MEMBERS of borough Rotary Clubs are playing an active part in meeting and greeting delegates at the 100th Annual Convention of Rotary International .
Dressed in distinctive orange sashes and caps, the ambassadors from across Solihull will be welcoming delegates as they arrive at Birmingham International Airport and Birmingham International Station for the event which runs from Sunday June 21 to Wednesday June 24.
Around 18,500 delegates representing 151 countries have registered for the convention with almost 16,000 from overseas. Many will be staying with local Rotarians.
This will be the first time the convention has ever returned to a venue as it was last held at the NEC in June 1984.
Guest speaker yesterday was Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu with other guests including actress and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow, and renowned primatologist Jane Goodall.
Entertainment is lined up with appearances from opera singer Katherine Jenkins, the Birmingham Royal Ballet and a Mediaeval Spectacular at Warwick Castle.