Rotary 6970 All Star Conference


The 2016-17 Rotary year will be a year unlike any other. Led by RI President John Germ, we'll celebrate the centennial of The Rotary Foundation. We'll be even closer to celebrating the last case of polio. And, we'll wrap up a fantastic year in Rotary District 6970 with a huge celebration in Atlanta.

The STARS are aligning for District 6970.

Super Early Bird
Registration is Open


Questions:  allstars@rotary6970.org

Count Down to Atlanta | June 8, 2017

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Rotary District 6970
2017 Conference

ATLANTA, GEORGIA
JUNE 8-9, 2017

All Star District Conference Schedule

Two FULL days of Rotary fun, fellowship and surprises!

All Aboard!

Rotarians from across District 6970 will board charter buses at regional locations. We are looking for sponsors and plan to include snacks and beverages to make your trip to Atlanta a time of fun and fellowship with fellow Rotarians. ATLANTA OR BUST!

All Star Conference Registration

Welcome to Atlanta! We will have a team of friendly faces ready to greet you and help you check-in to the hotel, as well as the All Star Conference. As a special bonus, if you purchased a combo registration, when you check-in for the All Star Conference you will also receive your credentials for the Rotary International Convention. What will you do with all of the free time?

All Star Hospitality Suite

After you pick up your registration materials and drop your bags off in your room, head down to the All Star Hospitality Suite to relax before we head out for the Foundation Centennial Celebration!

Foundation Centennial Celebration

After getting settled in, relaxing for a bit and maybe enjoying some fellowship in the hospitality suite, we will hop back on the buses to head out for our Foundation Centennial Celebration. We are currently exploring several options, but you can be sure it will be a fun time with fellow Rotarians as we celebrate 100 years of doing good in the world!

All Star Conference Registration

If you were unable to pick up your registration materials on Thursday afternoon, the check-in process will continue on Friday. Pick up your All Star Conference Materials in addition to your International Convention credentials.

The All Star Conference

This is it! The big event! What we've been waiting for all year and where we celebrate the hard work of all of the Rotary clubs in District 6970. The day will start with a buffet breakfast. The day will be jam packed with All Star speakers that are sure to inspire, entertain and inform. At lunch, we will enjoy a plated meal and a brief awards ceremony. It's the big show and we are going to have a great time as we reflect on our success.

Hospitality Suites

Because it is important to pace yourself, take advantage of this break in the action to relax in the Hospitality Suite with your friends before we begin the countdown to the start of the 2017 Rotary International Convention when the clock hits midnight.

Countdown to the International Convention Party

There will be dueling pianos. There will be food and drink. There will be surprises. There won't be a crystal ball dropping at midnight, but we will have a very festive star as the clock strikes midnight and the 2017 Rotary International Convention is officially underway.

RI Convention Video

What makes this gathering special


One hundred years ago, at the 1917 Rotary Convention in Atlanta, Rotary President Arch Klumph proposed creating an endowment “for the purpose of doing good in the world.” From the first contribution of $26.50, the Foundation has grown significantly and has spent more than $3 billion on programs and projects. Now let’s celebrate in the city where it all began. We’ll look back proudly over a century of “doing good in the world” — and look ahead to the challenges Rotary will tackle in the century to come.

All Star Experience

Celebrating a year of Rotary Serving Humanity


The All Star Conference will be a terrific way to start your 2017 Rotary International Conference experience. You can be sure that it will be incredibly inspiring, a lot of fun and full of surprises.

House of Friendship


The All Star Conference House of Friendship will allow clubs to display and promote their local or international projects or other activities.

Hospitality Suites


In addition to the District Hospitality Suite, every night we will have a Hospitality Suite sponsored by the District 6970 Rotary Means Business Fellowship.

Exclusive All Star Shirt


Your conference registration fee will include an exclusive All Star shirt that we will all wear on the opening day of the International Convention to demonstrate the mighty power of District 6970!

Morning Fellowships


Each morning during the week, we will have a private dining room where we can grab a bite to eat and fellowship before heading to the convention center.

Speakers

An initial All Star line-up of motivating and inspiring speakers. As we get closer to the Conference others will be added.

John Germ

2016-17 President,
Rotary International

Joe Mulkerrin

2016-18 Director,
Rotary International

Robert Hall

2014-16 Director,
Rotary International

Jean Irwin

Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar
Folsom Rotary Club

Marshall M. Butler

District Governor
Rotary District 6970

Michael Tirpak

The Bottle School Project
Daytona State College Rotaract

So, how much is this once in a lifetime event going to cost me?

Prices include registration for the All Star Conference. Prices are for Rotarians, spouses and other guests age 19 and older. After July 1, we will have pricing available for Rotaractors, Interactors, Youth Exchange Students and all other guests age 18 and under.

