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Mark Maloney – Rotary International President’s Column

Mark Maloney – Rotary International President’s Column

Rotary International President looks ahead to the 2020 Rotary Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Aloha Rotary! There is no experience quite like attending the Rotary International Convention. Discover the true spirit of aloha and Rotary with your family, friends, and fellow Rotarians from June 6th to 10th in Honolulu.

It is the perfect setting for the entire family of Rotary to celebrate, collaborate, and connect.

The convention is the best place to find and share your aloha, which you will soon discover is much more than a greeting.

Just as Rotary is a way of life for Rotarians, aloha is a way of life for Hawaiians — one that focuses on living in harmony, being patient, treating everyone with respect, and sharing joy with your family, or ‘ohana.

Our host committee has arranged some fabulous events for you and your family.

This includes a Hawaiian Culture and Lunch Boat Cruise, a two-hour tour that will feature spectacular views of Diamond Head, Waikiki, and the Kahala Gold Coast. On board, you can learn to play the ukulele, take part in hula dancing, and create your own Hawaiian flower lei.

Our 2020 convention will also be a time to celebrate Rotary’s historical ties to the United Nations. June 2020 will mark the 75th anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Charter.

On the day before the start of the convention, Rotary and the UN will host our fifth joint event of 2019-20, one focused on environmental sustainability.

In addition, we are planning the greenest convention in Rotary history — and I will share more details about this in the months ahead.

But now, go to and click the ‘register’ button right below the Honolulu Hawaii 2020 logo.

Early registration discount pricing ends December 15th, so do not delay.

Rotary Connects the World in no better way than at the Rotary Convention. Bring your family to meet our family.

See you in Honolulu!

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