2018 Rotary District 7070 Conference

Rotary Reunion in
Prince Edward County.

Rotary Reunion

   Rotary Reunion Reversed

We welcome you to join our District Governor, Mary Lou Harrison, at the 2018 Rotary District 7070 Conference next year. Let’s reunite!

Saturday, October 27, 2018

$99 CAD/ticket at the Wellington and District Community Centre



It will be a one day event.  Rotary Reunion – family picnic type affair – focus on the six area’s of focus – fun – casual – reuniting after the Rotary International convention!

What is the Rotary District Conference 2018?

Get a glimpse of what our conference has to offer through this video!

Conference Pricing

$99.00/Rotarian for entire day
50% off for Rotaractors and 100% off for Youth Exchange Students

Please contact Deb to inquire about discount codes.

Come on, we know that’s a sweet deal…


The Program

Saturday, October 27, 2018 – Casual country all day and evening.  
8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. – Arrive and enjoy breakfast snacks between
All day Programming – Fun and learning through the six areas of focus
Lunch – Picnic lunch as you enjoy Reunion activities
6:00 p.m. – Gather for the Rotary family banquet
Sunday  – PEC area activities will be highlighted for personal enjoyment

Our Focus

Rotary is dedicated to six areas of focus to build international relationships, improve lives, and create a better world to support our peace efforts and end polio forever.

This year’s conference revolves around reuniting all of us to hone in on our 6 areas of focus.

Water, Water Everywhere!

Filtering through the choices

Join experienced Rotarians who take water and sanitation to the next level. Clean water is key to all areas of focus. Without safe water for drinking and cooking, a village, community or country won’t thrive. Don’t drown in which water filtration solution to use, see how different solutions work in projects that have been successful, sustainable and expandable. You’ll drink up the differences and wash your hands of confusion for a water project bathed in success! See , feel, and taste the results.


Mental Wellbeing

A support system gives birth to new life

Join Shannon Lavigne, a mother, a wife, a Rotarian, a woman whose role in life is key to so many. Shannon will discuss mental health and what it means for the youth of today. The World Health Organization statistics show an ever growing number of children and youth being diagnosed with a mental illness. Our discussion will focus on a survivor story, a lively activity and a round table discussion about diagnosis and growing up in the world today. With the ongoing focus on children within Rotary, a step forward in the discussion surrounding mental illness and mental health is key to providing the children and youth of today the best foundation for a positive and productive life. Shannon Lavigne is the past President of the Rotary Club of Courtice and has spent the last 10 years speaking to schools, service clubs and community organizations about mental illness and mental health and is currently writing a workbook geared to adolescents on this topic.

Teach a Mother… A Child Learns

Here and there – The shape of learning

Surrounded by children on the ground, mothers who learn give birth to literacy through hands on learning. Join Amarok Society representatives as they teach you as they teach mothers in Bangladesh. Learn why teaching a mother is key to the development of literacy and basic education in children in Bangladesh. You will have the opportunity to contrast that with learning opportunities in first world countries, through cloud based learning and the free reading program.


Let’s Eat it in Peace

Eat up the opportunity to digest conflict in one bite

Join us at our World Lunch Café, as we explore conflict. Rotary Peace Fellow, Chenai Kadungure, a graduate with a Masters in Global Studies and Certification in International Development from the University of North Carolina, will lead us in inspirational thought and exercises to intrigue us to evaluate our being. How are we contributing to the solution? What about the problem?

Drop Into Their World

3D and live!

Did you experience the Rotary virtual reality (VR) video at the RI Convention in Toronto? Yes? Well see more here. Download the Rotary VR app to your cell phone before you arrive at the conference. We’ll provide the 3D accessory to enhance your viewing experience. Didn’t get to convention? You are in for a treat! This video experience is spectacular. An enhancement to the VRexperience is National Immunization Day (NID) participant – Jennifer Boyd. Jennifer, live and in person,will highlight her experience and what it means to those we serve to eradicate Polio.


Re-Developing Community

A Shelter from the Storm – a Sunny Tomorrow

85 million people around the world have been made homeless by natural disaster and conflict. Shelter Box with the support of Rotary is working to change this. Feel what its like for families robbed of their homes to be transformed from despair into hope. You’ll weave through a day in the life of a family living in a shelter box tent. Hey, some esteemed Rotarians may even be enticed into sleeping in one. They are impatient to see a world where no family is left without shelter. Are you?

