2017 PROGRAM

Presidents-Elect - FRIDAY
3:00 - 6:00 pm 2nd Floor Common Area

Registration
Pick-up Information, Materials, and Badges

5:00 – 6:00 pm Fellowship Time

Visit the Rotary Project Displays and Vendors

Cash Bar

6:00 – 8:00 pm Welcome Dinner
2nd Floor Woody Hayes Ballroom A-B-C-D-E

All Attendees - SEATING BY DISTRICT

ConvenerTara Craaybeek, PDG 6690
General Chair All Ohio P.E.T.S. Committee

InvocationDeb Cheney, DGE District 6600
National Anthem - David Perkins, PDG District 6600
Pledge of AllegianceDeb Cheney, DGE District 6600

-----DINNER-----

Keynote Speaker Introduction
Shane Pyle, DGE District 6690

Keynote Speaker:
Dale Basham"Eductainment"

Conclusion
Amy Kapostasy, DGE District 6630

Presidents-Elect - SATURDAY
7:30 – 8:45 am 2nd Floor Common Area

Woody Hayes Ballroom A-B-C-D-E

Continental Breakfast
All Attendees - OPEN SEATING

8:30 - 9:15 am General Session 1
Woody Hayes Ballroom A-B-C-D-E

All Attendees - OPEN SEATING

Convener and Welcome – Tara Craaybeek, PDG District 6690
General Chair All Ohio P.E.T.S. Committee

Invocation – Mike Raulin, DGE District 6650

Pledge of Allegiance – Mike Raulin, DGE District 6650

Speaker Introduction – Mike Raulin, DGE District 6650

Speaker –
Geoff Goll, Rotary Club of Salem, OH
“PolioPlus ”

9:15 – 9:30 am Comfort Break

Spouses & Partners Transition to Their Program, Room 30, 3rd Floor

9:30 - 10:30 am 2nd and 3rd floor Meeting Rooms

FACILITATED Session #1
– Roles of a President

By Club Size in Assigned Rooms

Spouse/Partner Program
Room 30, 3rd Floor

10:30 - 10:45 am Break

Transition to Breakout Session #2 Rooms

10:45 - 11:45 am 2nd and 3rd floor Meeting Rooms

FACILITATED Session #2
– MEMBERSHIP

By Club Size in Assigned Rooms

Spouse/Partner Program Continues
Room 30, 3rd Floor

11:45 - 12:00 pm Transit to Lunch
12:00 - 1:00 pm General Session 2 Saturday Lunch
Woody Hayes Ballroom A-B-C-D-E

All Attendees - OPEN SEATING

Convener– Mark Mabelitini, DGE District 6670

Invocation-Mark Mabelitini, DGE District 6670

ENJOY YOUR LUNCH AND FELLOWSHIP

1:00 - 1:15 pm Comfort Break

Transition to Electives Training Session #1

1:15 - 2:15 pm 2nd and 3rd floor Meeting Rooms

TRAINING Session #1

By your elective in Assigned Rooms

Spouse/Partner Program Continues
Room 30, 3rd Floor

2:15 - 2:30 pm Comfort Break

Transition to Electives Training Session #2

2:30 - 3:30 pm 2nd and 3rd floor Meeting Rooms

TRAINING Session #2

By your elective in Assigned Rooms

Spouse/Partner Program Continues
Room 30, 3rd Floor

3:30 - 3:45 pm Comfort Break

Transit to Your District Meeting Room

3:45 - 4:45 pm 2nd and 3rd floor Meeting Rooms

– District Meeting Wrap Up
District 6600 - Room 31
District 6630 - Room 32
District 6650 - Room 33
District 6670 - Room 34
District 6690 - Room 35

5:00 - 6:00 pm Networking and Fellowship
2nd Floor Common Area

-- Time to Visit with Vendors
-- Reception and Fellowship Time

Cash Bar

6:00 - 8:30 pm Presidents-elect Commissioning Ceremony and Banquet
Woody Hayes Ballroom A-B-C-D-E

All Attendees - SEATING BY DISTRICT

Convener – Shane Pyle, DGE District 6690

Invocation – Deb Cheney, DGE District 6600

-----BANQUET-----

Speaker Introduction – Amy Kapostasy, DGE District 6630

Keynote Speaker -
Alan Mallory

“Leadership”

Director Introduction – Tara Craaybeek, PDG District 6690

Presidents-Elect Commissioning Ceremony -
Karen Wentz, Rotary International Director, Zones 30-31

Farewell Song - David Perkins, PDG District 6600
“Let There be Peace on Earth"

Spouse/Partner Program - SATURDAY
9:30 - 11:45 am Spouse/Partner Program
Morning Session
Room 30

Panel of Rotary Partners
"What's It Like to be a Rotary Spouse/Partner"

Meet Our 2017-18 Governors
"Highlighting Rotary's Five Avenues of Service"

Rotary "What Do You Know?"