DG MMB Special

$260

  • Centennial Celebration

  • All Star Conference

  • Inspiring Speakers

  • Countdown Party

  • Roundtrip Charter Bus

    +$100

  • Four Star Hotel

    +$189/night

  • Expires

    November 5, 2016

Early Bird

$300

  • Centennial Celebration

  • All Star Conference

  • Inspiring Speakers

  • Countdown Party

  • Roundtrip Charter Bus

    +$100

  • Four Star Hotel

    +$189/night

  • Expires

    February 28, 2017

Full Price Registration

$325

  • Centennial Celebration

  • All Star Conference

  • Inspiring Speakers

  • Countdown Party

  • Roundtrip Charter Bus

    +$100

  • Four Star Hotel

    +$189/night

  • Expires

    May 15, 2017

FAQ

Rotarians are naturally inquisitive


And they ask lots of questions. Lots and lots of questions. So as we receive questions about the All Star Conference, we are going to append them to this list.

This list is going to be REALLY long.

What does the All Star Conference registration include?

The All Star Conference fee includes the Foundation Centennial Celebration on Thursday night. It includes a voucher for a buffet breakfast on Friday. You will be able to attend all general and breakout sessions on Friday featuring All Star speakers. We will have a plated lunch on Friday. The All Star Conference will be capped off with a Countdown to the Convention gala on Friday night which will have entertainment, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Plus you will receive an exclusive All Star shirt to wear to the International Convention on June 11 showing you are a Rotary All Star from District 6970.

How do I reserve a hotel room at the Sheraton Downtown Atlanta?

Rotary International has set aside a limited block of hotel rooms exclusively for Rotary District 6970 at the Downtown Atlanta Sheraton. These rooms are available as part of the All Star Conference registration process. When you register for the All Star Conference, you will have the chance to reserve a room by selecting check-in and check-out dates.

How do I register for a hotel room at the Sheraton if I did not register for the International Convention on the All Star Conference website?

If you registered for the International Convention on the official Rotary website and not the All Star Conference website and you would like to reserve a room in the official District 6970 hotel block at the Sheraton Downtown Atlanta, please send an email to allstars@rotary6970.org and we will assist you with a reservation.

Do I have to pay a deposit for the hotel room?

Yes, but not until October 2016. At that time we will request a deposit for 2 nights. Deposits not paid by the end of November will result in a cancellation of your room reservation.

What are the registration fees after June 30?

We currently project registration fees to be $650 starting July 1. This will be influenced by two factors. First, the number of Rotarians who take advantage of one of the early bird promotions. Two, the final pricing provided by the event venues. Because Rotary is offering the same convention fee for Rotaractors, Interactors and guests under 19 through December 16, we recommend they wait until after June 30 to register.

How much for a spouse, significant other, partner, bestie?

Registration fees for the All Star Conference and International Convention will be the same for all attendees age 19 and over UNLESS they are a Non-Rotarian Alumnus, Rotaractor. In that case, we recommend you wait until after June 30 to register them because fees will be discounted.

What is the plan for charter buses?

If you are interested in traveling to Atlanta on June 8 hassle free on a chartered bus, you will have the opportunity to reserve a seat when registering for the All Star Conference. Based on feedback, we expect the need to charter several buses. However, we do reserve the right to provide refunds in case there is insufficient demand. We also plan to offer return trips on Monday, June 12, Tuesday, June 13 and Wednesday, June 14. Again, the ability to offer staggered return trips will be contingent on participation.

Will the All Star Conference be family friendly?

Yes! Registration fees for attendees age 5-18 to attend the International Convention are only $10. We are currently working on District Conference family packages for our younger guests. Pricing and details for these packages will be available after July 1. We recommend that adults register immediately to take advantage of the special early bird pricing, and add the rest of the family once the packages are ready.

What are the benefits of the combination registration for the All Star Conference and International Convention?

The biggest benefit is you will be enjoying two outstanding events celebrating a successful year of Rotary! You will start with a conference 100% focused on the achievements of Rotary District 6970. Then you will have a chance to see the magnitude of Rotary globally as you meet Rotarians from around the world, hear more inspirational speakers and see the impact Rotary has on communities. In addition to these benefits, when you check-in to the hotel for the All Star Conference and International Convention, we will provide you with your credentials for the week. No standing in line to pick up badges. Yeah!

I am only registering for the International Convention. Will I be able to pick up my credentials at the hotel?

Yes! Please register for the International Convention on this website. We will have your credentials at the hotel when you check-in.

Who is on the All Star Conference Committee?

Marshall Butler, West Jacksonville
Nonie Larson, Fleming Island
Carolyn Mudgette, St. Augustine Sunrise
Kitty Jordan, Fleming Island
Laura Slaback, Orange Park
Pam Wolbert, Orange Park
Carey Hepler, West Jacksonville
Vicki-lynne Gloger, South Jacksonville
PDG John Brunner, Gainesville, Bus Coordinator
PDG Wes Eubanks, Gainesville, Bus Coordinator
Patti Chapman, Rotary 6970 Executive Secretary

Interested in joining the team? Send us an email!

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