Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Rolling on the River-Mar/April 2019 Conference Newsletter

Registration for Conference:

Register here for conference.

Registration for conference is $250 and will increase to $275 on April 10, 2019.

Spouse/Guest Registration:

In the event you prefer not to fully register your spouse/guest: you can purchase individual tickets for each event:

     Lift Off Dinner (Thursday) $50.00 - *Wayne Bingham, Polio Survivor and Leader Space Shuttle Columbia

     Be the Inspiration Dinner (Friday) $60.00

     The Rotary Foundation Lunch (Friday) 45.00 - RI Director David Stovall

     Kentucky Derby Dinner/Celebration (Saturday) $75.00

*Wayne Bingham, Keynote Speaker -- Wayne began working at Kennedy in the late 1970's to prepare Space Shuttle Columbia for its first flight. Wayne will share with us the importance of leadership and teamwork as we honor our 18-19 President's and AGs. He will share with us the challenges of growing up with Polio and how he overcame it.

* No charge for 2018-2019 Presidents and Assistant Governors

* Gold, Silver and Bronze Club Awards will be presented by Areas

Kentucky Derby Dinner/Celebration - Saturday, 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 Dress the Part for the Kentucky Derby (see below)

Cancellations: In order to request a refund, cancellation or changes in registration you must submit your request in writing to the District 6910 Office. All refunds for registration fees will have a $50 processing fee per person registered.

No refunds after April 10, 2019.

Registration for Lodging (Hyatt Regency - Greenville):

Register Here for Lodging.

Single Rate/Double Rate $149, Triple Rate $169, and Quad Rate $169. Premium and Suite upgrades may be available for an additional fee based on availability. These room rates are subject to tax, which is currently 10.00% plus a 2.00% Destination Fee.

Hotel Parking is $7.50 per day; valet parking additional.

Note: The group rate is available April 30th to May 5th.

You can also call the Hyatt Regency at 402-592-6434. Be sure and tell them you are with Rotary District 6910 to get the group rate.

Reservations must be made on or before the cutoff date of Wednesday, April 10, 2019 to be eligible for the group rate.

We are asking each club to bring 2 Dozen HOMEMADE Cookies for our breaks that will be held in the House of Friendship.

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.

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When thousands of people stream into Churchill Downs on Saturday for the Kentucky Derby, all eyes won't be on the race track. Instead, many will be looking for the signature hats worn by the female attendees in a variety of styles, including headbands, fascinators, parasols, top hats, fedoras, ascots, and wide-brimmed hats.

But why hats?

It's a tradition that dates back to when the Kentucky Derby first started in 1875.

"When women got dressed up, especially when they were going to church and formal events, the woman's crowning glory was the hat.”

“In the South, women pride themselves on going big or going home"!

According to the Kentucky Derby's website, the hat-wearing tradition was started by founder Col. Meriwether Lewis Clark, Jr., who modeled the race after high-class European racing events. At races across the pond, many women are seen sporting hats as well.

Although, there are no rules when it comes to picking out a hat for the Kentucky Derby. It is your statement piece!

And don't be surprised to see both men and women wearing hats on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the Rotary 6910 District Conference for their Kentucky Derby Dinner/Celebration.


So come dressed for the race. Either bring your hat or order one from Andrea’s Hat Shop at


And don’t forget the horse race. Each club is asked to enter their own horse in the race / parade on Saturday Evening Dinner.

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