I samband med Internation Assambly, där kommande distriktsguvernörer utbildas, presenteras varje år ett nytt RI-tema.
 
Traditionen att utforma ett nytt tema varje år startade 1949-50 av dåvarade RI presidenten Percy C. Hodgson som presenterade fyra mål för sin mandatperiod.
Bland dem var en bättre tillämpning av principerna om yrkestjänst, världsförståelse och fred genom internationella tjänsteprogram. Även om Hodgesos kungörelse var betydligt längre än dagens kortare teman, har Rotarianernas önskan att fira och stödja sin presidents årliga tjänsteprogram förblivit densamma.

 
Andra tidiga teman är:
”Rotary is Hope in Action” (Joaquin Serratosa Cibil, 1953-54)
”Kindle the spark Within”, (Nitish C. Laharry, 1962-63)
”Good will begins with you”, (Ernst G. Breitholtz, 1971-72)

Under åren har RI presidenterna infört temalogotyper, pins, slipsar, scarfs mm.
De första scarfarna med årstemat designades 1998 av RIP James L. Lacy och han fru Claudine. Temat var ”Follow your Rotary Dream”

2022-2023

RIP - Jennifer E. JonesRotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada
Tema "Imagine Rotary"
 
DG 2360 - Thomas L. Olsson, Örgryte Rotaryklubb

2021-2022

RIP - Shekhar Mehta, of the Rotary Club of Calcutta-Mahanagar, West Bengal, India
Tema "Serve to change lives"
 
DG 2360 - Lena Liljenhed Ekman, Göteborg City Rotaryklubb
Tema "Rotary Idag Dynamiskt Aktivt Gobalt"
 

2020-2021

RIP - Holger Knaack, Rotary CLub of Herzogtum Lauenburg-Mölln, Germany
Tema "Rotary Opens Opportunities"
 
DG 2360 - Ulla-Britt Andreasson, Landvetter Råda Rotaryklubb. 
Tema "Yrkesnätverket med mervärnde"

2019-2020

RIP - Mark Maloney, Rotary Club od Decatur, Alabama, USA
Tema "Rotary Connects the world"
 
DG 2360 - Jerry Brattåsen, Alingås Nohaga Rotaryklubb
Tema "Rotary en stark del av sammhället"

2018-2019

RIP - Barry Rassin, RotaryClub of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas.
Tema "Be the inspiration"
 
DG 2360 - Christer Liljenberg, Lerum Aspen Rotaryklubb
Tema "Rotary en del av samhället"

2017-2018

RIP - Ian H.S. Riseley, Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria, Australia.
Tema "Rotary Making a difference"
 
DG 2360 - Hans Olov Jönsson, Göteborg Rotaryklubb

2016-2017

RIP - John F. Germ, Rotary Club of Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
Tema "Rotary Serving Humanity"
 
DG 2360 - Ulla Andreasson, Orust Rotaryklubb

2015-2016

RIP - K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran, Rotary Club of Columbo, Sri Lanka. 
Tema "Be a gift to the world"
 
DG 2360 - Ulf Andersson, Göteborg-Kronhuset Rotaryklubb

2014-2015

RIP - Gary Huang, Rotary Club of Taipei, Taiwan.
Tema "Light up Rotary"
 
DG 2360 - Lars-Magnus Olovsson, Ljungskile Rotaryklubb.

2013-2014

RIP - Ron D. Burton, Rotary Club of Norman, Oaklahoma, USA. 
Tema "Engage Rotary Change Lives"
 
DG 2360 - Anna-Carin Dettner, Majorna Göteborg Rotaryklubb

2012-2013

RIP - Sakuji Tanaka, Rotary Club of Yashio, Saitama, Japan.
Tema "Peace through Service"
 
DG 2360 - Stefan Ericson, Lerum Rotaryklubb

2011-2012

RIP - Kaylan Banerjee, Rotary Club of Vapi, Gujarat, India
Tema "Reach Within to Embrace Humanity"
 
DG 2360 - Rosemarie Gäcke Herbst, Göteborg-Säve Rotaryklubb

2010-2011

RIP - Ray Klinginsmith, Rotary Club of Kirksville, Missouri, USA
Tema "Building Communities -Bridging Continents"
 
DG 2360 - Tomas Rydebo, Varberg-Bocksten Rotaryklubb

2009-2010

RIP - John Kenny, Rotary Club of Grangemouth, Scotland
Tema "The future of Rotary is in your hands"
 
DG 2360 - Eva Persson, Alingsås Nolhaga Rotaryklubb

2008-2009

RIP - Dong Kurn Lee, Rotary Club of Seoul Hangang, Seoul, Korea
Tema "Make Dreams Real"
 
