103rd Annual  Convention   of Rotary International          Bangkok, Thailand            6-9 May 2012All information was c...
WelcomeRotary International President KalyanBanerjee, the RI Board of Directors, TheRotary Foundation Trustees, the 2012 B...
2011-12 RI Board of Directors                           Kalyan Banerjee                           Vapi, Gujarat, India    ...
Allan O. Jagger      Paul Knyff            Masaomi Kondo    Elland, West         Weesp (Vechtstreek    Senri, Osaka, Japan...
2012-13 RI Board of Directors                           Sakuji Tanaka                           Yashio, Saitama, Japan    ...
Allan O. Jagger       Paul Knyff            Takeshi Matsumiya    Elland, West          Weesp (Vechtstreek    Chigasaki-Sho...
2011-12 Rotary FoundationTrustees                             William B. Boyd                             Pakuranga, Auckl...
Dong Kurn Lee     Ashok M. Mahajan      Anne L. Matthews    Seoul Hangang,    Mulund,               Columbia East,    Seou...
2012-13 Rotary FoundationTrustees                              Wilfrid J. Wilkinson                              Trenton, ...
Samuel F. Owori            Kazuhiko Ozawa               Ian H.S. Riseley    Kampala, Uganda            Yokosuka,          ...
2012 Bangkok ConventionCommitteeO.P. Vaish             John F. Germ        Jackson San-LienDelhi Mid-Town,        Chattano...
2012 Host OrganizationCommitteeNoraseth Pathmanand           Pornchai BoonsaengBangrak, Bangkok, Thailand    Suphanburi, T...
Yod Samgswamgwatana         Chamnan ChanruangBangkok Suwanabhum,         Chiang Mai North, ThailandThailand               ...
Jennifer A. Scott             Vivek K. TankhaCentral Blue Mountains,       Jabalpur, Delhi, IndiaNew South Wales, Australi...
Officers and Committees                2011-12 RI Board of Directors...................................................	ii...
Rotary Bookstore.................................................................................	44          Rotary Offic...
Registration Information..........................................................................	59               Regist...
Par t 1ConventionProgram,Plenary SessionHighlights &BreakoutSessions
Official Convention Program                              All events will be held at IMPACT Muang Thong Thani              ...
12:45-14:30	 Rotary World Peace Symposium Luncheon             (RI-ticketed event)             Sapphire 204-20617:30-19:00...
12:30-14:00	 Rotary World Peace Symposium &                                           Rotary Alumni Celebration Luncheon  ...
09:00-17:00	 Rotaract Preconvention Meeting             Phoenix Ballroom             Event Chair: Martin H.F. Bridge, 2011...
09:00-17:00	 House of Friendship                                           Challenger 3                                   ...
15:45-18:15	 Opening Plenary Session             (second seating)             Challenger 1 and 2Monday, 7 May             ...
Speech Presentation                                          Hugh Evans                                          Cofounder...
09:00-18:00	 House of Friendship             Challenger 3              Available at the House of Friendship:              ...
PolioPlus Update                                          Dr. Bruce Aylward, Assistant Director-                          ...
09:00-18:00	 House of Friendship             Challenger 3              Available at the House of Friendship:              ...
2011-12 Rotarian Changemaker Awards                                           Kalyan Banerjee                             ...
18:00-18:25	 Preplenary Entertainment             Three Bulgarian Tenors18:30-21:00	 Closing Plenary Session (second seati...
Plenary Session Highlights                             All plenary sessions take place at IMPACT Muang Thong              ...
world’s best songwriters, including Diane Warren, PaulMcCartney, and Natasha Bedingfield. Young will sing theThai National...
THREE BULGARIAN TENORS                             Preplenary Entertainment, Closing Plenary Session                      ...
SPEAKERSHUGH EVANSPlenary Session 2Monday, 7 May, 09:30Australian Hugh Evans, cofounder and CEO of theGlobal Poverty Proje...
the foundation grants scholarships, builds secondary                             schools, increases student enrollment, im...
DR. MUHAMMAD YUNUSPlenary Session 2Monday, 7 May, 09:30Muhammad Yunus received bachelor’s and master’sdegrees in economics...
AMANDA MARTIN                             Plenary Session 3                             Tuesday, 8 May, 09:15             ...
Birla carries on that tradition through the family’sfoundation, whose health care and education initiativesimprove the liv...
Breakout Sessions                    All breakout sessions are held at IMPACT Muang Thong                    Thani. Come l...
Breakout Sessions: Details and DescriptionsBreakout sessions will run Monday and Tuesday, from14:30 to 16:00, and Wednesda...
Future Vision: Working with the Areas of Focus                    Room: Grand Diamond Ballroom                    Intended...
and successful project examples. Rotary public imagecoordinators and PR staff will answer your questions aboutthe PR grant...
overview on social business, and regional perspectives                    from Emily Guegbeh Peal (Liberia) and Sathianath...
Rotarians Against Hunger and MalnutritionRoom: Jupiter 5Hunger issues are not new to Rotarians: We know thatto break the c...
and foster world peace and cultural understanding. In                    this session, you’ll learn the basics of Youth Ex...
Tuesday, 8 May, 14:30-16:00A Changing World: Literacy, Education, and theFuture of HumanityRoom: Sapphire 104In this inter...
Club-Sponsored Organizations: Learning from                    India and Beyond                    Room: Jupiter 5        ...
Leading Change in Rotary ClubsRoom: Phoenix 1-4David Stocks, a district governor and professionalmanagement consultant, wi...
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  1. 1. 103rd Annual Convention of Rotary International Bangkok, Thailand 6-9 May 2012All information was current at the timeof publication but is subject to change.
  2. 2. WelcomeRotary International President KalyanBanerjee, the RI Board of Directors, TheRotary Foundation Trustees, the 2012 BangkokConvention Committee, the 2012 HostOrganization Committee, and host districts3330, 3340, 3350, and 3360 welcome youto the 103rd annual Rotary InternationalConvention in Bangkok, Thailand, “The Landof a Thousand Smiles.”Whether you’re attending your first or 50thconvention, you’ll find that Rotary’s serviceand fellowship make every convention alife-enriching experience. Thank you forcelebrating the 103rd Rotary convention inBangkok.Rotary International®, ®, and the 2012 RI Conventionlogo are trademarks and intellectual property of RotaryInternational. All rights reserved.
