The Board modified Rotary's calendar of special observances to designate specific months highlighting the Areas of Focus. The observance months are:

  • September: Basic Education and Literacy
  • October: Economic and Community Development
  • November remains as Rotary Foundation Month
  • December: Disease Prevention and Treatment
  • January: Vocational Service
  • February: Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution
  • March: Water and Sanitation
  • April: Maternal and Child Health
  • May: Youth Services