VD5000 looks forward to seeing Rotarians and guests at #DISCON2022 beginning Friday, May 20, through Sunday, May 22, at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa.  Highlights and descriptions of the three-day event have just been released by the DISCON 2022 Co-Chairs.  Read more for the highlights.

Friday, May 20, 2022
  • DISCON Check-In opens from 2:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. in Ka'ala II, III, and IV Ballrooms
  • Events
2:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.House of Friendship (opening day)Ka'ala II, III, and IV Ballrooms
HOF will feature project displays and products for sale from Rotary clubs and Rotarian-owned businesses.
A community service project, "Empowering Girls," will be highlighted where you may participate by helping fill bags with donated items for use by young girls who are survivors of abuse and neglect.  Filled bags will be donated to Ho'ola Na Pua and Residential Youth Services and Empowerment (RYSE), Kailua.  Feel free to bring donated items for the bags.
2:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.Silent Auction (opening day)Ka'ala II, III, and IV BallroomsSA will offer gift certificates on goods and services, jewelry, and other 'gently used' treasures for you to bid on.
5:15 P.M. to 6:15 P.M.Young Leaders CelebrationLanikuhonua Phase I
By invitation only for Interact, Rotaract, HRYF, and RYLA participants and organizers.
Volunteers are needed to assist the Young Leadership Celebration organizers including chaperoning during the event; please contact Ryan Char at ryanc@g70.design, or contact Konrad Ikei at 808.561.4464 or Scott Wishart at 808.292.0533, DISCON 2022's Success Team Chair.
5:30 P.M. to 6:15 P.M.Triple Crown / Major Donor / VIP ReceptionGrand Villa (Room # TBD)By invitation only.  Attire:  Resort casual
6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.Friday Sunset Welcome ReceptionAulani Beach
Attire:  Casual.  Attendance is for paid DISCON attendees (full registration package or a la carte Friday Welcome Reception)
Enjoy a casual, laid-back sunset gathering with "ono pupu" from Aulani chefs, no-host drinks, and pre-show entertainment by Matty Wong.
Also featured will be the highly-anticipated Presidents & Presidents-Elect "Ho'okup" ceremony, followed by a Rotary "kanikapila."  Then, close the night out under the stars with music and dancing.
If you would like to perform in the Rotary Kanikapila, please email Sonya Mendez at sonyamendezrotary808@gmail.com.
8:00 P.M. to 9:30 P.MWine Fellowship GatheringGrand VillaBy invitation only (members of the Rotarian Wine Appreciation Fellowship; BYO Beverage).
Saturday, May 21, 2022
  • DISCON Check-In re-opens from 7:30 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. in Ka'ala II, III, and IV Ballrooms
  • Events
6:00 A.M. to 8:30 A.M."End Polio Now" WalkAulani Beach, Ko Olina Lagoons I, II, III, and IV
Advisory:  This pre-registered event is now SOLD OUT.
Pre-paid registrants only.  Attire:  Walking clothes, bring your own water (water station available at the end of the walk)
This is a non-competitive, informal walk where pre-registered participants can choose to walk one, two, three, or all four lagoons in Ko Olina Resort.  After the walk, return to Lagoon I, enjoy a hot croissant breakfast sandwich with coffee on the beach, or "grab and go."
7;30 A.M. to 9:30 A.M.House of Friendship (re-opens)Ka'ala II, III, and IV BallroomsHOF will be closed during the General Sessions.
7:30 A.M. to 9:30 A.M.Silent Auction (re-opens)Ka'ala II, III, and IV BallroomsSA will be closed during the General Sessions.
9:00 A.M.DISCON General Session (doors open)Kaiona Ballroom
Attire:  Business Casual
Learn the "Aulani Hula" from "Uncle" and the Aulani Hula Maidens before General Session I kicks off at 9:30 A.M. sharp
9:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.General Session IKaiona Ballroom
Attire:  Business Casual
DISCON 2022 officially kicks off at General Session I with a special appearance by some "world-famous guests."
Presentations by Ho'ola Na Pua/Pearl Haven, Rotary Days of Service, and Mahalo Healthcare Heroes.
"The Meaning of Serve with Aloha" by South Hilo Rotarian Benson Medina.
Video presentation of the Kaneohe Rotary Club's Endowment Grant by KumuMalina Ka’ulukukui.
11:15 A.M. to 12:15 P.M.Saturday Lunch BuffetKaiona Ballroom
Entertainment by Halau Ka’ulukukui as you enjoy a selection of entrees including vegetarian options.
For paid DISCON attendees (full registration package or a la carte Saturday Lunch Buffet)
11:30 A.M. to 8:30 P.M.House of Friendship (re-open)Ka'ala II, III, and IV Ballrooms 
11:30 A.M. to 8:30 P.M.Silent Auction (re-opens)Ka'ala II, III, and IV BallroomsSilent auction bidding ends at 8:30 P.M.
12:15 P.M. to 1:15 P.M.General Session IIKaiona BallroomDG Sandy Matsui will present recognition of the 2021-22 Presidents and District Leadership Team as well as Presidents' Citation and Club Awards (small, medium, and large club winners in three categories)
1:15 P.M. to 1:30 P.M.D5000 Foundation MeetingTBDFor club presidents of Member Clubs only.
