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Mid-northeast PETS is a premier training event for Rotary President-Elects and Assistant Governors.  Mid-northeast PETS provides required training to serve as club president, as well a inspiration and motivation.  Mid-northeast is a SIX DISTRICT, 300+ clubs training event, with an atmosphere of a mini Rotary International convention.  Our speakers, District Governors-Elect, committee and discussion leaders all have one think in mind:  equip and excite club presidents-elect for their year of service.

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Thursday, March 24
 

2:00pm EDT

Registration Open
Registration is done by District so look for your District number.
7210= Hudson Valley NY
7230=Manhattan, The Bronx, Staten Island, Westchester County NY, & Bermuda
7255= Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau & Suffolk Counties of NY
7410= Northeastern Pennsylvania
7475 Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Somerset, Sussex, Union, & Warren Counties NJ, 7490= Bergen, Hudson, & Passaic Counties NJ

Thursday March 24, 2022 2:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
North/East Assembly (Outside main floor Ballroom)

2:00pm EDT

Vendor & Exhibitor Setup
If you don't know what this is it isn't for you.

Speakers & Vendors
avatar for Rotary Means Business

Rotary Means Business

District 7210 RMB Liaison, Seraphim Wood
Rotary Means Business is a Fellowship of Rotary InternationalToday Rotarians are embracing the original foundations of what the Rotary Club was based on as we adhere to the Four Way Test.This fellowship operates in accordance with Rotary International policy, but is not an agency... Read More →
avatar for Dove Youth Development

Dove Youth Development

Rotary Global Grant Cooperating Organization
Dove Youth Development is a community of hope and love that engages and inspires Dominican and Haitian children living in poverty to discover new ways of being and living through education.Through Sponsorship, Volunteering and Donations we provide children and families:~ Educational... Read More →
avatar for CVH Animal Sanctuary

CVH Animal Sanctuary

Board Member, Jennifer Hubbard
We are a Connecticut-based nonprofit organization working to promote compassion and healing through human-animal connection, founded in 2013 to commemorate and honor the life of Catherine Violet Hubbard, a six-year-old victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. Catherine... Read More →
avatar for Disaster Aid USA

Disaster Aid USA

Disaster Aid USA
Disaster Aid USA (DAUSA) began with one Rotary Club’s Vision to nurture Rotary’s Dream of a world absent of pain and suffering by providing humanitarian aid when domestic disasters strike. DAUSA is a Rotary project, and it is open to all U. S. Rotary Districts, their clubs and... Read More →
avatar for Russell Hampton

Russell Hampton

Russell Hampton Co President, Joe Beveridge
Russell-Hampton Company first started providing emblem merchandise to Rotarians in 1920. Here we are in the 21st Century. How many things have changed in our world since 1920? The answer to that question is truly mind-boggling! But here at Russell-Hampton Co. we strive to keep some... Read More →
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Flags For Heroes

Steve Cropper
Flags For HeroesA major annual fundraiser designed for Rotary Clubs and other civic and fraternal organizations.  It's time to honor your hero.  Honor first responders, police, fire, ems, military, teachers, doctors, etc. This program sells itself after a year, it will become a... Read More →
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Givsum Inc.

District 5320, Robert Kollar & Brandon Menes
Givsum helps charitable organizations free up valuable time and resources to pursue their worthwhile missions.We do this by providing a simple online platform that organizations can use to create fundraising pages, sell event tickets, accept donations, manage their volunteers, track... Read More →
avatar for Rotary Leadership Institute

Rotary Leadership Institute

Northeast America
What is the Rotary Leadership Institute of Northeast America?The Rotary Leadership Institute is not an official training program of Rotary International.The Rotary Leadership Institute of Northeast America includes the original area where the International RLI was founded in 1992... Read More →
avatar for Gift of Life International

Gift of Life International

We provide HOPE to children with heart disease and their families, EMPOWER doctors and nurses to treat children in their country of birth, build SUSTAINABLE pediatric cardiac programs in emerging countries and expand our global reach through PARTNERSHIPS with like-minded organizations... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Louis Scotti

Dr. Louis Scotti

Primary Global Grant Contact, District 7255
Dr Louis Scotti joined the Ronkonkoma Rotary club , District 7255, in 1986. He is a past president and a Paul Harris Fellow. He is promoting an example of Rotary In Action a Rotary Global Grant being done in partnership with the Rotary Club of Puerta Plata, The Rotary Club of the... Read More →
avatar for Carl Hassett

Carl Hassett

Past District Governor, District 7490
Carl Hassett, born and raised in the Bronx, is very proud of his 20 year career with the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) and was stationed in South Bronx, Ladder Co. #42; one of the busiest ladder companies in New York City responding to over 6,000 runs per year. Prior to his... Read More →
avatar for ShelterBox USA

ShelterBox USA

ShelterBox USA
Everyone deserves a place to call home. It is a human right and the first step towards recovery after disaster.Shelter is so much more than just a roof. It’s the foundation for life, families and communities. It is a place to feel safe after days or weeks of fear. It offers protection... Read More →

PETS Committee Leadership
avatar for John Susani

John Susani

District Governor, 2022 PETS Vendor Coordinator, District 7490


Thursday March 24, 2022 2:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
North/East Assembly (Outside main floor Ballroom)

3:00pm EDT

Rotary Public Image Overview
Click Here to Pre-Register for this workshop

Rotary Public Image Overview
•    Rotary Brand Overview & Elevating Our Image
•    Transforming through the Rotary Brand and The Rotary Journey
•    Creating Club, District, and Community Alignment through the Brand Center
•    Creating Impact Campaigns through Social and Digital Channels
•    Promoting People of Action Campaigns to drive Club Success



Speakers & Vendors
avatar for Nikki Mederos

Nikki Mederos

Past District Governor, Zone 32 Public Image Coordinator, District 7490
Home club: Rotary Club of North Hudson, District 7490 Public Image specialties: Public Relations, Marketing, Presentations, and Communications What she does for fun: Nikki likes to travel (a lot) and read. She especially likes mysteries and romance. Nikki’s Rotary Moment: “My... Read More →
avatar for Robert Friend

Robert Friend

District Governor-Nominee-Designate, Zone 32 Assistant Public Image Coordinator, District 7980
Home club: Rotary Club of Madison, Connecticut, District 7980 Public Image specialties: The Rotary Journey, Relationship Marketing, Digital and Social Media, Video Production and Special Events, Fundraising, Sales and Sponsorship, Monetization of Virtual Events, Technology Innovation... Read More →


Thursday March 24, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Salons FGH Hanover Marriott Whippany NJ

3:00pm EDT

Building Your Club-Specific Membership Growth Plan
**Pre-Registration Required By Friday March 18th**
Click Here to Pre-Register for this workshop

Building Your Club-Specific Membership Growth Plan
Each Rotary club is different. In order to grow membership, it is important to develop a growth plan that fits YOUR club. First, we need understand your club’s recent membership history to diagnose the most important issues to address. In the workshop, we will provide each club president-elect with a membership worksheet specific to your club.

