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District Conference Details

In just over two months, we will meet in the Salem Conference Center and the Phoenix Grand Hotel for the District 5100 Conference. The conference is designed to not only entertain you but to also inform. This year, we have assembled an outstanding list of speakers to cover both Rotary and Non Rotary subjects. The noted Middle Eastern analysis, Rick Francona, will brief us on the latest situations in the Middle East and the World and Dr John Minahan PhD; the President of Western Oregon University will speak Saturday Night on the subject of American Education and our competitiveness in the 21st century world.

Our Rotary Speakers will cover many of Rotary’s milestones. PDG Linda Coble, a Honolulu Television Personality and one of the first woman members in Rotary will celebrate the twentieth anniversary of “Women in Rotary”. PRIVP William Sergeant, with bring us up to date with the latest information on polio. His speech is titled, “The International War on Polio-in the Red Zone. Dr Robert Demuth, a Portland facial surgeon and Mr. Ken Austin, the CEO of A-DEC, will educate us on the efforts to improve lives in the developing world with the Rotodent and Rotoplast programs. PDG Al Ficker will represent RIP Bill Boyd and will present Rotary’s outlook for the 21st century.

Finally, we will be greeted by the Honorable Janet Taylor, the mayor of Salem and a member of Salem Rotary. Entertainment will be provided by various musical groups from Western Oregon University and the local Salem-Keizer Schools plus the very talented Youth Exchange scholars. We will meet and greet both the inbound GSE team from Australia and our 5100 team just back from District 9790 in Australia. 

Tom Jenkins
District Governor 06-07

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