7th Annual Rotary in Russia Conference
The Seventh Annual Rotary in Russia Conference will be held in Sacramento, California, February 7-9, 2003. District 5030 hosted the Conference in Seattle in 2000. Those who took part found it an outstanding opportunity to connect with Rotarians in Russia and other countries, to share common interests, build relationships, and partner in service projects and international exchanges.
Geography and our Russian partnerships have provided District 5030 with a special role in working with Rotary in Russia. We have developed great ties with District 5010 (Alaska, Yukon, and Russia, east of the Urals), but there are five new districts, including Western Russia and other countries of the Former Soviet Union, and there is much for us and others to do to build cooperation with these districts.
Rotary has an important role in the transition to democracy and a market economy, by encouraging the concept of service above self and development of an ethical business culture. Rotary Clubs in the Former Soviet Union are intent on making a difference in their communities and warmly welcome the chance with other clubs in the Rotary world.
Please plan to attend the Sacramento conference if it fits with your schedule. The conference is only a month away, so please spread the information about the conference within your clubs. The web link for information on the conference is: www.rotary5180.org. Click on Rotary in Russia on the left hand side of the page.
Sow the Seeds of Love in Sacramento!