May 2nd to 5th, 2019

Rotary District 5040 Conference Program

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THURSDAY, May 2nd 

12:45 pm – 5:00 pm
“Motorcycle Ramble – Kamloops Circle Tour”
Meet at the Coast Hotel in Kamloops for a four-hour ride with District 5040 and 5060 Rotarians showcasing the beautiful areas surrounding Kamloops. We’ll have a one hour stop for refreshments and finish up at the BC Wildlife Park at 5:00 pm.
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
BC Wildlife Park Hands on Project
Join fellow Rotarians from District 5060 in planting a pollinator garden - and other garden-related social fun. Bring a change of clothes, gardening tools and a pull-over. BC Wildlife Park, Kamloops
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Social BBQ event: Districts 5040 and 5060 - at the BC Wildlife Park
A unique feature of this year’s conference is the opportunity to get to know fellow Rotarians from our neighbouring District and mingle with RI Rep/Director Jeffrey Cadorette. $27 per person

FRIDAY, May 3rd

8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Golf Tournament – Kamloops Golf and Country Club
All levels welcome. Fun Texas Scramble (“Best ball”).
Includes golf, driving range balls, cart, green fees, prizes and buffet lunch. $99 per person

Coast Hotel Kamloops

9:30 am
District 5040 Opening Ceremonies: DG Darcy Long
“Together We Serve”;
Youth Exchange Flag Ceremony
10:00 am
“ROTARY NOW: Engaging in Rotary”
Brittany Arthur, board member of Rotary International’s Joint Committee for Young Leaders and Alumni Engagement; District 5040 DG Darcy Long;  Jeffry Cadorette, Rotary International Rep.
10:45 am – 3:30 pm
This year’s conference provides no shortage of options for conference social activities. There’s a great line-up featuring a variety of memorable experiences, fellowship and fun!  These are joint activities and tours with Rotarians from District 5060.

Space is limited!  Please register in advance using the conference registration page. Refer to  How to Register for Conference Social Activities for detailed instructions.
10:45 am – 2:00 pm
Historic Kamloops Tour – with Act Adventures.
Tales of fur traders, train robbers, and pioneers. Kamloops finest artists and artisans will introduce you to the rich history of Kamloops. Limit of 20 per tour. Includes pickup and drop-off at Coast Hotel, An entertaining tour, Canadiana fare and wine/beer sampling
$57 per person (incl.taxes)
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
DiVine Wine/Beer Tour
Check out Kamloops’ finest: two wineries and two breweries; pickup and return to the Coast Hotel; all wine & beer sampling fees; antipasto picnic.
$110 per person (incl. taxes)
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Kamloops Wine Trail Tour
Visit three outstanding wineries with DiVine Tours. Includes pickup and return to the Coast Hotel, all sampling fees, antipasto picnic
$87 per person (incl. taxes)
11:30 am to 2:30 pm
Sip and Shop Downtown Tour
Enjoy an afternoon of sipping and shopping at the unique boutiques in downtown Kamloops. Conference attendees will receive discount coupons to participating merchants.
Includes time for lunch or a snack.
$12 per person for return transport to the Coast Hotel.
12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Tasty Taster Tour
Tour two excellent Thompson-Okanagan wineries with TasteFull Excursions. Includes pickup at Coast Hotel, all sampling fees.
 $62 per person (incl. taxes).
:30 pm – 4:15 pm
Historic Kamloops Tour
If you weren’t able to make the earlier tour…
Includes pick-up and return at the Coast Hotel an entertaining tour with Act Adventures – just not lunch
$37 per person (incl. taxes)
2:30 pm
District 5060 Opening Ceremonies and Rotary Now: Engaging in Rotary!
If you weren’t able to make the morning session, this one’s for you.

District 5060 DG Sherry Chamberlain joins the morning’s panel: Courtney Drew, Learning Specialist, Rotary International; District 5040 DG Darcy Long; Jeffry Cadorette, Rotary International Rep.

Sun Peaks Resort

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Registration – Sun Peaks Grand Hotel
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dine Around Sun Peaks
Choose one of three outstanding Sun Peaks restaurants when you register:
(Conference delegates receive a $25 restaurant voucher.)
6:00 pm – 8:00
Presidents’ Celebration Dinner
DG Darcy Long invites Club Presidents, Assistant Governors, Governor’s Team and spouse/partners to dine with RI Rep/Director Jeffry Cadorette. (Sun Peaks Grand - Salon C & D)
8:00 pm
RI Rep Reception
All delegates are invited to relax and close the day with Rotary RI Rep/Director Jeffry Cadorette. No host bar. (Sun Peaks Grand)

SATURDAY, May 4th (Sun Peaks Resort)

