Show Me Rotary
Celebrating 100 years of the Rotary Foundation
District Conference 2017
Join Rotarians and their families to celebrate Rotary Serving Humanity
PDG Wesley “Wade” Drinkard - (2000-2001) President’s Rep
Wade Drinkard is a native of Linden, Marengo County, Alabama. A recently retired Marengo County District Court Judge Wade joined the Linden Rotary Club (D6880) in 1970 and served as President and secretary of that club on two different occasions. He subsequently became a member of the Demopolis Rotary Club and was selected as Rotarian of the Year 2014-15.
He is a member of the Rotary Foundation Bequest Society and a Foundation Benefactor and received District 6880’s Harry P. Hall Meritorious Achievement Award (Rotarian of the Year) in 2002-03 and 2004-05. He is a recipient of the Rotary Foundation’s Citation for Meritorious Service and the Distinguished Service Award.
|Donna Neff - Brunswick-Trinidad Sister City Assoc
Donna is a part of Brunswick Trinidad Sister City Association. She has been working in Cuba since the 1990s and has traveled there 29 times always working on projects with other like minded people. She has a very rich history. A former teacher. The group focuses on a library project between Brunswick and Trinidad (Cuba).
Chief Robert Mackenzie, Kennebunk Police Dept.
Chief Mackenzie has been a member of the Kennebunk Rotary Club since July of 2009. He will chair a panel discussion on opioid abuse. A timely subject given the devastation opioids have brought to communities across Maine and the entire country.
|Katie Gauthier Donnelly
After receiving a Masters Degree in International Studies from the University of Oregon, Katie was a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar studying human rights in Uganda in 2009 and 2010.
Andrew is the co-founder of and Student Recovery Liaison for the Recovery Oriented Campus Center (ROCC); a nationally certified Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP). Andrew is also founder of YPR-ME (Young People in Recovery).
Juston McKinney - Entertainment
Juston will entertain us after Saturdays dinner. Juston grew up living on the border of New Hampshire and Maine. In 1997 Juston moved to the quiet community of Queens, New York. While living in NYC he worked his way into the weekend line-up at Comic Strip Live, Stand-Up New York, Dangerfield’s, Gotham, Carolines on broadway and the New York Times called him, “Destined for stardom.” Juston would go on to sign sitcom development deals with Warner Brothers, CBS Productions, IFC and Comedy Central. He currently lives in New Hampshire with his wife, kids and dogs. For lots more on Juston, see his bio and info in the menu on the left of this page.
Day 1 Friday
12:30-1:30 Barbecue -Samoset Patio
Opening remarks-PDG Wesley “Wade”
2-5 Service Project with District 7790
5:30-6:15 Major Donor Reception
7:45-8 Celebration of Life
8:15-9 Donna Neff, Brunswick-Trinidad Sister City Assoc
Day 2 Saturday
8:15-8:45 4 Way Test presentations
9-9:30 Vote on presentations
9:30-10-30 Opioid Misuse Panel - Chief Robert Mackenzie chair
11-noon District 7780 Business Meeting
Noon-12:45 Lunch-4 Way Test Winners announced
12:45-1 Celebration of Life
1:15-1:30 2018 District Conference “The Summit”
1:45-2:15 Katie Donnelly-Rotary Ambassador Scholar
2:15-5 Free Time
7-7:30 Andrew Kiezulas
7:45-8:10 RI President Rep PDG Wesley “Wade”
8:30-9:30 Comedian Juston McKinney
Day 3 Sunday
7:30-8:30 Final remarks-PDG Wesley “Wade”
8:30-9:30 Polio Fun Run/Walk or golf on Samoset grounds