Friday Sep 28

8:30-10:15

Breakfast and Opening Plenary Session

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Grand Ballroom

10:15

Break

10:30-11:15

Breakout Sessions

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11:15

Break

11:30-1:45

Lunch and Second Plenary Session

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Grand Ballroom

1:45

Break

2:00-2:50

Breakout Sessions

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3:00-3:50

Breakout Sessions

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3:50

Break

4:00

Council on Legislation

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Bonsai Room

5:00

Hospitality Suites

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Courtyard

Saturday Sep 29

7:00-7:30

Tai Chi for a Peaceful Start to Your Day

Candy Kennelly, Capacitar Arizona

Poolside

8:00-10:15

Breakfast and Third Plenary Session

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Grand Ballroom

10:15

Break

10:30-11:20

Breakout Sessions

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11:20

Break

11:30-1:45

Lunch and Fourth Plenary Session

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Grand Ballroom

1:05

Break

1:20-3:15

Interact/Exchange Student Assembly

Mike Kloehn, Interact Chair

Boojum Room

1:20-2:10

Breakout Sessions

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2:10

Break

2:25-3:15

Breakout Sessions

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3:15

Break

3:30-4:20

Breakout Sessions

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3:30-5:00

Interact/Exchange Student/Rotaract Dance Workshop

Lous Arevalo, Instructor, Sahuarita High School Jockeys Dance Troupe

Boojum Room

5:00-6:00

Reception for District 5500 Governor Elect, Ellie Patterson

Grand Foyer

6:00-8:00

Banquet, Celebrating Our History

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Grand Ballroom

Conference Speakers

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Friday Sep 28 Breakfast Keynote

Rotarian for Life

Bob Shaff, Customers for Life Consulting, Past President of the Rotary Club of Tucson

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Saturday September 29 Breakfast Keynote

Child Development Topics that Receive National Attention Today

Dr. Jill Stamm, Professor Emeritus, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, ASU and Prevention and Brain Science Training Specialist, Arizona’s Children Association

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Friday Sep 28 Lunch Keynote

Literacy for a Peaceful World

Kathy Short, Professor, University of Arizona

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Saturday Sep 29 Lunch Keynote

Keeping it Fresh: Engaging Everyone in Service

Courtney Drew, Learning Specialist, Rotary International

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Saturday September 29 Breakfast Keynote

Project C.U.R.E

Douglas Jackson, PhD, JD - President & CEO

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Saturday September 28 Gala Keynote

President Theodore Roosevelt

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6 Areas of Focus Breakouts

D5500 Conference Presentations Around The Rotary Foundation’s 6 Areas of Focus

Get your passport* stamped at all six areas and you’ll be entered into a drawing for great get-aways!

*Passport supply is limited, you must be signed up for a full day at minimum, full conference attendees will receive preference

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Disease Prevention & Treatment

Fri 3:00 Salon F

Polio Eradication, "We’re Almost There!"

Michael Drake, PDG, and members of Polio Epic Support Group

Sat 8:00 Grand Ballroom

Finding Your Purpose – Changing Your World

Dr. Douglas Jackson, President/CEO, Project C.U.R.E.

Sat 10:30 Bonsai Room

Comparable Programs That Are Trauma-Informed

Dr. Jill Stamm, Professor Emeritus, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, ASU and Prevention and Brain Science Training Specialist, Arizona’s Children Association

Ongoing

Southwest Medical Assistance Donation Room

A chance to recycle your surplus medical equipment (walkers, etc.)

Water & Sanitation

Fri 10:30 Salon F

Sustainable Waste Water Treatment

Orianna Bretschger, Acquacycl

Fri 3:00 Salon H

Water Aid and Renewable Power in Disasters

Alex Ahatoum, Infinitum Humanitarian Systems

Sat 3:20 Salon F

Finding Solutions to Hard Problems: The Navajo Water Project

Tawny Valencia and Emma Robbins, Dig Deep

Ongoing

See latest, cutting-edge innovations for making clean water, etc. in lobby

See latest, cutting-edge innovations for making clean water, etc. in lobby

Peace & Conflict Resolution

Fri 10:30 Salon H

Waging Peace - What Does It Look Like?

