2019 ROTARY SUMMIT

October 10-13, 2019

fort wayne, in.

ROTARY SUMMIT  |  October 10-13, 2019

DGE and DGN Training | October 8-10, 2019

EVENT REGISTRATION

The registration process will be using DACdb.

  • DGE-DGN (6 days)  $1050
  • DG (5 days)  $750
  • PDG/General (4 days)  $395
  • Summit (3 days)  $345
  • Registration NOW OPEN
  • $50 Late Fee starts September 4
  • Registration closes October 1

Please direct your registration questions to:
Michael Brown, Registrar
Please include your district number and club name.

 

REGISTER NOW

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

Please note that your hotel reservation is separate from your seminar registration.  Hilton is Sold Out

Hilton Fort Wayne at the Grand Wayne Convention Center
1020 S Calhoun St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802 | 260-420-1100

Courtyard by Marriott, 1150 S. Harrison St. 260-490-3629  (next to Hilton) Rate: $134+tax

Hyatt Place Fort Wayne, 111 W Washington Center Rd  888-492-8847 (5 miles north) Rate: $104+tax   Thur-Fri-Sat ONLY  Cut-off Sept 10

Hampton Inn Fort Wayne, 5702 Challenger Parkway (5 miles north) Rate: $114+tax   Cut-off Sept 26

Book COURTYARD

Book HYATT PLACE

Book HAMPTON INN

For District Governor Elect or District Governor Nominee

DGE or DGN Package includes:
(6 Days T-W-T-F-S-S)

  • DGE/DGN Training TUE-WED-THUR
  • Tuesday Offsite Leadership Experience
  • Tuesday Welcome Dinner
  • Wednesday Lunch
  • Wednesday Evening Offsite Event
  • Thursday Lunch
  • Thursday Class Reunion Dinner
  • Summit Sessions FRI-SAT-SUN
  • Friday All Club Lunch
  • Friday Evening Dinner
  • Saturday Lunch
  • Saturday Director's Banquet
  • Sunday Breakfast
  • $1050
  • Spouse/Partner $600
For District Governors

DG Package includes:
(5 Days W-T-F-S-S)

  • DG Training THUR
  • Summit  Sessions  THUR-FRI-SAT-SUN
  • Wednesday Evening Offsite Event
  • Thursday Lunch
  • Thursday Class Reunion Dinner
  • Friday All Club Lunch
  • Friday Evening Dinner
  • Saturday Lunch
  • Saturday Director's Banquet
  • Sunday Breakfast
  • $750
  • Spouse/Partner $525
For Past District Governors and any attendee wanting to experience the full Summit

Summit 4 Package includes:
(4 Days T-F-S-S)

  • Summit Sessions THUR-FRI-SAT-SUN
  • Thursday Class Reunion Dinner
  • Friday All Club Lunch
  • Friday Evening Dinner
  • Saturday Lunch
  • Saturday Director's Banquet
  • Sunday Breakfast
  • $395
  • Spouse/Partner $395
Designed specifically for those attending these Mini Summits;
Emerging Rotary Leader - ERL
District Membership Chair - DMC
District Rotary Foundation Chair - DRFC
District Public Image Chair - DPIC
District New Generation Chair - DNGC
District Facilitation & Training - RLI Chair
District Visioning Team

Summit 3E Package includes:
(3 Days T-F-S)

  • Mini Summit Sessions THUR-FRI-SAT
  • Thursday Class Reunion Dinner
  • Friday All Club Lunch
  • Friday Evening Dinner
  • Saturday Lunch
  • Saturday Director's Banquet
  • $345
  • Spouse/Partner $345

Summit 3L Package includes:
(3 Days F-S-S)

  • Mini Summit Sessions FRI-SAT-SUN
  • Friday All Club Lunch
  • Friday Evening Dinner
  • Saturday Lunch
  • Saturday Director's Banquet
  • Sunday Breakfast
  • $345
  • Spouse/Partner $345

FRI PM - Backpacks of Hope (2 hours on site) - N/C

FRI PM - Genealogy - Introductory Class (3 hours off site) - N/C

FRI PM - Genealogy - Advanced Class (3 hours off-site)  N/C

SAT AM - DeBrands Chocolate Tour (3 hours off site) - $20

SAT AM - Glasserie Stain Glass (2 hours on-site) - $10

SAT PM - Wine Making & Wine Tasting #1 (2 hours on site) - $ 10  (Sold Out)
SAT PM - Wine Making & Wine Tasting #2 (3 hours on site) - $10

