2024 District Conference | May 3-4

Sharalyn Davis | District 6360 Governor

“We’ve planned an action-packed event that features each of Rotary’s Areas of Service in impactful ways! Knowledge is POWER! Rotarians lead best with our full humanity on display. This conference seeks to inform and transform. Building resilient communities begins with our own resiliency. When we get inspired, we rock with sensitivity and strength!”

– Governor Sharalyn Davis

“Together, we can support one another, our loved ones, our clubs, and our communities, to CREATE HOPE IN THE WORLD!”

— Rotary International President Gordon McInally, 2023-2024

RI President R. Gordon R. McInally calls for Rotary to create hope in the world by working for peace and mental wellbeing. He urges members to engage in tough conversations and earn the trust that’s necessary to realize these values.

Don Mebus | Rotary Club of Arlington, Texas

Rotary International President’s Rep Past Rotary International Director, District 5790

in addition to his Rotary activities, Every  year, the RI president chooses a representative to help inspire and motivate participants at each district conference.

Urban Garden Fruit Tree Planting | Service Activity

 be a part of an exciting project spurred by this year’s Rotary theme, “Let’s Create Hope.” Rotarians will help plant fruit trees, provide fun and simple educational activities for the area’s families, or simply come and celebrate this new Edison Neighborhood Association | Rotary partnership. Bus transportation will be provided to Tay’s Farm, which is a short drive from the Radisson Plaza Hotel.

Read more about Tay’s Farm ⇒

Art Hop • Friday evening

self-guided tour throughout downtown Kalamazoo businesses featuring local artists, musicians, entertainment at each and on streets. Information on this event will also be handed out at Rotary registration.

Featured Speakers and Sessions

There will be free time, seminar and workshop opportunities, inspirational speakers, live entertainment, Rotary Heroes, Project Displays, Hall of Friendship & more!
Dress for the conference is business casual, although you’re welcome to dress up for the dinners if you’d like!

+ Download Schedule

Jennifer Montgomery

Rotary International Peace Fellow and Founder of Magenta Girls Initiative in Uganda

Frank Mumford

NAMI | National Alliance on Mental Illness

National Director

Lucinda M. Stinson

Rotary Club of Kalamazoo, Operation Lending Hands and Western Michigan University Instructor

Louisa Horne

Zone 28 Innovative Club Advocate

Hotel information

Kalamazoo Radisson Hotel
100 W. Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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Friday, May 3

  • 8:30 am-5:00 am: Registration opens at hotel
  • 9:00 am – 11:50 am: Interact Conference
  • 12:00 pm – 1:50 pm: Lunch and keynote – General Session 1
  • 2:00 pm –  4:00 pm: Community service, Urban Garden Project
  • 4:00 pm –  5:00 pm: Welcoming Reception and Hall of Friendship
  • 5:00 pm –  6:00 pm: Opening Dinner, Taco Bar
  • 6:00 pm –  8:00 pm: Art Hop
  • 8:00 pm –  10:00 pm: Brewery & Pub Crawl

Saturday, May 4

• 8:30 am-12:00 pm: Registration opens at hotel
• 7:00 am-7:45 am: Morning Rise & Shine Yoga
• 9:30 am – 11:00 am: Stepping Up To Save Lives (Including Walk to Ministry with Community, 2 Blocks)
• 10:00 am – 10:50 am Breakout session 1 – Panel Ascension Rotaract Networks
• 11:00 am – 11:50 am Breakout session 2 – Panel Youth Services
• 12:00 pm – 1:50 pm Lunch and Keynote Speakers
• 2:00 pm – 2:50 am: Breakout Session 3 Arts Build Healthy Communities
• 2:00 pm – 2:50 am: Breakout Session 4 We don’t go where they are: How do we get there?
• 3:00 pm – 3:50 am: Breakout Session 5 Strategic Doing
• 3:00 pm – 3:50 am: Breakout Session 6 Transform your body, mind & spirit at any age!
• 2:00 pm –  4:00 pm: Community service, Urban Garden Project
• 4:00 pm –  6:00 pm: Reception and Hall of Friendship
• 6:00 pm –  9:00 pm: Dinner and Hero Awards

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Deadline is April 19