Rotary's 34,000 clubs and 1.2 million members serve communities around the world, each with unique concerns and needs. Rotarians have continually adapted and improved the way they respond to those needs, taking on a broad range of service projects.
Changes have been made to Rotary's areas of focus. The existing six areas have been kept but adjusted three names (marked with an asterisk) to better reflect the types of projects that Rotary members are carrying out. Some of the goals of the areas have been changed, and activities that relate to the environment for most areas have been included.
The areas of focus are now:
  • Peacebuilding and conflict prevention* (February)
  • Water, sanitation and hygiene* (March)
  • Maternal and child health (April)
  • Basic education and literacy (September)
  • Community economic development (October)
  • Disease prevention and treatment (December)