Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Rolling on the River-Jan/Feb 2019 Conference Update

If your club produced a video promoting the District Conference, please make sure you get it to Tammy Gilland at by Friday, March 1.  If the file is too large to email, you can post the video on your club's Facebook page and notify Tammy or you can place it in Dropbox and send her the link.

Conference Service Project: ROTARY READS

FOR ALL CLUBS: Send 2 books per club for children ages 1-5

These books will be presented to A Child's Haven in Greenville. A Child's Haven is a 501(c)(3) organization that treats children with developmental delays as a result of limited resources, abuse or neglect, and provides support and education for both the child and their families.

FOR  All ATTENDEES OF THE CONFERENCE: Bring 2 books per attendee for children ages 5-8

These books will be placed into backpacks and distributed to children at local Boys and Girls Clubs in the Greenville area.

Lift Off Dinner - Thursday, May 2nd
·        Wayne Bingham, Keynote Speaker ​-- Wayne began working at Kennedy in the late 1970's to prepare Space Shuttle Columbia for its first flight. He said the ​day-to-day operations in an OPF (Orbiter Processing Facilities) are like working in a garage.

  • He will share with us the challenges of growing up with Polio and how he overcame it.
  • Stayed tuned for a surprise announcement; you will not want to miss this dinner!
  • Gold, Silver and Bronze Club Awards will be presented by ​Areas
  • No charge for 2018-2019 ​Presidents and Assistant ​Governors

Kentucky Derby Dinner/Celebration - Friday, May 4th (Access form here)

  • We need your club to enter a horse in the "Run for the Roses" 
  • Ensure your members and their guests are aware of the dress for the event

The Kentucky Derby is all about fashion!
Peter Gleichman, Canton Rotary Club, shared how ​his club made the creation of their horse a fun time:
"I wanted to share with you the fun that we had at the Canton Rotary Club meeting yesterday with the "Run for the Roses" contest at District Conference.  At Club On-to-Conference Chair Greg Elder's suggestion, each of 6 tables spent about 10 minutes brainstorming about the name of our horse, the name of our jockey, the type of horse, the story behind the horse, etc.  Then, a spokesperson for each table reported their table's results!  It was interesting and fun to hear what each table came up with.  The results were collected and will be used to going forward with our Derby entry."

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