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Here you will find answers to all your burning questions regarding our upcoming event at the Semiahmoo Resort. We understand that planning for an event can be overwhelming, so we have compiled a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions to help make your experience as seamless as possible. We have got you covered, from event details such as schedule and dress code to logistics such as transportation and parking. Plus, we have included information on how to easily arrive at the Semiahmoo Resort from both Vancouver and Seattle. Please sit back, relax, and let us take care of the details while you focus on enjoying the event.
ANSWERS TO SOME OF THE MOST COMMON QUESTIONS
GENERAL EVENT QUESTIONS
When and where will the next Rotary International District 5020 conference be held?
The next Rotary International District 5020 Training and Conference will be held at the Semiahmoo Resort in Blaine, Washington on May 2-4, 2024.
What is a Rotary International District 5020 conference?
A Rotary International District 5020 Training and Conference is an annual gathering of members from various Rotary clubs within the District, where they come together to network, share ideas, and learn about current issues affecting their communities and the world.
Why should I attend the Rotary International District 5020 conference at Semiahmoo Resort?
Attending the Rotary International District 5020 Training and Conference at Semiahmoo Resort provides an opportunity to meet other Rotary members from around the District and beyond, learn about current issues and trends affecting Rotary, and gain valuable insights and inspiration for your own club's projects and activities.
What are some of the benefits of attending the conference?
Attending the Rotary International District 5020 conference at Semiahmoo Resort provides an opportunity to:
- Network with other Rotary members and build new relationships
- Learn about current issues and trends affecting Rotary and your community
- Gain valuable insights and inspiration for your own club's projects and activities
- Participate in workshops, seminars, and other educational sessions led by experts in their fields
- Meet and hear from keynote speakers and other distinguished guests
- Have fun and socialize with fellow Rotarians from around the District
What kind of activities can I expect at the conference?
The conference will feature a variety of activities, including:
- Workshops and seminars on topics such as membership growth, community service, and international projects
- Keynote speakers and other distinguished guests
- Networking opportunities with other Rotary members from around the District and beyond
- Social events and activities, such as a gala dinner, a golf tournament, and Play for Polio!
- Service projects and other opportunities to give back to the community
Can I bring my RV or go camping near the Semiahmoo Resort during the Rotary District Conference?
Absolutely! While Semiahmoo Resort does not have on-site camping or RV facilities, there are two nearby RV parks where you can stay.
The first is the Thousand Trails RV Park located in Blaine, offering a variety of amenities for a comfortable stay.
The second option is The Cedars RV Resort in Ferndale, known for its beautiful setting and excellent facilities.
Both parks provide a great outdoor experience while being conveniently close to the conference venue.
What is the dress code while at the conference?
Dress code while attending the Training and Conference at the Semiahmoo Resort:
- Business causal (unless noted differently on specific invites).
- Saturday Night Gala is a semi-formal event.
Dress code while at the Loomis Trail Golf Club:
- Traditional golf attire is required
- All players must wear shirts with collars
- Men’s shirts must have sleeves
- Shorts must have pockets and zippers and be of moderate length
- Halter tops, tank tops, and denim jeans of any style and color are not allowed
- If shoes have spikes, they must be soft spikes
EVENT REGISTRATION QUESTIONS
How do I register for the conference?
Registration details for the Rotary International District 5020 conference at Semiahmoo Resort will be available closer to the event date.
What is the cost of attending the conference?
The cost of attending the Rotary International District 5020 Training and Conference at Semiahmoo Resort will vary depending on the registration package you select. Registration fees typically cover attendance at all conference events and may include meals, and other amenities.
Is there financial assistance available to attend the conference?
Some Rotary clubs offer financial assistance to members who wish to attend conferences and other Rotary events. Please check with your club's leadership for more information on available financial assistance programs and eligibility requirements.
Can non-Rotarians attend the conference?
The Rotary International District 5020 conference is primarily intended for Rotary members, but non-Rotarians are always welcome to attend.
How can I get involved with Rotary if I am not a member?
If you are not a member of Rotary but are interested in getting involved with the organization, there are several ways to do so. You can attend a local Rotary club meeting as a guest, volunteer with a Rotary service project in your community, or contact your local Rotary club or District to learn more about membership opportunities. There are many ways to get involved with Rotary and positively impact your community and beyond.
What should I bring with me to the conference?
You should bring comfortable clothing and shoes, as well as any personal items you may need during your stay at the resort. The Saturday night gala dinner is formal. Depending on the conference schedule, you may also want to bring a notebook, pen, and/or electronic device to take notes during educational sessions and workshops.
