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Rotary District 6040 Conference and Celebration

October 16 and 17th, 2015, Kirksville, Missouri

All Events at the Truman State University Student Union Building (SUB) unless indicated otherwise

 (For a printable version see below)

Friday, October 16, 2015


Conference Events Begin

7:30 a.m.                     Golf outing (optional), Kirksville Country Club

10:00 a.m.                   Registration opens, Second Floor

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.      Set up displays in The Hub

10:00 a.m. Tour of ATSU Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health, the nation’s newest                          dental school, and Museum of Osteopathic Medicine, which houses the only Iron   Lung in Missouri.

NOTE:  All Tours originate in SUB lounge, lower level, across from the Bookstore entrance

11:30 a.m. – 1:45p.m. Buffet Luncheon and District-Wide Rotary Meeting, Georgian Room

                                    Welcome to Kirksville by Mayor Richard Detweiler

                                    Welcome to Truman State University by Truman State President Troy Paino

                                    Keynote presentation title:“Today’s Youth and Their Interest in Service”

                                    Presenter:  Dr. Troy Paino, President of Truman State University

2:00 – 2:50 p.m.        Concurrent sessions:

                            Session 1:  Strengthening Your Rotary Club, Room 3202, Moderator: Chad Higdon

               Panel discussing the benefits of clubs utilizing Strategic Planning in District 6040                by Kent Shelman

                           Session 2:  Clubs at work, Room 3200, Moderator: Marilyn Romine

            Days for Girls: The story of a new club project, fanning the initial sparks,
            developing partners, finding funding, and a hands on service project, 

             by Sue Schneider

Session 3:  Is the Open World Program Right for Your Club? Room 3203,

           Moderator: DGN-D Allen Garner

           Learn about the Open World program, perhaps it is for your club by PDG Dan Hall

                          Session 4:  Presentation about RLI. Room 3000, Moderator: William Allen

           Why Rotarians should attend the Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI)? What RLI taught            me about Rotary from a panel of graduates by PDG Jerry Venters

2:00 – 3:45 p.m.          Optional event:

           Guided Walking Tour of Truman State University (Meet at Ground Floor Lounge)

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.          Concurrent sessions:

                          Session 5:  Clubs at work, Room 3200, Moderator: Marilyn Romine

  Panel of Club representatives with Anti-Bullying Programs: Who, What, for Whom, How to   Get Your Club Involved by Karla Dwyer

                          Session 6:   Your Foundation Dollars at Work, Room 3203,

             Moderator: DGN-D Allen Garner

                                                D6040 Micro-Credit Programs by Randy Steinman

                                                Helping Teachers in Honduras by Charlotte Ruoff

                          Session 7:    Direct Experiences in Medical Missions, Room 3000,

              Moderator: William Allen

                                                Jamaican Dental Mission by DGN Julie McCoy

                                                My NID Experience by Murilyn Koutstaal

                         Session 8: Rotary Trivia, Room 3202, Moderator: Chad Higdon

         Learning About All the Programs and Terms of Rotary

         by PDG Jerry Venters

                                           NOTE:  This session is particularly designed for new Rotarians

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.          Break

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.          District Governor’s Reception, including the Opportunity to Visit House of

                                    Friendship and Past District Governor Exhibits. Cash bar and snacks, The Hub

5:50                            Group Picture of All Attendees

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.        Dinner, Surf and Turf, Georgian Room

         Awarding of 2014-15 Presidential Citations to Clubs – PDG Cassy Venters

        Other awards

        Keynote presentation title: “Strengthening Rotary through our Core Values”

        Speaker: Jennifer Jones, Rotary International Director

8:30 – 11:00 p.m.    Club Sponsored Hospitality Rooms (First Floor, Days Inn)


Saturday, October 17, 2015


8:30 a.m.                      Registration Opens, Coffee and other Beverages Available, Second Floor