  3. 3. 2011-12 RI Board of Directors Kalyan Banerjee Vapi, Gujarat, India PresidentSakuji Tanaka Noel A. Bajat Elio CeriniYashio, Saitama, Abbeville, Louisiana, Milano Duomo, ItalyJapan USA TreasurerPresident-elect Vice PresidentJosé Antonio F. Kenneth R. Boyd Yash Pal DasAntiório Kerman, California, Ambala, Haryana,Osasco, São Paulo, USA IndiaBrazilElizabeth S. Kenneth W. Stuart B. HealDemaray Grabeau Cromwell,Sault Ste. Marie, Nashua West, New New ZealandMichigan, USA Hampshire, USA ii
  4. 4. Allan O. Jagger Paul Knyff Masaomi Kondo Elland, West Weesp (Vechtstreek Senri, Osaka, Japan Yorkshire, England Noord), The Netherlands Barry Matheson Shekhar Mehta Samuel F. Owori Jessheim, Norway Calcutta-Mahanagar, Kampala, Uganda West Bengal, India Juin Park Kenneth M. John C. Smarge Suncheon, Schuppert Jr. Naples, Florida, USA Jeonranam, Korea Decatur, Alabama, USA John Hewko Kyiv, Ukraine General Secretary iii
  5. 5. 2012-13 RI Board of Directors Sakuji Tanaka Yashio, Saitama, Japan PresidentRon D. Burton Kenneth M. Elizabeth S.Norman, Oklahoma, Schuppert Jr. DemarayUSA Decatur, Alabama, Sault Ste. Marie,President-elect USA Michigan, USA Vice President TreasurerJosé Antonio F. Ann-Britt Åsebol John B. BoagAntiório Falun-Kopparvågen, Tamworth North,Osasco, São Paulo, Sweden New South Wales,Brazil AustraliaKenneth R. Boyd Jean-Marc Yash Pal DasKerman, California, Chateigner Ambala, Haryana,USA Cholet, Maine-et- India Loire, France iv
  6. 6. Allan O. Jagger Paul Knyff Takeshi Matsumiya Elland, West Weesp (Vechtstreek Chigasaki-Shonan, Yorkshire, England Noord), The Kanagawa, Japan Netherlands Anne L. Matthews Shekhar Mehta Juin Park Columbia East, Calcutta-Mahanagar, Suncheon, South Carolina, USA West Bengal, India Jeonranam, Korea Gideon Peiper Andy Smallwood Bryn Styles Ramat Hasharon, Gulfway-Hobby Barrie Huronia, Israel Airport (Houston), Ontario, Canada Texas, USA John Hewko Kyiv, Ukraine General Secretary v
  7. 7. 2011-12 Rotary FoundationTrustees William B. Boyd Pakuranga, Auckland, New Zealand ChairWilfrid J. Wilkinson Sam Okudzeto Doh BaeTrenton, Ontario, Accra, Accra, Ghana Hanyang, Seoul,Canada Vice Chair KoreaChair-electStephen R. Brown John F. Germ Antonio HallageLa Jolla Golden Chattanooga, Curitiba-Leste,Triangle, California, Tennessee, USA Paraná, BrazilUSALynn A. Hammond Jackson San-Lien John KennyLoveland, Colorado, Hsieh Grangemouth,USA Taipei Sunrise, Scotland Taiwan vi
  8. 8. Dong Kurn Lee Ashok M. Mahajan Anne L. Matthews Seoul Hangang, Mulund, Columbia East, Seoul, Korea Maharashtra, India South Carolina, USA Kazuhiko Ozawa Ian H.S. Riseley John Hewko Yokosuka, Sandringham, Kyiv, Ukraine Kanagawa, Japan Victoria, Australia General Secretary vii
  9. 9. 2012-13 Rotary FoundationTrustees Wilfrid J. Wilkinson Trenton, Ontario, Canada ChairDong Kurn Lee Stephen R. Brown Antonio HallageSeoul Hangang, La Jolla Golden Curitiba-Leste,Seoul, Korea Triangle, California, Paraná, BrazilChair-elect USA Vice ChairLynn A. Hammond Jackson San-Lien John KennyLoveland, Colorado, Hsieh Grangemouth,USA Taipei Sunrise, Scotland TaiwanRay Klinginsmith Ashok M. Mahajan Michael K.Kirksville, Missouri, Mulund, McGovernUSA Maharashtra, India South Portland- Cape Elizabeth, Maine, USA viii
  10. 10. Samuel F. Owori Kazuhiko Ozawa Ian H.S. Riseley Kampala, Uganda Yokosuka, Sandringham, Kanagawa, Japan Victoria, Australia Julio Sorjús John Hewko Barcelona Condal, Kyiv, Ukraine Spain General Secretary One additional trustee will be named at a later date. ix
  11. 11. 2012 Bangkok ConventionCommitteeO.P. Vaish John F. Germ Jackson San-LienDelhi Mid-Town, Chattanooga, HsiehIndia Tennessee, USA Taipei Sunrise,Chair Vice Chair Taiwan MemberDavid D. Morgan Noraseth José AntonioPorthcawl, Bridgend, Pathmanand Salazar-CruzWales Bangrak, Bangkok, Bogotá Occidente,Member Thailand Colombia Member MemberPeter Bundgaard Julio SorjúsRy, Denmark Barcelona Condal,Adviser Spain Adviser x
  12. 12. 2012 Host OrganizationCommitteeNoraseth Pathmanand Pornchai BoonsaengBangrak, Bangkok, Thailand Suphanburi, ThailandChair Medical ChairRathprateep Keeratiurai Chaivai PoonlapmongkolNakorn Rajasima, Thailand Patumwan, ThailandVice Chair; Local Food & Beverage Chair;Attendance Chair; Souvenir ChairHost Events Chair Chaisinn ManinanSaowalak Rattanavich Lampang, ThailandBangrak, Bangkok, Thailand Cultural Expo ChairVice Chair; Entertainment Soomboon BuranapiraChair Lampang, ThailandPattama Triyakul Cultural Expo ChairCharoennakorn, Thailand Anurak NapawanFinance and Budget Chair Doi Prabat, ThailandSomsak Durongbhang Souvenir ChairPatumwan, Thailand Palachai MeesookInsurance Chair Suanluang, ThailandPornphatu Rupjumlong Internet Cafe ChairCharoennakorn, Thailand Udomchai SakulvanapornLegal Chair Bangkok 70, ThailandAlex P. Mavro Fellowship Activities ChairBangkok South, Thailand Siri EiamchamroonlarpVolunteer Recruitment Nakorn Rajasima, ThailandChair Youth Activities ChairChairat Prasertlum Malee KhumraktrakulSuanluang, Thailand Patumwan, ThailandSpecial Needs Chair Publicity/City Décor ChairThanongsak Wiboonma Yongvudhi JongkittipongSathorn, Thailand Bangkhen, ThailandEquipment Chair; Publicity/ Welcome/Greeters ChairCity Décor Chair Buncha PatchanaRinda Phatratanasan Donmuang, Bangkok,Bangkok Klongtoey, ThailandThailand Welcome/Greeters ChairOffice Chair Andrew MacPhersonKrairat Watson Bangkok South, ThailandBangrak, Thailand Welcome/Greeters Chair;Security Chair; Welcome/ Hospitality ChairGreeters Chair xi
  13. 13. Yod Samgswamgwatana Chamnan ChanruangBangkok Suwanabhum, Chiang Mai North, ThailandThailand Information Center ChairWelcome/Greeters Chair Nick Pisalyaput Bangkok South, Thailand Preconvention Chair2012 Bangkok ConventionPromotion CommitteeJohn F. Germ William J. FerreiraChattanooga, Tennessee, Long Grove, Illinois, USAUSA Johannes M. IriksChair Kwinana, Wellard, AustraliaMonty J. Audenart Donald W. IrvineRed Deer East, Alberta, Wanaka, Otago, NewCanada ZealandVice Chair Diane Kessel KnightIftekharul Alam Fort Collins-Breakfast,Dhaka, Bangladesh Colorado, USACarlos Alberto Arango Rufino Y. LunaGutierrez San Juan North, San JuanCali-San Fernando, City, PhilippinesColombia R. Gordon R. McInallyRodney A. Belton South Queensferry, WestSalinas Steinbeck, Lothian, ScotlandCalifornia, USA Aziz MemonRavishankar B. Clifton, Karachi, PakistanBhooplapurGold Coast, Lake Success, Martha M. MocanuNew York, USA Ploiesti, RomaniaJun Hong Choi Carsten Dencker NielsenGyeongsangbug, Korea Copenhagen, DenmarkMohamed Delawar Vishram J. PatelCairo, Egypt Victoria, SeychellesMadhukar B. Deodhar Barry R. PhilpsMulund, Mumbai, India Glenhaven, New South Wales, AustraliaLuis Enrique EspinozaGarrido George T. PinheiroVillarrica, Chile Rio Branco-Penápolis, BrazilAlvise FarinaVerona, Italy Harriett H. Schloer Bend High Desert, Oregon, USAxii
  14. 14. Jennifer A. Scott Vivek K. TankhaCentral Blue Mountains, Jabalpur, Delhi, IndiaNew South Wales, Australia G. VasikaranYoshihiro Sekiba Kumbakonam Midtown,Hirosaki, Japan Tamil Nadu, IndiaJ. Barry Smith June C. WebberSandy Springs, Georgia, Waterfront, Cape Town,USA South Africa2012 Credentials CommitteeSushil Gupta Hiromu TadaDelhi Midwest, Delhi, India Tokyo Kanda, Tokyo, JapanChair Daniela TranquilliRichard D. Clarke FranceschettiStrathcona Sunrise- Roma Palatino, ItalyCourtenay, British Jeong-Boon YangColumbia, Canada Namcheon, Gyeonggi,Ashok A. Panjiwani KoreaAnkleshwar, Gujarat, IndiaAmilton M. SilvaSão Paulo-Lapa, São Paulo,Brazil xiii
  15. 15. Officers and Committees 2011-12 RI Board of Directors................................................... ii 2012-13 RI Board of Directors................................................... iv 2011-12 Rotary Foundation Trustees.................................... vi 2012-13 Rotary Foundation Trustees.................................... viii 2012 Bangkok Convention Committee.............................. xContents 2012 Host Organization Committee..................................... xi 2012 Bangkok Convention Promotion Committee.... xii 2012 Credentials Committee..................................................... xiii Part 1 Official Convention Program................................................................ 2 Plenary Session Highlights..................................................................... 14 Entertainment......................................................................................... 14 Speakers..................................................................................................... 17 Breakout Sessions......................................................................................... 22 Breakout Sessions: Details and Descriptions................................................................ 23 Part 2 House of Friendship.................................................................................... 42 Hours............................................................................................................. 42 Grand Opening Parade.................................................................. 42 Meeting Point, Message Board, and Banner Exchange................................................................................. 42 Food, Fun, and Entertainment (including Internet Cafe and Concessions)....................... 43 2013 Lisbon Convention................................................................ 43 RI and The Rotary Foundation Resource Center.................. 43 Member Services................................................................................. 44 PolioPlus and Rotary’s US$200 Million Challenge...... 44 Public Relations..................................................................................... 44
