Rotary Reunion: A Capitol Idea – October 21-22

Rita Esterly District Governor

District 6080 Conference
Rotary Reunion: A Capitol Idea

October 21-22
Capitol Plaza Hotel
415 W. McCarty St.
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Registration is now available on DaCdb or download a paper version.

The District Conference now called the Rotary Reunion is a gathering of Rotarians from around the district for fun, networking, and learning about the programs and service of Rotary. Everyone is invited. Participants will learn best practices for clubs to gain and retain members, will be involved on a district level service project, will tour the Supreme Court Building and the Missouri State Penitentiary, will hear valuable knowledge about Public Image, and will have fun while meeting other Rotarians from around the district. A full agenda can be found on the DaCdb Calendar.

Friday will focus on service and a tour of the Missouri Supreme Court by Missouri Supreme Court Judge Mary Russell. The Banquet Friday evening will show case your past president who worked hard to make your club outstanding during the 2010-2011 Rotary year. A Texas Holdem Tournament and Black Jack will be the fund raisers that evening with proceeds going to Polio Plus and the District Panama Project.

Saturday will focus on best practices for Rotary clubs, Foundation information, Train the club Trainer, introduction of the GSE team from Italy, GSE team recap from touring Australia, and New Generations. Tours of the Capitol and the Missouri Penitentiary will be available. Your current president for 2011-2012 will be formally introduced in a spotlight ceremony at the Banquet. Later, a Trivia Night fund raiser to benefit Polio Plus and the District Panama Project will add fun to the evening. We encourage each club to bring a team of 8 to have fun and at the same time to raise funds for worthy causes.

You can come for Friday or Saturday or both days or for just the Trivia night. The schedule is flexible as you will see when you register. We want everyone to be able to find a way to fit this into your schedule because the benefit of coming will awaken you to a new perspective of Rotary. You will get inspired and have fun too.

Come join your fellow Rotarians for a weekend of learning, fun, and celebrating the good that Rotary does around the world. Remember, you as a Rotarian, are a part of making the world a better place. Shine brightly in this mission for when you shine, the whole world feels the light of your service.

Provisional Schedule of Events

Jefferson City, October 21-22, 2011

Thursday, October 20

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Past District Governors Reception

Friday, October 21 (Service Awards/Fundraising)

8:00 a.m. Registration
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Welcome Luncheon
1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Service Above Self in Action: Panama International Service Project
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tour of Supreme Court Building/Capitol Tour
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. District Business Meeting
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Past President’s Reception
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Cash Bar & Networking for everyone
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Club Awards Banquet (Past Presidents’ year 2010-2011)
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Texas Holdem and Black Jack
10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Hospitality Suite for everyone

Saturday, October 22 (Best Practices/New Generations/Foundation/Fun & Fellowship)

8:00 a.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Pastries, Coffee and Memorial Service & Rotary Update
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Ideas for creating Vibrant Clubs: 30 minute workshops
12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Rotary News & New Generations Luncheon
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Fun and Fellowing in Rotary

  • How to Start a Rotary Club: A.C. Moncrief
  • Best Practices: DGE Mark Pearce/DGN Ken Messer
  • Club Training Seminar: Joan Kramer/Dana Montgomery/John Yost
  • Foundation Seminar: Sherry Nielson
  • Tours of Missouri State Penitentiary (3:00)
  • Tours of Capitol (3:00/4:00)
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Presidents’ Reception (by invitation only)
Alumni Reception (by invitation only)
Major Donor Reception (by invitation only)
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Cash Bar & Networking for everyone
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 2011-2012 Presidents’ Introduction Banquet
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Trivia Bowl
10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Hospitality Suite for everyone