Next, we need to build a plan to address your club’s membership growth opportunities. This workshop will provide both a diagnostic tool based on your club’s recent membership history combined with proven targeted actions that successful clubs have used for membership growth.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to identify whether attrition or attraction (or both) are impacting your club’s growth and how to diagnose the key membership opportunities to address.
2. Learn what targeted actions are effective in growing your club, based on the key growth opportunities identified for your club.

Speakers & Vendors
avatar for Cindie Kish

Cindie Kish

Past District Governor, Zone 32 Assistant Rotary Coordinator, District 7210
Cindie Kish is a past president (2012-13) and current member of the Millbrook Rotary Club, where she has chaired several committees since joining in 2003, including the Projects Committee that determines which community projects will have our Club’s financial support and the Scholarship... Read More →
avatar for Herb Klotz

Herb Klotz

Past District Governor, Zone 32 Rotary Coordinator, District 7430
Herb joined Rotary in 2011 and is a member of the Allentown West Rotary club near Allentown, PA. He is currently the Zone 32 Rotary Coordinator which covers the Northeast United States and is responsible for promoting membership growth.  Herb was the 2019-20 District Governor and... Read More →


Thursday March 24, 2022 3:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Salons ABC Whippany, Hanover, New Jersey, USA

4:00pm EDT

Engaging Members Through Our Rotary Foundation
Click Here to Pre-Register for this workshop

Engaging Members Through Our Rotary Foundation
This session is designed to continue the discussion on why we exist in the first place: Service. Here the focus is service via Foundation projects. What does your service mean to your members? Are you using Foundation-funded service projects as membership retention and recruitment tool?



Speakers & Vendors
avatar for Rick Benson

Rick Benson

Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator 2019-2022 (D7210, 7255, 7410), District 7980
PDG Richard B. (Rick) BensonA third generation Rotarian, he joined the Westport (CT) Rotary Club 1989, served as club president 1994-95, 6 terms as an Assistant Gvernor, DG 2008-09, District Rotary Foundation Chair 2013-19,Council on Legislation Rep 2016 and 2022, and is currently... Read More →


Thursday March 24, 2022 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Salons FGH Hanover Marriott Whippany NJ

5:00pm EDT

Registration Open
Registration is done by District so look for your District number.
7210= Hudson Valley NY
7230=Manhattan, The Bronx, Staten Island, Westchester County NY, & Bermuda
7255= Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau & Suffolk Counties of NY
7410= Northeastern Pennsylvania
7475 Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Somerset, Sussex, Union, & Warren Counties NJ, 7490= Bergen, Hudson, & Passaic Counties NJ

Thursday March 24, 2022 5:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
Hospitality Suites Hanover Marriott

5:00pm EDT

Hospitality Suites Open
So you just got settled into the hotel and now you want to kick back, relax, and chat about how to save the world? We've got the perfect place for you! Up on the 8th floor you will find our six hospitality suites. Yep, that’s right six- each with a different theme so come mingle your way around the world while meeting and talking to fellow President-Elects, Assistant Governors, Governors, and presenters. This is one of the most valuable opportunities to network, get new ideas, and build relationships to help make 2022-2023 the best year of your Rotary life. **Note: Individual hospitality suite hours may vary by district**

Thursday March 24, 2022 5:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
Hospitality Suites Hanover Marriott

5:00pm EDT

Vendors & Exhibitors Open
We have a wonderful assortment of companies, non-profit organizations, and Rotary projects on display! Take a look around, learn about a new project, plan a new fundraiser, and pick up some Rotary Swag so you can look cool while doing it.

**Note individual vendors may open and close at different times**

Speakers & Vendors
avatar for Rotary Means Business

Rotary Means Business

District 7210 RMB Liaison, Seraphim Wood
Rotary Means Business is a Fellowship of Rotary InternationalToday Rotarians are embracing the original foundations of what the Rotary Club was based on as we adhere to the Four Way Test.This fellowship operates in accordance with Rotary International policy, but is not an agency... Read More →
avatar for Dove Youth Development

Dove Youth Development

Rotary Global Grant Cooperating Organization
Dove Youth Development is a community of hope and love that engages and inspires Dominican and Haitian children living in poverty to discover new ways of being and living through education.Through Sponsorship, Volunteering and Donations we provide children and families:~ Educational... Read More →
avatar for CVH Animal Sanctuary

CVH Animal Sanctuary

Board Member, Jennifer Hubbard
We are a Connecticut-based nonprofit organization working to promote compassion and healing through human-animal connection, founded in 2013 to commemorate and honor the life of Catherine Violet Hubbard, a six-year-old victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. Catherine... Read More →
avatar for Disaster Aid USA

Disaster Aid USA

Disaster Aid USA
Disaster Aid USA (DAUSA) began with one Rotary Club’s Vision to nurture Rotary’s Dream of a world absent of pain and suffering by providing humanitarian aid when domestic disasters strike. DAUSA is a Rotary project, and it is open to all U. S. Rotary Districts, their clubs and... Read More →
avatar for Russell Hampton

Russell Hampton

Russell Hampton Co President, Joe Beveridge
Russell-Hampton Company first started providing emblem merchandise to Rotarians in 1920. Here we are in the 21st Century. How many things have changed in our world since 1920? The answer to that question is truly mind-boggling! But here at Russell-Hampton Co. we strive to keep some... Read More →
avatar for Flags For Heroes

Flags For Heroes

Steve Cropper
Flags For HeroesA major annual fundraiser designed for Rotary Clubs and other civic and fraternal organizations.  It's time to honor your hero.  Honor first responders, police, fire, ems, military, teachers, doctors, etc. This program sells itself after a year, it will become a... Read More →
avatar for Givsum Inc.

Givsum Inc.

