District conference

Ann Fuge

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District 6220 Exec. Asst.

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Now is the time to register!

Don’t wait to book your spot, act NOW!

Before you know it, May will be upon us.

Now is the time to register for the May 4-6 TriCon 2018.

By registering now, you will be Making A Difference!

Rotarian members and guests are only $30 for standard registration, which includes access to all sessions, speakers and events. Rotaract members pay only $10.

Powerful speakers are slated for the convention

  • Thom Cody, Making a Difference … Why YOUR Life Matters. Thom Cody is owner and President of Pathmakers, Inc., a leadership development firm located in Hobart, Wisc., that specializes in coaching executive leadership teams through any kind of organizational change. With a belief that effective leadership plus effective relationships equal long term organizational success, Thom is committed to helping new leaders develop their own unique style and skill, as well as helping experienced leaders refine their skill and further realize and leverage their leadership potential.
  • Shirley Grace, past District Governor 5230. Shirley is a proud member and Past President of the Rotary Club of Fresno which she joined in March of 2001. Her Clubs projects continue to inspire her passion for hands on service. As such, she travels to Mexico each July with their “Project Nino” team of doctors, nurses, dentists and optometrists to provide health care services to over 4,000 children. Shirley has also traveled to India three times for various projects. She has participated in three Polio National Immunization Day’s there and has fostered over 30 Matching and Global Grants with partners in that Country. With a commitment to Rotary Grants, she has personally fostered over fifty International, District and Rotary Grants during the past eight years resulting it numerous successful local and international projects.
  • Marilyn Ann Fitzgerald, Ph.D. Dr. Marilyn Fitzgerald consults with organizations investing in projects intended to achieve sustainable outcomes, offering assistance by providing opportunity to the economically disadvantaged in collaboratively determining their own sustainable solutions to poverty. Involved in micro-loan-plus projects in rural western Guatemala, she is also involved in multiple domestic microfinance projects, including Launch Detroit. She was elected to the Board of Directors of the Rotarian Action Group for Microfinance and Community Economic Development, and served as its Director of Research. Dr. Fitzgerald served as Centennial President of the Rotary Club of Traverse City, Mi, Assistant Governor, and member of the District Governor Nominating Committee. While Chairperson of the District 6290 World Community Service Committee, 100 percent of the District’s Rotary Clubs were involved in a World Community Service project.
  • Ed Futa, Past General Secretary and Chief Operating Officer of Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation. Futa comes from Honolulu, Hawaii, where he was president of an international marketing consulting firm. He has served on the Board of Governors of the YMCA and as a mediator in the Neighborhood Justice Center of Honolulu. While in Hawaii, Ed was a member of the Bishop's Advisory Council of the Roman Catholic Dioceses of Honolulu. He is a keynote speaker at many Rotary International events including club and district conferences and international assemblies and conventions. From 1999-2011, as the General Secretary of Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation, Futa led a diverse and educated staff of more than 650 at Rotary’s World Headquarters in Evanston, Illinois, USA and international offices in Sao Paula, Brazil; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Zurich, Switzerland; Tokyo, Japan; Seoul, Korea; New Delhi, India; and Parramatta (Sydney), Australia.
  • Brian King, Director of Membership Development | Rotary International. Brian was born in Nairobi, Kenya where he lived until he was 7 years old. He then moved to Des Moines, Iowa where he grew up. Brian earned his Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Psychology from the University of Iowa. He completed his Masters at the University of Florida in Anthropology, with a specialization in African studies and development administration. He has held a number of positions within The Rotary Foundation’s development office including the Director of International Fundraising and Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations. He currently serves as the Director of Membership Development for Rotary International, a position he assumed in December 2014.
  • Ina Pinkney, Chef/Polio Survivor. INA was the Chef/Owner of INA’S, an American Food restaurant in the West Loop Market District, that closed at the end of 2013. In 2014, Ina was award the Golden Whisk Award from the Women Chefs and Restaurateurs Organization for excellence in the kitchen, lead a coalition of Chicago Restaurateurs and Chefs to support Chicago’s smoking ban and co-founded the Green Chicago Restaurant Coalition for restaurants in Chicago with Dan Rosenthal for which they received Chicago Magazine’s 2011 Green Award. She was named 2008 SBA Woman in Business Champion. Despite the awards and acclaim she has garnered in her career, the most significant title she holds is Polio Survivor. Ina now speaks to Rotary groups about the late effects of polio in her effort to help Rotary and the Gates Foundation achieve their goal of the worldwide eradication of polio.

Hotel & Conference Center

Located on 600 acres in Wisconsin Dells, Wilderness Resort includes three main hotels, free-standing villas, condos and cabins, four indoor and four outdoor waterparks, award-winning golf and spa services, restaurants, bars, attractions and unique shops. Attendees will need to CALL (Reservations 800-867-9453) the Wilderness to book their hotel rooms.  Rooms are First Come - First Served.  Reserve your room early - once the block of rooms are all reserved, attendees may need to reserve in other parts of the resort and not likely at the "conference pricing." Deadline to reserve a room is April 3, 2018 Attendees will have an option to reserve either the Double Queen (with couch) Glacier Canyon Lodge Room or a 2-Bedroom Glacier Canyon Deluxe.  Each room reservation includes four waterpark wristbands. Guests will check-in at the Main Desk. Rates and Details on how to book will be included in your conference registration confirmation e-mail.