The 2013 District Conference will be held at
Downs Casino & Hotel, Vernon NY
The 2013 District 7150 conference (Friday-Sunday,
April 26–28, 2013 at Vernon Downs Hotel in Vernon), will begin
on Fri. evening and conclude late Sun. morning. Please complete and
return the Registration
form as soon as possible to lock in low advanced rates.
Please share this among all District Rotarians.
Highlights of the 2013 Rotary District 7150
The Special District 7150 Conference Theme will
recognize District Rotary Clubs' Projects to benefit Veterans and those
with Special Needs. Clubs have been encouraged to submit a club project
for the benefit of Veterans or Special Needs for a Conference Award.
The Special Conference Award form for clubs to submit a project for
consideration is available on the District Website or in the Credo.
Rotary Clubs are also invited to sponsor Veterans and those with Special
Needs to attend some or all of the conference, with a special conference
rate (see this noted on the form). In addition there is a separate Non-Rotarian
rate for Clubs to invite guests to attend only the Saturday Evening
Gala Banquet celebration.
The Conference Theme will once again recognize Rotary's New Generations.
District Rotary Clubs' are encouraged to nominate youth in the district
to receive recognition with the Award for New Generations Excellence.
The New Generations Conference Award form for clubs to nominate a youth
for a New Generations Award of Excellence is available above.
This will be a time to celebrate the Rotary GSE in-bound and out-bound
teams who will both be in attendance at this year's conference. The
conference will allow those in attendance to make a special connection
to our District outbound team who has shared their vocations across
the miles to the land "Down Under" as well as to hear from
our visiting Australian team about the wonders of their land.
Discounts Available on an already Low Priced District Conference: Once
again Conference is located within the District and the rates are the
lowest in years. On top of that, there is an Early Bird discount for
Rotarians registering in advance for the conference (by February 20,
2013), so sign up early!
Options Available to Encourage Attendance by District Rotarians: There
is a special one day registration rate to encourage attendance by those
who are unable to attend the full 3 day conference. These are indicated
with the Categories "WIN" for the full 3 day conference, "PLACE"
for Saturday only, or "SHOW" for Friday only. There is also
a special Rotarian + Spouse/Partner 3-day Couple's rate to encourage
families to attend.
The Rotary District Conference is our opportunity to come together from
all across our District to celebrate our achievements, learn about the
many good works being undertaken by District Rotarians, and meet other
like minded, service minded individuals who operate in fellowship and
camaraderie under the Rotary banner to promote "Peace Through Service."
2013 District 7150 Conference - Highlights
Friday, April 26, 2013
3:30-6:30 P.M. Registration Hotel Lobby; 6:30-10:00 P.M. House of Friendship
Set up /Open
7:15-7:20 P.M. Veterans Honor Guard Marine Corps Honor Guard;
7:20-9:05 P.M. Plenary Session for all Rotarians Dana Jerrard
7:15-8:00 P.M. Buffet Dinner Grand Ballroom in Hotel
8:00-9:05 P.M. Conference Address - BFTW Ward Vuillemot
Conference Address – Special Needs Erica Oswald; Welcome from
RI President Suraj P. Bhatia [Raj]
Magician/Entertainment/Drawings Leon Etienne & Jeff Jones; 9:05-Til?
Hospitality w/Celebrity Bartenders 7th Fl
Saturday, April 27, 2013 – Morning District Assembly
7:30-8:45 A.M. Buffet Breakfast Grand Ballroom
8:00-5:00 P.M. House of Friendship Open Ballroom Annex
9:00-9:15 A.M. Youth Exchange Training YE Committee, 7th Floor
9:00-9:15 A.M. District Business Meeting DGE Schonewetter, Presidents
Elect Only PJ Scott/Sue Reisman
9:15-10:45 A.M. Plenary Session for all Rotarians Grand Ballroom
District Assembly Introductions Dennis Schonewetter, Membership Initiatives
Rotary Foundation Update PJ Scott, RI Technology Overview Pete Cardamone/Val
10:45 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. Rotary/Partner Activities & Golf Separate
10:45-11:45 A.M. Data Entry Training-Club PE & Sec Room 318. 10:45-11:45
A.M. IT Security Jarrod Borek
11:45 A.M.-12:30 Buffet Lunch Grand Ballroom
12:30 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. Rotary/Partner Activities & Golf Separate
4:30 P.M.-6:00 P.M. Governor's Reception & 3rd Floor Deck, Social
Cash Bar/YE Entertainment Grand Ballroom
5:30 P.M.-6:00 P.M. Official Lineup for Gala Banquet Jenny Doane
6:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. Syracuse Honor Guard w/Lone Piper Dan Murphy
Intro RI Pres Rep & Honored Guests Jana Haldenwang, YE Introductions/Outbound
Jackets YE Committee
Gala Banquet & YE Entertainment Grand Ballroom
8:00 P.M.-9:50 P.M. DG Welcome Louis Steppello, GSE Australian Team
Introductions Tom Collins
D9780 GSE Team Presentation Jane Auchettl, Team Leader, RI President’s
Rep Address Suraj P. Bhatia [Raj]
9:50 P.M. – Til? Drawings & Hospitality Suite Jeff Jones,
7th Floor Suite
Sunday, April 28th, 2013
7:30 A.M.- 8:45 A.M. Breakfast Buffet Grand Ballroom, 8:00-10:00am House
of Friendship Closes Ballroom Annex
8:30 A.M.- 9:05 A.M. Interfaith Rotary Memorial Service Ed Paparella,
Volunteers Jenny Doane
9:15 A.M.- 10:00 A.M. Conference Awards for Veterans, DG Lou/ VA Rep
Special Needs & New Generations Jack Best/Peter Cardamone
10:00 A.M- 10:15 A.M Conference Address - Veterans US Representative
10:15 A.M.-10:30 A.M. RI President’s Rep Farewell Suraj P. Bhatia
10:30 A.M.-11:00 A.M. District Conference 2014 Dennis Schonewetter
11:00 A.M. Closing Ceremony & 4 way test Jeff Jones, Dana Jerrard
View 2013 Conference pictures below!