Refer to the uSummit App for Up to Date Schedule Details and Topics
Times and events subject to change.
Updated 09-8-2018

TUESDAY, October 9

1:00 - 5:00 pm

6:00 - 7:00 pm
Welcome Reception, DGE, DGN, S/P  "Starlight Foyer"

7:00 - 9:00 pm
Class Dinners,
DGE, S/P  "Alabama C"
DGN, S/P  "Alabama E"

9:00 - 11:00 pm
Hospitality Rooms

WEDNESDAY, October 10

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

8:00 - 10:00am
Training - DGE's  "Alabama C"

8:00 - 10:00am
Training - DGN's  "Alabama E"

8:00 - 10:00am
DGE Partner Training  "Riverview 5"

8:00 - 10:00am
DGN Partner Training  "Riverview 7"

10:00 - 10:15am
Break Concourse

10:15 - 11:45am
Training - DGE's  "Alabama C"

10:15 - 11:45am
Training - DGN's  "Alabama E"

10:15 - 11:45am
DGE Partner Training  "Riverview 5"

10:15 - 11:45am
DGN Partner Training  "Riverview 7"

12:00 - 1:00pm
Lunch  "Alabama A"

1:15 - 2:45pm
Training - DGE's  "Alabama C"

1:15 - 2:45pm
Training - DGN's  "Alabama E"

1:30 - 4:00pm
Partner Event?  "Offsite?"

2:45 - 3:00pm
Break  "Alabama D"

3:00 - 4:00pm
Training - DGE's  "Alabama C"

3:00 - 4:00pm
Training - DGN's  "Alabama E"

4:30 - 5:00 pm
DGN Flag Practice for Opening Session  "Alabama A"

5:00 - 6:00 pm
Free Time

6:00 - 9:00 pm
Rooftop Reception and Dinner - Entertainment - "Pool & Spa on level 8 of the hotel", DG, DGE, DGN, S/P

9:00 - 10:00 pm
DGE reception with Director Yank  "Room 1227"

9:00 - 11:00 pm,
Hospitality Rooms, DG, DGE, DGN

THURSDAY, October 11

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

8:00 - 8:45am
Joint Session - DGE's, DGN's and Partners  "Alabama A"

8:00 - 8:45am
Training - DG's  "Montgomery 5"

8:00 - 9:45am
DG Partner  "Free Time "

9:00 - 9:45am
Joint Session - DGE's and DGN's  "Alabama A"

9:00 - 9:45am
Training - DG's  "Montgomery 5"

9:00 - 9:45am
Partner Training - DG, DGE and DGN partners  "Riverview 5, 7, 3"

9:45 - 10:00am
Break  "Concourse'

10:00 - 11:45am
Training - DGE's  "Alabama C"

10:00 - 11:45am
Training - DGN's  "Alabama E"

10:00 - 11:45am
Training - DG's  "Montgomery 5"

10:00 - 11:45am
Partner Training - DGE and DGN partners  "Riverview 5, 7, 3"

House of Friendship Ribbon Cutting and Opening  "Concourse"

11:00 - 5:00pm
House of Friendship Open  "Concourse"

12:00 - 1:00pm
Lunch  "Alabama A & B"

1:00 - 1:30 pm
DG Practice for Presentation Thursday PM  'Alabama A & B"

1:00 - 3:30pm
Council on Legislation Training  "Montgomery 7"

1:15 - 4:30pm
Training - DGE's  "Alabama C"

1:15 - 4:30pm
Training - DGN's  "Alabama E"

1:30 - 4:30pm
Training - DG's  "Montgomery 5"

2:45 - 3:00pm
Break DGE/DGN  "Concourse"

2:30. - 3:30pm
Spouse and Partner Reception  "Starlight Foyer"

2:30 - 3:30pm
PDG Reception  "Exhibit Hall A Reception"

3:30 - 4:30pm
Senior Leader Update  "Alabama D"

5:00 - 6:15pm
Institute Opening General Session  "Alabama A & B"
- Introduction of DGN's
- Roll Call of Classes

6:30 - 9:00 pm
Cash Bar and Low-Country Boil at "Montgomery Union Station and Trainshed "  Historical Landmarks (walking distance - off-site)

9:00 - 10:00 pm
DG Reception with Director Yank  "Room 1227"

