2017 District Conference

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2017 District Conference

April 7-8, 2017


Learn why you should join us in Raleigh

Governor's Invitation

District Governor Rusine Mitchell Sinclair and her husband Dick invite you to join them for the 2017 District Conference in Raleigh, NC April 7-8, 2016. The District Conference will be held at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel. Should you choose to spend the night, we have reserved a small block of rooms. Experience the opportunity to attend a District Conference that is close to home, convenient and affordable.


The Conference Committee led by Co-Chairs Lynne Carpenter and Rick Carnagua are planning a spectacular weekend of fellowship and fun in celebration of The Rotary Foundation’s 100th Anniversary and the 30th Anniversary of Women in Rotary. Take the opportunity to explore our state capitol that offers historic sights, free museums, beautiful parks, outstanding restaurants, and exciting nightlife. Raleigh has so much to offer the entire family.


Join us for inspiring speakers, engaging activities, delicious cuisine, exciting entertainment, and heartwarming fellowship with Rotarians from our district. It’s an opportunity to reconnect with Rotarian friends or meet new ones and share ideas for service or club projects that benefit others. What an extraordinary opportunity to salute our Rotary clubs for their service to their communities and around the world while celebrating as Rotarians Serving Humanity.





Please register using the registration link below through DacDB.  If you're coming from out of town or want to stay conveniently downtown, don't forget to book your hotel room at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel.


  • Friday, April 7

    Registration for this year’s conference will open at 11:00 am and the program will begin at noon with lunch and a keynote speaker. The afternoon program will end by 4:30 and will be followed by a reception and the governor’s banquet. The highlight of the evening program will be a celebration of 30 years of women in Rotary and the recognition of the women of District 7710.

  • Saturday, April 8

    The registration desk will open at 8:00 am followed by breakfast at 8:30 am. The conference program will begin at 9:00 and will run until 2:00 pm. Tory and Terence Holt from the Holt Brothers Foundation will be our Saturday lunch speakers.  Following the conference program, we will gather for an hour for the Happy Feet for Kids service project, packing shoes to be delivered to needy children in our district.




Sheraton Raleigh Hotel

421 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

(919) 834-9900



We're hosting this year's District Conference at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel, just steps from the attractions of Downtown Raleigh.  Stay at the Sheraton to experience the best the Conference has to offer, and the ultimate in convenience.  We've reserved a small block of rooms for those choosing to stay at the Sheraton.

Or call the Sheraton at (919) 834-9900


Explore Raleigh

Get to know Raleigh's options for activities and nightlife.  Whether you're a longtime resident or visitor, there's plenty to see and do in Raleigh!

What is there to do in Raleigh?

Visit the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences or the Museum of Art, take a walk past the State Capitol, take the kids to the well-regarded Marbles Kids Museum, catch a play at the Raleigh Little Theatre, take a tour of breweries downtown, sample Raleigh's finest restaurants, and more!

What are some Family Friendly Activities?

Marbles Kids Museum: Delivering purposeful play in a big way, Marbles allows children to imagine, discover and learn in dozens of interactive exhibits, daily educational programs, field trips, birthday parties, special events and giant-screen IMAX films. For children ages one to 11, and adults. $5 admission, children under one and members play free. 


IMAX Theatre: Also located at Marbles.  Specifically designed to deliver the world's most immersive movie experience, the IMAX Theatre at Marbles boasts N.C.’s only 3D-capable giant screen.

What Museums are Nearby?

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences: The Southeast's largest natural history museum includes the rare Acrocanthosaurus dinosaur – aka "Terror of the South" – and the Nature Research Center, where visitors perform experiments, interact with scientists and enjoy the three-story Daily Planet theater. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., noon-5pm. Free general admission.


North Carolina Museum of History: Explore more than 14,000 years of N.C. history, from the state’s earliest inhabitants through the 20th century. The award-winning exhibition The Story of North Carolina features fascinating artifacts, multimedia presentations and an interactive format for all ages. Other exhibits highlight the state’s military history, sports heroes, decorative arts and more. Programs include family events, music performances and craft demonstrations. The Museum Shop and the restaurant, Pharaoh's at the Museum, are open daily.


North Carolina Museum of Art: One of the premier visual arts museums in the South, featuring a dramatic gallery building, home to a world-class collection including more than 30 Rodin sculptures and a center for special exhibitions, plus a 164-acre Museum Park. Free admission (fee for some exhibitions and programs).


CAM Raleigh: CAM Raleigh sparks new thinking by creating ever-changing experiences that explore what’s now and nearing in art and design. Enjoy weekly guided tours every Sun. at 2pm. Release your imagination at the Creation Station. Bring friends every First Friday for food trucks, student docents and entertainment! Call or visit website for information about exhibitions, programs and special events. General admission: $5.

What Can I do Outside?

JC Raulston Arboretum: The JC Raulston Arboretum is a 10-acre arboretum and botanical garden administered by North Carolina State University, and located at 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina. It is open daily to the public without charge.


Pullen Park: Pullen Park is a 66.33 acres public park in Raleigh, North Carolina west of downtown, adjacent to the campus of North Carolina State University, between Western Boulevard and Hillsborough Street.


Umstead Park: William B. Umstead State Park is a North Carolina state park in Wake County, North Carolina in the United States. It covers 5,599 acres nestled between the expanding cities of Raleigh, Cary, and Durham, North Carolina.


Events: Weekend of April 7-8, 2017


See you in Raleigh!

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Planning for the 2018 Conference?

The 2018 Conference will held in New Bern, NC.  More details to come!