Festival of Learning Registration
Welcome to the Festival of Learning Registration Page!  
 
The Festival of Learning (FoL) is a training program during the month of April on all things Rotary.  The FoL takes the place of the normally in person "District Leadership Assembly" but honestly, this could be a much more effective platform.  We've got some great sessions lined up with some of the best presenters in our district.   There are 29 sessions to attend throughout the month and you can chose which ones you'd like to attend right from the comfort of your own home!  Come in your pajamas if you'd like.  smiley
 
Below you'll find our schedule of presentations.  Registering for each session is a easy as clicking on the class "bubble" you'd like to attend, scrolling the list below the schedule or going to the version attached to your email sent 3/22/21.  The link will send you to a Zoom registration page for that session.  You may register and attend as many sessions as you'd like.  Click away!
 
To see details about each session, please scroll down below this schedule. 
 
Presentation Descriptions and Links
Below you'll find presentation descriptions for all classes as well as registration links to help you get signed up.  If you have any issues, please reach out to Rob Saxe @ rotaryrob.17.18@gmail.com.  Thanks!
 

Opening Session

Tuesday, April 6th

5:30 to 6:15 pm

DGE Desiree Wilson

PP Rob Saxe, AG 2021-2022

Keynote Speaker - Vicki Puliz, RI Director 2021-2023
 
 
 

Does Your Club Have a Plan?

Strategic Planning for Clubs

Tuesday, April 6th

7:00 to 7:45 pm

PDG Glenn Fong,  Rotary Zone 26/27 Institute Chair 2020

Long term planning is important but very specific to your club.  Not every Strategic Plan is for every club.  Come learn how to create a long range, strategic plan for YOUR club’s future.

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Help Your Club Thrive!

Clubrunner Club Admin

Wednesday, April 7th

5:30 to 6:15 pm

Mary Lyn Kagan, District Secretary, 2021 - 2022, PE Point West Rotary Club

What are the main responsibilities of the club secretary? How do they work with the club president, treasurer, membership committee or membership leads? All club secretaries have similar responsibilities that help keep our clubs operating effectively.

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Show Me The Money!

District and Global Grant Overview

Wednesday, April 7th

7:00 to 7:45 pm

PP Dave Veden, District Foundation Committee - District Grants and Paul Friedrich, District Global Grant Coordinator 

Global Grants are an avenue for supporting large international activities that make sustainable impacts on needy communities.  They can total as little as 30K or up to 250K and include Humanitarian projects, vocational training teams and post-graduate scholarships.  They are an effective vehicle for working at the club, district, sector and international level to bring lasting friendships and global partnerships.

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RI Foundation 101

Thursday, April 8th

5:30 to 6:15 pm

Joe Scheimer, District Foundation Chair, 2021-2022

The importance of contributing to The Rotary Foundation; Endowments & Major Gifts; District Grants; Annual Fund giving; PolioPlus; & Global Grants.

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Rotary and Toastmasters

Rotary’s Newest Partnership

Thursday, April 8th

7:00 to 7:45 pm

PDG Jack Arney and Pres. Ray Riehle, Rotary Club of Citrus Heights

Providing members with more opportunities for personal and professional growth is at the core of the newly formed Rotary/Toastmasters strategic alliance. Get the inside scoop from former District Governor Jack Arney and longtime Toastmaster and Rotary Club President Ray Riehle on how to develop your speaking and leadership skills with the time-tested techniques of Toastmasters.

 
 

Spread the Rotary Love!

New Club Development

Saturday, April 10th

9:30 to 10:15 am

Bill Tobin, District Membership Chair, 2021 -2022 

New Club Development: New club styles make Rotary more accessible than ever. We will cover two areas of future development: 1. Rotary clubs can now form based on one single focus or cause which can provide other club's in a district with valuable resources. 2. Why you should consider starting a new club in your community.

 
 

Plan Your Year/Work Your Plan!

Setting Goals For Your Club in Rotary Club Central

Tuesday, April 13

5:30-6:15 pm

DGN Karen Cendro 

Are you ready for your term? How to organize your year.

 
 

How The World Sees Rotary!

Public Image

Tuesday, April 13

7:00 to 7:45 pm

PP Marsha Vacca, District Public Image Chair

Who cares about public image??  We do!  And, why do we care??  Because we have the best story to tell to our communities!  Join me as we discuss how to increase our public image and brand in NorCal....and complete the new RI branding by 2022.

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Serving Others Serves You!

Service Projects

Wednesday, April 14

5:30 to 6:15 pm

PP Angela Spease, RYLA Chair/Registar 2021-2022 

How to get Rotarians and community leaders engaged and effectively delegate tasks for projects.

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Sharing Rotary With the World!

International Service

Wednesday, April 14

7:00 to 7:45 pm

Christina Dyer, District International Service Chair 2021-2022

Change Lives and Make Friends Worldwide with International Service Projects!

 
 

Dollars and Sense!

Being a Club Treasurer

Thursday, April 15

5:30 to 6:15 pm

PDG Bob Deering

Are you ready to be a club treasurer? Being treasurer of a club is a lot more than just keeping books and adhering to a budget. 

 
 

Super Heroes Wanted!

Path to District Leadership

Thursday, April 15

7:00 to 7:45 pm

DGE Desiree Wilson & DGN Karen Cendro 

We need your leadership skills!  If you are interested in being a part of the District Leadership Team or being the District Governor, join us to learn more about the path to leadership in District 5180.