  16. 16. Rotary Bookstore................................................................................. 44 Rotary Officer Badge Ribbons................................................... 45 Rotary Peace Centers....................................................................... 45 The Rotary Foundation.................................................................... 45 Badge Stickers (Languages and Attendance)................ 46Directory of Booths, Exhibits & Vendors.................................... 46 Contents Hours............................................................................................................. 46 Host Organization Committee Commercial Booths.......................................................................................................... 46 Committees............................................................................................. 47 Partners & General............................................................................. 47 Rotary Fellowships and Rotarian Action Groups.......... 47 Rotary Marketplace Licensed Vendors................................ 48 Rotary Projects....................................................................................... 49House of Friendship Entertainment................................................ 52 Part 3Attire........................................................................................................................ 56Banking/ATM Services............................................................................... 56Business Center.............................................................................................. 56Convention Correspondence............................................................... 56Fundraising......................................................................................................... 57General Secretary’s Report & Treasurer’s Report................. 57Housing................................................................................................................. 57Internet.................................................................................................................. 57Lost & Found..................................................................................................... 57Mobility Assistance...................................................................................... 57Offices.................................................................................................................... 58 Convention Office............................................................................... 58 General Secretary’s Office............................................................. 58 Rotary Senior Leadership Offices............................................ 58Plenary Session Seating............................................................................ 58Professional Code of Conduct............................................................ 59
  17. 17. Registration Information.......................................................................... 59 Registration Badges.......................................................................... 60 On-Site Ticket Sales........................................................................... 60 Delegate Bags....................................................................................... 61 Registration & Security.................................................................... 61 Safety & Security............................................................................................ 61Contents Airport.......................................................................................................... 62 First Aid/Emergencies...................................................................... 62 Police, Ambulance Service & Fire Department............. 62 Clinics and Pharmacies.................................................................... 62 Sergeants-at-Arms........................................................................................ 63 Simultaneous Interpretation................................................................. 63 Smoking................................................................................................................ 63 Social Media....................................................................................................... 63 Transportation.................................................................................................. 64 Video Screening Room.............................................................................. 64 Visuals & Music................................................................................................ 64 Voting Delegates & Procedures......................................................... 64 Part 4 General Unofficial Affiliate Events.................................................... 66 Part 5 List of Sponsors............................................................................................... 75 RI Convention Order Form.................................................................... 81
  18. 18. Par t 1ConventionProgram,Plenary SessionHighlights &BreakoutSessions
  19. 19. Official Convention Program All events will be held at IMPACT Muang Thong Thani unless otherwise noted. 99 Popular Road, Banmai Subdistrict, Pakkred District, Nonthaburi 11120, ThailandOfficial Convention Program Phone: +66.2.504.5050 (Locally, 025-045-050) The icon listed next to the plenary session listings indicates that simultaneous interpretation is available in French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Thai. Audiotaping or videotaping of plenary sessions is strictly prohibited. Still photography is strictly prohibited during the opening plenary session. Please turn off all electronic devices during luncheons, breakout sessions, and plenary sessions. The program is subject to change. Wednesday, 2 May 12:00-17:00 Preconvention Meeting Registration InterContinental Bangkok Hotel, Level 4 Includes registration for Rotary Alumni Celebration, International Institute, Youth Exchange Officers Preconvention Meeting, Rotaract Preconvention Meeting, and Rotary World Peace Symposium Thursday, 3 May 08:00-17:00 Rotary World Peace Symposium Registration Grand Diamond Ballroom Foyer 09:00-16:00 Rotary World Peace Symposium Grand Diamond Ballroom 12:00-19:00 Preconvention Meeting Registration InterContinental Bangkok Hotel, Level 4 Includes Rotary Alumni Celebration, International Institute, Youth Exchange Officers Preconvention Meeting, and Rotaract Preconvention Meeting 2 Wednesday 2, Thursday 3 May 2012
  20. 20. 12:45-14:30 Rotary World Peace Symposium Luncheon (RI-ticketed event) Sapphire 204-20617:30-19:00 Rotary World Peace Symposium & International Institute Reception InterContinental Bangkok Hotel, Official Convention Program Pinnacle Hall17:30-19:00 Youth Exchange Officers Welcome Reception InterContinental Bangkok Hotel, Grand Ballroom 1-2Friday, 4 May08:00-17:00 Registration: Preconvention, International Institute, Convention Halls 5 & 6 Also available in the registration area: RI ticket sales, voting credentials, officer ribbons, host hospitality, host event tickets, housing, and delegate bags09:00-12:15 Rotary World Peace Symposium Grand Diamond Ballroom09:00-17:00 Youth Exchange Officers Preconvention Meeting Sapphire 101-104 Event Chair: Neil I. McDonald, 2011-12 Youth Exchange Committee Chair09:00-17:00 Rotaract Preconvention Meeting Phoenix Ballroom Event Chair: Martin H.F. Bridge, 2011-12 Rotaract and Interact Committee Chair09:00-17:30 International Institute Royal Jubilee Ballroom Event Chair: José Alfredo Pretoni, 2012 International Institute Committee Chair Rotary Club of São Paulo-Sul, Brazil12:15-13:45 International Institute Luncheon (RI‑ticketed event) Royal Jubilee Ballroom Thursday 3, Friday 4 May 2012 3
  21. 21. 12:30-14:00 Rotary World Peace Symposium & Rotary Alumni Celebration Luncheon (RI-ticketed event) Sapphire 204-206 14:30-16:00 Rotary World Peace Symposium & Rotary Alumni CelebrationOfficial Convention Program Grand Diamond Ballroom 19:00-21:00 Rotary World Peace Symposium & Rotary Alumni Celebration Dinner (RI-ticketed event) InterContinental Bangkok Hotel, Grand Ballroom 1-2 19:00-21:30 Youth Exchange Officers Banquet (RI‑ticketed event) InterContinental Bangkok Hotel, Pinnacle Hall Saturday, 5 May 08:00-18:00 Registration: Preconvention, International Institute, Convention Halls 5 & 6 Also available in the registration area: RI ticket sales, voting credentials, officer ribbons, host hospitality, host event tickets, housing, and delegate bags 09:00-12:45 Rotary World Peace Symposium & Rotary Alumni Celebration Grand Diamond Ballroom 09:00-13:00 International Institute Royal Jubilee Ballroom Event Chair: José Alfredo Pretoni, 2012 International Institute Committee Chair Rotary Club of São Paulo-Sul, Brazil 09:00-17:00 Youth Exchange Officers Preconvention Meeting Sapphire 101-104 Event Chair: Neil I. McDonald, 2011-12 Youth Exchange Committee Chair 4 Friday 4, Saturday 5 May 2012