SPEAKERS

Holger Knaack

Rotary must focus on increasing the number of female members and transitioning Rotaractors into Rotarians

Holger Knaack

RI President-elect

KR Ravindran

“The emphasis on membership has to continue with focus on the younger generation,”

KR "Ravi" Ravindran

Past RI President

Man of Action, Distinction and Purpose

Floyd Lancia

RI DIRECTOR

Tom Thorfinson

motivational speaker on leadership and integrity in today's business world

Tom Thorfinnson

RI General Manager & Chief Strategy Officer

International Speaker, Author, Engagement Guru

Mark Kamp

MARVELLESS MARK®

Today he teaches others how to truly live

John O'Leary

Live Inspired

Carol Pandak

We made a commitment to the world and we haven’t completed it, yet.

Carol Pandak

Director, PolioPlus

Multiple BMX National Champion

Wade Nomura

Rotary Foundation Technical Coordinator Water and Sanitation

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE AND DETAILS

Times and events subject to change.
Updated 9-6-2019

TUESDAY, October 8

10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Registration, A Box Lunch will be provided at 12 noon

1:00 - 4:30 pm
Off Site Leadership Experience at Sweet Water Sound for DGE and DGN
Spouse/Partners will have a separate experience at the hotel

6:00 - 7:00 pm
Welcome Reception, DGE, DGN, S/P  "The Gallery"

7:00 - 9:00 pm
Class Dinners,
DGE and S/P  "Calhoun A"
DGN and S/P  "Calhoun B"

9:00 - 11:00 pm
Hospitality Area  "The Atrium"


WEDNESDAY, October 9

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Registration

8:00 - 10:00am
Training - DGE's  "Harrison A"

8:00 - 10:00am
Training - DGN's  "Harrison B"

9:00 - 10:00am
DGE Partner Training  "TBD"

9:00 - 10:00am
DGN Partner Training  "TBD"

10:00 - 10:15am
Break  "Concourse"

10:15 - 11:45am
Training - DGE's  "Harrison A"

10:15 - 11:45am
Training - DGN's  "Harrison B"

10:15 - 11:45am
DGE Partner Training  "TBD"

10:15 - 11:45am
DGN Partner Training  "TBD"

12:00 - 12:50pm
Lunch  "Anthony Wayne B"

1:00 - 3:00pm
Training - DGE's  "Harrison A"

1:00 - 3:00pm
Training - DGN's  "Harrison B"

1:00 - 4:00pm
Partner Training and Event  "TBD"

2:45 - 3:00pm
Break  "Concourse"

3:00 - 4:45pm
Training - DGE's  "Harrison  A"

3:00 - 4:45pm
Training - DGN's  "Harrison  B"

4:45 - 6:00 pm
Free Time

6:30 - 8:30 pm
Reception Event at the "Botanical Gardens",  DG, DGE, DGN, S/P

9:00 - 11:00 pm,
Hospitality Area "Atrium"  cash bar


THURSDAY, October 10

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Registration

8:00 - 9:00am
Joint Session - DGE's, DGN's and Partners  "Anthony Wayne B"

9:10 - 10:00am
Training - DGE's  "Harrison A"

9:10 - 10:00am
Training - DGN's  "Harrison B"

9:10 - 10:00am
Training - DG's  "Harrison E"

9:10 - 10:00am
Partner Training - DG, DGE and DGN partners  "TBD"

10:00 - 10:15am
Break  "Concourse'

11:00 - 11:50am
Training - DGE's  "Harrison  A"

11:00 - 11:50am
Training - DGN's  "Harrison  B"

11:00 - 11:50am
Training - DG's  "Harrison  E"

11:00 - 11:50am
Partner Training - DGE and DGN partners  "TBD"

11:00
House of Friendship Ribbon Cutting and Opening  "Concourse"

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

12:00 - 12:50pm
Lunch  "Convention A"

1:00 - 2:50pm
Training - DGE's  "Harrison   A"

1:00 - 2:50pm
Training - DGN's  "Harrison   B"

1:00 - 2:50pm
Training - DG's  "Harrison   E"

2:50 - 3:00pm
Break   "Concourse"

3:00 - 4:30pm
Training - DGE's  "Harrison   A"

3:00 - 4:30pm
Training - DGN's  "Harrison   B"