DG 2360 - Bo Vestling, Göteborg Vinga Rotaryklubb"

2007-2008

RIP - Wilfrid J. Wilkinson, Rotary Club of Trennton, Ontario, Canada
Tema "Rotary Shares"
 
DG 2360 - Margareta Magnusson, Borås Viskan Rotaryklubb

2006-2007

RIP - William B. Boyd, Rotary Club of Packuranga, Aukland, New Zealand
Tema "Lead the way"
 
DG 2360 - Mats Hermansson, Göteborg Rotaryklubb

2005-2006

RIP - Carl-Wilhelm Stenhammar, Göteborg Rotaryklubb, Sverige
Tema "Service Above Self"
 
DG 2360 - Leif Lindblad, Kungälv Rotaryklubb

2004-2005

RIP - Glenn E. Estess Sr, Rotary Club of Shades Valley, Alabama, USA
Tema "Celebrate Rotary"
 
DG 2360 - Peeter Särk, Åmål Rotaryklubb

2003-2004

RIP - Jonathan B. Majiyagbe, Rotary Club of Kano, Kano State, Nigeria.
Tema "Lend a hand"
 
DG 2360 - Gunilla Svanberg, Göteborg Frölunda Rotaryklubb.

2002-2003

RIP - Bhichai Rattakul, Rotary Club of Dhonburi, Thailand.
Tema "Sow the seeds of love"
 
DG 2360 - Bo Egerdahl, Göteborg Säve Rotaryklubb

2001-2002

RIP - Richard D. King, Rotary Club of Niles (Fremont), California, USA
Tema "Mankind Is Our Business"
 
DG 2360 - Tord Kristofersin, Vänersborg Aurora Rotaryklubb
 

2000-2001

RIP - Frank J. Devlyn, Rotary Club of Anáhuac, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Tema"Create Awarness - Take Action"
 
DG 2360 - Carl-Gustaf Eliasson, Borås Viskan Rotaryklubb

1999-2000

RIP - Carlo Ravizza, Rotary Club of Milano, Sud-Ovest, Italy
Tema "Act with consistency, credibility, continuity"
 
DG 2360 - Svante Haglund, Göteborg-Gamlestaden Rotaryklubb

1998-1999

RIP - James L. Lacy, Rotary Club of Cookeville, Tennessee, USA
Tema "Follow your Rotary dream"

1997-1998

RIP - Glen W. Kinross, Rotary Club of Hamilton, Brisbane Queensland, Australia.

Tema " Show Rotary cares - for your community, for our world, for its people"

 

DG 2360 - Anders Sondelius, Göteborg-Säve Rotaryklubb

1996-1997

RIP - Luis Vicente Giay, Rotary Club of Arrecifes, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tema " Build the future with action and vision"
 
DG 2360 - Lars Olsson, Lerum Rotaryklubb

1995-1996

RIP - Herbert G. Brown, Rotary Club of Clearwater, Florida, USA
Tema "Act with Integrity, Serve with Love, Work for Peace"
 
DG 2360 - Rolf Svensson

1994-1995

RIP - Bill Huntley, Rotary Club of Alford & Mablethorp, Lincolnshire, England
Tema "Be a friend"
 
DG 2360 - Per Axel Lundblad, Göteborg-Poseidon Rotaryklubb

1993-1994

RIP - Robert Barth, Rotary Club of Aarau, Switzerland
Tema "Believe in what you do - Do what you believe in"
 
DG 2360 - Tore Wedenmark, Uddevalla Byfjorden Rotaryklubb

1992-1993

RIP - Clifford L. Dochterman, Rotary Club of Morgan, California, USA.
Tema "Real happiness is helping others"
 
DG 2360 - Bengt Sjöstrand, Göteborg Rotaryklubb

1991-1992

RIP - Rajenndra K. Saboo, Rotary Club of Chandigarh Union Territory, India.
Tema "Look beyond yourself"
 
DG 2360 - Bengt Sjöstrand, Göteborg Rotaryklubb

1990-1991

RIP - Paulo V.C. Costa, Rotary Club of Santos, São Paulo, Brazil
Tema "Honor Rotary with Faith and Enthusiasm"
 
DG 2360 - Rustan Älveby, Majorna Göteborg Rotaryklubb

1989-1990

RIP - Hugh M. Archer, Rotary Club o Dearborn, Michigan, USA
Tema "Enjoy Rotary"
 
DG 2360 - Gunnar Hedin, Borås Rotaryklubb

1988-1989

RIP - Royce Abbey, Rotary Club of Essendon, Victoria, Australia
Tema "Put Life into Rotary" - Your Life"
 
