I treasured the opportunity to attend the Rotary International Convention “Imagine” in Melbourne, Australia in May 2023. It was a tremendous learning experience and such an honor to represent our club throughout this beautifully-orchestrated event! The host committee did an outstanding job of organizing all aspects of the convention. From the inspiring General Sessions to transportation between the Rod Laver Arena and the Melbourne Convention Center to the engaging breakout sessions, the House of Friendship, the luncheon for Presidents Elect, it was all simply amazing! One of the most moving experiences was at the beginning of the first General Session, when 300+ flags from countries throughout the world were paraded throughout the arena. An important illustration of how Rotary’s important mission reaches all corners of our world and unites us as we respond to countless humanitarian efforts. Thank you for the opportunity to represent the Richardson East Rotary Club! 
Warmest regards, 
Laurie Garvie
RERC President 2023/2024