2017 Conference Schedule

Fri Oct 13

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Registration (Ballroom Foyer)

Conference Office, Boardroom

10:00 AM - 11:45 AM

District 5500 Council on Legislation

11:45 AM - 1:45 PM

Opening Plenary Session: Lunch & Keynote Speaker Michael Angelo Caruso - Sponsored by Caterpillar read more...

Topic: Engage Anyone In 15 Seconds

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

BREAKOUTS

Effective Marketing and Branding For Your Club read more...

Julie Brinks, Vice President-General Manager, Nexstar Media Group, Grand Rapids, MI

Sponsored by Mr. CarWash

Domestic Abuse read more...

Patty O'Berry, Founder: Hands of a Friend (Manos Amigas), Green Valley

Sponsored by Valle Verde RC

Rotarians For Life read more...

Bob Shaff, Customers for Life Consulting, Tucson RC

Sponsored by The Temp Connection

Project CURE read more...

Nadine Armstrong, Executive Director, Phoenix

Sponsored by GroundProbe

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

BREAKOUTS

All You Need to Know About The Rotary Foundation, District & Global Grants read more...

PDG Michael Drake, PDG Teree Bergman, PDG Sally Montagne & Bob White

Sponsored by Caterpillar

Human Trafficking read more...

Lisa Hansen, Lead Facilitator, Sold No More, Tucson

Sponsored by Caterpillar

Club Leadership read more...

Michael Angelo Caruso, Topic: Effective Leadership; Getting Rotarians to DO Stuff

Sponsored by Saddlebrooke Sunrise RC

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

An Informal Q&A with the District Governor read more...

District 5500 Governer Joe Hentges

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Hospitality Evening: Courtyard Rooms East of Hotel Swimming Pool

Sat Oct 14

6:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Registration (Ballroom Foyer)

7:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Paul Harris Society Breakfast - Speaker, John Matthews, Zone 25-26 Director

Breakfast with Rotarians Presentations: A ShelterBox Update & District Awards

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

BREAKOUTS

Rotary Uganda Project-Mechanics Of Getting It Done read more...

Dana Smith, FNP, Tucson

Sponsored by Karen Woodard

Becoming An Effective Rotary Communicator read more...

Julie Brinks, Vice President-General Manager, Nexstar Media Group, Grand Rapids, MI

Sponsored by Mr. CarWash

Young Rotarians In Action, "The Game for the World" (continuing to 11:30) read more...

Rotaract, Interact, RYLA & Youth Exchange Panel

Sponsored by GroundProbe & Karen Woodard

Conflict Resolution At The Club Level read more...

Don Jorgensen, Ph.D., CEAP

Sponsored by First Things First & The Temp Connection

Conference Office, Boardroom

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

BREAKOUTS

Arizona Wine Industry read more...

Kief Manning, President Kief Joshua Winery

Sponsored by Tubac RC

Learn Some Elementary Things About Fundraising For Non-Profit Organizations read more...

Michael Celaya, Director of Development-UA Foundation; Doug Woodard, Professor Emeritus, Casas Adobes RC; Jo Holt, Marana RC

Sponsored by HudBay and Marana RC

Women in Rotary Panel Discussion read more...

Jennifer Jones, Rene Pothetes, Ellie Patterson, Julie Rippenhagen & Wendy Hobbs

Sponsored by Dove Mountain RC

Talk To Me: Round Table Discussions On Topics read more...

(1) How to start an Interact/Rotaract Club

(2)How to start a club literacy project

(3) Making your club vibrant & healthy

(4) Presidents gathering to talk about challenges they face as president

(5) Understanding social platform subcultures in recruitment & retention of members.

Sponsored by Caterpillar

11:30 AM - 1:45 PM

Plenary Session: Lunch & Keynote Speaker Susan B. Neuman - Sponsored by First Things First

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

BREAKOUTS

Early Learning in Arizona read more...

Lesette DeMars & Jaymie Jacobs, First Things First

Sponsored by First Things First

Recent RI Changes Which Give Clubs More Flexibility read more...

PDG Michael Drake

Sponsored by Insight Solutions

How Do You Get Your Club In Print & TV read more...

Jan Howard, Strong Point Marketing

Sponsored by Caterpillar

The Power Of Readalouds In The Literate Lives Of Children read more...

Robert Wortman, Consultant, Adjunct Faculty UA

Sponsored by First Things First

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

BREAKOUTS

Money Talk, Transparancy At The Club Level, Forming a 501(c)(3) Or Using The District Foundation read more...

PDG Randy Brooks, President D5500 Foundation; Tom Cariseo, District 5500 Treasurer

Sponsored by First Things First

The Use Of Social Media To Enhance Your Club read more...

DGN Diane Ventura-Goodyear, The Computer Nanny

Sponsored by HudBay

Successful Literacy Service Projects read more...

Michael Morissey, Yuma Sunrise RC; Virginia Juettner & FTF, Valle Verde RC; Jim Murray & Make Way for Books, Tucson RC

Sponsored by Tucson Sunrise RC

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Reception for District Governor Elect Kirk Reed

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Gala Dinner: Keynote Speaker: Jennifer Jones - Sponsored by Mr. CarWash & Karen Woodard

Sun Oct 15

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration (Ballroom Foyer)

Conference Office, Boardroom

8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Salute to Veterans Breakfast & Program - John Matthews, Director, Zone 25-26