District Conference 2022

Join us for the 2022 District Conference

District Conference COVID-19 Safety Guidance:
  1. Please stay home if not feeling well.
  2. Perform a rapid at home COVID-19 test prior to conference arrival if experiencing cold/allergy symptoms.    
  3. Minimize risk of acquiring and transmitting COVID-19 at conference by being up to date with COVID 19 vaccinations. This means receiving the primary series of COVID -19 vaccines and boosters if eligible
  4. Attendees may choose to wear a mask at any time.  Mask wearing will not be mandatory  
  5. CDC community levels will continue to be monitored to keep attendees up to date with the latest safety guidance.  As of April 28th, counties in our district are at a “low” community level. Community levels can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/covid-by-county.html   
  6. Hand sanitizer will be readily available.
  7. Stickers for name tags will be available for use to indicate if participants want to be more socially distant.
The Conference will be held Friday, May 6 & Saturday, May 7, 2022 at the Best Western Premiere (800 East Park Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17111). There are several registration options available.
The Four-Way Test Speech contest finale will be held on Friday, May 6 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. A reception with heavy hor's d'oeuvres will immediately follow the conclusion of the contest. 
On Saturday, May 7 you can either choose the "Grow Rotary" track or the "Leadership" track. You will stay with the track you choose throughout the day. The Leadership track will feature "managing change and conflict" and "creating high performing teams". Grow Rotary will focus on creating a culture of engagement, ways for clubs to attract and retain members, promoting the public image of your Club, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. 


Cost to attend: 
  • Friday Night - $30 per person
  • Saturday all day (Breakfast, lunch & dinner) - $125 per person
  • Saturday Dinner ONLY - $50 per person
  • Total Conf Reg - $150 per person


(Click on the speakers name to access their picture and complete bio)
Friday, May 6, 2022
3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. District Advisory Council Meeting
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Four-Way Test SPEECH Contest & presentation of ESSAY contest winner
6:00 p.m. -  8:30 p.m. Governor's Reception with heavy hors' d'oeuvres
Saturday, May 7, 2022  
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast (hot buffet)
8:40 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. Session #1
  Track #1 - Grow Rotary - "Developing your Personal Membership Growth Plan" PDG John Anthony
  Track #2 - Leadership - "Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: Best practices to attract, engage, and include diverse club members" PDG Hector Ortiz
9:40 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break/Networking
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Session #2
  Track #1 - Grow Rotary - "Communicating your Rotary Why" DG Greg Staub
  Track #2 - Leadership - “Toastmasters and Rotary TEAM UP!: The Benefits of Partnership”  Joshua D. Smith (Toastmasters)
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 Noon Break/Networking
12:00 Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch with Keynote Speaker - "5 Ways to Engage Millennials in Community Service" Sarah Hyser-Staub 
and Memorial Service Honoring Deceased Rotarians
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Session #3
Track #1 - Grow Rotary - "Using Social Media to Promote Your Club" Kathi Fuhrman
  Track #2 - Leadership - "Incorporating the Ideals of Rotary in your Personal Leadership Style" Zane Gizzi
2:30 p.m. -3:00 p.m. Break/Networking
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Session #4
  Track #1 - Grow Rotary - "RMB & Snorkeling" Scott Stevens
  Track #2 - Leadership - "Building High Performing Teams" Rob Moran
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Break/Networking
4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Paul Harris Society & Major Donor Reception (By Invitation Only)
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Young Rotarians Happy Hour (Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Harrisburg)
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Cocktail Hour
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Governor's Dinner with Keynote Speaker Ralph Jodice "Leadership: Standing the Test of Time"
There are several sponsorship opportunities available for the District Conference. If you have questions, or want to be a sponsor, please contact Melissa Kopp-Smith at office@rotary7390.org of 717-854-7842.
Thank you to our Sponsors!