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PROGRAM

Fun Day! – Friday May 10

10:00 AM – Golf Scramble and lunch, Pacific Grove Municipal

Sponsor:  Pacific Grove Rotary Club

5:00 PM – Past District Governors Reception – Tarpy’s Roadhouse (invitation only)

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Hospitality Suites – Monterey Marriott poolside

  • Bounty of the Valley
  • Speakeasy by the Bay

7:30 PM – 8:30 PM – Caberet by the Bay – Monterey Marriott, 10th Floor, Ferrantes Room

Inspiration Day – Saturday May 11:  Monterey Marriott

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM  – Continental Breakfast & Entertainment, San Carlos Ballroom

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM House of Friendship – Mezzanine

8:30 AM – 10:30AM Morning General Session

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM   CANNERY FOR KIDS – SERVICE PROJECT – Mezzanine ~ Sponsor:  Carmel-by-Sea Rotary Club

10:30 am – 10:45 am – BREAK

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM Morning Breakout Sessions

  • International Projects:  Saving Lives with Clean Water – San Diego Room

Get an update on our water projects in Thailand.  Find out about our ongoing clean water activities in Guatemala.
Jesus Garcia, Living Waters World Missions, Pres-Elect Lemoore Rotary Club, and Nina Clancy, PDG, Visalia County Center Rotary

  • Global Grants:  Not Just for Overseas Anymore – Santa Monica Room

Get the story behind the February Rotary magazine cover story about at-risk students learning to repair classic and antique cars at Rancho Cielo in Salinas.  Learn how you can start your own in-district global grant.
Mark Grandcolas, Carmel by the Sea Rotary

  • Human Trafficking:  Prevention in our Communities – Santa Barbara Room

Learn how we can spot human trafficking in our area and how Rotary and local nonprofits can help victims escape and thrive.
 Annette Yee Steck, District Human Trafficking Prevention Chair, Bob Deering, PDG, Rotary Action Group Against Slavery, and Tiffany Apodaca, Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer for Breaking the Chains, Rotary Club of Clovis

  • Youth Exchange:  Changing Lives, Growing Leaders – Los Angeles Room

Hear from this year’s inbound youth exchange students and coordinator about their transformational experiences here in California.  Learn how your club can become a part of this program which builds life-long international partnerships.
Lee Blankenship, PDG, District Youth Exchange Chair and2023/24 Inbound Youth Exchange Students

11:45 AM – 12:00 PM –  BREAK

 12:15 PM    Special conference LUNCH & ENTERTAINMENT – San Carlos Ballroom

12:30 PM to 1:15 PM  – Afternoon General Session

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM – Afternoon Breakout Sessions

  • Community Service:  Strategies for Success – Santa Barbara Room

           Four experts talk about what they learned from their project in flood relief, women’s empowerment and butterfly habitat.

  • Fundraising:  Making Money By Partnering – San Diego Room

          Learn new ways your club can raise money with help from non-Rotarians.

2:45 PM   – Business Meeting – Santa Monica Room

  • Chaired by PDG Don Kremer
  • Club Electors vote on resolutions
  • Club Presidents-Elect vote on District 2024/25 budget
    • Review by District Governor-Elect Mike Rabara

5:00 PM – Major Donors Toast – District Governor’s Suite (invitation Only)

5:30 – 8:30 PM – Awards and Jazz Reception – Ferrantes Room, 10th Floor

  • Monterey Jazz Festival Youth Honors Band
  • Club Awards: 6:30  PM

Get Active Day! – Sunday, May 12

9:00 AM

  • Zumba – Meet at the San Diego Room
    • Instructor, AG Ana Carretero, Lindsay Foothill Rotary
  • Bike Ride along the Bay – Meet at Marriott lobby to walk to the bike rental shop
    • Starts at Adventures by the Sea next to the Portola Hotel
    • Bike to Asilomar and back
    • Led by Maureen Wruck, Corral de Tierra Rotary
    • End with the Pound the Pavement lunch (see below)

10:30 AM – Polio Plus Puppy Walk – Meet at the Marriott Lobby

  • One mile walk/run Monterey Recreational Trail
  • Led by Belinda Daguio, End Polio Now Chair, Monterey Pacific Rotary
  • Bring your dog!
  • Followed by lunch on the Recreational Trail, courtesy of Monterey Pacific Rotary

Thank you to our Event Sponsors:

Service Project Sponsor: Cannery for Kids (school supplies, backpacks)  Carmel-by-the-Sea Rotary Club 📚🎒

 🐋   Whale Sponsors: Rotary Club of Monterey and Rotary Club of Salinas Downtown

🦈   Shark Sponsors: Rotary Club of East Fresno and Carmel Valley Rotary Clubs

🌊   Sea Lion Sponsor: Monterey Bay Passport Rotary Club

Thank you to our banner sponsors:

Basic Education & Literacy – Salinas Steinbeck Rotary

Disease Prevention & Treatment – Foothill Rotary Club of Lindsey

Clean Water, Sanitation & Hygiene – Carmel Valley Rotary

Maternal & Child Health – Monterey Pacific Rotary

Environment – Monterey Cannery Row Rotary

Peace-building & Conflict Resolution – King City Rotary

🥂Hospitality Suites:

Speakeasy by the Coast – Carmel Sunset; Monterey Peninsula Sunrise; Santa Lucia; Gonzales, Greenfield, King City, and Soledad Rotary Clubs Clubs

Bounty of the Valley – Porterville; Porterville Breakfast; Earlimart; Lindsay Foothill; Woodlake, and Tower District Rotary Clubs

House of Friendship

 

AIM Youth Artwork for Mental Health

View artwork from students who placed highest in the AIM Design Challenge.

Sponsored by the Carmel Sunset Rotary Club.

District Conference Cruise – April 4 – 7, 2025

Sign up for next year’s District conference with a 50% discount! Cruise from Long Beach to Ensenada and back, with a service project, educational sessions and evening revelry. 

Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group (ESRAG)

Preserve the environment for our children and future generations by collaborating with other Rotarians.  Discuss ideas our Zone representative, Past District 5230 Governor Yavuz Atila. 

Human Trafficking Prevention

Meet Bob Deering, the Chair of the Rotary Action Group Against Slavery (RAGS). 

Learn how your club can get involved in identifying trafficking and assisting victims.

Jeffrey Foundation Jewelry by Shirley Grace

Purchase beautiful dicroic glass jewelry displaying Rotary logos made by our own Past District Governor Shirley Grace. Proceeds fund Rotary projects around the world.

Make it Mine – Rotary Gear

Get your Rotary shirts, hats, mugs and more! We are thrilled to have this opportunity to get Rotary-themed gear at our convention.

Rotary Foundation & End Polio Now

Automate your donations and receive recognition for your Rotary Foundation and End Polio Now contributions with the assistance of our District Foundation Chair Bruce Mackey and End Polio Now Chair Belinda Daguio. 

Rotary Inter-Country Committees

Advance Rotary’s global service and goodwill through structured international partnerships for clubs and Districts. Ilge Karancak, Monterey Cannery Row Rotary, will provide information on our District USA-Turkey committee or help clubs initiate collaborations with other countries.  g

RotoCare Monterey Clinic

Find out how medical professionals in Monterey are providing free care to those in need.

ShelterBox

See first-hand this amazing low-cost equipment which houses refugees around the world – from tsunami victims to those fleeing war and persecution. 

Youth Focus Africa Foundation Project

Discover the partnership between the Rotary Clubs of King City, Pismo Beach-Five Cities and their partner club in Uganda to provide school, water and women empowerment programs to women and children in three rural villages in Uganda.