  22. 22. 09:00-17:00 Rotaract Preconvention Meeting Phoenix Ballroom Event Chair: Martin H.F. Bridge, 2011-12 Rotaract and Interact Committee Chair10:00-18:00 House of Friendship Challenger 3 Official Convention Program Available at the House of Friendship: Mae Fah Luang Foundation gardens, Internet cafe, food court, entertainment, rest areas, Meeting Point, message board, banner exchange, Rotary Marketplace, RI and Rotary Foundation resource center, RI exhibit space10:30-11:15 House of Friendship Grand Opening Challenger 312:30-13:30 Orientation for First-Time Convention Attendees Hosted by the International Fellowship of Rotarian Convention Goers Challenger 1 and 219:00 “a boy and a TIGER” (host-ticketed event) IMPACT ArenaSunday, 6 May08:00-18:00 Convention Registration Halls 5 & 6 Also available in the registration area: RI ticket sales, voting credentials, officer ribbons, host hospitality, host event tickets, housing, and delegate bags08:30-09:30 Interfaith Service Grand Diamond Ballroom Event Chair: Patrick Chisanga Membership Development and Retention Committee Member Rotary Club of Nkwazi, Zambia Music: Rotary World Choir, a project of the International Fellowship of Rotarian Musicians Saturday 5, Sunday 6 May 2012 5
  23. 23. 09:00-17:00 House of Friendship Challenger 3 Available at the House of Friendship: Mae Fah Luang Foundation gardens, Internet cafe, food court, entertainment, rest areas, Meeting Point, message board,Official Convention Program banner exchange, Rotary Marketplace, RI and Rotary Foundation resource center, RI exhibit space 10:00-12:45 Opening Plenary Session (first seating) Challenger 1 and 2 Call to Order Rotary at the Top Noel A. Bajat, RI Vice President Rotary Club of Abbeville, Louisiana, USA Welcome Remarks O.P. Vaish, 2012 Bangkok Convention Committee Chair Rotary Club of Delhi Mid-Town, India Thai cultural dance performance Creative Destination Management Flag Ceremony Shekhar Mehta, RI Director Rotary Club of Calcutta-Mahanagar, West Bengal, India Performance of the National Anthem of Thailand Tata Young Performance of the National Anthem of India Chin2 Bhosle Introduction of RI President and Family Julio Sorjús, Aide to the RI President Rotary Club of Barcelona Condal, Spain Welcome Address Kalyan Banerjee, RI President Rotary Club of Vapi, Gujarat, India Interlude Entertainment Feature Bangkok Symphony Orchestra 6 Sunday 6 May 2012
  24. 24. 15:45-18:15 Opening Plenary Session (second seating) Challenger 1 and 2Monday, 7 May Official Convention Program08:00-18:00 Convention Registration Halls 5 & 6 Also available in the registration area: RI ticket sales, voting credentials, officer ribbons, host hospitality, host event tickets, housing, and delegate bags09:00-18:00 House of Friendship Challenger 3 Available at the House of Friendship: Mae Fah Luang Foundation gardens, Internet cafe, food court, entertainment, rest areas, Meeting Point, message board, banner exchange, Rotary Marketplace, RI and Rotary Foundation resource center, RI exhibit space09:00-09:25 Preplenary Entertainment Challenger 1 and 2 The Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled Sunadha Dance Troupe Bangalore, India09:30-12:00 Plenary Session 2 Challenger 1 and 2Attention: Laser light technology used at the beginning ofthis plenary session may present a challenge for light‑sensitiveindividuals and those with conditions triggered by rapid lightmovement. Please alert the nearest sergeant-at-arms aboutyour condition before the start of the plenary session. Call to Order Kalyan Banerjee, RI President Rotary Club of Vapi, Gujarat, India Announcements John Hewko, RI General Secretary Rotary Club of Kyiv, Ukraine Introduction of the RI Board of Directors Kalyan Banerjee Sunday 6, Monday 7 May 2012 7
  25. 25. Speech Presentation Hugh Evans Cofounder and CEO, Global Poverty Project Speech Presentation Angelique Kidjo, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Founder Batonga FoundationOfficial Convention Program Interlude Introduction of Past RI Presidents Kalyan Banerjee Speech Presentation Gillian Sorensen Special Adviser, United Nations Foundation Speech Presentation Dr. Muhammad Yunus 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Founder, Grameen Bank 12:30-14:00 President’s Recognition Luncheon (RI‑ticketed event) Royal Jubilee Ballroom Event Chair: Ann-Britt Åsebol, RI Director-elect Rotary Club of Falun-Kopparvågen, Sweden 14:30-16:00 Breakout Sessions Phoenix, Jupiter, and Sapphire meeting rooms 18:30 Host Hospitality Night: Kitchens of the World Hall 4 Tuesday, 8 May 08:00-18:00 Convention Registration Challenger 2 Foyer Also available in the registration area: RI ticket sales, voting credentials, officer ribbons, host hospitality, host event tickets, housing, and delegate bags Please note: Host event tickets will be located at the information desk in the Challenger 2 Foyer. 08:45-09:10 Preplenary Entertainment Bangkok Piano Trio 8 Monday 7, Tuesday 8 May 2012
  26. 26. 09:00-18:00 House of Friendship Challenger 3 Available at the House of Friendship: Mae Fah Luang Foundation gardens, Internet cafe, food court, entertainment, rest areas, Meeting Point, message board, Official Convention Program banner exchange, Rotary Marketplace, RI and Rotary Foundation resource center, RI exhibit space09:15-11:45 Plenary Session 3 Challenger 1 and 2Attention: Laser light technology used at the beginningand end of this plenary session may present a challenge forlight-sensitive individuals and those with conditions triggeredby rapid light movement. Please alert the nearest sergeant-at-arms about your condition before the start of the plenarysession. Call to Order Kalyan Banerjee, RI President Rotary Club of Vapi, Gujarat, India Announcements and Preliminary Credentials Report John Hewko, RI General Secretary Rotary Club of Kyiv, Ukraine Introduction of Rotary Foundation Trustees William B. Boyd, Trustee Chair Rotary Club of Pakuranga, Auckland, New Zealand Rotary Foundation Keynote Address William B. Boyd 2011-12 Global Alumni Service to Humanity Award Recipient Remarks John Skerritt, FTSE FIPAA Rotary Club of Hampton, Victoria, Australia Speech Presentation Amanda Martin, Former Rotary Peace Fellow and Displaced Persons Public Health Curriculum Development Coordinator, Global Health Access Program of Community Partners Interlude Speech Presentation Rajashree Birla Director, Aditya Birla Group of Companies Tuesday 8 May 2012 9
  27. 27. PolioPlus Update Dr. Bruce Aylward, Assistant Director- General for Polio, Emergencies, and Country Collaboration at the World Health Organization Laser ShowOfficial Convention Program Rotary’s US$200 Million Challenge Update John F. Germ, Rotary’s US$200 Million Challenge Committee Chair Rotary Club of Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA 12:15-14:00 President-elect’s Leadership Luncheon (RI‑ticketed event) Royal Jubilee Ballroom Event Chair: Ed Futa, 2013 Lisbon Convention Committee Chair Rotary Club of East Honolulu, Hawaii, USA 14:30-16:00 Breakout Sessions Phoenix, Jupiter, and Sapphire meeting rooms 18:30 Siam Niramit, Thailand’s Must-See Show (host-ticketed event) 18:30 Bangkok Dinner Cruise (host-ticketed event) River City – Chao Phraya River Wednesday, 9 May 08:00-19:00 Convention Registration Challenger 2 Foyer Also available in the registration area: RI ticket sales, voting credentials, officer ribbons, host hospitality, host event tickets, housing, and delegate bags 08:45-09:10 Preplenary Entertainment The Yoga Boys 10 Tuesday 8, Wednesday 9 May 2012
  28. 28. 09:00-18:00 House of Friendship Challenger 3 Available at the House of Friendship: Mae Fah Luang Foundation gardens, Internet cafe, food court, entertainment, rest areas, Meeting Point, message board, Official Convention Program banner exchange, Rotary Marketplace, RI and Rotary Foundation resource center, RI exhibit space09:15-11:45 Plenary Session 4 Challenger 1 and 2Attention: Laser light technology used at the beginning ofthis plenary session may present a challenge for light‑sensitiveindividuals and those with conditions triggered by rapid lightmovement. Please alert the nearest sergeant-at-arms aboutyour condition before the start of the plenary session. Call to Order Kalyan Banerjee, RI President Rotary Club of Vapi, Gujarat, India Announcements and Credentials Report John Hewko, RI General Secretary Rotary Club of Kyiv, Ukraine Election of Officers and President-nominee Presiders: Kalyan Banerjee and John Hewko Acceptance Remarks by President-nominee Ron D. Burton, RI President-nominee Rotary Club of Norman, Oklahoma, USA Speech Presentation Wilfrid J. Wilkinson, Trustee Chair-elect Rotary Club of Trenton, Ontario, Canada 2013 Lisbon Convention Promotion Presentation Luis Miguel Duarte, 2013 Host Organization Committee Chair Rotary Club of Lisboa-Olivais, Portugal Ed Futa, 2013 Lisbon Convention Committee Chair Rotary Club of Honolulu, Hawaii, USA Interlude Wednesday 9 May 2012 11