DG 2360 - Åke Ellborg, Varberg Rotaryklubb

1987-1988

RIP - Charles C. Keller, Rotary Club of California, Pennsylvania, USA.
Tema "Rotarians - United in Service - Dedicated to Peace"
 
DG 2360 - Carl-Wilhelm Stenhammar, Göteborg Rotaryklubb

1986-1987

RIP - M.A.T. Caparas, Rotary Club of Manila, Philippines.
Tema "Rotary Brings Hope"
 
DG 2360 - Ebbe Hagard, Göteborg Kungsporten Rotaryklubb

1985-1986

RIP - Edward F. Cadman, Rotary Club of Wenatchee, Washington, USA
Tema "You are the key"
 
DG 2360 - Per Boode

1984-1985

RIP - Carlos Canseco, Rotary Club of Monterrey Nuevo León, Mexico.
Tema "Discovery a New World of Service"
 
DG 2360 - Fredrik Sandsten

1983-1984

RIP -William E. Skelton, Rotary Club of Chrisiansburg-Blacksburg, VA, USA.
Tema "Share Rotary, Serve People"
 
DG 2360 - Gösta F. Fernström

1982-1983

RIP - Hiroji Mukasa, Rotary Club of Nakatsu, Oita, Japan.
Tema "Mankind is one - Build bridges of friendship throughout the world"
 
DG 2360 - Macke Hindsen, Borås Östra Rotaryklubb

1981-1982

RIP - Stanley E. McCaffery, Rotary Club of Stockton, California, USA
Tema "World Understanding and Peace through Rotary"
 
DG 2360 - Bertil Kamph

1980-1981

RIP - Rolf J. Klärich, Rotary Club of Helsinki-Helsingfors, Finland
Tema "Take time to serve"
 
DG 2360 - Per Carleson

1979-1980

RIP - James L. Bomar Jr. Rotary Club of Shelbyville, Tennessee, USA
Tema "Lets service light the way"
 
DG 2360 - Jörgen Berglund

1978-1979

RIP - Clem Renouf, Rotary Club of Nambour, QLD, Australia
Tema "Reach out"
 
DG 2360 - Sune Ewerdahl

1977-1978

RIP - W.Jack Davis, Rotary Club of Hamilton, Ohio, USA
Tema " Serve to unite mankind"
 
DG 2360 - Axel Lindskog

1976-1977

RIP - Robert Manchester II, Rotary Club of Ypungstone, Canfield, Ohio, USA
Tema "I believe in Rotary"
 
DG 2360 - Gösta Osterman

1975-1976

RIP - Ernesto Imbassahy de Mello, Rotary Club de Niterór, Brazil.
Tema "To Dignify the human being"
 
DG 2360 - Hilding Carlsson

1974-1975

RIP - William R. Robbins, Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Florida, USA
Tema "Renew the spirit of Rotary"
 
DG 2360 - Olle Fagerlund

1973-1974

RIP - William C. Carter, Rotary Club of Buttersea, England.
Tema "A time for action"
 
DG 2360 - Gotthard Sjöberg

1972-1973

RIP - Roy D. Hickman, Rotary Club of Birmingham, Alabama, USA.
Tema "Let's take a new look - and act"
 
DG 2360 - Ingemar Bratt

1971-1972

RIP - Ernst G. Breitholtz, Kalmar Rotaryklubb, Kalmar, Sverige.
Tema "Good will begins with you"
 
DG 2360 - Nils Dahlbecj

1970-1971

RIP - William E. Walk, Rotary Club of Ontario, USA
Tema "Bridge the gaps"
 
