Making A Difference... In Our World
Rotary Districts 6820 – 6840 – 6860 – and 6880 Multi-District Conference
Join us at the Beau Rivage Casino and Resort
Beach Blvd, Biloxi, Mississippi
June 7-10, 2018

DG Bill Walker - 6820, DG Kathie Short - 6840,  DG Sue Mitchell - 6860 and DG Bill Trant - 6880 invite all Rotarians and their families to the Beau Rivage for District conference 2018!  This will be an event you will not want to miss! Have FUN, enjoy inspirational speakers and Rotary FELLOWSHIP.  This will be an opportunity to get excited about this Rotary year while meeting new FRIENDS from your district and neighboring districts!  Bring your FAMILY come CELEBRATE with us!


Friday Night Food Fest - 6:00 pm
Point Cadet – 121 Cadet Street, Biloxi, Mississippi
* Casual dress, shorts welcome
* Lots of food booths, drinks
* Individual Rotary Clubs will host/sponsor their favorite food,  beverage or dessert!
LIVE MUSIC - Saturday Night Banquet

Big Bling and The Funk machine

An Atlanta Musical ensemble that performs Swing, R&B, Soul, Funk, Disco, Motown, all types of Rock, and Top 40/pop music.
Fun - Family - Friendship - Fellowship - 2018 Rotary District Conference

Conference Highlights                   

Conference Registration will open at 1:00 - 5:00 pm Thursday June 7, 2018
2nd Floor - Beau Rivage Casino and Resort.  

Registration open at 7:00 am - 4:00 pm Friday June 8, 2018

Registration open at 7:00 am - 4:00 pm Saturday June 9, 2018

Conference LOST & FOUND - Turn into - Check with - Registration Desk

Thursday June 7, 2018 Events:


Golf Tournament

Tee Time 11:30 AM

Registration:  $80

Downolad information:   Documents/en-ca/7e4a8ba1-3ea4-4962-8656-1c34643e46dd/1

        Polio Plus 5k Walk-Run

Join us in “Making a Difference…. in our World” by participating in a Polio Plus 5k Walk-Run across the Biloxi-Ocean Springs Bridge.
This event will be held Friday afternoon at 4:30 right before the wonderful Rotary Food Fest.  Since the Food Fest is located Point Cadet Plaza at the foot of the Biloxi Bridge, just put on your tennis shoes and enjoy a beautiful walk across the picturesque bridge.
Gini Fellows, who just completed the Ironman Challenge in Kona will be kicking off the start of our Fun Walk/Run! See her profile on Facebook.
We will walk across the bridge and back which is roughly 3.1 miles.  Parking is available at the Golden Nugget Casino and there will be a water station on the  Ocean Springs bridge side. Walkers will be back in time to enjoy the food fest which starts at 6:00 p.m.
The cost for the walk/run is $33.00  (original “ask” for Polio) and the proceeds will go to the Polo Plus campaign.
Each walker will receive a   commemorative t-shirt with the conference logo.
Please registration on line on the District 6840 website which has a link to the District Conference. There will be a registration booth at the conference until 2:00 on Friday where you can pick up your t-shirt and late registration at the Golden Nugget parking lot the day of the Fun Run/Walk on Friday from 4:00-4:30.
We encourage you to pre-register in order to receive the correct t-shirt size. Extra may be available but no guarantee!
Profit proceeds will go to Rotary International-Polio Plus and matched by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation $2.00 for every $1.00 contributed.
This event is open to everyone so invite your running /walking friends  (or people who want to support our cause and get a t-shirt!) and let them experience Rotary Fellowship! Potential Rotarians!
Dave Vincent , Chairman                                    Mike Streiff, Chairman
Rotary Club of Gulfport                            Rotary Club of Ocean Springs                    

Thursday Night Welcome Social

Biloxi Little Theatre

6:30 - 8:30 PM

Sit back and enjoy Biloxi’s finest local talent 

Evening of Entertainment and Friendship
Appetizers, Wine/Beer/Soft Drinks
(Songs, Dance, Comedy, Fun)
Purchase early - Limited to 125 Tickets.  
Casual attire.  (No shorts.) 
Kids welcome - may include suggestive language

Registration $40 


Conference / Rooms

Friday June 8, 2018 Schedule
Registration opens at 7:00 am
Breakfast -  Speaker - 7:30 am
District Business Meetings - by District - 8:30 am
House of Friendship Open 8:30 am
Silent Auction Open 8:30 am
Hands on Project 11:00 am 
General Sessions & Breakout Sessions throughout the day!
Friday Night Food Fest  
The World Tour

Free to Rotarians and their families

Friday June 8, 2018
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Point Cadet – 121 Cadet Street, Biloxi, Mississippi
Casual dress, shorts welcomed
Celebrating the Countries of our World
Rotary clubs will Decorate their table to celebrate a country of their choosing.
First, second, and third place trophies 
Extra points if club members are in costume to compliment theme.
* Talent show acts from each district. 
* Browse the silent auction.
Beau Rivage Casino and Resort

 Wed, Thur, Sunday  $149     Friday, Saturday - $199

Phone: 1-888-567-6667   Use booking code:  ROT2018

Registration Link:
District Conference Registration:
July 1 – October 31   $25
November 1 – February 28  $35
March 1 – April 30  $45
After April 30, 2018  $55
Non Rotarian Spouse / Partner Registration  $25  