9:00 - 11:00 pm,
Hospitality Rooms, DG, DGE, DGN

FRIDAY, October 12

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

8:00 am - 12:15 pm
ERL - Emerging Rotary Leaders,  "Montgomery 5"

12:30 - 2:15 pm
All Club Lunch  "Alabama A,B,C,D,E"

2:15 - 5:15 pm
ERL - Emerging Rotary Leaders,  "Montgomery 5"


Refer to uSummit App for Complete Schedule and Details
Times and events subject to change.
Updated 9-15-2018

Thursday, October 11, 2018

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Registration  "North Concourse"

8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Golf Outing  "RTJ Capitol Hill Senator Course"  REGISTER NOW

11:00 am - 5:00 pm
House of Friendship  "Concourse"

1:00 - 3:30 pm
Council on Legislation Training  "Montgomery 7"

2:30 - 3:30 pm
Spouse/Partner Reception  "Starlight Foyer"

2:30 - 3:30 pm
PDG Reception  "Exhibit Hall A Foyer"

3:30 - 4:30 pm
Senior Leader Update   "Alabama D"

  • Panelist: Greg Yank, Mark Maloney,

5:00 - 6:15 pm
Institute Opening Session  "Alabama A & B"

  • Welcome and Opening Remarks-RID Greg Yank
  • Flag Presentation by DGN's
  • Roll Call of Governor Classes / RI Themes
  • DG Class Presentation / Photos

6:30-9:00 pm
Class Reunion "Low Country Boil" Dinner   "Montgomery Union Station and Trainshed "  Historical Landmarks  (walking distance - off-site)

9:00-10:00 pm
DG Reception with Director Yank "Room 1227"

Hospitality Suites  "DGN-1015, DG/PDG-1027, DGE- 1119"

Friday, October 12, 2018

7:15 am - 8:30 pm
Breakfast for 2019-20 Governor's - RIPE Mark Maloney, RIDE Floyd Lancia  "Starlight Foyer"

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Registration & House of Friendship   "North Concourse"

Breakfast on your own

8:00 - 9:30 am
General Session 1  " Exhibit Hall A"

  • Welcome from Alabama Governor Kay Ivey
  • Convenors Remarks: Director Greg Yank
  • Speaker: John Hewko, RI General Secretary

9:30- 10:00 am
Break in House of Friendship  "Concourse"

10:00 - 11:30 am
General Session 2  "Exhibit Hall A"

  • The Future of Rotary, Leadership and Community - Panel Discussion
  • Panelist : John Hewko, Mitty Chang, DG from Each Zone, Rotaract President
  • Moderator: Elizabeth Usovicz,"

11:30 - 12:15pm
General Session 3  "Exhibit Hall A"
COL and Legislation Highlights

11:30 - 12:15pm
RIPE Mark Maloney meets with local Rotarians   "MPAC Atrium"

12:15- 12:30 pm

12:30 - 2:15 pm
All Club Lunch  "Alabama A-B-C-D-E"

  • RI Convention Promo - Hamburg Germany
  • Speaker: Mark Maloney, RI President-elect

2:30 - 3:15 pm   "Exhibit Hall A"
General Session 4 - Women in Rotary

  • Speaker: Gay Maloney,

3:30 - 4:30 pm  "Exhibit Hall A"
Institute Service Project 

3:30 - 4:15 pm
DGE Practice for Saturday Presentation  "Alabama A & B"

4:45 - 5:30 pm
Reception    Cash Bar   "Concourse"

5:30 - 7:00 pm
Dinner   "Alabama A & B"

  • Speaker: Andrew Young

8:00 - 10:00 pm
End Polio Now Benefit Concert  "MPAC Theater"
Featuring: Wynonna and The Big Noise
Separate Ticketed Event -- Doors Open at 7:30

9:00-11:00 pm
Hospitality Suites   "DGN-1015, DG/PDG-1027, DGE- 1119"

Saturday, October 13, 2018

7:30 am - 8:45 pm
Major Donor Breakfast   "Alabama A & B"
Invited Guests; Major Donor, Bequest and AKS Members

8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Registration & House of Friendship

8:00 am - 12:15 pm
Rotaract Conference  "Exhibit Hall A"