DG 2360 - Lennart Carlander
1969-1970 James F. Conway, Rotary Club of Rockville Center, New York, USA. "Review and Renew"
1968-1969 Kiyoshi Togasaki, Rotary Club of Tokyo, Japan. "Participate"
1967-1968 Luther H. Hodges, Rotary Club of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. "Make your Rotary Membership effective"
1966-1967 Richard L. Evans, Rotary Club of Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. "Better world through Rotary"
1965-1966 C. P. H. Teenstra, Rotary Club of Hilversum, Netherlands. "Action, Consolidation and Continuity"
1964-1965 Charles W. Pettengill, Rotary Club of Greenwich,Connecticut, USA. "Live Rotary"
1963-1964 Carl P. Miller, Rotary Club of Los Angeles, California, USA. "Meeting Rotary's challenge in the space age"
1962-1963 Nitish C. Laharry, Rotary Club of Calcutta, India. "Kindle the spark within"
1961-1962 Joseph A. Abey, Rotary Club of Reading, Pennsylvania, USA. "Act. Aim for Action. Communication for understanding. Test for leadership"
1960-1961 J. Ed McLaughlin, Rotary Club of Ralls, Texas, USA. "You are Rotary - Live it!"
1959-1960 Harold T. Thomas, Rotary Club of Auckland, New Zealand. "Vitalize! Personalize! Build bridges of friendship"
1958-1959 Clifford A. Randall, Rotary Club of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. "Help shape the future"
1957-1958 Charles G. Tennent, Rotary Club of Asheville, North Carolina, USA. "Enlist-Extend-Explore-Serve"
1956-1957 Gian Paolo Lang, Rotary Club of Livorno, Italy. "Keep Rotary Simple"
1955-1956 A. Z. Baker, Rotary Club of San Fransisco, California, USA. "Develop our resources"
1954-1955 Herbert J. Taylor, Rotary Club of Chicago, Illinois, USA
1953-1954 Joaquin Serratosa Cibils, Rotary Club of of Montevideo, Uruguay
1952-1953 H. J. Brunnier, Rotary Club of San Francisco, California, USA
1951-1952 Frank E. Spain, Rotary Club of Birmingham, Alabama, USA
1950-1951 Arthur Lagueux, Rotary Club of Quebec, Quebec, Canada
1949-1950 Percy Hodgson, Rotary Club of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
1948-1949 Angus S. Michell, Rotary Club of Melbourne, Australia
1947-1948 S. Kendrick Guernsey, Rotary Club of Jacksonville, Florida, USA
1946-1947 Richard C. Hedke, Rotary Club of Detroit, Michigan, USA
1945-1946 Thomas A. Warren, Rotary Club of Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England
1944-1945 Richard H. Wells, Rotary Club of Pocatello, Idaho, USA
1943-1944 Charles L. Wheeler, Rotary Club of San Fransisco, California, USA
1942-1943 Fernando Carbajal, Rotary Club of Lima, Peru
1941-1942 Tom J. Davis, Rotary Club of Butte, Montana, USA
1940-1941 Armando de Arruda Pereira, Rotary Club of São Paulo, Brazil
1939-1940 Walter D. Head, Rotary Club of Teaneck, New Jersey USA
1938-1939 George C. Hager, Rotary Club of Chicago, Illinois, USA
1937-1938 Maurice Duperrey, Rotary Club of Paris, France
1936-1937 Will R. Manier Jr, Rotary Club of Nashville, Tennessee, USA
1935-1936 Ed R. Johnson, Rotary Club of Roanoke, Virginia, USA
1934-1935 Robert E. Lee Hill, Rotary Club of Columbia, Missouri, USA
1933-1934 John Nelson, Rotary Club of Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1932-1933 Clinton P. Anderson, Rotary Club of Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
1931-1932 Sydney W. Pascall, Rotary Club of London, England
1930-1931 Almon E. Roth, Rotary Club of Palo Alto, California, USA
1929-1930 M. Eugene Newsom, Rotary Club of Durham, North Carolina, USA
1928-1929 I. B. Tom Sutton, Rotary Club of Tampico, Mexico
1927-1928 Arthur H. Sapp, Rotary Club of Huntington, Indiana, USA
1926-1927 Harry H. Rogersm Rotary Club of San Antonio, Texas, USA
1925-1926 Donald A. Adams, Rotary Club of New Haven, Connecticut, USA
1924-1925 Everett W. Hill, Rotary Club of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
1923-1924 Guy Gundaker, Rotary Club of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
1922-1923 Raymond M, Havens, Rotary Club of Kansas City, Missouri, USA
1921-1922 Crawford C. McCullough, Rotary Club of Fort William, Ontario, Canada
1920-1921 Estes Snedecor, Rotary Club of Portland, Oregon, USA
1919-1920 Albert D. Adams, Rotary Club of Atlanta, Georgia, USA
1918-1919 John Poole, Rotary Club of Washington, DC, USA
1917-1918 E. Leslie Pidgeon, Rotary Club of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1916-1917 Arch C. Klumph, Rotary Club of Cleveland, Ohio, USA
1915-1916 Allen D. Albert, Rotary Club of Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
1914-1915 Frank L. Mulholland, Rotary Club of Toledo, Ohio, USA
1913-1914 Russel F. Greiner, Rotary Club of Kansas City, Missouri, USA
1912-1913 Glenn C. Mead, Rotary Club of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
1911-1912 Paul P. Harris, Rotary Club of Chicago, Illinois, USA
1910-1912 Paul P. Harris , Rotary Club of Chicago, Illinois, USA