Get ready to set sail for a springtime adventure of service, connection and Chesapeake charm at the District’s Conference! Join us at the stunning Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort, where the sun-kissed waters meet endless possibilities for learning, fellowship, and action. 

  • Engaging keynotes from inspiring leaders who will ignite your passion for Rotary’s mission
  • Dynamic breakout sessions covering a diverse range of topics
  • Unforgettable networking opportunities to connect with fellow Rotarians from across the district and forge powerful collaborations.
  • And of course, the change to explore the breathtaking beauty of the Chesapeake Bay! Kayak through pristine coves, take a stroll, or simply unwind and soak up the sunshineon the resort’s private beach. 

District Conference 2024

Friday, April 19 – Sunday, April 21, 2024
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort

House of Friendship

Show off your products, projects, or passion at a table in the House of Friendship! You’ll receive a high visibility location, a table, a table skirt and 2 chairs. Set up beginning at 12PM on Fri, Apr 19th. Clubs, Community Organizations, and Nonprofit Rate: $40; For-profit business Rate: $100. 

Rotary Round of Golf

Enjoy some Rotary 7620 fellowship on the greens at the River Marsh Golf Club onsite at the Hyatt on Friday, April 19th. Get your foursome together now for $92/golfer! Rotarians, spouses/partners, and friends of Rotary are invited! Cash bar will also be available.

Family Service Project

Spend your Sunday morning together to serve those in need in our communities. Our service project time will include three service options and will be fun for all ages. So plan to stay with us through Sunday morning to join in on this activity. 

Leadership Institute

Complete Rotary Leadership Institute during your District Conference experience. Learn more about leadership, team building, planning, marketing, communication and organization through a Rotary lens. Register through Mid Atlantic RLI. As of 4/14/24, ONLY PART II IS BEING OFFERED.

Peace Concert

Celebrate peace and community at the Rotary 7620 Peace Concert on Saturday night! Enjoy a night of music featuring talented Rotarians alongside the renowned UMBC Jubilee Choir, all in support of Rotary’s mission of building a more peaceful world.

The Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort is the perfect setting to recharge your spirit, reconnect with your Rotary family, and discover new ways to make a difference in the world. With its spacious conference facilities, world-class spa, and endless recreational activities, the resort offers the ideal blend of productivity and relaxation.

 Conference Room Rate: $159/night
(includes discounted resort fee! Available through 4/1/24)


Overview of Conference Schedule

View a copy of the printed program

Friday, April 19

  • 9AM-3PM: Rotary Leadership Institute
  • 1PM: Rotary Round of Golf
  • 2PM: Check In Opens
  • 3PM: House of Friendship Opens
  • 6PM: Welcoming Reception
  • 7PM: General Session 1 with Aubrey Edwards-Luce | Opening Dinner
  • 8:30PM: Casual Fellowship Time

Saturday, April 20

  • 7AM: Mindful Morning Activities (Optional)
  • 8AM: House of Friendship Opens
  • 9AM: General Session 2 with RI Rep Chris Jones | Breakfast
  • 10:45AM: Breakout Series 1
    • Breakout A: Living in a Watershed
    • Breakout B: Definition of Peace
    • Breakout C: Great Clubs Don’t Happen by Accident Panel
    • Special Break Out: Council of Governors Annual Conference Meeting
  • 11:45AM: General Session 3 with District Awards and the Four Way Test Speech Contest | Lunch
  • 1:30PM: Breakout Series 2
    • Breakout D: The Rising Bay
    • Breakout E: Clubs Promote Peace
    • Breakout F: Boost Club PI with AI
    • Special Break Out: So You Want to Be a District Governor?
  • 2:30PM: Breakout Series 3
    • Breakout G: Empowering Everyday Actions
    • Breakout H: Rotary Peace Fellowships
    • Breakout I: TBA
    • Special Break Out: 2024-2025 Committee Chairs
  • 3:15PM: Time to Enjoy the Venue
  • 5:30PM: Reception
  • 6:30PM: General Session 4 with the 7620 Peace Concert | Dinner
  • 8:15PM: Fireside Hospitality Night Event

Sunday, April 21

  • 7AM: Mindful Morning Activities (Optional)
  • 8:30AM: Memorial Service
  • 9:15AM: Plenary Business Meeting | Breakfast
  • 10:15AM: Family Service Project
  • 11AM: General Session 5 with DG Delores
  • 12PM: Conference Ends

