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  • 103rd Annual Convention of Rotary International Bangkok, Thailand 6-9 May 2012All information was current at the timeof publication but is subject to change.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Par t 1ConventionProgram,Plenary SessionHighlights &BreakoutSessions
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Rotarian Support of Forum for Cities in Transition from Conflict Room: Sapphire 109 The Forum for Cities in Transition (FCT) is an international network of mayors, councillors, municipal officials, business people, and representatives of community and volunteer groups, all dedicated to the principle that cities that are in conflict or that have emerged from conflict are in the best position to help other cities in the same situation. Learn how the District 7950 Peace and Conflict Transformation Committee is cooperating with FCT to identify ways that Rotary clubs can be valuable resources and partners in communities recovering from conflict and working to achieve peace. Moderator Joseph Clancy, District Governor-elect, Rotary Club of Weymouth, Massachusetts, USABreakout Sessions Rotary’s Social Business Strategy Room: Phoenix 6 Rotary Showcase is just the beginning of Rotary’s social business strategy designed to engage Rotarians on an ongoing basis. Rotary Showcase enhances public image and awareness and puts a spotlight on humanitarian service. A new member profile and idea platform supports and strengthens clubs by encouraging individual Rotarians to exchange ideas and expertise. Come hear about these initiatives and others underway to foster collaboration among Rotarians and promote Rotarian-developed tools. Learn how you can participate in creating value for Rotarians worldwide. Moderator Barry Matheson, RI Director, Rotary Club of Jessheim, Norway Strategic Planning Made Easy Room: Sapphire 206 Using the RI Strategic Plan as a guide, an international group of Rotary leaders will help attendees develop long- range plans for their clubs or districts. Moderator Allan O. Jagger, RI Director, Rotary Club of Elland, West Yorkshire, England Success and Achievements of Rotary: The Importance of Rotary History for All Rotarians Room: Sapphire 108 In response to President Kalyan Banerjee’s call to look at the history of Rotary, the Rotary Global History Fellowship (RGHF) will share ways you can document and learn from 32
  • your club’s history, as well as that of your district andRotary International. Attendees will get to know PaulHarris through his brilliant writings, learn why club historyis important and should be preserved, and find out whatresources are available to you through RGHF, RI’s archives,and other sources.ModeratorGeri A. Appel, Past District Governor, Rotary Club ofWichita, Kansas, USATelling the Rotary PolioPlus StoryRoom: Jupiter 6This session is designed to help you learn to increasepublic awareness about Rotary’s contribution to the polioeradication effort and to provide you with the tools youneed to share your own polio story. You’ll learn how toparticipate in National Immunization Days (NIDs), how toorganize club fundraising activities, how you can support Breakout SessionsRotary’s advocacy efforts, and ways to use Rotary’s PRresources to share Rotary’s broader polio message. Arepresentative from the Global Poverty Project (GPP) willdiscuss their model to activate support at the grassrootslevel and how Rotarians might apply similar efforts toPolioPlus. Leave with tools and the start of an action planfor 2012-13.ModeratorRobert S. Scott, International PolioPlus Committee Chair,Rotary Club of Cobourg, Ontario, CanadaThe Shift to Social MediaRoom: Sapphire 205Many people have started using the technology of socialmedia to promote their organization, but with poor ormixed results. For the technology to be effective, contentmust be strong. In this interactive workshop, you’ll getideas about how to develop meaningful content tointegrate into your Rotary social media efforts.FacilitatorsNicholas George, District Trainer, Rotary Club of HudsonFalls, New York, USAMelissa A. Ward, District Governor-elect, Rotary Club ofTwin Bridges (Southern Saratoga County), New York, USATrial Runs: Lessons Learned in Rotary’s Pilot ProjectsRoom: Sapphire 107Our world is changing quickly, and in order to remainrelevant and interesting to today’s professionals, Rotaryclubs are working to accommodate these changes.Meet members of clubs that entered into pilot programs 33
  • on 1 July, and find out what they’ve learned by testing various structures and practices relating to corporate membership, associate membership, and satellite clubs. Moderator Patrick Chisanga, Membership Development and Retention Committee Member, Rotary Club of Nkwazi, Zambia Using Social Media to Enhance Public Image and Awareness Room: Sapphire 202 Social media outreach is now mainstream, and many Rotary districts and clubs have been successful in sharing their news and information via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social media sites. Through examples, you’ll learn what social media do for public image and community engagement. You’ll hear tips about balancing promotion and privacy, and learn how you can useBreakout Sessions resources from Rotary’s Media Center to enhance your social media efforts. Using Vocational Training Teams to Support Vocational Service Room: Sapphire 101 The purpose of this session is to provide Rotarians from pilot and nonpilot districts with an overview of vocational service and vocational training teams under the new grant model, suggestions on how to organize a team, and best practices from Rotarians who have carried out successful vocational training activities. Panel members will share their experiences and take questions from the audience. Moderator Anne L. Matthews, Rotary Foundation Trustee, Rotary Club of Columbia East, South Carolina, USA Wednesday, 9 May, 12:30-14:00 Best Practices for Club Websites Room: Sapphire 205 Designed for Rotarians who have a basic website but want to improve it in order to enhance the club’s image in the community, attract new members, and raise funds. Learn how your website can fit with your club’s communication plan, how to make it easier for prospective Rotarians to contact you, and how your website can enhance your club’s image through some basic design and editorial best practices. Moderator Per K. Hylander, Rotary Coordinator, Rotary Club of Dronninglund, Denmark 34
  • Best Practices for Training AdultsRoom: Jupiter 6This workshop will empower trainers, whether they’retraining at a club meeting or at a GETS, to understandhow adults learn, and then to put that theory intopractice.ModeratorSteven A. Snyder, RI Director-nominee, Rotary Club ofAuburn, California, USAClub Innovation and FlexibilityRoom: Sapphire 201Learn how Rotary clubs have discarded some of theirlong-held traditions, changed their structures, and alteredpractices to become more attractive and interesting toprospective members, while encouraging current andlongtime members to stay. Consider changes your club Breakout Sessionscan make to become more engaging and attentive toboth current and prospective members. Attendees willhear how clubs have listened to their members, observedthe changes taking place in their communities andprofessional environment, and decided to take the leadwith change.ModeratorNoel J. Trevaskis, Rotary Coordinator, Rotary Club ofBega, New South Wales, AustraliaConnecting with Rotary’s FutureRoom: Sapphire 103Explore new ways to reach out to future generations. Seehow you can use social media to connect with youngerprofessionals, how to create projects and events thatattract a broader audience, and how you can restructuremeetings to be more attractive to today’s professionals.ModeratorHendreen D. Rohrs, Rotary Coordinator, Rotary Club ofBurnaby, British Columbia, CanadaCure Alzheimer’s: An UpdateRoom: Jupiter 5Worldwide, about 35 million families are strugglingwith Alzheimer’s disease. And in 10 to 15 years, thatnumber will soar to an estimated 120 million families.Join Rotarian Jeff Morby, founder of the Cure Alzheimer’sFund, and prominent Alzheimer’s researcher Rudy Tanzifor an overview of the impact this disease will have onfuture generations, and how it might be stopped.ModeratorJeff Morby, Founder, Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, Rotary Clubof Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA 35
