G’night Sydney

As the sun was setting (literally) on another successful convention, we caught up with a few attendees as they left Sydney Olympic Park for the last time to get their final thoughts on the 2014 Rotary Convention.

Here’s what they had to say:

This is my third convention and by far the most inspired. I enjoyed the New Generation plenary the best. There was so much respect in the crowd for their energy and what they were promoting. I also related to Tommy Spaulding. I suffered from dyslexia just like he did. So to hear how he overcame that through Rotary was wonderful. And I have to say, this convention was incredibly organized. Very well done. — Les Allen Dennis, Rotary Club of Regency Park, Australia

I couldn’t pick one speaker as my favorite because they all brought something different to the table. We learned a lot here. – Bello Ibrahim, Rotary Club of Apo, Nigeria

The part that I liked the most was 2014-15 RI President Gary C.K. Huang’s speech during the closing plenary session. I thought he put a lot of thought into it. It was very inspiring. I like the idea that he’s from a new culture, as the first Chinese Rotary president. I’m the president-elect for my club, so the breakout session for our class was particularly good. There were several speakers there with really good ideas to help us hit the ground running. – Lynn Sinnott, president-elect for the Rotary Club of Daytona Beach, Florida, USA

I liked the exhibitors’ booths [at the House of Friendship]. There was so much to enjoy. President Ron (Burton) really did a great job tonight at showing us how engaging Rotary changes lives. His speech left us, hopefully, wanting to do more for humanity. – Swapan Basu, Rotary Club of Calcutta Laban, India

The convention was very well run, very well organized. The Australian people were hospitable and welcoming. I think the leadership in Rotary is approaching the problems head on. They aren’t running away and doing a good job at getting people to become part of the solution. — Bill David, Rotary Club of Providence, Rhode Island, USA

1 thought on “G’night Sydney

  1. Wow Wow Wow !!! How amazing the Plenary sessions, breakout sessions, loved the HOFship and the preconvention Alumni meeting which have all been enlightening and informative on Rotary helping Humanity in so many projects.
    Sydney a great city free travel fabulous, cruise and Opera with wonderful food and fellowship has made this last week great for the heart and soul to want to give more helping others less fortunate to improve their lives .
    Finally sharing with Rotarians from around the globe makes being a Rotarian the best opportunity to give Service above Self.
    Peter Mckenzie
    Hillary’s Rotary Club
    Perth WA


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