Meet Our Keynote Speakers

Chris Jones, PDG & Rotary International Representative

Chris Jones has an extensive business background, having served numerous companies in executive
capacities including CEO, COO, and EVP. The majority of his background is in sales and marketing aligned
with a concentration in operations, at both for-profit and non-profit organizations. Chris joined DACdb, LLC as its Vice President of Business Development in September 2020 focused on increasing revenues and profits for DACdb and its sister organization, iMembersDB. In May 2021, Chris was promoted to Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of both companies. Then in August 2022, he and two other Rotarians purchased DACdb and he now leads the
company as its President & CEO under the new company banner of Member Minder Pro. Chris has served in many capacities within Rotary International, including his present role as the Vice-Chair of the Membership Action Plan (MAP) Team.

Chris and his family live in Concord, NC. He is married to Colleen, a corporate attorney. They have 2
adult sons, Riggs and Tyler, who also live in Charlotte. The family enjoys spoiling their grandchildren,
boating, motorcycling, travel, photography, electronics, cooking, and gadgets.

Aubrey Edwards-Luce, Executive Director of the Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families, Children and Courts

Aubrey Edwards-Luce is the Executive Director of the Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families, Children and Courts (CFCC). She is a passionate advocate for children, youth, and families, dedicated to co-creating liberating solutions with those most affected by social and legal systems. Aubrey is a social worker turned lawyer who has over 15 years of experience working with children and families who had actually or nearly in court systems. She has worked in an informal juvenile court supervision program, a restorative justice-based youth neighborhood accountability program, a victim’s services office, and as a guardian ad litem attorney for children in abuse and neglect cases. Before joining CFCC, she was the Vice President of Child Welfare and Youth Justice at First Focus on Children. Throughout her career, Aubrey has observed the profound impact family courts have the lives of children, motivating her to ensure that families have the resources necessary to avoid unnecessary court involvement. Aubrey founded the Child Welfare and Race Equity (CWARE) Collaborative in 2020. This coalition gathers advocates with federal policy expertise and those with lived expertise to radically transform the child welfare system and create anti-racist policies and systems that support children and families to thrive in their homes and communities.

Delores Edwards Harding, District Governor

Delores, current District Governor for Rotary 7620, is a Rotarian with a strong commitment to service and leadership. Since 2006, she has held numerous leadership positions within her Rotary club, including Club President and Area Governor. Her dedication extends to various committees, focusing on youth service, international initiatives, and community development. Delores exemplifies Rotary’s motto of “Service Above Self” through her extensive volunteer work. Prior to her extensive Rotary involvement, Delores had a successful career as a lawyer and entrepreneur. She served as the Executive Director of the Maryland Legal Services Program and has experience leading organizational retreats. Delores was married to James in September 2019 in Howard County, Maryland, where they currently reside. In her free time, Delores enjoys animals and long walks in natural surroundings. She also enjoys listening to motivational and spiritual messages, and reading books on leadership and entrepreneurship.


Gold Sponsor
The Rotary Club of Baltimore

Silver Sponsors

Ray Strieb, PDG
Rotary Club of Washington DC
Dave and Sandy Vogel

Bronze Sponsors
Marilyn Nevy Cruz & David Caballero
Rotary Club of Carroll Creek
Rotary Club of Frederick
Metro Bethesda Rotary Club
Rotary Club of Charles County (La Plata)
Lake Shore- Severna Park Rotary Club
Rotary Club of Southern Frederick
Amir Kahn
NuClear Smiles – Dr. Jon Moles
Shore United Bank

Friend Sponsors

Rotary Club of Capitol Hill, Joe Richardson, Rotary Club of Parole, Hande Apaydin, Billy Louis, Bob Parkinson, James Dorsey, Rotary Club of Dupont Circle, Pam Kreis, Linda Lymas, Alicia Hannon 

A Special Thanks to our 2024 Planning Committee

Ashley Waters, Chair
Temrah Okonski, Co-Chair & Programs
Marci Glavin, Logistics
Marilyn Nevy Cruz, Guest Experience
Dave Vogel, House of Friendship & Service Project
Elizabeth Milby, Registration
Deborah Burgess, District Secretary
Delores Edwards Harding, District Governor