  29. 29. 2011-12 Rotarian Changemaker Awards Kalyan Banerjee Secretariat Update John Hewko 12:15-14:00 Officers Reunion Luncheon (RI-ticketedOfficial Convention Program event) Royal Jubilee Ballroom Chair: Gary C.K. Huang, Past RI Vice President Rotary Club of Taipei, Taiwan 12:30-14:00 Breakout Sessions Phoenix, Jupiter, and Sapphire meeting rooms 14:00-14:25 Preplenary Entertainment Three Bulgarian Tenors 14:30-17:00 Closing Plenary Session (first seating) Challenger 1 and 2 Call to Order Kalyan Banerjee, RI President Rotary Club of Vapi, Gujarat, India Recognition of Convention and Host Organization Committees and Sergeants-at-Arms Kalyan Banerjee Introduction of President-elect and Family Theodore D. Griley II, Aide to the RI President-elect Rotary Club of Newark, Ohio, USA President-elect’s Presentation Sakuji Tanaka, RI President-elect Rotary Club of Yashio, Saitama, Japan Banner Exchange President’s Closing Remarks Kalyan Banerjee Interlude Entertainment Features: Stringfever Terence Lewis: “A Tribute to Bollywood” “Let There Be Peace on Earth” 12 Wednesday 9 May 2012
  30. 30. 18:00-18:25 Preplenary Entertainment Three Bulgarian Tenors18:30-21:00 Closing Plenary Session (second seating) Challenger 1 and 2 Official Convention Program Wednesday 9 May 2012 13
  31. 31. Plenary Session Highlights All plenary sessions take place at IMPACT Muang Thong Thani. ENTERTAINMENT CREATIVE DESTINATION MANAGEMENT (CDM) Opening Plenary Session Sunday, 6 May, 10:00 and 15:30 Founded in 1988, Creative Destination ManagementPlenary Session Highlights upholds and presents the indigenous and authentic attributes of Thailand in a manner that can be fully appreciated by visitors of other cultures. Two hundred CDM performers will present a medley of cultural dances representing Thailand’s four regions. They will also serve as flag bearers in the flag ceremony. BANGKOK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (BSO) Opening Plenary Session Sunday, 6 May, 10:00 and 15:30 The Bangkok Symphony Orchestra operates under the auspices of the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra Foundation and is privileged to enjoy the Royal Patronage of the Crown Prince of Thailand, His Royal Highness Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn. The BSO is a nonprofit organization and is one of the very few symphony orchestras in the world that receives no public funding, relying entirely on ticket sales and the generosity of sponsors, donors, endowments, and other commercial activity. Each season, the orchestra performs a broad repertoire of classical music along with selections of popular music from the Broadway stage, film, and television. Concert programs also feature Thai classical and contemporary music. The BSO is committed to music education for listeners of all ages and provides special concerts in schools and on university campuses and in major downtown city parks during the winter season. TATA YOUNG Opening Plenary Session Sunday, 6 May, 10:00 and 15:30 Asian pop star Tata Young is a native of Thailand. At age 31, she has enjoyed phenomenal success in her 17-year career, releasing 9 studio albums that feature compositions by an enviable line-up of some of the 14
  32. 32. world’s best songwriters, including Diane Warren, PaulMcCartney, and Natasha Bedingfield. Young will sing theThai National Anthem during the flag ceremony and willperform with the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra in theentertainment segment.CHIN2 BHOSLEOpening Plenary SessionSunday, 6 May, 10:00 and 15:30If ever there is a contest to name India’s Renaissanceman, Chin2 Bhosle would certainly be among the finalists.After earning an MBA, Bhosle has worked as a singer, Plenary Session Highlightscomposer, radio disc jockey, actor, director, and model.He will perform the Indian National Anthem duringthe flag ceremony and provide entertainment at thePresident’s Recognition Luncheon on Monday, 7 May.SAMARTHANAM TRUST FOR THE DISABLED –Sunadha Dance TroupePreplenary Entertainment, Plenary Session 2Monday, 7 May, 09:00Since its 1997 founding in Bangalore, India, SamarthanamTrust for the Disabled has worked to empower visuallyimpaired, disabled, and underprivileged peoplethroughout the country. Samarthanam supports andpromotes their societal participation and personalindependence by providing quality education,accommodations, nutritious food, vocational training, andplacement-based rehabilitation.Samarthanam Trust established a cultural troupe,Sunadha, to nurture talented visually impaired, disabled,and underprivileged youth and encourage them toperform before an audience. The troupe has presented itstalent across India, and in the United States and UnitedKingdom.A group of seven visually impaired dancers of theSunadha Troupe will perform Indian classical dance formsand popular folk dances.BANGKOK PIANO TRIOPreplenary Entertainment, Plenary Session 3Tuesday, 8 May, 08:45Founded in January 2010 as a faculty ensemble atMahidol University College of Music, the Bangkok PianoTrio features violinist Yavet Boyadjiev, cellist Juris Lakutis,and pianist Eri Nakagawa, who are devoted to the studyand performance of masterpieces of piano trio literature. 15
  33. 33. THREE BULGARIAN TENORS Preplenary Entertainment, Closing Plenary Session Wednesday, 9 May, 14:00 and 18:00 The Three Bulgarian Tenors — Kiril Iliev, Alexander Gospodinov, and Ilian Nedev — are graduates of the prestigious Pancho Vladigerov National Academy of Music in Sofia, Bulgaria. Founded in 1921 through a royal decree of Tsar Boris III, the music academy is named after influential Bulgarian composer Pancho Vladigerov (1899‑1978). Iliev was born in Vratza, Bulgaria, and graduated from the music academy in 2004 under the guidance of ProfessorPlenary Session Highlights Niko Issakov. Gospodinov was born in Varna, Bulgaria, and graduated from the music academy in 2004 as a student of Professor Blagovesta Karnobatlova. Nedev was born in Rousse, Bulgaria, and graduated from the music academy in 2008 under the tutelage of Professor Ilka Popova. STRINGFEVER Closing Plenary Session Wednesday, 9 May, 14:30 and 18:30 Stringfever, based in London, bills itself as “the world’s first genetically modified string quartet.” The group features brothers Giles, Ralph, and Neal Broadbent and their cousin Graham Broadbent. Their electrified string instruments and virtuosity, combined with an engaging performance style, have enthralled audiences in the United States, Europe, and Asia. TERENCE LEWIS Closing Plenary Session Wednesday, 9 May, 14:30 and 18:30 Terence Lewis is an internationally trained dancer and choreographer whose specialty is Indian folk, contemporary, and neoclassical dance forms. He has choreographed international stage shows, mega Bollywood shows, corporate launches, musicals on Broadway and in London’s West End, feature films, ads, and music videos. Lewis is the first Indian to receive the prestigious Dance WEB Scholarship, representing India in Vienna. He also represented Asia at the International Choreographers’ Meet in Stuttgart, Germany. Since 2007, Lewis has taught Bollywood and Indian contemporary dance at Impulstanz Festival in Vienna. 16
  34. 34. SPEAKERSHUGH EVANSPlenary Session 2Monday, 7 May, 09:30Australian Hugh Evans, cofounder and CEO of theGlobal Poverty Project (GPP), is a humanitarian andinternationally renowned development advocate. Hissocial entrepreneurial spirit was brought to life during astay in the Philippines when he was 14. He lived with hishost family in a tent in a Manila slum built on a garbagedump. This experience, as well as his experiences during Plenary Session Highlightsthe year he spent in India when he was 15, enabled himto see opportunities to use his creativity and energy tohelp improve the lives of the world’s poor.In 2002, Evans set up the Oaktree Foundation, Australia’sfirst youth-run aid organization, dedicated to bringingyoung people together to help end global poverty. Since2003, development projects funded by Oaktree havebeen established in the Philippines, Papua New Guinea,India, Ghana, and Timor-Leste, providing educationalopportunities to more than 40,000 young people.His next endeavor was the Make Poverty Historycampaign, which included illuminating the sails of theSydney Opera House for several days with faces ofpoverty, and a globally broadcast concert featuring U2’sBono. The campaign helped persuade the Australiangovernment to commit to increasing the nation’s foreignaid budget, resulting in an additional $4.3 billion a yearallocated for the world’s poorest.In 2008, Evans cofounded the GPP in Australia, which hassince established offices in the United Kingdom and theUnited States.ANGELIQUE KIDJOPlenary Session 2Monday, 7 May, 09:30Born in Benin, Angelique Kidjo is a Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and activist who was nameda UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 2002. In additionto her work with UNICEF, Kidjo has partnered withgroups including Oxfam, the International Federation ofHuman Rights, and Amnesty International, in campaignspromoting peace, clean water, AIDS/HIV awareness, andhuman rights.In 2006, she founded the Batonga Foundation, whichgives girls access to secondary school and highereducation so they may take lead roles in changingAfrica. In the five African nations where it is working, 17
