2022 District Conference

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Miramar Beach, Florida
April 28 - May 1, 2022

Register Get Your Hotel Room

It’s a Jolly Holiday with Mary

Let’s go visit Mr. & Mrs. George Banks

with Michael and Jane, Mary Poppins and Bert

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Thursday
5:30 to 7:00pm Poppins Pony Prix (ticketed event)
7:00 to 9:00pm Feed the Birds Progressive Dinner (open to all Rotarians and guests)
Friday
8:00 am Golf (contact Jim Coyle 770-855-4268) for tee times
8:00 am No. 17 Cherry Tree Lane House of Friendship opens for set-up
1:00 pm How Do We Measure Up? 2021-2022 Presidents Appreciation Luncheon, (Presidents, AG’s and District Leadership)
4:30 to 5:45pm Outing in the Park Reception and Dinner with DG Mary and Jim Ligon
5:45 to 6:00pm Chim Chimney Sweep Walk-In Parade (Mary Poppins Theme Attire)
Good Luck will rub off when DG Mary shakes hands with you!
6:05 pm Laugh ’til you’re on the ceiling with Keynote speaker Ronda Rich
The more the glee, the more there’s a merrier me!
Hospitality Suites are open- located on the 3rd floor Grand Sandestin Hotel
Saturday
9:00 to 10:00 am Rotary Breakout sessions: To Increase Our Impact, Expand Our Reach, Enhance Participant Engagement, and Increase our Ability to Adapt.
10:00 to 11:30 am Uncle Albert’s Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Tea Party Brunch that Mary Poppins herself would say is Splendid
Featuring our Rotary Youth in Action
11:30 am to 4:15 pm Play Games – All Sorts on your own – Enjoy a Spoonful of Sugar, and maybe even go for a Carousel Ride! Don’t forget to visit No. 17 Cherry Tree Lane!
4:30 to 5:15pm Join the RC of Griffin and the RC of Griffin Daybreak at the “County Fair” for a Reception for DGE George and Jill Granade
5:30 to 7:00 pm Step in Time with keynote speaker John Scalici and the Rotary Band


It Will be Practically Perfect!

Sunday
7:30 to 8:00 am Interfaith Worship Service
8:00 to 9:00 am

Rotary Breakout Session Buffet Breakfast to Increase Our Impact, Expand Our Reach, Enhance Participant Engagement, and Increase Our Ability to Adapt.

8:30 am

General Session: Membership, Foundation, Service: Invest Your Tuppence Wisely - PolioPlus - CART - Our Membership - Foundation, and Club Service Project Awards

The Sidewalk Chalk Drawings of our Communities.

District Conference 2023 Theme Announcement

District 6900 Resolutions and funny business...snap your fingers and it’s all cleaned up for the 2022 Rotary Conference in Sandestin.
It’s been a Jolly Holiday with Mary – Safe Travels Home!

Updated by Alec Smythe
January 13, 2022 4:45 pm

In order to make this conference financially stable, we need your help. There has been a trend to book rooms outside the Rotary room block reserved through the hotel. While you may save a few dollars, it adds up to serious dollars to the district that must be made up out of the district budget. You can guess who pays the district budget: it is the Rotarians of District 6900. When you use an outside booking agency, you are seriously impacting the budgeting process that takes place to enable us to have great conferences. If this continues, the only choice we have is to lower the standards of what we have today, and to raise registration fees by significant amounts. We have set up this site so that when you register, you can link directly to SanDestin to reserve your rooms. Please use this and do not try to save a few dollars at the expense of other Rotarians.

This is the link to our block:

http://www.sandestin.com/247716 Our Group Code is: 247716

Your reservation through our link includes:

  • TWO (2) COMPLIMENTARY 4-HOUR BICYCLE RENTALS EACH DAY OF YOUR STAY.
  • ONE HOUR FREE KAYAK RENTALS AND ONE HOUR OF BOOGIE BOARDS, WEATHER PERMITTING.
  • AN HOUR OF FREE SANDESTIN TENNIS COURT TIME PER UNIT.
  • FREE ACCESS TO THE SANDESTIN FITNESS CENTER
  • FREE RESORT TRAM SERVICE
  • PREFERRED BEACH PARKING

TO ENJOY THESE EXCLUSIVE PRIVILEGES, JUST PRESENT YOUR RESORT CARD

If you book the Grand Complex you will be placed in one of four hotels in the Grand area based upon availability. These include the Grand, LaSata, Bahia, and Elation. We can NOT guarantee you will be in the Grand hotel.