District 5320, Robert Kollar & Brandon Menes
Givsum helps charitable organizations free up valuable time and resources to pursue their worthwhile missions.We do this by providing a simple online platform that organizations can use to create fundraising pages, sell event tickets, accept donations, manage their volunteers, track... Read More →
avatar for Rotary Leadership Institute

Rotary Leadership Institute

Northeast America
What is the Rotary Leadership Institute of Northeast America?The Rotary Leadership Institute is not an official training program of Rotary International.The Rotary Leadership Institute of Northeast America includes the original area where the International RLI was founded in 1992... Read More →
avatar for Gift of Life International

Gift of Life International

We provide HOPE to children with heart disease and their families, EMPOWER doctors and nurses to treat children in their country of birth, build SUSTAINABLE pediatric cardiac programs in emerging countries and expand our global reach through PARTNERSHIPS with like-minded organizations... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Louis Scotti

Dr. Louis Scotti

Primary Global Grant Contact, District 7255
Dr Louis Scotti joined the Ronkonkoma Rotary club , District 7255, in 1986. He is a past president and a Paul Harris Fellow. He is promoting an example of Rotary In Action a Rotary Global Grant being done in partnership with the Rotary Club of Puerta Plata, The Rotary Club of the... Read More →
avatar for Carl Hassett

Carl Hassett

Past District Governor, District 7490
Carl Hassett, born and raised in the Bronx, is very proud of his 20 year career with the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) and was stationed in South Bronx, Ladder Co. #42; one of the busiest ladder companies in New York City responding to over 6,000 runs per year. Prior to his... Read More →
avatar for ShelterBox USA

ShelterBox USA

ShelterBox USA
Everyone deserves a place to call home. It is a human right and the first step towards recovery after disaster.Shelter is so much more than just a roof. It’s the foundation for life, families and communities. It is a place to feel safe after days or weeks of fear. It offers protection... Read More →

PETS Committee Leadership
avatar for John Susani

John Susani

District Governor, 2022 PETS Vendor Coordinator, District 7490


Thursday March 24, 2022 5:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
North/East Assembly (Outside main floor Ballroom)

7:30pm EDT

Keynote One: Leading in Times of Change- New Possibilities in Innovation, Growth & Change
Ease in to this whirlwind Rotary training event! Come down to the Hanover Ballroom for a fun and engaging opening session with Jen Slaw. Jen shares the story of her transition from work as a structural engineer to a life pursuing her passion for entertaining. She highlights the important lessons that juggling has taught her along the way to help you tap into your own creative dreams and passions.

Snacks will be offered, including:
Assorted Freshly Baked Cookies Home-made Brownies Ice-cream station with variety of toppings Freshly Cut Seasonal Fruits and Berries Just Now Brewed Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, Selection of Black, Herbal and Specialty Teas, Soft Drinks, and Bottled Water

Style of Dress:
Business Casual is recommended for this session.
Click here for a guide to styles of dress

Speakers & Vendors
avatar for Sonia Saleh

Sonia Saleh

District Governor-Elect, District 7255
Sonia’s Rotary career, as she likes to call it, began in 2013 is a member of the JFK International Airport Club Rotary, the only airport club in the USA. She has served as president of her club for 2 years, Assistant Governor, completed Rotary Leadership Training, and traveled on... Read More →
avatar for Jen Slaw

Jen Slaw

Speaker - Educator - Host, Jen Slaw Speaks
Jen Slaw works with organizations to create more positive work environments, improve team engagement, and navigate change with a growth mindset. She’s been hired across industries for companies like Nikon, Con Edison, American Express, Turner, Skanska, Deloitte, Bristol Myers-Squibb... Read More →


Thursday March 24, 2022 7:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
Hanover Ballroom Hanover Marriott

9:00pm EDT

Hospitality Suites Open
So you just got settled into the hotel and now you want to kick back, relax, and chat about how to save the world? We've got the perfect place for you! Up on the 8th floor you will find our six hospitality suites. Yep, that’s right six- each with a different theme so come mingle your way around the world while meeting and talking to fellow President-Elects, Assistant Governors, Governors, and presenters. This is one of the most valuable opportunities to network, get new ideas, and build relationships to help make 2022-2023 the best year of your Rotary life. **Note: Individual hospitality suite hours may vary by district**

Thursday March 24, 2022 9:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
Hospitality Suites Hanover Marriott
 
Friday, March 25
 

7:00am EDT

Registration Continues
Be sure to pick up your badge and registration material as you will need them throughout the weekend. Registration is done by District so look for your District number.
7210= Hudson Valley NY
7230=Manhattan, The Bronx, Staten Island, Westchester County NY, & Bermuda
7255= Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau & Suffolk Counties of NY
7410= Northeastern Pennsylvania
7475 Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Somerset, Sussex, Union, & Warren Counties NJ, 7490= Bergen, Hudson, & Passaic Counties NJ

Friday March 25, 2022 7:00am - 9:00am EDT
North Assembly (Outside Grand Ballroom) Hanover Marriott

7:30am EDT

Breakfast
You have an action packed day of Rotary learning ahead of you and breakfast is the most important meal of the day so don't miss it!

Our 2022 Chair Arnold T. Quaranta Jr. will welcome everyone to this year's action packed event, then Rotarian Rob Raylman will introduce our dynamic keynote speaker for the morning.

Style of Dress:
Business Professional is recommended for this session.
Click here for a guide to styles of dress

Speakers & Vendors
avatar for Rob Raylman

Rob Raylman

CEO, Gift of Life International
Rob RaylmanCEO of Gift of Life InternationalRob Raylman has been the CEO OP of Gift of Life since February 2008. Before Rob came to Gift of Life International, he was a vice president for Browning-Ferris Industries (BFI), at one time the second largest solid waste management company... Read More →
avatar for Arnold T. Quaranta Jr.

Arnold T. Quaranta Jr.

2022 Presidents Elect Training Seminar Chair, District 7255 Past District Governor
In 1986 shortly after they were married Arnie & Rose moved to Ronkonkoma and joined St. Joseph’s Parish where he is still active today as a Eucharistic Minister. Arnold quickly got involved in the community joining the St. Regis Knights of Columbus that same year. In 1987 Arnie... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2022 7:30am - 8:45am EDT
Grand Ballroom Hanover Marriott

7:30am EDT

Vendors & Exhibitors Open
We have a wonderful assortment of companies, non-profit organizations, and Rotary projects on display! Take a look around, learn about a new project, plan a new fundraiser, and pick up some Rotary Swag so you can look cool while doing it.

