In October 2014, the Rotary International Board agreed to modify the Rotary International calendar of special observances to highlight the Areas of Focus within the Rotary Foundation. This will come into affect shortly.
 
The new calendar is:
 
August                  Membership and Extension Month
September            Area of Focus:  Basic Education and Literacy Month
October                 Area of Focus:   Economic and Community Development Month
November             The Rotary Foundation Month
December             Area of Focus:  Disease Prevention and Treatment Month
January                 Vocational Service Month
February               Area of Focus:   Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month
March                   Area of Focus:  Water and Sanitation Month
April                      Area of Focus:   Maternal and Child Health Month
May                      Youth Services Month
June                     Rotary Fellowships Month