In May or June of every year the annual meeting of Rotarians occurs in a major city somewhere in the world.  This year, I hope you’ll join us June 10th-14th for some genuine Southern hospitality in Atlanta, Georgia.  RI Pres. and First Lady John & Judy Germ will be there along with 40,000 of your Rotary friends, some who you already know and others you have yet to meet.
 
There’s things to do aplenty for everyone!
 
A pre-Convention Presidential Peace Conference on June 9th & 10th featuring Martin Luther King’s daughter Bernice & Coretta Scott King;
 
Keynote Convention Speaker Bill Gates;
 
You’ll enjoy a Blue Jeans & Bluegrass concert;
 
Grammy Award Winner Ricky Skaggs and the Kentucky Thunder band;
 
The Rotary Foundation Centennial Celebration Block Party & the Birthday Party;
 
Take the Peace Tour of Atlanta; Help build a Habitat for Humanity house; Take part in the End Polio Now Walk/Run
 
View a special screening of the film classic “Gone with the Wind” Ah yes! with Clark Gable & Vivian Leigh!....and  the list goes on & on!
 
I remember my first Rotary Convention in 1992 held in Glasgow, Scotland. Boy that was a long time ago!
 
As I watched thousands of Rotarians in all manner of national dress joined in friendship, fellowship and service, I realized I had found THE organization that could really change the world!  After all these years, in my eyes, “Rotary Serving Humanity” is still the key to world peace & prosperity and it set my feet on a path of travel and friendships I would never have discovered had I not said “Yes” to Rotary & “Yes” to going to the convention where I saw the “big picture” for myself.
 
So, Ya’ll Say “Yes” to RI Convention 2017 in Atlanta and see the magic unfold for yourselves!
 
Barb Feder,
District 5510 RI Convention Promotion Chair