Office of the President

Elected for the 2017-18 term, Ian H.S. Riseley is a member of the Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria, Australia. Learn about his theme, his travels, and his goals for the year.

Support the president's initiatives

RI President Riseley is asking Rotary members to work together to advance the tradition of Rotary: Making a Difference in 2017-18.

He is challenging all 1.2 million Rotarians to simply plant a tree before Earth Day on 22 April 2018. For ideas and tree-planting advice, see the Environmental Sustainability Rotarian Action Group or download their "1.2 million tree planting" brochure. You can share your stories online using #pledgetoplant or in Rotary Showcase in the environment category.

Read more about the 2017-18 presidential theme and download the theme logo and materials

Follow the president

Riseley travels around the world visiting Rotary clubs that are making a positive difference in their communities.

Follow the president on Facebook

Presidential Peacebuilding Conferences

Plan to attend one of six presidential peacebuilding conferences being held around the world to explore the connection between peace and Rotary’s five other areas of focus plus environmental sustainability.

Learn more

President's representatives

Each year, the president designates representatives to inspire and motivate participants at district conferences.

Find resources for president's representatives


The RI president and The Rotary Foundation trustee chair appoint club members to serve on committees that support our strategic priorities: to support and strengthen clubs, to focus and increase humanitarian service, and to enhance public image and awareness.

Apply for committee openings in 2017-18

See this year’s committees:

Rotary Citation

Earn recognition for your club by accomplishing goals that strengthen and raise awareness of Rotary and your club. See this year's Rotary Citation goals for Rotary, Rotaract, and Interact clubs.


Meet Barry Rassin, the 2018-19 Rotary president.