World Affairs Seminar 2024

Partner Day

Thursday. June 27, 2024

We warmly invite all Rotarians, sponsors and partners to join us for our second annual World Affairs Seminar Partner Day! Set for Thursday, June 27 at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin, WAS Partner Day will showcase the work of our amazing student delegates, centered on our theme, Democracy and Governance: Evolving Global Perspectives. We will be joined by a very special guest, Rotary International President-elect Stephanie A. Urchick. Partner Day builds on our annual tradition to convene WAS supporters for a luncheon meeting on the last full day of the Seminar. You are welcome to attend any or all of the day’s events, as your schedule allows. All are welcome: past, present and prospective partners alike! Our “big tent” also includes Kiwanis, Optimists, Lions and Women’s Club members, school districts, etc. Please join us for a day to remember. And as always, thank you for your partnership and consideration!

Partner Day Agenda

Additional details will be available soon!

Upon arrival at Carroll University (101 N East Ave, Waukesha, WI 53186), park in the Campus Center lot and visit the WAS Partner Day registration table in the Campus Center lobby to receive your guest badge. Greeters and signage will help direct you to each event location.

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Student Delegate-Led Mini Keynote Presentations
Shattuck Auditorium

10:15 – 11:00 a.m.
Featured Keynote Presentation by Rotary International President-elect Stephanie A. Urchick
Shattuck Auditorium

11:30 – 1:00 p.m.
WAS Partner Meeting & Luncheon (with brief remarks from RI President-elect Stephanie and select student delegates)
Campus Center, Oak Room

1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Diplomacy Simulation: Summit & Final Presentations
Campus Center, Stackner Ballroom

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
WAS Partner Day Reception (with RI President-elect Stephanie)
Sumptuous appetizers and cash bar – partners only, no students/delegates.
Sneeden House (a beautiful, stately residence on campus with indoor and back yard garden seating)

Click Here to view complete 2024 World Affairs Seminar agenda.

Many thanks to our WAS Partner Day sponsors, who will be recognized at the WAS Partner Luncheon Meeting and Reception

Stephanie A. Urchick

Stephanie A. Urchick

Rotary International President-elect 2023-24

Rotary Club of McMurray
Pennsylvania, USA

We are pleased to be joined by Rotary International President-elect Stephanie A. Urchick for WAS Partner Day.

Stephanie Urchick is a member of the Rotary Club of McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA. She will serve RI as president in 2024-25. She has been an RI director and Rotary Foundation trustee. She has served RI in numerous capacities, including as training leader, regional Rotary Foundation coordinator, and RI president’s representative. In addition, Stephanie was a representative and member-at-large to three sessions of the Council on Legislation.

Stephanie has also served as chair of the Rotary Strategic Planning Committee and The Rotary Foundation’s Centennial Celebration Committee, as well as a member of various Rotary committees, including the Election Review Committee and Operational Review Committee.

A Rotary member since 1991, Stephanie has participated in a variety of international service projects, including National Immunization Days in India and Nigeria. In Vietnam, she worked with clubs to help build a primary school and traveled to the Dominican Republic to install water filters. A student of several Slavic languages, she has mentored new Rotary members in Ukraine and coordinated a Rotary Foundation grant for a mammography equipment and a biopsy unit for a hospital in Poland. In its commemorative book, the Rotary Club of Krakow, Poland, noted Stephanie as a key figure for helping the re-birth of Rotary in post-Communist Poland.

Currently, Stephanie is helping to partner clubs and districts in the U.S. with Rotary clubs in Albania, Kosovo, and Ukraine for humanitarian and educational services.

Stephanie’s professional background is in the higher education, consulting, and entertainment industries. She received her doctorate degree in Leadership Studies from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and has been recognized and awarded by The Rotary Foundation and numerous community and international organizations.

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Thank you to our 2024 Partner Day Sponsors!

- Platinum Sponsors -

Jonathan Ward

Lloyd Dickinson and Kristin Bergstrom

- Gold Sponsors -

Rob and Ann Bassett

Elmbrook Rotary Club

- Silver Sponsors -

- Bronze Sponsors -

Steve Chevalier, CPA

Philip Stollenwerk

Rick D. Debe Insurance Agency, Inc.

Fond du Lac Morning Rotary Club

Rotary District 6270 with Rotary Wheel

A Rotary District 6270 Initiative

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