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Ann Fuge

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District 6220 Exec. Asst.

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05.17.2019 - 05.18.2019
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Glacier Canyon Conference Center at the Wilderness Resort, Wisconsin Dells

DualCon 2019 is a Rotary District Conference for District 6220 and District 6270.

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Registration is easy

It is very easy to register for DualCon 2019.

Early Bird cost for Rotarians is only $150 (inclusive of all meals for two days) or $180 if paid after February 28.

You can come for two days, one day or even a partial day to accommodate your schedule or interest. Information about booking a room can be found here.

You absolutely need to come!

Hosted by District Governors Ann Fuge (6220) and Kola Alayande (6270), the schedule has something for every Rotarian.

Spotlight on the speakers:

Andra Watkins

Featured in January 2017’s Rotarian Magazine, New York Times best selling author Andra Watkins chose a crazy way to launch her debut novel. She is one of the only FEW living persons to walk the 444-mile Natchez Trace as the pioneers did. She had a life-changing adventure with her 80-year-old father. Her NYT best selling memoir Not Without My Father chronicles that experience. She also wrote the novel To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis, the novel Hard to Die, the novel I Am Number 13, and the photography collection Natchez Trace: Tracks in Time, published by Word Hermit Press. Andra is a Past President of the East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. She is past District Communications Chair for District 7770-Eastern South Carolina, founder of the District 7770 Friendship Exchange program, a two-time Rotarian of the Year, a multiple Paul Harris Fellow, and recipient of her District’s Distinguished Service Award. She is an active member of the Rotary Club of the Southeast and Caribbean. For more information about Andra, you can visit her website at www.AndraWatkins.com.

Talei Thompson

Talei Thompson is a professional keynote speaker. As a member of Dr. John C. Maxwell’s leadership team, he specializes in leadership growth and personal development. He volunteers his time as a mentor for the Black Star Project, a non-profit organization that seeks to enhance the educational experience of students in the Chicago land area. As a volunteer for this organization he speaks to thousands of students each year. Talei is a board member for the Rotary Club of Maywood-Proviso, recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow. He currently serves as Assistant District Governor for Rotary District 6450. He is also a Board member for The Answer Inc., an Autism awareness non-profit organization. Mr. Thompson studied at Morehouse College in Atlanta Georgia, is the loving father of two boys, as well as a member of Fellowship Baptist Church on the south side of Chicago.

Thaddeus Rex

Few presenters have been compared to both Dale Carnegie and David Bowie. Fewer still have the honor of being called “part Monty Python, part Dr. Seuss” by the Washington Post. A PBS Veteran and former professional musician/producer, Thaddeus Rex spent 12 years writing, producing, and touring stage shows across North America. He's the winner of more than 22 writing awards, including a Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and the James Patterson Page Turner Award. Now CEO and Founder of The iTeam, a strategy club for GenX CEOs and members only round tables, Thaddeus has coached teams at Butterball, Australian Gold, Chicago Bears, John Deere, the National Endowment for the Arts, Rotary International, and many more. Learn more at www.TheiTeam.co

Duane Benton

Duane Benton will represent Rotary President Barry Rassin at our district conference. Duane has been president of two clubs, a District Governor, and president of Show Me Rotary multidistrict president-elect training. He has served on three international committees that report directly to the Board of Directors of RI. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Kansas City, a major donor, and a member of the Paul Harris Society. He was the Chair of the 2016 Council on Legislation—Rotary’s triennial Parliament—and will again chair the Council in 2019. [We could not resist adding Duane’s official biography.] Duane became a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on July 8, 2004. This court hears appeals from the federal courts in seven Midwestern states, and is subject to review only by the U. S. Supreme Court. Previously, Judge Benton served on the Missouri Supreme Court (1991-2004), including a two-year term as Chief Justice. He was then the only Certified Public Accountant serving on any supreme court in America, and is now the only federal judge who is a C.P.A. Judge Benton graduated from Northwestern University, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He received a law degree from Yale Law School in 1975, distinguishing himself as managing editor of the Yale Law Journal. Judge Benton earned an LL.M. from the University of Virginia School of Law. He has also received Doctor of Laws (honorary) degrees from both the University of Central Missouri and Westminster College. From 1975 to 1979 Judge Benton served with the U.S. Navy as a judge advocate. While in the Navy, he attended Memphis State University and earned a master's in business administration and accountancy. Benton became a certified public accountant in Missouri in 1983, and practiced law as a private attorney in Jefferson City. From 1989 to 1991, Judge Benton served as Missouri’s tax collector, the 14th Director of Revenue in the state’s history. Judge Benton has taught as an adjunct professor at Westminster College, and the law schools of the University of Missouri, Brooklyn, St. Louis University, and Vanderbilt University.