**Note individual vendors may open and close at different times**

Speakers & Vendors
avatar for Rotary Means Business

Rotary Means Business

District 7210 RMB Liaison, Seraphim Wood
Rotary Means Business is a Fellowship of Rotary InternationalToday Rotarians are embracing the original foundations of what the Rotary Club was based on as we adhere to the Four Way Test.This fellowship operates in accordance with Rotary International policy, but is not an agency... Read More →
avatar for Dove Youth Development

Dove Youth Development

Rotary Global Grant Cooperating Organization
Dove Youth Development is a community of hope and love that engages and inspires Dominican and Haitian children living in poverty to discover new ways of being and living through education.Through Sponsorship, Volunteering and Donations we provide children and families:~ Educational... Read More →
avatar for CVH Animal Sanctuary

CVH Animal Sanctuary

Board Member, Jennifer Hubbard
We are a Connecticut-based nonprofit organization working to promote compassion and healing through human-animal connection, founded in 2013 to commemorate and honor the life of Catherine Violet Hubbard, a six-year-old victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. Catherine... Read More →
avatar for Disaster Aid USA

Disaster Aid USA

Disaster Aid USA
Disaster Aid USA (DAUSA) began with one Rotary Club’s Vision to nurture Rotary’s Dream of a world absent of pain and suffering by providing humanitarian aid when domestic disasters strike. DAUSA is a Rotary project, and it is open to all U. S. Rotary Districts, their clubs and... Read More →
avatar for Russell Hampton

Russell Hampton

Russell Hampton Co President, Joe Beveridge
Russell-Hampton Company first started providing emblem merchandise to Rotarians in 1920. Here we are in the 21st Century. How many things have changed in our world since 1920? The answer to that question is truly mind-boggling! But here at Russell-Hampton Co. we strive to keep some... Read More →
avatar for Flags For Heroes

Flags For Heroes

Steve Cropper
Flags For HeroesA major annual fundraiser designed for Rotary Clubs and other civic and fraternal organizations.  It's time to honor your hero.  Honor first responders, police, fire, ems, military, teachers, doctors, etc. This program sells itself after a year, it will become a... Read More →
avatar for Givsum Inc.

Givsum Inc.

District 5320, Robert Kollar & Brandon Menes
Givsum helps charitable organizations free up valuable time and resources to pursue their worthwhile missions.We do this by providing a simple online platform that organizations can use to create fundraising pages, sell event tickets, accept donations, manage their volunteers, track... Read More →
avatar for Rotary Leadership Institute

Rotary Leadership Institute

Northeast America
What is the Rotary Leadership Institute of Northeast America?The Rotary Leadership Institute is not an official training program of Rotary International.The Rotary Leadership Institute of Northeast America includes the original area where the International RLI was founded in 1992... Read More →
avatar for Gift of Life International

Gift of Life International

We provide HOPE to children with heart disease and their families, EMPOWER doctors and nurses to treat children in their country of birth, build SUSTAINABLE pediatric cardiac programs in emerging countries and expand our global reach through PARTNERSHIPS with like-minded organizations... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Louis Scotti

Dr. Louis Scotti

Primary Global Grant Contact, District 7255
Dr Louis Scotti joined the Ronkonkoma Rotary club , District 7255, in 1986. He is a past president and a Paul Harris Fellow. He is promoting an example of Rotary In Action a Rotary Global Grant being done in partnership with the Rotary Club of Puerta Plata, The Rotary Club of the... Read More →
avatar for Carl Hassett

Carl Hassett

Past District Governor, District 7490
Carl Hassett, born and raised in the Bronx, is very proud of his 20 year career with the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) and was stationed in South Bronx, Ladder Co. #42; one of the busiest ladder companies in New York City responding to over 6,000 runs per year. Prior to his... Read More →
avatar for ShelterBox USA

ShelterBox USA

ShelterBox USA
Everyone deserves a place to call home. It is a human right and the first step towards recovery after disaster.Shelter is so much more than just a roof. It’s the foundation for life, families and communities. It is a place to feel safe after days or weeks of fear. It offers protection... Read More →

PETS Committee Leadership
avatar for John Susani

John Susani

District Governor, 2022 PETS Vendor Coordinator, District 7490


Friday March 25, 2022 7:30am - 10:00pm EDT
North/East Assembly (Outside main floor Ballroom)

8:45am EDT

Keynote Two: Leveraging Public Image to showcase The Rotary Foundation
Rotary International President-Elect Jennifer Jones will speak on the intrinsic connection between Public Image and the good works of The Rotary Foundation.

Style of Dress:
Business Professional is recommended for this session.
Click here for a guide to styles of dress

Speakers & Vendors
avatar for Jennifer Jones

Jennifer Jones

President Elect, Rotary International
Jennifer Jones, member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, will become Rotary International's president for 2022-23, a groundbreaking selection that will make her the first woman to hold that office in Rotary's 115-year existence."Silver linings rise out of the... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2022 8:45am - 9:45am EDT
Grand Ballroom Hanover Marriott

10:00am EDT

Assistant Governors Breakout Session One: The Juggling Act- Time Management, Collaboration and Goal Achievement in Action
Speakers & Vendors
avatar for Jen Slaw

Jen Slaw

Speaker - Educator - Host, Jen Slaw Speaks
Jen Slaw works with organizations to create more positive work environments, improve team engagement, and navigate change with a growth mindset. She’s been hired across industries for companies like Nikon, Con Edison, American Express, Turner, Skanska, Deloitte, Bristol Myers-Squibb... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2022 10:00am - 10:45am EDT
Gallery Room Hanover Marriott

10:15am EDT

Presidents Elect Breakout Session One: Leveraging Public Image to Showcase The Rotary Foundation
The goal of this session is to help outline a service project utilizing the resources of The Rotary Foundation and develop a plan on how to share that accomplishment.

This session will touch on some basics of The Rotary Foundation as well as Rotary Public Image & Branding that can help your club promote it's projects at home and around the world.

Learning Center Courses https://learn.rotary.org/members/learn/catalog
(These are online courses available for free when you log into Rotary.org)

● Rotary Foundation Basics (45 min)
● Rotary Club Central Resources (15 min)
● Rotary Direct Giving Guide (3 min) https://youtu.be/U8aJw-EWIs0
● Building Rotary’s Public Image (15 min)
● Promoting your club as People of Action (15 min)
● Our Log: Representing Rotary (30 min)
● The Rotary Brand (15 min)
● Public Relations and Your Club (15 min)


Friday March 25, 2022 10:15am - 12:15pm EDT
3rd Floor Meeting Rooms Hanover Marriott

11:00am EDT

Assistant Governors Breakout Session Two: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Speakers & Vendors
avatar for Earl Miller

Earl Miller

Rotary Zone 28/32 Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee Member, District 7210
Earl S. Miller is a retired college administrator and executive director of corporate community relations. His experiences as a professional include domestic urban, suburban, and international projects in Mexico City, Hong Kong, The Philippines, Hawaii, Kiev, Ukraine, and Beirut... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2022 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
Gallery Room Hanover Marriott

11:00am EDT

Past, Present, & Future District Governors Breakout One: Looking Forward
Looking Forward
In the ever evolving world of Rotary, what does our future look like? Over the next several years we will see clubs and districts merging, boundary lines redrawn, and training objectives overhauled.  How does that affect our districts? What does that mean for our combined efforts at Mid-Northeast PETS? Hear from Director-Elect Drew and help shape our path forward together. 