 

What's My Line?

Vocational Service

Saturday, April 17

9:30 to 10:15 am

Rita Gordon Anderson, Pres. Amanda Jansen 

Rotarians regularly do business with their fellow Rotarians. Learn why serving in Rotary and doing business with members are not mutually exclusive! How to embrace this mindset, and help your time-crunched members understand their commitment to Rotary is also good for their career. 

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Make Membership Memorable!

Membership

Tuesday, April 20

5:30 to 6:15 pm

Charlie Harrison

Membership is the cornerstone of Rotary.  Without our members, our organization wouldn’t exist.  Make membership memorable!

 

Looking Beyond Our Past

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Tuesday, April 20

5:30 to 6:15 pm

Lynette Andersen, District Peace Chair

Discover the value of increasing diversity in your club. Learn practical strategies that really work to improve recruitment and retention, build empathy and create an inclusive club culture. 

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Let's Be Social!

Best Social Media

Practices for Clubs

Tuesday, April 20

7 to 7:45 pm

PP Marsha Vacca, District Public Image Chair

So, you didn't grow up with a Smartphone attached to your ear and tracking every move your friends made on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat,Tik Tok....whew!   Don't know what any of these are...really??  Well, this session is for you!  The added bonus....I will show you how to use these to get your Club's story out to the community.

 
 

Dialing for $$$!

Find OPM (Other Peoples Money!) to Fund Your Club!

Wednesday, April 21

5:30 to 6:15 pm

PP Angela Spease, RYLA Chair/Registrar

How to find and pleasantly harass people. Come ready to collaborate and share. This will be interactive. Best to have google sheets or excel sheets active on your computer. Be ready to get  $$$$ lined up!

 
 

Discover Rotary Online!

Rotary Tech Resources

Wednesday, April 21

5:30 to 6:15 pm

PP Rob Saxe, AG 2021-2022

Have questions about all things Rotary?  The answers are out there!  Resources for any position on your board.

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Avoid the Boogeyman!

Keeping Your Club

Out of Trouble

Wednesday, April 21

7 to 7:45 pm

PDG Bob Deering, PDG Steve Lemmon

This session is designed to create awareness and provide resources for Club Leaders, covers Fiduciary Responsibility, Incorporating a Club, Club Foundations, Financial

Responsibility (tax and other reporting requirements) and the insurance coverage provided through Rotary International.

 
 

Keeping the Peace in Your Club

Conflict Management

Thursday, April 22

5:30 to 6:15 pm

PDG Sandi Sava

This session is for al Rotarians, especially incoming Presidents, and will focus on three key aspects of effective conflict resolution:  (1) prevention, (2) recognition, and (3) management.

 
 

Your Rotary World!

Welcome to the Club!

New Members

Thursday, April 22

7 to 7:45 p m

PDG Jack Arney

The Rotary world can be really confusing at first but once you get to know it, you'll never want to be without it in your life.  Welcome to the club!

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Kids and Rotary!

Overview of RYLA,

RYE, Interact

Tuesday, April 27

5:30 to 6:15 pm

PP Angela Spease, RYLA Chair/Registrar, Joann Hilton, District Youth Services Chair

Mary Lyn Kagan, District RYE Chair, 2018-2021, Don Rodes

Our youth are the future!!  All phases of our youth programs are moving into the 21st century...want to know how?  D5180 is one of the first Rotary Districts to get creative...we are ready!!

 
 

Find Your Zen!

International Peacebuilding with Rotary

Tuesday, April 27

7 to 7:45 pm

Lynette Andersen, District Peace Chair

How can your club better promote peace and understanding? A step-by-step guide to becoming a Peacebuilder Club. 

 
 

Find Rotary Friends!

Fellowships and Action Groups

Wednesday, April 28

5:30 to 6:15 pm

PDG Brian Moore, PP Lewie Donhost, Lynette Andersen, District Peace Chair, PDG Bob Deering

Rotary Action Groups and Fellowships are areas where you not only can find friends in the Rotary World who have a common interest, but are a source of developing projects and partners to man those projects. Learn what Rotary International has to offer in these various groups.

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Rotary Gets Younger!

Young Professionals

Wednesday, April 28th

7 to 7:45 pm

Samantha Hoshida

Are you a YP in our District? Come talk about what you want to see, what you want access to, meet other YP's and so much more! We want to be collaborative and remain visible in the District while supporting each other and the clubs we are in.

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Human Trafficking Update

Thursday, April 29th

5:30 to 6:15 pm

PP Dr. Brian Gladden & PDG Bob Deering

District 5180 has been a leader in the Rotary World in combating Human Trafficking at

home and abroad. Learn what that this form of human slavery is in our own backyard, where we are with our “Largest in the United States” Global Grant, and what you can do as a Rotary club going forward.

 
 

Find Your Sweet Spot! 

Fundraising Roundtable 

Thursday, April 29 

7:00 to 7:45 pm 

Amanda Jansen, Roseville Club President 2020 - 2021

Has your club gotten creative when it comes to fundraising?  Come share with us!! If you need creativity, this is the place!!

 
 

Rotary Responds

Covid-19 /Polio Update

Saturday, May 1st

9:30 to 10:15 am

Tom Cicchini, District Polio Plus Chair, 2021 - 2022 & Carol Pandak

Please join us to learn what you and your club can do to help finish the job that began in 1985.