The 2014 District 5400 Conference was held May 16-17 at the Sun Valley Resort in Ketchum, Idaho. Some 230 Rotarians from the District's 43 clubs enjoyed two days of great presentations, great food and fabulous fellowship. Friday afternoon's Rotary Cafe sessions on an number of topics were well attended. The Friday evening banquet featured the winner of the Paul Harris Look-alike contest (Gene Day) and an inspirational talk by award winning Journalist Penny LeGate. The Paul Harris contest raised $5500 for PolioPlus! Saturday featured the annual presentation of about 30 of our inbound, outbound and rebound exchange students, as well as presentations by RYLA and Interact youth. Our future ius on good hands!  Saturday's luncheon speaker was Gary Hollick, a Canadian newspaper publisher who told of his rise from teenage trouble-maker to Rotary District Governor. The Saturday evening banquet of prime rib featured club awards and raffle ticket and silent auction winners. Outgoing District Governor Marianne Barker gave her "farewell address" as she passed the gavel to incoming DG Rick Phillips, who presented his "inaugural address".  It was a great weekend! Many thanks to the Sun Valley Resort staff who treated us royally.
Raffle Ticket Winners:
Greg Bloomfield (Hailey Rotary Club) - cruise - sold himself the winning ticket
Joyce Hanney - TV - seller is Mary Reiman from Boise Metro
Jackie Fields - IPad Air - seller is Melinda Anderson from Twin Falls Rotary Club
Chet Kasper - Ipad Mini - seller is Chet Kasper from Idaho Falls Rotary club
Megan Williams - Kindle Fire HDX - seller is Brian Williams from Jerome Rotary Club
Brenda Stegelmeier - Ipod Classic - seller is Cliff Parker from St. Anthony (her dad) Rotary Club
Cody Stegelmeier - Ipod Nano - seller is Cliff Parker from St. Anthony Rotary Club