1:30 P.M. to 2:15 P.M.Breakout SessionKaiona Ballrooms"The Radical Hale and Servant Leadership" by founder and Kapolei Rotary Club member, Kara England.
2:15 P.M.FAMILY TIME, FUN, and FELLOWSHIPAulani on your ownEnjoy some free time exploring Aulani (only registered hotel guests of Aulani are able to use the swimming pools, water features, etc.)
3:45 P.M. to 4:45 P.M.2020 HOC/DISCON22 Mahalo PartyGrand Villa (Room # TBD)
Attire:  Business Casual
By invitation only, for planning committee members of the Host Organization Committee for the shuttered 2020 Rotary International Convention Honolulu and for members of the DISCON 2022 Planning Committee.
4:45 P.M. to 5:30 P.M.PEs/AG ReceptionGrand Villa (Room # TBD)
Attire Cocktail or Aloha Crisp
By invitation only, Gathering for incoming club presidents (Club President 2022-23), Assistant Governors for DGE Randy Hart, and other special guests hosted by DGE Randy Hart.
5:15 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.Presidents/AGs/Island Resource Team LeadersGrand Villa (Room # TBD)
Attire:  Cocktail or Aloha Crisp
By invitation only, "Mahalo" Cocktail Party for Club Presidents 2021-22, Assistant Governors for DG Sandy Matsui, and Island Resource Team Leaders hosted by DG Sandy Matsui.
5:30 P.M. to 6:30 P.M.General ReceptionKipuka Lawn fronting Kaiona Ballroom
Attire:  Cocktail or Aloha Crisp
No host bar
For paid DISCON attendees (full registration package or a la carte General Reception/Saturday Gala Dinner)
6:30 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.Saturday Gala DinnerKaiona Ballroom
Attire:  Cocktail or Aloha Crisp
Buffet dinner including vegetarian options.  Entertainment  by "A Touch of Gold"
Keynote speaker:  Past Rotary International President (RI President 2019-20) and Rotary International President's Representative (RIPREP) Mark Maloney (Rotarian from Decatur, Alabama).
Foundation Awards by PDG Del Green.  Wear your "white hat" and celebrate DG Sandy Matsui and others as they receive White Hats.
Finish the event with more dancing to "A Touch of Gold."
For paid DISCON attendees (full registration package or a la carte General Reception/Saturday Gala Dinner)
Sunday, May 22, 2022
  • Events
8:15 A.M. to 8:45 A.M.Interfaith ServiceKaiona Ballroom
Attire:  Business or Resort Casual
Facilitated by Reverends Anke Flohr and John Moody
8:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.House of Friendship (re-opens)Ka'ala II, III, and IV Ballrooms
Sign up for DISCON 2023 Early Bird Registration
Last-minute purchases of Rotary shirts
8:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.Silent Auction (payments and merchandise pick-up)Ka'ala II, III, and IV Ballrooms 
9:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.General Session IIIKaiona Ballroom
This session begins with a "Celebration of Life" ceremony for all Rotarians or spouses of Rotarians who have passed in the last Rotary year.
Review of Friday evening's Young Leaders Celebration, HRYF awards, and video remarks from HRYF Top Scholars
More Club Awards (small, medium, and large clubs in three categories).
Featured speaker:  "Brother" Alphonso Braggs, President of the NAACP Hawaii Chapter
11:05 A.M. to 12:05 P.M.Sunday BrunchKaiona BallroomFor paid DISCON attendees (full registration package or a la carte Sunday Brunch)
12:05 P.M. to 1:30 P.M.General Session III (resumes)Kaiona Ballroom
District Leadership Academy graduates.
Final remarks by RIPREP Mark Maloney.
District 5000 Business Meeting
Official DG Pin Ceremony with DG Sandy Matsui and DGE Randy Hart.
Introduction of the 2022-23 Leadership Team.
DISCON 2023 Tease
Mahalos from DISCON 2022 Co-Chairs, Sonya Mendez and Dick May
Closing remarks by DG Sandy Matsui and gift presentation
and, "Hawaii Aloha"
Other Important Information:
  • Conference Registration closes at 6:00 P.M. HST on Tuesday, April 12, 2022.  There are no refunds after this date.
  • Neighbor island attendees should sign up for the Airport to Aulani Shuttle as soon as possible.
  • The complimentary inter-hotel shuttle to/from the Residence Inn in Kapolei and from/to Aulani is for Residence Inn hotel guests only and at scheduled times
  • Conference attendees who are not hotel guests of Aulani may park in Aulani's self-parking garage for a flat fee of $10.00/day (no in/out privileges) for all conference events.
  • For Aulani hotel guests with a reservation on the Airport Shuttle departing on Sunday, May 22, you may bring your luggage with you to General Session III.
  • The DISCON Planning Committee's Volunteer Committee is looking for volunteers to join the DISCON 2022 Success Team.  The Success Team are volunteers who assist various DISCON areas and help set committees up for success.  If you would like to volunteer (you do not have to be attending DISCON 2022 or staying at the Aulani to volunteer), please contact Konrad Ikei at konrad.ikei@gmail.com or Scott Wishart at scott.wishart@revolusun.com.  We have a need for Success Team members for Set-Up, Logistics, House of Friendship/Silent Auction, Welcome Reception, General Session I and Lunch, General Session II, General Reception, Saturday Gala Dinner, General Session III and Brunch, and Closing.