Conference Meals
Breakfast - $35
Luncheon -$40
Banquet -  $65
Jazz Brunch - $35
Meal Packages – Attend all meal events for a discounted price - $240
      Live Music Friday Night Food Fest
The Pat Murphy Band will be serving up it’s brand of 
‘Sippiana Soul Music
                                 Requested Attire:   Beau Rivage events – Rotary Comfortable / Casual
                                                                           Thursday welcome event – Casual attire – no shorts
                                                                           Food Fest – Casual attire – shorts welcomed
                                                                           Saturday night banquet - business suits / semi-formal / Black Tie Optional
         Rotary:  Making A Difference  Hands On Project Information Coming Soon!  
Saturday June 9, 2018
Conference Registration opens - 7:00 AM
Breakfast - Speaker 7:30 AM
Visit the House of Friendship - 8:00 AM
Browse Silent Auction Items - 8:00 AM
Hands on Project - 10:00 AM
 General Sessions & Breakout sessions throughout the day!
Sunday June 10, 2018
Memorial Service by District - 8:45 AM
Jazz Brunch - 9:30 AM
Governor's Closing Remarks
DG Bill Walker - District 6820
DG Kathie Short - District 6840
DG Sue Mitchell - District 6860
DG Bill Trant - District 6880
Friday Night Food Fest
Celebrating the Countries of our World
Decorate your table to celebrate the country of your choosing.
(Other than the USA, please.)
First, second, and third place trophies 
Extra points if your members are in costume to compliment your theme.
TO HOST A TABLE Contact the Food Fest Chair for your District below.  
You may want to contact local clubs from 6840 to see if you can partner up Contact Karen Livengood from 6840
6820:   Stacy Madison  
6840:  Karen Livengood 
6860: Jake Reed
6880: Eric Lewis
House Of Friendship
Highlight your Club Projects or Event!
House Of Friendship is open to all Clubs - Share your ideas Contact the HOF chair in your District:
District 6820:  Jeffery Chase
District 6840:  Keith Roling
District 6860:  Ed Stone
District 6880:  Howard Eddy
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Bring Your Family! Things to Do
There will be an Information Table For THINGS TO DO WITH FAMILY at the conference!
Start with these Links:
Lynn Meadows Discovery Center    
Altitude Trampoline Park
Mullet Hop Trampoline Park
Gulf Islands Waterpark
Banana’s Miniature Golf &  Arcade
Margaritaville Resort
Scarlett Pearl Miniature Golf  (Lava Links Golf Club)
INFINITY Science Center  (I-10 Exit 2)
Ship Island Excursion
Shuckers Baseball game
Institute for Marine Mammal Studies
Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum
Conference Speakers
Erin Brockovich
22 Years and Still Fighting!  Every day Erin Brockovich is helping people who have suffered because of environmenal contamination, bad medical devices and pharmaceuticals.
Brad Howard, Immediate Past RI Director Zones 25 & 26
Brad Howard is a second generation Rotarian and a charter member of the Rotary Club of Oakland Sunrise. He has served Rotary in many leadership roles including his term as District Governor in the area of California’s Silicon Valley in 2002-2003. In 2011-14 Brad served as the North American Chair of Rotary International’s Membership Development and Retention Committee and the Zone 26 End Polio Now Coordinator.

Greg Yank, Zone 31 Rotary International Director
An active Rotarian since 1978, Yank has been a member in three different Rotary Clubs – Kirkwood, Mo., Muskegon, Mich. and O’Fallon. He earlier served as president of the O’Fallon Rotary club in 1992-93. He also has been Governor of District 6510 twice in 2001-2002 and again in 2010-11. District 6510 is comprised of 48 clubs and 1,600 members in southern Illinois. Yank is currently the Regional Membership Plan Project Plan Lead (Membership Chair) for Zones 30 and 31 and the chair of district 6510’s Club Visioning Initiative. He earlier served as an International Training Leader twice, membership coordinator for Zone 29 and Rotary Institute Chair.
PDG Floyd Lancia, Immediate Past Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator
Floyd is a past District Governor from Fort Wayne, Indiana.   Floyd has served at the Zone level as Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator, Endowment Major Gift Advisor, governor trainer for two institutes and on two institute executive committees.   Floyd and his wife Betty Lou are Arch Klumph and Bequest Society Members.
PDG Mark Maloney
Mark served as Director, Rotary International, 1999-2001, Trustee, The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, 2004-2008, Vice-Chairman, The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, 2006-2007, 2007-2008, Chairman, 105th Rotary International Convention, Sydney, Australia, 2014, Aide to the President of Rotary International, 2003-2004, Governor, Rotary International District 686, 1989-1990

Paul Chappell  Peaceful Revolution

Traveling across the United States and internationally, NAPF Peace Leadership Director Paul K. Chappell lectures on waging peace, ending war, the art of living, what it means to be human.  Paul is a West Point graduate and Iraq War veteran.

PDG Michael Caruso, Rotary District 6380

Michael Angelo Caruso is a “lifetime Rotarian” based in District 6380.  His home club is the Rotary Club of Troy, Michigan.  Mr. Caruso was introduced to Rotary via the old Group Study Exchange (GSE) program, now known as Vocational Training Teams (VTT).  “There was a long preparation period prior to the trip,” says Michael, “And I learned more about Rotary in six months than most Rotarians learn in six years.”  “I was so impressed with this great service organization, that I decided to join as soon as I got back from South Africa.”  Michael has now been a Rotarian for 20 years.  He’s served many positions at the club and District level, specializing in public image and leadership.   Mr. Caruso served as Governor of  Rotary District 6380 in southeast Michigan and western Ontario Canada in 2016-17.  Michael is a professional speaker who teaches presentation skills and he often gives back to Rotary.

Dr. Sylvia Whitlock

First female Rotary Club President Rotary International 1987-88.  Sylvia Whitlock, PhD is a retired educational administrator.  She was an incoming Duarte Rotary president when the United States Supreme Court issued its landmark ruling against the exclusion of women in service clubs.  Sylvia resides in LaVerne, California, where she is an active member of the Rotary Club.