Posted by Cathy K on Mar 01, 2019
Wanna get your own sneak peek at the 2019 District Conference Schedule? 
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NOW is the time to join us for an inspiring, fulfilling and FUN conference at the Captain Cook Hotel in Anchorage May 2-5, 2019. Throughout this interactive weekend, you will have the chance to ask questions of speakers and truly gain insight from the topics.
May 2
Enjoyable training for your members at the Assembly for Officers and all interested Rotarians
May 3rd  
We are the Future: Friday afternoon starting at lunch, we will hear how our Rotary Youth Exchange has changed and re-directed lives for all those who participate. These motivating, captivating stories showcase not only those students we bring to our country but our students whose experience from their year abroad made lasting impacts that affect them to this day.  
Dinner in the home…..or
Moose Marble Madness:  King Street Brewery –enjoy a beverage, good fun and watch moose “marbles” fly from the helicopter to the target-- Anchorage Hillside social and fundraiser for Children’s Lunchbox.
May 4th   
The Face of Human Trafficking: Priceless and Love Alaska will bring us heartbreaking stories followed by hope for those who need us most.  This isn’t just a trendy topic it is a hard conversation that Rotarians need to be part of.  Learn how YOUR club can help.
Nancy Hughes founded The Stove Team which is a nonprofit organization that helps local entrepreneurs establish factories in Latin America. These self-sustaining businesses produce safe, affordable, fuel-efficient Ecocina cookstoves to replace dangerous open cooking fires.  Learn how you can participate in making our neighbors’ world, and ours, better.
How to Get Free Advertising for Your Rotary Event: Glacier Valley President Sharon Burns and her husband, Past President Richard will regale you with great ideas and hints for bringing Rotary to the world. Get ready, get set and get out your phones….! Questions are encouraged.
Little Footprints, Big Steps: Multiple award winning Morgan Weinberg’s journey from Canada to Haiti as a teenager changed her life and those children she has rescued over the years. Morgan’s impact on their world is truly inspirational.
Insights from around the World: Connect with our world-wide Rotarians through Rotary International Director Basker Chockalingham and his wife Malathi and Past Rotary International President Carl-Wilhelm Stenhammar.  Not only will our Young Leaders ask them insightful questions, but it is clear the future of the world needs Rotary and Rotary needs YOU.
Put on your DANCIN’ shoes – or boots!  The Ken Peltier Band: What more can be said – FUN!
May 5th
From Whitehorse to South Africa Peace and Conflict Scholar Allison Furniss sends her greetings, thoughts about her studies and how her personal impact on the Southern continent also changed her life.
Making FASD History: Irreversible and totally preventable – Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a lifelong condition caused by consumption of alcohol while pregnant which results in the infant having permanent brain damage. Utilizing a coordinated team assessment approach Michael Jeffery, Pamela Hill and our Rotary Vocational Training Team traveled to Australia to share ideas and techniques that will help them develop results for our District area.
Inspiration to Connect:  DG Diane and her District Conference Team of Wonderful Rotarians turn the Gigantic Gavel and District Conference Paddle over to DGE Andre’ and his team. 
Peace to the World:   Take away your inspired thoughts to bring your own changes for a better world
Sunday evening – looking for more fun? Travel to Girdwood for the Rotary Club of Girdwood’s Cinco de Mayo social at the Alyeska Ski Club - Race Training Center – 6-9 pm. 
It’s going to be a GREAT conference!  
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