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On June 10-14, 2017, the city of Atlanta, Georgia, USA will welcome Rotarians and Friends of Rotary to the 108th Rotary International Convention.Â The Convention marks the culmination of a year-long celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Rotary Foundation.Â Tens of thousands of Rotarians are expected to attend including Inner Wheel members and our own International President, Oluyemisi Alatise.Â
The Inner Wheel Clubs of the USA, Canada and Mexico have joined forces to host an International Inner Wheel Friendship Luncheon during the Convention and invite all Inner Wheel members to be part of this celebration.Â
The Friendship Luncheon will be held on Monday, June 12, 2017 at the Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel, 866 W. Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA from 11:30AM to 1:30PM.
We look forward to seeing all of you.Â Reservations are limited to a maximum of 260 attendees.Â PLEASE REGISTER EARLY. Â Download a Registration form here today.
Speaker at the International Friendship Luncheon at 2017 Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.Â
Carrie Davis was born in Spokane, Washington, USA.Â She was born with a below-the-elbow congenital limb deficiency and has worn prosthesis since she was nine months old. As a child, Carrie enjoyed a number of outdoor activities including fishing, camping, skiing, boating, and track and field. In high school, she volunteered with developmentally disabled students. While with those students she developed a passion for teaching and service.
After earning her teaching certification, Carrie taught high school English and coached a national qualifying debate team. After her first year, she was one of three teachers in the school district to receive the Sallie Mae Best New Teacher Award. Two years later, she moved to California and continued her teaching career and then went on to Texas where she left her teaching in order to take on another job â€“ motherhood.
Carrie is employed by Hanger Inc., the US leader in delivering orthotic and prosthetic patient care and products and services to persons who are limb deficient. She functions as the National Upper Extremity Patient Advocate, combining her love of teaching and service with her passion to help others like herself. She travels throughout the USA offering her experience and perspective to patients, therapists, prosthetists, and doctors in her committed effort toward improving patient care. She acts as a peer mentor and serves as the support group leader and assistant for Camp No Limits, a national foundation dedicated to helping young amputees realize their potential.
Carrie lives by the motto, â€śLife is not about finding yourself; itâ€™s about creating yourselfâ€ť and strives to create the best life for herself, her family, and for the people and patients she serves by taking an active role in life, regardless of limitations. She believes that the only limitations we have for ourselves are the ones that we create in our own minds. Therefore, she chooses â€śno limits.â€ť She is grateful everyday that she is able to assist in the lives of others through her participation in patient care in the prosthetics industry.
Inner Wheel USA became acquainted with Carrie through the Inner Wheel USA Foundation. The Foundation was founded in 1988 and provides myoelectric limbs to children between infancy and 18 years of age who are born without an arm or hand or who lose an arm or hand through accident or disease. Carrie has worked with Foundation recipients in her capacity as the Upper Extremity Patient Advocate. In recognition of her extraordinary work with the children, Carrie was presented with the Inner Wheel Margarette Golding Award in 2013.