District 7980 Conference Starts in 24 Hours

Shirt FrontIn just 24 hours the SOLD OUT District Conference kicks off  at Ocean Beach in New London with a community service cleanup project of cleaning, painting and repairing that will be done by over fourty Interactors, Rotaractors, Youth Exchange Students and Rotarians Young at heart. DGN Gerry Tom has arranged for the service project while North Haven Rotarian Nick D’Ambrosia has arranged for commemorative t-shirts for the project volunteers.

Anthony Masi

Anthony Masi

Lex Sorrell

Lex Sorrell

The Paul Harris Luncheon, hosted by Madison Rotarian Jim Satterwhite, immediately follows the community service project at the Ocean Beach Port ‘n Starboard Restaurant. The Luncheon, which runs from 11:45 – 1:30, will feature inspirational talks by dynamic young role models Lex Sorrell and Anothony Masi. A crowd of over 100 young people and young-at-heart will will be treated to a special program dedicated to the good works of Rotary in the honor of Paul Harris.

Then the fun shifts up to the Mystic Marriott in Groton (Exit 88 I-95) for the rest of the weekend as we kick off the District Conference at 3pm on Friday in the Ballroom with the Club Banners and an engaging program by Youth Services/New Generations.

britishmaria.cdrBeatle’s (BritishMania) Excitement starts ramping up at 6pm on Friday with a Cocktail hour, dinner and then the big show.

Ed Davies

Ed Davies

Saturday morning starts with 2 very engaging Plenary Sessions hosted by DGND Chris Johnson and DGN Gerry Tom, then the crowd swells as the District Assembly Only attendees arrive for the the combined Conference / Assembly luncheon. Saturday’s luncheon will be the largest attended event of the weekend with about 375 expected attendees out of the 450 overall attendees. The District Assembly, run by DGE Mukund Nori, follows the lunch until about 5pm, then there is a brief lull in the action for less than an hour before the Cocktail Hour, The Kentucky Derby, The Silent Auction and the Gala Dinner, hosted by Ed Davies, begins at 5:30pm.

Screenshot 2014-05-01 09.40.07Sunday morning begins with an Interfaith Service followed by an informative Plenary by PDG Rick Benson and then we wrap up by noon with a closing Plenary session.

The weekend is turbo charged with fun and informative activities that are aimed at recognizing the good work of our 61 Rotary Clubs and their members.

The program book can be downloaded by <clicking here>

See you there this weekend!!

Rick

 

 

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