Breakout sessions will be available in both the morning and afternoon; please indicate your top two interests at registration so organizers can estimate room needs. 
 
Anna Harrison: "Public Image"
Connect with other Rotarians to share ideas and success stories on how we can increase Rotary's public image in our communities.
 
Jim Adamson: "Membership"
This will be an interactive discussion of best practices to engage new and veteran members, what tools clubs can use to increase retention, and exploring the best ideas for trying the new club flexibility options. 
 
Carol Eamer: "International Projects"
We will discuss how to identify, prepare, fund and carry out effective projects at the international level, including needs assessments, funding challenges, partnering with overseas clubs and how to navigate the Global and District Grants process. (Please note this is not a Grants Training session and it would be useful for you to take the online Grants training session located on the District 5060 website.) Even if you have never participated in international service, you will benefit from the experiences others bring to the table and will develop ideas you can take back to your club. Come ready to get involved and we promise you will leave revitalized and ready to help a needy community!
 
Pete Erickson: "Foundation 101"
An explanation of the basics of foundation funding, how the share system can provide funds back to the clubs through grants, and how foundation projects promoted throughout the community can increase membership.
 
Robert Stewart: "Peace"
Canadian Rotarian Robert Stewart’s passion for peace was ignited 22 years ago by speakers on Rotary’s Mission to help advance peace and world understanding at the 1995 RI Convention in Calgary.  Like many of us in the wake of recent tragedies, a senior Rotarian asked, “How can we start a conversation to end the killing of innocent women, men and children, who are just trying to go about their daily lives?  My heart breaks over this senselessness.”  Robert encourages every Rotary Club to learn about a community-wide Culture of Peace Program… then work with others to achieve it. Robert’s breakout session will give you great insights on Rotary’s Peace Area of Focus, and how Rotarians can help our communities be self-aware and conscious of opportunities, to make it a saner and more socially intelligent place to live for all of us.