The District 5670/5690 Conference is only a month away!  It will be held October 19-20 in Russell at the Fossil Creek Inn and Suites.  We’ll begin at 5:00 on Friday evening and wrap up at 8:00 on Saturday night.  Click here for the Schedule of Events and Registration Form.  The Registration Form includes lodging information.  Please forward this out to all of your club members.
This District Conference will be a great way for you to get to know the wonderful Rotarians from District 5690.  I’ve had the pleasure of working very closely with District 5690 leaders for the past year, and I’m excited that we have the opportunity to join forces with them to create our new District 5680 and to do even more good in the world!
Remember that, as part of your district dues, each club is assessed the District Conference registration fee of $100 for each elector.  The number of electors per club is based upon your club’s membership as of July 1.  Your club has one elector for each 25 members or major part thereof; with each club having at least one elector, regardless of the number of members.  Please don’t let this assessment go to waste… please make sure you send the full number of electors allotted to your club.  If you are uncertain how many electors your club has allotted to it, please let me know.
A couple of very important additional points:
District Merger:  On Saturday morning, we will be having a business meeting to review and vote upon several important documents related to our merger with District 5690 into the newly formed District 5680. 
Auction to benefit The Rotary Foundation:  The annual Rotary Foundation auction will be held Friday evening.  Each club is asked to provide an item worth $100 - $150.  Buyers write their checks directly to The Rotary Foundation, so you know exactly where the proceeds are going.  Let’s bring some great stuff to the auction and raise at least $5,000 to benefit The Rotary Foundation!  The club that donates the item that brings the highest bid will receive a special prize, so get creative!
This is the first District Conference of what will become the new District 5680.  Come learn more about Rotary, have fun, and make new Rotary friends!