Food & Entertainment


Friday Night Fellowship – Host Hospitality

Sweet country welcome (registration required)

Hosted by the Rotary Clubs of Wellington and Picton, this pre-conference dessert party is being held on Friday October 26th at the Wellington Legion, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.  All participants are welcome to drop in as you please, however we request that you click here to register as a guest.

This Sweet County Welcome – pre conference host hospitality is FREE to all conference attendees, their family and accompanying friends.  Desserts and after-dinner cheese plates will be served, and the Wellington Legion will provide a cash bar, serving Rotary Beer and County wines and spirits.

All in the Family Entertainment

Sound Explosion & Class Act Trio

Explosion: The new and existing band, Sound Explosion, performs covers of popular songs from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Audience are compelled to dance and have a good time! Sound explosion includes 5 seasoned members that features a female singer. Band members have performed all across Canada entertaining crowds. The leader, Tony Vani, has been making music in the Belleville area for decades. He is a versatile and well respected performer who plays Classic Rock, 50’s and 60’s music and more. For more information on Tony please visit his website here.

The Class Act Trio is a local musical group made up of Debbie Shaw on Flute from Belleville who plays in The Quinte Symphony, Doug Parker- Bass Guitar from Sterling and Rotarian Stewart Hood – Guitar from Trenton. The group was founded in 2013 and plays a variety of music from the American Songbook, Latin and Bossa Nova, popular favorites and some original compositions. The group has played at wineries in the County, for corporate events like the Quinte Business Achievement Awards and at private functions.

Prince Edward County, located in District 7070 to the far south east, is wonderfully beautiful, clam and peaceful.  There are opportunities to explore many wineries, breweries, beaches and more.  What Prince Edward County doesn’t have are hotels and conference centers.  So, what better way to get to know the area in our district then by staying with Rotarians who live in it!
If you live in the area and wish to home host, click here to register.  Home hosts will have the opportunity to get to know Rotarians like they are friends.  You won’t get paid to host and your Rotarian, guest(s) stay for free in your home.  It’s like having a friend visit over night.
If staying with a new friend isn’t your thing, book your paid stay in the area through a traditional B&B or Airbnb or the many other Prince Edward County accommodations. If you are interested in seeing accommodation options for Rotarians click here.

Exact Address

Wellington and District Community Centre
111 Bellville St.
Wellington, Ontario
K0K 3L0

The Team


Mary Lou Harrison
District Governor
Rotary Club of Toronto Sunrise

Rotarian Deb Murray

Deb Murray
Rotary Club of Trenton

rob leek

Rob Leek
PDG of District 7090

Larry Whatmore

Larry Whatmore
Rotary Club of East York

Linda Raney

Linda Raney
Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise

Helen Lackey

Helen Lackey
DC 2019 Conference Chair


Andrew Janikowski
Home Hosting Co-Chair
Rotary Club of Picton


Jacob Patterson
Rotaract Club of Ryerson

Partnership Opportunities

We’d love to work with you on possibilities of sponsorship for our 2018 District Conference. We have various Tiers starting from $500 CAD to $7,500 CAD. In addition, gift-in-kind is always welcome.



Want to be part of the team?
Have questions or concerns?
Contact any team member!

Who are we?

Rotary International is one of the largest service organizations in the world, bringing together business and professional leaders to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and to advance goodwill and peace around the world. There are over 30,000 Rotary Clubs worldwide and over 1.2 million Rotarians. There are six areas of focus where Rotarians focus their efforts: peace and conflict prevention/resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy, and economic and community development. 

Perhaps one of the most notable projects spearheaded by Rotary International was the establishment of the PolioPlus Program in 1985, which was the first initiative to tackle global polio eradication. Rotary has contributed more than $1.6 billion and countless volunteer hours to immunize more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries. Rotary is part of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) and works with the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the polio eradication effort. Currently, there are only three countries that have never stopped transmission of the wild poliovirus: Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan. In 2015, there was less than 75 polio cases confirmed worldwide. Every dollar Rotary commits to polio eradication will be matched two-to-one by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation up to $35 million a year through 2018. Together, we are “this close” to ending polio.

“What is Rotary?“

 In addition, Rotary supports many programs that help support its mandate such as Rotary Youth Exchange for high school students or Interact and Rotaract which are service clubs for high school students and young professionals/students, respectively. The organization also offers Rotary Fellowships and Scholarships to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries.

From last year


Photos from 2017 Rotary Uncorked! Conference held at the White Oaks Resort & Spa in Niagara-on-the-lake by DG Neil Phillips’ planning team.