Rotary Emblem

The Rotary International emblem is a globally recognized sign instantly identifying its bearer with the organization.

Every Rotarian is entitled and encouraged to wear the Rotary emblem in the form of a lapel pin, badge, or other RI-approved insignia and may include it on personal greetings. However, neither the Rotary name nor the emblem may ever be used to further any commercial purpose or political campaign.
The Rotary International emblem is a registered trademark in over 60 countries. Its use in club communication and insignia is therefore subject to certain rules.
Rotary colors
The official Rotary colors are royal blue and gold or metallic gold (metallic effect can be reproduced by printing the spot color on coated paper). The emblem should appear in these colors on Web sites, in four-color publications, and in any other application where full color is possible. Where full-color reproduction is impossible, the Rotary emblem can be printed in any one color.
Emblem size
The emblem should always be reproduced at a recognizable size. The minimum recommended sizes are 45 pixels for web sites and 1.3 centimeters (0.5 inches) in print.
Common mistakes
When using the Rotary emblem in club communication materials or club insignia, the following guidelines should be observed:
- the emblem must be reproduced in its entirety, without fragmenting or cutting off parts of the gearwheel;
- graphic elements or text must not be added within the gearwheel or removed from it;
- emblem shape and proportions must not be distorted;
- emblem must not be obscured by adding graphic elements or text on top of it;
- non-Rotary colors must not be used in two-color reproductions;
- emblem must not be placed on complicated graphics that might obscure its shape or color;
- frivolous use of the emblem should be avoided.
Club logo
If reproduced without any additional elements, the Rotary emblem refers to Rotary International. Clubs, districts, and other Rotary-related groups should therefore always use their individual logos and names to unambiguously indicate their involvement in a project or a program. For instance, “Rotary District 1460 winter camp” is preferable to “Rotary winter camp”.