June 14, 2019
Note: Breakfast is available in lobby at Marriott – included with room cost
9:00 AM Registration Opens
9:45 AM – 11:15AM PDG meeting – (2) of the smaller rooms to be set-up
11:30 AM – NOON National anthems – Morgan Ritchie from Pick Studio
Welcome & Opening Remarks
NOON – 1:00 PM LUNCH
1:10PM – 1:35 PM Keynote Speaker – RI Rep, PDG District 6840 Randall Feldman
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM Keynote Speaker – Hilton King, B.S.W., M.S.W. Part-time Advanced Field
Coordinator, Indigenous Field of Study, Faculty of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University
2:45 PM – 3:00 PM Break
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Rotary friendship exchange – Joan Fisher & Pamela Goossens.
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Rotary Foundation & Polio Update – Martin Ward & Dennis Dinsmore
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Hospitality Room for Paul Harris Society Members, Major Donors and Bequest
Society Members. (by invitation only)
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Pre-Dinner Cocktails
6:30 PM – 7:45 PM DINNER – business casual
7:45 PM – 8:30 PM Keynote speaker: James Scongack, V.P. of Corporate Affairs & Environment Bruce Power
8:30 PM – 10:00 PM Trent Severn – Canadian History in Harmon
June 15, 2019
Note: Breakfast is available in lobby at Marriott – included with room cost
8:00 AM Registration Opens
9:15 AM – 9:45 AM Welcome & Opening Remarks
Celebration of Life
9:45 AM – 10:10 AM Danielle Perro – live feed (Global Grant Scholarship)
10:10 AM – 10:30 AM Reid William Eyre, District Rotaract Rep – presentation to delegation.
50 years of Rotaract
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM Break
10:45 AM – 11:10 AM Keynote Speaker: RI Rep, PDG District 6840 Randall Feldman
11:10– 11:50 AM Club initiatives – new members – new projects
11:50 AM – NOON Parade of Flags
NOON – 1:00 PM LUNCH
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Youth Program
Youth exchange presentation
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Keynote Speaker: Greg Schinkel – How can you harness the Power of Two to bringyour ideas to life?
3:00 PM – 3:15 PM Next Year’s Conference
3:15 PM – 3:30 PM Wrap-up
3:30 PM – free time & ongoing Robotic Demonstration outside
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Pre Dinner Cocktails
6:00 PM – 7:45 PM DINNER – Gala Dinner not formal but dress to impress
7:45 PM – 8:30 PM Key note speaker: RI Rep, PDG District 6840 Randall Feldman
Followed by DG Jim closing remarks
Dear fellow Rotarians and friends,
Esther and I are excited to welcome you to your 2018-19 District Conference. I hope that you take advantage of this opportunity to come together, connect, and share ideas on how to help Rotary do its job in the world, better. By working together strategically and efficiently, your impact—and Rotary’s impact—becomes much more significant.
We must ensure that Rotary continues to provide the best possible experience to its members, that it continues to grow and be useful through sustainable service. Our Rotarians need to feel the value of being a member of your Rotary Club. We have to make sure that we are transparent and accountable, all while changing the lives of as many people as possible. While setting goals and hitting milestones are important, it’s even more important to always look beyond this year. We have to think about how what we achieve now will help set the tone not only today or tomorrow, but well beyond our own time in Rotary.
Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities and in ourselves.
Paul Harris once said, “Rotary is a microcosm of a world at peace, a model which nations will do well to follow.” To me, Rotary is not only a model but an inspiration. I’m looking forward to all that we can and will accomplish together as we work to Be the Inspiration. I hope you have a productive, inspiring time during your district conference.
2018-19 Rotary International President
RI Rep, PDG District 6840 Randall Feldman
Randall Feldman is past Governor of Rotary District 6840 and past President of the Rotary Club of New Orleans. He has been a member of the Rotary International Communications Committee and was Vice Chair of the Host Organization Committee of the 2011 International Convention in New Orleans. For Zones 30/31 he has led a full day seminar for executive staffs in clubs and districts and co-led the full day seminar for Emerging Rotary Leaders. He also produced Zone webinars on membership and public relations, especially created for small clubs. At both the New Orleans and Seoul International Conventions he was a speaker at the general sessions and at the Atlanta Convention led a breakout session on effective service projects. At the Presidential Peace Conference in Atlanta he was aide to United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina J. Mohammed, and was R.I. President Ian Riseley’s Representative at the District 5160 Conference in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA and is President Barry Tassin’s Representative at the District 6330 Conference in Kincardine, Canada.
