What are the dates of the DRL – Large Clubs Program and the Institute?

DRL Large Club program officially starts at noon on Thursday, November 10. If you are at the hotel on Wednesday, November 9, you can pick up your Registration materials at a casual Meet & Greet from 4-6 pm. On Thursday morning, you can pick up registration materials at Registration.

The Institute begins Thursday night, November 10, with the District Governor Elect Presentation Dinner and RI President elect Ian Riseley, and will be a very special occasion. The Institute has a hands-on project for all participants on Friday, programming all day Saturday and Sunday morning until noon.

What are the dates of the DRL – Large Clubs Program and the Institute?

Arrive Wednesday November 9 or the morning of November 10. Return home after the conclusion of the Institute on November 13. Most people will be staying over on Sunday night. There will be Host Hospitality Events on Sunday, so staying until Monday, November 14 will allow you to participate in these events

As a DRL, for what do I need to register?

  1. The DRL/Institute Registration $270 (which includes lunch on Thursday)
  2. Your hotel room (directly with the hotel)
  3. The Institute meal plan $295
  4. Any host hospitality events that don’t compete with DRL programming

When should I register for the hotel (Fess Parker Santa Barbara Hotel)? Is the cost of the hotel part of the DRL & Institute registrations?

The cost of the hotel is entirely separate from your Institute and DRL registrations. The hotel is accepting reservations now and we strongly encourage you to lock in your hotel stay ASAP!

To reserve your room reserve online here, or call (877) 893-0892 to reserve. Please, make your hotel reservations immediately, to make sure you have a room when you need it.

If you wish to come early or stay late for vacation, the hotel will offer the Rotary discounted special room rates from October 31st to the night of November 18, 2016. The discounted rates are good for reservations booked by October 21, 2016.

Can my partner select only certain meals during the institute?

We are not able to offer the choice of only purchasing individual meals.

Can special dietary needs be accommodated?

Yes. When you register for the Institute meal package you will be offered some choices. Please also look online at the meal menus, to better inform any decision about requesting special meals. http://zone2627.org/meal-menu/

Is my partner expected to come to DRL? Can they come without registering for DRL? Can they purchase only certain meals at DRL?

Partners are not necessarily expected but are welcome to join you at the DRL Program if they are registered for the DRL/Institute program i.e.$270 which includes Thursday lunch

What recreational and vacation opportunities will be available and when are they? Will they interfere with DRL? When/how do I register?

Most recreational activities will occur on Wednesday and Thursday: others on Sunday afternoon. Since you will be at DRL on Thursday, those activities won’t be available to you. Do not plan other activities on this day. Another reason to come early and stay late!

What is the dress code for DRL and the Institute?

  • Business casual is encouraged for DRL and the Institute.
  • DGE presentation on Thursday night is formal (black tie optional)
  • Business Attire for Saturday dinner
  • Jeans or casual attire for an outdoor project on Friday (this is for ALL Institute attendees). T-shirts will be on sale for this project.
  • IF you have been on a Polio NID, please bring your NID yellow jacket or similar attire.

Does the hotel offer a shuttle to and from the Santa Barbara Airport or the Amtrak station?

The Fess Parker Santa Barbara Hotel has a shuttle both from the SBA airport and the Amtrak Station. The hours are from 5AM to 9PM daily.

Watch for more information in the summer about shuttle discounts and car rental

If I drive, what is the cost of parking at the hotel?

We have discounted parking: $10 per night with in-and-out privileges.

What about internet access?

We have negotiated free internet access for your sleeping room.