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District Assembly & Conference

April 19 – 20, 2024

Deer Creek Resort and Conference Center

“Creating Hope in Your Community and the World!”

The Speakers

Jeris Gaston
Jeris Gaston

Rotary International President’s Representative and District 6860 Rotaract Chair

Carl Chinnery
Carl Chinnery

Past District Governor (D6040) and Polio Eradication Advocate

Sigrid Solomon
Sigrid Solomon

Past District Governor (D6670) 

Jenny Stott
Jenny Stotts

Zone 30 Assistant Rotary Coordinator
and Rotary Happy!

Logan Mallory
Logan Mallory

Leadership and Culture Speaker who focuses on how to live the good life! Former Rotary Interactor

Jennifer Montgomery
Jennifer Montgomery

Rotary Peace Fellow and Global Human Rights.

Weekend Overview

updated 4-15-24

FRIDAY
APRIL 19

District Assembly

RI Theme 2024-25 The Magic of Rotary

FRIDAYEventLocation
8:00 a.m. Four Way Speech ContestBurr Oak Room
11:00 a.m.Registration for District Assembly / Conference Main Lobby
   
11:30  a.m.LunchBallroom
   
12:15 p.m.Four Way Speech Contest Winners PresentBallroom
12:45 p.m.Ben Shirley – Skid Row MarathonBallroom
1:15 pmNetworking/ Beverages 
   
1:30 pmExemplary Club Projects Featuring Rotary’s Seven Areas of Focus 
 Areas of Focus projects 1-4
• Promoting peace
• Fighting disease
• Providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
• Saving mothers and children
 
2:30 pm Networking/ Beverages 
   
2:45 pmAreas of Focus projects 5-7
• Supporting education
• Growing local economies
• Protecting the environment
 
3:30 pmNetwork / Adjourn 

 

Fran Veverka, District 6690 Executive Secretary will be on hand starting at 11:00 am for in-person coaching or to answer any questions about DACdb.

Terry Rataiczak, District 6690 TRF Chair will also be on hand starting at 11:00 am for in person coaching or to answer any questions about District Foundation and/or Global Grants.

 

Transition to District Conference

4:00 p.m. Registration for District ConferenceMain Lobby
4:00 p.m. House of Friendship OpensBlack Oak
   
4:30 p.m.The Rotary Foundation Donor Reception (Invitation Only)Scarlet Oak
   
4:30 p.m.Social Hour, Silent Auction, Cash Bar,
Live Music with Dan Neeley, 
Hors d’oeuvres  sponsored by Disaster Aid USA. 
Foyer outside Ballroom
   
6:00 p.m.Opening General Session:  DinnerBallroom
 Keynote Speaker: Logan Mallory  
 “Upgrade Your Team Today: Ideas to Immediately Improve Your People” 
8:00 p.m.Hospitality Suites OpensScarlet Oak

SATURDAY
APRIL 20

District Conference

2023-24 theme

Creating Hope in Your Community and the World!

7:00 a.m.Morning Meditation/Yoga with PDG MJ Shackelford Parlors
7:45  a.m.Breakfast BuffetBallroom
7:45 a.m.Registration, House of Friendship and Silent Auction OpenMain Lobby / Ballroom Foyer
8:30 a.m. – 12:00Youth Services Program Upper Lobby 
   
8:30 a.m.Morning General SessionBallroom
 District Business Meeting 
 Keynote Speaker: Presidential Representative Jeris Gaston  
 “Rotary Membership: A Journey of Creating Hope in the World” 
9:45 a.m.Breakout Spotlights:  Creating Hope in the World, Ourselves, and the Future!Ballroom
   
10:30 a.m.Breakout Sessions 1   
 
  • Jennifer Montgomery:  Human Trafficking; Hidden in Plain Sight
Scarlet Oak
 
  • Sigrid Solomon:  Expand our Reach by Creating a Sense of Belonging in your Club
Parlors
 
  • Jenny Stotts:  Thriving  Minds:  Building Resilience and Happiness
Mezzanine
 
  • Youth Services Team: Explore Youth Services Programs in District 6690
Burr Oak
11:30 a.m.Breakout Sessions 2  (same as above)See Above
   
12:30 p.m.Midday General Session:  LunchBallroom
 Keynote Speaker: Rotary Peace Fellow Jennifer Montgomery  
      “Creating Hope in the World: Empowering At-Risk Girls and Women in Uganda.” 
2:15 p.m.Service Project:  Creating Hope by Packing Meals to Feed People Around the WorldMezzanine (upstairs)
3:30 p.m.Free Time, House of Friendship, Silent Auction remain open 
4:00 p.m.Hospitality Suite OpensScarlet Oak
   
5:00 p.m.Social Hour.  Cash Bar Outside Ballroom.  Final Auction Bidding! Foyer outside Ballroom
6:00 p.m.Closing General Session:  DinnerBallroom
 Keynote Speaker:   PDG Carl Chinnery  
      “Creating Hope in the World:  Heroes in the War Against Polio” 
8:00 PMHospitality Suite OpenScarlet Oak

SUNDAY
APRIL 21

District Conference

2023-24 theme

 Breakfast on your own 
8:00 a.m.Nature Walk with DG David Uhl and familyMeet in Main Lobby
 Enjoy Deer Creek’s Amenities on your own 
11:00 a.m.Check out and depart at your leisure 

ACCOMMODATIONS

Deer Creek Lodge and Conference Center
22300 State Park Rd 20 Mt. Sterling, OH 43143

Rate: $129+tax/night

BOOK ONLY VIA PHONE FOR ROOM BLOCK RATE – YOU MUST CALL TO BOOK

Call the hotel at 740-869-2020 to reserve a room under the Room Block Code: GRID

Must book by March 15th to get the Discounted Room Block Rate

ONLY Full Assembly & Conference $199

For Youth and Rotaract $135

Pricing is per person                      REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED

Friday and/or Saturday Dinner Only Option available for spouse/partner $50ea.

Four Way Test:

Held during District Assembly on April 19th, the Four-Way Test has captured the imaginations of generations of Rotarians as a simple checklist to help ensure that we are applying this positive and powerful code to how we try to live our lives and serve others. Find more information here.

Silent Auction to Support PolioPlus and Youth Services:

You aren’t going to want to miss the unbelievable auction items available at this year’s District Conference. Proceeds from the auction will go to support Polio eradication efforts around the world and to support our District Youth Services programs.

House of Friendship:

We are excited to welcome vendors to the 2024 District Conference House of Friendship. Email Conference Chairman Matt Wideman to reserve your spot today.

Service Project:

You will have a chance to make an impact around the world during District Conference 2024 by packaging shelf stable, nutritious meals that are shipped to children and families who struggle with hunger and malnutrition around the world.

Yoga with PDG MJ and Nature Walk DG David:

Take advantage of the beautiful surroundings at Deer Creek State Park by waking up early for Yoga with PDG MJ. Extend your stay Saturday night and wake up Sunday for a Nature Walk, hosted by DG David. (there’s a 27% chance we will get lost, but it will be fun!!!).

Hospitality Suite:

Join fellow Rotarians for fellowship after dinner Friday and Saturday night at our District Hospitality Suite.

Thank you to our sponsors