District Conference 2018
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Join us in Grand Bend as we Embrace Change featuring;
  • Dynamic Speakers
  • New Challenges
  • Share Successes
  • Rotary Fun Fellowship
  • Explore Grand Bend
  • Enjoy the Art and Music Festival
Conference Chair: Tom McCann - tmccann@hay.net
Conference Registrar: Brian Hall - brian.hall@hay.net
Stay at the conference hotel Oakwood Resort or enjoy home hosting by local Rotarians
To reserve a room at the Oakwood Resort - contact the hotel directly by phone at +1 519-238-2324 and ask for the Rotary Conference Rate of $179 (CAD).
Home hosting can be booked via the registration page.

The Rotary Club of Grand Bend is excited to announce that you can now register for the 2018 District Conference. This exciting weekend starts Friday with an action packed afternoon and an Alternate Program available which includes lunch and a tour of Lambton Shores highlights. There will be a dinner and evening Entertainment.

Saturday there will be a full day focusing on helping you to embrace change in your Club with stimulating speakers and breakout sessions. Those seeking Alternate Programs will find a workshop with local artist Teresa Marie in the morning and an afternoon tour into Huron County with wine and beer tasting as well as some time for shopping. Saturday evening the Gala dinner will be followed by a optional trip to hear a New Orleans Jazz Band called   Red Hot Ramble

Friday, May 4, 2018
Morning:Registration Opens
 House of Friendship Opens
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Featured Speaker - Amanda Watkin (Rotary International President's Representative)
 Working Lunch - Embracing Change
(we will learn from each other)
Forum - Embracing Change
Plenary Session - Stratford 'A Smart City'
Featured Speaker -  Joani Gerber
 District 6330 Annual General Meeting
Environmental Concern - Plastics in the Great Lakes
Featured Speaker- Jennifer Pate
An evening of fun and live entertainment and dancing.
Entertainment - Broadway Review
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Morning:Breakfast, Registration & House of Friendship Open
 Welcome & Opening Remarks
 Celebration of Life
Plenary Session - Adapting to Change
Featured Speaker - Dennis Shackel
Breakout Sessions
  • Road to Rotary - Friends of Rotary, Satellite Club, and Membership Development.
  • Climate Change - and what we can do about it.
Lunch:Youth Program
(we will learn from our youth)
Plenary Session - Change Management
Featured Speaker - Kristine Clarke
Breakout Sessions
  • Repeat of morning sessions, plus
  • Change Management Workshop
 On to Hanover - next year's conference
Using Technology to Make A Difference
Featured Speaker - Jerry Ennet
The Future of Rotary
Featured Speaker - Amanda Watkin (Rotary International President's Representative) 
  • Jazz event with Grand Bend's weekend art, food, and music festival
  • Gather in the Oakwood Pub
Sunday, May 6, 2018
 No conference activities - stay and enjoy Grand Bend's weekend art, food, and music festival.
The conference features motivating and educational speakers on the subject of embracing change - in our clubs and in our environment.
Speakers for the conference include:
  • Kristine Clarke - Professor in the School of Business and Management,
         Niagara College Canada
  • Jerry Ennet - founder of Taurus 3D - a 3D printing social enterprise
  • Denis Shackel - Head of Management Communications at the Richard Ivey School of Business,
         Western University
  • Amanda Watkin - Rotary International President's Representative,
         General Secretary, Rotary In Great Britain and Ireland