Why attend a Rotary convention?

By Rotary International

The House of Friendship is a great place to connect with other Rotary members during a convention. It’s not too early to register for the 2018 Convention in Toronto, Canada.

By Maud Huey Kenyon, Rotary Club of Boulder Valley, Colorado, USA

As I contemplated the survey I received from Rotary for attendees of the 2017 Rotary Convention in Atlanta, I had a chance to reflect on the four conventions I have been to. I think the program put together for the Atlanta Convention was both forward thinking and full of fresh perspectives. Here are my reasons why you should consider attending a convention.

Sharing common experiences with other members. At the top of the list is the opportunity to connect with others. I met up with Rotarians who had walked with me through the dusty streets in northern Nigeria in 2005. I met others who in 2008 crammed with me into tuk tuks (a form of taxi) around Delhi, India, where we participated in a National Immunization Day. I talked to Rotarians I just met who gave me ideas to re-charge my club’s local community service projects and who sponsor international projects I want to join.

Listening to great speakers. I enjoyed hearing …read more

Source:: Rotary International Blog

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