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2021 District Conference
April 18-24, 2021

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Welcome to District Conference 2021 - Opening Day Sunday April 18, 2021! 

Get Your Glow On!
Welcome to the 2021 District Conference!  2020-2021 has been a year that has challenged all Rotary Clubs and all of us.  We have grown in remarkable ways – now it’s time to celebrate, as well as exchange ideas and plan for the future.  Our Rotary theme for this year has been “Rotary Opens Opportunities”.  The 2020-2021 year has opened the door for conversations around what we value, and how we can pivot into what is coming next in our communities and the world.  During our conference, we welcome and challenge you to continue these conversations during a week of engaging conversations with thought leaders from across the district, the state, the United States, and the world!
We have pulled together a rock-star line up of thought leaders in all things Rotary.  You’ll hear from Rotary International leaders such as Tom Thorfinnson, Brian King and Tom Gump who are on the cutting edge of the actions plans for our Rotary path in North America and beyond.  We will be blessed with presentations/discussions each night during the week from district leaders around Youth Programs, Foundation, Membership, Public Image, and a look at work being done around the country and globe by Rotarians in our seven key areas of focus.  We’ll be joined by the leaders of Rotary’s past (yes… Paul Harris himself!) to Rotary’s present (Rotary International President Holger Knaack) to a look forward at how our Rotary action plan will impact our futures, with presentations from Rotary International President-Elect Shekhar Mehta and Rotary International President Elect Nominee Jennifer Jones.  And we will close our plenary sessions on the following Saturday by thought leaders in the areas of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion on how to absorb this fast evolving topic into our clubs, our districts, and into ourselves.
Rotary Opens Opportunities each and every time you open yourself to the incredible opportunities all around us.  I hope that the time you dedicate to bettering yourself and your Rotary Club leaves you with a glow of pride in the work that you and your Club have done over the years, and with a glow of anticipation of the great things that are there for the taking, right on our horizon.

Bill Pritchard
District Governor 2020-2021

Schedule & Program

Sunday, April 18 , 2021           

11:30 AM

Virtual Software Connection Open
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Annual Meeting 
2:00 pm - 2:25 pm
Opening Welcome 
Featured Speaker - Rick Kyte as Paul Harris


Opening Welcome!
Welcome DG Bill Pritchard to the stage


2:25 pm - 3:00 pm
Plenary 1  - Featured Speaker - Tom Thorfinnson 
Intro 101 to RI Strategic Planning
Impact | Reach | Engagement | Adapt
3:00 pm - 3:20 am

Plenary 1 - Breakouts Strategic Plan

3:20 pm - 4:00 pm
Plenary 2 - Shake Their World:  Permission to Think Differently on How We Meet in Rotary
Featured Speakers - Tom Gump, Brian King and Bill Pritchard
4:00 pm - 11:45 am
Break - Visit the House of Friendship
4:20 pm - 4:50 pm
Plenary 3
President's Representative, Rotary International - Bruce Goldsen
Featured Speaker RI President, Holgar Knaack
4:50 pm - 4:55 pm
Review of the Week Day Agendas of the Conference
4:55 pm - 5:10 pm
Plenary 4 - Closing
Featured Speaker - Rick Kyte
5:10 pm - 6:15 pm
Networking Meetup
Reception/Rotary Fellowship & House of Friendship
Join Rotary Friends in the Sessions Rooms to network, talk, have fun, and play some Rotary Trivia!  Visit the House of Friendship to connect up with Rotary pillars around membership, youth, public image and foundation!

Conference Registration

Register Online - No Fees for 2021