8:00 – 9:00 am
Registration open – Sun Peaks Grand Hotel
7:30 am
Breakfast – Sun Peaks Grand Hotel
9:00 am
Welcome to Sun Peaks!
Al Raine, Mayor of Sun Peaks, DG Darcy Long, Conference Chair Magdalen Leung and Conference Committee.
9:30 am
“Cultivating Peace”
Summer Lewis, Summer began her Rotary journey in college with a Volunteer Service Grant to Guatemala. That life-changing experience sealed her commitment to international development and philanthropy, led her to the Rotary Peace Fellowship, and ultimately to her current work managing the strategic partnership between Rotary and the Institute for Economics and Peace. Summer believes Rotary is a force for peace in the world, and she will share more about how Rotarians - and specifically Rotarians in District 5040 - are making peace tangible and actionable, locally to globally.
10:15 am
Coffee & Tea Break with Light Refreshments
10:30 am
“Empowering Women and Girls in Afghanistan”
Razia Jan, founder of Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation. Born in Afghanistan, Razia’s nonprofit organization is dedicated to improving the lives of women and children in Afghanistan through community-based education. A dedicated Rotarian, she was nominated as a Top 10 CNN Hero for her work on the Zabuli Education Center, a school that she founded in rural Afghanistan that provides free education to 350 girls. Razia will have just returned from Afghanistan prior to the conference.
11:20 am
“Getting to Know Rotaract”
Our Rotaract Clubs are a key to the future life of District 5040. Thomas Miller, President of the Vancouver Young Professionals Rotaract Club, will fill us in on what Rotaractors are up to, how they are supporting the vision of Rotary and preparing for their own Rotary future.
11:45 pm
Buffet Lunch 
The spotlight will be on District Award Winners: DG Darcy Long and Peter Clarke.
1:00 pm
“Be Inspired by Rotary”
Jeffry Cadorette, Rotary International Representative. A member of the Rotary Club of Media, Pennsylvania since 1977, Jeff is currently a Rotary International Director and has been deeply engaged in many facets of Rotary life. An energetic and inspiring speaker, Jeff has represented the President of Rotary International and been the keynote and motivational speaker at numerous district conferences, Rotary Foundation dinners, Rotary workshops, and seminars around North America.
1:40 pm
People of Action Awards - DG Darcy Long
1:50 pm
District and Global Grants 2018-19: "Where the money went”
PDG Chris Offer Chair - Peace Major Gifts Initiative Committee will help raise awareness of how your club can utilize Rotary Foundation Funds by detailing how this Rotary year’s District and Global grants were approved and spent.
2:10 pm
Signature District Project “Write to Read (W2R)”
On the 10th anniversary of the District’s involvement in this First Nation project throughout BC, PDG Bob Blacker , Hon. Steven L. Point and Shirley-Pat Chamberlain reflect on its success, lessons learned and plans for the future.
2:40 pm
“2020 Vision”
DGE Bala Naidoo provides a preview of District 5040’s Conference 2020 in Vancouver.
(* 2020 registration opens on-site following the presentation.)
2:55 pm
Refreshment Break - (Outside of the Alpine Room - coffee/tea/light refreshments)
3:15 pm
Open Mike Session: Fundraising
We all know that most fundraisers have a “shelf life.” Moderator Kevin Evans invites clubs to share innovative ways they have discovered to keep Rotary fundraising fresh, effective and fun (Alpine Room).
3:30 pm
Membership Awards - DG Darcy Long (Alpine Room)
3:40 – 4:30 pm
District 5040 Annual General Meeting
6:00 pm
No host reception (Sun Peaks Grand)
7:00 pm
Banquet, Major Awards and Entertainment
The theme is Tropical so don’t be shy in dressing up casual, mon. After dinner, DG Darcy Long  recognizes those in our District who have contributed much to the success of this Rotary year! Then it’s time to kick up your heels to the blues, funk and soul stylings of the Bradley/McGillivray Blues Band.

SUNDAY, May 5th (Sun Peaks Resort)

8:00 am
Memorial Service
A tribute to the contributions to our clubs and District from members who have passed in this Rotary year.
8:30 am
9:30 am
Panel Discussion: “She is Someone”
Learn how Rotary’s Commonwealth Women’s Mentorship Program grew from an idea to a flourishing program developing women as leaders in developing countries. Panelists include Winnie Chepkemoi Mutai, a mentee from Kenya, Past Rotary International Vice President Dean Rohrs and Rotary mentor Shirley-Pat Chamberlain.
10:30 am
“BC to Kenya and Back”
PDG John Anderson led our Vocational Training Team to Kenya and reports on the outcomes plus welcome some of the Kenyan team that visited BC.
10:50 am
Youth Exchange: The Class of 2018-19
Our “inbound” students delight, inspire and entertain as they reflect on their time in Canada.
11:10 am
Closing Ceremonies
District 5040’s “very own Dean”, Past RI VP Dean Rohrs, presides over the close of Conference 2019 and the “Passing of the Banner” from DG Darcy Long to DGE Bala Naidoo.

Thanks Sponsors

Gala Dinner