  • End Malnutrition Now: The Evergreen Revolution Room: Sapphire 102 Chefs around the world are rediscovering lost food plants and presenting them on TV. Agriculturalists are focusing on lesser-known foods to produce an “evergreen” revolution, and nutritionists are highlighting the food values of overlooked traditional plants. Join members of the Food Plant Solutions Rotarian Action Group, along with Robert Holmer, the Asia regional director for the World Vegetable Center, to learn ways that communities in developing countries can become self-sufficient at a reasonable cost. Attendees will gain a clear understanding of these solutions and how they can be incorporated into existing or new Rotary club projects, and they’ll receive a CD database of Southeast Asian food plants. Moderator John Thorne, Food Plant Solutions Rotarian Action GroupBreakout Sessions Chair, Rotary Club of North Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Expanding Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) around the World Room: Sapphire 107 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards is the most flexible and adaptable of Rotary’s New Generations programs. Get inspired as an international panel of Rotarians introduces you to the wide range of RYLA experiences. Learn how you can establish, expand, or revitalize the RYLA program in your club or district. Moderator Antony Fryer, RYLA Committee Chair, Rotary Club of Wellington North, New Zealand Incoming Club Presidents Workshop Room: Grand Diamond Ballroom Trustee and incoming RI Director Anne L. Matthews and a panel of Rotary leaders will motivate club presidents-elect to lead their clubs in 2012-13, highlighting ideas that may not have been covered at PETS. Thai, Korean, Russian, Italian, and Mandarin Chinese. Moderator Anne L. Matthews, Rotary Foundation Trustee, Rotary Club of Columbia East, South Carolina, USA Maximizing Rotarian Impact in Water and Sanitation Room: Sapphire 202 Learn about a new process that uses Rotary’s volunteer and staff resources strategically to help sharpen Rotary’s focus, enhance the technical quality of projects, support good project design, make effective grants, coordinate 36
  • requests for external funding, and measure our impact inthe areas of focus. This session will introduce Rotarians toa new framework to be piloted in 2012-13. Learn aboutresources that will assist Rotarians with project planning,as well as the process for applying for, implementing,monitoring, and evaluating these grant-funded projects.New Generations and the Areas of FocusRoom: Sapphire 203Make your Rotaract, Interact, and Youth Exchangeprograms more successful and sustainable by aligningthem with Rotary’s six areas of focus. Find easy ways toencourage young people to take action on these issues.See how Rotary’s priorities are reflected in the 2011-12Rotaract Outstanding Project awards and Interact videocontest. French and Portuguese.Moderator Breakout SessionsRajani Mukerji, District Governor-nominee, Rotary Club ofCalcutta Mideast, West Bengal, IndiaPartnering for Effective Service ProjectsRoom: Phoenix 6Partnerships build fellowship and lead to broader-basedprojects. The knowledge and experience that partnersbring can help your next project reach its full potential.This session highlights partnerships between Rotary clubs,districts, and other organizations. Learn how to find apartner, build a strong relationship, and work together toincrease impact.ModeratorBradford R. Howard, Membership Development andRetention Committee Member, Rotary Club of OaklandSunrise, California, USAReach Out to AfricaRoom: Sapphire 108The Reach Out to Africa initiative was started to creategreater awareness of needs in Africa and to encourageclubs and districts to help facilitate or support projects inAfrican countries. You’ll meet committee members fromall parts of the continent and hear reports of successes indifferent regions of Africa.ModeratorThomas A. Branum Sr., Reach Out to Africa CommitteeChair, Rotary Club of Indianapolis Northeast, Indiana, USA 37
  • Reducing Maternal and Newborn Mortality through Collaborative Action, Global Grants, and Vocational Training Teams (VTTs) Room: Sapphire 104 This session will show how Rotarians from District 1120 (England) and the Rotarian Doctors Fellowship are working to reduce maternal mortality with Rotary Foundation global grants incorporating a VTT model. Attendees will learn about the reasons — both medical and organizational — for maternal and newborn deaths, the role of a comprehensive strategy like the CALMED model (Collaborative Action in Lowering Maternity Encountered Deaths), and the procedures involved in introducing this model through a global grant and VTT. Moderator Allan O. Jagger, RI Director, Rotary Club of Elland, West Yorkshire, EnglandBreakout Sessions Revitalizing Rotary’s Brand and Enhancing Public Image Room: Sapphire 204 In this session, you’ll gain insight into Rotary’s public image philosophy and the need to revitalize the Rotary brand, and hear an update on the rebranding process. Rotary public image coordinators will review the success of the “This Close” traditional and digital campaigns, review the basics of working with traditional and new media to promote Rotary, and direct you to PR resources for clubs and districts, including Rotary’s Media Center and social media sites. Spanish and Japanese. Moderator Jennifer E. Jones, Rotary Public Image North America Area Coordinator, Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada The Case for Regional Membership Planning Room: Sapphire 101 This session will serve as an introduction to the need for regional membership planning by touching on three areas of emphasis common to all countries: reaching out to younger generations, recruiting more qualified women, and increasing retention rates. Panelists will give an overview of the regional planning process and encourage Rotarians to increase awareness and participation. Moderator Monty J. Audenart, Membership Development and Retention Committee Chair, Rotary Club of Red Deer East, Alberta, Canada 38
  • Using Social Media to Focus and IncreaseHumanitarian ServiceRoom: Sapphire 206Designed for Rotarians with a good working knowledgeof social media, this session will provide some examplesof how you can let the community know about the work ofyour Rotary club, increase funding for your projects, andrecruit volunteers for stronger service projects.ModeratorGiovanni Jandolo, Regional Rotary FoundationCoordinator, Rotary Club of San Donato Milanese, ItalyVocational ServiceRoom: Phoenix 5Join members of RI’s Vocational Service PromotionCommittee for a discussion of the role of vocationalservice in supporting the RI Strategic Plan. An inter­ Breakout Sessionsnational panel will share examples from the Americas,India, and France, and inspire you to include vocationalservice in your club’s activities.ModeratorsMasahiro Kuroda, Vocational Service PromotionCommittee Chair, Rotary Club of Hachinohe South,Aomori, JapanPaul M. Netzel, Vocational Service Promotion CommitteeVice Chair, Rotary Club of Los Angeles, California, USAWe Walk with YouthRoom: Sapphire 109Rotary clubs can connect with youth by sponsoringInteract or Rotaract clubs, organizing a Rotary CommunityCorps, or developing a signature project to enhance theself-esteem of a community’s young people. Throughtheir mission — We Must Walk with Youth by Empowering& Encouraging New Generations — panelists from India’sfirst Web-based club, the Rotary E-Club of District 3150,will share how working with youth can bring new energyto your club, inspire fresh ideas for service, increasesupport to projects, and spread awareness of Rotary inthe community.ModeratorSuryanarayana Susarla Venkata, Rotary E-Club of District3150, IndiaWhy and How Is Rotaract Important?Room: Jupiter 4Explore the importance of supporting and growingRotaract in your district. Attendees will learn about thesponsor Rotary club’s commitment, expectations, andbenefits in forming a Rotaract club, and the importance of 39
