BELOW is a list of Special Observances for the Rotary 2017-2018 year:

July 2017

1 July — Start of new Rotary officers' year of service

August 2017

Membership and New Club Development Month

September 2017

Basic Education and Literacy Month

October 2017

Economic and Community Development Month

2-8 October — Rotary Alumni Reconnect Week

24 October — Rotary's World Polio Day Livestream Event

30 October-5 November — World Interact Week

November 2017

Rotary Foundation Month

1 November — Service Award for a Polio-Free World nominations are due

1 November — Service Above Self Award nominations are due

11 November — Rotary Day at the UN

December 2017

Disease Prevention and Treatment Month

15 December — Early registration discount ends for the Rotary International Convention

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

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

30 June — Rotary Alumni Global Service Award nominations (from zones) are due

30 June — Rotary Alumni Association of the Year Award nominations (from zones) 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

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