2017 District 5010 Assembly and Conference
- Assembly - April 27, 2016
- Conference - April 28-30, 2017
Rotary District 5010 Conference Agenda
April 27-April 30, 2017
Thursday, April 27th DISTRICT ASSEMBLY
- “Up, Up, and Away!” District Assembly, Hosted by District Governor Elect, Harry Kieling 10AM-4:30PM, with an introductory welcome by Zone 24W Rotary Coordinator and Director’s Rep. Jackie Hobal
Chart your own course through a series of exciting and interactive breakout sessions designed for you to discuss and dig deeper into topics that interest you. Explore ways to take action in your community, lead your club, promote Rotary, engage Youth, and much, much more.
- “Adventure, Straight Ahead.” District Assembly Luncheon, 12:45-2PM, featuring RI President’s Rep PDG Elizabeth Smith Yeats, Rotary Public Image Coordinator, Zone 29
Unknown conditions ahead are a norm for aviators. Join us for this fun theme lunch which will feature a special twist. This won’t be your normal lunch, and our Leadership Academy Graduates will be your table Captains.
- “The Road Well Traveled”, Past District Governor’s & VIP Dinner, Ludwig’s, 5:30-7:30
By invitation only, this special gathering honors those who have captained the ship, and our special VIP guests.
- “Change the Course of the Future” 7-11PM The Pub, Downtown Sitka
If you could guarantee a great journey for only $26.50, would you do it? Join us for an evening of live music, appetizers, and a tribute to the Rotary Foundation. $26.50 gets you an evening of great music, prizes, food, and more. Plus your donation helps The Foundation. **Please note that regular menu items are available for an additional cost at The Pub for those that desire to dine.
Friday, April 28th
- Grand Opening Umbrella Parade, Main Street, Sitka, 9AM
Rain or shine, bring your own unusual umbrella or grab one of our Rotary umbrellas as we celebrate everything Rotary. Surprise us with your creativity, and then grab our special passport to get great deals in all of the local Sitka shops.
- “This is Here, This is Now, You are the Future of Rotary.” Opening Celebration, Centennial Hall, 12:30-1:45PM, with RI Director Nominee Jeffry Cadorette and a special tribute to the 150th Anniversary of Alaska and the Yukon
Start the festivities off right with a welcome you’re sure to put in your memory book. 2017 is a monumental year for Rotary, and for Alaska and the Yukon. There are historic moments that deeply impact communities far beyond their scope of time. Hear from RI Director Nominee Jeffry Cadorette about why we should not only celebrate the past, but also steer our compass to the future.
- “You Never Know What You Can Make Happen”, 2-3PM featuring Razia Jan
Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation has been shaped by the spirit and vision of Razia Jan. Founder of the Zabuli Education Center, Razia has worked for many years to forge connections between Afghans and Americans. Her humanitarian efforts are honored in First Lady Laura Bush's 2016 book We Are Afghan Women. She is a CNN Top Ten Hero, a Rotarian, and a recipient of Rotary’s Service Above Self Award in 2016.
- “Sharing Our Stories to Grow Membership” 3:15-4PM featuring RI Presidential Rep, PDG Elizabeth Smith Yeats.
“Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure.” – Irving Wallace. Why Rotary’s story is so important. Learn how new media and Rotary’s new tools are essential to our future success.
- Assistant Governor Shoreside Social, 5-6:30 PM, Sitka Centennial Hall Seaside Patio
It’s not the Lido deck, but the closest thing we can get. Grab your fun fishing outfits and join us portside with live music, cocktails, and more.
- Steer Your Way Into Service, Rotary E-Club and Youth Exchange Project, 6-9PM, Sitka Fine Arts Camp
Two powerhouses join together to create a great project to benefit the community. This awesome event will be followed by a movie and pizza night for the kids at the Fine Arts Camp. Project starts at 6, Dinner and a movie starts at 7:30.
- Pier Pleasure Seafood Spectacular! 7-11PM, Centennial Hall. Featuring Ray Troll and the Ratfish Wranglers and Authentic Alaskan Seafood
Grab your Xtratufs, your fishing clothes and celebrate everything seafood with the famous Ray Troll and his musical band of fishy folks. Travel around the room tasting fresh Alaskan seafood, enjoy live music, and more. This is an event not to be missed. **Please note this event will be open to the public on an invitation only basis. **Dress is casual Alaskan.
