Each year, the incoming President of Rotary International introduces the theme for the year ahead and the emphases accompany it. 

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL THEME 20 - 21
Rotary International President Holger Knaack is encouraging Rotarians to seize the many opportunities Rotary offers to enrich their lives and the communities they serve. Knaack, a member of the Rotary Club of Herzogtum Lauenburg-Mölln, Germany, revealed the 2020-21 presidential theme, Rotary Opens Opportunities, to incoming district governors at the Rotary International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA, on 20 January. Rotary isn’t just a club for people to join, but rather “an invitation to endless opportunities,” said Knaack. He emphasized that Rotary creates pathways for members to improve their lives and the lives of those they help through service projects.