The Gathering Wants You!


District Conference 2023 is less than six weeks away April 28-30th at Harrah's Lake Tahoe! 

Registration is now OPEN for The Gathering of the year! Click HERE for information and to register.

This fun weekend event, celebrating YOU and all YOU DO for your communities and for Rotary, will be held at Harrah's Lake Tahoe.

The deadline to obtain our fantastic room rates is April 4th - that's just TWO WEEKS away, so snag your spot and your hotel reservation today! Click HERE to make those reservations. Once there, be sure to click edit to ensure the correct dates for your stay. 

DG Jeff's theme is about how together we achieve good things AND it's also about seeing how all our world is connected: humans, trees, animals, the environment, everything
When we collaborate and honor each other's strengths and differences, we all benefit.
All the keynote speakers' messages will reflect this theme in their own unique way.
Click the images below to see a preview from two of our keynote speakers.
Dr. John Francis, PhD. - Planetwalker
Jake Willers - National Geographic Videographer
Come get some serious inspiration from all of our amazing speakers!
Here are some highlights:

Do you love whisky or beer? Enjoy whisky from 6 Scottish regions or a brew created especially for the conference. It will be historic! The tastings, led by our knowledgeable Rotarians, Carl and Tom, will be fun and educational, AND you’ll go home with commemorative glasses.   
Are you competitive and love sports? Go head-to-head with your fellow Rotarians in the world's most creative (and silly) Highland Games ever. Maybe YOU will be your clan’s representative in the finals. Fun for all! Find out who will take home the bragging rights.
Do you want to enjoy the opportunity to sit and relax with coffee and old friends or new? It IS called The Gathering for a reason. Check out the Gathering Room and the House of Friendship.

Play golf? Sign up for a 4 person scramble with lunch included at Genoa Lakes. It will be a morning of fun and fellowship! (Golf was invented in Scotland, you know)
Love the outdoors? The perfect solution is to join in our interpretive walk/tree planting at Van Sickle State Park. You'll receive a T-Shirt and wrist band with proceeds going to the Sugar Pine Foundation and PolioPlus.
There is WAY more – something for everyone!
Keep reading . . .
What would District Conference
be without
Be sure to catch these sessions on Saturday after breakfast:
  • Open discussion with Joey and Luna Vaesen - Rotaractors and Rotarians- about how to involve and engage younger professionals. 
  • Carol Scofield - facilitator extraordinaire - about how collaborating together and supporting each other produces better results, in Rotary and in LIFE.
  • Speech Contest - The contest features 9-12th grade students who won their local area contest. The winner will share his/her winning speech at lunch on Saturday.
  • Music Contest - Another annual favorite where students who won their local area contest with an individual musical instrument compete. The winner will play at dinner on Saturday night.


This rocking chair, handcrafted one-at-a-time by Rocking Chair Master Jim Annis, is the most comfortable wooden chair you will ever sit in. This custom-made heirloom rocking chair will be enjoyed by generations to come... rocking babies to sleep, relaxing the tensions of being a teenager or enjoying a lemonade as a senior citizen . . . because you took the time to "leave a meaningful legacy that ROCKS!"

Raffle proceeds go to support Conference activities. Full details on entering the raffle can be found below by clicking on the conference registration link.

To learn more about the master craftsman and his beautiful chairs, please visit:

Only 130 tickets will be sold!
Initially, online purchases will be limited to 65 to allow time for receiving checks by mail. 

Nevada residents may purchase raffle tickets online when you register for the conference.
Note to our beloved California residents: in accordance with state law, we will have raffle tickets available for purchase at the conference.
Kilts will be provided for the Highland Games.
Show up in your best Rotary clan-wear for dinner!
Not sure what to wear to the conference in general? Kilts and Tartans are officially approved for all conference activities!
Rotary business casual is perfect for all daytime activities; however, any Scottish-themed attire is welcome! You may even want to be bold and dress in Renaissance attire for those Indoor Highland Games.
Friday evening is business casual or Scottish-themed casual!
On Saturday evening, business or evening-wear is suggested, with kilts and tartans highly encouraged. No need to worry about matching your tartan to any specific Clan. All Clans are welcome. Together, We Are One!
Have fun and be comfortable.

Got Questions? Contact Conference Chair Roberta Pickett @ (916) 765-8071
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