  35. 35. the foundation grants scholarships, builds secondary schools, increases student enrollment, improves teaching standards, provides school supplies, supports mentor programs, explores alternative education models, and advocates to raise community awareness about the value of education for girls. In December, Kidjo performed her composition “Malaika” at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo, Norway, honoring Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee, and Tawakul Karman. GILLIAN SORENSENPlenary Session Highlights Plenary Session 2 Monday, 7 May, 09:30 Gillian Sorensen, now Senior Adviser/National Advocate at the United Nations Foundation, has had a long career working with and for the UN. From 1997-2003, she served as Assistant Secretary-General for External Relations on appointment by Secretary-General Kofi Annan. She was responsible for outreach to civil society, including NGOs committed to peace, justice, development and human rights. From 1993-1996, she served as Special Adviser for Public Policy on appointment by Secretary- General Boutros Boutros-Ghali, where she led the global commemoration of the UN’s Fiftieth Anniversary and the coordination of the UN50 Summit at Headquarters in New York with 180 Heads of Government participating. From 1978-1990, she was the New York City Commissioner for the United Nations, head of the City’s liaison with the world’s largest diplomatic community, on appointment by Mayor Edward Koch. Her responsibilities related to diplomatic security and immunity, housing and education, and other cultural and business contacts between the host city and over 30,000 diplomats. She was referred to by The New York Times as “The Diplomat’s Diplomat” for her work at this time. Mrs. Sorensen is a graduate of Smith College and studied at the Sorbonne. She has been a Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government (Institute of Politics) at Harvard University. She is a frequent speaker on United Nations issues and the US-UN relationship. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Women’s Foreign Policy Group. In addition to her public service, she has been a delegate to three national Presidential conventions. 18
  36. 36. DR. MUHAMMAD YUNUSPlenary Session 2Monday, 7 May, 09:30Muhammad Yunus received bachelor’s and master’sdegrees in economics from Dhaka University inBangladesh and a PhD in economics from VanderbiltUniversity in the United States.In 1976, during visits to very poor households in Jobra, avillage near Dhaka University, Yunus discovered that verysmall loans could make an enormous difference. Bamboofurniture is made by women in the village of Jobra.To obtain bamboo to produce furniture, women were Plenary Session Highlightsforced to take loans at usurious rates from moneylenders.The majority, if not all, of the profits derived from theirefforts were owed to pay back the loans provided bythe moneylenders. Shocked by this reality, he lent theequivalent of US$27 from his own pocket to 42 people inthe village to help them pay back their loans.When Yunus approached traditional banks aboutextending credit to people in Jobra, bankers showeddisinterest because poor households were not consideredcreditworthy. Yunus strongly believed that given thechance, poor people will pay back borrowed money, andsuccessful repayment would be a means to help themwork their way out of poverty. After numerous attempts,in December 1976, Yunus finally succeeded in securinga credit line from Janata Bank as a project to lend tothe poor in Jobra, offering himself as the guarantor.On 2 October 1983, the project was converted into afull-fledged bank named Grameen Bank (Village Bank),specializing in making small loans to the poor.In October 2006, Yunus was awarded the Nobel PeacePrize, along with Grameen Bank, for their efforts tonurture economic and social development.As of May 2009, Grameen Bank had 7.5 million borrowers,97 percent of whom are women. With 2,554 branches,the bank provides services in 84,237 villages, more than97 percent of all villages in Bangladesh, and had lentover $7 billion to poor people, with nearly 100 percentrepayment rate. All of its money comes from bankdepositors.Yunus has founded companies operating in industriesincluding venture capital, textiles, agriculture, fishing,and food, to address diverse issues of poverty anddevelopment. He is also founder of Grameen Trust, whichextends the Grameen microcredit system all over theworld. 19
  37. 37. AMANDA MARTIN Plenary Session 3 Tuesday, 8 May, 09:15 Amanda Martin is a 2011 alumna of the Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. She currently works as Displaced Persons Public Health Curriculum development coordinator in the Global Health Access Program at Community Partners International. Martin’s career focus is the protection of human rights in developing countries. Prior to taking her position with Community Partners International, she supported human rights in Burma for ALTSEAN-Burma, a network ofPlenary Session Highlights organizations and individuals based in ASEAN member states working to support the movement for human rights and democracy. She has also worked as director of the Guatemala Human Rights Commission. JOHN SKERRITT Plenary Session 3 Tuesday, 8 May, 09:15 John Skerritt is the recipient of the 2011-12 Global Alumni Service to Humanity Award. He is a research scientist, professor of agriculture, and administrative executive for the state of Victoria in Australia. Skerritt is currently deputy secretary of the Department of Primary Industries in Victoria, managing Australia’s largest agricultural output. He has provided assistance to India, Indonesia, and other Southeast Asian countries in the areas of medical science, biotechnology, agriculture, and public administration. He was a 1983-84 Ambassadorial Scholar at the University of Michigan in the United States. A member of the Rotary Club of Hampton, Victoria, he was previously both an Interactor and a Rotaractor. RAJASHREE BIRLA Plenary Session 3 Tuesday, 8 May, 09:15 Rajashree Birla serves as a director on the boards of all of the businesses that make up the Aditya Birla Group (ABG), a Fortune 500 company that is one of Asia’s most diversified conglomerates. ABG produces aluminum, carbon black, cement, clothing, copper, palm oil, and other goods. Subsidiaries include a mobile phone company, an insurance firm, and a chain of supermarkets. In 1995, the Birla family established the Aditya Birla Foundation in memory of Birla’s husband, Aditya, one of India’s foremost industrialists and an active philanthropist. His grandfather, the industrialist G.D. Birla, was a confidant of Mahatma Gandhi and a pioneer in corporate social responsibility. 20
  38. 38. Birla carries on that tradition through the family’sfoundation, whose health care and education initiativesimprove the lives of underserved populations in ruralIndian villages near ABG’s plants. She is an honorarymember of the Rotary Club of Bombay and received thatclub’s Citizen of Bombay Award in 2003. She is also anhonorary member of the Rotary Club of Mulund, whichrecognized her with the Pride of India Award in 2004.The Birla family strongly supports the End Polio Nowcampaign and has generously contributed to Rotary’sUS$200 Million Challenge. Plenary Session HighlightsDR. BRUCE AYLWARDPlenary Session 3Tuesday, 8 May, 09:15Dr. Bruce Aylward is the Assistant Director-Generalfor Polio, Emergencies, and Country Collaboration atthe World Health Organization. In 1998, Dr. Aylwardwas appointed director of the Global Polio EradicationInitiative, responsible for the oversight and coordinationof all polio eradication activities across WHO’s regionaloffices and the GPEI partnership. He oversaw andmanaged the scale-up of the Global Polio EradicationInitiative, which since 1997 has expanded to operate inevery polio-affected country of the world and reduced thenumber of polio-endemic countries to three.From 1992 to 1997, Aylward worked with nationalimmunization programs at the field level in the MiddleEast, Western Pacific, Europe, North Africa, and Centraland Southeast Asia.Since 1998, under Aylward’s oversight and management,the GPEI expanded, the number of polio-funded staffdeployed by WHO grew to over 3,500 worldwide, andnew monovalent and bivalent oral poliovirus vaccines(mOPVs) were developed for the program. 21
  39. 39. Breakout Sessions All breakout sessions are held at IMPACT Muang Thong Thani. Come learn and share the many ways we can work together to Reach Within to Embrace Humanity. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first- served basis. Many sessions are expected to fill to capacity. These presentations and panel discussions are your opportunity to learn from Rotarians, Rotary leaders, and non-Rotarian guest speakers. The program will highlight the RI Strategic Plan by featuring the organization’s three strategic priorities. Breakout sessions designed to help support and strengthen clubs will address club innovation and flexibility, membership diversity, recruitment, retention,Breakout Sessions leadership development, pilot clubs, and strategic planning. You will learn how to focus and increase humanitarian service through sessions on New Generations programs, the areas of focus, and Rotary’s collaboration and connection with other organizations. Panelists from around the world will share examples of significant local and international service projects. You will discover resources to enhance the public image and awareness of Rotary through sessions on brand awareness, PR grants, working with news media, promoting club activities, and entering the exciting age of social media. You will also have an opportunity to learn about the latest Foundation developments, including a series of sessions on the transition to Future Vision. Most topics will be presented in English, and simultaneous interpretation will be provided for some sessions. See the following schedule and the session descriptions on pages 23 through 40 for details. Session and Room Capacity Rotary International attempts to determine the popularity and estimated attendance for each session. Please accept our apologies in advance should the demand exceed the number of seats in a particular session. For safety reasons, we must adhere to all room capacity regulations prescribed by IMPACT. Attendance is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please use every available seat before resorting to standing, and do not sit in the aisles. 22
