The Friar Tuck Resort, Spa & Convention Center
Conf '07 Credentials
The Friar Tuck Resort, Spa & Convention Center in Catskill, NY
View the awesome District Conference 2007 slide show, courtesy of our PR Chair Bob! View the first pictures from Conference 2007 uploaded by DG Marlene while at the Zone Institute, along with Zone pictures! We celebrated with "A Blast to the Past & the Future!" where attendees met our international eClub members, our GSE team from India, our Inbound YE's, Marlene's team & family! They brought * credentials for voting at our Friday afternoon business meeting * cameras for the Friday night YE Parade of Nations * costume (Sherwood Forest, Star Trek, Star Wars) for Friday night optional contest fun, followed by karaoke & jazz! * Rotary questions for our Saturday morning breakout sessions * golf bag * casual clothes for the bocce / tennis / basketball courts, yoga * bathing suits for the indoor & outdoor pools, jacuzzi, sauna, and paddle boat pond * fancy duds for Saturday night's Parade of President's & Special Guests & Dignitaries, plus our keynote speakers, "The Rotary Musicians" and "Broadway Bash!" Guessed the Monk & R2D2 candy #'s! Entered the free overnite at Friar Tuck!
The 2007 District Conference was held Friday September 28 to Sunday September 30, 2007 at The Friar Tuck Resort, Spa & Convention Center, one of the Northeast's premier resorts, blending old medieval times with the new, including spacious yet charming banquet facilities and conference rooms. The unspoiled beauty and serenity of the region offers an alternative to the traditional urban conference hotel and city convention center. With its convenient proximity, two hours from Utica, right off the Thruway, the resort boasts 500 beautifully appointed guest rooms, fully refurbished to offer unique surroundings and modern conveniences.
Guests take advantage of the following on-premise amenities: two large outdoor swimming pools; outdoor Jacuzzi & Kiddies pool; large pond with paddle boats; large indoor swimming pool; indoor Jacuzzi, steam & sauna rooms; outdoor courts for handball, tennis, basketball, bocce & shuffleboard; video arcade & game room with ping pong, pool table & foosball; fitness center, and gift shop. Their European Spa & Salon is also available. "Come back with us to Medieval times at the Friar Tuck Resort & Spa. Nestled in the picturesque Catskills, surrounded by the timeless majesty of the mountains, this the perfect place to share Rotary fellowship, relax and enjoy amenities for the entire family, no matter what the age, in a truly unique affordable setting!" - District Governor Marlene Brown
In medieval times, feasting played a major role in any celebration. At Friar Tuck this tradition still holds true, featuring renowned restaurants with Italian-American cuisine. In-room amenities include Internet access, marble bathrooms, coffee makers, hair dryers, iron & ironing boards, and more. A full-service resort, it also boasts the finest live entertainment, unparalleled sports and leisure amenities on-site, including a new European-style Spa and Salon; fitness center with steam and sauna; 3 outdoor swimming pools plus indoor pool featuring huge indoor Jacuzzi; tennis, basketball, handball, shuffleboard, volleyball, bocce, kids playground; paddleboats on the geese pond; discounted greens fees on two nearby golf courses; gift shop, video arcade and game room. Howe Caverns is less than an hour away. Just down the road is Pony & Horse Rides, a Championship Golf Course, and the Olana Art Museum.
The Friar Tuck Resort, Spa & Convention Center in the Catskills Mountains
BY CAR -
From The North:
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From The South
We are proud to announce this year's District Conference R. I. President's Rep - David M. Michaux. David, a past Rotary International Director, hails from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. David joined the Rotary Club of Myrtle Beach in 1974 and has 32 years of perfect attendance.
Born in Atlanta, Ga., Rotarian Michaux graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. After college, he served a term in the U.S. Marine Corps, attaining the rank of captain. For many years, David worked for the Bank of America in Myrtle Beach, S.C., USA, as a trust business development officer. Prior to that, he was a partner in a firm in Atlanta specializing in insurance and surety bonds for contractors.
Serving as Governor of District 7770 in 1984-85, David led a Group Study Exchange Team to District 2260 in Norway in 1989, and in 1992 was his District's Delegate to the Council on Legislation held in Anaheim, Ca. A Delegate to the 2007 Council, he served as part of the Sgt. @ Arms Committee at the International Institutes and International Conventions. He recently ended a three year stint on the Rotary International Finance Committee, serving as Vice-Chairman 2005-2006. David was the Zones 33 & 34 representative on the RI Presidential Nominating Committee in 2003 for the 2005-06 International President and in 2005 for the 2007-08 President.
For three years he served as International Convention Aide to the family of RI President Glenn Kinross. He has been the President's Personal Representative to numerous District Conferences. In 1999 the Rotary International Board of Directors awarded David their highest distinction , the "Service Above Self" award. A Major Donor to the Rotary Foundation and a Benefactor, David and his wife have a son and daughter and two grandchildren.
Saturday night keynoters Dave Groner & Ann Lee Hussey will mesmerize you with their stores of Water Projects in Africa and Polio immunizations in India!
PDG Dave Groner, from District 6360 in
Michigan, is the 2004-2007 Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator for
Zone 28. Dave drove an ambulance 3200 miles to Belize as part of the
first D6360 Belize-Serve Caravan, a District World Community Service
Project, donating 172 tons of school supplies to 44 elementary schools.
Ann Lee Hussey, from Maine's District
7780, is an Animal Medical Technician who with her Rotarian husband,
own Village Veterinary Clinic in NH. She joined the Rotary Club of South
Berwick, Maine in April 2002 and has has served her club and District
as Chair of many Committees and as Club President. For Rotary year 2006-07
she served her District as Chair of World Community Service and as District
Polio Plus Chair. She remains active in the her Club, serving as Polio
Plus Chair and as Foundation Chair for 2007-08.
Charles Adams is the International Ambassador of District 7190 for Water, Health & Hunger, Literacy, 2006-present. A Rotarian involved with the Clean Water Plan for Haiti Project, he will present at both the Saturday evening Plenary and at a Saturday morning breakout session. Pictured above on the left, Charles examines a new source of sand for a water filtration project he's setting up in Haiti. Adams was kidnapped there, but continued his work after he was released. With several masters degrees and a great deal of experience and expertise, Charles represents Rotary District 7190 at conferences; consults with Rotary Clubs, NGO's, and funding agencies in the design and implementation of humanitarian projects in developing nations.
The Rotary Club of Petion-Ville, Haiti, in partnership with Pure Water for the World, Inc's goal is to stimulate a national, private-sector, Rotary supported, sustainable clean-water plan for Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Dirty water is killing our children. So, beginning in the summer of 2007, they expect the first in a series of Rotary projects to be launched aimed at "Clean Water for Every School in Haiti". Teachers and students are ideal candidates to educate the community and get hygiene, sanitation, and clean water to be a part of daily life in individual homes. One of the original members of the United Nations and a member of the Organization of American States (OAS), Haiti ranks last out of 147 countries on the international Water Poverty Index and remains the least-developed country in the Western Hemisphere.
2007 DISTRICT CONFERENCE COMMITTEES:
Conference Chair– Earl Lewis, Rotary eClub
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