Speakers & Vendors
avatar for Drew Kessler

Drew Kessler

Rotary International Director Elect, District 7210 Past District Governor
Drew Kessler is a Vice President and Relationship Manager of the Commercial Real Estate division for M&T Bank. He currently is responsible for a portfolio of loan and deposit relationships with major businesses within the metro New York City area; while increasing the bank’s business... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Hanover Ballroom Hanover Marriott

12:15pm EDT

Lunch
Style of Dress:
Business Professional is recommended for this session.
Click here for a guide to styles of dress

Speakers & Vendors
avatar for Dr. Louis Scotti

Dr. Louis Scotti

Primary Global Grant Contact, District 7255
Dr Louis Scotti joined the Ronkonkoma Rotary club , District 7255, in 1986. He is a past president and a Paul Harris Fellow. He is promoting an example of Rotary In Action a Rotary Global Grant being done in partnership with the Rotary Club of Puerta Plata, The Rotary Club of the... Read More →
avatar for Larry Palant

Larry Palant

District Governor-Elect, District 7210
Larry began his Rotary career when he joined the Suffern, NY Rotary Club in 2002. He was club president in 2008-2009 and has been the Membership Chair since 2010 along with club Foundation Chair since 2009. Prior to becoming a Rotarian, Larry was the founding vice-president of the... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2022 12:15pm - 12:45pm EDT
Grand Ballroom Hanover Marriott

12:45pm EDT

Keynote Three: Membership
Style of Dress:
Business Professional is recommended for this session.
Click here for a guide to styles of dress

Speakers & Vendors
avatar for Drew Kessler

Drew Kessler

Rotary International Director Elect, District 7210 Past District Governor
Drew Kessler is a Vice President and Relationship Manager of the Commercial Real Estate division for M&T Bank. He currently is responsible for a portfolio of loan and deposit relationships with major businesses within the metro New York City area; while increasing the bank’s business... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2022 12:45pm - 1:15pm EDT
Grand Ballroom Hanover Marriott

1:45pm EDT

Assistant Governors Breakout Session Three: Ask Me Anything with a Rotary Senior Leader
What do you want to know? What have you been afraid to ask? Not only does Drew have unique insights into Rotary International as our zone's incoming Director but he also has a wealth of knowledge and experience as a Past District Governor, and former Chair of Mid-Northeast PETS as well. This session provides an opportunity for you to ask all of your burning questions and get a perspective from outside of your individual district or club.

Speakers & Vendors
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Drew Kessler

Rotary International Director Elect, District 7210 Past District Governor
Drew Kessler is a Vice President and Relationship Manager of the Commercial Real Estate division for M&T Bank. He currently is responsible for a portfolio of loan and deposit relationships with major businesses within the metro New York City area; while increasing the bank’s business... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2022 1:45pm - 2:30pm EDT
Gallery Room Hanover Marriott

2:15pm EDT

Presidents Elect Breakout Session Two: Simply, Membership
The goal of this session is to help you create a membership engagement and retention plan to take back to your club with 1-3 action steps.

This session will touch on how to attract new members as well as how to keep your current members active and engaged.

Learning Center Courses https://learn.rotary.org/members/learn/catalog
(These are online courses available for free when you log into Rotary.org)

● Essentials of Understanding Conflict (30 min)
● Leading Change (30 min)
● Protecting Personal Data (30 min)
● Rotary Club Central Resources (15 min)
● Online Membership Leads (30 min)
● Best Practices for Engaging Members (10 min)
● Committing to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (15 min)
● Building a diverse Club (45 min)


Friday March 25, 2022 2:15pm - 4:15pm EDT
3rd Floor Meeting Rooms Hanover Marriott

2:40pm EDT

Assistant Governors Breakout Session Four: Conflict Resolution
As a humanitarian organization, peace is a cornerstone of our mission. We believe when people work to create peace in their communities, that change can have a global effect.

Often that peace starts in our own clubs and districts where individual conflicts can grow into major stumbling blocks. As Assistant Governors, you are often the first call for a club that is looking to have an internal dispute mediated- how can you help? What tools are at your disposal to de-escalate tense situations and ensure that everyone has a positive Rotary experience?

Speakers & Vendors
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Mark Wafer

Vice President Partner, Rotary International
Mark Wafer - Chair, Board of Directors Canadian Hearing ServicesMark Wafer is a former Tim Hortons restaurant owner from Toronto. During his 25 years as a business owner Mark and his wife Valarie hired almost 200 workers with disabilities in meaningful and competitively paid positions... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2022 2:40pm - 3:20pm EDT
Gallery Room Hanover Marriott

2:45pm EDT

Past, Present, & Future District Governors Breakout Two: Supporting Our Districts
Supporting Our Districts

The most important job of anyone with "Governor" in their title is to support our districts, but what does that really mean? What are the best ways to do that? How can we all work together to improve the experience for clubs and Rotarians in our districts? Even though there is a new District Governor each year, if we all work together in support of each other and the district we can achieve bigger and better things.

Speakers & Vendors
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Valarie Wafer

Vice President, Rotary International
Valarie K. WaferRotary International Director (2020-22)Valarie is the previous franchise owner of six Tim Horton’s restaurants in the Greater Toronto Area. As an employer, her company was a strong advocate for people with disabilities, especially in the area of employment. She continues... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2022 2:45pm - 3:45pm EDT
Hanover Ballroom Hanover Marriott

3:30pm EDT

Assistant Governors Breakout Session Five: Making Membership Matter
Speakers & Vendors
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Jason Browne

Co-Owner, AWRebels (Streaming Media Company)
Jason's passions and successes are rooted in his diverse interests and experiences. Jason co-owns the streaming media company AWRebels, charms the airwaves as a radio personality on WBHV B94.5 FM, and captivates audiences as a member and performer with Happy Valley Improv, a local... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2022 3:30pm - 4:15pm EDT
Gallery Room Hanover Marriott

4:15pm EDT

Break Time- Hospitality Suites Open
Friday March 25, 2022 4:15pm - 6:00pm EDT
Hospitality Suites Hanover Marriott

6:00pm EDT

Cocktail Reception
Want to mix & mingle with all of your fellow President Elects, Assistant Governors, and other Rotary Leaders? We'll all be mingling, talking, exchanging ideas, and anxiously waiting for dinner to be served. Take this opportunity to make friends with the person behind you in the bar line, who knows you might save the world together!

