Rotary International Convention Houston

Every now and then a Rotary International Conference seems local, and 2022 is now. Make plans to meet Rotarians from around the world in Houston, June 4 – 8. You will be moved by the experience and meet friends for life. https://convention.rotary.org/en

Rooms are booking fast, so don’t delay in making your reservation. Our District Social will be held at Embassy Suites Hotel Near the Galleria, which is a few minutes from the main convention center, and located in the heart of the Houston Downtown nightlife district. Book your room here.

District Governor Elect, Jennifer Strong, has several rooms blocked next door to the convention facility at AC Hotel Downtown Marriott. Email Jennifer to arrange for your discounted room.

And We’re Having a Party

We’re getting together to enjoy good food, cocktails, entertainment, and each other. Join District 5130 Rotarians and partners along with our cohosts Bahamas Sonoma Rotaract Alumni Club and take a sip of that Rum Punch.

You’ll be amazed to see the reception planned at The Embassy Suites Near the Galleria, in Houston on Tuesday, June 7th, 5:30 – 8 PM. A special Rum Punch has been added to the menu. The cost for District 5130 members is $25 and you can register online. Best value in Houston!

COVID PROTOCOLS FOR CONVENTION ATTENDEES

For those who would like to know what precautions have been put in place for the International Convention in Houston:
What vaccines are accepted?
Rotary International will accept any vaccine that has been approved by the WHO. A list of accepted vaccines can be found here.
What does “fully vaccinated” mean?
Rotary International is following the U.S. Center for Disease Control’s definition of fully vaccinated.
You are considered fully vaccinated:
  • 2 weeks (14 days) after your dose of an accepted single-dose vaccine
  • 2 weeks (14 days) after your second dose of an accepted 2-dose series
  • 2 weeks (14 days) after you received the full series of an accepted COVID-19 vaccine (not placebo) in a clinical trial
  • 2 weeks (14 days) after you received 2 doses of any “mix-and-match” combination of accepted COVID-19 vaccines administered at least 17 days apart*
  • If you don’t meet these requirements, you are NOT considered fully vaccinated. A booster dose is not needed to meet this requirement.
A person who has received only one dose of an accepted 2-dose series and has recovered from COVID-19 does not meet this definition, and therefore is NOT considered fully vaccinated for travel to the United States.
How can I report my vaccination status?
A secure online portal will be provided to submit proof of vaccination, which will be compliant with Rotary International’s privacy policy. Registered attendees will be notified when this portal is available, and an announcement with a link will be added to convention.rotary.org.
What tests are accepted?
Rotary International will follow the CDC guidelines established for testing and documentation requirements for inbound international travelers for all convention participants, including domestic
participants.
How can I provide my test results?
Test results may be submitted via a secure portal made available closer to the Convention.
What if I have recovered from COVID-19 and still have positive test results?
If you recently recovered from COVID-19, you may instead participate with documentation of recovery from COVID-19 (i.e., your positive COVID-19 viral test result on a sample taken no more than 90 days before your arrival at the convention and a letter from a licensed healthcare provider or a public health official stating that you were cleared to travel).
What other precautions are being taken?
Additional health & safety measures will be communicated to our audience as we continue to define necessary safety protocols for the convention. These include the use of masks, additional testing
options, and measures in keeping with the current recommendations for safe gatherings from the CDC. Please watch convention.rotary.org for updates to our health and safety precautions for the 2022 International Convention.