2019 District Conference

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Miramar Beach, Florida
April 25-28, 2019

Register Get Your Hotel Room

Have Fun and They Will Come!

And this year the fun will be in SanDestin! Join Smokey and the Rotary Bandit for a wild ride and lots of fun!

District Conference registration is now open.

Current prices are good until December 31. They will go up on January 1, so reserve now - and be eligible for Early Bird prize drawings!


Just a taste of what you will experience in 2019:


Learn more about Janine Stange here: http://www.nationalanthemgirl.org/






How about spending Saturday with the USA Advanced Aerobatics team?






You can spend Friday morning competing in the Fishing Rodeo!










And what is this doing here??? (hint: check the Thursday night tab below)


When you register for the conference, you will be entered in the early bird drawings! The drawings will be held on December 1, January 15 and March 1. Register early for the best chance to win!!

The three raffle winners will get to choose from:

  • two free nights in a two-bedroom suite
  • free tickets to the Thursday night festival and $200 cash, or
  • just plain old $400 cash.

Results will be posted on this page




Thursday, April 25, 2019

2:00pm-5:00pm Registration open, Magnolia Foyer

2:00pm-6:00pm House of Friendship, open for set-up, Azalea Ballroom

6:00pm-9:00pm A Race to the Finish Dinner and Big Wheels Racing (ticketed event) Grand Lawn


Friday, April 26, 2019

7:00am-2:00pm Fishing Tournament

8:00am-3:00pm House of Friendship, open for set-up, Azalea Ballroom

8:00am-4:30pm Registration open, Magnolia Foyer

1:00pm-2:30pm Luncheon in honor of 2018-19 Presidents, AGs, and Directors - Bayview Room, Bayside Inn

2:00pm-3:00pm GRSP Rehearsal, Magnolia Ballroom

3:00 pm House of Friendship open, Azalea Ballroom

4:30pm-5:45pm Dinner and Reception in honor of all Rotary Clubs in D6900,

hosted by Gov. Court and Annette Dowis, Grand Lawn

6:00pm-8:00pm First General session, Magnolia Ballroom

8:00pm-10:30pm Hospitality Suites Open


Saturday, April 27, 2019

8:00am-8:45am Continental Breakfast for all attendees, Azalea Foyer

8:00 am House of Friendship open, Azalea Ballroom

8:00am-11:00am Registration open, Magnolia Foyer

9:00am-11:00 am Second General session, Magnolia Ballroom

12:00n-2:00pm Beach Party Luncheon, Finz Pool Deck, Finz Restaurant

12:30pm US Aerobatic Team – Flying Aerobatics on the beach

4:30pm-5:15pm Reception for DGE Jim and Donna Squire, Grand Lawn

5:15pm-7:15 pm Third General session, Magnolia Ballroom

7:15 pm-10:30pm Hospitality Suites Open

7:20pm Clubs on their own for dinner and village fun


Sunday, April 28, 2019

7:30am-8:00am Non-denominational Faith Service, Jasmine Room

8:00am-9:00am Buffet Brunch, Magnolia Foyer

8:30am-10:30am Fourth General session, Magnolia Ballroom

Remember these?


One of the most awesome toys ever, but....


Why should kids have all the fun?!

Sign up to race Big Wheels on the Grand Lawn Thursday night! 6-9 pm

Only $100 per team (racing only)
Four Adults on each team
You must be 18 or over to race
You must be 5’ – 6’9” tall, maximum of 300 lbs
Price includes Helmets and Adult size Big Wheel
Safety lesson provided (mandatory)
Each driver will be required to sign a liability waiver

Dinner $65 per person (no racing required)
Adult beverages available
Features food from the Smokey and the Bandit Trail – flavors from Texarkana to Atlanta




The Fishing Rodeo will be held Friday morning

Price is $225.00 per person with 6 people per boat. This includes food, water, soft drinks, all fishing equipment, and fishing license. The fishing rodeo will leave from the Grand SanDestin lobby on Friday, April 25th at a time to be determined. This is a six hour trip.

