District Conference

2019 District Conference

May 3-4, 2019

McKimmon Conference and Training Center

NC State University

1101 Gorman Street, Raleigh, NC 27606

This year’s district conference promises to be fun and inspirational! The conference kicks off with lunch followed by our keynote speaker, Tru Pettigrew. Tru will set the stage for an inspiring two days of presentations. You will hear about what Rotary is doing in our local communities and in our world community. We’ll have panel discussions and an opportunity for audience participation.

Instead of a banquet on Friday night, we’ll offer dine-around opportunities for conference attendees and their spouses/partners. Keep an eye out for an email on this. We’re going to launch Sign-up Genius soon for you to sign up for a restaurant in Raleigh, Durham, Cary or Chapel Hill.

And don't forget the service project we'll be completing at the conference on Saturday afternoon right after lunch.  We'll be sorting all of those travel size items you've been collecting all year before we present them to the USO at RDU.  And think about having your children join us to help sort the items.

Conference Agenda

Download a pdf of the entire conference agenda.

Conference Highlights

Tru Pettigrew

Tru is a celebrated author, an engaging speaker, a committed community leader, and an award-winning marketing executive with close to 20 years of experience at the nation’s top advertising & marketing agencies. tru-access.com


Anson Dorrance

Be inspired by a leader in elite athletics and in character development,
Anson Dorrance, head coach of the North Carolina women’s soccer program
since its inception in 1979. He holds Carolina’s all-time record in
ACC Tournament play at 64-5-5; he has led the Tar Heels to win a mind-blowing
22 of the 37 national championships that have been decided in the history of
collegiate women’s soccer. He knows a thing or two about winning.
On Saturday morning, you’ll learn his 12 core values that guide his players
from season to season, practice to practice, minute to minute.

Taylor Huie

"Because my family is so involved in Rotary, I feel like Rotary is part of who I am now...the idea of going off to college and not having Rotary was beyond my comprehension." Taylor started the Duke University Rotaract club.

Sakun Gajurel, Rotary Peace Fellow

She will share her life story and what being a Rotary Peace Fellow means to her.



Hear from graduates from the LAUNCH programs in Wake County who will tell you how this program has helped them and their business.

Kathy Bull, Vice President of Partnerships and Development, USO of NC

How the USO fulfills its mission to keep our service members connected to family, home and country.

District Service Project

We are collecting travel-size toiletries that will be donated to USO of RDU.

For the next several months, save any of the items listed on the downloadable sheet and at the District Conference, we will sort and package these items for delivery to the USO.

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Bring Your Appetite

Following the reception on Friday night, registered attendees have the opportunity to enjoy dining with old friends and new acquaintances at one of the many well known restaurants and bistros in the area. And you can bring one guest who is not a conference attendee. Our region has become a foodie's delight and the choices are many and varied.




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