2021 Virtual District Conference
 
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to our 2021 Virtual District Conference
 
REGISTRATION IS FREE!
 
We are asking that you make a donation to our Rotary Foundation in lieu of conference registration fees!
 
 
 
conference agenda
 
Thursday, April 15 – Session 1
6:30pm     Welcome – Jon Catlin, District Governor      
                 Housekeeping – Doreen Lanc                
                 National Anthem – American Flag
                 Oh Canada – Canadian Flag   
                 Invocation – Tom Schmidt
                 Opening comments from Holger Knaack, Rotary International President
7-30pm     Courageous in the face of Change - Anne Bonney, Speaker/Author
7:45pm     Cocktails and Conversation
 
Saturday, April 17 – Session 2                              
8:30 am      Opening Day 2
8:35 – 9am Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Jon Hankins, Rotary Club of Grand Rapids
9:10 – 9:30am  Mark Fisher, President and CEO, Council of the Great Lakes Region
 
9:30 – 9:50am   Nilam Bedi, Chair, Environmental Action Committee Rotary District 7070
10 – 10:10am    Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup – Jon Catlin, District Governor
10:30 –11am     Chris Wells, Market Harborough, England
11:10 –11:40am Mark Andresky, District Education Facilitator – A Lesson in Leadership
 
Sunday, April 18 - Session 3
 
9am        Opening Day 3
9:05am   Honoring Rotarians, Tom Schmidt
10-10:30am   Rotary’s involvement in Human Trafficking
                       Dave McCleary, Director, Rotarian Action Group against Slavery in America                                                           
10:45-11:15am      Empowering Youth   Amy Gibbs     Lowell Early Act (taped presentation)
                                                                                      Grand Rapids Interact
                                                                                     Muskegon Rotaract
                                                                                    Global Scholar Nathan Reynolds                                                                                                                        
11:30- 11:50 am  Getting through my Rotary year in a Pandemic, District Governor, Jon Catlin                         
11:55-noon          Elk Rapids Gary Chenoweth | Invitation to the 2022 District Conference
Noon                   Closing Remarks
 
Page News
 
Following Thursday's speaker, we will be going into breakrooms for a virtual cocktail hour!
 
 
 
 
 
 
2021 Virtual District Conference
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Rotary International District 6290 District Governor, Jon Catlin
 
 
Rotary International President, Holger Knaack
 
 
 
Anne Bonney
 
Anne makes getting uncomfortable fun. Her energetic and entertaining delivery will keep your audience engaged, and they will walk away with immediately applicable tactics they can use to confidently attack those moments where action is uncomfortable, but action is the best next step.
 
 
John Hankins, Rotary Club of Grand Rapids
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
 
 
Mark Fisher, President and CEO, Council of the Great Lakes Region
 
 
Nilam Bedi, Chair, Environmental Action Committee Rotary District 7070
 
 
Chris Well, Do-Goodery Rotaract Club of Market Harborough, England
 
 
Mark Andresky, District Education Facilitator 
A Lesson in Leadership
 
 
Dave McCleary, Director, Rotarian Action Group against Slavery in American
 
Honoring our deceased Rotarians