12:00 – 1:15 pm Lunch
2nd Floor Woody Hayes Ballroom A-B-C-D-E
1:15 – 3:30 pm Spouse/Partner Program
Afternoon Session
Room 30

Demonstration
"Using a Lifesaving Defibrillator"

Optional State House Tour

5:00 – 8:30 pm Reception and Dinner
2nd Floor Woody Hayes Ballroom A-B-C-D-E

Keynote Speaker:
Alan Mallory
Leadership

Assistant Governors - SATURDAY
9:30 - 10:30 am Morning AG Session
Room XX

Brainstorming Session
"What's On Your Mind"

Alan Mallory
"Leading Better"

12:00 – 1:15 pm Lunch
2nd Floor Woody Hayes Ballroom A-B-C-D-E
1:15 – 3:30 pm Afternoon AG Session
Room XX

Karen Wentz
"Role and Impact of an Assistant Governor"

Harris Sofradzija
Membership

Michelle Gasparian
The Rotary Foundation

5:00 – 8:30 pm Reception and Dinner
2nd Floor Woody Hayes Ballroom A-B-C-D-E

Keynote Speaker:
Alan Mallory
Leadership

2017 SPEAKERS

KAREN WENTZ
SATURDAY COMMISSIONING SPEAKER
Rotary International Director 2015-2017
Zones 30-31  District 6780

Karen has been a Rotarian since 1990 and is a member of the Rotary Club of Maryville-Alcoa, Tennessee with the classification of Higher Education Administration. She serves on the board of directors of Rotary International for 2015-17.

Karen’s service to Rotary includes district governor of District 6780 (Tennessee) in 2005-06, Rotary Coordinator for Zone 30, and Rotary International Assembly Training Leader. She was a founder of the the six-district Mid-South PETS (President-elect Training Seminar) in 2005, and served several years on its executive committee. She has served in numerous capacities for Rotary Zones 30-31 Institutes including registration chair, program chair and general chair.

Karen and her Rotarian husband Ron Appuhn are passionate supporters of The Rotary Foundation and are members of the Arch Klumph Society. She received the Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service in 2012. She has traveled to both Nigeria and India to immunize children against polio.

Karen’s professional career was in higher education as a strategic planning and development professional, project manager, and part-time instructor of marketing. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and masters degrees in both Library Science and Business Administration.

Karen and Ron now devote their time to Rotary service, family, and travel. They have six children between them (four hers, two his), five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

ALAN MALLORY
SATURDAY EVENING SPEAKER
Keynote Address: Reaching New Heights: A Rotarian's Journey on Mount Everest

alan-mallory-1024x955Alan is an international speaker, author and professional development trainer who is passionate about leadership and human performance. He studied engineering at Queen’s University and has worked all over the world as a mechanical engineer and project manager but his true passion is in working with people to reach new heights in the way we think and the actions we take. Alan has always had a keen interest in discovering what drives us to do what we do and how we can use this knowledge to improve our lives and the lives of those around us.

As a keynote speaker and leadership coach, Alan delivers a number of exciting presentations and training programs that are all about embracing and working through challenges as well as exploring the skills and mindsets that allow great leaders and committed teams to achieve breakthrough performance. Alan integrates his many years of innovative leadership experience with captivating mountaineering and adventure stories to create a powerful and unforgettable journey for his audiences.

Alan is also a college professor, avid adventurer and outdoor enthusiast. He enjoys many different activities but his favorite activities are those spent out in the wilderness and those that involve strategy and problem solving. He speaks English and Spanish and loves to travel the world and explore new places.

In the spring of 2008, Alan and his family set a world record as the first family of four to reach the summit of Mt. Everest. It was a two-month expedition through some of the most terrifying and arduous conditions imaginable but to finally reach the end goal was an incredible feeling. Alan offers a number of exciting keynotes and interactive sessions focused on building leadership capacity and strengthening teams by reinforcing the professional development skills that are essential for conquering one’s own Everest, whatever that may be.