9:00 - 10:00 am
General Session 5   "Alabama C-D-E"

  • Speaker: Mitty Chang

10:15 - 11:30 am
General Session 6  "Alabama C-D-E"

  • Panel Discussion
  • Mitty Chang facilitates a panel discussion about Rotary meetings / young members / the ideal Rotary club.
  • Speaker: Birmingham Rotaract / Rachel Eisen

11:30 am - 12:15 pm
General Session 7 - Awards  "Alabama C-D-E"

  • Awards Presentation
  • Presiding: RRFC & RRC

12:30 - 2:00 pm
Foundation Lunch  "Alabama A & B"

  • 2019 Institute Promotion - Ft Wayne, IN
  • Speaker: Foundation Trustee; Per Høyen

2:30 - 4:00 pm
Rotaract Conference  "Exhibit Hall A"

2:30 - 3:15 pm
General Session 8  "Alabama C-D-E"

  • Global Grants / Foundation
  • Heart of America Project
  • Speaker: Ron Appuhn

3:15 - 4:00
General Session 9   "Alabama C-D-E"

  • Global Grants / Foundation
  • Speaker: RRFC's

5:00 pm
House of Friendship closes

5:45 - 6:30 pm
Director's Reception  "Concourse"
Black Tie Optional

6:30 - 9:00 pm
Director's Banquet   "Alabama A & B"
Black Tie Optional

  • Presentation of the DGE Class

9:00 - 11:00 pm
Reception for Institute Planning Team and VIPs with Director Yank  "Room 1227"

9:00 - 11:00 pm
Hospitality Suites   "DGN-1015, DG/PDG-1027, DGE- 1119"

Sunday, October 14, 2018

8:30 - 9:15 am
Inspiration and Remembrance Service   "Alabama C"

  • Presiding: Larry Lunsford

9:15 - 9:45 am
Breakfast     "Alabama A"

9:45 - 11:00 am
Closing Session   "Alabama A"

  • Closing Remarks: RID Greg Yank and Institute Chair Tamie Babb

11:00 am
Institute Adjourns


Refer to the uSummit App for complete details and times
Times and events subject to change.
Updated 09-08-2018

Hotel Reservations

NOTE: The Auburn football game is Saturday at home and hotel rooms will be at a premium. Please make your hotel and travel plans early.


Free parking will be available across from the hotel. Details on location and access will be sent with the last minute notes before the event. Self parking at the hotel is $16.00/day and valet is $34.00/day.

Ground Transportation

The Montgomery Regional Airport (MGM), is serviced by Delta and American Airlines.

If you are arriving by air, local Rotarians will pick you up at the airport. Everyone should complete and return the Transportation & Arrival Departure Form. You must fill out this form if you want transportation from the airport and return form by September 10.

TRANSPORTATION FORM  Please contact Transportation Chair, Jimmy Hill for special arrangements.

The Renaissance Hotel and Spa is 9 miles south from the airport. (About a 20 minute drive depending on traffic)

The distance from Montgomery to Birmingham, AL is about 92 miles.

The distance from Montgomery to Atlanta, GA is about 165 miles.

End Polio Now Benefit Concert featuring Wynonna and The Big Noise

Each Institute registrant has the opportunity to purchase a ticket to this concert at a reduced rate.  This option is only available through the Institute registration process.  These reserved seats are located on the main floor, rows 6 - 14 with some seats located on the mezzanine level.  If you need additional tickets, they can be purchased at public prices using ticketmaster  or at the MPAC box office.  This event is open to the public and is expected to be a sell-out.  Friday, 8pm MPAC Theatre

Golf Outing

Thursday, October 11,  $68 per player   shotgun start 8am   RTJ Capitol Hill - Senator Course    REGISTER NOW

Registration Desk

The Institute Sessions, House of Friendship and the Registration Desk are all located on the main level in the Concourse area between the Renaissance hotel and Convention Center.

The Montgomery Visitors Bureau will be in the House of Friendship and be able to assist with free time activities. The adjoining businesses and other downtown attractions, including shopping are all located within easy walking distances.