  • the relationship between the two clubs. We’ll discuss the advantages of having an Interact club to provide future members of a Rotaract club, and reaching out to former Rotaractors in order to increase younger membership in Rotary clubs. Moderator Martin H.F. Bridge, RI Rotaract and Interact Committee Chair, Rotary Club of South Holland, Lincolnshire, England Workshop for 2013-14 Governors Room: Phoenix 1-4 Roundtable discussions in multiple languages. By invitation only. Attendance restricted to 2013-14 district governors. Moderator Ron D. Burton, RI President-nominee, Rotary Club of Norman, Oklahoma, USABreakout Sessions 40
  • Par t 2House ofFriendship &Directory ofBooths, Exhibits,and Vendors
  • House of Friendship The House of Friendship (IMPACT, Challenger 3) offers an exciting variety of activities and live entertainment. This year’s House of Friendship features a celebration of Thai culture, including its food, music, handicrafts, and festivities. Explore the booths of Rotary-licensed vendors in the Rotary Marketplace, Thai market booths featuring beautiful and distinct local products and arts, booths featuring information about Rotary projects, Rotary Fellowships, Rotarian Action Groups, Rotary International, and The Rotary Foundation. A map of the House of Friendship is located in the back pocket of this book. Hours Saturday, 5 May 10:00-18:00 Sunday, 6 May 09:00-17:00 Monday, 7 May 09:00-18:00House of Friendship Tuesday, 8 May 09:00-18:00 Wednesday, 9 May 09:00-18:00 Grand Opening Parade The Grand Opening Parade is scheduled to begin at 10:30 on Saturday, 5 May, in the Challenger Foyer and then proceed through the House of Friendship. It will be led in the tradition of Thailand, so bring your best smile and be ready to have a great time! Meeting Point, Message Board, and Banner Exchange Reconnect with a Rotarian friend by posting a message on the Message Board, or arrange to meet at a designated Meeting Point. Plan your rendezvous at booth 700, located just inside the entrance of the House of Friendship. Don’t forget to represent your club and district at the Banner Exchange, which is located at booth 500. Pin up your club or district banner to help display the many areas of the world represented by the family of Rotary. If you are arranging to meet at the Meeting Point, you will find that area listed on the floor plan as cultural activity/ meeting point booth 513. 42
  • Food, Fun, and Entertainment(including Internet Cafe and Concessions)A variety of local and international artists will be featuredon the House of Friendship stages. Tune in to good musicand good times by checking out the daily entertainmentschedules located near each stage.The food courts will feature Asian cuisine. Stop by to eat,have a drink, or just to take a break in the rest areas orInternet cafe (15 minutes per session).Various other locations throughout IMPACT will be openfor attendees to purchase food and beverage throughoutthe day.2013 Lisbon ConventionVisit the 2013 Lisbon Convention Promotion booth (300)to register for the convention in Lisbon, Portugal, reservehotel rooms, and purchase tickets to host events andtours. Listen to the haunting strains of Fado courtesyof Sandra Fidalgo, who will introduce you to Portugal’sunique musical genre, which was added in 2011 to House of FriendshipUNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible CulturalHeritage of Humanity. RI staff, members of the HostOrganization Committee and RI Convention Committee,and representatives from the housing bureau will be avail-able to assist you with paper and online registration. AllRotarians who register for the convention at the booth willreceive a limited-edition commemorative 2013 Lisbon pin.Pick up your copy of the Lisbon promotional DVD anddiscover “A Harbor for Peace” with RI President-electSakuji Tanaka and his wife, Kyoko.Note: To register online, you must have a MemberAccess account. Please sign up for Member Access atwww.rotary.org/memberaccess before visiting the booth.If you registered for Member Access before 22 July 2008,you will need to reregister. Passwords are not availableat the booth.RI and The Rotary FoundationResource CenterLearn about the many services provided by the Secretariat(RI World Headquarters in Evanston, Illinois, USA, andseven international offices). Experienced staff fromMember Services, Communications, Public Relations,and The Rotary Foundation are on hand to answer yourquestions and direct you to publications of interest. Here’swhat you’ll find: 43
  • Member Services Meet staff members, ask questions, find resources, and receive information about: • Club and district support • Leadership education and training • Research and resources for member engagement • RI programs (New Generations, International Service, Community Service, and Vocational Service) Also, stop by the computer kiosk to learn about Rotary Showcase, our exciting new social media application that lets you share information about your service projects through Rotary’s website and with your Facebook friends. PolioPlus and Rotary’s US$200 Million Challenge The PolioPlus display presents an overview of Rotary’s participation as a spearheading partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Literature and promotional materials are also available (booth 803). Public Relations Effective public relations efforts are important to creatingHouse of Friendship a positive environment for membership recruitment, community awareness, fund development, and the enhancement of Rotary’s image. Rotary’s Public Relations Division provides guidelines, tools, and resources to help your club or district achieve success in media relations and public outreach. Find out about PR efforts related to PolioPlus, and talk to staff about Rotary’s work with the United Nations and other nongovernmental organizations. Rotary is garnering more positive publicity than ever before, and clubs and districts can use this momentum to share Rotary’s story. Rotary Bookstore Stop by the bookstore to purchase Rotary’s newest publications and DVDs. Featured items include: • A Visual Journey photography book • Areas of Focus Guide • Doing Good in the World DVD • The Rotarian 100th Anniversary Collector’s Edition • Rotary Video Magazine DVD collections Make this convention even more memorable by ordering the 2012 Convention Speeches DVD set. Complete the order form in the back of this program, and drop it off at the Rotary Bookstore. This set can also be ordered online at shop.rotary.org after the convention. The text of most convention speeches will also be available for download at www.rotary.org. 44
  • Currency informationThai baht is the only accepted currency for cash purchasesat the Rotary Bookstore. Purchases made with a creditcard will be charged in U.S. dollars. Non-U.S. credit cardsmay incur additional conversion charges.Convention photosPhotographs of the 2012 RI Convention will be availableat www.rotary.org/rotaryimages, where you can viewhundreds of photos covering the preconvention meetingsthrough the closing ceremony. Download them free ofcharge, and use them to enhance your club and districtwebsites, print publications, and PR efforts.Note: Registrants are advised that by attending the RotaryInternational Convention, they may be photographedby any means, including still photography and videorecording, and hereby grant Rotary International andThe Rotary Foundation the right to use and publish theirnames, voices, and likenesses forever and for any purposeworldwide without Rotary International or The RotaryFoundation incurring debts or liabilities of any kind.Rotary Officer Badge Ribbons House of FriendshipBadge ribbons are available for current, past, andincoming club presidents and secretaries, as well as for RIofficers, at the Ribbon booth located in the registrationarea (4-7 May: Halls 5 & 6; 8-9 May: Challenger 2 Foyer).Ribbons are great conversation starters and help youidentify fellow Rotarians who are serving in a similar role.Ribbons are also available for Paul Harris Fellows. Ribbonsare limited to one per category for convention registrantsonly, while supplies last. Encourage your Rotarian friendsto get their badge ribbons.Rotary Peace CentersLearn about the Rotary Centers for International Studiesin peace and conflict resolution, a major educationaland peace-building initiative of The Rotary Foundation.Foundation staff, Rotary Peace Fellows, and RotaryPeace Center directors are available to answer questionsabout the program, provide fellowship applications andliterature about the selection process, and discuss peaceand conflict resolution issues (booth 902).The Rotary FoundationExperienced, multilingual Rotary Foundation staffmembers are prepared to answer your questions, provideprogram literature, share information about Foundationevents at the convention, and assist you in making a giftor purchasing replacement donor recognition pins. 45
