Mobility Worldwide representatives are busy this summer attending major international conventions to help spread the word regarding our mission of bringing mobility to those in developing countries who are unable to walk. Jim Conn, Chair of the Board of Trustees, and Scott Walters, Executive Director, attended the 100th Convention of Rotary International in June where Bill Gates of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation was featured as the keynote speaker. In conjunction with the convention, a reception was hosted by the Office of the Liberian Consulate General at which time plans were shared regarding the development of an Atlanta Affiliate and efforts to increase capacity in West Africa.
Meantime, Walt Hays, Board of Advisors accompanied Von Driggs, Director of Operations as they staffed a booth at the 100th convention of the Lions Club in Chicago in July. Additionally, national board members Rob Fleming and Roger Hofmeister joined Columbia Affiliate leaders Gary Moreau and Dennis Canote along with Scott Walters to lead a “mobile build” of Mobility Carts at the 12th Gathering of the United Methodist Men in Indianapolis in July. Throughout our history, Rotary Clubs, Lion’s Clubs and United Methodist Men’s Clubs have generously supported our Christian ministry. We want to zero in on that support and encourage more involvement through these opportunities of meeting friends face to face on the tradeshow floor.