WATERVILLE — Rotary District 7790 is set to host a three-day district conference from Friday to Sunday, June 21-23, at the Waterville Opera House, 1 Common St., and Waterville Elks Lodge, 76 Industrial St.

The conference is likely to bring many first-time visitors to the city, all to support District Gov. Tina Chapman. Waterville supports two Rotary clubs, the Waterville Sunrise Club and the Waterville Noon Club, which is Chapman’s home club.

The conference will highlight many of the community projects that local Rotary clubs and Rotary International support while highlighting all Waterville and the surrounding area has to offer. The clubs that are a part of District 7790 range from Augusta to Presque Isle, and even reaches up into Quebec.

Highlights of the conference include interactive activities that highlight our local region, tastings of a few favorite restaurants, and speakers on multiple subjects focusing mostly on mental health. Other activities include a Summer Garden party at Colby College, a House of Friendship to meet members of other clubs, and a featured film at the Maine Film Center. This year’s theme is Hope in Action.

The keynote speaker is filmmaker and motivational speaker Kevin Hines, a bestselling author, global public speaker, and award-winning documentary filmmaker. In 2000, Hines attempted to take his life by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. Many factors contributed to his miraculous survival, including a sea lion which kept him afloat until the Coast Guard arrived.

Hines’ documentary, “Suicide: The Ripple Effect” will be shown at the Maine Film Center, 93 Main St. Tickets for the film and keynote presentation are available at portal.clubrunner.ca/50110/clubdirectory.

For more information, visit watervillerotary.com.


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