In June, Chiang Mai International Rotary Club's incoming President John Schorr (below, left) had the honor to represent the club at Rotary's International Convention in Toronto with a display in the House of Friendship where he made new friends and connected with old friends such as Gary and Linda Soles (below, right) from Canada. The conference had 25,000 attendees and welcomed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as a speaker. John reports much interest in our display, with many Rotarians asking for technical advice about implementing their own water safety program and some looking for an international program to support.
However, John had to miss his own installation as incoming club president on June 30th at the Empress Hotel in Chiang Mai because of his North American travels. 2019-2020 President-Elect Colin Jarvis (right) stood in his place at the city-wide installation ceremony as 2017-2018 Past President Jerry Nelson accepted well-deserved thanks (left, with outgoing District Governor Nithi). During the evening, we learned that CMI Rotary will be one of the three clubs entrusted with organizing next year's city-wide installation celebration.