Each year, Rotary International (RI) launches a new theme. The 2022-23 Rotary theme is “Imagine Rotary”.
Rotary International President-elect, Jennifer Jones, wants members to imagine the possibilities in the change they can make to transform the world.
"We all have dreams, but acting on them is a choice. Imagine a world that deserves our best, where we get up each day knowing that we can make a difference.”
The logo has been designed by Riki Salam, an Australian artist and graphic designer specialising in contemporary Indigenous art, design, and communications.
Deeper meaning behind the logo elements include a circle, in Aboriginal culture, signifying our connections to one another, and dots representing people and the seven focus areas of Rotary.
Together the circle and dots combine to represent a navigation star, our guiding light. The line underneath is a digging stick, used when doing hard work, and represents a tool for getting things done.
Although the colours are not necessarily connected to aboriginal culture, President-elect Jennifer Jones said they help us to celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion by wearing one, two or three of the colours for official events. The colours could also be linked to polio eradication (purple) and the environment (green) and peace (white).