Welcome to the 2018 Rotary Mount Washington Summit

Engage with Rotarians and friends from five districts that serve New England and Quebec at the Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. Enjoy great conversations, delicious food, inspiring speeches, and so much more, including a service project that will join Rotarians, their families, Interactors, Rotaractors and Youth Exchange students at the site of so many historic events. The Summit starts on Friday, May 4 at 12:00 noon and concludes on Sunday, May 6 at 12:00 noon. "Optional" events will be offered on Thursday, May 3, 2018.
This Summit is the ultimate showcase for the programs and projects underway at each of the Rotary and Rotaract clubs in five Districts: 7780, 7790, 7850, 7910 and 7930. Share and be inspired by other service-minded individuals and expand how you will be Making a Difference!
Summit News
Ian and his wife Julia will be joining us on Friday as we kickoff our Multi-district Summit. It is a very special occasion when Rotarians from New England have an opportunity to hear the President of Rotary International speak live. His charm, wit, and incredible ability to engage the audience will be a highlight of the weekend.
Be sure to register early as Friday's dinner will sell out. He will share his vision for Rotary, some of his goals and how we, as Rotarians, and friends of Rotarians, can increase the positive impact we have in the world.

Riseley says that meaningful partnerships with corporations and other organizations are crucial to Rotary’s future.

“We have the programs and personnel and others have available resources,” says Riseley. “Doing good in the world is everyone’s goal. We must learn from the experience of the polio eradication program to maximize our public awareness exposure for future partnerships.”

Bretton Woods is part of a land grant made in 1772 by Royal Governor John Wentworth. The area was named after Bretton Hall, Wentworth's ancestral home in Yorkshire, England.

The superstructure of The Mount Washington Hotel boasted a steel network, uncommon in its day. The Mount Washington Hotel was built by New Hampshire native Joseph Stickney, who made his fortune in coal mining and the Pennsylvania Railroad. Stickney spared no expense in building the imposing hotel. The latest design and construction methods were used. Innovative and complicated heating and plumbing systems were installed. To this day, the Bretton Woods Hotel has its own private telephone system and Post Office.

Ground was broken in 1900 and construction was completed in 1902. Two hundred and fifty Italian craftsmen, skilled in masonry and woodworking, were brought to Bretton Woods and housed on the grounds. A new type of power plant served reliably for over 50 years.

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Join Rotarians from around New England and Quebec at the historic Mount Washington Hotel for a weekend of great food, fun and fellowship. 


Witness how 5 Districts, working of 4 Goals over 3 Days, focused on 2 Words fulfill the Summit Mission of Creating Positive Impact, Through Caring Service, Powered by YOU!


Our on-site service project will bring together hundreds of service-minded individuals to serve our communities and this years theme - Rotary: Making a Difference!