Can I bring my family or guests with me to the conference?
Guests are absolutely welcome at District Conferences, but there may be additional fees or restrictions for non-conference attendees. Please check with the conference organizers for more information on guest policies and fees.
What is the cancellation policy for the conference?
The cancellation policy for the Rotary International District 5020 conference at Semiahmoo Resort will vary depending on the registration package you select.
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How can I stay informed about updates and announcements related to the conference?
You can stay informed about updates and announcements related to the Rotary International District 5020 conference at Semiahmoo Resort by checking the Conference website, following the District's social media accounts, and/or signing up for email updates.
Will there be opportunities to meet with Rotary leaders or attend leadership development sessions during the conference?
Yes, there may be opportunities to meet with Rotary leaders and attend leadership development sessions during the conference.
How can I make the most of my conference experience?
To make the most of your Rotary International District 5020 Training and Conference experience, consider the following:
- Attend as many educational sessions and workshops as possible to learn about current issues and trends affecting Rotary and your community.
- Network with other Rotary members from around the District and beyond to build new relationships and share ideas.
- Participate in service projects or other opportunities to give back to the community.
- Take advantage of social events and activities to have fun and socialize with fellow Rotarians.
- Keep an open mind and be ready to learn, share, and collaborate with others.
What COVID-19 safety measures will be in place at the conference?
The COVID-19 safety measures in place at the Rotary International District 5020 conference at Semiahmoo Resort will depend on the guidelines and recommendations from local health authorities and resort management.
Where is the Semiahmoo Resort located?
The Semiahmoo Resort is located: 9565 Semiahmoo Parkway, Blaine, Washington, which is about 20 miles northwest of Bellingham and approximately 110 miles north of Seattle.
Is there parking available at the Semiahmoo Resort?
Yes, there is ample parking available at the resort.
VISITING FROM THE NORTH
What is the best way to get to the Semiahmoo Resort from Vancouver Island?
The best way to get to the Semiahmoo Resort from Vancouver Island is by taking a ferry from Victoria or Nanaimo to the mainland, and then driving to the resort. The closest border crossing is the Peace Arch border crossing, which is about a 10-minute drive from the resort.
How do I get to the ferry terminal in Victoria or Nanaimo?
You can take a bus, taxi, or private car to the ferry terminal in Victoria or Nanaimo. BC Ferries operates ferry services from several terminals on Vancouver Island to the mainland.
How long does the ferry ride take?
The ferry ride duration varies depending on the route and the ferry schedule. The ferry ride from Victoria to Tsawwassen takes approximately 1 hour and 35 minutes, while the ferry ride from Nanaimo to Tsawwassen takes approximately 2 hours.
Can I take public transportation to get to the Semiahmoo Resort from the ferry terminal?
Unfortunately, there is no direct public transportation available to the resort. However, you can take a taxi or shuttle service from the ferry terminal, or rent a car to drive to the resort.
How long does it take to drive to the Semiahmoo Resort from the Peace Arch border crossing?
The drive from the Peace Arch border crossing to the Semiahmoo Resort takes approximately 10 minutes, depending on traffic.
VISITING FROM THE SOUTH
What is the best airport to fly into if I'm visiting the Semiahmoo Resort?
The closest airport is the Bellingham International Airport (BLI), which is located about 20 miles south of the resort. Alternatively, you can also fly into the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), which is approximately a 2-hour drive south of the resort.
How do I get to the Semiahmoo Resort from the Bellingham International Airport?
The easiest way to get to the resort from the Bellingham airport is by renting a car or taking a taxi. The drive should take approximately 30 minutes.
Are there any scenic routes to take when driving to the Semiahmoo Resort?
Yes, the Chuckanut Drive Scenic Byway is a popular route when driving to the resort from the south. This route follows the coastline and offers stunning views of Puget Sound.
How long does it take to drive to the Semiahmoo Resort from Seattle?
The drive from Seattle to the Semiahmoo Resort takes approximately 2 hours, depending on traffic.
Semiahmoo Resort is a beautiful location with stunning views of the water and surrounding mountains, making it the perfect place to relax and recharge.
The conference features a lineup of world-class speakers who will share their expertise and insights on the topic, "...can one person make a difference."
This will be a Southern-style family reunion with traditional hospitality and cuisine. You can expect to enjoy some of the best southern food during your stay, with plenty of options to suit all dietary requirements.
The conference is designed to be family-friendly, with activities and events for everyone, making it an excellent opportunity to bring your loved ones along and enjoy some quality time together while learning and growing.