Arrival Time/Key Information

  • DGEs and DGNs should plan to arrive at the hotel on Tuesday, October 9, in time for the welcome reception and dinner starting at 6pm.
  • DGs should plan to arrive at hotel on Wednesday October 10, in time for the evening Rooftop Party event on the Pool and Spa level 8 of the hotel parking deck at 6pm.
  • COL delegate required training and certification session is Thursday, October 11 at 1:00 - 3:30 pm.
  • PDGs - "Senior leaders update and Open Forum" begins 3:30pm, Thursday, October 11.
  • Emerging Rotary Leaders Seminars begins 8:00am on Friday, October 12.

Institute Service Project

Friday October 12    3:30 - 4:30 pm

Hospitality Suites

Hospitality suites, hosted by PDGs, DGEs and DGNs will be open after the last scheduled event of the evening in the following rooms:

House of Friendship

Official opening is Thursday, October 11 at 11:00am and closes at 5:00pm
Friday, October 12, opens at 9:00am and closes at 5:00pm
Saturday, October 13 is the final day and will close Saturday at 4:00pm

What to Wear

In early October the day temperatures are high 70’s and evenings around 60. As with many downtown locations, you may experience strong winds. There are no fashion police in Montgomery, but we do have some suggestions to make it easy for you:

  • Daytime-Rotary business casual
  • Evenings (except Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday) - Rotary business casual
  • Wednesday evening is an Oktoberfest event at the Pool and Spa (level 8) of the hotel.  Pool will be open weather permitting.
  • Thursday-Class reunion event- (all classes to wear class jackets and theme tie/scarf.)
  • Please note that a "Low-Country Boil" (sheltered outdoor event) will follow the Class Reunion Introductions at The Train Shed, just 2 blocks from the hotel.
  • Saturday evening banquet - Black tie optional.
  • General guideline: no jeans, shorts, t-shirts.
  • Business casual – Rotary logo wear,slacks for men, comparable for women

Wi-Fi in the Hotel

Complimentary internet access is provided in all hotel rooms.

Plan your activities during the Institute

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Tuesday, Oct. 9  DGE & DGN Opening Session begins at 6pm w/Class Dinner

Wednesday, Oct. 10  DGE & DGN TRAINING

Thursday, Oct. 11  DGE & DGN & DG TRAINING

Thursday, Oct. 11  COL and COR Delegates,  1:00 - 3:30 pm  Required Training

Thursday, Oct. 11  Rotary Institute  Opens with Class Reunion Dinner

Friday, Oct. 12  Emerging Rotary Leaders  8:30 - 5:00

Saturday, Oct 13  Rotaract Conference  8:00 - 4:00

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Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. Named for Richard Montgomery, it is located on the Alabama River, in the Gulf Coastal Plain. Montgomery has a population of 201,332 and is the second-largest city in Alabama, after Birmingham.

The city was incorporated in 1819 as a merger of two towns situated along the Alabama River. It became the state capital in 1846, representing the shift of power to the south-central area with the growth of cotton as a commodity crop of the Black Belt and the rise of Mobile as a mercantile port on the Gulf Coast. In February 1861, Montgomery was selected as the first capital of the Confederate States of America, until the seat of government moved to Richmond, Virginia, in May of that year. During the mid-20th century, Montgomery was a major center of events and protests in the Civil Rights Movement, including the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Selma to Montgomery marches.

In addition to housing many Alabama government agencies, Montgomery has a large military presence due to Maxwell Air Force Base; public universities Alabama State University, Troy University (Montgomery campus), and Auburn University at Montgomery; private colleges/universities include Faulkner University and Huntingdon College; high-tech manufacturing, including Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama; and cultural attractions such as the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.

Montgomery has also been recognized nationally for its downtown revitalization and new urbanism projects. It was one of the first cities in the nation to implement Smart Code Zoning.

Rotary Zones 30-31 and the Montgomery Institute would like to thank our sponsors.


District 6820, 6860, 6880
Montgomery Convention and Visitor Bureau
The Adams Foundation
Pam Stewart
Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home
Golden Flake
Rotary Club of Covington , LA
Rotary Club of Metairie, LA
Oliver Winery


Wells Fargo Bank


Children’s of Alabama – Polio
PRIP John & Judy Germ
Coca Cola Bottling
Rotary Club of Montgomery Sunrise, AL
District 6510
Rotary Club of Evansville, IN
The Smokin’ Hot Governors & District’s in Zone 30 & 31