The year-long effort to raise funds needed to pursue state approval for an Arizona Rotary license plate has been successful, and the next step now is to submit to the state a final design for the specialty plate.

Rotarians across Arizona are invited to help create a design for the specialized Rotary license plate.  Designs must also conform to current Rotary branding requirements and State of AZ guidelines. All designs should be submitted to by Feb. 15, 2024.           

The Arizona Rotary License Project was launched in 2022 by Stephen Phair, then-president of the Rotary Club of Sun Lakes. The Rotary Clubs of Arizona License Plate Fund, featuring Rotarians from the two districts serving Arizona, initiated a fund drive to raise the $32,000 required by the State of Arizona to pursue a specialty license plate.

The fundraising efforts were successful, and the committee must now submit a proposed design to the state.

Once approved by the state, Arizona drivers will have the opportunity to select a specialized Rotary license plate to be proudly displayed on their vehicle. Specialty plates cost an additional $25 per registration, with $17 going back to the Rotary Clubs of Arizona. 

"We are asking Rotarians across Arizona to tap into their creative side and come up with a design idea," said Stephen.

The State of Arizona has specific guidelines for the design process. Click here for design guidelines and a sample standard license plate template. 

All designs must also conform to current Rotary branding requirements, as found in the Rotary Brand Center.

Again, the deadline to submit plate designs to the Rotary Clubs of Arizona License Plate Board is Feb. 15. All designs should be emailed to From there the License Plate board will pick its favorites to send to Rotary International and then the state for final approval.

"I think this is a terrific opportunity for us to showcase Rotary in Arizona and participate in a continuous fundraising effort that will benefit our communities across the entire state," said Kevin Pitts, District 5495 Governor.

"Within the next year, Arizona Rotarians and friends will have the opportunity to display their pride and commitment to service in a new way – and help support Rotary's efforts in the future," added Don Jorgensen, District 5500 Governor.   

For more information contact Stephen Phair at