For District 6840, he initiated the District’s first strategic planning process, co-chaired the Annual Fund, prepared the District’s first job descriptions for all positions and Club Leadership Objectives for all club incoming officers and committee chairs, created best practices papers on membership, public relations, fund-raising, and vocational service, and has been Master of Ceremonies at many of the District Conferences Governors’ Banquets. During his term as District Governor, he achieved records in Annual Giving and PolioPlus donations, as well as creating a 100-day service project which reached over 100,000 citizens. He currently is Membership Consultant for District 6840 and a trainer for the Rotary Leadership Institute and the Ole Man River Presidents-elect Training Seminar.
As a member of the Rotary Club of New Orleans, he organized a regional conference on business ethics, brought first Internet service to St. Xavier’s English School/Orphanage in a remote part of west Sikkim Province, India, chaired the public relations, program, and international service committees, and led the installation of many of his club presidents as well as being president of the Club himself. He is currently chairing committees developing the Club’s response to emergencies in times of disaster and creating an awards celebration for young professionals.
In his professional life he spent 35 years in public broadcasting, culminating in 22-years as President & General Manager of WYES in New Orleans in 2012. During this time, he was recipient of numerous PBS development awards and the first 21st Century Award from the Association of Public Television Stations on whose board he also served. He was co-founder of the (public television) Small Station Association and has numerous national production credits, including Executive Producer of several PBS specials.
He has served on the boards of a variety of organizations including Red Cross, the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Statewide Bank and was selected as a Young Leadership Council Role Model.
Mr. Feldman is the proud stepfather of four incredible children and is now starting to lose count of all the grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is married to Dr. Madelaine and lives with her without the stepchildren et al in New Orleans.
My name is Hilton King I am a bi-cultural Indigenous social worker with a practice blend that is informed by euro-western and Aboriginal knowledge. I am Ojibway and originally come from Wasauksing First Nation on the Georgian Bay area but now reside in Kitchener, ON. I am married with a blended family of six grown children and 4 grandchildren.
I have been given teachings of the land and fire keeping where I work with the sweat lodge and many other ceremonies. As I journey through this life, the cultural knowledge that was so freely passed on to me helps me stay balanced in this good life.
Some of my duties have been, working at a lodge with Traditional Healing as a helper, Restorative Justice Co-ordinator, Political Band counselor, Mental Health worker, Child Welfare. I am a skilled craftsman, some of the traditional items I create are shakers, hand drums and tignaakins ( babycarriers ) and I also offer these types of workshops. My most recent endeavors for the past five years is teaching at various Universities, Waterloo, Laurier and York University where I teach, Indigenous Perspectives in Social Work.
James Scongack Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Operational Services, Bruce Power
James Scongack responsible for Operational Services including Emergency Protective Services, Information Technology, Waste Management, Environment/Sustainability, Site Support Services and Corporate Affairs including Nuclear Regulatory Affairs, Indigenous and Community relations, Communications, Corporate Social Responsibility and Government/Stakeholder relations. In his role he is also the executive lead for the Site Lease with the Province and Isotope development.
More broadly in the energy sector, he serves as a Generator Representative for nuclear and Vice Chair on the Independent Electricity System Operator Stakeholder Advisory Committee. He is also a Member of the Advisory Board for the Ivey Policy and Management Centre.
James sits on the Board of Life Labs, Canada’s largest independent provider of laboratory services, and is Chairperson of the External Stakeholder Relations Committee of the Board.
His passion for health extends to the important role Canada plays supplying life-saving isotopes. He serves as Chair of the Canadian Nuclear Isotope Council, an organization formed to ensure the critical supply of Isotopes for health and industrial purposes is secured for the long-term and also as Co-Chair of Ontario’s Nuclear Advantage.
James is actively involved in many community organizations and charities through the efforts of Bruce Power’s community investment and sponsorship program, environment and sustainability fund and the indigenous community investment fund. He has been a long-time supporter of Easter Seals previously serving as a member of the Board and Chair of the Fundraising Committee and received a diamond award of distinction for his efforts in 2016.
