RI Convention begins

Let the good times roll!

Michael L. Gill, of the Rotary Club of Franklinton, Louisiana, USA, and his wife, Betty, show their Mardi Gras spirit during the Sounds of the South Concert on 21 May at the 2011 RI Convention in New Orleans. Rotary Images/Alyce Henson

Thousands of Rotarians from around the world are celebrating Rotary at the RI Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Attendees enjoyed the first day of the House of Friendship.

Convention Kick Off – House of Friendship Opens from Rotary International on Vimeo.

Ride to End Polio.

Ride to End Polio from Rotary International on Vimeo.

Before the Convention started Rotaractors helped Habitat for Humanity build and renovate houses damaged by hurricane Katrina;

Rotaract Teams with Habitat for Humanity from Rotary International on Vimeo.

Also before the convention Rotary Youth Exchange students go house to house helping homeowners switch to energy-saving light bulbs. They must have got the idea from Coolamon when Past President Grahame Miles and our club did the same thing for Coolamon!

Youth Exchange Lights Up New Orleans from Rotary International on Vimeo.