Posts made in May, 2016

Atlanta 2017 Rotary International Convention

Posted on May 17, 2016

Atlanta 2017 Rotary International Convention

Atlanta Convention Super Early Bird Registration Discounts May 28 – June 6 Attending the annual Rotary International convention is a perfect way to experience Rotary’s internationality, exchange ideas with fellow members, and discover new avenues – and potential partners – for service. It’s only once every several years that the United States has the honor of hosting the Rotary International Convention, and that time is coming June 10-14, 2017 in Atlanta.  Even though it’s a year away, Rotary South is working on arrangements for round trip bus transportation, and a block of hotel rooms for our members. The 2017 Rotary International convention will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center, June 10-14, 2017 and is expected to draw thousands of visitors from more than 130 countries, and fill 41,000 hotel rooms. The Rotary Foundation started in Atlanta in 1917 and the annual conference will celebrate the Foundation’s 100th anniversary. The worldwide organization serves as an advocate to governments and provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards and helps build goodwill and peace around the world. The convention is often described as a “mini-United Nations” because of its internationality. In addition, general sessions, breakout sessions and House of Friendship exhibits offer countless ways to help you get the most from your Rotary membership and make your club stronger. DOWNLOAD BROCHURE Those who sign up early will be rewarded! Information provided at our recent District Conference revealed a very rare opportunity to commit to attending VERY EARLY and save!  Registration will open May 28 at the Rotary International Convention Atlanta 2017 web site. The earlier you register, the better price you will receive. May 28- June 6, 2016  $265 June 7 – Dec. 15, 2016 $340 Dec. 16, 2016 – Mar. 31, 2017 $425 On Site Registration $490 Registration includes: inspiring and entertaining speakers, including top leaders in our organization; informative breakout sessions to help you build your communication, leadership, and project management skills; opportunities to network and exchange ideas while browsing the project and fellowship booths in the House of Friendship; entertainment provided by local artists and musicians in the House of Friendship and general sessions. Preconvention events, Rotary and Host Organization Committee-ticketed events, accommodations, transportation, and meals are not included in your registration...

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Johnson and Kobie to represent RI District 6960 in Atlanta

Posted on May 5, 2016

Johnson and Kobie to represent RI District 6960 in Atlanta

Southland Young Professionals Summit delegates selected to exchange ideas and make the Rotary experience more relevant to the next generation of leaders Rotary District 6960 District Governor Cyndi Doragh is pleased to announce that two applicants from the district have been selected to participate in the Rotary International Southland Young Professionals Summit in Atlanta this June. Shannon Johnson and Christine Kobie were selected by a panel of judges in a competitive application process to represent the district. The summit provides a unique opportunity to exchange ideas with delegates representing the 29 districts of the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast Southeastern United States, the Caribbean, Puerto Rico, French Guiana, Guyana and Suriname. Johnson and Kobie are rising stars that have both been members of the Rotary Club of Fort Myers South, one of the district’s more than 50 clubs, since 2015. They will travel with Doragh’s personal representative, District Governor Nominee Designate Sandra Hemstead. Johnson is Real Estate Manager for Chico’s FAS, Inc. and a third-generation Rotarian. “’Service Above Self’ was a distinctive part of my upbringing as my Rotary parents, and grandfather, invested countless hours of service throughout our local community and around the world,” Johnson said. “I was taught that to serve others is to find true happiness, and Rotary is the perfect vehicle for me to give back and serve others. I am so very pleased Rotary acknowledges the value young professionals have to offer and is taking the time to invest in us in an effort to better engage our involvement and commitment in Rotary!” Kobie works in Community Education for Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. as a Violence Prevention Education and Volunteer Coordinator. She said, “It is an honor to represent district 6960 at the Young Professionals Summit. I’m excited for the growth and ripple effect that will begin; I can already feel the energy!” About Rotary Rotary is an international organization of business and community leaders working together through friendships and building relationships in an effort to serve others and do good in the world. It is a secular organization open to all people regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender or political preference. There are more than 32,000 clubs worldwide composed of 1.2 million individual members. Rotary District 6960 in Southwest Florida has more than 50 clubs. Rotary’s purpose is to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and to advance goodwill and peace around the world. Rotary’s primary motto is “Service Above Self;” its secondary motto is “One profits most who serves best.” For more information about Rotary International District 6960,  visit...

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