Hit Me Up in Houston! 
We’re just a few months away from the Rotary International Convention, which takes place June 4th-8th in Houston, Texas, USA.  If you’re going (or even interested), check out  the 2022 Rotary Convention Facebook event page for the latest news.

New breakout sessions added
More than 3,000 people responded to a survey in February about what kind of convention breakout sessions they’re interested in. As a result of their feedback, a number of sessions have been added, including ones focused on member engagement, service projects, and leadership skills. You can find highlights of the program on the breakout session page. More details about the breakout program will be available in May.

COVID-19 protocols
Rotary International will follow the recommendations for safe gatherings from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Anyone who is attending in person will need to either submit proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or provide a negative result from a COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before their arrival at the convention.  CDC travel guidelines can be found HERE.

Host Organization Committee events 
Don’t miss the unforgettable experiences awaiting you in Houston! Choose from music, magic, visits to world-class museums, a tour of the famed Space Center Houston, and more.

Visit houstonri2022.org to learn more about all these events and to purchase tickets.

Engage with Rotaract
Join us for the Rotaract Preconvention, 3-4 June, to meet Rotaract and Rotary leaders from around the world, learn more about how Rotaract members are taking action to make sustainable change, share tips and ideas, and gain valuable professional skills.

Register for the Rotaract Preconvention now.

We want you to know that, in response to questions and concerns raised by members world-wide, the Rotary International Board of Directors has confirmed that the 2022 Rotary International Convention will still be an in-person event in Houston, Texas, USA, 4-8 June.

In addition, the Board has determined that all participants, including Rotary International preconvention participants, must either be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (as defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) OR provide a negative result from a COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before their arrival at the convention.

Please, share this news with your Rotary community and invite a fellow member to attend this year’s convention with you. 

Thank you for your support, and we will see you in Houston!  
Register now at www.convention.rotary.org without worry!
*If for any reason the convention is cancelled, refunds will be granted.
Ben Bauer
District Governor Elect (2022-2023)