9:00 – 10:30a.m.         Plenary Session, Room 3200

                                    The Rotary Foundation Update – Ray Klinginsmith,

                                     Foundation Recognition – John Gill

  Recognition of Star Clubs

  Recognition of 100% Paul Harris Clubs

                                    Paul Harris Fellowship Presentations and Recognitions

10:00 – 11:45 a.m.      Service Project: Building Buddy Packs, Go to Down Under Room, Ground Floor

10:00 – 11:45 a.m.      Service Project: Days for Girls: Be Involved with Helping a Girl Stay in School,

                                    Room 3201

10:00 a.m.  Tour of ATSU's Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health, the newest dental college in Missouri, and the Museum of Osteopathic Medicine, which houses the only Iron Lung in Missouri

(Tour originates in lounge, SUB lower level, across from entrance to Bookstore.)

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.     Refreshment Break  (Second Floor)

10:45- 11:45   Plenary session, Room 3200

“The State of the District” by DG Ralph Cupelli and District Membership Chairs PDG Duane and Sandra Benton and Foundation Chair PDG John Gill.  Session will include strategies that clubs can employ to be better.

12:00 – 1:45 pm         Luncheon, Gourmet Soup and Salad Bar, Georgian Room

Theme: District Rotary Leaders

Speakers: Matt Eichor and Sally Bibb “Famous Missouri Rotarians” 

                          Recognition of Past District Governors and Their Clubs – PDG Kenny Harris

12:45 p.m.       Group departure for optional trip to see “Arsenic and Old Lace” at the Maples Repertory Theater, Macon. (Tour originates in SUB Lounge, $30 per person which includes admission and transportation.)

2:00 – 2:50 p.m.    Concurrent sessions: How can you improve your club?

                 Session 9: Panel on Fund Raising Ideas that Have Worked, Room 3200

         Moderator: Ron Finke

Mardis Gras Carnival and Banquet by Stephen Sturm

Wine Tasting, by Michael Bank

BBQ Contests by Keith Stidham

Reverse Raffle by Tom Sundquist and Josh Acosta


Session 10:  District 6040’s Upcoming Interact Retreat, Room 3202,

                      Moderator: Kim LeSage

                                                How to help your local Interact Club. Members of the 2016

             Interact Retreat Planning Council

                          Session 11: Membership, Room 3203, Moderator: Don Gladhart

            Grow Your Club with a Great Membership Strategy! 

            Duane Benton, Sandra Benton and Chad Higdon

                           Session 12: Foundation Session, Room 3000, Moderator: ??

             How to Strengthen Your Club’s Commitment to the Rotary Foundation

             by PDG John Gill

3:00 – 3:50 p.m.     Concurrent sessions: Focusing on Doing Things in Your Club

                          Session 13: Public Relations, Room 3000, Moderator: ??

            How to Make Public Relations Happen! By PDG David Robinette

Session 14: Youth Exchange, Room 3202, Moderator: Kim LeSage

            How to Host an Exchange Student and How Communities Benefit

            from Strong Youth Exchange Programs by Annette Sweet

                          Session 15:  Rotary Clubs at work, Room 3200, Moderator: Ron Finke

                                                Kansas City South’s Hospital in the Dominican Republic by John Duffey

                                                The Kansas City Youth Camp by Marc Horner

Session 16: Global/District Scholarships, Room 3203, Moderator: Don Gladhart

            How to Make Global and/or District Scholarships happen in your community, by      Sherri Hahn

                                               Friendship Exchange Opportunities!,  by ??

4:00 p.m.          Break

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.     Reception, Opportunity to Visit the House of Friendship, view Past District Governor Exhibits, and project exhibits, Cash bar and snacks, The Hub,

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.        The Governor’s Banquet, Italian Festa, Georgian Room

Recognition of Club Champions

Other Awards

         Keynote presentation title: “Back to the Future!”

        Speaker: Tom Thorfinnson, Trustee of The Rotary Foundation


8:30 – 11:00 pm      Club sponsored Hospitality Rooms (First Floor, Days Inn)

For a printable version see below.