Friday March 25, 2022 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
North Assembly (Outside Grand Ballroom) Hanover Marriott

7:00pm EDT

Dinner
Style of Dress:
Business Professional is recommended for this session.
Click here for a guide to styles of dress

Speakers & Vendors
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John Shockley

District Governor-Elect, District 7475
John has been a resident of Somerset County for over 61 years, where he participated in the Boy Scouts and achieved the rank of Life Scout. Married for 47 years, John and his wife Linda, have two grown children, Jamie Lynn Brownlie and John III, who are also residents of Hillsborough... Read More →
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Ray Cywinski

District Governor-Elect, District 7490
Ray was born in Jersey City, lived in Cliffside Park through grammar school (attending Epiphany Grammar School), then resided in Oradell from 1970 until moving to Demarest in 1982. Attended Bergen Catholic HS and Rutgers University (New Brunswick).Ray is married to Jane, a dialysis... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2022 7:00pm - 7:45pm EDT
Grand Ballroom Hanover Marriott

7:45pm EDT

Keynote Four: Bump
Bravery
Understand U
Motion
Privilege

Jason is a Rotarian, Radio personality, and speaker who has helped inspire and inform Rotarians at trainings and conferences small and large including speaking at Rotary's International Assembly (Where all District Governors are trained each year), the Rotary International Convention, and many other district and regional events. 


Style of Dress:
Business Professional is recommended for this session.
Click here for a guide to styles of dress

Speakers & Vendors
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Jason Browne

Co-Owner, AWRebels (Streaming Media Company)
Jason's passions and successes are rooted in his diverse interests and experiences. Jason co-owns the streaming media company AWRebels, charms the airwaves as a radio personality on WBHV B94.5 FM, and captivates audiences as a member and performer with Happy Valley Improv, a local... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2022 7:45pm - 8:30pm EDT
Grand Ballroom Hanover Marriott

8:30pm EDT

Reverse Raffle Fundraiser for The Rotary Foundation's Disaster Relief Fund
In response to the deepening humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, The Rotary Foundation has created an official channel for donors around the world to contribute funds to support the relief efforts underway by Rotary districts and has designated its Disaster Response Fund as the main avenue for contributions.
To this end, The Rotary Foundation has approved:
  • Now through 30 June 2022, designated Rotary districts that border Ukraine and the Rotary district in Ukraine may apply for grants of up to $50,000 each from the Disaster Response Fund. These expedited disaster response grants can be used to provide relief to refugees or other victims of the crisis including items such as water, food, shelter, medicine and clothing.
  • During this same period, other impacted Rotary districts that wish to offer support to refugees or other victims of the crisis in their district can apply for $25,000 grants from the Disaster Response Fund.
  • Now through 30 April 2022, Rotary districts can transfer unallocated District Designated Funds (DDF) to support the Disaster Response Fund, directly supporting these Ukraine-specific humanitarian grants.
  • Contributions to the Disaster Relief Fund in support of Ukraine can be made here. All funds need to be received into the Disaster Response Fund by 30 April 2022 in order to qualify for use in support of the Ukrainian relief efforts.
  • Although the Disaster Response Fund will be the main avenue for Rotary Foundation support, Rotary and Rotaract clubs are also encouraged to create their own responses to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.
In addition to support provided through the Disaster Response Fund, the Foundation is coordinating with partners and regional leaders, exploring effective solutions to the increased humanitarian needs.
  • We are in contact with the United Nations High Commission on Refugees – USA to prepare for and respond to the needs of those being displaced in Ukraine and to neighboring countries.
  • ShelterBox, our project partner for disaster response, is in communication with Rotary members in Eastern Europe to explore how it may offer support with temporary transitional housing and other essential supplies.
  • The Rotary Action Group for Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Migration is also mobilizing its resources to assist in this crisis.
More than 2 million people have fled Ukraine and are in dire need of emergency aid. The United Nations estimates that number could grow to as many as 5 million people displaced. Rotary clubs in Europe and around the world have stepped up their relief work, some working on the ground to help displaced families.
We will continue to monitor the situation in Ukraine and neighboring countries. Visit My Rotary and follow Rotary on social media to stay updated on how clubs can get involved and what actions Rotary members have taken and the impact it has had for people in the region.

Speakers & Vendors
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Ukrainian American Cultural Center of NJ

The Ukrainian American Cultural Center of New Jersey is located in the heart of the Morris County Corporate area and is made up of several organizations including:St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic ChurchSelfreliance Federal Credit UnionUkrainian Congress Committee of America... Read More →
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Drew Kessler

Rotary International Director Elect, District 7210 Past District Governor
Drew Kessler is a Vice President and Relationship Manager of the Commercial Real Estate division for M&T Bank. He currently is responsible for a portfolio of loan and deposit relationships with major businesses within the metro New York City area; while increasing the bank’s business... Read More →
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Ray Cywinski

District Governor-Elect, District 7490
Ray was born in Jersey City, lived in Cliffside Park through grammar school (attending Epiphany Grammar School), then resided in Oradell from 1970 until moving to Demarest in 1982. Attended Bergen Catholic HS and Rutgers University (New Brunswick).Ray is married to Jane, a dialysis... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2022 8:30pm - 10:00pm EDT
Grand Ballroom Hanover Marriott

8:30pm EDT

Ukrainian Relief Updates
Hear from three organizations with strong ties to Rotary, ShelterBox USA, Gift of Life International, and Disaster Aid USA on their efforts to provide lifesaving aid to those in the Ukraine region. These updates will be made periodically throughout the Reverse Raffle Fundraiser for The Rotary Foundation's Disaster Relief Fund. 

