DISTRICT CONFERENCE 2020
Transformational Leaders: Answering the Call to Action in our Communities
Clinton County has the honor of hosting our
2020 Rotary District 6670 Conference
Thursday April 23rd through Saturday, April 25th
Join us for a weekend of fun and relaxation with your Rotary
family and hear from dynamic and inspiring speakers!
Clinton County is filled with opportunities for indoor and outdoor entertainment, fine and casual dining experiences, and cultural exploration. From the conference sessions that will take place at the picturesque, 150-year-old Wilmington College campus, to tours of the historic, enchanting Murphy Theater and experiencing the agricultural heritage of the region first-hand during area farm visits, this year’s conference truly has something for everyone to enjoy, including a Kids Camp for those visiting us with children
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Rotarians will begin their Clinton County visit by registering at the Murphy Theater on Thursday, April 23rd at 4:30 PM (*there will be other opportunities to register throughout the event as well). There, you will discover the building’s stunningly nostalgic architecture and have a chance to mingle with fellow Rotarians and community members and relax with refreshments and entertainment by Chip’s Jazz Band.
Guests are invited to participate in a golf outing at the Snow Hill Country Club on Friday, April 24th and will also have the opportunity to tour area farms and enjoy lunch at Murphy Farm. From there, guests will be transported back to Wilmington College Campus to register for the conference and enjoy drinks, dinner and the address from the Rotary International Presidential Representative and the evening’s guest speaker, Corey Minor Smith, one of the nation’s foremost experts on mental health and professional development and a leading social justice advocate. Rotarians will wrap up with fellowship time 9 -10 PM, adjourning at 10 PM. DOWNLOAD GOLF REGISTRATION FORM
On Saturday, April 25th, Rotarians will gear up for a day of teamwork and collaboration to participate in the Sleep in Heavenly Peace Build. Sleep in Heavenly Peace is a world-renowned charitable organization that relies on volunteers to build beds for children who otherwise wouldn’t have one. The District Conference 2020 build will be led by the founder of Sleep in Heavenly Peace and Idaho native Luke Mickelson.
Outdoor BBQ lunch will be provided, followed by the Speech of our 4-way Test speech winner, Parade of Flags, Sleep in Heavenly Peace Build Reflection, and a local speaker.
Following the afternoon build and festivities, tours of the World Equestrian Center, Clinton County Courthouse, and Clinton County Port Authority will be provided. Our gratitude will be expressed at the Major Donor Reception and Cocktail Hour followed by dinner and music by Joslyn & The Sweet Compression.
Corey Minor Smith
FRIDAY EVENING KEYNOTE
Attorney Corey Minor Smith is a thought leader on housing and poverty breaking strategies. She is also a leading social justice advocate for mental health in communities across the nation.
RI PRESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE
Pam Russell is a member of the La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club in San Diego, California. She served as District 5340 Governor in 2008-09. Currently she is a TRF Endowment/Major Gifts Adviser.
SATURDAY AFTERNOON KEYNOTE
Mickelson is the founder of Sleep in Heavenly Peace, also known as SHP, a non-profit organization dedicated to building bunk beds for needy children across the country.
Sleep in Heavenly Peace Bunk Bed Build Day
The 2020 District 6670 Conference will include a service project for Rotarians and their family members as well as District Rotaract and Interact members. Rotary District 6670 is partnering with Sleep in Heavenly Peace to build bunk beds for children who do not have beds. Sleep in Heavenly Peace is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission that “No Kid Sleeps On The Floor In Our Town.” Our goal for the 2020 District Conference is to have the BIGGEST Bunk Bed Build Day in Southwestern Ohio but we need your support! Beds built on the morning of April 25th will be delivered to children in need in Butler, Clinton and Warren Counties on another day after this event. Our goal is to build 150 beds (75 bunk beds) in just a few short hours.
