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RI President Bill Boyd visit to District 5100 March 23-24, 2007

New members [3 years and less] are STRONGLY ENCOURAGE to attend the special meeting with Bill Boyd at 11am Saturday at the
Kingstad Center in Beaverton.  All Rotarians are encouraged to attend the “Family of Rotary” Picnic at noon.

     Rotary International President W.B. (Bill) Boyd of New Zealand has been scheduled for a three-day visit to District 5100 in March that includes an informal meeting with new Rotarians, a family picnic and a special dinner with major Rotary Foundation donors and benefactors.
     The visitation is scheduled from Friday, March 23 through Sunday, March 25.
     Accompanied by his wife Lorna, Boyd’s itinerary also will include a stop at the Rotary Village at YMCA’s Camp Collins, a Rotary Centennial project.
     Highlight of the visit will be an informal discussion meeting at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24 at the Kingstad Conference Center in Beaverton with Rotarians with three years or less of Rotary experience.
     This will be followed by a “Family of Rotary” picnic at the Kingstad facility from noon  p.m. to 130 p.m.  2 p.m., an event open to all District 5100 Rotarians and their families. Theme of the box lunch picnic will be “A Look at the Second Century of Rotary.”
     Cost for the picnic will be $15 for Rotarians and guests, $7.50 for children under 12 and no charge for children three and under. There will be no cost for the informational meeting with new Rotarians.
     The Boyd visit also includes a strategy meeting with the District Leadership Team Friday evening and a special dinner Saturday night with major donors and benefactors at the DoubleTree Hotel at Lloyd Center.
     “The Beaverton events provide an opportunity for both new members and Rotary families to meet up close and personal with our international president,” says Past District Gov. Angelo Carella, chair of the special committee handling arrangements for Boyd’s visit. “He will discuss key Rotary programs underway to make for better communities and a better world.”
    Carella says he is expecting about 100-150 new members to meet with Boyd and is hopeful of an attendance of 300-400 for the picnic.
     Registration information is available from the District 5100 website at or calling the district office  503-620-8055 or emailing at
     “Of the many demands for his time, we are pleased that our international president has committed to see the work we are doing in our region,” Carella says.
 PDG Angelo Carella
 503-384-0250 (res) or 503-860-9991 (cell)


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