  • Badge Stickers (Languages and Attendance) Add a language sticker to your badge or convention bag to help fellow registrants know in what language they can speak to you. You can also add a sticker for the number of years you’ve attended the convention. All stickers are self-service and available from the Ribbon booth located in the registration area (4-7 May: Halls 5 & 6; 8-9 May: Challenger 2 Foyer). Directory of Booths, Exhibits & Vendors All booths, exhibits, and vendors are located in the House of Friendship (IMPACT, Challenger 3). Come and talk — or shop — with the diverse group of exhibitors. A map of the House of Friendship is located in the pocket at the back of this book. Note: RI accepts no responsibility for the merchandiseHouse of Friendship sold in this area. Hours Saturday, 5 May 10:00-18:00 Sunday, 6 May 09:00-17:00 Monday, 7 May 09:00-18:00 Tuesday, 8 May 09:00-18:00 Wednesday, 9 May 09:00-18:00 Host Organization Committee (HOC) Sponsors Number Exhibitor 532 Bangkok Metropolitan Administration 527 Chang Beverages 433 IT City 503 Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (Public Organization) 435 TOT Public Company Limited 536 Tourism Authority of Thailand 437 True Corporation Public Company Limited Host Organization Committee (HOC) Vendors Number Exhibitor 730 Albedo 830 Auyporn Marketing 734 Bangkok Dolls 727 Choke Chamroen Tea Co., Ltd. 46
  • Number Exhibitor 726 Doi Silver Factory Co., Ltd. 633 Doi Tung 741 IMPACT Arena, Exhibition & Convention Center 724 Jadethongtavee Co., Ltd. 725 Matta Jewelry Design 735 Moonsky Gems 737 NaRaYa 733 Ngamrung Thai Silk 739 Oceanmedia.co.th 731 Oriental Trading Group Co., Ltd. 538 Pompatranpon 729 Sunee Way Co., Ltd. 599 Thai Massage 642 Thailand Post 641 Top Plus International Co., Ltd. 732 Trebiris Ltd., Part. 738 United Leather Product Co., Ltd. 736 VansonCommittees House of Friendship Number Exhibitor 1123 New Generations Committee 416 Reach Out to Africa Committee 1125 Rotaract and Interact Committee 1121 RYLA Committee 103 Vocational Service Promotion CommitteePartners & General Number Exhibitor 405 Mercy Ships 516 Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkorn University 407 Aga Khan University 403 UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water EducationRotary Fellowships and Rotarian Action Groups Number Exhibitor 1018 Environment Fellowship of Rotarians 1020 Esperanto World Fellowship of Rotarians 216 Food Plant Solutions Rotarian Action Group 424 Global Network for Blood Donation: A Rotarian Action Group 1022 International Chess Fellowship of Rotarians 821 International Fellowship of Birdwatching Rotarians 835 International Fellowship of Flying Rotarians 917 International Fellowship of Rotarian Convention Goers 930 International Fellowship of Rotarian Musicians 47
  • Number Exhibitor 921 International Fellowship of Rotarians of Amateur Radio 1024 International Fellowship of Rotary-on- Stamps 1025 International Fellowship of Scouting Rotarians 918 International Fellowship of Travel Agents 923 International Skiing Fellowship of Rotarians 925 International Tennis Fellowship of Rotarians 916 International Travel and Hosting Fellowship 833 International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians 218 Literacy Rotarian Action Group 922 Police/Law Enforcement Professionals Fellowship of Rotarians 1016 Rotarian Action Group for Blindness Prevention 325 Rotarian Action Group for Diabetes 310 Rotarian Action Group for Microcredit 321 Rotarian Action Group for Multiple Sclerosis AwarenessHouse of Friendship 302 Rotarian Action Group for Population Growth & Sustainable Development 408 Rotarian Action Group for the Alleviation of Hunger & Malnutrition 837 Rotarian Doctors Fellowship 831 Rotarian Fellowship of Quilters and Fiber Artists 920 Rotarian Lawyers Fellowship 924 Rotarian Singles Fellowship 839 Rotarians’ Wine Appreciation Fellowship 317 Rotarians Eliminating Malaria: A Rotarian Action Group 410 Rotarians for Fighting AIDS: A Rotarian Action Group 825 Rotarians on Social Networks Fellowship 823 Rotarians on the Internet 817 Rotary Fellowships Information Booth 919 Rotary Global History Fellowship (An Internet Project) 402 Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group Rotary Marketplace Licensed Vendors Number Exhibitor 1002 Better Services 1104 ClubRunner 909 Dynamic Creation Enterprise Co. 809 Mohan Plastic Industries 908 Octon Inc. 903 Rotary clubs of Livingstone, Zambia, and Newport-Irvine, California, USA 1102 Rotary Club of Long Grove, Illinois, USA 48
  • Number Exhibitor 1003 Sacheti & Company / Sacheti, India 1009 Sashion Gift & Souvenir Company 1004 Sunny Enterprises Co. Inc. 1106 Sunrise Advertising 905 Tai Chi Design and Development 1006 Tej BrothersRotary Projects Number Exhibitor 419 D1080: Rotarians Against Child Slavery 1124 D2220: D5010: Rotarians to the Children of Russia 1017 D2710: Hiroshima’s Peace Report 225 D2750: Rebuilding Humanly Sustainable City Tokyo to Meet the Environmental Preservation and Development 303 D3020: Sanitation & Toilets Projects 324 D3060: Mission for Vision 119 D3060: Service Projects 123 D3150: End of Poverty House of Friendship 125 D3150: Right to Learn 121 D3150: Water = Life 308 D3170: Empowering Women 1119 D3211: ‘Teak’ Seeds from God’s Own Country 518 D3330: Rotary in Thailand 423 D3330: This Is Water You Can Drink! 520 D3340: Rotary in Thailand 522 D3350: Rotary in Thailand 524 D3360: Rotary in Thailand 934 D3450: The One 108 D4110: Mexico En La Piel 217 D5050: Canadian Eyesight Global 1021 D5100: World Peace 120 D5150: Global Mobility 207 D5160: Give Hope Give a Hand 936 D5170: Interact Spoken Here 223 D5240: Unite to Light 105 D5370: Rotary Employment Partnership 1117 D5420: Global Feast to Benefit People with Inherited Bleeding Disorders 311 D6560, D6540, D6580: Congo Water Project 508 D6970: Sustainable Cambodia: 3H & Village Development 938 D7120: DGE Home Hospitality Program 304 D7170, D4380, D4290, D4200: Zero Adolescent Pregnancy, HIV & HPV 506 D7250: ChildSAFE Cambodia 116 D7620: USA 205 D7950: Cure Alzheimer’s Initiative 49
  • Number Exhibitor 418 D9100, D9110, D9125, D9140: West Africa Project Fair 203 D9125: Maternal and Child Health 1019 D9200: Uganda Rotary Water Plus Program 504 D9465 & D9455: Western Australia: Sustainable Cambodia Australia 208 D9810: Spirit of Sharing 117 D9830 & Rotary Club of Devonport North, Tasmania, Australia: Learn Grow 107 Disaster Aid International: Rotary Club of Endeavour Hills, Victoria, Australia; Rotary Club of Sulphur Sunrise, Louisiana, USA; Rotary Club of Bladensburg, Maryland, USA; Rotary Club of Denton & Audenshaw, Greater Manchester, England 118 Foster City, California, USA: Mazatlan Partnership 222 Fundação de Rotarianos de São Paulo: Changing Society Through Education 202 Gift of Life: Mainland China 106 Intercountry CommitteesHouse of Friendship 104 Japanese D2520 (Miyagi - Iwate) 210 Outreach/Meals of Hope 307 RCMBE Fighting Blindness & Water Scarcity 209 RIBI Zones 17 & 18: Jaipur Limb Project 309 Rotary Club of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, USA: ProCleanse Clean Water 305 Rotary Club of Blue Ridge Mountains, Albemarie, and Charlottesville: Virginia to Africa: Limpopo South Africa Clean Water & Sanitation Project 1023 Rotary Club of Bombay West, Maharashtra, India: International Inner Wheel 502 Rotary Club of Calgary, Alberta, Canada: World Community Service 422 Rotary Club of Carmel Valley, California, USA: The Safe Blood Africa Project 411 Rotary Club of Carpinteria, California, USA: Malawi Adopt a Village & Rotary Club of Phnom Penh, Cambodia: Cambodia Villages Drinking Water Project 1116 Rotary Club of Cober Valley, Helston, UK: Shelterbox 320 Rotary Club of Coimbatore Central, Tamil Nadu, India: Gift of Vision: Vision 20/20 by the Year 2020 204 Rotary Club of Delhi Midwest, India: Gift of Life Project & D3010 & D3050: Rotary North West India Water Conservation Trust 421 Rotary Club of Dhonburi, Thailand: Humanitarian Service Projects 417 Rotary Club of Dunedin Central, New Zealand: Rescue Mission for Children 318 Rotary Club of Guildford, Surrey, England: Eye Project 50