3:00 - 4:30pm
Training - DG's  "Harrison   E"

6:00 - 8:45pm
Institute Opening General Session  "TBD"
- Introduction of DGN's
- Roll Call of Classes
- Dinner
- Covener's Remarks
- Feature Speaker - John O'Leary

9:00 - 10:00 pm
DG Reception with Director Lancia "TBD"

9:00 - 11:00 pm,
Hospitality Area "Atrium"  cash bar


FRIDAY, October 11

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Registration

8:15 am - 12:00 pm
Mini-Summits;  DRFC, DMC, DPIC, RLI, and "Emerging Rotary Leader" Seminars

12:15 - 1:45 pm
All Club Lunch  "Convention Hall A"

2:00 - 4:45 pm
Optional Micro-Sessions -- For All Attendees


SATURDAY, October 12

8:15 am - 12:00 pm
Mini-Summits; DRFC, DMC, DPIC, RLI and "Emerging Rotary Leader" Seminars

12:15 - 1:45 pm
Foundation Lunch  "Convention Hall A"

2:00 - 4:45 pm
Optional Micro-Sessions -- For All Attendees

Times and events subject to change.
Updated 9-6-2019

Thursday, October 10, 2019

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

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

3:15 - 4:30 pm
Senior Leader Update  "Anthony Wayne B"

6:00 - 8:40 pm
Opening General Session  "Convention Hall A"

  • Host Governor Welcome
  • Flag Presentation by DGN's
  • Roll Call of Governor Classes / RI Themes
  • DG Class Presentation / Photos
  • Covener's Remarks - RID Floyd Lancia
  • Keynote address- John O'Leary

9:00-10:00 pm
DG Reception with Director Lancia "Presidential Suite"

Hospitality Area "Atrium"  cash bar


Friday, October 11, 2019

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

Breakfast on your own

8:15 - 9:15 am
General Session 1    ALL    "Anthony Wayne B"

  • Rotary's Future & Plan of Action
  • Tom Thorfinnson

9:30 - 10:15 am
General Session 2 (PDG's) or Mini Summit 1 (others)   "Anthony Wayne B"

  • Sewing the Seeds of Rotarys's Tomarrow - Young Rotarian Engagement - 3 Ro-Talks
  • Mini Summits for ERL, DMC, DRFC, DPIC, RLI

10:15- 10:45 am
Break - House of Friendship  "Concourse"

10:45 - 11:45 am
General Session 3 (PDG's) or Mini Summit 2 (others)  "Anthony Wayne B"

  • People of Action - Disaster Relief w/ PRIP Ravi Ravindran and PRID Robert Stuart
  • Mini Summit Sessions for ERL, DMC, DRFC, DPIC, Youth

11:45 - 12:15pm
Break - House of Friendship "Concourse"

12:15 - 1:45 pm
All Club Lunch  "Convention Hall A"

  • Keynote Address, RIPE Holger Knaack

2:00 - 2:45 pm
Micro Session 1  - Various

3:00 - 3:45 pm  
Micro Session 2  - Various

4:00 - 4:45 pm
Micro Session 3  - Various

4:45 - 5:45 pm
Break - House of Friendship "Concourse"

5:45 - 6:30 pm
Reception    Cash Bar   "Concourse"

6:30 - 8:00 pm
Luau Theme Dinner   "Convention Hall A"

  • Keynote Speaker: Wade Nomura, "The Three Gifts of Rotary"

8:20 - 8:45 pm "Convention Hall A"

  • Musical Performance - Addison Agen

9:00-11:00 pm
DGE Reception with Director Lancia "Presidential Suite"

9:00-11:00 pm
Hospitality Area "Atrium"  cash bar


Saturday, October 12, 2019

7:30 am - 8:45 pm
Major Donor Breakfast   "Convention Hall A"
Invited Guests; Major Donor, Bequest and AKS Members
Speaker:
PRIP Ravi Ravindran, TRF Trustee

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
House of Friendship

9:00 - 10:00 am
General Session 5 (PDG's) or Mini Summit 3 (others)  "Anthony Wayne B"

  • People of Action - Peace & Conflict Resolution,  Rebecca Crail and Lauri Smolenski
  • Mini Summit for ERL, DMC, DRFC, DPIC

10:00 - 10:30 am
Break - House of Friendship

10:30 - 11:50

General Session 6 (PDG's) or Mini Summit 4 (others)  "Anthony Wayne B"

