Jenifer Fox, Delta School, Wilson, Arkansas

Jenifer Fox, Founding Head of Delta School, Wilson Arkansas - Keynote Speaker.
Jenifer Fox is an international bestselling author, curriculum designer and independent school head with more than 25 years as an educator. Published in seven languages, her first book, Your Child’s Strengths, won a Nautilus Book Award and A Mom’s Choice Award for breaking new ground in the understanding of child development.

Ms Fox holds a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of
Wisconsin-Madison, a Master of Arts degree from Middlebury College’s
Bread Loaf School of English and a Master of Education from Harvard

Bill Strickland, PDG, District 6910

Bill Strickland, PDG, District 6910 - Bill joined the Rotary Club of Bartow County in 1995. He has served in numerous positions including President in 2000-2001. In 2001 he was the Governor’s Special Representative to start the Rotary Club of Etowah, and in 2004-2007 he served as an Assistant Governor. In 2014-2015 he served as District Governor for District 6910.

Bill is a Major Donor, Paul Harris Society member, Rotary Foundation Benefactor and a Bequest Society member. In 2011 he was presented with The Rotary Foundation District Service Award. 

Darlene Andrews - District Governor 2016-17

 Darlene Andrews - District Governor 2016-17. Darlene became a member of the Rotary Club of Wynne April 2000. She has held every office and chaired multiple committees. She has perfect attendance since joining Rotary.

Darlene served as president in 2010-2011. During her presidency, the Wynne club was awarded the Presidential Citation with Distinction, the Governor’s Banner. Also, the club was recognized for “Best Membership Growth” and chartered a new Interact club.

Darlene has served an assistant district governor for four years and has served as a membership co-chair for the district. She is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and a charter member of the Paul Harris Society.

Greg Yank - PDG District 6510


Greg Yank is a Rotary International Director-Elect and will serve on the RI board from July 2017 to 2019. He will be one of 17 directors serving in this capacity.

An active Rotarian since 1978, Greg Yank has been a member in three different Rotary Clubs – Kirkwood, MO, Muskegon, MI and O’Fallon, IL. He served as President of the O’Fallon, Illinois Rotary club in 1992-93. He has been Governor of District 6510 twice in 2001-2002 and again in 2010-11. District 6510 is comprised of 48 clubs and 1600 members in Southern Illinois.

Ray Keller

 Ray Keller, PDG District 6150. Ray Keller is a dynamic, engaging motivational speaker with an incredible ability to make any audience feel at home. His down-home personal delivery is laced with stories from his wealth of experience in business, travel, and sales.

Ray is the owner of Keller International (KI) which is a company he founded in 1975. With representatives across the country and throughout the world, KI has given Ray the opportunity to travel extensively from continent to continent. He is an accomplished international speaker and trainer with an amazing resume’.

RI President K.R. Ravindran

 Ultimate Oldies Show at The Forum - From the opening number to the closing finale, "Utimately Oldies" is a fast paced, energy-filled journey back to the golden age of the 50's, 60's and 70s.

$20.00 per person can order as many as needed

Conference Agenda
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Early Afternoon Golf Outing/Shopping Outing (Sign Up)

6:00 pm

Opening Reception-Hospitality Suite at hotel
7:00 pm

Dutch Treat Dinner for Early Arrivals

7:00 pm
PDG Dinner (by invitation)
9:00 pm
Hospitality Suite at Hotel
Friday, May 19, 2017 
8:00 am Registration

8:00 am
- 9:00 am

Continental breakfast
9:00 am
- 10:00 am

Opening Plenary: Governor Darlene Andrews, PRIP Bill Strickland and RIDE Greg Yank
10:00 am
- 10:30 am

- 11:15am

Plenary 2 - Celebrating The Rotary Foundation

11:30 am
- 12:00

Lunch Registration & Social

12:00 pm
- 1:30 pm

All Club Luncheion - Speaker: Bill Strickland, RI President's Representative

1:45 pm
- 2:30 pm

Plenary 3 - Highlighting Membership - Best Practices

2:30 pm
- 3:15 pm
Memorial Service
3:30 pm
- 4:00 pm
Transport to Hotel and / or Fish Fry

