2019 Rotary Institute in Gdańsk

"Believe in the power of Rotary"


Friday, 27 September

08:00 - 14:00    Registration
12:30 – 13:30    Lunch – buffet at the Radisson & Suites hotel restaurant
13:30 – 14:00    Moving to the European Solidarity Centre (ECS)
14:00 – 14:30    Coffe break, ECS presentation (video)


                            Call to order, opening remarks                                
                            Presider IPDG Łukasz Grochowski

                            Flag ceremony, anthems: Polish and Rotary
                            Welcome to the Institute and presentation of the guests  
                            Rotary International Director Piotr Wygnanczuk                       
                            Welcome to the City of Freedom                            
                            Lech Wałęsa, Peace Noble Prize Winner 
                            Welcome to Gdańsk                                     
                            Mayor of Gdańsk City  Aleksandra Dulkiewicz
                            Rotary Connects the World                         
                            Rotary International President Mark Malone
15:35 – 16:00    Coffe break
                            Call to order - moderator                              
                             My life with Polio
                            Krzysztof Głombowicz
                              The development of Rotary in Poland
                             DG Małgorzata Wojtas
                             Polish Way to Freedom                                
                               Basil Kerski, ECS Director
                               Visit to the ECS museum

17:00 - 17:10       Technical break 

17:10 – 18:15      Concert of  classical music led by Magdalena Pawlisz                                                                       
18.30 – 21.00     Dinner
21:00                    Transfer to the hotel

Saturday, 28 September
07:30 – 08:30     Early bird meeting – Learn more about Rotary Leadership Institute
                               PDG Rina Sture Kristensen

09:15 – 12:30      Spouse Program

09:00 – 09:15      Entertainment

09:15 – 10:30       THIRD PLENARY SESSION
                                Announcements and call to order – Presider                     
                                Why Rotary Foundation?                                           
                                Gary C.K.Huang Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair                         
                               Looking towards and beyond polio eradication                                         
                                Ebru Ekerman- World Health Organization                 
                                Post-Polio Syndrome: the 2nd epidemic of polio.                                       
                                Prof. Frans Nollet
                               Rotary and ShelterBox: Partnership in Action                                 
                                Alex Youlten , ShelterBox, Great Britain

10:30 – 11:00        Coffee break – Visit to The House of Friendship

11:00 – 12:30        FOURTH PLENARY SESSION

                               Call to order
                               Membership development at Rotary in the 21st century                   
Claudia Hendry, PDG, Switzerland  
                               Rotary to be evolutionary and sometimes revolutionary   
                               Yinka Babalola, Rotary International Vicepresident, Nigeria
                                2019 Council on Legislation Highlight
                               PDG Barbara Pawlisz & PDG Stig Asmussen
                              How can we Bring The World Into Our Bubble?
                              Mingaile Subaciute, ARC Zones 18
                               RYLA as leadership school for young professionals
                              RYLA participants team
12:30 – 13:30      Lunch – preparing for the Rotary parade
13:30 – 14:30      Rotary parade along Dluga street
14:30 – 15:30      FIFTH PLENARY SESSION
                               Call to order                                       
                               Rotary Leadership Institute uniting the Rotary family      
                               PDG Rina Sture Kristensen  
                               Intercountry Committies connect Rotarians with communities                         
                               PDG Andrzej Ludek                                                             
                               Open Forum                                     
                               Rotary International President Mark Maloney
                              Rotary International Vice President Yinka Babalola
                              Rotary International Trustee Chair Gary C.K.Huang
                              Rotary International Director Piotr Wygnanczuk
                              End of the day and introduction to the evening

15:30 – 16:30      Coffee break – to the monuments miniatures (Rotary project)    

18:30 –  23:59     GALA DINNER
                               (Entertainment and dinner/dance music)

Sunday 29 September 

09:00 - 09:15    Morning prelude in the Auditorium

                             Announcements and call to order                           
                             Presider Łukasz Grochowski                
                            Major address from
                            General Secretary John Hewko                       
                             Presentation of the five years forecast (video)                   
                             RI Treasurer David Stoval 
                             Regional Membership Plan Zones 17 and 18                     
                             Erik Stenstrøm, Rotary Zone Coordinator Zone 17  
                            Lena Mjerskaug, Rotary Zone Coordinator Zone 18
                             Last Call to End Polio: what have you done for ity Rotary moment                                      
                             LAnna Tumanova, District Governor D2223, Russian

10:30 – 11:00    Coffee Break  - Visit The House of Friendship

11:00 – 12:00    CLOSING PLENARY SESSION  
                             Call to order
                             Report from the seminars/messages to the board             
                             GETS seminar Suzan Stenberg
                            DGN seminar Lena Mjerskaug
                            Membership RC Erik Stenstrom
                            Rotary Foundation RRFC Bjorn Aas
                            Public Image RPIC Johanna Taikilainen
                             Promotion of 2020 Convention in Honolulu            
                             Mikael Ahlberg Honolulu Convention Promotion Committee Chair
                             Promotion of 2020 Rotary Institute, Oulu, Finland             
                             Rotary Internationl Director elect Virpi Honkala & Institute Chair PDG Leila Risteli 


                            Closing remarks                                           
                             Rotary International President Mark Maloney

                            Farewell and safe travel                                                      
                             Rotary International Director Piotr Wygnanczuk