District News and Updates


7545 District Conference Canaan Valley Resort May 6-8, 2022

Get ready for the perfect Rotary weekend.

The annual District Conference
is scheduled for May 6-8, 2022
at Canaan Valley Resort in
Davis, WV.







by Friday, April 29, 2022  

The conference officially begins on Friday (5/6/22) with registration from 2 pm – 4 pm.  The first session
will start on Saturday, May 7 at 10 a.m.
The dinners on both Friday and Saturday will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Cash Bar will be open from 5:30 – 6:30 pm on both days.

Registration is $75 per attendee for both days, and the fee includes breakfast on Saturday and Sunday
and dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings.

For those Rotarians and guests who can attend only one day of the conference, the cost is $40 per person
for the day and will include a breakfast and dinner. Friday dinner offers a food choice option;
Saturday dinner is a buffet.

To Register for the Conference

Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, May 7

A 2-Man shotgun start Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, May 7,
with golf registration beginning at 9 a.m. and golf starting at 10 a.m.
You can register on DACDB Conference registration for this event.
For more information, contact:  Keith Bishop at 304 704-9606.

Conference Payment Options
Credit Card:
You may register and pay online for this even
with a credit card. Just a note of caution–the mailing address
on the credit card you register with must be the same as your
primary mailing address in DACDB!
Otherwise, you may get a “reject” note on your credit card.

No credit card payments can be taken at the conference.

Payment at the Conference

By Check:  You may pay with a check by 1)  Paying the day you register at Conference; or
2) by Mailing your check to our District Treasurer:  Dennis Shreve, 117 Vermont Street, Clarksburg, WV 26301.

All room reservations must be made by calling Canaan Valley Resort at (304) 866-4121 or you may register online.
Be sure to mention you are attending the Rotary 7545 District Conference to receive the special conference rate of $99.
Make your reservations by Tuesday, April 19, as a block of rooms has been reserved
until this date. After that date, the room rate will change to the Resort’s normal operating rates as listed on their website.

District Business Meeting

As part of the District Conference, the annual District business meeting of Club Presidents will be held during
our upcoming District Conference at 4:30 p.m. on May 7, 2022.

As part of that meeting two issues will be discussed:


2022 PETS Re-Scheduled for April 2, 2022

The 2022 PETS (President-elect Training Seminar) will be an in-person one-day event to be held at Days Inn & Suites in Flatwoods, Saturday, April 2, 2022.

If you are an incoming president or will be holding another club title, PETS is a fabulous introduction to the basics of Rotary club leadership.

Registration/Fellowship:  8:30 am – 9 am
Classes:  9 am – 4:30 pm
Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Sutton Flatwoods – Conference Center
 350 Days Drive, Sutton, WV  26601 • 304-765-5055
We have reserved a small block of rooms for anyone who would like to come down on Friday, April 1 for the evening–or stay overnight on Sat, April 2.  Please call the Days Inn to reserve your room. The cost is $91/night.

Others who SHOULD attend: 
Presidents-Nominee and anyone interested in developing stronger club leadership. The cost will be $25 which includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day.
Should you have any questions, please contact Dan McCarthy, DGE, at his contact info below.  If you need help registering for PETS, please contact District 7545 Communications Officer Deb Halsey-Hunter at [email protected] or 304 920-2131. To make registration easier, here is a direct link that should take you to the DACDB Calendar registration.  Don’t forget to scroll down to the bottom of the screen to see the registration tabs.https://dacdb.com/index.cfm?EventID=77530440

A section of PETS will be dedicated to introducing the District Leadership Team, especially your Assistant Governors, your conduit to District information. PETS will give you the opportunity to meet your regional Assistant Governor, giving you the opportunity to meet and build relationships with your AG within your region. Incoming Presidents-elect will be seated with their respective AGs, as has been done at other PETS sessions.
I hope to see all 54 Presidents-Elect and many other Club & District leaders at PETS !!
J. Dan McCarthy
Rotary International District 7545 Governor-elect
Fayetteville, WV 25840
(304) 719-5206



Rotary International has extended a special rate for the Houston Convention through the end of February.  If you haven’t registered yet, here’s your chance to register for $495 before the price increases to $575 in March.  There are currently 18 District 7545 Rotarians registered to attend and if you have never been to an International Convention, this is as close as it will get to our state for quite a few years.  It’s a fantastic way to connect with Rotarians around the world and truly see the impact we have around the globe.
Click the link to register now!!

Hope to see you in Houston.  YeeHaw!!

Jordan Feathers, DGN
District 7545 Convention Promotion Chair





Round 2 of 2021-2022 District Grants Announced

District Grants Chair, Cynthia Kolsun, has recently announced that the deadline for Round 2 of District 7545 grants is February 1, 2022.

Clubs may request up to $1,000 for any project that falls within the Rotary International guidelines of the Seven Areas of Focus. The program is 50% reimbursable. For example, a $2,000 approved project will be reimbursed at 50% or $1,000. All funds must be spent prior to reimbursement request, deadline May 31, 2022.

If your club participated in Round I of the District Grant Program and had sent in the MOU (Memorandum of Understanding), your club is NOT required to submit a second MOU.

The grant application can be found at:

District 7545 Grant Application 2021-2022

If your club did not participate in Round 1, an MOU must be submitted. An application can be found here:

Memorandum of Understanding 2021-2022