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Registration for the 2017 District Conference is Now Open !
The 2017 District Conference Committee has launched the new Conference Website, and is ready to begin welcoming registrations from District and Club Representatives, and from individual Rotarians, Youth and Partners.  Just click HERE to go to the Conference Website page 7820conference.com
This year’s Conference will take place in the Annapolis Valley, at the Old Orchard Inn and Conference Centre in Greenwich.  Activities begin on Thursday, with Training for Club Leaders (watch for additional information and separate registration coming soon).  That evening, Valley Rotarians will organize Home Hosting, a chance for delegates to get to know each other over a good meal in an intimate atmosphere.  The main Conference sessions take place on Friday and Saturday, and wrap up Sunday morning.
We have great keynote and break out speakers coming to the District Conference this year, including:
  • Rose Adams, speaking about personal growth and her concept of “Breathe”
  • Ron Denham, one of the leaders of the Water and Sanitation Action Group, WASRAG
  • Steve Brown, a senior member of the Rotary Foundation and the RI President’s Representative
  • Bryn Styles, a long serving Canadian representative with RI and the Rotary Foundation
  • PEI Green Party Leader and “The Happy Dentist”, Peter Bevan-Baker, MLA
In addition to terrific working sessions on Friday and Saturday, we will have Blues, Brews and Barbeque on Friday evening with The Mark Riley Project Band, and the District Governor’s Dinner on Saturday evening.  The Dinner will feature the award-winning Spinney Brothers Bluegrass Band.  For our Conference “Partners”, we will be arranging for daytime tours of some of the finest wine, dine and scenery spots in the Valley.  One of our Valley communities, Wolfville, has just been chosen by Expedia as one of 17 Canadian Cities to Visit in 2017.
The main Conference venue is the Old Orchard Inn, and they have set aside rooms to welcome as many registrants as possible.  See details on the Conference Website, under accommodations, or phone them at 1 800 561-8090 and mention the Rotary Conference.   Our special conference hotel rates are available by phone only.  We want to add a reminder to bring Silent Auction Items (send info to Frieda Burger), to be used to raise funds during the Conference for District Youth programming.
2017 District Conference Registration through the Conference Website is easy and convenient and we hope you will register as early as possible, to take advantage of the available sessions, accommodations and good Rotary times together.  If you have any questions, please contact Registrar Gord Hankin or Conference Coordinator Holly Thompson: conference.registration@outlook.com
DG Elva Heyge is pleased to announcement of the appointment of Gail Gosse to the role of Assistant Governor for Central Newfoundland  for the 2017-18 Rotary Year.
Gail has a long history in adult education including several years as Dean of the School of Business Studies at the College of the North Atlantic (CNA) Qatar campus, Academic Program Developer at  Memorial University of NL, Campus Director at three CNA Campuses on the Avalon, teacher and supervisor in the Division of Adult Education, of the Department of Education (worked throughout the province). 
She joined Rotary in 1998 and was President in 2007-2008. Gail has been in most every Board position. She  is a three-time PHF recipient who had a special spot for community projects and for membership. She tries to "be there" to mentor other members and other clubs when she can. She enjoys working with other Rotarians to co-present at workshops so we all can grow.
 The deadline for early registration discounts for registration for the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta (June 10-14) are fast approaching.  
Up to DECEMBER 15 (Extended to Dec 18) $340 
After until  MARCH 31   $415
Thirty one (31) Rotarians from District 7820 are currently registered for this historic event.  Here are to reasons YOU might consider going. 
DG Elva Heyge is pleased to announce two new Assistant Governors to take up duties for three year terms.
Jim Gould assume the role of Assistant Governor (AG) for Central & Northern Nova Scotia for a three year term starting July 2017.  He will be shadowing current AG Rob Christie this winter to get familiar with his duties.
A recently retired banker with CIBC, Jim has lived and worked in small communities all over Atlantic Canada.He was President of the Rotary Club of Truro in 2014-15.
Leanne Scoville has agreed to serve as Assistant Governor for Eastern Newfoundland for three years, beginning July 1, 2017. To help prepare for this role, she will begin immediately to job shadow the current AG Carman Carroll.
Leanne was president of the Rotary Club of Avalon Northeast in 2014-15.

District Governor Elva Heyge is pleased to announce Ms. Louisa Horne as District Governor Nominee Designate (DGND) for District 7820.

Louisa is an educator, entrepreneur and business leader. A former geologist and teacher, independent certified management consultant and certified business coach, CEO of national educational companies, Louisa is now Director of the national small business consulting practice for BDC, the Business Development Bank of Canada, where she leads a team of Portfolio Managers.

Rotary Global Grant Scholar (Peace and Conflict) Matt  Hefler has recently updated his blog.  You can subscribe to the blog and get auto updates directly 
In the picture is (l-R) DG Elva Heyge, Matt Hefler, Halifax Harbourside Rotarians Donna Clark, Clarke Paynter and PDG Stella Roy.

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