Nearly a decade ago, while Jennifer Jones was the chair of the Strengthen Rotary’s Brand Committee, Rotary International conducted in-depth research to better understand how the public viewed Rotary, our members, and our work. What we learned was that we needed to reposition the Rotary brand by focusing on clear, consistent messages and a unified visual identity. Based on the committee’s recommendation, the Rotary International Board of Directors approved new brand guidelines, which included how clubs should use the Rotary logo.......

Simply put, club logos should include the club name either above or below the Rotary logo, like this:








A brand is more than just a logo, but a logo is a big part of our visual identity. When the public sees it throughout their community, they begin to think of Rotary members as people of action. Using the same visual elements unites Rotary, Rotaract, and Interact and allows us, as a diverse global organization, to tell our story with one voice.

The RI Board of Directors is asking every club to update its logo to align with Rotary’s brand guidelines. We are asking you to:

  • Help clubs in your district understand why we all need to use the Rotary logo correctly

  • Show clubs how to create their own logo and use it consistently on their website, social media accounts, and other marketing materials, like banners, brochures, signs, and clothing

You can use the resources below, as well as those in the newly updated Brand Center, for assistance. 

This year, my Imagine Impact tour will highlight how Rotary members are creating positive, lasting change while it also introduces Rotary to new audiences and potential partners. This is where I need your help. Think of how much more impact these stories will have when they’re shared with one global voice!

Let’s continue to help our clubs attract the next generation of people of action as we increase our impact around the world.

Thank you for your support.

Jennifer Jones
RI President, 2022-23



One Voice, Every Club - Your Club Logos -

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The 2022–23 RI Board of Directors met on 25 May 2023 and reviewed six committee reports and recorded 28 decisions. The 2023–24 Board met on 2 June 2023 to adopt various operational decisions before taking office on 1 July, with such decisions being effective only on 1 July.

Here is the decision regarding CONSISTENT BRAND MESSAGING:

  • in recognizing that consistent brand messaging and visual identity are critical to improving awareness and understanding of Rotary,
    • urged that “visual identity” be part of Rotary training for club presidents, district governors, and public image coordinators;
    • agreed that Rotary public image coordinators and district governors are responsible and accountable for maintaining brand fidelity in their districts/regions;
    • encouraged a culture of brand champions among club leaders;
    • added Rotary image and brand compliance goals to the Goal Center on Rotary Club Central to foster brand compliance accountability among Rotary club leaders;
    • requested that only those clubs (or Rotary-affiliated entities) that are brand compliant be featured in Rotary media outlets;
    • agreed that all Rotary events be “on brand” compliant and requested the general secretary to enforce this brand compliance.