2011 Rotary International Convention, New Orleans, LA, USA

One PDG's Pictorial View & Review of R. I.'s 102nd Convention, by PDG Marlene Brown

Reception prior to the Rotary International Institute - New Orleans, Louisiana - followed by The Institute

2011 Opening Reception - R. I. Past President Frank Devlyn, Mexico

Opening Reception for Int'l Institute - R. I. Past Trustee, Carolyn Jones (center) with PDG Marlene Brown (right) and Rotarian friend from the far East (left)

Gloria Devlyn (left), Pakistani Rotarian, center, share ideas

The next day, R. I. President Ray Klinginsmith, opens the Institute

K.R. Ravindran, Sri Lanka - R. I. Board of Directors

Past R. I. Vice President Monty Audenart, Canada

Marlene w/ Ceilia Giay & Past R. I. President Luis Giay, Argentina

Anne L. Matthews, Columbia, South, Carolina, USA (Rotary Trustee)

A round table event of Rotarians during the International Institute

Smiling for cameraman Earl Lewis, Rotary eClub NY1

After the session, Earl & Marlene enjoy a brew in the Riverwalk

Heading out of the hotel, standing by the "New Orleans trumpeter"

Harrah's right around the corner from our hotel

The corner of famous Bourbon Street

Downtown that evening on famous Bourbon Street

inhabited by cool characters!

Enjoying a scrumptious New Orleans dinner

with the famous flambe served at our table

Back out on Bourbon Street, after dark

A unique street artist demostrates his talent

The greeter at a door takes time out for a photo

Nightime falls on the hotel as we return

Day 2 of the Rotary International Institute - New Orleans, LA - and the opening of the Convention Plenary Session

The logo of The 2011 Rotary International Institute

The 2nd day of the 2011 Rotary International Institute - Presidential nominee Sakuji Tanaka of Japan

2011-12 R. I. Present Kalyan Banerjee, RCVapi, Gujarat, India,

Elizabeth S. Demaray, incoming R. I. Director from Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

The next morning, Jazz abounds at the 2011 New Orleans Rotary Convention

The King Trio entertains at the 2011 Rotary Convention

The fabulous International Parade of Flags

Past R. I. Presidents & their wives take the stage

2010-11 R. I. President Ray Klinginsmith & the familiar Cowboy song!

President-elect Tanaka & his wife introduced at the Convention

Incoming Board of Trustee member Elizabeth Demaray & husband Ken, introduced to attendees at Convention

New R. I. General Secretary John Hewko & wife are introduced

A view of the Mississippi River from the concierge level of our hotel, where the Russian Rotary group skyped to their Club!

Back at our hotel's concierge level, a view of the Mississippi River out the window

Freight boats continue thru their multiple daily journeys through the muddy Mississippi

Rotary eClub members, L- President Robert Walton, C-Secretary Marlene Brown, R-Treasurer Earl Lewis meet up there

A member of the Russia-Rotary delegation & PRIP Frank Devlyn join in

The Rotary Russian group Skypes a meeting back to their Club in Russia

A visit to a local restaurant on the River & The Green Jacket PDG's dinner w/RIPP Wilf Wilkinson

A view of our hotel from the Riverwalk

Marlene & Earl head out to a riverside restaurant

Served lobster & a pot of seafood by the Mississippi!

Members of the 2007-08 Rotary Governors class, join in a special event with their R. I. President, Wilf Wilkinson

Also in attendance was the 2007-08 Vice President, Michael McGovern, second from left

A bus tour of New Orleans, including the hurricane devestated 9th Ward & the rebuilding

We took a bus tour of New Orleans, above the famous dome that came down during the hurricane

Some beautiful homes in parts of New Orleans

Horse & carriage rides abound in the downtown area

A downtown park in New Orleans

With a neat little train ride

The famous New Orleans cemetary was a stop on the tour

Marlene caught up on text messages, while Earl walked with the tour, L.

The famous levy that overflowed, devastating the 9th Ward

The devastation that occurred in the 9th Ward is hard to view

Many homes are still not repaired or livable

Numbers & letters mark the properties; Right - the lot where our bus drivers home was. They swam to safety.

The Mississippi is still close to the shoreline

The indominatable Fats Domino came in & renovated his home!

The Brad Pitt Foundation is building several new houses down there, all with solar panel roofs

Near one house, girls boarded the bus to sell home made cookies

And the rebuilding of New Orleans 9th Ward continues

The Major Donors Dinner in a unique setting! & The US-Russian Committee Party, the House of Friendship banner exchanging, and the final Plenary for this year's Rotary International Conference.

The Major Donors Dinner held in the area where the floats are made!

Meandering through beautifully & intrically designed floats

The Major Donors at dinner reception

Strange guests wander throughout!

Rotary eClub Members Marlene, right, with Robert Walton, center, and a member of the Russian Rotary Group

Irvin Mayfield and his septet entertained the attendees

Rotary eClub members Marlene & Earl enjoying

along with Rotary eClub memer Robert & his Russian friend

A jazz band supplied music

And the chefs provided scrumptious New Orleans food

Reception with the U.S.-Russia Intercountry Committee

eClub members Robert (in cap) & Earl enjoy the Russian Reception

The fun of exhanging Club banners in the House of Friendship

Earl Lewis, Rotary eClub NY1, USA, exchanging banners

Bill Gates, the Gates Foundation, inspired the crowd with his ongoing support of Polio Eradication

2010-11 R. I. Present Ray Klinginsmith, Missouri, USA, prepares to end his year at the helm

and 2011-12 R. I. Present Kalyan Banerjee. from the Rotary Club of Vapi, Gujarat, India, prepares to take over.

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