Speakers & Vendors
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louis Turpin

Past Director, ShelterBox
Louis Turpin was the 2016-17 District Governor for Rotary District 7210 in New York’s Hudson Valley. Louis, a member of Rhinebeck Rotary, is a recipient of Rotary International’s highest honor, the Service Above Self Award, as well as a Paul Harris Society member, a Rotary Foundation... Read More →
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ShelterBox USA

ShelterBox USA
Everyone deserves a place to call home. It is a human right and the first step towards recovery after disaster.Shelter is so much more than just a roof. It’s the foundation for life, families and communities. It is a place to feel safe after days or weeks of fear. It offers protection... Read More →
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Rob Raylman

CEO, Gift of Life International
Rob RaylmanCEO of Gift of Life InternationalRob Raylman has been the CEO OP of Gift of Life since February 2008. Before Rob came to Gift of Life International, he was a vice president for Browning-Ferris Industries (BFI), at one time the second largest solid waste management company... Read More →
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Gift of Life International

We provide HOPE to children with heart disease and their families, EMPOWER doctors and nurses to treat children in their country of birth, build SUSTAINABLE pediatric cardiac programs in emerging countries and expand our global reach through PARTNERSHIPS with like-minded organizations... Read More →
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Carl Hassett

Past District Governor, District 7490
Carl Hassett, born and raised in the Bronx, is very proud of his 20 year career with the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) and was stationed in South Bronx, Ladder Co. #42; one of the busiest ladder companies in New York City responding to over 6,000 runs per year. Prior to his... Read More →
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Disaster Aid USA

Disaster Aid USA
Disaster Aid USA (DAUSA) began with one Rotary Club’s Vision to nurture Rotary’s Dream of a world absent of pain and suffering by providing humanitarian aid when domestic disasters strike. DAUSA is a Rotary project, and it is open to all U. S. Rotary Districts, their clubs and... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2022 8:30pm - 10:00pm EDT
Grand Ballroom Hanover Marriott

10:00pm EDT

Hospitality Suites Open
There is a reason the hospitality suite is open every night, it's the single most important part of the training seminar. Here you have a priceless opportunity to talk to people from near and far about all you want to do, everything your afraid to try, and everything in between- don't miss it!

Friday March 25, 2022 10:00pm - Saturday March 26, 2022 12:00am EDT
Hospitality Suites Hanover Marriott
 
Saturday, March 26
 

7:30am EDT

Vendors & Exhibitors Open
We have a wonderful assortment of companies, non-profit organizations, and Rotary projects on display! Take a look around, learn about a new project, plan a new fundraiser, and pick up some Rotary Swag so you can look cool while doing it.

**Note individual vendors may open and close at different times**

Speakers & Vendors
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Rotary Means Business

District 7210 RMB Liaison, Seraphim Wood
Rotary Means Business is a Fellowship of Rotary InternationalToday Rotarians are embracing the original foundations of what the Rotary Club was based on as we adhere to the Four Way Test.This fellowship operates in accordance with Rotary International policy, but is not an agency... Read More →
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Dove Youth Development

Rotary Global Grant Cooperating Organization
Dove Youth Development is a community of hope and love that engages and inspires Dominican and Haitian children living in poverty to discover new ways of being and living through education.Through Sponsorship, Volunteering and Donations we provide children and families:~ Educational... Read More →
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CVH Animal Sanctuary

Board Member, Jennifer Hubbard
We are a Connecticut-based nonprofit organization working to promote compassion and healing through human-animal connection, founded in 2013 to commemorate and honor the life of Catherine Violet Hubbard, a six-year-old victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. Catherine... Read More →
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Disaster Aid USA

Disaster Aid USA
Disaster Aid USA (DAUSA) began with one Rotary Club’s Vision to nurture Rotary’s Dream of a world absent of pain and suffering by providing humanitarian aid when domestic disasters strike. DAUSA is a Rotary project, and it is open to all U. S. Rotary Districts, their clubs and... Read More →
avatar for Carl Hassett

Carl Hassett

Past District Governor, District 7490
Carl Hassett, born and raised in the Bronx, is very proud of his 20 year career with the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) and was stationed in South Bronx, Ladder Co. #42; one of the busiest ladder companies in New York City responding to over 6,000 runs per year. Prior to his... Read More →
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Russell Hampton

Russell Hampton Co President, Joe Beveridge
Russell-Hampton Company first started providing emblem merchandise to Rotarians in 1920. Here we are in the 21st Century. How many things have changed in our world since 1920? The answer to that question is truly mind-boggling! But here at Russell-Hampton Co. we strive to keep some... Read More →
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ShelterBox USA

ShelterBox USA
Everyone deserves a place to call home. It is a human right and the first step towards recovery after disaster.Shelter is so much more than just a roof. It’s the foundation for life, families and communities. It is a place to feel safe after days or weeks of fear. It offers protection... Read More →
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Flags For Heroes

Steve Cropper
Flags For HeroesA major annual fundraiser designed for Rotary Clubs and other civic and fraternal organizations.  It's time to honor your hero.  Honor first responders, police, fire, ems, military, teachers, doctors, etc. This program sells itself after a year, it will become a... Read More →
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Gift of Life International

We provide HOPE to children with heart disease and their families, EMPOWER doctors and nurses to treat children in their country of birth, build SUSTAINABLE pediatric cardiac programs in emerging countries and expand our global reach through PARTNERSHIPS with like-minded organizations... Read More →
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Rotary Leadership Institute

Northeast America
What is the Rotary Leadership Institute of Northeast America?The Rotary Leadership Institute is not an official training program of Rotary International.The Rotary Leadership Institute of Northeast America includes the original area where the International RLI was founded in 1992... Read More →
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Givsum Inc.

District 5320, Robert Kollar & Brandon Menes
Givsum helps charitable organizations free up valuable time and resources to pursue their worthwhile missions.We do this by providing a simple online platform that organizations can use to create fundraising pages, sell event tickets, accept donations, manage their volunteers, track... Read More →
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Dr. Louis Scotti

Primary Global Grant Contact, District 7255
Dr Louis Scotti joined the Ronkonkoma Rotary club , District 7255, in 1986. He is a past president and a Paul Harris Fellow. He is promoting an example of Rotary In Action a Rotary Global Grant being done in partnership with the Rotary Club of Puerta Plata, The Rotary Club of the... Read More →

PETS Committee Leadership
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John Susani

District Governor, 2022 PETS Vendor Coordinator, District 7490


Saturday March 26, 2022 7:30am - 10:00am EDT
North/East Assembly (Outside main floor Ballroom)

8:00am EDT

Breakfast
The weekend is almost over, you’ve made many new friends and now is a great time to sit and break bread with them as you reminisce about last night's amazing Gala and. This is it folks… the last meal together, you're reading this description thinking to yourself "should I leave early" the answer is a resounding NO stick around just a little while longer to hear an energizing keynote.

