Posted by B Bush
 
We had Fun at and around the Rotary International Convention!
 
With so many rotarians in town for the Rotary International Convention, North Atlanta Rotarians took the opportunity to meet up with old friends and make new ones.  Several of us volunteered to meet and greet fellow travelers at the airport directing them to their luggage, pointing out transportation options and where they could get their Convention badge right there at the airport.  Others spent time volunteering at various convention event venues around town, including a stint at the Braves Baseball Game on Thursday night and the NA Rotary Club co-sponsored Host Hospitality night in Decatur.  We also held our very own reunion/social at the Millen's house on Friday night where several past rotarians and GRSP students were able to attend.
 
Fellow Rotarian Chris Brand, CEO of FODAC with NARotarians Nathan Aberson and Joan McGowan visiting at the House of Friendship
 
PP Tore Knos at the Disaster Aid International booth, House of Friendship.  Tore is a Disaster Aid volunteer.
 
RI Convention Assembly: Bill Gates pledging to match Rotarian donations 2 to 1 over the next 3-years, up to $300,000!
 
Ashton Kutcher of the Thorne Foundation sharing insight into the Human Sex Trafficking issues that face all of us today.
Ashton is committed to finding ways to bring light to this issue and help stop Human Trafficking now.
 
   
NAR President Barbara with PDG Alicia Michael and the 1st female Rotarian/1st female Club President Sylvia Whitlock of California.
 
The World of Rotary in pictures out side the World of Coke
 
Greeters at the Airport - looking for fellow Rotarians
 
   
Outbound Youth Exchange student Nikki Aarts, Former GRSP students Anton Tyber and Stephen Turban with future Youth Exchange Student Ms Guan getting to know each other at the Club social!
 
 
 
Fellow rotarians Pat Thomas & Jim Barker enjoying the social.
 
 
PP Ralph Peeler, Julie Reising, and PP Ralph Sims enjoying the beautiful evening on the back porch at the Millen's
 
 
Past YES Sonia Pedersen from Argentina, Andrew Lovitt from Australian enjoying good conversation and local faire with new and old friends.
 
 
Cocktail hour at the Host Hospitality Night at Decatur Square and Historic Courthouse. Some of the guests went on small group tours of Historic Decatur while others stayed and socialized until dinner.  A nice mix of local rotarians and convention visitors in the crowd of 200.  A very successful event co-hosted with the City of Decatur and the Rotary Clubs of Decatur (lead), North Atlanta, Brookhaven, Dunwoody, and South DeKalb.
 
 
Decatur Rotary President Amy Nash making introductions with fellow Presidents Ceasar Gaiters (S. DeKalb) Barbara Bush (N Atlanta), Tina Philpots (Dunwoody) and Bonnie Hadarge (Brookhaven)