  40. 40. Breakout Sessions: Details and DescriptionsBreakout sessions will run Monday and Tuesday, from14:30 to 16:00, and Wednesday, from 12:30 to 14:00.For a quick reference on topics, times, and locations,see the Breakout Sessions at a Glance insert.Monday, 7 May, 14:30-16:00Accountability and Transparency in Service ProjectsRoom: Phoenix 6What does it take to be a responsible project partner?Learn how to build trust with your donors and therecipient community through sound reporting, financialmanagement, public relations, and communicationspractices. Find out how improving accountability andtransparency can benefit your next service project.Moderator Breakout SessionsMarcus Doyle, Rotarian Action Groups CommitteeMember, Rotary Club of Pretoria West, South AfricaCan The Four-Way Test Help Restore Faith in Business?Room: Sapphire 107Join a panel of Rotary leaders from Thailand and theUnited States for a discussion that will inspire you toappreciate The Four-Way Test as a Rotary contributionto the governance of global business. Attendees willlearn how The Four-Way Test links directly to currentstandards of corporate social responsibility, about theethical standards that underlie it and their contribution tobusiness success, and how Thai Buddhist values deepenand expand the ethics behind it. And you will have theopportunity to exchange best practices for promoting thisvaluable tool.Eliminating the Sources of Illiteracy: Towards Developing,Fundraising, and Implementing Sustainable ProjectsRoom: Phoenix 5Join a team of facilitators from the Rotary Club of ElTahrir, Egypt, as they share valuable tips for buildinga successful, sustainable long-term project. Throughcollaboration with local nongovernmental organizations,government officials, and the project’s beneficiaries,they are working to improve literacy and build a talentedworkforce in Beni Suef, a city in Upper Egypt. Learnabout the project’s life cycle, including conceptualization,implementation, monitoring, and evaluation, and startthinking about new ways to approach your next project.ModeratorNevine Abdelkhalek, Rotary Club of El Tahrir, Egypt 23
  41. 41. Future Vision: Working with the Areas of Focus Room: Grand Diamond Ballroom Intended for Rotarians from both pilot and nonpilot districts, this session will provide an overview of the areas of focus and explain how to access and use the new policies. You’ll hear from Rotarians who have designed and implemented projects within the areas of focus, and have an opportunity to ask them about their experiences. French, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, and Mandarin Chinese. Moderator Luis Vicente Giay, Past RI President, Rotary Club of Arrecifes, Buenos Aires, Argentina Global Philanthropy: Fundraising Tips for Sustained Growth in Giving Room: Sapphire 205Breakout Sessions From online contributions to major gifts to endow Rotary Peace Fellows, people can give to The Rotary Foundation in many ways. In this session, an international panel will share the latest developments in giving and donor appreciation. You’ll learn why you might want to direct your giving to one of the six areas of focus, and we’ll explore what’s on the horizon for charitable giving. Moderator Paul M. Netzel, Vocational Service Promotion Committee Vice Chair, Rotary Club of Los Angeles, California, USA Increasing Diversity in Your Club Membership Room: Sapphire 204 Recent focus groups have suggested that to become stronger, Rotary clubs need to become more diverse in terms of gender, age, profession, and ethnicity. At this session, you’ll learn how the challenges of building diverse clubs differ around the world, and hear how clubs are working to overcome them. Leave with some ideas to help make your club more open, engaging, and truly representative of your community. Thai and Japanese. Moderator Bradford R. Howard, Membership Development and Retention Committee Vice Chair, Rotary Club of Oakland Sunrise, California, USA Making Public Relations Grants Work for You: A PR Grants Clinic Room: Sapphire 103 The RI Board has agreed to fund US$4 million in public relations grants annually for the next three years to advance the strategic priority of enhancing the public image and awareness of Rotary. Join this session for a review of public relations grant updates, deadlines, 24
  42. 42. and successful project examples. Rotary public imagecoordinators and PR staff will answer your questions aboutthe PR grants program, and attendees are invited to sharetheir districts’ PR grants success stories.ModeratorAlberto Cecchini, 2012-13 Rotary Public ImageCoordinator, Rotary Club of Golfo d Anzio-Anzio e Nettuno, ItalyNew Challenges for Intercountry Committees:Focusing on Countries in Asia, New Roads to PeaceRoom: Sapphire 102Intercountry committees, or ICCs, constitute one ofRotary’s many vehicles for fostering goodwill and peaceamong nations. In addition to encouraging contactbetween clubs and Rotarians to promote understandingand fellowship, ICCs facilitate international homevisits, strengthen friendships, and promote service that Breakout Sessionstranscends club, district, and national borders. In thissession, you’ll learn how to organize an ICC or join anexisting one, hear examples of ICCs in Southeast Asiaand elsewhere, and learn how Rotarians are buildingnew roads to peace through a network of ICCs in theMediterranean Peace Initiative.ModeratorArthur Bowden, ICC Executive Council General Secretary,Rotary Club of Wilton, Wiltshire, EnglandNew Opportunities: An Introduction to Rotary’sStrategic PartnershipsRoom: Sapphire 201Collaborating with outside organizations increases serviceopportunities for Rotarians, helping them to do good inthe world. In support of the Future Vision Plan, Rotaryannounced its first strategic partnerships last year. Inthis session, representatives from Aga Khan University,Oikocredit, Mercy Ships, and UNESCO-IHE will speakabout their work with Rotary. Rotarians working closelywith these partners will share their experiences andanswer your questions about these new opportunities.ModeratorStephen R. Brown, Rotary Foundation Trustee,Rotary Club of La Jolla Golden Triangle, California, USAPeace and Prosperity through MicrocreditRoom: Phoenix 1-4The Rotarian Action Group for Microcredit (RAGM)brings together a panel of microcredit leaders to presentinspirational and practical insights into the role thatmicrocredit can play in achieving peace and prosperity.Panelists include Muhammad Yunus, to provide an 25
  43. 43. overview on social business, and regional perspectives from Emily Guegbeh Peal (Liberia) and Sathianathan Devaraj (India). Moderator Deborah Lindholm, RAGM Director, Rotary Club of La Jolla Sunrise, California, USA Peace through Humanity Room: Jupiter 4 Over the past 10 years, over 600 peacemakers have studied at the Rotary Centers for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution. Join Marianne Hansen, director of the Rotary Peace Center at the University of Queensland in Australia, and an international panel of Rotary Peace Fellows to learn the many ways that The Rotary Foundation’s groundbreaking program is working to create a more peaceful world.Breakout Sessions Moderator Noraseth Pathmanand, Rotary Peace Centers Committee Chair, Rotary Club of Bangrak, Thailand Planning for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Projects Room: Sapphire 202 For over a year, the Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (WASRAG) has been working with the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina in the United States to develop procedures and protocols for implementing a program planning and performance evaluation system for water and sanitation projects around the world. Today, WASRAG will share how this system will identify and prioritize projects to improve access to quality water supply and sanitation systems. A subsequent session on Wednesday (see page 36) will further explain plans for the mechanism’s pilot phase, scheduled for 2012-13. Moderator Robert Wubbena, WASRAG Vice Chair, Rotary Club of Olympia, Washington, USA Preventing Maternal and Infant Mortalities: What Rotarians Can Do Room: Sapphire 104 Join members of the Rotarian Action Group for Population Growth and Sustainable Development (RFPD) to learn how clubs and districts can implement projects designed to significantly reduce maternal and infant mortality. Moderator Harald Marschner, RFPD Chair, Rotary Club of Enns, Austria 26
