2024 District Conference

April 26-27, 2024

Buffalo, NY

Join us for the annual Rotary International D7090  District Conference of “Peace, Hope and Rotary”, scheduled to be held on April 26th at Duende in Silo City, Buffalo, NY and on 27th at the Northwest Amherst Community Center, Amherst, NY . This event brings together Rotarians, community leaders, and businesses from across our district for a weekend of networking, learning, and fellowship and a celebration of all that we do as Rotarians. We hope you'll join us!

Fun, Fellowship & Fundraising

Friday, April 26: 6 – 9pm

Location: Duende @ Silo City
85 Silo City Row, Buffalo, NY 14203
Cost: $25 includes one drink & appetizers (click here to register)

Mental Health & Wellness

Saturday, April 27: 8am – 5pm

Location: Northwest Amherst Community Center
220 N Pointe Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14228

Our Speakers

Johrita Solari, Past RI VP

Johrita Solari is board chair and chief visionary officer of Solari Enterprises Inc., a property management company with 300 team members specializing in affordable rental housing. The company, which she co-founded with her husband, Bruce, was inspired by Rotary’s guiding ethical principles. “The Four-Way Test hangs in our lobby, and every team member sees it as they come into work,” Solari says.

Solari joined Rotary in 1993. As governor of District 5320, she organized the district’s first million-dollar dinner fundraiser for The Rotary Foundation and helped it become the second known district consisting of 100% Paul Harris Fellow clubs. She has served on the committee for the Foundation’s Peace Major Gifts Initiative.

The Solaris are members of the same Rotary club and support the Foundation as Paul Harris Fellows, Major Donors, and members of the Arch Klumph Society. During Solari’s second year as director, her daughter Gianna will serve as a district governor, making it the first time in Rotary history that a mother and daughter have served in these two leadership roles simultaneously.

Barbara Lustgarten Evoy, Rotary Action Group Against Slavery (RAGAS)

Barbara is a member of the RC of Fergus and is the District 7080 Chair of the Rotary Action Group Against Slavery (RAGAS).  Trafficking in Ontario has increased by 67%, she will provide an update on what our District is doing to address this issue.

Conference Sponsors

MJ Peterson/Terry Campbell 
Rotary Club of Buffalo
Markarian Rugs
Horbett Heating & Cooling
Vision Financial
Harry R. Defler Corporation
Rotary Club of Amherst South
Shatkin First Dental