Posted by Len Gieseler
The District training assembly was held on April 9th at DeSales University with 66 Rotarians in attendance.  It was certainly a great experience to get back together in person after two long years. 
Our keynote speaker Past Rotary International Director Jeffry Cadorette opened the assembly with his inspiring words and enthusiasm. He spoke on a range of topics with the underlying theme that engagement in our club, district, and community is the key to growing and sustaining Rotary. 
The day was filled with breakout sessions on Membership, Public Image, Strategic and Succession Planning, and Club Secretary and Treasurer training.  
District Governor-Elect Len Gieseler held the last President-Elect training session where he laid out his action plan and goals for the upcoming Rotary year. The 2022-2023 budget was also approved at this meeting. Len also had a session with all Assistant Governors and committee chairs.
The assembly was capped off with the finals of the 4-Way Speech Contest. There were five finalists from around the district. For the full recap on the contest, please read the 4-way test speech article by Al Engle.
In the DKT business meeting we approved the prospective budget AND the 6-30-21 year-end financials for the District and District 7430 Foundation.
At the end of the day, it was great to see everyone from around the district, catching up and enjoying true Rotary Fellowship. Thank you to our breakout facilitators, committee chairs who spoke and everyone who attended. A special thank you to our district trainer, Cindy Hornaman, for helping Len Gieseler to prepare and facilitate the assembly. Just IMAGINE the great things our district will accomplish next year. 
Len Gieseler, District Governor Elect. 2022-2023