Rotary Club's 100th convention set to see record delegate numbers

25,000 expected at four day NEC event

Rotary Club members unveil plaque at NEC
Rotary Club members unveil plaque at NEC

The Rotary Club's 100th annual convention - set to take place next year at Birmingham's NEC - is set to see a record 25,000 delegates attend.

The Rotary International Convention 2009 runs from June 21-24 and is expected to see 25,000 visitors from as far afield as North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, India and Japan attend.

It is the first time since 1984 that the city has hosted the convention, when it also attracted record numbers.

To celebrate next year's event, the Rotary Club of Birmingham has unveiled a plaque, sited in front of an oak tree planted at Rotary International1984 (pictured).

"I'm delighted that Rotary International is coming to Birmingham and has chosen The NEC to host its centenary celebrations," said Birmingham Rotary Club president John Latchem.

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