  • People of Action - Polio Eradication w/ Carol Pandak and District Awards
  • Mini Summits for ERL, DMC, DRFC, DPIC, Youth
  • RLI; Parts I-II-III

12:15 - 1:45 pm
Foundation Lunch  "Convention Hall A"

  • TRF Trustee PRIP Ravi Ravindrin

2:00 - 2:45 pm
Micro Session 4  - Various

3:00 - 3:45 pm  
Micro Session 5  - Various

4:00 - 4:45 pm
Micro Session 6  - Various

4:45 - 5:45 pm
Break - House of Friendship "Concourse"

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

6:30 - 9:15 pm
Director's Banquet   "Convention Hall A"
Black Tie Optional

  • Presentation of the DGE Class
  • Keynote Presentation - Marvelless Mark

9:20 - 10:15 pm
Reception for Institute Planning Team and VIPs with Director Lancia "TBD"

9:00 - 11:00 pm
Hospitality Area "Atrium"  cash bar


Sunday, October 13, 2019

8:30 - 9:15 am
Inspiration and Remembrance Service   "Jefferson B&C"

  • Presiding: TBD

9:20 - 9:45 am
Breakfast     "Calhoun Ballroom"

9:45 - 10:30 am
Closing Session   "Calhoun Ballroom"

  • Closing Remarks: RID Floyd Lancia

10:30 am
Institute Adjourns

 

 

Hotel Reservations

See above for current registration links and details.

Parking

Valet parking is not available.  Parking will be available in the garage 200 feet east of the Hilton hotel. Details on location and access will be sent with the last minute notes before the event.  Self parking at this garage which has a covered walkway to the hotel is $8.00/day.  Guests should bring their parking ticket to the front desk to receive endorsement for in/out privileges.  Other garages are available on the north and south side of the convention facility.

Ground Transportation

The Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport (FWA), is serviced by United, 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, Al Brothers for special arrangements.

The Hilton Hotel and Convention Center is 8 miles south from the airport. (About a 20 minute drive depending on traffic)

The distance from Fort Wayne to Indianapolis, IN is about 126 miles.

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 Hilton hotel and Convention Center.  See maps for specific room locations.

The Fort Wayne 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 before 12 noon Tuesday, October 8, in time for the off-site Leadership Experience starting at 1pm.  A box lunch will be provided.
  • DGs should plan to arrive at hotel on Wednesday October 9, in time for the evening off-site event at 6pm.
  • PDGs - Senior Leader update at 3:15pm  "Class Reunion" dinner starts with a reception at 5pm, Thursday, October 10.
  • DRFC, DMC, DPIC, RLI, Youth and "Emerging Rotary Leaders" Micro-Summits, which span 2 -days are on Friday & Saturday, October 11&12; 8:15 -12n

Zone Service Project

Backpacks of Hope helps our homeless population by providing daily personal items and food. You can further support this project with a $50 donation.  Backpacks of Hope is able to use your donation and their bulk purchasing power to obtain not only the backpack but all the items that fill it.  Join use Friday afternoon when we come together to assemble these backpacks.  http://www.backpacksofhope.org/

Hospitality Suites

The Fort Wayne Summit will feature two Hospitality Areas.  The first will be for the DG-DGE-DGN and located in the Gallery.  The second for all attendees will be located in the "Atrium" space on the first floor of the Hilton hotel.  Both will feature a cash bar.

House of Friendship

The HOF is located on the main level of the convention center between the main convention hall and the Harrison Meeting Rooms.

  • Official opening is Thursday, October 10 at 11:00am and closes at 6:00pm
  • Friday, October 11, opens at 9:00am and closes at 6:00pm
  • Saturday, October 12 is the final day and will close Saturday at 6:00pm

What to Wear

In early October the day temperatures are mid 60’s and evenings around 50. As with many downtown locations, you may experience windy conditions. There are no fashion police in Fort Wayne , but we do have some suggestions to make it easy for you:

  • Daytime-Rotary business casual – Rotary logo wear
  • Evenings (except Thursday and Saturday) - Rotary business casual
  • Thursday-Class Reunion event- (all classes to wear class jackets and theme tie/scarf.)
  • The Friday dinner will have a "Luau" theme, so corresponding attire would be appropriate.
  • Saturday Director's Banquet - Black tie optional.

