Posted by Kristi Crockett on Jun 13, 2017
Rotary International Convention 2017 - Atlanta, GA
The whole world of Rotary came to visit us this summer in Atlanta at the 2017 Rotary International Convention!  It was a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with old friends and make new ones.  We were privileged to hear from some exciting speakers speak about the wonderful projects and causes that Rotary supports around the world.  Bill Gates came to give us an update on just how close we are to the eradication of Polio and he spear headed the raising of another $1.2 Billion dollars to finish the job from Rotary International, The Gates Foundation and several other international and government agencies.  We heard from Jack Nicklaus about his illustrious golf career, the ways Polio touched his life and his work now as a Polio Ambassador.  He was honored as an honorary Rotarian.  There were great speakers from our city of Atlanta such as Mayor Kasim Reed, the CEO of Coca Cola, James Quincey, and ever inspiring Ambassador Andrew Young!  We also heard from Ashton Kutcher, Sen. Bob Corker-TN, and others about the scourge of modern day slavery and human trafficking.  The entire Convention was a great experience and we look forward to next year!  See you in Toronto!!