Agenda at a Glance

Friday Afternoon

Noon to 6 p.m.: Registration. House of Friendship Is Open

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.: District Business Meeting

MC: Georgiana Roberts Ide, Utica Club

• Call to order.

• Pledge led by Fred Cholet, DGE, Dewitt Club.

• Singing led by Joelyn Wakefield Wright.

• Welcome. Role Call of Clubs.

• District Secretary's Report.

• District Treasurer's Report.

• Resolutions Report.

• Introduction of District Governor Nominee Designate (DGND).

• Introduction of Group Study Exchange (GSE) Team by Richard Kemmis, Fulton Club.

• Comments by Rotary International President's representative, Jim Ives.

Spouses meet tour director for briefing on what to do and see in the Thousand Islands.

3:30 - 3:45 p.m.: Break.

3:45 - 5:15 p.m.: Plenary Session #1.

• Welcome and comments.

• Polio Update by Daniel W. Mooers, Past Rotary International Director (PRID).

• Presentation by Brazilian Group Study Exchange Team.

• Announcements. Door prizes.

Friday Evening

5:45 - 6:45 p.m. Distict Reception.

7 - 9 p.m.: Outside BBQ. Welcome. Pledge. Invocation. Song(s). Announcements. Door prizes. GSE Team or Youth Exchange entertainment.

Waterfront Barbecue Buffet on decks of Riverside Café, with live music. BBQ feast includes grilled chicken breast, pulled pork, salt potatoes, peel & eat shrimp, baked beans, corn on the cob, garden salad, pasta salad, coleslaw, assorted desserts, coffee, tea, soda.

9 p.m.: Youth Exchange Pool Party.

Saturday Morning

Immediately following a Breakfast Buffet, a special one-hour District Literacy Project kicks off the morning for both Rotarians and spouses.

Assemble Literacy Kits for moms of newborns (with books and Rotary t-shirts for baby and mom, literacy guide, and resources). Create "Boo Boo Baby" washcloth puppets for new moms.

Then Rotarians hear how to Make Dreams Real in the areas of hunger, health, water and literacy; plus, a first-hand account of Cambodian landmine removal project, with Utica Rotarian Dave Jones. Includes break-out sessions.

7 - 9 a.m.: Breakfast

8:15 - 9:50 a.m.: Plenary Session #2

• Welcome. Pledge. Invocation.

• Introduction of Literacy speaker by Dan Morrow, district literacy committee, Syracuse Club.

• Speaker: Martin Griego.

• Literacy hands-on project.

10 - 11:45 a.m.: Plenary Session #3

• Presentations on Membership, Polio Resources, Land Mines.

Saturday Afternoon

Free time, with a variety of off-site activities, such as a 12:30 p.m. luncheon cruise on the St. Lawrence and visit to Boldt Castle.

House of Friendship Open.

Saturday Evening

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.: Governor's Reception

6:45 - 10 p.m.: International Banquet

(black tie optional)

• Choice of entree: Prime Rib, Chicken Marsala, Baked Haddock, Pasta Primavera.

• Call to Order

• Parade of Presidents, and of Past District GovernorsKeynote Speaker Jim Ives

• Parade of Nations by Rotary Youth Exchange

• Pledge. Invocation. Dinner. Welcome.

• Rotary International Keynote Speaker Jim Ives.

• Entertainment by Magician

• Closing comments.

• Announcements. Door Prizes. Lou Steppello, Utica Club.

10:10 p.m. - Midnight: Governor's Hospitality Reception.

Sunday Morning

7 - 9 a.m.: Breakfast Buffet

8:15 - 8:45 a.m.: Memorial Service led by Rev. Jim Austin, PDG

9 - 11:05 a.m.: Plenary Session #4: Wrap-up:

• Water Project

• GSE Team

• RI President's rep

• District Governor

• District Governor-Elect Fred Cholet on next year's conference

• District Governor Nominee Paul Scott.

• Door Prizes and Grand Prize Weekend Drawing. Lou Steppello, Utica Club.

• Closing comments.

• Concluding song, "Let There Be Peace on Earth."