Rotary International Convention

Rotary International Convention 2009

Information for District 5240 Rotarians about Registration, Housing, Event Ticketing Process

British Rotarians created a colorful user-friendly website!

Find complete registration, reservation, ticket order forms at

First Step:

Register for the Convention, select RI Ticketed Events.

This is the first link from When you click "Register Now" you will go to to log in if you are currently registered for Member Access on the RI website. If not, read the Member Access information and follow instructions.

Once you are registered for Member Access, you can log in to Member Access at When your record comes up, look in the left-hand navigation bar for the information and services you can access, including online registration for the RI Convention in Birmingham. Your Rotary information on record at RI will appear in the relevant fields of the Convention registration page.

See the website for brief descriptions of RI receptions and luncheons. There are special-interest pre-Convention meetings that may interest you, but read the notes defining who can attend.

In registering for the Convention, you can also order tickets for "RI Ticketed Events" as illustrated in the next paragraph. There is another link to order "Host Committee Ticketed Events." See Step Three.

Here is an illustration of the costs for a couple registering for the Convention and ordering tickets (on the registration form) for the "RI Ticketed Events" recommended for 2009-10 Presidents-Elect:


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Rotarian $ 330 until March 31, $380 thereafter

Spouse, Guest (age 19 or over) $ 330 Reduced rates for children, Exchange, Interact

RI Ticketed Events

recommended for 2009-10 Presidents (and others interested)

Paul Harris Fellows "Tea" (2 @ $25) $ 50 (Sunday, June 21)

President-Elect Luncheon (2 @ $60) $ 90 (Tuesday, June 23)

Second Step:

Reserve your hotel room

This is the second link from the home page at It offers hotels in different price ranges through their central online booking process. Only hotels that are available will appear on the screen. You can also download a form and mail or fax it, but the online form will confirm in real time. You can also book non-RI hotels through hotel chains and sites like If you do, try to stay in a hotel near the Rotary hotels so you can use the RI Convention shuttle buses.

Third Step:

Order Host Committee Ticketed Events

This is the third link from the home page at There is a schedule, colorful descriptions of the events, ticket prices, and an online shopping cart. Some of the events have changed since the booklet was printed so double-check online.


2009 Rotary International Convention

Major Events and Activities at a Glance

Saturday 20th June 2009

Saturday 10:00-10:30. Parade by countries (national costumes suggested) around the National Exhibition Center lake to the Victorian-themed House of Friendship and official opening ceremony in Hall 5.

Saturday 2:00-3:00. Interfaith Service at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), with the Rotary World Choir conducted by our own PDG Chungsam Doh and including many D5240 participants.

Saturday 4:00-6:00. Far West Welcome Reception. Location TBA.

Saturday Evening. "Concert of Concerts" with the Birmingham Symphony and dazzling mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins at the National Indoor Arena. Your HOC ticket includes transportation from the NEC.

Sunday 21st June 2009

Opening Plenary Sessions with flag ceremony, keynote address by President Dong Kurn Lee and entertainment from Korea and from London West End shows!

Sunday Evening. A Mediaeval Spectacular at Warwick Castle. Castle tours, jousting, trebuchet demonstration, medieval exhibitions, and food. Your Host ticket includes transportation from the NEC.

Monday 22nd June 2009

Monday Morning. Following Country-Region-Zone breakfasts, the Second Plenary Session features prominent speakers TBA, and afternoon specialized workshops.

Monday Evening. Home Hospitality by Rotarians in neighboring towns and shires.

Tuesday 23rd June 2009

Following the Third Plenary Session, explore Birmingham City (more canals than Venice!), with colorful shops, restaurants, and specialty museums.

Tuesday Evening. Book one of three world-class concerts: Birmingham Ballet at the Hippodrome; the Teorchy Welsh Male Voice Choir at the classical Town Hall; or an East Meets West revue of acts from many countries at Symphony Hall.

Wednesday 24th June 2009

Last Plenary Session with D5240's Deepa Willingham and Jane Goodall; Closing Ceremonies with British Military Bands.