Posted on Jun 03, 2019
Bryan and Rachel Palmer are in Hamburg, Germany for the 110th Rotary International Convention! They had an experience away from the RI Convention with other Rotarians from District 5950. They took a bus about 85 miles north to Flensburg, which is just south of the Danish border. They met German Rotarians, toured Flensburg on foot, and visited the Danish Queen’s summer castle. Later in the day, they enjoyed dinner and live music hosted by Gitta & Yogi Reppmann. Dr. Joachim "Yogi" Reppmann was born in Flensburg, Germany, and first came to America in 1978 as a young college student with aspirations of learning everything he could about the country that had fascinated him since he'd read wild west novels as a child. He served as a professor of German at St. Olaf and Carleton Colleges in Northfield. With the Reppmanns, they learned about the Peace Pipe Letter Initiative, an opportunity advancing world peace.

The official start day of the convention was Sunday, June 2, when all of the speakers and breakout sessions began. Enjoy, Palmers!