  • Number Exhibitor 1120 Rotary Club of Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada: R.E.A.C.H.: Iqaluit’s New Pool 306 Rotary Club of Islamabad, Bangladesh: Downtown Saba Homes 219 Rotary Club of Jeffreys Bay, South Africa: JBay Recycling Project 224 Rotary Club of Karachi, Pakistan: Artificial Limbs Project 425 Rotary Club of Knoxville, Tennessee, USA (D6780)/Rotary Club of Namphong, Thailand (D3340): Thailand Safe Water Project (TRF MG 75513, TRF MG 64292 and pilot project) 110 Rotary Club of Lincolnshire Morning Star, Illinois, USA: Rotarian Hall of Fame 220 Rotary Club of Madras Coromandel, Tamil Nadu, India: Karna Vidya 211 Rotary Club of Madras, Tamil Nadu, India: Create & Schools into Smiles project 932 Rotary Club of Moscow International, Russian Federation: 11th Annual Russian Rotary Children’s Music Competition House of Friendship 206 Rotary Club of Mountain Foothills, Evergreen, Colorado, USA: Crutches 4 Africa 420 Rotary Club of Odessa, Texas, USA: Health Right for Africa 406 Rotary Club of Palm Springs Sunup, California, USA: Project Peanut Butter 319 Rotary Club of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: Rotarians Against Malaria 510 Rotary Club of Pursat, Cambodia: Sustainable Cambodia: Village Development and Schools 316 Rotary Club of Purulia, West Bengal, India: Eye Care Service 111 Rotary Club of San Francisco, California, USA: Alliance for Smiles Inc. 409 Rotary Club of Sebastopol, California, USA: Adopt a Village 323 Rotary clubs of Silom & Bangkok Pattanakarn, Thailand: Drinking Water Filtration, Literacy, & Kidney Dialysis Machines 404 Rotary Club of Solapur East, Maharashtra, India: Rotary Community Corps: Biroba Vasti, Solapur 1122 Rotary Club of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA: Kids Around the World Playgrounds 221 Rotary Coordinators/Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinators/Rotary Public Image Coordinators 102 Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation 322 Save Our Sight Project 2011 51
  • Number Exhibitor 124 Taiwan Education Programs: D3460, 3470, 3480, 3490, 3500, 3510, 3520 126 Taiwan Humanitarian Programs: D3460, 3470, 3480, 3490, 3500, 3510, 3520 122 Taiwan New Generations Programs: D3460, 3470, 3480, 3490, 3500, 3510, 3520 100 The Rotary Leadership Institute Rotary Resources Number Exhibitor 300 Lisbon Convention Promotion 803 PolioPlus and Rotary’s US$200 Million Challenge 1000 RI and The Rotary Foundation Resource Center 902 Rotary Peace Centers House of Friendship EntertainmentHouse of Friendship Main Stage Saturday, 5 May 09:30-10:15 The World Champion Marching Band Performance (Foyer, Challenger 3) 10:15-10:30 Traditional Folk Dance Parade, “Kratua Tang Sua” with RI president, RI dignitaries, and RI Convention Committee (from Challenger 3 Entrance to the Main Stage in HOF) 10:30-11:15 Opening Ceremony Greetings from HOF Chair, Past RI Director Noraseth Pathmanand Welcome Remarks, Bangkok Governor M.R. Sukhumbhand Paribatra Opening Remarks, RI President Kalyan Banerjee International Drum Performance & Blessing Dance (Ongsasilpa) “Veerachai Monkey,” Monkey Mask Dance (Khon, Thai Classical Dance), Fine Art Department, Banditpatanasilpa Institute Sawasdee Dance, International Kindergarten School Flower Presentation 11:15-11:30 National Champion Pom Pom Performance, Bangkok University 52
  • 11:30-12:00 Chinese Face-Changing Art Show12:00-12:15 Thai Art Boxing Show12:15-12:40 Special Shows from Embassies in Thailand12:40-13:40 International Music and Dance, “Sensation” Band13:40-13:50 “Srichaiyasingh Dance,” Fine Art Department, Banditpatanasilpa Institute13:50-14:05 “Muan Chuen Ho Zaew”, Thai North Eastern Folk Dance14:05-14:40 Thai Music Instrument Performance, Fine Art Department, Banditpatanasilpa Institute14:40-15:10 Tiffany Special Shows15:10-16:40 Pop Songs (Live Band)16:40-18:00 Variety ShowsSunday, 6 May12:30-13:30 “APEC Young Girl Violin Band” (organized by D3340) House of Friendship13:30-13:40 “Sadchatree” Thai Classical Dance from Southern Part of Thailand, Fine Art Department, Banditpatanasilpa Institute13:40-13:50 Fighting Rooster Dance, Fine Art Department, Banditpatanasilpa Institute13:50-14:00 “Chao Lae Dance,” Fisherman Folk Dance (Southern Part of Thailand), Fine Art Department, Banditpatanasilpa Institute14:00-14:10 Taiwanese Drum Performance, Taiwanese Rotarians14:10-14:22 Romanian Dance (sponsored by RI districts in Romania)14:22-14:34 Princess Dararasamee, Lanna Heroine (Northern Part of Thailand) Performance14:34-14:54 Magic Show, YE Students14:54-15:40 Thai Southern Folk Music Performance, Fine Art Department, Banditpatanasilpa InstituteMonday, 7 May12:00-13:00 Live Band13:00-13:10 Kinnaree Dance for Sacrifice (Half-Bird, Half- Creature Mythical Dance)13:10-13:50 Ponglang (Northeastern Part of Thailand) Folk Dances with Live Music (organized by D3340) 53
  • 13:50-14:02 Rotary Rock (D3310, Singapore) 14:02-14:12 T. Dance (Umbrella Dance, from Northern Part of Thailand), Fine Art Department, Banditpatanasilpa Institute 14:12-14:22 Talee-Bunga-Talo Performance (Southern Part of Thailand Culture), Fine Art Department, Banditpatanasilpa Institute 14:22-14:30 Special Show 16:00-18:00 Live Band Tuesday, 8 May 11:45-12:45 (International) Thai Folk Song Band, Chris‑Jonus 12:45-12:55 “Kwan Kao” Dance, Thai Contemporary Dance, Fine Art Department, Banditpatanasilpa Institute 12:55-13:05 “Ta-Lee-Kee-Pas,” Thai Southern- Style Fan Dance, Fine Art Department, Banditpatanasilpa InstituteHouse of Friendship 13:05-13:30 5 Ladies - 4 Seasons Violin Band 13:30-14:00 Variety Shows 14:00-14:30 Special Shows 16:00-17:00 Live Band Wednesday, 9 May 11:45-12:15 Thai Traditional Music, Fine Art Department 12:15-12:25 “Sriwichai Dance” (Northeastern Part of Thailand Culture) 12:25-13:05 Thai Art of Self-Defense, The Youth Programs for Drug Abuse, Ayuddhaya 13:05-13:20 Khon, Thai Classical Dance, Fine Art Department 13:20-14:00 Thai Drum and Folk Dance 14:00-14:30 International Parade led by Thai Drum Performance (from Challenger 3 Front Entrance to Challenger 2-3 Entrance) Small-Stage Entertainment Programs All Rotarians and families are welcome to strengthen their fellowship and friendship during the following programs at the small stage: Rotary in Concert, Rotary Rock & Roll, Talent Shows, Dances, Fellowship & Friendship Games, Variety of Contests, and more. Plenty of gifts and awards for participants! 54
  • Par t 3GeneralInformation