Saturday, April 29th
- Presidents’ Breakfasts, 7:30-8:30AM
Whether you’ve driven the President’s boat, are driving it now, or are set to sail soon, join some of Rotary’s VIP’s for a Q&A at breakfast, with opening thoughts from our world travelers, Rotary Youth Exchange
- General Breakfast for all others, 7:30-8:30AM, Centennial Hall
- “Women in Rotary: What an Adventure It’s Been!”9:15-10:15AM Centennial Hall, featuring Past RI Director Julia Phelps.
“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” Rotary is celebrating its 30th Anniversary of Women in its ranks. Hear the exhilarating history from one of Rotary’s leading women who paved the way, and what she thinks about women in Rotary moving forward.
- “The Power of Connections. From Young to Old, There’s Something for Everyone in Rotary”, 10:30-11:45, featuring Mayo Woodward, former Charter Member with DG Michelle of the Sunset Rotary Club of Tallahassee.
Chartering new clubs isn’t easy, especially if you don’t have a roadmap, but Michelle and Mayo did exactly that back in Tallahassee for a group of young professionals. Learn how you can engage every age group and make their Rotary adventure worth every minute. From new clubs to your club, you’re sure to learn something.
- Luncheon, “Oh, the Places, You’ll Go!”, 12-1:45PM RI President’s Rep Elizabeth Smith Yeats, and joined by Julia Phelps, Jeffry Cadorette, and Jackie Hobal in a roundtable discussion with audience participation.
Rotary offers an amazing adventure that you can take advantage of. Learn more about where Rotary plans to go in the future, and how you can help make it happen. From the new customizable meetings, to brand new “mileage plans”, Rotary has some awesome opportunities for your clubs. Learn all about it, first-hand here.
- “I’m 26, and I’ve Been a Rotarian for Half my Life.” Mitty Chang, President E-Club of Silicon Valley, 2-3:00 PM
From Interact, to Rotaract, and now the President of the E-Club of Silicon Valley, Rotary has been the trip of a lifetime. You won’t want to miss this amazing Rotarian’s stories. #futureofRotary #Rotaract
- Major Donors Reception, Centennial Hall, 5:00-6:00PM
You’ll need a special passport to attend this very special event honoring those who have invested in the future of Rotary’s efforts through the Rotary Foundation. Featuring special whiskey pairings from the Jim Beam Corporation.
- Rotary Youth Exchange Balloon and Silent Auction, Centennial Hall 6:00-7:30
The original creator of memories, Rotary Youth Exchange brings you their annual fundraiser and auction. From trips to artisan items from around the world, bid high and bid often! Your donation helps the next dream come true.
- Governor’s Banquet featuring Past Rotary International President, Richard D. King, Centennial Hall, 7PM, featuring local Sitka entertainment and various live performers.
Larger than life Rotary icon, RI Past President Richard King, joins us for an entertaining and enlightening (and often humorous) look at Rotary and beyond. “Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”
Sunday, April 30th
- Wonderous Waters, Whale Watching Breakfast Tour Aboard Allen Marine, 8:00-10:00AM, Remarks by District Governor Michelle O’Brien and various dignitaries, **Please note that those leaving on domestic flights will have plenty of time to check in at the airport in Sitka for southbound flights if you are leaving at noon.
The Grand Finale to the tour….join us aboard Allen Marine’s famous, enclosed small ships for a tour around the spectacular beauty of Sitka’s waters to not only honor those who have departed, but to celebrate our future legacies. A beautiful vessel and knowledgeable captain are at your command for this soul-stirring coastal scenery. Guests will have an opportunity to honor the departed by casting flowers upon the water.
Colony High School Interact Club
to purchase books written in Spanish, for Mayan Families.
Interact clubs are required to participate in an international service project of their choosing.
The State previously gave the Rotary Falls their blessing.
April Khongsavanh (1st place)
Lilly Otte (4th place)
Areina Czarny (Did not finish)
Kiersten Sierra (2nd place)
Riley Glasen (3rd place)
Members of the Wasilla Sunrise Rotary recently gathered to install much needed benches
at the inclusive playground at Wasilla Lake.
MYHouse Appliances and Mat-Su Valley Rotary Clubs
by Kaplan, Sondra
A great big thank you to the Rotary Clubs of Palmer, Wasilla, Sunrise, and Susitna for
taking part in the MYHouse Appliance Grant. Wsilla Sunrise Donated $300 to the project.
MyHouse celebrated their grand opening on August 8th at their new Gathering Center off of Herning and Lucille
Thank you to the Palmer Rotary and the Wasilla Noon Rotary for purchasing a washer and dryer from Allen and Peterson for our Gathering Place.
The WSRC appropriated $500 toward the Honor Flights
in support of John Warner and John Glass’ efforts for the WWII Vets
and in memory of so many of the fathers of Club members. Great work John, John and Ron.