April, 2021

A Note from Your District Governor

Speaker & Event Lineup: Virtual District Conference!

Are you ready to Rock in Rockwell City? Check out this jam-packed lineup that will inspire you to keep rocking this summer and beyond:

Friday, April 30

  • “Reimaging Clubs and Starting New Ones”: Tom Gump, District 5950 Governor 

  • “Hope, Rebounding, & Energy Looking Forward - Ideas to Share for Your Clubs”: PDG Tina Hall, Decorah Rotary Club

  • Polio Update: PDG Newell Krogmann, District 5960 

  • Rotary International Award Ceremony; Presenters include:

    • PDG Jill Olsen, Service Above Self Award 

    • Don Meyer, District Foundation Chair, Foundation Meritorious Service Award

  • Zoom social and wrap-up presentation

Saturday, May 1

  • Welcome video and message from DG Lowell Stoolman

  • National anthem performed by South Central Calhoun Interact students

  • Keynote:“The First 15 Seconds,” a presentation about making first impressions by Michael Angelo Caruso

  • “Membership Strength is in Our Diversity” by Emily Tucker, Regional Membership Officer

  • Auction Bidding and Duck Pluck

  • “Global Scholarship Experience: A Year in Brighton, England” by Connor Roth, 2019-2020 Global Scholar                                                       

  • “Three Ways Interact & Rotaract Can Boost Your Club” by Katie Wilford, District Rotaract/Interact Chair    

  • “Unconscious Bias” by PDG Michelle Bell

  • Video by Rotary International President Nominee, Jennifer Jones

  • “District Grant Seminar” by Don Meyer DRFCC 

  • “Going Hybrid – Engaging In-Person/Virtual Club Meetings" by John Crudele, District 5950 

Saturday Optional (Awesome) Sessions with Katie Wilford:

  • “Nuts and Bolts of Interact”

  • “Wholly Wrapped Rotaract”

If you haven’t already, sign up for the district conference today on the district website. I’m excited to visit with you at this fun, informative virtual event.

Passing the Presidential Torch

The 2021 North Central President Elect Training (NCPETs) is in the books. Thank you to everyone who attended, spoke, and facilitated as part of this important training program. Attendees: Please fill out the feedback survey you should have received by email. Your responses will help us improve on next year’s NCPETs training.

Presidents-Elect: July 1 will be here before you know it! Now is the time to establish your board and committees, as well as conduct visioning with your club members. These exercises help establish what your members hope the club will become in the future. Please watch for a tool kit to help with your planning - it will be coming soon from the District Membership committee.