  • General Information Can’t find the answer to your question in the program book? Visit the Convention Office (Jupiter 14; +66.2.833.4229), the Sergeants-at-Arms Office (Jupiter 15; +66.2.833.4230), or the Host Organization Committee Office (Jupiter 16). Rotary Secretariat staff and sergeants- at-arms are available to help answer questions. Attire The attire for most events is business casual, as customary in your country. Because the meeting and plenary session venues will be air-conditioned, participants are encouraged to bring a sweater or light jacket to all events. Invitation-only events may require more formal dress. The weather is typically warm and humid in May, with an average high of 93°F/34°C, average low of 77°F/25°C, and humidity levels up to 75 percent. Banking/ATM Services Credit cards are accepted in IMPACT. ATMs from many local banks are located throughout the venue. There is a currency exchange on-site. Several banks near the convention center offer currency exchange servicesGeneral Information during business hours (Monday-Friday, 09:00-17:00). Services are also available at many full-service hotels. Business Center Located in Challenger Foyer, the Business Center offers a wide range of services and supplies, including shipping, high-volume copying, and faxing. Convention Correspondence RI staff and volunteers value your feedback in planning future conventions. If you would like to share your opinions about your convention experience, please complete the postconvention survey that will be emailed to you the week following the convention. During the convention, you may bring your feedback in writing to the Convention Office (Jupiter 14). After Wednesday, 9 May, any correspondence should be directed to: Convention Manager International Meetings Rotary International One Rotary Center 1560 Sherman Avenue Evanston, IL 60201-3698 USA Fax: +1-847-328-9239 Email: ri.registration@rotary.org 56
  • Note: Convention registration and special-event ticketsare nonrefundable.FundraisingThe Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is the onlyentity allowed to fundraise at the convention.General Secretary’s Report & Treasurer’s ReportReports from both the general secretary and the treasurerare available at www.rotary.org.HousingAsk about prearranged housing and hotel deposit creditat the Housing booth (4-7 May: Halls 5 & 6; 8-9 May:Challenger 2 Foyer; +66.2.833.4320). Representativesfrom Experient, RI’s designated housing agent, will assistRotarians and others who register on-site and needhousing.InternetComplimentary Internet service is available at Internetcafes within IMPACT and the House of Friendship.Lost & FoundAny lost or found items should be reported to the General InformationSergeants-at-Arms Office (Jupiter 15; +66.2.833.4230).RI is not responsible for lost or stolen property.Mobility AssistancePeople who need mobility assistance may visit theMobility Equipment Distribution booth (Challenger Foyer).Manual wheelchairs and electric scooters are available ona first-come, first-served basis. Equipment can be rentedexclusively at IMPACT, on a daily basis for a fee. Manualwheelchairs are 600 baht per day, scooters are 1050 bahtper day (cash only). Rented wheelchairs and scooters arefor use only at IMPACT and will not be transported viathe shuttle system.Registrants who require reasonable accommodations fortheir physical needs had an opportunity to indicate theirneeds when registering for the convention. Registrantswith new information about physical needs should call theConvention Office (Jupiter 14; +66.2.833.4229).For transportation information, see the transportationguide included in your registration materials and visit theTransportation Information booth (Challenger 2 Foyer;+66.2.833.4144). 57
  • Offices The following offices are staffed Friday-Wednesday, 4-9 May, 08:00-18:00: Convention Office If you’re not sure which staff member, booth, or office can help you, go to the Convention Office (Jupiter 14; +66.2.833.4229). If you’re interested in a specific Rotary function or event during the convention, please visit the appropriate booth or office and consult the staff member on duty. General Secretary’s Office Unless needed elsewhere for a brief period, a staff person at the General Secretary’s Office (Jupiter 3) will be available to offer assistance. Rotary Senior Leadership Offices The Rotary Senior Leadership Offices (Jupiter 8) include the offices of the president, president-elect, president- nominee, and their aides. The Rotary Foundation Senior Leadership Offices (Jupiter 12 & 13) include, respectively, the offices of the Trustee chair and Trustee chair-elect. Please contact these offices to make an appointment toGeneral Information meet with any of the Rotary leaders. A staff person will be available to offer assistance. Plenary Session Seating Plenary sessions will be held in Challenger Halls 1 & 2. Seating and access to all plenary sessions is first-come, first-served, except in designated reserved seating areas. Although most plenary session seating is open, special sections are reserved for the following people: RI president, president-elect, and president-nominee, and their spouses and families; past, present, and incoming RI directors, and their spouses or guests; past, present, and incoming trustees and their spouses or guests; past RI presidents and their spouses or guests; present and past general secretaries and their spouses or guests; aides to the RI president, president-elect, president-nominee, Rotary Foundation Trustee chair, Rotary Foundation Trustee chair-elect and their spouses or guests; officers of Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland and their spouses or guests; 2012 and 2013 RI Convention Committee members and their spouses or guests; 2012 Bangkok Convention Promotion Committee members and their spouses or guests; Arch C. Klumph Society members and their spouses or guests; credentialed media (external and Rotary media); people with special needs; and designated sergeants-at-arms. 58
  • Seating will also be reserved for voting delegates dulycertified by the Credentials Committee during the fourthplenary session only. Sergeants-at-arms are able to assistwith locating a reserved seating section.Professional Code of ConductRotary International is committed to maintaining anenvironment that promotes courtesy, dignity, and respect.The spirit of collegiality brings out the best in us, whichcontributes directly to our overall success. Attendees,volunteers, vendors, and others who interact with Rotarystaff are expected to conduct themselves in a professionaland cooperative manner.Specifically, Rotary employees supporting the conventionhave the right to (and Rotary International has the duty toensure) an environment free of• Inappropriate language (including the use of profanity and similarly offensive expressions)• Inappropriate physical contact (including shoving or striking another person with the intent to threaten, intimidate, or harm)• Verbal abuse (including comments or jokes that threaten, degrade, demean, ridicule, or belittle)• Unwelcome advances (including suggestive comments, General Information gestures, innuendos, contact, etc.)Rotary International takes allegations of code-of-conductviolations seriously. Individuals who believe their rightshave been violated are strongly encouraged to report theincidents to the Rotary management team.Registration InformationYou will receive the following items in the RegistrationServices Area (4-7 May: Halls 5 & 6; 8-9 May: Challenger2 Foyer):• Your name badge (programmed to include any previously purchased tickets to RI-ticketed events and your opening plenary session seating assignment)• Closing plenary session seating ticket• Program book• Transportation guide• A voucher for a complimentary delegate bag (one per registrant, while supplies last)Individuals registered for the Youth Exchange Officers orRotaract Preconvention Meetings, Rotary World PeaceSymposium, or the International Institute can also obtaintheir registration materials at that location. 59
