The District Training Assembly is an annual event designed to inspire incoming club leaders and to equip them with the knowledge and tools necessary to effectively lead with you during your year. The Assembly is also the first opportunity for your team to engage the District Governor-Elect and learn about the Rotary President’s Theme for the upcoming year, Be the Inspiration. We will kick off our morning with DGE Maris talking about our theme for the larger group and her vision for the upcoming Rotary Year. We will then transition into groups as outlined below where members can connect with others who hold similar positions and interests.  Here is the schedule for the day.

8:30 – 9:00 Registration at Kalahari Resort in Sandusky
9:00 – 9:30 District governor-elect’s remarks and presentation of the 2018-19 Theme
9:30 – 9:45 Transition to Break-out sessions by cohort
9:45 – 11:45 Sessions by Role or interest
Noon-1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 1:30 District Business Session / Presidents-Elect vote on budget, other district business
1:30 – 2:00 Closing Session / Open time for Q&A for DGE Maris, District Leaders
  • Presidents-Elect
    • Review the Presidential Citation, tactical training on Rotary Club Central and Goal Entry and how to use the reports for the Citation at My Rotary as management tools for your year. Bring your laptop!
  • Club Secretaries
    • Focused on how secretaries support entering information to track the Presidential Citation. Secretaries will also discuss the importance of keeping positions current and ensuring all member data is added both in the Rotary International and District databases (DacDb) – with help on how to do so. We encourage you to bring your laptop!
  • Membership Chairs
    • Learn how clubs may allow for greater flexibility in membership types, meeting schedules and formats, how to conduct a classification study to create a plan for diversifying membership per this year’s Presidential Citation, and brainstorm member engagement and recruitment ideas.
  • Youth Chairs
    • Learn about District and International Programs that touch youth and young adults including presentations on Rotary Youth Exchange, Four Way Test Speech and Essay, STRIVE, Interact, and Rotaract.
  • Grant Learning Lab and Project Showcase
    • Opportunities for clubs to share current or potential local and international projects, recruit for partnerships while also meeting leaders for and seeing displays about our Group Study Exchange and MESA, our Medical Equipment and Supplies Abroad program. Coaching on District and Global Grant processes available for Grant Committee members. Bring your questions and business cards!

Any interested member is welcome to join a session above. If members of your club are unsure of where to jump in, we particularly encourage attendance in the Youth Session! Those who are committed to serving as club president in 2019-20 are especially encouraged to come and join District Governor Nominee Carolyn Huston for lunch and the opportunity to meet your leadership group.

Remember, Club Presidents Elect must attend this session in order to vote on the District Budget. You are your club’s only vote at our district business session!

Click HERE to have a registration link sent to you. In order to right size the rooms and have an accurate count for meals, please ensure that your team has registered no later than Monday, April 23.

If you have any questions about our District Assembly, please contact District Trainer Ken Robinson. We’re excited to gather with you and your team to enjoy great fellowship, be inspired together, and advance the mission of Rotary!