Ray Klinginsmith joined the Rotary Club of Kirksville, MO, USA in 1961 and was President of Rotary International in 2010-11. Prior to joining Rotary, Ray was a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar, completing graduate studies at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.
Rotary Theme 2010-11
Rotary International President Ray Klinginsmith said he arrived at his theme after reviewing RI themes of years past. He noticed that only a few spoke to non-Rotarians.
"As a result, I decided to search for a briefly stated theme that would fulfill two objectives: the first to explain Rotary to non-Rotarians, and the second to validate our work for Rotarians," he said. "The words I have selected to describe Rotary's current mission and to highlight our achievements are what we do best: Building Communities -- Bridging Continents. "