Wi-Fi in the Hotel

Complimentary internet access is provided in hotel meeting rooms. You will also be able to access free Wi-Fi within the convention center area. Please note that these 2 areas will be on 2 different Wi-Fi networks. As common with public Wi-Fi, bandwidth may be limited.

Plan your activities during the Institute

By using your mobile device and the uSummit App you can find the schedule of events, speakers, trainers, map of the downtown Montgomery and The Renaissance Hotel, etc. The free APP may be downloaded from the APPLE STORE or GOOGLE PLAY. Sign Up Now. The Event Code is 746313

Reminder – ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME

Times and events subject to change.    Updated 8-22-2019

Thursday Schedule

Thursday Summit Schedule

PDGs and General Attendees

Friday Schedule

Friday Summit Schedule

PDGs and General Attendees

Saturday Schedule

Saturday Summit Schedule

PDGs and General Attendees

Sunday Schedule

Sunday Summit Schedule

PDGs and General Attendees

Friday Micro Summit

Friday Mini-Summits - Day 1

For ERL-DMC-DRFC-DPIC-DNGC 8:00 am till 12:00 pm

Friday Micro Sessions

Friday Micro Sessions I-II-III

OPEN TO ALL 2:00 pm till 4:45 pm

Saturday Micro Summit

Saturday Mini-Summits - Day 2

For ERL-DMC-DRFC-DPIC-DNGC 8:00 am till 12:00 pm

Saturday Micro Sessions

Saturday Micro Sessions IV-V-VI

OPEN TO ALL 2:00 pm till 4:45pm

TRAINING DATES

Tuesday, Oct. 8
DGE & DGN Training -  Opening Session begins at 1pm with an Off-site Leadership Event

Wednesday, Oct. 9
DGE & DGN TRAINING

Thursday, Oct. 10
DGE & DGN & DG TRAINING

Thursday, Oct. 10
Rotary Summit Opens 3:30p Senior Leader Update

Friday, Oct. 11  and Saturday, Oct. 12  (8am to 12 noon)
Specific Training Sessions for each; DRFC, DMC, DPIC, RLI, Youth and "Emerging Rotary Leader"

Friday, Oct. 11  and Saturday, Oct. 12  (1pm to 4pm)
Micro Sessions for all attendees
12 different topics offered each afternoon

 

SUMMIT DOWNLOADS

Summit Last Minute Notes

Hotel Information

Ft Wayne Visitor Information

Zone Directory Update Form
Word  PDF

Rotary Summit Committee

Last Minute Notes

Travel Guide

Travel Form

Plan out your activities, by using your mobile device in Fort Wayne

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Fort Wayne is a city in the U.S. state of Indiana and the seat of Allen County, United States. Located in northeastern Indiana, the city is 18 miles west of the Ohio border and 50 miles south of the Michigan border.] With a population of 253,691 in the 2010 census, it is the second-most populous city in Indiana after Indianapolis, and the 75th-most populous city in the United States.

It is the principal city of the Fort Wayne metropolitan area, consisting of Allen, Wells, and Whitley counties, a combined population of 419,453 as of 2011. Fort Wayne is the cultural and economic center of northeastern Indiana. The city is within a 300-mile radius of major population centers, including Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Indianapolis, Louisville, Lexington, and Milwaukee.

Fort Wayne was built in 1794 by the United States Army under the direction of American Revolutionary War general Anthony Wayne, the last in a series of forts built near the Miami village of Kekionga. Named in Wayne's honor, the European-American settlement developed at the confluence of the St. Joseph, St. Marys, and Maumee rivers as a trading post for pioneers.

The village was platted in 1823 and underwent tremendous growth after completion of the Wabash and Erie Canal and advent of the railroad. Once a booming manufacturing town located in what became known as the Rust Belt, Fort Wayne's economy in the 21st century is based upon distribution, transportation and logistics, healthcare, professional and business services, leisure and hospitality, and financial services. The city is a center for the defense industry which employs thousands.

Fort Wayne was an All-America City Award recipient in 1982, 1998, and 2009. The city also received an Outstanding Achievement City Livability Award by the U.S. Conference of Mayors in 1999.

Today, Fort Wayne is not only the hub of three rivers, it is also a major metropolitan area and the second largest city in Indiana. Fort Wayne continues to progress as corporations and individuals live, thrive and expand together. In fact during the 1980s and 1990s Fort Wayne received accolades as an All-American City and a Most Livable City.

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