WHEN:  June 4 - 8
WHERE:  HOUSTON. The 2022 Rotary International convention will be held at the George R. Brown Center, with special events taking place all around the city of Houston.

Ready for Lift Off?!! We are ….  First stop – Register for the Convention

On behalf of the Host Organization Committee, we cannot wait to welcome Rotarians and guests to Houston and the great State of Texas for the 2022 Rotary International Convention.  The saying goes that everything is “Bigger”, “Better” and “Friendlier” in Texas, and the goal of the Houston Host Organization Committee is to have each of you feel that every moment as our guest while in Houston! From the humble beginnings of this great city, Houston has been led by “People of Action” who have taken this City to great heights including, to the moon and back. 

The City has plenty of activities to keep you entertained.  Visit Space Center Houston, the home of Johnson Space Center and the Astronauts.  Enjoy a night at the theater.  Houston features a world class symphony, opera, ballet and permanent theater company.  World class museums are within a short ride from the convention center.  Of course, you can watch the 2017 World Series Champion Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park which is walking distance from the Houston Convention Center. Second stop – Host Committee Events

Houston is one of the most diverse cities in the world with a vast range of cultures.  Houston’s diversity has resulted in some of the world’s best cuisine.  Houston’s vast array of restaurants include Creole, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Italian, African, Caribbean, Argentinian and of course our very own Tex-Mex and world famous BBQ, to name a few.

We look forward to welcoming each of you personally to Houston in June of 2022!!

PDG Rhonda Kennedy
Chair Host Organization Committee 2022


Event :  Environmental FootPrint Service Project  June 2022

WHAT MARK WILL YOU MAKE ?  Climate change is one of the biggest threats facing humanity.  Footprint App Inc. has customized their app to make it Rotary-focused while you are attending the convention.  Using it, you will be able track your carbon footprint while here in Houston and learn ways to develop more environmentally-sustainable habits.  Rotarians registered for this event will enjoy completing special challenges and watching their places on the leaderboards.                                     

The goal of the Environmental Footprint Service Project is to offset the environmental impact of Rotarians attending the 2022 Convention.

Event :  Visit to Kemah Boardwalk – Kemah, TX – Saturday June 4, 2022

Come visit one of the Gulf coasts most exciting playgrounds to include a boardwalk that features a wide range of restaurants, rides to include the bullet roller coaster, CP Huntington Train, Boardwalk Tower, Drop Zone, Iron Eagle Zip line, Stingray Reef and Rainforest Exhibit just to name a few, all in a setting looking onto the Gulf of Mexico.  A local shuttle sponsored by the Rotarians of the Seabrook Rotary Club will shuttle those to the Kemah shops that would like to do some shopping to support the local businesses.  This event gives priority to Rotaractors but is open to all Rotarians and the families.  Ticket prices include round trip bus transportation, wrist band allowing access to most of the rides, except for the “Beast” and “Fantasea Cruise” which are at an additional cost, and discounts for the local restaurants. Ticket price $50 USD.


Event:  Host Welcome Event  – Saturday night June 4, 2022

Join us for an evening of fun, food and entertainment as we kick-off the beginning of the 2022 Rotary International Convention. This event will take place on the Avenida Plaza in front of the George R Brown Convention Center, just a few feet away from Houston premier Green Space, Discovery Green Park. See Texas dancers like no other as the Texas Aggie Wranglers two step their way into your hearts. Enjoy the fun as the “ Little Armored Ones”, the Texas Armadillos, show off their racing skills. For those that have always wanted to be a Cowboy, climb on the mechanical bull, and see if you can last 8 seconds. This ticketed event will be filled with tastes, sights and sounds reflecting the cultural diversity of the City of Houston and the welcoming flair of the big heart of Texas. Please purchase your “Beer/Wine Tickets” prior to this event. A night of Texas hospitality with an international flair awaits you. The attire for this event is Texas casual.  Ticket price $125 USD.

Event :   Tour of Space Center Houston – Monday night June 6, 2022

Welcome to Space Center Houston.  Our guests will be bused to the Space Center in Clear Lake for an evening of out of this world exhibits and entertainment.  The visit to the space center includes a meal, round trip transportation and access to the Space Center Houston exhibits and activities.  The Trams to mission control and rocket-ship park will also be operating.  This visit will include live astronaut presentations, access to the Boeing 747 with the Space Shuttle and the new Falcon 9 exhibit.  Be prepared to be amazed at the human space fight interactive exhibits and shows. Ticket price $125 USD.

Event:  Magic on the Bayou – Monday evening  June 6, 2022

An evening of food, wine and magical entertainment. Enjoy a wonderful dinner, great wines and plenty of laughs as local magicians amaze you at your table.  The evening will conclude with 2 time International Champion of Magic and winner of the World of Magic Seminar in Las Vegas, NV- Ben Jackson, More Than Magic, as he performs his “Magic, Music and Mayhem” show. Ben has been featured on numerous national television shows and calls Houston his home.  Ballroom at the Bayou Place is easy to find in the theater district and on the main bus route.  Transportation not included in ticket price. Ticket price $100USD.

Event:  Host Hospitality Night – Tuesday evening  June 7, 2022

Sign up for an evening for host hospitality and join the Rotary clubs of District 5890 and 5910 for an evening of food, fun and fellowship.  A highlight of many conventions to come meet your Rotary friends and share the fellowship of the Rotary family. Ticket price $35 USD.  THIS IS OUR NIGHT AT THE SILOS!  Pre-purchase of tickets on WHATSAPP for our club or the following website:  https://www.tickettailor.com/events/rotaryeclubofhouston/648485 ***members of our club should not sign up for this event on RI website or you may be assigned to another club's party.  We need "all hands on deck" for this special event hosting 50 Rotarians from around the world.  Robert Stein is ordering BBQ, Chopin Kiang has arranged for terrific & talented musical entertainment, Isis is arranging for the "booze", and Robin's committee has hand-painted oyster shells for small gifts for all attendees as a token representative of the Texas Gulf Coast region.  To offer help or be assigned a task, contact Akin Olufowoshe.  Leenette Wilke and Wind Nguyen will accompany our group who registered through Rotary International on a bus to The Silos.