2018 Rotary District Conference

Four Points by Sheraton Midtown
Little Rock, AR
April 20-22, 2018

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Hotel Reservation Deadline: April 2nd
Early Bird Registration Deadline: April 10th

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Interact, Rotaract & Youth Exchange

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Come join us for training, fellowship, and fun as we celebrate
Rotary: Making A Difference!

Conference Highlights


Club Assembly (Club Leadership Training) - Join club leaders and members from both Districts to learn more about Membership, Foundation, Public Image, and more.

Our keynote speaker during lunch will be Tiffany Ervin, Past President of the Four Seasons Rotary Club in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Tiffany is known worldwide as the "Rotary Geek", and was most recently selected to serve as Rotary District 7670 Governor for Western North Carolina in 2019-2020. Tiffany's presentation is titled "What Miss America, College Football, and Rotary Have in Common"

Food Fest: A Taste of Rotary - Kick off the Conference with food, fun, fellowship and music. Clubs are invited to share samples of their favorite foods used in fundraising and community events, sample some of Little Rock's craft beers, and dance the night away to the sounds of Rock Candy.


Saturday's breakout sessions will be centered around our theme of Joining Leaders, Exchanging Ideas, and Taking Action. Sessions will include communication between generations, engaging young professionals, starting a satellite club, how to be a leader, how to make meetings more vibrant, and international project opportunities. Our keynote speaker for both breakfast and lunch will be PDG Gayle Knepper from Anchorage, Alaska. In addition to serving as District Governor for the largest geographic district in the Rotary world (Alaska, USA; Yukon, Canada; Siberia and Far East, Russia), Gayle has served as a GSE team leader, Foundation volunteer, and on numerous humanitarian projects in Russia and Papua New Guinea.

Saturday night we will celebrate our club accomplishments at our Annual Awards Banquet. Our keynote speaker will be popular Arkansas blogger and columnist, Rex Nelson.

Sunday morning

Following a nondenominational memorial service, join Rotarians and families in a service project for the Little Rock community

Bring your family to Little Rock with you. While you are enjoying the best of Rotary in our Districts, your family can be exploring and shopping in Little Rock. Free shuttle service from the hotel will be provided to Downtown Little Rock, the Zoo, Park Plaza Mall, and the Outlets of Little Rock.

Keynote Speakers

Tiffany Erwin
Tiffany Erwin
Gayle Knepper, PDG
PDG Gayle Knepper
RI Presidents Representative
Anchorage, Alaska
Rex Nelson
Rex Nelson

2018 District Conference Schedule (summary)

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  Thursday - APRIL 19, 2018
 6:00 p Past District Governors' Dinner (By invitation)
   FRIDAY - APRIL 20, 2018

  8:00 a

Registration - Hotel Lobby

10:00 a

Club Assembly Opening Session - Grand Ballroom

10:45 a

Breakout Session 1 
Membership - Arkansas Suite A
Secretary-Elect Training - Little Rock Suite
District 6150 Foundation - Arkansas Suite B

12:00 p

Lunch – Keynote Speaker: Tiffany Ervin, “Rotary Geek”- Grand Ballroom

1:45 p

Breakout Session 2
Public Image - Arkansas Suite A
Secretary-Elect Training - Part 2 - Little Rock Suite
District 6170 Foundation - Arkansas Suite B

3:00 p

Networking Break - House of Friendship

3:30 p

Breakout Session 3
New Generations - Arkansas Suite A
Rotary 101 & How to Conduct... - Little Rock Suite
Panel - If I Knew Then What I Know Now - Arkansas Suite B

5:30 p

Food Fest: A Taste of Rotary - Pool Courtyard



   SATURDAY - APRIL 21, 2018

7:30 a

Registration - Hotel Lobby

7:30 a

Opening Breakfast – Keynote Speaker: RI Rep Gayle Knepper
Awards - DG Nancy Leonhardt & DG Jennifer Van Houtte

8:30 a

District Conference Opening Session

9:15 a

Breakout Session 1 – Join Leaders
Your Rotary Menu - Arkansas Suite A
Engaging Members in Rotary - Little Rock Suite
Starting New Satellite Clubs - Arkansas Suite B

10:15 a

Networking Break - House of Friendship

10:45 a

Breakout Session 2 – Exchange Ideas
Speed Dating Idea Exchange - Little Rock Suite
Communication Between Generations - Arkansas Suite A
Promoting People of Action - Arkansas Suite B

12:00 p

Lunch – Keynote Speaker: RI Rep Gayle Knepper -  Grand Ballroom
Awards - DG Nancy Leonhardt & DG Jennifer Van Houtte

1:45 p

Breakout Session 3 – Take Action
International Project Opportunities - Little Rock Suite
What a Difference Books Make: The Rotary Connection - Arkansas Suite A
Engaging New Generations in Rotary - Arkansas Suite B

2:45 p

Network Break - House of Friendship

3:15 p

Breakout Session 4 – District Business Meetings
Nancy Leonhardt District 6150 - Little Rock Suite
Jennifer Van Houtte District 6170 - Arkansas Suite A

5:30 p

Reception - Cash Bar - Lobby Bar

6:30 p

Governors' Awards Banquet – Grand Ballroom
Keynote Speaker: Rex Nelson
Awards - DG Nancy Leonhardt & DG Jennifer Van Houtte



   SUNDAY - APRIL 22, 2018

7:30 a

Breakfast - Rotary Foundation through Video - Grand Ballroom

8:30 a

Non-Denominational Service/Memorial Service - Grand Ballroom

10:00 a

Service Project – Dunbar Community Garden


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