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Program For the two Days  May 4th and 5th,  starting at 7pm each night

Virtual District Conference, May 4 – 5 2021

Tuesday, May 4

7:00pm             Welcome from Conference Chair

7:05pm             Welcome from DG Noel and Debbie

7:10pm            Gimma Stacey Laforme Keynote

7:25pm            Welcome from RIPR Haresh Ramchandani

7:30pm             HERO Club Project Segment

7:45pm             DGND Russ Jones Election

7:50pm            Canada/US multi-club Earth Day Watershed

7:55pm            Rotaract and Interact

8:00pm            COG Awards and introduce Robbie and Grace     DG Noel

8:05pm               Grace Agawa (Robbie Dhono) Gift of Life Keynote

8:30pm               Thanks to Grace; wrap up and announcements

Wednesday, May 5

7:00pm            Welcome to the 2nd night of our Virtual District Conference

7:05pm            DG Noel reviews year

7:10pm            100 Anniversary Adrian

7:15pm            Alyce Henson Keynote

7:30pm            Foundation Update from PDG Rick Caron (Major Donor Recognitions)

7:35pm            Recap of International projects

7:45pm             RIPN Jennifer Jones Keynote

8:00pm             DGE Aruna remarks, looking forward to 2022-23

8:10pm            Passport Awards with Noel

DGN Traci presents District awards with Noel

DG Noel – Rotary International Awards (SAS and Citation for Meritorious Svc)

DGE Aruna Major awards (Archer & Hedke)

8:25pm            Closing Remarks   Rose Angela and Noel                         Hero song

Speaker info:

 

Our Presidents Representative this year is:

Haresh L. Ramchandani, PDG
Rotary District 7020

 

 

 

 

 

Alyce Henson, a visual storyteller for more than 20 years, served as the first staff photographer for Rotary International from 2004 to 2019. 

 

 

 

Grace Agwaru

By the time Grace Agwaru was four years old, the doctors had already informed her parents that she would not live to more than 16 years of age. She needed corrective open heart surgery, and her condition continued to worsen daily. With no facilities in Uganda to perform the surgery she needed, it appeared as though she would die.   Through contacts made by doctors and the Rotary Club of Kampala, Grace and her family were soon told there was hope. The Rotary Club of Manhasset and St. Francis Hospital, both on Long Island, New York, had offered to help Grace.  Grace and her father traveled to the United States for the operation nearly 35 years ago. (To this day, Mr. Agwaru is still amazed the hospitality he received from everyone he met as he traveled to the United States.) Finally, on the 15th of November, 1975, Grace received her “Gift of Life,” at the age of 5.

Grace believes her second chance at life motivates her in important making life choices. Currently, she is completing her master’s degree in agricultural extension and management. Through her career with the Pearl of Africa Foundation, she has worked with disadvantaged communities both at her work place and in her home village, encouraging them to appreciate themselves as well as being self-sufficient.

This year, she and her father formed a Rotary Club in her hometown of Soroti. Working with the Gift of Life, she is hoping to help children with heart defects get the same second chance at life that she received.  Grace notes, “I will forever be thankful to Rotary, my family, and the entire Gift of Life family.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]