GEOFF GOLL
SATURDAY MORNING SPEAKER
Rotary Club of Salem, OH  District 6650
PDG and Polio Survivor

gollInvolvement

  • District Governor District 6650 2007-2008
  • “All Ohio PETS” Chairman 2006-2007
  • Zone 29 Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator 2010-2011
  • Zone 29 End Polio Now Coordinator 2011-2016
  • Speaker & Trainer at Numerous “PETS” Zone Institutes, District Foundation Dinners

Awards

  • Cliff Dochterman Award
  • District Rotary Foundation Service Award
  • Rotary International Service Above Self Award
  • Rotary Foundation
  • Paul Harris Society
  • Bequest Society--Level 2
  • Arch C. Klumph Society--Trustee Circle

Personal

  • Married to Kim, 2 daughters Megan and Yvonne
  • Polio Survivor

 

DALE BASHAM
FRIDAY EVENING SPEAKER
District 6560  Governor Nominee
Rotary Club of Muncie, IN USA

bashamdDale Basham, past president of Muncie Rotary, recently was selected as Rotary International District 6560, Central Indiana, Governor 2018-2019. He is the seventh Muncie Rotarian in its 99 year history to be selected to serve as governor.

Basham has spent his career in education, serving as a English, speech, and drama teacher, guidance counselor, principal, director, and school board member for Muncie Community Schools. He now serves on the board of directors of the Hillcroft Services, as chairman of the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, Business-Education Partnership, commissioner of the Muncie Human Rights Commission, treasurer of the Muncie Downtown Development Partnership, and president of the Muncie Fire Merit Board.

While he served as the 97th President of Muncie Rotary, his club welcomed nearly 30 new members. Since 2010, he has served as the education director for Muncie Rotary. His newest project for Muncie Rotary is the club’s Service Above Self Partnership, a partnership with six local nonprofits, focusing the club’s talents and treasure to serve our community. Basham was recently honored as District 6560 Rotarian of the Year. At the same time, Muncie Rotary was named as District 6560 Rotary Club of the Year.

Basham currently serves as chairman of the 2017 Rotary District 6560 Conference in April at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, the President-Elect Training Sessions (PETS) Committee, and as a member of the Rotary Foundation Fundraising Committee of 6560.

HARIS SOFRADZIJA
Regional Membership Officer
Zones 28, 29, 30, 31
Rotary International
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Haris is the Regional Membership Officer for Zones 28 through 31. In his role, Haris supports Rotary leaders at the zone, district and club level in developing and implementing member attraction and engagement strategies.  His responsibilities include increasing clubs’ awareness and use of key Rotary resources, helping to increase the diversity of club membership, supporting overall club growth, and improving member retention in clubs.

Haris has a wealth of experience at Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation, having previously successfully worked on the Rotaract program, humanitarian grants, president’s representatives to district conferences, and donor services. He has been honored as a Paul Harris Fellow twice (2003 and 2015) for his outstanding support of Rotarians.

Haris earned B.A.s in history and Russian and East European studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has lived overseas in Croatia and has traveled to 39 countries on five continents.

Haris can be reached by e-mail at haris.sofradzija@rotary.org or by phone at 1.847.866.3105

MICHELLE GASPARIAN
Annual Giving  Officer
Zones 28, 29
Rotary International

gasparianMichelle joined Rotary in 2012 and is currently serving as the Annual Giving Officer for zones 28 and 29, focused on increasing giving to the Annual Fund and The Rotary Foundation. In this role, Michelle partners with district leaders to develop giving strategies, share resources and provide training. Prior to joining the Annual Giving team, she served as the primary liaison for the Rotary Public Image Coordinators (RPICs), having been hired to help develop this Regional Leader program.

Before coming to Rotary, Michelle worked as a communications and sales consultant, as well as for advertising and branding agencies. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from DePaul University and a Master of Arts in Global Communications from The American University of Paris. Having lived on three continents, Michelle is fluent in Portuguese and French. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring new restaurants (preferably in exotic locations), spending time with her family and sitting quietly with a good book.

Michelle can be reached via email at Michelle.Gasparian@Rotary.org  or via phone at 847-425-5612.

Registration and Ballroom are located on the 2nd floor

Breakout Rooms are located on the 2nd and 3rd floors

SPEAKERS PRESENTATIONS FROM PRIOR YEARS