Maybe you've been to our Rotary District 6910 Conference before, but have you ever been on a Rotary Family Vacation? Well, this year we're offering you that opportunity for
Maybe you’ve been to our Rotary District 6910 Conference before, but have you ever been on a Rotary Family Vacation? Well, this year we’re offering you that opportunity for something completely different — your Rotary Family Vacation in Asheville, North Carolina April 23-26, 2020.
The Crowne Plaza Hotel and Resort will be the site of our Conference, and it’s the perfect venue for you to experience the Family of Rotary in vacation mode! On Thursday night, all Rotarians, spouses and significant others, children, and guests will be part of an evening of BBQ buffet, club-run games, story-telling, and Rotary fellowship!
Friday morning starts with a First-Time Conference Attendees Welcome Overview before breakfast and the morning general session where nationally-recognized storyteller Connie Regan-Blake returns to talk about how to tell your Rotary story! The keynote address will be given by Rotary International Zone 33-34 Director and new RI Treasurer, our own David Stovall. Then, a ceremonious ribbon-cutting will officially open the House of Friendship where clubs will feature their signature service project or fundraiser.
Our Rotary Foundation Luncheon will feature Rotary Peace Fellow Linh Vo Thi My talking about her peace-building training and worldwide experience, including her foundation to teach Vietnamese girls and young women how to speak English as a vehicle for improving their lives. A new District Conference feature, Linh will be participating throughout the Conference with a table in the House of Friendship.
Friday afternoon features our on-site community service project: A 50,000 Meals Build to provide nutritious packaged meals to a local food pantry! There will then be plenty of time afterwards to explore the many on-site outdoor activities — adult or kid’s zip line, mountain biking, swimming, tennis, golf, and so much more — or in downtown Asheville before an early club dinner.
We will then reconvene for our Rotary’s Got Talent Show, featuring the best club performances from District Governor Don’s official club visits . . . and you will help judge the winners! Before retiring for the night after a very busy day, there will be more after-hours Rotary fellowship in our House of Friendship.
Saturday will be just as jam-packed! The morning begins with an Interfaith Service and Memorial to Departed Rotarians before a buffet breakfast and our next general session featuring Retired Brigadier General Stewart Rodeheaver’s amazing holographic presentation that will astound you! The entire afternoon is yours for more family vacation fun, from visiting the Biltmore Estate to experiencing the countless on-site or Asheville area activities.
Our Saturday night banquet, as always, will feature our Club of the Year and major District Awards and keynote speaker renowned business leader Michael Coles (of Kennesaw State University’s Coles College of Business fame) before District Governor Elect Tina Fischlin’s leadership parade, Governor-line pinning, and traditional signing of Auld Lang Syne (followed by final after-hours Rotary fellowship in the House of Friendship) to close out our Rotary Family Vacation. You will have all day on Sunday to continue your personal family vacation before returning to Georgia!
Unlike some District Conferences in the past, children and youth will be an integral part of our 2020 Rotary Family Vacation. Stay tuned for more details about that and other specific components of the weekend happening, as well as hotel reservations and event registration opening soon!
Mark your calendars for April 23-26, 2020 in Asheville! You won’t want to miss it!