2014 Rotary Convention photo gallery

Always popular breakout sessions gave convention goers a chance to learn from experts on the topics they care most about. An audience member reacts during the Fighting Poverty through Education session, held 2 June.
Photo Credit: Rotary International/Alyce Henson
Renee Saunders, Senior Public Health Adviser for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Center for Global Health, Division of Global HIV/AIDS, spoke to convention goers at the 2014 Rotary International Convention in Sydney, Australia.
Photo Credit: Rotary International/Monika Lozinska
An audience member records the Fighting Poverty through Education breakout session.
Photo Credit: Rotary International/Alyce Henson
Felix Mollel, a member of the Maasai tribe, addresses the Fighting Poverty through Education breakout session.
Photo Credit: Rotary International/Alyce Henson
Attendees gather in the Billabong House of Friendship at the 2014 Rotary Convention in Sydney, Australia.
Photo Credit: Rotary International/Alyce Henson
RI President Ron Burton toasts the end of a successful convention at the close of the 2014 Rotary Convention in Sydney, Australia.
Photo Credit: Rotary International/Alyce Henson
Maya Ajmera, the 2013-14 Global Alumni Service to Humanity Award winner, gives her acceptance speech during the third plenary session on 3 June.
Photo Credit: Rotary International/Monika Lozinska
Sir Emeka Offor (second from right) and his special guests and polio survivors Manoj Soma, Anne Wafula Strike, and Gautam Lewis make the This Close sign before the third plenary session on 3 June.
Photo Credit: Rotary International/Alyce Henson
Sir Emeka Offor and RI President Ron Burton make the This Close sign at the third plenary session on 3 June at the 2014 Sydney Convention.
Photo Credit: Rotary International/Monika Lozinska
Participants in a flash mob dance on 2 June during the 2014 Sydney Convention.
Photo Credit: Rotary International/Alyce Henson
Participants in a flash mob dance on 2 June during the 2014 Sydney Convention.
Photo Credit: Rotary International/Alyce Henson
Mwila Chigaga, former Rotary Peace Fellow and senior regional gender specialist for the International Labour Organization, talks about gender equality in Africa at the third plenary session on 3 June.
Photo Credit: Rotary International/Monika Lozinska
Convention goers from Colombia put their hands in for a cheer at the House of Friendship.
Photo Credit: Rotary International/Monika Lozinska
Nigerian Rotary members enjoy a moment at the House of Friendship during the 2014 Sydney Convention.
Photo Credit: Rotary International/Alyce Henson
Tommy Spaulding, best-selling author and former Rotary Scholar, speaks during the second plenary session on 2 June.
Photo Credit: Rotary International/Monika Lozinska
Susan Wakefield, of the Rotary Club of Lower Blue Mountains, dances to "My Girl" with popular Australian music group Human Nature during the opening session on 1 June.
Photo Credit: Rotary International/Alyce Henson
Brett Lee (right), Australian cricketer and founder of the Mewsic Foundation, talks to radio host Jason Morrison during the second plenary session on 2 June.
Photo Credit: Rotary International/Monika Lozinska
Indian Rotary members leave the House of Friendship during the 2014 Sydney Convention.
Photo Credit: Rotary International/Alyce Henson
Professor Martin Silink, past president of the International Diabetes Federation and member of the Rotary Club of Lane Cove, tells the story of his successful effort to make diabetes an official United Nations Day.
Convention Chair Mark Maloney brought Youth Exchange students on stage to help him with a traditional Australian chant at the second plenary session on 2 June.
Photo Credit: Rotary International/Monika Lozinska
The Australian flag is presented at 2014 Rotary Convention in Sydney.
Photo Credit: Rotary International/Alyce Henson
Premier of New South Wales Mike Baird addresses attendees during the opening plenary session on 1 June.
Photo Credit: Rotary International/Monika Lozinska
Youth Exchange students from Australia and New Zealand take a ride on one of Sydney Olympic Park’s trolleys.
Photo Credit: Rotary International/Monika Lozinska
Attendees cheer during the opening plenary session on 1 June at the Allphones Arena in Sydney Olympic Park.
Photo Credit: Rotary International/Alyce Henson
RI President Ron Burton takes a seat in Craig Alford’s “Hustler Super Z” lawnmower.
Photo Credit: Rotary International/Monika Lozinska
Craig Alford, member of the Rotary Club of Armadale, Australia, finishes his cross-country lawnmower ride at Sydney Olympic Park. Alford traveled from Perth to Sydney (2,800 kilometers) raising awareness for Rotary’s End Polio Now campaign.
Photo Credit: Rotary International/Monika Lozinska
The flag of Myanmar is the newest addition to Rotary’s flag ceremony.
Photo Credit: Rotary International/Alyce Henson
Participants at the New Generations Celebration pose for a picture during a session break.
Photo Credit: Rotary International/Monika Lozinska
Rotaractor Yu-Che Chen from Taiwan looks on during the New Generation Celebration on 31 May in Sydney.
Photo Credit: Rotary International/Monika Lozinska
Polio eradication supporters took to Sydney Olympic Park on 31 May for the End Polio Now 3K Walk.
Photo Credit: Rotary International/Monika Lozinska
Rotary President Ron Burton and Jetta Burton (center) cut the ribbon for the opening of the House of Friendship, alongside Gay and Mark Maloney (left) and Barry Thompson (right).
Photo Credit: Rotary International/Alyce Henson
Uncle Max leads a smudging ceremony for the opening of the House of Friendship.
Photo Credit: Rotary International/Alyce Henson
George Kimathi, manager of AMREF's the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene program in Kenya, talks about collaborating with governments at the Rotary World Water Summit.
Photo Credit: Rotary International/Monika Lozinska
Past RI Vice President Tom Thorfinnson and Danielle Valiquette, chief international programs officer of ONE DROP, at the Rotary World Water Summit.
Photo Credit: Rotary International/Monika Lozinska
An End Polio Now Tall Ship is ready to set sail off the Sydney Harbor.
Photo Credit: Rotary International/Alyce Henson
Rotaractors make the “This Close” sign on the End Polio Now Tall Ship.
Photo Credit: Rotary International/Alyce Henson
Rotaract members gathered at Wanda Beach to help stabilize the dune system as part of the Caring for Our Country project organized by the Rotaract Preconvention 2014 committee.
Photo Credit: Rotary International/Alyce Henson
The Caring for Our Country project, a Rotaract Preconvention 2014 event, is helping to protect and rehabilitate the coastal dune systems in Sydney.
Photo Credit: Rotary International/Alyce Henson
Rotaract members connected with nature at Wanda Beach as part of the Caring for Our Country project, a Rotaract Preconvention 2014 event to protect and rehabilitate Sydney's coastal dune systems.
Photo Credit: Rotary International/Alyce Henson
During Friday's world record-breaking Sydney Harbour bridge climb, Rotary members raised enough money to protect 240,000 kids from polio.
Photo Credit: Rotary International/Alyce Henson
A total of 340 people waving 278 flags climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge to break two world records. But the biggest win of all was the money -- and awareness -- raised to help end polio.
Photo Credit: Rotary International/Alyce Henson

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