Over 150 volunteers are needed to help build beds from 8 AM- 12 PM on the campus of Wilmington College. No experience is necessary however volunteers must be age 13 years old or older. There is a job for everyone no matter the skill level. Unable to help all four hours? Split your Rotary Club into two shifts. Over 50 Wilmington College students will also be joining us a part of their Service Day on campus. We will measure and cut wood as well as sand, drill, and stain. Let’s roll up our sleeves together and demonstrate the Rotary mission of providing service to others during our 2020 District Conference!
Joslyn and The Sweet Compression
SATURDAY EVENING ENTERTAINMENT
After growing up singing in the church choir, and cultivating her dynamic voice and performance skills in backup roles and stage plays, Joslyn Hampton teamed with her stepfather, Marty Charters (a touring guitarist and songwriter who has shared the stage with legends such as Junior Wells and Van Morrison), to compose a captivating set of tunes and assemble an ace band. Joslyn & The Sweet Compression (including Steve Holloman - keyboards, Smith Donaldson - bass, Rashawn Fleming - drums, Joe Carucci - saxophone, and Chase Fleming - trombone and trumpet) combine to deliver a hook-filled mix of funk and soul on their self-titled debut album, released in May, 2019. A headlining favorite at regional clubs and music festivals, they are poised to engage fans across the country with widespread touring in 2020.
"Magical...gives everybody the joy." — Billboard Magazine
"A refreshing take on the neo-soul / funk sound, unbound by modern cliches." — Glide Magazine
"A marvel...an instant classic!” — Soul Tracks
"I've never seen a band come up more quickly...with more immediate skill and swagger than Joslyn & the Sweet Compression. Joslyn's vocal command and stage presence is special, and her band is brick-sh**house tight." — Travis Young, Moonshiner's Ball
Full Conference Registration $150, spouse/partner $100
Options; Saturday Only $100, spouse/partner $45
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Hotel Reservations: Please note conference packages do not include lodging.
- Select Wilmington, Ohio then use Group Code DRC
Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites- https://www.hiexpress.com/BookToday/HIExpress ( $139 per night )
Hampton Inn and Suites- https://www.hilton.com/Official_Site/Hampton ( $139 per night )
General Denver Hotel- call 937-383-4141 ($95 - $115 per night)
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
Wilmington Saving bank
Convention and Visitor’s Bureau
City of Wilmington
G7 Service master ( Mark Gerken)
G7 Service master by Angler (Geoff Ganz)
Wilmington AM Rotary Club
Fairborn Rotary Club
American Legion Charity Account.
Clinton Memorial Hospital
Sodexo Dining Services
Ace Hardware (Wilmington)
Tom & Leilani Popp
Bob & Meg Schaad
Fadi & Gail Al-Ghawi
Served at the Murphy
Theatre, the South Street
Wine Cellar, the General
Denver Hotel, and the
Will be served at Snow Hill Country Club following the golf outing and Murphy Farm Tours
*(Hors d’oeuvres will be served prior to dinner)
Mango & watermelon salad with greens ; choice of house made
raspberry dressing or house made poppy seed dressing.
Carving station (ham)
Cheese tortellini with vodka sauce
Boiled parsley and butter potatoes
Fresh green beans
Dinner rolls with butter
Assorted mini cheesecake bites
Assorted mousse shooters
Cream cheese stuffed brownies
Fresh fruit salad with lime & cilantro
BBQ Brisket (thinly sliced, with choice of Carolina Style or Sweet BBQ sauce (buns & sauce served on the side)
Grilled BBQ Chicken Breast with buns on the side
Vegetarian baked beans
Corn Bread Muffins
Peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream
Meatballs in Asian Sauce
Bruschetta topped crostini (topping on side)
Mozzarella, cucumber and mint
Mixed green salad or another salad of choice
Carved filet mignon with house
Hawaiian chicken breast with
Pineapple Cilantro Lime Relish
French styled herbed mashed
Roasted baby zucchini and squash
Sweet glazed baby carrots
Couscous with roasted vegetable
Rotary themed cupcakes
Caramel apple bread pudding
Cherry Jubilee with Ice Cream