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February 8, 2017

Going to Atlanta?
Here’s Your Chance to be Part of the Action
The Toronto 2018 HOC will be having a huge presence at this year’s Rotary International Convention in Atlanta running from June 10th to 14th.
This will be our chance to really create excitement around Toronto 2018 and to get as many folks as possible to sign up for both the convention and the HOC ticketed events.
If you are going to Atlanta, we want your help. Please consider giving us a couple of hours of your time to be an Ambassador at the Toronto 2018 Booth in the Atlanta House of Friendship.
Orientation and training will be provided. Even if your experience with Toronto and Rotary Conventions is limited, we will get you up to speed in no time.
Plus, if you volunteer you will be getting a fantastic Toronto 2018 HOC Polo Shirt and if you sign up to work on shifts involving two or more days, you will get 2 shirts!
Please go to www.rotary2018.org and fill in your request to volunteer.
Thanks so much,
Michele Guy & Michael Cooksey
Co-Chairs Toronto 2018 HOC
            Toronto 2018 Rotary International Convention Host Committee
November 24, 2016
November 2016 update on the Toronto 2018 Rotary International Convention http://www.rotary2018.org
Excitement is building among Rotarians in the Districts Hosting the 2018 Rotary International Convention (6330, 7010, 7040, 7070, 7080 and 7090). People are asking how they can help out. Clubs are asking if they can participate in Home Hosting. Folks are coming up with all types of entertainment and speaker suggestions. Others want to register and get their hotel accommodations lined up.
It is absolutely fantastic to see this level of interest this far out and we are frankly over joyed with everyone’s enthusiasm.
Toronto 2018 will indeed need a lot of support both with Rotarians registering and attending the convention and also by becoming Ambassadors (Volunteers) at the convention itself.
Right now the Toronto 2018 Host Organizing Committee (HOC) work is still somewhat in the background as we let the Atlanta 2017 Convention build to be a great Rotary International Convention. Highly visible Toronto 2018 elements such as Registration, Hotels, Announcing Speakers, Entertainment and Events will only go live in Atlanta this coming June.
Right now we are putting together the last pieces for our Volunteer Registry system which will allow any and all of the Rotarians in the Hosting Districts to volunteer to help out the Toronto 2018 Convention. Whether it be working on a committee in your area of expertise, acting as an Ambassador welcoming folks to Toronto or being an HOC Venue Ambassador you will be needed. All you will have to do is go to the rotary2018.org website and enter you information to become part Toronto 2018. We will be announcing the launch of the Volunteer Registry as soon as it is up and running.
Sub-committees such as Home Hosting, House of Friendship, HOC Events and Entertainment are starting up and look forward to engaging more Rotarians in the Districts as they build their plans for 2018.
For those who are asking “What can I do now?” The best thing that you could do is register for Atlanta 2017, attend and talk up Toronto 2018 where attendees will find INSPIRATION AROUND EVERY CORNER.
Michele Guy & Michael Cooksey
Co-Chairs Toronto 2018 HOC
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