2018 Conference of Clubs Highlights


General Session I - Keynote Speaker Noelle Volin
8:15am - 9:30am  - Wakoniya Ballroom

Noelle Volin as our Breakfast keynote speaker.  Noelle, a former Rotary World Peace Fellow, is now the Training and Technical Assistance Director for the Don’t Buy It Project with Men as Peacemakers.  Noelle is a frequent presenter at various national, statewide and regional conferences regarding sex trafficking.  We’re excited to hear how her experience as a Rotary World Peace Fellow helped lead her to her current role, and how Rotarians can be involved in trafficking awareness and prevention.
General Session II - Keynote Speaker - Daniel Wordsworth, President and CEO American Refugee Committee
12:15pm - 2:00pm Wakoniya Ballroom
Daniel Wordsworth, CEO of American Refugee Committee.  Located in Minneapolis with over 2,000 staff around the world, ARC works with its partners and constituencies to provide opportunities and expertise to refugees, displaced people and host communities.  They help people survive conflict and crisis and rebuild lives of dignity, health, security and self-sufficiency.  Come hear Daniel’s thoughts on how we can make a difference to help people throughout the world!
General Session III - Keynote Speaker Bill Boyd, 2006-07 Rotary International President
6:15pm - 9:00pm - Wakoniya Ballroom
We’re pleased to have 2006-07 Rotary International President Bill Boyd and his wife Lorna joining us as the representatives of Rotary President Ian Riseley!  The second New Zealander to hold the office of RI President, Bill is known as one of the best speakers in all of Rotary and will undoubtedly inspire those in attendance! Read more
Newly retired HCMC EMS Chief Doug Gesme will share his experiences dealing with the 35W Bridge collapse and about planning for Super Bowl 52!
Past District 6270 Governor Julie Craig will join us to lead a discussion on Women in Rotary.  PDG Julie was instrumental in planning the highly successful Women in Rotary event at the last Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, and we’re excited to have her join us.
Our breakfast keynote speaker, Noelle Volin, will join one of our District Trafficking team leaders, Clare Lillis, in a breakout session on how our Rotarians can make a difference and identify partnerships in their communities to end trafficking.
We’re welcoming the inbound Group Cultural Exchange team from District 2490 in Israel to our conference.  You’ll be able to meet them and hear about life in Israel and learn about Rotary’s new exchange program! 
We are honored to have 2017-18 Internationally-Recognized Peace Champion Ann Frisch.
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House of Friendship, will showcase great ideas that you can use in your community.
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Rotary Youth Exchange, students Country Fair and Flag procession.
Awards, The inaugural District 5960 Club Awards will be presented at this year's D5960 Conference of Clubs. Come cheer on your club, or congratulate other clubs, for their accomplishments in many different areas.
Entertainment: 9pm - 11pm
Prairie Dog Fight Club
Enjoy some Cosmic American Music with a rollicking band of goofballs, dedicated to having fun!
Travis Penrod, Kate Pehrson, Rich Larson, Dave Card, Dave Damme, Ed Treinen, and Jason Swick