  • Registration Badges All participants will be issued “smart card” name badges that will replace the paper badges, tickets, and stickers used in the past. There are multiple benefits to using this badge system, including a streamlined registration process and a more secure meeting environment. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions: How do I use it? At the various entrance points, either scan your badge by waving it in front of the stationary card reader or lift your badge up to the hand-held reader (similar in appearance to a cellular phone) to gain entry. It is a two-second process. Will it compromise my privacy? Rotary International complies with international data privacy standards to ensure that the sensitive and confidential information collected is safeguarded. Name badges do not contain or provide access to sensitive or confidential information. Are there any health risks associated with smart cards?General Information Smart cards use the low end of the electromagnetic spectrum. The waves coming from readers are no more dangerous than the waves emitted by your car radio. On-Site Ticket Sales If you did not purchase tickets in advance and would like to check availability, please visit the following booths: • RI Ticket Sales (4-7 May: Halls 5 & 6; 8-9 May: Challenger 2 Foyer) • Host Ticket Sales (4-7 May: Halls 5 & 6; 8-9 May: Challenger 2 Foyer) • Bangkok Tours (Host Sightseeing Tours Information booth, Challenger Foyer) RI-ticketed events: If tickets are available, convention registrants may purchase a number of tickets equal to the number of convention registrants listed on their record. Tickets for RI meal events may become available at the last minute due to no-shows; these tickets will be sold at the RI Ticket Sales booth about one hour before the event. There will be no ticket sales at the door. RI ticket exchange: All RI ticket sales are considered final. While these tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable, RI recognizes that circumstances may prevent ticket holders from attending events. In the past, 60
  • paper tickets were easily traded between registrants, butthis exchange is no longer possible. RI will facilitate suchexchanges between registrants at the Badge Correctionbooth (4-7 May: Halls 5 & 6; 8-9 May: Challenger 2 Foyer).Both parties must be present at the time of the exchange,and any financial transactions must be conductedexclusively between the registrants. This notice appliesonly to RI luncheon tickets.Host-ticketed events: Convention registrants maypurchase tickets, upon availability, from the Host TicketSales booth (4-7 May: Halls 5 & 6; 8-9 May: Challenger 2Foyer). This year’s host events include:• “a boy and a TIGER”• Host Hospitality Night• Siam Niramit, Thailand’s Must-See Show• Bangkok Dinner CruiseDelegate BagsA participant bag is distributed to each conventionregistrant with registration materials. Vouchers may beredeemed at the Delegate Bag booth (4-7 May: Halls5 & 6; 8-9 May: Challenger 2 Foyer) — one bag perconvention registrant only, while supplies last.Registration & Security General InformationFor security purposes, all registrants must present photoidentification (driver’s license or passport) to obtain theirconvention badge. RI reserves the right to check photoidentification at any time during registrants’ attendanceat the convention. Random spot checks will be made tocompare badge information with photo identification.Badges that do not match photo identification will beconfiscated without refund, and violators will be ejected.RI reserves the right to inspect all purses and bags.Registrants may refuse inspection; RI reserves the right toprevent entry.Safety & SecurityBangkok is welcoming to visitors from around the world,and all experienced travelers know that regardless oflocation, tourists should exercise caution:• Stay alert. Show strong, confident body language, and make eye contact.• Keep your wallet or purse in hard-to-reach spots. Men should carry their wallets in a front pants pocket or inside suit pocket. Women should bury their wallets deep inside their purses and wear or hold their purses in front, covered with their hands.• Carry only what you need. Do not carry all credit cards, Social Security cards, passports, and key identification at the same time in the same wallet or purse. 61
  • • Remove your convention badge and place it in a secure pocket or bag when you leave the convention venue. (Wearing your badge in public can make you an easy target for pickpockets.) If you are using the RI shuttle bus service or public transportation, keep your badge within easy reach to show it when boarding. • Be aware of your surroundings and exercise caution near banks, ATMs, and train and bus stations. • Leave your delegate bag in your hotel room, and use a generic bag during your stay. Airport Bangkok International Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) Phone: +66.2.132.1888 www.bangkokairportonline.com First Aid/Emergencies Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) are available at the medical offices (Challenger Atrium 2). If you need medical attention, please report to this location. If you need immediate medical assistance and cannot get to the medical room, contact any of the following people: • Sergeants-at-arms (identified by a yellow or red vest) • Venue security staff member • RI staff member (identified by a red badge ribbon or aGeneral Information blue “RI Staff” shirt) • For medical, safety, and security emergencies, or police assistance, call the Tourist Police at 1155. Be prepared to identify your location. National Emergency Numbers Tourist Police (English-speaking operators) 1155 Police (general emergency call) 191 Ambulance and Rescue 1554 Fire 199 National Disaster Warning Centre 1860 Crime 1195 Medical Emergency 1669 Private Air Ambulance (Siam Air Care) 02 586 7654 Clinics and Pharmacies There is a Boots Pharmacy inside IMPACT adjacent to the KFC restaurant and directly across from Starbucks. RI and the 2012 Host Organization Committee do not hold responsibility or liability for any convention attendee’s personal injury or personal health during the attendee’s stay in Bangkok. Travel insurance is strongly recommended to cover emergency medical expenses, medical evacuation, and repatriation costs in case of injury or illness outside your home country, in addition to hotel and airline cancellation 62
  • penalties. Unless your health care provider confirmsthat you are covered while you are attending the RIConvention in Bangkok, it is reasonable to assume thatyou are not protected in case of medical emergency.Sergeants-at-ArmsSergeants-at-arms, a team of experienced Rotarians andtheir spouses, are stationed throughout the conventioncenter to answer questions and offer general assistance toRotarians. They are easily identified by their yellow or redvests.Attendees are asked to follow the direction of thesergeants-at-arms.Rotarians interested in serving as volunteer sergeants-at-arms must check in at the Sergeants-at-Arms volunteercheck-in desk (Challenger Foyer) to receive theirassignments and other information.Simultaneous InterpretationAll plenary sessions and most other meetings will beconducted in English. Check the event information inthis program to identify the languages that will be servedthrough simultaneous interpretation (SI) for each event. General Information indicates that simultaneous interpretation will beprovided during that event.During plenary sessions, simultaneous interpretationwill be available in French, Italian, Japanese, Korean,Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, andThai.SI radios are available at Challenger 2 Foyer, for purchaseat 150 baht each (cash only) during the following times:Friday, 4 May 08:00-17:00Saturday, 5 May 08:00-18:00Sunday, 6 May 08:00-17:00Monday, 7 May 08:00-18:00Tuesday, 8 May 08:00-18:00Wednesday, 9 May 08:00-19:00SmokingSmoking is prohibited at the convention.Social MediaTweet about the convention at @rotary #ricon12, or checkout the convention tab at www.facebook.com/rotary. Yourfellow Rotarians look forward to hearing from you! 63
  • Transportation For all transportation-related information, including the RI shuttle bus schedule, disabled transfer services, public transportation, routes, schedules, and special events, consult the transportation guide you received with your registration materials. For general transportation questions, please consult the Transportation Information booth (Challenger 2 Foyer; +66.2.833.4144). Video Screening Room Room: Sapphire 108 Hours: Saturday 15:00-18:00 Sunday 09:00-17:00 Monday, Tuesday 09:00-13:00 Wednesday 09:00-11:00 15:00-18:00 Stop by for a chance to rest your feet and view some of the powerful videos produced by Rotary International. You’ll see moving stories on many topics, including polio eradication, Rotary in India, disaster relief, literacy, and Rotary’s strategic partnerships. All of the videos shown are available online, so you’ll be able to share them withGeneral Information your club and use them in its outreach efforts. Seating is limited. Visuals & Music Due to copyright laws, RI is unable to release or make available any of the photos or music used during the plenary sessions, including any shown or played during the flag ceremony or speech presentations. The Flags of Rotary PowerPoint CD (flags of the countries and geographical areas with current Rotary membership) and the 2012 Convention Speeches DVD set can be purchased at the Rotary Bookstore in the House of Friendship or ordered at shop.rotary.org. Voting Delegates & Procedures If you are a club delegate or proxy, you must present your credential certificate at the Voting Credentials booth (4-7 May: Halls 5 & 6; 8-9 May: Challenger 2 Foyer). The Credentials Committee will validate certificates and distribute voting cards and delegate buttons. Voting delegates are asked to sit in the voting delegate reserved seating section during the fourth plenary session on Wednesday, 9 May. 64
