In 1995, Alan Hoener suggested to the club's board of director's that, for the benefit of the club, it should allocate a line item in the club's budget to send the president-elect to the Rotary International Convention each year. In 1996, Mike Oppermann became the first president-elect to attend the RI convention under the new guidelines; he attended the convention held in Calgary, Canada. Previous to that date the Club had subsidized other presidents but on an ad-hoc basis, as it did in 1952 when it assisted Bud Holekamp to attend the RI convention in Mexico City.

The Club continues subsidizing part or all of the expenses associated with attending RI's international convention. In June 2005, President-Elect Pat Welch attended the milestone celebration in Chicago of Rotary's 100th anniversary.