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2014-15 RI President Gary Huang and his wife Corinna Yao

ROTARY MEMBERS

RI President Gary C.K. Huang invites you to join him at the 2015 Rotary International Convention. Read the president’s welcome.

The São Paulo convention is the perfect venue to experience Rotary’s global impact and strengthen your commitment to creating positive change. Need more reasons to attend? You will:

  • Discover new ideas for service and find project partners at the booths in the House of Friendship.
  • Hear from some of the world’s leading experts on topics such as water, polio, and social media.
  • Develop leadership skills and connect with others who share your hobbies, your profession, or your humanitarian interests. Attend a special breakout session for incoming club presidents and the President-elect’s Leadership Luncheon, where you can exchange ideas with fellow leaders.
  • Enjoy the host events, designed to show you the best of São Paulo. Begin planning your Brazil vacation now with our city guides, maps, and itineraries.
  • Learn about the 2016 convention in Seoul, Korea, and be able to register on-site.
  • Did your club sponsor a Youth Exchange student, scholar, or Group Study Exchange in Brazil? Take this opportunity to reconnect.

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RI President Gary C.K. Huang

Dear fellow Rotarians:

Bem-vindo ao Brasil! Welcome to São Paulo, the site of the 106th Rotary International Convention, which will be held 6-9 June 2015. Corinna and Ihope you will join us so we can celebrate together the light your service has brought to the world this year, and for the future, as we make the commitment to Light Up Rotary.

São Paulo is the perfect venue for a Rotary convention because Brazil, like Rotary, reflects many different cultures and peoples who have made the country their home. The financial and creative hub of Brazil, this sprawling city boasts many expanses of parks and gardens, including the immense Parque Ibirapuera. The best way to experience São Paulo is to explore its diverse neighborhoods, from Vila Madalena, where you will find galleries, bookstores, and nonstop nightlife, to Higienópolis, known for its international cuisine.

São Paulo’s churrascarias, pizzarias, bakeries, and ethnic restaurants make the city the gastronomic capital of Brazil. Visit the indoor Mercado Municipal to sample tropical fruits and enjoy a freshly made mortadella sandwich or pastel de bacalhau, a deep fried cod fish turnover. Museums such as Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP), shopping centers such as Iguatemi and Morumbi, and the city’s architecture and public art will excite your mind and senses

With so much to do in São Paulo, you might forget that pristine beaches, such as Maresias and the island of Ilhabela, are just a few hours away. Adventure farther to visit breathtaking Rio de Janeiro and Iguaçu Falls, historic Salvador and the Northeast, Minas Gerais, Brasilia, Amazonas, and much more.

Come for the fellowship, come to learn and be inspired, and come to meet and share ideas with Rotary members and their guests. And you’re sure to experience samba, the Afro-Brazilian musical form that best defines Brazilian culture. So bring your dancing shoes and prepare to join in a very special carnival celebration!

Sincerely,
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Gary C.K. Huang
RI President, 2014-15

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