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A “DON’T MISS” District Conference

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Re/Connect 2025

Our Rotary Family Reunion


May 2-4, 2025

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It’s time for a big, spectacular, awe-inspiring FAMILY REUNION with your District 5160 Rotary family!

A time to re/connect, forge bonds, and welcome new members into the fold, while enriching your Rotary journey through exceptional speakers, dynamic break-out sessions and a whole lot of pure fun.


As DG Dan shares, “May the force of Rotary be with you!”


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  • Date: May 2nd - 4th, 2025
  • Venue: The beautiful, San Ramon Marriott
  • Costs:
    • Conference:
      • Super Early Bird rate (until 9/1)
        • $325 for those not staying at the hotel
        • $300 if staying at the hotel (parking included in the price)
          • Registration includes, Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner, Sunday breakfast, access to all general and breakout sessions, and House of Friendship
          • Friday Night Social cost is TBD
    • Hotel: $159/night (not including tax and other required fees) Click HERE to book your rooms (*please note you will not be able to select queen or king beds, it will be what the hotel has available)
    • Parking at the hotel is $25/day. Free for hotel guests!
  • Register on DACdb
  • Cancellation:
    • Conference registration cancellations will be accepted with a full-refund through April 2, 2025. Hotel reservations must be made and/or canceled through the hotel, and are subject to hotel policies.




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Agenda

  • Friday, May 2nd
    • Check-in/Registration
    • Evening social where you can Re/Connect, Dance, Visit, Play Games (cost TBD)
  • Saturday, May 3rd
    • Brilliant speakers will start the day during full buffet breakfast.
    • Following are break-out sessions for more learning and connecting with other Rotarians.
    • Lunch that will fill your stomachs with delight and an awesome speaker to keep our minds engaged and thoughtful about the future.
    • Break-out sessions continue in the afternoon and free time.
    • World Café
    • Community Service
    • Reception around 6 pm
    • Dinner with our keynote speaker.
  • Sunday, May 4th
    • Full buffet breakfast with our final exceptional speakers and recognitions.
    • Hug/fist bump/exchange contact information with your Rotary family

members and venture out to do more amazing Rotary good in our world.

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Speakers

The Conference Committee is feverishly working to secure speakers that will engage you, move you, and motivate you to continue your Rotary forces in the world.


Following is just a sample of our confirmed speakers, whether it is a break-out session or other is to be determined. Check back as more speakers will be added once confirmed.

  • Bob Brewer
  • Brian Rusch
  • Sylvia Whitlock

Speaker Bios

Bob Brewer - Legacy of Veterans

Bob Brewer, served as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California from 2018 until February 2021, and is presently Of Counsel for Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek, focusing on complex litigation. With a Juris Doctor degree from USD, Brewer's background includes military service in Vietnam, where he earned commendations including the Silver Star and two Bronze Stars.


Following his military service, Brewer became a respected prosecutor in Los Angeles before entering private law practice in San Diego. He has been recognized for his legal achievements and community involvement, receiving awards such as the Daniel T. Broderick Award for Civility and Ethics. Active in various organizations, Brewer currently resides in San Diego with his wife, Honorable Irma Gonzalez (Ret.), and is involved in volunteer work with organizations like the Red Cross and the San Diego Humane Society.


Brian Rusch got his start in Rotary as a Rotary Youth Exchange student to Brazil and in his 20s joined the Rotary Club of Hollywood, California USA. He helped charter San Francisco Castro Rotary, Rotary’s first LGBTQ+ cultured club. In 2020, Brian chartered the Rotary Club for Global Action - a unique club focused on international service, made up of members from more than 29 countries around the world. Brian is a founding member of Rotary International’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force which was created to put together a plan to assess the state of DEI in Rotary and amongst its 1.4 million members. He currently serves as vice-chair of Rotary International’s Joint Advisory Council on DEI, responsible for advising the Trustees and Board on the implementation of a diversity, equity, and inclusion action plan.


Professionally, Brian strategizes with nonprofits, governments, corporations, and celebrities to help optimize their platforms to be change makers for good. He has run organizations for both Archbishop Desmond Tutu and His Holiness the Dalai Lama – taking the knowledge they have imparted on him to create programs for youth to inspire their own explorations of ethics, and to reshape conversations on peace, equality and forgiveness. Currently, Brian is the CEO of Out For Equality, a US-based nonprofit that provides strategy and resources to grassroots LGBTQ+ organizations fighting for human rights around the world.



Speaker Bios Continued

Sylva Whitlock

Coming soon

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A “DON’T MISS” District Conference

Re/Connect 2025

Our Rotary Family Reunion


Force Multipliers for Good

May 2-4, 2025