  • Par t 4UnofficialAffiliate Events
  • General Unofficial Affiliate Events These events are not organized by RI and are not served by RI shuttle buses. Some of these events are invitation- only. All events are located in the local venues listed. Events marked with an asterisk (*) will have tickets for sale at the door. Saturday, 5 May Time Event Location 11:30-13:00 Food Plant Solutions Sapphire 111, Rotarian Action Group IMPACT Meeting including Annual General Meeting Contact: Buz Green; buzgreen@bigpond.net.au 13:30-15:30 International Travel and Sapphire 111, Hosting Fellowship Board IMPACT of Directors Meeting Contact: Phil Komornik; pskomorn@aol.com 16:00-18:00 Beyond History: Rotary’s Sapphire 112, Accomplishments IMPACT Contact: Jack M. Selway; rghfceo@gmail.com 16:00-18:00 Regal Eagles Reunion Bistro de Champagne,Unofficial Affiliate Events IMPACT Contact: Gary Huang, C.T. Liu; ct.liu6363@gmail.com 16:00-18:00 Training Leader Alliance Terrazza Reception Restaurant, IMPACT Contact: Ken Morgan; morgangk@juno.com 16:30-19:00 HOC Chairs Reunion Reception Room 1, IMPACT Contact: Chillika Tirakuakulwong (Dang); dang_impaq@yahoo.com 17:00-19:00 Youth Exchange Manorah Reception Restaurant, IMPACT Contact: Chairat Prasertlum; chairat3350@thelfer.com 66
  • Sunday, 6 MayTime Event Location06:45-08:45 New Zealand-Australia Jamjuree Breakfast Ballroom, Pathumwan Princess HotelContact: Ian Holyoake; ianholyoake@xtra.co.nz08:00-10:00 Meeting of Rotarian Sapphire 111, Action Group Chairs IMPACTContact: Will Files; cetm@maine.rr.com08:00-10:00 Water and Sanitation Sapphire 112, Rotarian Action Group IMPACT Annual General MeetingContact: Virginia Ryan; vrspringlake@yahoo.com13:00-14:00 Annual Meeting Update Sapphire 111, for the Rotarian Action IMPACT Group for DiabetesContact: Wayne Edwards; cwayneedwards@embarqmail.com13:00-14:00 Captain Carlos Crew Sapphire 112, Reunion – Rotary 2000 IMPACTContact: Torben Bech; bech@intercon.dk14:30-15:30 Rotarian Singles Sapphire 111, Fellowship Annual IMPACT General MeetingContact: Madhumita Bishnu; m_bishnu@yahoo.com Unofficial Affiliate Events14:30-15:30 Clinical Meeting: Sapphire 112, A Calmed, Strategic IMPACT Approach to Maternal Mortality ReductionContact: Himansu Basu; drhbasumd@gmail.com18:00-22:00 Zones 25/26 Thousand Embassy Garden, Smiles Reception Royal Orchid Sheraton HotelContact: Rod Belton; rod.belton@zone2526.org18:30-22:30 Russian Party for Friends Bistro de of Rotary in Russia* Champagne, IMPACTContact: Robert Walton; rewalton@msn.com19:30-21:00 Reception of Centennial Lobby Bar, Governors – Late Glenn Shangri-La Hotel Estess*Contact: Ken Morgan; morgangk@juno.com 67
  • Time Event Location 19:45-22:00 Zones 30 & 31 Royal Chao Heart of America Phraya Cruise Boat from River City Pier 1, next to Royal Orchid Sheraton, at back of River City Mall Contact: Larry Lunsford; larrylunsford@bradv.com 20:00-22:00 Zones 33 & 34 Southland Grand Chao Reception Phraya Cruise Boat from Ramada Plaza Manam Hotel Pier Contact: Lee Phares; leephares@earthlink.net Monday, 7 May Time Event Location 07:00-09:00 2012 Asia Breakfast Royal Jubilee Ballroom, IMPACT Contact: Jackson San-Lien Hsieh; jacksonslhsieh@gmail.com 07:00-09:00 The Korea Rotary Ballroom 1-2, Breakfast Meeting Shangri-La Hotel Contact: Soon Pyo Chyun; ciy74@hotmail.com 08:00-09:30 Fellowship of Rotarian Sapphire 111,Unofficial Affiliate Events Magicians Annual IMPACT Meeting Contact: Jim Lang; jim@imaginationworks.net 08:00-10:00 Philippine Breakfast* Hall 8, IMPACT Center Contact: Danilo Espinosa; pdg.espinosa@gmail.com 12:30-13:30 International Fellowship Sapphire 111, of Rotarians of Amateur IMPACT Radio Annual General Meeting Contact: Pertti Kause; pikause@yahoo.co.uk 12:30-13:30 RAGDV and Future Vision: Sapphire 112, Where & How Can We IMPACT Best Fit In and Help? Contact: Richard Churchman; toothxprt@aol.com 14:00-15:30 Authors and Writers Sapphire 111, Annual General Meeting IMPACT Contact: Barbara Fisk; befisk@tpiqualitytravel.ca 14:00-15:30 Fellowship of Rotarian Sapphire 112, Doctors Annual General IMPACT Meeting Contact: John Philip; johnphilip@btconnect.com 68
  • Time Event Location16:00-18:00 Annual Meeting of Sapphire 111, LITRAG IMPACTContact: J. Barry Smith; barry@pseinc.net16:00-18:00 International Fellowship Sapphire 112, of Rotarian Musicians IMPACT General Membership MeetingContact: Lee Denlinger; chair@ifrm.org16:15-17:30 2009-10 District Governor Manorah Reunion Restaurant, IMPACTContact: Chairat Prasertlum; chairat3350@thelfer.com16:30-18:00 2008-09 District Governor Hall 8, IMPACT Alumni Reunion*Contact: Dr. Krai Tungsanga; krai@iec-thailand.com16:45-19:00 South Asia Reception* Banquet Hall, Shangri-La HotelContact: Yash Pal Das; yashpaldas@yahoo.com17:00-18:30 Reunion of District Terrazza Governors and Club Restaurant, Presidents of Year IMPACT 2002‑03 with PRIP Bhichai Rattakul*Contact: Sam Movva; sammovva@yahoo.com Unofficial Affiliate Events18:30-22:30 German-Speaking Supatha House Meeting Bangkok RestaurantContact: Joachim Bekedorf; joachim.bekedorf@extragoe.deTuesday, 8 MayTime Event Location08:00-09:00 Convention Goers Sapphire 111, Fellowship Annual IMPACT MeetingContact: Harriett Schloer; in2dtp@gmail.com08:00-09:00 International Yachting Sapphire 112, Fellowship of Rotarians IMPACT Annual Business MeetingContact: Jeff Kasper; conventions@iyfr.net12:00-13:30 General Meeting of the Sapphire 111, Rotarian Action Group for IMPACT the Alleviation of Hunger & MalnutritionContact: Barbara Feder; barbfeder@gmail.com 69
  • Time Event Location 12:00-13:30 Rotarians for Fighting Sapphire 112, AIDS: A Rotarian Action IMPACT Group, Annual Meeting Contact: Michael K. McGovern; cetm@maine.rr.com 14:00-15:30 Fellowships Annual Sapphire 111, General Meeting IMPACT Contact: 14:00-15:30 Rotarians on Social Sapphire 112, Networks Fellowship IMPACT Annual General Meeting Contact: Augustine “Guz” Goh; guzgoh@yahoo.com 16:00-18:00 Rotarian Action Group Sapphire 111, for Microcredit Annual IMPACT General Meeting Contact: Mary Coward; marycoward@shaw.ca 16:00-18:00 Rotarian Action Group Sapphire 112, for Population Growth & IMPACT Sustainable Development Annual General Meeting Contact: Lori Arnold; larnold@rifpd.org Wednesday, 9 May Time Event Location 07:15-08:45 Rotary Leadership Foyer RoyalUnofficial Affiliate Events Institute Breakfast Jubilee Ballroom, IMPACT Contact: Michael Rabasca; m.rabasca@comcast.com 08:00-09:00 Rotarian Action Group Sapphire 111, for Blindness Prevention IMPACT Annual Meeting Contact: Harriett Schloer; in2dtp@gmail.com 12:00-13:30 Can We Use Social Sapphire 112, Networks to Work for IMPACT Rotary? Contact: Augustine “Guz” Goh; guzgoh@yahoo.com 12:00-13:30 Rotarians Eliminating Sapphire 111, Malaria: A Rotarian Action IMPACT Group General Meeting and Annual General Meeting Contact: Brian A.E. Stoyel; brian@stoyel.co.uk 14:00-15:30 Rotarian Action Group of Sapphire 111, MS Awareness (RAGMSA) IMPACT Contact: Martin Taurins; taurins3@vegas.com.au 70
  • Time Event Location14:00-15:30 International Fellowship Sapphire 112, of Scouting Rotarians IMPACT Annual General MeetingContact: Brian Thiessen; bdtalamo@pacbell.net Unofficial Affiliate Events 71
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