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 their clubs. This session is designed for specific position holders (Presidents-Elect, Secretaries, Treasurers, Club Foundation Chairs and Club Membership Chairs) to learn with and engage district leaders and subject matter experts. Participants will network with other Rotarians who hold similar positions in the morning and will meet by club after lunch to share and refine goals for the club prior to entering them into Rotary Club Central. Facilitators, Assistant Governors, and other district leaders will be available to support clubs in this process. The collection of goals from each of our Rotary Clubs truly is the foundation for our District’s goals.
A District Training Assembly is also the first opportunity for most club leaders to engage the District Governor-Elect and learn about the Rotary President’s Theme for the upcoming year. We will kick off our morning on May 14 at 9 AM at the University of Findlay with a presentation about the Presidential Citation and some specific thoughts about how we might celebrate the Centennial of The Rotary Foundation as a District and sharpen our focus on membership attraction, retention and engagement. A special emphasis will be placed on Public Image and other district programs prior to break-outs for the positions listed below. The day will conclude with a short business meeting and adjourn by 3 PM. Remember, Presidents-Elect must attend the District Business Session to vote on the District Budget!
Sessions are offered for the positions listed below. Your club leaders will have the chance to network in sessions designed only for them through teaching each other as well as learning from district subject matter experts! NOTE: Due to space limitations, there will only be sessions offered for these club leaders.
- President (2016-17)
- Incoming presidents will spend additional time with our DGE, discuss questions that have arisen since PETS, and have an open forum to share concerns and solicit input from their peers. District Leaders will attend sessions with our PEs.
- Secretaries and Treasurers
- Members are encouraged to bring their laptop or tablet to use the online tools available to manage key activities for which they are responsible.
- Club Rotary Foundation Committee Chair
- May also be the member designated as the Foundation Administrative Coordinator.
- This session is not a Foundation Seminar or a Grants Management Seminar. It is designed to help you become more effective in telling our story, inspiring giving and providing meaningful recognition to members for their support of The Rotary Foundation.
- Club Membership Committee Chair
- This session does not replace the Membership Seminar. It is focused on sharing best practices on member education, integration and recognition.
If you hold one of the positions above in the upcoming Rotary Year, please register HERE. In order to right size the rooms and have an accurate count for meals, please ensure that your team has registered no later than Friday, April 29 at 5 p.m.
If you have any questions about our District Training Assembly, please don’t hesitate to reach out to District Trainer Ken Robinson. Your district leadership team is excited to gather with you and your club team to enjoy great fellowship, be inspired together, and advance the mission of Rotary!