Style of Dress:
Business Casual is recommended for this session.
Click here for a guide to styles of dress

Speakers & Vendors
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Craig Davenport

District Governor-Elect, District 7410
Craig retired in 2015 from his 45 year position as Director of Pharmacy for Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro, Pa. During those years he was active in numerous civic organizations and the local school board. He was on the board of directors as president of each of... Read More →
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Martin Schulman

District Governor-Elect, District 7230
Martin Schulman was elected to be District Governor for the Rotary year 2022-23. He is District Governor -Elect for 2021-22.Martin was born and educated in the City of New York, USA. Attended The Cooper Union, graduated The City University of New York is Licensed as an Ophthalmic... Read More →


Saturday March 26, 2022 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Grand Ballroom Hanover Marriott

9:00am EDT

Keynote Five: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
As one of Rotary's Core Values, diversity should be one of our great strengths. We should be proud that Rotary reflects so many cultures, generations, and lived experiences, and offers the potential for countless leaders to tap into those experiences to make a difference. As a sign of our commitment to creating an organization that sets the standard for valuing and living the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), the Rotary International Board adopted Rotary's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement in January 2019.

While progress has been made, we need a concrete plan to make sure that DEI are ingrained into everything that we do as an organization and reflected in the actions Rotary takes as we engage with the communities we serve. In September 2020, we formed a DEI task force that is charged with shaping a comprehensive action plan with achievable, measurable, and meaningful outcomes for Rotary.

We tapped into the expertise of Rotary participants around the globe for this task force. They will devise a plan that assesses the current state of DEI at Rotary and articulates a vision that incorporates regional differences, needs, and priorities. And as key decisions are made and our plan takes shape, we will continue to share information with you.

Click here for more information on Rotary's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force

Style of Dress:
Business Casual is recommended for this session.
Click here for a guide to styles of dress

Speakers & Vendors
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Valarie Wafer

Vice President, Rotary International
Valarie K. WaferRotary International Director (2020-22)Valarie is the previous franchise owner of six Tim Horton’s restaurants in the Greater Toronto Area. As an employer, her company was a strong advocate for people with disabilities, especially in the area of employment. She continues... Read More →
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Mark Wafer

Vice President Partner, Rotary International
Mark Wafer - Chair, Board of Directors Canadian Hearing ServicesMark Wafer is a former Tim Hortons restaurant owner from Toronto. During his 25 years as a business owner Mark and his wife Valarie hired almost 200 workers with disabilities in meaningful and competitively paid positions... Read More →


Saturday March 26, 2022 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
Grand Ballroom Hanover Marriott

9:30am EDT

Closing Remarks
This is the last time we will all be together in the Grand Ballroom so soak it all in! Our Event Chair PDG Arnold Quaranta will offer a brief reflection of the time we have spent together and introduce next year's Event Chair Marcia Loughman.

Style of Dress:
Business Casual is recommended for this session.
Click here for a guide to styles of dress

Speakers & Vendors
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Arnold T. Quaranta Jr.

2022 Presidents Elect Training Seminar Chair, District 7255 Past District Governor
In 1986 shortly after they were married Arnie & Rose moved to Ronkonkoma and joined St. Joseph’s Parish where he is still active today as a Eucharistic Minister. Arnold quickly got involved in the community joining the St. Regis Knights of Columbus that same year. In 1987 Arnie... Read More →

PETS Committee Leadership
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Marcia Loughman

Past District Governor, 2022 PETS Vice-Chair, District 7410
Marcia was born in Buffalo, NY, the daughter of Phyllis and Wesley Dion. The oldest of three children, Marcia graduated from Kenmore East High in Tonawanda, NY. Marcia graduated from Springfield College, with a BS in Community Leadership and Development and a M.Ed. in Guidance and... Read More →


Saturday March 26, 2022 9:30am - 9:45am EDT
Grand Ballroom Hanover Marriott

9:45am EDT

District Specific Sessions
Districts come in all shapes and sizes, this session will be specific to YOUR district and will help you understand the resources available in your area.
7210= Hudson Valley NY GALLERY ROOM
7230=Manhattan, The Bronx, Staten Island, Westchester County NY, & Bermuda SALON A
7255= Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau & Suffolk Counties of NY HANOVER BALLROOM
7410= Northeastern Pennsylvania SALON B
7475 Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Somerset, Sussex, Union, & Warren Counties NJ SALON C
7490= Bergen, Hudson, & Passaic Counties NJ SALON F

Speakers & Vendors
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Craig Davenport

District Governor-Elect, District 7410
Craig retired in 2015 from his 45 year position as Director of Pharmacy for Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro, Pa. During those years he was active in numerous civic organizations and the local school board. He was on the board of directors as president of each of... Read More →
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Sonia Saleh

District Governor-Elect, District 7255
Sonia’s Rotary career, as she likes to call it, began in 2013 is a member of the JFK International Airport Club Rotary, the only airport club in the USA. She has served as president of her club for 2 years, Assistant Governor, completed Rotary Leadership Training, and traveled on... Read More →
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Larry Palant

District Governor-Elect, District 7210
Larry began his Rotary career when he joined the Suffern, NY Rotary Club in 2002. He was club president in 2008-2009 and has been the Membership Chair since 2010 along with club Foundation Chair since 2009. Prior to becoming a Rotarian, Larry was the founding vice-president of the... Read More →
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Martin Schulman

District Governor-Elect, District 7230
Martin Schulman was elected to be District Governor for the Rotary year 2022-23. He is District Governor -Elect for 2021-22.Martin was born and educated in the City of New York, USA. Attended The Cooper Union, graduated The City University of New York is Licensed as an Ophthalmic... Read More →
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John Shockley

District Governor-Elect, District 7475
John has been a resident of Somerset County for over 61 years, where he participated in the Boy Scouts and achieved the rank of Life Scout. Married for 47 years, John and his wife Linda, have two grown children, Jamie Lynn Brownlie and John III, who are also residents of Hillsborough... Read More →
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Ray Cywinski

District Governor-Elect, District 7490
Ray was born in Jersey City, lived in Cliffside Park through grammar school (attending Epiphany Grammar School), then resided in Oradell from 1970 until moving to Demarest in 1982. Attended Bergen Catholic HS and Rutgers University (New Brunswick).Ray is married to Jane, a dialysis... Read More →


Saturday March 26, 2022 9:45am - 12:00pm EDT
TBA Hanover Marriott