All Clubs Conference

2018 All Clubs Conference

April 27-29, 2018

New Bern Convention Center

203 S Front St., New Bern, NC 28560

General Info

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Governor's Invitation

My Rotary friends, as I mentioned during my visit to your club, I invite you to come to your All Clubs Conference, because this is your conference!

We all work hard at Making a Difference through Rotary. Let us get together in New Bern and look at what we have done to make this world more wonderful while celebrating our conference theme of “What a Wonderful World”.

We will celebrate our EGAD (Ethnic, Gender, and Age Diversity) and recognize clubs as well as individuals for their service’.

So please register and come join my All Clubs Conference team and I, along with a lineup of great speakers and fellow Rotarians as we celebrate our successes, recharge and rededicate ourselves to finish out our year with a bang.

Shafi Parekh
District Governor 2017-18,
RI District 7710


We will have updates from those who have been directly affected by what you have done in Rotary:

  • Friday Welcome Reception
    • Live music performed by the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band
  • Youth Exchange  Panel
    • Incoming and outgoing students
  • VTT or Vocational Training Team
    • Update from Brazil team
  • Peace Fellows
  • Dolly Parton Imagination Library
    • A Rotary International Service Partner
  • Past District Governor Aziz Memon discuses Polio Eradication efforts in Pakistan, the last frontier in our fight to eradicate Polio,  in the face of the Taliban threat
  • District Grants
  • International Partners, Global Grants.
  • Club & Project Awards

Click HERE to see the current version of the agenda. (Please note, speakers and times may change.)


PDG Aziz Memon - Pakistan - Polio Eradication


Aziz Memon's dedication to serving humanity and improving the global community is exemplary.


From his first job teaching senior citizens at the age of thirteen, Memon has risen to become the Chairman of the Kings Group, a conglomerate of six companies in industries ranging from textiles to property development.


In the face of threats from the Taliban, which has banned polio vaccination and murdered those who have dared to defy them, Aziz has courageously continued his work to improve the lives of those less fortunate.


“Aziz is the consummate Rotarian. He has had the ability to build a business, the charm to cultivate an impressive list of contacts and the guts to lead Rotary into areas that only the brave can tread. He is our most valuable resource in Pakistan.”

 – K.R. “Ravi” Ravindran, President of Rotary International from Sri Lanka

PDG Doug Vincent - Canada - Power of One

Doug is a Charter Member and Past President of the Woodstock-Oxford Rotary Club (Canada), with 31 years perfect attendance.  As a third generation graduate of his family's successful farm equipment business, he is now an international advisor to family business corporations, with a focus on harmony and communications in the family business.

He serves as a Federal RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) Advisor, is on the Ontario Police Review Committee (OIPRD), is past Vice-Chair of the Ontario Police Services Board, Zone 4 and is a member of the United Way allocations committee.  Doug is an honorary "Colonel" in the Philippine National Police, recognizing his role promoting global understanding, brotherhood & world peace.

His introduction to Rotary came as a G.S.E. team member to Australia in 1977 and in 1995 he was a Team Leader to the Philippines.  Since then he has travelled the world on Rotary humanitarian aid activities.  He is currently District COL (Council on Legislation) and Zone 24 United Nations Representative.

Doug has been very involved in Rotary Foundation programs at all levels.  He is a Benefactor, Major Donor, multiple Paul Harris Fellow and has received several Leadership and Appreciation Awards for his work, including an R.I. President's Citation, District and Zone Service Awards, Four Avenues of Service Citation and RI's prestigious Service Above Self award.  Most recently he was recognized as a distinguished Canadian with a special Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal.   

Through his global activities and International assignments, Doug's contribution is well known and he is often called Rotary's "Roving Ambassador."  He is a Past Governor, founding Co-Chair of the global Rotary Peace Community program, founding RLI District Chair and a Rotary Foundation Cadre Adviser.

In the words of Past RI President Frank Devlyn, "Doug Vincent is a soft spoken Canadian, who can see the things that need to be done.  Then he has the ability to create awareness and take the necessary action.  He is an excellent example for us all to follow."

Rotarian Mark Balla - Australia - We Can't Wait

Mark Balla is a founding director of We Can’t Wait - a not for profit that works towards it's mission of providing clean, safe and sustainable sanitation solutions for schools and surrounding communities in the developing world.

Mark is a Rotarian and project director of Operation Toilets at the Rotary Club of Box Hill Central. He is a Board Member of the Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group - the peak global influencing body within the Rotary International focus area on Water and Sanitation.

An accomplished public speaker on humanitarian issues both in Australia and internationally, Mark has spoken at Rotary District Conferences in India and Australia and was a Speaker at TEDx Queenstown in 2015.

Mark has a background in publishing, a deep passion for Corporate Social Responsibility and is often described as a serial entrepreneur. He is an associate of the Institute for Independent Business and has a particular interest in cross cultural business engagement. Mark is the CEO of Inspire9 which aims to empower individuals and small teams to achieve big things by generating connections between members of the entrepreneurial and creative community.

Bill O'Donnell - NC - Dolly Parton Imagination Library

Bill O’Donnell serves as Early Literacy Coordinator for the North Carolina Partnership for Children. He coordinates the statewide implementation of the Reach Out and Read and Dolly Parton Imagination Library initiatives. Bill recently moved back to Raleigh from Tennessee, where he worked as Coordinator of Instructional Advocacy with the Tennessee Education Association. Prior to working for TEA, he served as Government Relations Specialist for the North Carolina School Boards Association and also taught English as a Second Language and Language Arts at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Bill holds a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development from Vanderbilt University, a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Juris Doctor from Louisiana State University.

Explore New Bern

There's lots to do in New Bern!  Learn more


When you register for the conference these restaurants are available for Dine Around Town, limited seating available.



Hotel rooms starting at $129.00 per night!!


We're grateful to the sponsors who are making this event possible! Please contact us if you or your company would like to sponsor this year's conference.

Corporate Sponsorship  Opportunities

House of Friendship Booths Available!

Bronze Sponsors

Abbotswood at Stonehenge

Rotary Club of Roxboro

Rotary Club of Lillington

Richard D. Adelman, M.D.

Greg Brissette, CRPC

Frankel Staffing Partners

John Hiester Chevrolet

Dr. Donathan G. Hudgins

Six Forks Station Exxon

Smith & Smith, CPA, P.C.

TCP Leasing

Perry & Davis, DDS

Ready to Register?

November 1, 2017 Through December 1, 2017

  • $125 --- Early Bird Registration Fee 

December 2, 2017 Through March 14, 2018

  • $150 --- Registration Fee

March 15, 2018 Through April 15, 2018

  • $175 --- Late Registration Fee

Guest Option

  • $50 --- Saturday Dinner & Reception Only

See You In New Bern!

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