Photos from the January 2016 Rotary International Convention in Seoul Korea – From Rotary International

Photos from the January 2016 Rotary International Convention in Seoul Korea – From Rotary International



Korean attendees participate in a technology lab session at the International Assembly on 21 January. In daily one-hour workshops, incoming district governors practice using Rotary’s online tools, such as Rotary Club Central and Rotary Showcase


Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair-elect Kalyan Banerjee introduces the Foundation goals for 2016-17, which include ending polio and strengthening members’ awareness and support of the Foundation. Foundation Trustees have set a target of $300 million in total giving for the year.


Nigerian district governor-elect Patrick Ijehon Ikheloa and his spouse,  Zainab, lead their delegation during the Grand March at the International Assembly on 19 January. Attendees dress in regional attire for the march to a banquet celebrating Rotary’s internationality and diversity.


Dr. Hamid Jafari (left), who is leaving his post as director of polio eradication at the World Health Organization on 1 February, introduces his successor, Michel Zaffran, at the International Assembly on 21 January. Jafari said, “You are in very safe and experienced hands. Zaffran will lead us  through the finish line.”


Mitty Chang, a member of the Rotary E-Club of Silicon Valley, California, USA, encourages incoming district governors to embrace innovation to make Rotary attractive to members of the millennial generation. Chang said his web design company, Candeavor, is offering to donate a website  home page template to every Rotary club in the world.


Caterina Becorpi, a 2013-15 Rotary Peace Fellow who studied at the University of Bradford, England, talks about her work in Africa and Haiti. “The Rotary Peace Fellowship put me back on track and provided me with the skills and network I needed to achieve my dream of becoming a catalyst of peace,” she said.