Dr. Barbara Kiernan and Colleagues

Fri 3:00 Salon F

Human Trafficking 101

Detective Jennifer Crawford, Tucson Police Department and CODAC

Sat 7:00 (AM) Poolside

Tai Chi for a Peaceful Start to Your Day

Candy Kennelly, Capacitar Arizona

Sat 1:20 Salon H

Creating Personal Peace

Candy Kennelly, Capacitar Arizona

Economic Development

Fri 3:00 Bonsai Room

Southern Arizona’s Economic Engine

Daniela Gallagher, Sun Corridor, Inc.

Sat 10:30 Salon H

Strategies & Opportunities

Bonnie Bazata, Manager of Pima County’s “Ending Poverty Now” program

Sat 2:25 Bonsai Room

Working with Community Partners to Sustain Change

Sahuarita Food Bank, Penny Pestle, St. Andrews Clinic, Laura Romero, Borderlands, Yolanda Soto, Dr. Virginia Juettner, Valle Verde Rotary

Ongoing

Volunteer opportunities for you or your club at agency tables in the lobby

Maternal & Child Health

Fri 2:00 Salon H

Healing Together: Bring Wellness to Children and Families in Need

Shay Beider, Integrative Touch for Kids (ITK)

Sat 8:00 Grand Ballroom

Child Development Topics that Receive National Attention Today

Dr. Jill Stamm, Professor Emeritus, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, ASU and Prevention and Brain Science Training Specialist, Arizona’s Children Association

Sat 10:30 Bonsai Room

Comparable Programs That Are Trauma-Informed

Dr. Jill Stamm, Professor Emeritus, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, ASU and Prevention and Brain Science Training Specialist, Arizona’s Children Association

Sat 2:25 Bonsai Room

Childhood Trauma: What We Can Do About It, Right Here, Right Now

Hilary Mahoney, Arizona Partnership for Children

Ongoing

Volunteer opportunities for you or your club at agency tables in the lobby

Literacy & Basic Education

Fri 11:30 Grand Ballroom

Reading Globally: Inviting Children to Change the World

Dr. Kathy G. Short, Professor, Language, Reading and Culture, The University of Arizona and Director of Worlds of Words

Fri 2:00 Bonsai Room

What’s New? Books that Connect Children and Teens to the World

Dr. Kathy G. Short, Professor, Language, Reading and Culture, The University of Arizona and Director of Worlds of Words

Sat 2:25 Salon F

Reading with Older Kids in School

Dr. Robert Wortman, University of Arizona

Sat 3:30 Bonsai Room

How to Read with Young Children (Birth – 5)

Make Way for Books

Ongoing

Scholastic Book Fair

Host Hotel

You can book a $79.00 room or $109.00 suite until September 16 (they can sell out before that). Call the DoubleTree direct at 520-881-4200 or

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Relax in the resort-style setting of DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tucson – Reid Park, a great hotel in Tucson, Arizona. The moment you arrive, you’ll receive a warm chocolate chip cookie as a welcome gift. Surrounded by the Sonora Desert and four miles from downtown Tucson, the hotel is across the street from Reid Park featuring a zoo and golf courses. Take the complimentary shuttle to attractions within a 3-mile radius of the hotel.

Set on 14 acres of lushly landscaped grounds, this Tucson, AZ hotel boasts many recreational and relaxation facilities including a heated outdoor pool and whirlpool in a citrus tree-lined courtyard, a 24-hour fitness center, three tennis courts, therapy rooms and a gift shop. Dine at the Cactus Rose Steakhouse on the patio or savor contemporary Southwestern cuisine at Javelina Cantina.

Host meetings and events in the picturesque setting, taking advantage of 22,000 sq. ft. of versatile space. Choose from the grand ballroom, several meeting rooms or an outdoor space, and rely on the expert events team to help organize the details. Keep in touch at the business center with useful services and enjoy the complimentary WiFi access in the lobby.

Wind down in a guest room with a 42-inch television, WiFi access, and modern amenities. Stay in a unique casita – a private villa with everything you need for a relaxing stay including a kitchen, living room and private patio. Choose a suite for stunning views of the surrounding mountains or citrus courtyard.

You can book a $79.00 room or $109.00 suite until September 16 (they can sell out before that). Call the DoubleTree direct at 520-881-4200 or

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Registration Links

Rotarian Registration

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Contact

Questions? Call Registrar Tom Nelson at 520-727-1285

2019 District Conference News!

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