The 2016-17 Rotary Year, which begins on July 1, will have a distinctly American look to it.
The annual Rotary International Convention will be held in Atlanta, GA. The Rotary Foundation, which was created by an American — RI President Arch C. Klumpf, will celebrate its 100th birthday. And, an American will become RI president for the first time in many years.
The current issue of The Rotarian magazine, which should have reached your mailbox in recent days, is tracing a major chunk of Rotary history with a fascinating timeline on the Foundation and what it has accomplished over the decades; is providing a look ahead in its cover story on John Germ, the Tennessee Rotarian who will become president; and, is presenting a lot of other interesting articles, photos, and reports.