Rotary Foundation Centennial

The Rotary Foundation turns 100 in 2016-17! Our Foundation stands at the forefront of humanitarian service, having supported thousands of projects to provide clean water, fight disease, promote peace, and support basic education — as well as the historic initiative dedicated to eradicating polio worldwide.
2017 Rotary Convention
We're marking the centennial with a year of festivities that began in Korea at the 2016 Rotary Convention and culminates at the Atlanta convention. Register for the convention, 10-14 June 2017, so you can take part in the celebration: 
  • Plan to attend the Foundation’s 100th birthday party
  • Join past and current Rotary leaders and author David Forward for a book signing
  • Visit The Rotary Foundation centennial exhibit in the House of Friendship
Ways to celebrate
Here are just a few ways you can join in and commemorate this historic milestone:
  • Plan a special Rotary Day and invite everyone in your community to participate. It can be anything from a concert to a race to a birthday party with a giant cake in the shape of the Rotary wheel.
  • Hold a fundraiser in your community to support a Foundation grant project, the Rotary Peace Centers, or PolioPlus.
  • Organize or participate in a global grant or district grant project.
  • Promote your club or district projects that are funded by the Foundation.
  • Dedicate some club meetings to Rotary Foundation topics.
  • Challenge members to increase your club’s contributions to the Foundation.
See more ideas for a Rotary Day event in the Centennial promotion kit.
Publicize your events
Promote your centennial events and projects by contacting local media and by using #TRF100 on social media. List the events on Rotary Showcase for more exposure.