2023 District Conference Schedule

Friday, June 16, 2023 6:30pm-10pm - Centennial Plaza, Downtown Canton
      Join fellow Rotarians for fun and fellowship as we enjoy the new Centennial Plaza in Downtown Canton. Grab a drink at Jerzees and then enjoy appetizers provided by the Rotary Club of Canton. Entertainment will be provided by Yankee Bravo - a local band from Stark County.
Saturday, June 17, 2023 - Embassy Suites, North Canton (7883 Freedom Ave, N Canton)
8:00-9:00am - Breakfast and Registration
8:30-8:50am - Chair Yoga
9:00am - Opening Remarks followed by Four Way Test Speech Contest and Youth Exchange
Global Grants & District Service Projects
Business Meeting
Service Projects at the Club Level
Mike Kelly
12:10pm - Lunch
Keynote Speaker - "The Humanitarian Rotarian" with Harbir Kaur Bhatia 
Breakout Sessions
     Choose One of the Following:
          Club Projects: How do you assess the need and how to you raise the funds?
          Club Innovation: How to switch it up and be brave!
          Club Diversity: How to make your club open and inclusive
Closing Remarks
Service Project and early Happy Hour for anyone who can stay!
     We will be doing a service project to benefit Sole Hope. This organization uses old denim jeans and turns them into shoes for people in Uganda. Please bring any old jeans that you have lying around the house to the District Conference! It's ok if they have holes!
A block of rooms have been reserved at a discounted rate at the Embassy Suites in Canton. Rooms are $149 (before tax). Click the link below to reserve a room. Rooms must be reserved by May 27, 2023 to receive the discounted rate.

Our Speakers

Mike Kelly
Harbir Kaur Bhatia

Harbir Kaur Bhatia is a civic entrepreneur and the founder of IK Onkar Bridges. She serves on various community boards and organizations for community betterment, bridge building of understanding and partnerships, and current social issues.  She has been recognized for her innovative programs, women's empowerment, community leadership, and crisis relief campaigns in the United States and other parts of the world. Harbir has a background in high technology, entrepreneurship, public sector leadership, community planning, place making and content/media production. Her education includes a Bachelor’s of Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Engineering Management.  Being an immigrant and a Sikh have influenced her to be socially focussed, see beyond the lines that often divide people,  and create programs that serve for the ‘betterment for all’.

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The cost to attend the conference is free but we are asking for a $20 per person donation to Sole Hope.