Full Schedule

Friday Lunch

October 29 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm in Ballroom D/E

Parade of Governors – Ann Marsh and Denny Scanlan

Special Guest – RI Rep Dr. Julia Phelps

Peace Fellow Candidate – Jen Akins

Keynote Speaker – Paul Cicala, KVOA Sports Director

El Jute Guatemala: From a Rotary Global Grant to Adopt a Village

October 29 1:45 pm to 3:00 pm in Ballroom J

After Reviewing the success of a Rotary Global Grant “Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in the Primary School of El Jute, Guatemala”, the new Adopt-a-Village plan of the Rotary Club of Oro Valley will be presented.

Presented by Rich Chimblo

Water Poverty on the Navajo Nation

October 29 1:45 pm to 3:00 pm in Ballroom I

Over 70,000 Navajo live without access to clean running water. To survive family members, must travel to regional wells to fill containers with water to bring home to their families. The session will include a history of the Navajo and the implications the the lack of clean water has had on their dreams of a better liafe for their families. But there is hope. You will learn about the ongoing efforts of Rotary to address this tragedy.

Presented by David Simmer

Riding on the Peace Train

October 29 1:45 pm to 3:00 pm in Ballroom G

This session will describe how the Kino Rotary Club collaborated with Sunnyside School Districts Santa Clara Elementary to create a Peaceful School Community.

Presented by Kino RC Members Dennis Bergquist, Emma Carrillo, Maria Peterson, Deb Haddock

Meet and Greet

October 29 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm in Ballroom J

Meet and Greet with Rotary International Representative Dr. Julia Phelps and District 5500 President Hank

Club Social on Pool Terrace

October 29 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm in Pool Terrace

Cash cocktail bar
Hosted Nacho bar
Entertainment – Finkelstein Jazz duet 5pm – 7pm

Saturday Breakfast

October 30 8:30 am to 10:00 am in Ballroom D/E

Paul Harris Society Recognition

Keynote Speaker – RI Rep. Julia Phelps

Binational Water Project

October 30 10:15 am to 11:15 am in Ballroom J

This is a presentation regarding the partnership between Rotary Clubs in District 5500 and District 4100. The goal of the project was to provide clean drinking water to all schools in San Luis Colorado, Sonora, Mexico. In partnership with the Club Rotario San Luis Rio Colorado del Desierto, District 4100 has provided 5 water purification plants in 5 centered schools as of April 30, 2021. As a result, these 5 plants have benefited over 4,700 students in 14 schools. We are looking to expand this program.

Presented by Louis Galaviz - President San Louis Frontera Rotary Club

Nogales Industrial Rotary Club

October 30 10:15 am to 11:15 am in Ballroom I

This presentation is a description of the service projects and fundraising activities that our Nogales Sonora Club is working on.  We would like to catch the attention of clubs in District 5500 to partner and work together with us in some of our projects.

Presented by Rodolfo Enriguez- Rascon

Everything you wanted to know about Rotary but didn’t know who to ask

October 30 10:15 am to 11:15 am in Ballroom G

This session is for both new Rotarians and first time District Conference attendees. Come and meet other Rotarians and have the opportunity to talk with experienced leaders of our District. Learn more about Rotary and the areas where you can make a difference in our Community and the World.

Presented by Joyce Finkelstein

Interact Session 1

October 30 10:15 am to 11:15 am in Ballroom F

Presented by Mike Kloehn Tom Nelson

Saturday Lunch

October 30 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm in Ballroom D/E

Celebration of Life – Ann Huber

New Club Recognition –  Rotary Club of Tucson Verde

Keynote Speaker –  Alan Mallory – “Climbing Mt. Everest”

Agile Leadership Strategies for Adapting to Challenges

October 30 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in Ballroom G

This interactive session builds on the material that Alan has shared during his keynote, while taking a deeper dive into the strategies that allow Rotary clubs to pivot and adapt when faced with complex challenges. In the fast-paced and ever-changing environment we operate in nowadays, being able to make adjustments is crucial. Adapting an agile approach allows us to be less rigid in our thinking so that we’re able to reframe challenges as opportunities. It also helps to ensure energy and time are used effectively in delivering value and achieving strategic outcomes rather than simply remaining busy.

Presented by Alan Mallory

The Challenges and Opportunities to Forming a Cause Based Rotary Club

October 30 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in Ballroom I

The Rotary Club of Tucson Verde was chartered on August 18, 2021 with 31 charter members. The session will discuss the planning, recruitment, the application process, the challenges and opportunities of forming a new “Caused Based” Rotary Club.

Presented by PDG Michael Drake PDG Ellie Patterson PDG Kirk Reed

Racial Justice: Why, What, How

October 30 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in Ballroom J

After the George Floyd murder, the Catalina Rotary Club of Tucson initiated a multi-club effort, the Racial Justice Work Group, to study and take action to address root causes of racial injustice. This session is the story of Why the group was formed, What initiatives they undertook, and How they went about deciding what actions to take.

Presented by DGE Anita McDonald Bob Delaney Bob Grady

Interact Session 2

October 30 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in Ballroom F

Presented by Mike Kloehn Tom Nelson

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

October 30 2:45 pm to 3:30 pm in Ballroom G

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) session is an Introduction to the concepts of DEI and how they relate to Rotary Clubs and our Four Way Test. The session will include a brief video prepared by Valarie Wafer, Rotary International Director and Chair of RI’s DEI Taskforce as well as active participation by District Rotaractors. During the session, conference attendees will be encouraged to participate.

Presented by Mike Kloehn

Peace Through Service: Microcredit Project

October 30 2:45 pm to 3:30 pm in Ballroom J

The presentation focus is economic development via micro credit. There is a short video called immigration by the numbers-gum balls that shows the reason that the micro credit project makes sense. The presentation follows a who, what, where, when format.

Presented by Abe Feder, PDG District 5495

Unpacking District Global Grants

October 30 2:45 pm to 3:30 pm in Ballroom I

A story of a Rotary Clubs budget of $1,000 a year, partnering with a Family Foundation, building, equipping a school, completing a library, building a Clinic, clean water, and so much more in a village of 6000 in Kenya. This story has been shared from Texas to Minnesota, California and Arizona, Europe and Africa.

Presented by Dennis Bergquist

Council on District Legislation

October 30 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm in Ballroom F

The CODL is the District’s Annual Business meeting. Elections are held for important District Positions; last year’s Districts Financial Compilation Report is discussed and approved; and proposed amendments to District Bylaws are considered. Even for those not Certified Voting Delegates, it is a great opportunity to learn more about how the District is governed and administered.

Presented by PDG Michael Drake Bill Hansen