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.

Count Down to Atlanta | June 8, 2017









Rotary District 6970
2017 Conference

JUNE 8-9, 2017

Conference News Updates

Attending the All Star District Conference, be sure to check these Conference News Updates from time to time to keep up with all of our developing plans.


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Our tradition of a District House of Friendship(HOF) will continued at our conference. Reservations are now being accepted to secure space within our HOF to present and/or display information about your past or ongoing projects.

You can reserve a space within our HOF by contacting PDG Fel or PDG Percy with the following information: Rotary Club or organization name, Point of contact name, phone number and email address, and Project name.

A confirmation will be sent and you can start communicating directly with your club's point of contact regarding logistics.


Got a smart phone? Involved with social media? WE NEED YOU!

We are planning to live stream portions of the 6970 ALL STAR Conference on social media. We are looking for Rotarians who are outgoing and active on social media to serve on the Blast Crew to broadcast live the activities during the June 9 conference.

Correspondents will Live Stream the Conference using their smart phones with a little help from Blast Crew Director Rotarian Dan Bagan from iAugiStudios.

The BLAST Crew will cover Red Carpet interviews, broadcast sessions and awards. Crew members get backstage credentials, be recognized by DG Marshall Butler and have full access to the All Star Conference speakers.

This is a chance to expand your skills in social media live streaming.

We'll even provide training and the latest tips and tricks. Plus we'll provide equipment to ensure the audio and video quality of our All Star Broadcasts delivers a memorable experience to those who can't attend.

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All Star District Conference Schedule

Two FULL days of Rotary fun, fellowship and surprises!

All Aboard!

Rotarians from across the district will be able to reserve a seat on a chartered coach departing Orange park at 8 a.m. June 8 for the trip to Atlanta. The homeward return to Orange Park will be on June 14. Parking will be provided at the departure location -- Orange Park Kennel Club (Best Bet) on U.S. 17.

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 head to Game-X, Downtown Atlanta's most popular new destination, for our Foundation Centennial Celebration.

Game-X is Atlanta’s newest Barcade where you can test the limits of fun! Game-X is a 12,000 square foot multi-level venue that houses over 60 high tech games. There is a lounge style room with darts and TV. A two floor room with a bar overlooking the main gaming room. PLUS, there are two full service bars. A Southwestern Buffet with a Taco/Nacho Bar will be provided.

In addition, there will be fantastic prizes available including gift cards to local Atlanta restaurants.

Rotary 6970 All Stars, get your GAME ON!

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.


An All Star line-up of motivating and inspiring speakers!

John Germ

Rotary International


Jennifer Jones

Vice President,
Rotary International


PDG Ron Napier

President's Representative,
Rotary International

Dr. Sylvia Whitlock

District Governor (2012-13)
Rotary District 5300


Minda Dentler

First woman handcyclist
to finish the Ironman World Championship


Jean Irwin

Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar
Folsom Rotary Club


Robert Hall

2014-16 Director,
Rotary International


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.

NOTE: If you are a new Rotarian (joined since July 1, 2016) pelase contact the conference committee for special pricing.

All Star Conference Registration


  • Centennial Celebration

  • All Star Conference

  • Inspiring Speakers

  • Countdown Party

  • Roundtrip Charter Bus


  • Four Star Hotel


  • Expires

    May 15, 2017


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 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 a chartered bus?

Want to travel to Atlanta on June 8 hassle free on a chartered bus? You can reserve a seat when registering for the All Star Conference.

At present the chartered coach is scheduled to depart the Orange Park Kennel Club (Best Bet) on U.S. 17 at 8 a.m. on June 8 and return on June 14 arriving at the same location at approximately midnight. Parking will be in a designated area of the OP Kennel Club.

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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