Club KZ Children's Program - Where Sandestin and Kids Connect

Club KZ at Sandestin Florida Family Resort offers children an exciting setting to explore the world around them and let their dreams run wild as they discover the inexhaustible beauty of our natural surroundings. Club KZ provides a unique opportunity for children to learn valuable skills and make new friends through programs that are entertaining, educational and just plain FUN!

Quality staff is responsible for a safe and secure environment that allows children to focus on a fun-filled experience while nurturing the values of trust, respect, honesty and friendship.

Join our exciting and friendly Club KZ staff for fun and interactive games and activities that explore the culture and wildlife of our great Emerald Coast destination.

ClubKZ Day Programs

For kids ages 4-12
9 am - 2 pm, call for availability
$55/resort guest rate or $65/non-resort guest, per child, includes lunch

Children's Evening Out

Kids enjoy a night full of games, sports, arts & crafts, star gazing, night walks, pizza dinner movie.

For kids ages 4-12
6 - 10pm, call for availability
$50 per child, includes dinner


In order to make this conference financially stable, we need your help. There has been a trend to book rooms outside the Rotary room block reserved through the hotel. While you may save a few dollars, it adds up to serious dollars to the district that must be made up out of the district budget. You can guess who pays the district budget: it is the Rotarians of District 6900. When you use an outside booking agency, you are seriously impacting the budgeting process that takes place to enable us to have great conferences. If this continues, the only choice we have is to lower the standards of what we have today, and to raise registration fees by significant amounts. We have set up this site so that when you register, you can link directly to SanDestin to reserve your rooms. Please use this and do not try to save a few dollars at the expense of other Rotarians.

This is the link to our block:


http://www.Sandestin.com/23S4E4.aspx Our Group Code is: 23S4E4


This is included in your reservation through our link:

·TWO (2) COMPLIMENTARY 4-HOUR BICYCLE RENTALS EACH DAY OF YOUR STAY.

·ONE HOUR FREE KAYAK RENTALS AND ONE HOUR OF BOOGIE BOARDS, WEATHER PERMITTING.

·AN HOUR OF FREE SANDESTIN TENNIS COURT TIME PER UNIT.

·FREE ACCESS TO THE SANDESTIN FITNESS CENTER

·FREE RESORT TRAM SERVICE

·PREFERRED BEACH PARKING

TO ENJOY THESE EXCLUSIVE PRIVILEGES, JUST PRESENT YOUR RESORT CARD

If you book the Grand Complex you will be placed in one of four hotels in the Grand area based upon availability. These include the Grand, LaSata, Bahia, and Elation. We can NOT guarantee you will be in the Grand hotel.


Tab Resources:

This year's conference will feature some amazing speakers. You won't want to miss any of them!

Doug Greenlaw - Friday evening

Vietnam Veteran, US Army

National Commander, National Order of the Purple Heart

2 Purple Hearts

Silver Star

2 Bronze Stars with Valor device

former CEO and Director of Switchboard Inc

former CEO and President of Princeton Video Image

Hi Altitude Mountain Climber

Film buff





US Attorney, Byung "Bjay" Pak - Saturday morning

US Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia

Former US Attorney Criminal Division

Former Partner at Chalmers, Pak, Burch and Adams LLC

Georgia State Representative 2011-2017

Multiple awards recognizing legal service

JD from University of Illinois, earned "Distinguished Alumni Award"

Registered CPA in Illinois

Abraham Lincoln buff



Janine Stange - Friday opening

National Anthem Girl

Sang the National Anthem in all 50 states in 2 years

Sang the National Anthem every hour for 24 hours

Motivational Speaker

Singer with 2 albums

Started My American Promise challenge



Saturday Night Speaker - To Be Announced January 1

We are awaiting the contract on a very special speaker for Saturday night. The announcement will be made about January 1 - watch this space for information!!


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