James served as Vice-President Corporate Affairs and Environment for Bruce Power from 2012-2018 and Head of Corporate Affairs from 2011-2012. From 2006-2011, James served as the Executive Assistant to Bruce Power’s President & CEO, while leading various company initiatives including new-build development projects and environmental reviews in Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan. During this time he served as part of the transaction team enabling the expansion of the site to eight units of operations through various agreements between 2007 and 2013.
Between 2014 and 2015, James was part of the Bruce Power team which successfully negotiated a long-term commercial framework with the Province of Ontario, extending the life of the facility to 2064 enabling the $13 billion life extension program. He also served as executive co-host for the 2015 International Atomic Energy Agency OSART Mission.
He has an Executive MBA from London’s Ivey Business School and a Chartered Director through the DeGroote Business School Directors College. James also holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Guelph College of Management and Economics in Leadership and a BA (Hons) and has completed Master’s-level Project Management certification through York University’s Schulich Business School.
James and his family live in Port Elgin, Ontario where he grew up and he is an active runner.
Danielle Perro – live feed (Global Grant Scholarship)
Danielle is a first year DPhil student at the University of Oxford, where she studies endometriosis-associated pain. Originally from Orangeville, Ontario, Danielle has long been driven by her passion for understanding women’s reproductive health. Her previous academic work at Western University, where she studied medical sciences, allowed her to get a better physiological understanding of the body, supplemented by the public health side of health and disease. It was there that she realized the lack of knowledge in the scientific community with regards to health complications unique to women. Of particular interest to her was endometriosis; a gynaecological inflammatory disease that affects 1/10 women of reproductive age. This disease is an enigma in the medical field. We know extremely little about what causes the disease and its associated symptoms.
Currently at Oxford, she is involved in projects within her college, and is actively involved as a Welfare Representative in her department. Looking to the future, Danielle is enthusiastic about her career in women’s reproductive health, whatever that may be.
Reid William Eyre
District Rotaract Representative for 6330
Farm grown and uToronto educated, Reid harnesses the power of his diverse perspectives to create sustainable, socially responsible solutions which have lead him to work for organizations all the way from Apple to the United Nations Headquarters in New York. A Paul Harris Fellow and Dual Member (Rotaractor and Rotarian), Reid has Chartered both a Rotaract and a Rotary Club in 6330. Never one for patience- Reid creates change NOW, and brings that enthusiasm into every project he undertakes.
Rotary and Rotaract: Rotary in Action
District Rotaract Representative Reid William Eyre
Did you know that the name “Rotaract” is derived from the phrase “Rotary In Action”? From the program’s inception over 50 years ago to the quarter million members Rotaract has today- this session will explore the current relationship between Rotaract and Rotary both here in 6330 and in other Districts around the globe- some where Rotaractors outnumber Rotarians. All this and more as we explore the mutual prosperity of Rotary and Rotaract
How can you harness the Power of Two to bring your ideas to life? The myth of rugged individualism is alluring but the reality is that progress comes from collaboration. Greg Schinkel helps the largest companies in North America increase results while maximizing employee engagement. He has authored or co-authored five books on leadership and personal effectiveness. As a Certified Speaking Professional, he is in the top 10% of the speakers and trainers in the Global Speakers Federation. Greg is a Rotarian in District 6330 and is president-elect of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers.
Canadian History in Harmony
Canadian folk trio Trent Severn sing contemporary songs about our nation’s people and places with humour, humanity and heart. Their trademark vocal blend and stripped down approach to modern life in Canada has landed hundreds of festival and series appearances, a feature article in MacLean’s Magazine (2012), a feature in Harrowsmith Almanac (2016), national television performances, a CBC radio live recording (2014) and the honour of singing an original arrangement of ‘O Canada!’ on Parliament Hill for the Canada Day flag-raising (2013).
Comprised of Dayna Manning (guitar/banjo), Emm Gryner (bass), and Lindsay Schindler (fiddle), Trent Severn is a two time Canadian Folk Music Award nominated group, and the members have four Juno nominations among them. The group has released three albums to date; Portage (2017), Trillium (2015) and Trent Severn (2012).