic Education and Literacy and Peace, Chicago, Illinois, USA

23-27 June — Rotary International Convention, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

30 June — Last day for Rotary and Rotaract clubs to report goals for the Rotary Citation

30 June — Rotary Foundation Distinguished Service Award nominations are due

30 June — Rotary Alumni Global Service Award nominations (from zones) are due

30 June — Rotary Alumni Association of the Year Award nominations (from zones) are due

July 2018

1 July — Start of new Rotary officers’ year of service

August 2018

15 August — Last day to report Rotary Citation achievements for Interact clubs

A look ahead to international events in 2019 and 2020. All dates are tentative.


12-19 January — International Assembly, San Diego, California, USA

1-5 June — Rotary International Convention, Hamburg, Germany


19-25 January — International Assembly, San Diego, California, USA

6-10 June — Rotary International Convention, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA