Weekly Newsletter | June 19, 2018
Program – Trash Talk
Hola, Salem Rotarians!
Do you know that a Mini-United Nations is happening this weekend? You may know it by another name – the RI Convention! The 109th annual international Rotary convention convenes next Sunday, June 24, in Toronto. It is expected to bring 24,000 Rotary club members from over 175 countries to the city – injecting an estimated $48.5 million (Canadian Dollars) into the local economy!
Reports from past convention-goers note the incredible manner in which this annual meeting focuses on all aspects of Rotary. But notably, it’s the magnitude and diversity of Rotary that comes out. And then there are the speakers. This year’s featured speakers include Former First Lady Laura Bush, Former Prime Minister of New Zealand Helen Clark, Director-General of the World Health Organization Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, and the CEOs of UNICEF USA and Canada – to name but a few.
We’ll have a few of our own headed up to Toronto – President-Elect Rus, District Governor Renee and many others from around District 5100. We wish them safe travels and hopes for a meeting to help them “Be the Inspiration”! I can hardly wait to hear how things went!
The annual convention really demonstrates that “Rotary is where neighbors, friends, and problem-solvers share ideas, join leaders, and take action to create lasting change.”
I’ll see you at Rotary!