I caught up with a few Rotarians as they were getting ready to leave the 2012 RI Convention in Bangkok, Thailand, and asked what their favorite moments were.
Glen MacGillivray, a member of the Rotary Club of Petawawa, Ontario, Canada, said:
“The House of Friendship has been amazing. I’ve met an awful lot of people with shared interests and different interests. People who could help us with what we’re trying to do and us help them with what they want to do. We’re a small club. It was nice to be a part of something bigger. And hearing Muhammad Yunus was a great thrill. It’s a big reason why we came.”
Former Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar K.R. Raja Govindasamy, Rotary Club of Madurai West, India:
“The inauguration with the Thai Princess and the Leadership Institute. The institute was very inspiring. It taught me that leadership isn’t just about mobilizing people but mobilizing funds.”
Daniel Mukasa Ddamulira, Rotary Club of Mengo, Uganda:
“I think the most interesting was the breakout session, The Fine Art of Building Rotary Relationships. Interacting with new people I found very enriching.”
Vivien C. Banzuelo, Rotary Club of Makati Jose. P. Rizal, Philippines:
“The opening plenary. All the excitement and enthusiasm was there. As a first-time attendee I was amazed at the internationality of the convention. I loved seeing the RI president and the Thai princess. I learned a great deal here.”
What was your favorite convention moment?