Updated by Alec Smythe
December 30, 2021 6:58 pm

This year’s “JOLLY HOLIDAY” conference will feature some amazing Speakers and Entertainment. You will not want to miss any of them!

Ronda Rich

Ronda Rich tells a good story. Whether it's in her best-selling books, speaking engagements, public radio or her weekly syndicated column which runs in over fifty newspapers across the Southeast, she weaves tales that are captivating and engaging and often interlaced with uplifting truths of life.

She tells the South like it is – unique, charming, emotional, funny, contrary and bursting with color. Descending from ten generations of Southern tellers of tales, she points out, "Nothing beats a good story told well. Unless, of course, it's a good story told and retold."

John Scalici

John Scalici is an award winning teaching artist, author, internationally recognized facilitator, musician, and a member of the John C. Maxwell Team of certified speakers, coaches, and trainers. His interactive, motivational programs are in high demand at leading corporations, college campuses, elementary, middle and high schools across the U.S.

As an accomplished musician, Mr. Scalici has toured the U.S. with two bands, Gravy, and junkyardmen. He has toured with blues and rock legends Buddy Guy, the Allman Brothers Band, Gov’t Mule and Widespread Panic. He has released three solo cd’s: RhythmMusic, Rhythms for Movement and Drumming, and Rhythmic Fun for Everyone.

His passion, however, lies in empowering others through an interactive rhythm experience. Weaving powerful metaphors of leadership and team dynamics, Mr. Scalici is a favorite with the corporate and education world. He is a master of taking the goals and objectives of his audience and creating a unique presentation which will inspire and initiate change.

Come join DG Mary/Mary Poppins for a whimsical team challenge of fun and antic’s on the Grand Lawn with prizes for the team winners, best costume, and Poppins Pony. Teams of 4 persons or individuals may sign up for a combined team. Signature Drinks and Crumpets (appetizers) are included. $30 per person.

Progressive dinner 7:00 to 9:00 pm to follow the Poppins Pony Prix on the District 6900 Club Hospitality Suite floor (free to all Rotarians and Guests)

House of Friendship (located in the Magnolia Ballroom downstairs)
No. 17 Cherry Tree Lane (Home of Mr & Mrs George Banks)

Set-up for No. 17 Cherry Tree Lane begins Thursday April 28 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm and continues on Friday April 29 from 8:00 am till 2:30 pm. Tables and electricity will be provided at no cost to the clubs. Please register for your booth with PDG Raymond Ray Rtrayjr@aol.com

The House of Friendship is an opportunity for all clubs to display their club projects. Displays will not be judged and are for the enjoyment and education of District 6900 Rotarians.

When you register for the conference, you will be entered in the early bird drawings! The drawings will be held on January 15 and March 15. Register early for the best chance to win!!

January 15th: You can win Four free tickets to the Thursday Night Poppins Pony Prix and a 1,000 Polio Plus points Donation in your name!

March 15th: You can win Two free tickets to the Thursday night Poppins Pony Prix and 500 Paul Harris points Donation in your name!

Conference Door Prizes

We are giving away great SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALISDOCIOUS prizes at each plenary session…..RLI registration, 2023 District Conference registration, 2022 Year End Celebration registration are just some of the door prizes you could win!

  • The Sgt. at Arms Committee will give tickets at the door to each plenary session.
  • YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN!

Hey, we’re gonna be at the beach ... OF COURSE there is stuff for kids to do ... plus these resort amenities.

Your reservation through our link includes:

  • TWO (2) COMPLIMENTARY 4-HOUR BICYCLE RENTALS EACH DAY OF YOUR STAY.
  • ONE HOUR FREE KAYAK RENTALS AND ONE HOUR OF BOOGIE BOARDS, WEATHER PERMITTING.
  • AN HOUR OF FREE SANDESTIN TENNIS COURT TIME PER UNIT
  • FREE ACCESS TO THE SANDESTIN FITNESS CENTER
  • FREE RESORT TRAM SERVICE
  • PREFERRED BEACH PARKING

TO ENJOY THESE EXCLUSIVE PRIVILEGES, JUST PRESENT YOUR RESORT CARD


Updated by Alec Smythe
December 30, 2021 6:58 pm
RegistrantBy January 25By March 20After March 20
Adult (Rotarian or Guest)$240 $260 $290
GRSP, Rotaract, Rotary Youth Exchange$145 $165 $195
Child (6-18) + Interact$75 $95 $115
Child (5 & Under)$5 $5 $5
Poppins Pony Prix (Thursday)$30 $30 $30

Updated by Alec Smythe
January 13, 2022 4:47 pm

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Updated by Alec Smythe
January 13, 2022 4:33 pm