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District Assembly & Conference

April 8-9, 2022

Cherry Valley Hotel and Ohio Event Center  |  Newark, Ohio

“Tell Your Rotary Story”

The Speakers

Deepa WillinghamDeepa Willingham is a member of the Rotary Club of Central Coast-Passport, District 5240, past president of the Rotary Club of Santa Ynez Valley, California, past governor of District 5240 and the founder and CEO of PACE Learning Center

Sanah JivaniSanah Jivani founded International Natural Day and the LYNS Foundation after she developed Alopecia in seventh grade. She started an organization to change the lives of others, but it changes her life everyday.

Flavio BollagFlavio Bollag is Executive Director of Outward Bound Center for Peacebuilding. Together with Ana Patel, he is the co-editor of Experiential Peacebuilding, and he has helped to develop and share experiential activities on the topics of Positive Peace with numerous partner organizations including Rotary International.

MelissaRoshanMelissaRoshan, as unique as her name, (MelRo) is an uncommon talent who has modeled internationally for over 15 years. Her work has been seen on more than five magazine covers, billboards, print ads, national commercials, and runways. But what this respected model is most proud of, is owning the title of SurTHRIVER.

Peace and Leadership Symposium for High School Youth

Peace and Leadership Symposium for High School Youth

A dynamic Peace and Leadership training for teens who have a sincere commitment to create extraordinary results in all areas of their lives.

This one-day, Friday April 8, 9am-4pm workshop will bring together a diverse group of high school youth from throughout Central and Southeastern Ohio.

Teens will engage in creative activities to increase personal power, find their unique gifts, build communication skills, strengthen relationships and facilitate conflict and peace within themselves and in groups.

Flavio Ballog from Outward Bound Peace Building along with Rotary volunteers will lead and facilitate conversations and experiential learning components.



Weekend Overview

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District Assembly
Youth Leadership

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8:00 – 5:00Registration

9:00 – 9:30Youth Peace & Leadership – Opening Session
9:00 – 9:30District Assembly Opening Session
9:45 – 10:30Assembly Breakout Sessions 1
10:45 – 11:30Assembly Breakout Sessions 2

11:00 – 9:00House of Friendship Open
11:45 – 1:15

Four-Way Test Speech Contest Winner Presentation
Keynote Address: Sanah Jivani; Make Peace with Yourself, Bring Peace to the World.

1:30 – 2:15Assembly Breakout Sessions 3
2:30 – 4:00

Service Project – Habitat House & Playhouse preparation & painting (Dress to paint & DANCE with our DJ!)

4:00 – 4:30

Closing Session

5:30 – 6:25Social Hour
6:30 – 8:30

Parade of Presidents
Youth Exchange Jacket Presentation
Keynote Speaker: Deepa Willingham; Empowering Girls (PACE)
Closing Remarks: District Governor, MJ Shackelford

8:30 – 10:00DJ Dance Party


District Conference
Peace Symposium

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7:00 – 12:00Registration
7:00 – 2:30House of Friendship is Open
7:00 – 11:00Silent Auction is Open
7:00 – 7:45Morning Meditation/Yoga with Sandy Booth, Instructure
7:30 – 8:30


8:30 – 9:50

Opening General Session with RoTalks (#RotaryStories (2)
District Business Meeting
Keynote Speaker; Lillian Zarzar – Communicate More Effectively and Lead with Conviction

10:00 – 10:45Breakout Sessions 1    Peacebuilding, Empowering Girls, Our Environment
10:00 – 11:45

Breakout Sessions 2    Peacebuilding, Empowering Girls, Our Environment

12:00 – 3:00

Closing General Session
RoTalks (4)
Keynote Speaker;  MelRo Potter – My Story, My Passion.

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The Venue &

         Cherry Valley Hotel
          2299 Cherry Valley Rd SE
          Newark, OH 43055

Newly refreshed with elegant style, Cherry Valley Hotel offers classic accommodations amidst a charming, pastoral location in the Ohio countryside. With an arboretum, an indoor pool, and event space, we are designed for travelers seeking to relax and experience a touch of nature while celebrating life’s moments. Slow down, breathe in the fresh air, and enjoy a treasured stay.

Rate: $124+tax   Code: Rotary District 6690
CALL TO BOOK YOUR STAY   740-788-1200
Group rate pricing available thru March 21, 2022

Join us on the Rotary Bus

Woo Hoo Bus

The Rotary District Conference is designed with Rotary families in mind. All family members are invited. Join us all weekend or just for a day – there is plenty to learn and time to share with other Rotarians and their families. Plus, an on-site hands-on project!



  • Single registration Assembly and Conference Package Only – $185


Rotarian Conference Registration Options:

  • Friday Assembly Only (inc lunch) – TBD
  • Friday All Day Only (inc breakfast-lunch-dinner) – TBD
  • Saturday All Day Only (inc breakfast-lunch-dinner) – TBD


Meals for Children Attending Includes Friday night dinner and Saturday lunch​.

  • Ages 5-10: 15.00
  • Ages 4 and under: Free

Indulge in elevated, American-style cuisine expertly prepared using seasonal ingredients for a truly memorable dining experience.


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Fun Activities for Everyone

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Silent Auction

House of Friendship

Thank you to our sponsors

Tom & Eva Siebe

“Tell Your Rotary Story”