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For any questions, EMAIL AL RUVELSON or call him at 651/353-7910
February 17-18, 2012
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
International Goodwill Meeting is one of the world's oldest continuously operating Rotary International fellowship events. Now in its 87th year, International Goodwill Meeting is a celebration of the event that made Rotary "international." On November 3, 1910, the first Rotary Club meeting outside of the United States took place at the Y.M.C.A Building in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
The first International Goodwill Meeting was held February 23, 1925 at the Royal Alexandra Hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with 11 American clubs and 7 Canadian Rotary Clubs participating. The speaker at the first International Goodwill Meeting was Past International President, Dr. Leslie Pidgeon.
Presently, the 10 Rotary Clubs of Winnipeg, in cooperation with participating Rotary Districts 5550, 5580, 5950, and 5960 host Goodwill Weekend. All Rotarians and guests are invited.
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED INTERNATIONAL GOODWILL MEETING:
Dr. E. Leslie Pidgeon 1925
Paul Harris 1929
Tom Warren 1946
Hugh Archer 1990
Richard King 2002
Glenn Estess Sr. 2005
Wilfrid J. Wilkinson 2008
St. Paul Rotarians have enjoyed the annual Goodwill Weekend for decades. This is a FUN event! Just ask anyone who has ever attended.
You may call the Fort Garry Hotel (204/942-8251) for accommodations.