Rotary International Convention 2022
Houston, Texas - June 4-8, 2022
 

Each year, somewhere in the world, the Rotary International Convention takes place in late Spring.  Mike and I had the pleasure of attending conventions in Bangkok, Thailand (2012) and Toronto, Canada (2018).  I have a fond memory of standing in a lunch line and comparing motherhood, of twelve-year-old boys, with a Rotarian mom wearing a stunning traditional Korean hanbok dress.  As we exchanged personal information, I discovered she was South Korea’s Minister of Education.  You just never know who you’ll meet at a Rotary International Convention!
 
Why should YOU attend next year’s Rotary International Convention in Houston from June 4 – 8, 2022?  
  • You will hang out with 30,000 of your new best friends.
  • You will hear from great speakers. (I heard Princess Anne and Laura Bush in Toronto).
  • You can rub elbows with Rotary International’s First Female President (22/23) Jennifer Jones.
  • You will discover new community and international service projects along with purchasing Rotary merchandise in the House of Friendship.
  • You will experience an unbelievable Opening Ceremony including the Parade of Countries and their flags.
  • You may participate in the Environmental Footprint Service Project.
  • You may tour the Space Center or enjoy an evening of Bayou on Monday night.
  • District Governors Desirée Wilson (21/22) and Karen Cendro (22/23) are planning an event to celebrate our 21/22 and 22/23 Club Presidents one evening of the convention. 
  • The location may not be exotic, but the flight is only three hours away.
  • You will return home motivated to be the best People of Action in your communities and internationally.
 
Why should YOU be thinking about Houston when it's a year from now?  ALL Rotarians and your guests are welcome to join District 5180 in Houston June of 2022.  A special Promotion Registration Rate is being offered from June 12-16, 2021 (that’s this weekend).  You may register at https://www.houstonri2022.org District 5180 is arranging a block of rooms at a yet undetermined hotel.  More hotel information to follow. 
 
Hope to see you in Houston!
 
Yours in Rotary,
 
Karen Cendro
District Governor 22/23
Rotary District 5180
 
Past President
Rotary Club of Laguna Sunrise