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Carol Woodward and I had the pleasure to meet with District Governor Diane and her District Conference planner, Pat Resto, at the Town Center Marriott in Newport News where our District Conference will be held.  Our purpose was to check out the AV capabilities, breakout locations and other such bread and butter conference matters.  All looks ship shape and top hat. Plus the hotel  is in an upper scale, small town type shopping center with shops, cafes, a craft brewery, etc. Very walk-able.  Something for everyone.

phf_pinRotarians across the District are getting excited, especially those who cannot find various Rotary Foundation Recognition items such as Paul Harris Fellow Pins and other swag.  We have received many queries on ‘how can I get a replacement for my PHF pin +4 or my Paul Harris Society Pin?’

There is good new and bad news.  The good news is there is an app for that, the bad news is that it is unlikely you can get the replacement item ordered and in your hands prior to District Conference. But who knows you might get lucky.

The replacement process is fairly easy.  Follow the instructions on  this trf_recognition_replacement_form_en, add the check/credit card in the appropriate amount, and mail off to the address on the form.  Some items, especially Major Donor and Bequest Crystals are at market price, so you’ll need to actually call the number on the form to get that information.

Have you thought about borrowing from one of your club members who might not be coming to district conference?  I know … “neither a borrower nor a lender be”, but there are exceptions and priorities.

Good luck … see you at District Conference. — Chuck