In 2017 all of Rotary will celebrate the 100th birthday of the Rotary Foundation.  Can you do this in your own clubs?  Of course.  But why not actually BE there in Atlanta with all the other Rotarians from the world over where the foundation was established in 1917. In the last 100 years Rotary has become a powerful moving force for giving the help that makes lives around the world more tolerable and provides hope for something better.  It is a reason for all of us to gather at the convention to share with each other the reason for being Rotarians. 
Atlanta is one of the premier cities of the South and will serve as the stepping off place to the wonders of DC and the beauty and intrigue of the East Coast where our country was founded.  Do a Google search and discover the foundations of the United States from Georgia to New England.  May through June is a great time to travel with perfect weather and no hurricanes!
The Rotary Foundation's 100th birthday party is open to all of us and will be held June 14th. Do you have a copy of "Doing Good in the World", the story of the Foundation's first 100 years?  Or plan to buy one in the House of Friendship?  The author, David Forward, will hold a book signing at the convention. As for how the Foundation became a global leader in humanitarian service, the Rotary Foundation Centennial exhibit at the House of Friendship will tell the story.
This is an opportunity that will come only once in our lifetimes.  Join those of us who will be there in Atlanta and make your reservation now.
Contact: Ashlea Boyer