I couldn’t be more excited to welcome you to Atlanta and the 108th Rotary International Convention. Not just because the convention will bring Rotarians from around the world to the American Southeast I call home. But also because this year, we’re privileged to be celebrating the 100th anniversary of The Rotary Foundation in
the city in which it was born.
I can tell you from experience that Atlanta will welcome you with open arms and signature Southern hospitality. And since so many hotels and wonderful attractions are within an easy walk from the convention center, you’ll have more time to enjoy all that Atlanta has to offer.
So I invite you to come to Atlanta to learn, to be inspired, to make new friendships and rekindle old ones. And to join Judy and me for the biggest party of the Rotary year – a celebration made all the more special as we mark the centennial of The Rotary Foundation.
John F. Germ
Rotary International President, 2016-17