4:00 pm
- 6:30 pm

Fish Fry - John 3:16
6:00 pm
- 6:30 pm

Transport to Forum from Hotel and Fish Fry

7:00 pm
Ultimate Oldies Show at the Forum
“Best of the Best”

9:30 pm

Hospitality Suite

Saturday, May 20, 2017

 7:30 am
- 8:00 am
8:00 am
- 9:30am

Foundation Breakfast, PDG Diana Holmes, District Foundation Chair, Bill Strickland, RI President's Representative

9:30 am
- 10:00 am
10:00 am
- 11:30 am
Plenary 4 - "How About a Little Baseball?" Speakers: Paul Ford, Clifton Garmrath
 11:00 am
- 11:45 am
Plenary 5 - Focus On Service Projects
 11:45 am
- 12:00
Lunch Social 

12:00 pm
- 1:30 pm

"Recognizing Future Leaders" Luncheon, PDG Ray Keller

1:45 pm
- 2:30 pm

Service Project

2:30 pm
- 3:15 pm

Business Meeting

3:15 pm
- 5:30 pm
Optional Outings: Nature Center, Rotary Park, Shopping

5:30 pm
- 6:00 pm

Refresh at hotel
6:00 pm
- 6:15 pm
Transport from Hotel to Banquet
6:15 pm
- 7:00 pm
Banquet Social
7:00 pm
- 9:00 pm
Banquet - Speaker Jenifer Fox, Keynote Address, Bill Strickland, RI President's Representative
9:00 pm
Hospitality Suite

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Why should I attend?

Opportunites to learn about club activities and successes in the plenary sessions.

Sessions are open to all Rotarians and guests.

Begin Thursday with a Golf Outing and Shopping Outing after opening registration and a hosted Dutch Treat Dinner for Early Arrivals.

Start your Friday off with plenary sessions, a fish fry at the ASU Pavillion and ‘Rotary at the Forum’ event, featuring the Ultimate Oldies Show, a fast paced, energy-filled journey back to the golden age of the 50's, 60's and 70s.

The keynote speaker on Saturday will be Jenifer Fox, Founding Head of Delta School, Wilson Arkansas.

Or a Special Youth Day Track (In Honor of Don Peters) open to Youth Exchange, Interact, RYLA, and Rotaract) and featuring speaker Ray Keller.

And much more . . .


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Hotel Information

Book by May 1, 2017
for Rotary rate!

Hotel Information-Contact Hotel Directly - Ask for the Rotary Rate!

Marriott Fairfield Inn and Suites-Rotary Rate is $109.00 plus taxes per night
Call 1-870-934-1600

Comfort Suites Jonesboro Rotary Rate is $109.00 plus taxes per night
Call 1-870-336-2280

Special Youth Day Agenda
In Honor of Don Peters
Open to Youth Exchange, Interact, RYLA and Rotaract
Friday, May 19, 2017

4:00 pm
- 6:30 pm

Fish Fry (Optional)*
7:00 pm
Ultimate Oldies Show at the Forum
Best of the Best (optional)*

9:30 pm

Youth “Lock In” Sleep Over (optional)*

Saturday, May 20, 2017

 9:00 am  Session 1 - Rotary Leadership
10:00 am

Session 2 - Highlighting Service

11:00am  Session 3 - Planning for the Future

12:00 pm
- 1:30 pm

Luncheon "Recognizing Future Leaders"

1:45 pm
- 2:30 pm

Service Project
6:00 pm
Awards Banquet (Optional)*
Special Discounted Youth Fees

Cost for Youth Track - $25.00 per person
Fish Fry - $15.00*
Ultimate Oldies Show - $20.00*
Youth Banquet Ticket - $35.00 per person*
Sleepover-reservation needed no charge*

It is encouraged that individual clubs assist our youth with these fees


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