  44. 44. Rotarians Against Hunger and MalnutritionRoom: Jupiter 5Hunger issues are not new to Rotarians: We know thatto break the cycle of poverty, we must first make mindsand bodies strong. In this session, representatives fromthe Hunger and Malnutrition Rotarian Action Group andits partner organizations will discuss the challenges ofalleviating hunger and improving nutrition, both to meetimmediate needs and to build sustainable programs.Attendees will also learn how to plan a hunger summit, aneffective tool for determining a community’s needs.ModeratorDavid Bobanick, Hunger and Malnutrition Rotarian ActionGroup Vice President, Rotary Club of Mercer Island,Washington, USARotary Community CorpsRoom: Sapphire 108 Breakout SessionsWould you like to mobilize community members, buildlocal capacity, and increase the sustainability of your nextproject? A Rotary Community Corps empowers peopleto identify their community’s needs and develop effectivesolutions in partnership with a Rotary club. Learn fromexperienced Rotarians how RCCs can change lives andimprove communities.ModeratorAngsuman Bandyopadhyay, District Governor, Rotary Clubof New Ballygunge, West Bengal, IndiaThe Fine Art of Building Rotary RelationshipsRoom: Sapphire 206Join bestselling author, internationally recognized keynotespeaker, and Rotarian Debra Fine for her fast-pacedinteractive presentation on building Rotary relationships.Together, we’ll laugh, learn, and leave with tips and toolsfor cultivating and connecting members, to help gainand retain members while increasing Rotary visibility inthe community. Learn how to turn every Rotary meetingand every interaction with a potential Rotarian into anopportunity for success.ModeratorDebra Fine, President, Rotary Club of Denver Southeast,Colorado, USAThe Role of Youth Exchange in New Generations ServiceRoom: Sapphire 109The establishment of New Generations as the fifth Avenueof Service highlights the potential for young peopleinvolved in leadership development activities and culturalexchange programs like Rotary Youth Exchange to enrich 27
  45. 45. and foster world peace and cultural understanding. In this session, you’ll learn the basics of Youth Exchange, and hear stories from volunteers and students of how the program supports Rotary ideals, strengthens participating clubs, and enhances the development of our youth. Moderator Neil I. McDonald, Youth Exchange Committee Chair, Rotary Club of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Using Social Media to Strengthen Your Club Room: Sapphire 203 Is your club just starting to explore the possibilities of Facebook, Twitter, and other social media tools? In this session, you’ll learn some simple ways you can use social media to attract members and keep them engaged, including Facebook tips to help people find your club. Korean and Spanish.Breakout Sessions Moderator Giovanni Jandolo, Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator, Rotary Club of San Donato Milanese, Italy Webinars Made Easy Room: Sapphire 101 Webinars can connect you to district leaders and project partners around the globe. They can even help you connect with your own club if you need to meet remotely, or if you are part of an e-club. A panel of experienced webinar users will help you learn common pitfalls to avoid, and share tips for leading successful webinars every time. Moderator G. Kenneth Morgan, Operations Review Committee Chair, Rotary Club of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA Your Friends in the Field: The Regional Coordinators Room: Jupiter 6 The regional coordinator team is ready to work with clubs and districts to support the RI Strategic Plan. During this session, a regional Rotary Foundation coordinator, a Rotary public image coordinator, and a Rotary coordinator will share the many ways they can help support and strengthen clubs, focus and increase humanitarian service, and enhance Rotary’s public image. Moderator Jennifer E. Jones, Rotary Public Image North America Area Coordinator, Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada 28
  46. 46. Tuesday, 8 May, 14:30-16:00A Changing World: Literacy, Education, and theFuture of HumanityRoom: Sapphire 104In this interactive workshop, you’ll gain new insight intowhy literacy and basic education are important andhow Rotarians can help further this area of focus. Thefacilitators will present a view of the world in the year2050 and illustrate the urgent, critical role that well-educated people will play in helping the less fortunatemove out of poverty; achieve sustainable, quality lives;and increase their ability to contribute to society and apeaceful world.ModeratorsMerlin J. Ricklefs and Karen Lee Ricklefs, Rotary Club ofRochester, Minnesota, USA Breakout SessionsAn Introduction to New Generations ServiceRoom: Phoenix 5Discover why New Generations, Rotary’s newest Avenueof Service, matters to Rotary and is critical to your club’ssuccess. Help define the vision for New GenerationsService, and learn how clubs and districts can cultivateNew Generations programs like Interact, Rotaract, RotaryYouth Exchange, and Rotary Youth Leadership Awards(RYLA) to serve young people and strengthen Rotary.ModeratorSushil Gupta, New Generations Committee Chair, RotaryClub of Delhi Midwest, Delhi, IndiaBest Practices for Membership GrowthRoom: Grand Diamond BallroomEach year, Rotary clubs bring in over 100,000 newmembers, but they also lose over 100,000. Members are aclub’s and Rotary’s greatest asset. Panelists and attendeeswill share best practices for membership recruitment andretention, and discuss actions clubs can take to bring inactive and committed members while reducing turnover. French, Portuguese, Korean, Russian, and MandarinChinese.ModeratorGary C.K. Huang, Past RI Vice President, Rotary Club ofTaipei, Taiwan 29
  47. 47. Club-Sponsored Organizations: Learning from India and Beyond Room: Jupiter 5 Club-sponsored organizations (CSOs), including Interact, Rotaract, and Rotary Community Corps, are flourishing in India and the surrounding region. Learn how CSOs can benefit your schools and communities as they strengthen your Rotary club and district. Moderator Manoj Desai, Membership Development and Retention Committee Vice Chair, Rotary Club of Baroda Metro, Gujarat, India Defining Our Global Impact Room: Jupiter 4 Learn about RI’s latest initiative to help clubs plan for the year and achieve their goals. Through this new tool,Breakout Sessions clubs will be able to add their accomplishments to their counterparts’ and determine the global impact of all clubs around the world. Moderator Stuart B. Heal, RI Director, Rotary Club of Cromwell, New Zealand Future Vision: Transition to the New Grant Model Room: Sapphire 204 What questions do you have as you prepare to apply for Rotary Foundation grants in coming years? Rotarians from pilot districts will share their experiences with qualifying and applying for larger grants, and answer your questions so your club will be ready when the new processes take effect on 1 July 2013. Japanese and Spanish. Moderator Gulam A. Vahanvaty, Future Vision Committee Member, Rotary Club of Mumbai Downtown, Maharashtra, India How RAGs Support Rotary’s Disease Prevention Area of Focus and How They Can Help Clubs and Districts Build Sustainable Projects Room: Sapphire 201 Meet representatives from 11 unique Rotarian Action Groups (RAGs) and learn how they’re helping clubs and districts support the disease prevention and treatment area of focus. You’ll hear how each RAG operates, the resources it provides, and how it’s working to build sustainable projects. In the second half of the session, attendees can meet with RAG representatives and learn about service and membership opportunities. Moderator Marion Bunch, Founder and CEO, Rotarians for Fighting AIDS: A Rotarian Action Group, Rotary Club of Dunwoody, Georgia, USA 30
  48. 48. Leading Change in Rotary ClubsRoom: Phoenix 1-4David Stocks, a district governor and professionalmanagement consultant, will introduce the concepts andvocabulary of change management. Participants will learnfrom both general and Rotary-specific examples how tostart working to improve the ways Rotarians approachchange. A panel of Rotarian “change agents” will answeryour questions and help you identify ways you can workto lead your club and district in times of change.ModeratorDavid G. Stocks, District Governor, Rotary Club of WestShore (Victoria), British Columbia, CanadaNew Generations — New RotariansRoom: Sapphire 203New Generations programs — Rotaract, Interact, RYLA, Breakout Sessionsand Youth Exchange — prepare young people forlives of service. They’re also forums where dedicatedand energetic young leaders develop into tomorrow’sRotarians. Learn real-world strategies that keep youth andyoung adults involved and engaged until they’re ready tojoin your Rotary club. Italian and Thai.ModeratorAlberto Cecchini, 2012-13 Rotary Public ImageCoordinator, Rotary Club of Golfo d Anzio-Anzio e Nettuno, ItalyPresentation Skills and TechniquesRoom: Sapphire 103As a club or district leader, you are often called to makepresentations. This workshop will give you tips to improveyour verbal communication style.ModeratorLarry Allan Lunsford, RI Director-nominee, Rotary Club ofKansas City-Plaza, Missouri, USARI/USAID International H2O CollaborationRoom: Sapphire 102This session will provide a status report on the Rotary/USAID alliance and share its approach to evaluationactivities, which include a sustainability check and anoverall partnership evaluation. This is an opportunityto learn about how to assess sustainability in water andsanitation projects, as well as the effectiveness of thepartnership with USAID.ModeratorThomas M. Thorfinnson, RI/USAID Steering CommitteeVice Chair, Rotary Club of Eden Prairie Noon, Minnesota,USA 31

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