District Assembly

District Assembly is a key step in preparing for the coming Rotary year, 2019-2020.  Club Presidents-elect are encouraged to bring all their clubs’ team leaders/chairs, new members and other interested Rotarians.  The morning will include presentations and discussion groups covering all aspects of Rotary Service.  Clubs will leave well prepared for developing robust plans for their programmes for 2019-2020.

This year’s District Assembly is on 18th May 2019, at Loughborough University.  Doors open at 08:30 for a 09:15 start.


The registration form can be found at this link (or copy and paste the following into your browser search bar: https://form.jotformeu.com/RotaryDistrict1070/district-assembly-2019).  This is to be completed by all Club Secretaries, who are requested to complete one form for all club members and make one payment to the district treasurer.  Rotarians and guests attending other than as a club representative are invited to complete an individual registration and to pay the treasurer independently.

For all registrations received and paid for by 23rd April, the cost will be £19 including coffee and biscuits on arrival and mid-morning, and a 2-course waitress served lunch in the Cayley and Rutherford restaurants which will include a glass of wine or a soft drink.  For those not able to stay for lunch a fee of £6.50 is payable to include coffee and biscuits.  After 23rd April registration is £21/£8.50.  The cost to members relates to the costs incurred by the District for lunch and coffee and refreshments and does not include any charges for the running of the event, which are covered within the District budget through capitation.

Bacon rolls will be on sale in the James France hall on arrival.

All registrations are to be made on line, by Tuesday 23rd April 2019.  Please note the surcharge of  £2 per delegate which will be levied after this date.

On the day, badges are to be collected at the registration desks, situated in the foyer area of the Stuart Mason Building of the University.  Badges are to be worn at all times and returned using the boxes provided on departure.

Badges will be colour coded:

  • Yellow for those taking lunch
  • White for those not taking lunch

Plenary sessions will take place in the James France Building where the club distribution baskets and the Rotary Retail shop will also be located. All breakout sessions will be in either in the James France Building or the adjoining Stuart Mason building

Details of the group meeting rooms will be shown on this page of the website once details are confirmed.  Allocation might change according to the number attending each session.  Directions to the rooms will be given on the day.

Directions to Loughborough University

The University is situated on the western side of the town of Loughborough and there are 2  entrances: Epinal Way (East Entrance) and Ashby Road (West Entrance).  The gate does not open until 7am.  There is a security system in operation.  When entering the campus drive into the lane marked “VISITOR”,  and either display a copy of a pass forwarded to you electronically or stop at the gate advising “ROTARY” to security.


There is ample parking close to the Edward Herbert Building in Car Park 5 and to the side and rear.  Stewards will be in place to direct delegates to the entrance for registration.

There will be allocated parking for disabled persons where details have been advised (access will be to the rear of the James France Building and by permit only)


Smoking is NOT allowed in any of the University Buildings

PROGRAMME (subject to change)

8.30 a.m.      Arrival in the Foyer Stuart Mason Building, pick up your delegates badge from the registration desks.

8.30 a.m.      Tea/Coffee and biscuits served from a number of points in the assembly area.   Bacon rolls on sale.

9.15 a.m.      Assemble in the Exhibition area of the James France Building.

                     Call to Order                                         Sergeant at Arms: Rtn Bill Hill

9.25 a.m.      Plenary Session

                     General Welcome

                     Act of Remembrance and meditation

                     Introduction of District Governor 2019/20 Rodney Spokes

                                                                                     District Governor 2018/19 Rtn Tim Tucker

                    A preliminary address            District Governor 2019/20  Rtn Rodney Spokes

                    Announcements                                      Sergeant at Arms: Rtn Bill Hill

9.50 a.m.      Dispersal to Group Rooms     (Room allocations are shown below)

1.00 p.m.     All reassemble for the Final Plenary Session in the Exhibition area of the James France Building

                     Address by                                              District Governor 2019/20  Rtn Rodney Spokes

                    Closing remarks by                                  District Governor 2019/20  Rtn Tim Tucker

1.30 p.m.     Fellowship

Bar facilities with wine stations will be available in the Cayley & Rutherford restaurants.  Stewards to direct delegates.

2.00 p.m.     Lunch in the Cayley & Rutherford Restaurants

Dispersal – Home

ROOM ALLOCATION – to be added – watch this space

Group Leader(s) Building Room
Assistant Governors      
Area 1 Colin Scott James France D.  2.02
Area 2 James Wood Stuart Mason SMB 1.05
Area 3 Mike Warrington Stuart Mason SMB 1.04
Area 4 Gloria Heywood Stuart Mason SMB 0.08
Area 5 David Kendrick James France CC 01.09
Area 6 Steve Howe James France CC 01.10
Area 7 Nigel Aaron Stuart Mason SMB 0.10
Area 8 David Morris Stuart Mason SMB 1.02
Area 9 Les Aldrich Stuart Mason SMB 0.02
Community  Bill Watson James France D. 002
Membership (Attract and Engage) Graham Martin

Dick Parsley

James France CC 0.11

Inc Compliance

Roger McDermott

Louise Willis

James France CC 0.12
International  Joel Weaver James France CC 0.13
Foundation Hugh Holden Stuart Mason SMB 0.14

SMB 1.03 

New Members  Jim Davies James France D. 2.01
Public Image & Communications Eddie Pearson James France D. 1.09
Treasurers Steve Chambers  James France D. 1.02
Youth Service (incl. Interact & YE)  Alan Jukes Stuart Mason SMB 0.17


District Council Meetings 2019/20

Day Date
Thursday 18th July 2019
Wednesday 27th November 2019
Tuesday 17th March 2020

Venue: Greetham Valley Golf Course, Greetham, Oakham, LE15 7SN

All Commencing at 7.30 p.m.   

District Conference

20th– 22nd September 2019 – Southport