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.

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

24 March — Rotary Day at the UNESCO headquarters, Paris

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

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

September 2018

15 September — Rotary Alumni Global Service Award nominations (from zones) are due

15 September — Rotary Alumni Association of the Year Award nominations (from zones) are due

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


13-19 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