The District Conference feels GREAT!

The annual district conference will be in Tallinn on Saturday, April 15, 2023.

I’ve included the conference’s topics, the evening program and a registration link below. Also, please look at the information about the Sunday day’s activities.

See you at the conference!

Download: Rotay_invitation 2023.pdf

DG Urmas Kaarlep

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The District 1420 Conference will feature exciting and informative discussions on the topics: “The World Today – Changes in Us, Our Community and the World”, “Rotary Today – Imagine Rotary”, and “Rotary Tomorrow – Rotary and Youth”.

In addition to presentations, the conference price includes lunch at the MEKK restaurant and coffee breaks. Breaks provide an opportunity to communicate with other Rotarians and learn about the clubs’ charitable projects.

After the conference and before the evening gala, there will be a ceremonial opening of the oak tree planted by Paul Harris in Kanutiaia Park, Merepuiestee 5, Tallinn.

Spring Meeting

District Conference/ Gala

Sunday Activities


Registration Fees

Ferry Tickets

FRI, 14.04.2023


The District Spring Meeting will be held on April 14, 2023, at 17:00 at the Radisson Collection Hotel and is an official part of the district conference. Just to let you know, registration is required.

General meeting of the district and committee meetings are held.

This will be followed by a gathering at 20:00 at the ISSEI bar of the Radisson Collection Hotel on the 24th floor. We would recommend that you register.

Spring Meeting, 14.04 info ISSEI BAR, 14.04 info

SAT, 15.04.2023


We have had an exciting Rotary year.

The district conference is part of that, featuring exciting and edifying discussions on world and Rotary topics. It’s the big event of the Rotary year, and

It’s a celebration for all of us!

The district conference and gala shall be on April 15, 2023, at the Radisson Collection Hotel.

Galas’s DRESS CODE is Festive Attire. 

Conference, 15.04 info Gala, 15.04 info

SUN, 16.04.2023


Sunday offers the opportunity to go on several different tours. Choose your favourite and join other Rotarians and friends. Register in time!



By purchasing a supporter's ticket, you support the goals of organising the conference.  

60,00 518,00 

*Pre-register price is valid if registered and paid at the latest March 31, 2023. Select from all three: conference, gala and Slava Ukraini support. If you participate with a guest, choose "Rotarian +1".


Attendance at The Spring Meeting (14.04) the day before the district conference is free & registration is required.    


Piirikonferenssia edeltävänä päivänä Ilta ISSEI-baarissa (14.04) on ilmainen (ei sisällä juomia ja aterioita) ja ilmoittautumisen on suositeltavaa.

The conference price includes lunch at the MEKK restaurant and coffee breaks.

Breaks allow communicating with other Rotarians and learning about the clubs’ charitable projects.


17:00 The Spring Meeting

17:00 District Spring meeting for authorised representatives of the club – DG Urmas Kaarlep

Radisson Collection Hotel, Rävala 3, Tallinn

20:00 Gathering at the ISSEI Rooftop Bar

20:00 Gathering at Radisson Collection ISSEI rooftop bar

09:00-10:00 Gathering and registration

Radisson Collection Hotel, Rävala 3, Tallinn

10:00-10:30 Opening words

Moderator Gunnar Toomemets (Tallinn Rotary Club).
How I imagine Rotary growth in Estonia and Finland – District 1420 governor Urmas Kaarlep
Bringing in the flags

10.30-12.00 WORLD TODAY “Changes in us, the community and the world.”

How big of a war are we in? – Marko Mihkelson, Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee at the Parliament of Estonia

Video greeting from Johanna-Maria Lehtme, Chairperson of the NGO Slava Ukraini, 2022 European of the Year

Kelly Johanson, guitar – Viimsi RK scholarship holder

Will the European Union remain united in solving crises – Marina Kaljurand, Member of the European Parliament, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, matron of the Sun Camp

Sustainability in Action: Ethical Implications and Challenges in Transitioning to Renewable Energy – Kaspar Kaarlep, energy technologist and innovator

12.00-13.00 LUNCH at the Restoran MEKK

Radisson Collection Hotel, Rävala 3, Tallinn


Panel moderator DG Urmas Kaarlep

Increase our ability to adapt – People of Action – Lena J. Mjerskaug, Director of RI Enebakk RK, Chief of Administrative Control at the Defense Staff Norway

How to create a successful Rotary Club – Martti Sjölund, DG 1410 Laitila RC

Tallinn Reval Rotary Club’s charity project “Päikeselaager” – Marina Pilv, Tallinn Reval RK charter member, past president 2017-2018, club board member, LEADELL Pilv Law Office administration
and CFO

Experiences of water protection activities in the District and future prospects for the environment-
related projects – Lotta Ruokanen, Chair, Baltic Sea Forum D 1420r

14.15-14.45 BREAK

Acquaintance with club initiatives

14:45-15:00 Rotary mixed choir

Rotary Club of Tallinn mixed choir


Rotaract in Europe – Karlis Bankvics, Head of Rotaract Europe.

How do we create a Rotaract club, and why do young people want to be its members? – Karen Kaarlep, Tallinn International Rotaract club president and president-elect Sandra Kallas.

Welcome and presentation of exchange students.

Professional and social activities and volunteer work, Rotary values are also suitable for busy people – Ruth Oltjer and Gretta Oltjer-Timberg.

16:05-16:20 Speech by the President of the Republic of Estonia

Speech by the President of the Republic of Estonia, Alar Karis

16.20-16.30 End of the conference

DG Urmas Kaarlep, Gunnar Toomemets

17:00 Gathering in the hotel lobby

Radisson Collection Hotel, Rävala 3, Tallinn

17:15 Walk to Kanutiaia Park

A 15-minute walk from the hotel to Kanutiaia Park, Merepuiestee 5, Tallinn.

17:30-18:00 Paul Harris memorial plaque

Official opening of the Paul Harris plaque (Kanutiaia Park)

20:00-00:00 Saturday Night Fever

Three-course gala dinner “Tastes of Estonia” with matched drinks.
Lottery and auction
Taking pictures

10:00-12:00 Activities for Rotarians and friends

Rotarian initiatives and various visits, e.g. Altia tour, Chaga visit, MUBA visit, etc.

See for more: SUN, 16.04.2023

Cancellation of registration

Places are reserved in order of payment.

If you have registered and cannot participate, please send a cancellation notice to info@rotary.ee, as early enough notification allows the following people who wish to participate in the conference.

If you cancel your participation 30 days before the conference, the participation fee paid by you will be returned in full.

You must be reimbursed half of the participation fee if you cancel at least 20 days before the conference.

If you let us know of your cancellation later than the dates we mentioned, we have taken into account your participation, and the participation fee is not refundable.

Photography/recording notification

By attending or attending Rotary District 1420 conferences, pre-conference events, Rotary ticketed events, and hosting organisation committee events; you consent to your and your children being recorded by any means, including photography, audio, interview and video recording (“Recordings”).

You grant Rotary a royalty-free, irrevocable, worldwide right to use, copy, display, modify, distribute, publish and license the Recordings and your likeness, statements, name and voice for advertising, marketing and educational purposes without incurring any debt or liability to Rotary International or the Rotary Club.

Rotary uses the recordings on its website, publications, streaming and social media and retains them and personal data for historical and research purposes.

additional information


So that a wider audience can participate, please use the hashtag #rotaryisgreat when posting pictures and news from the events on social media!


We have a certain number of rooms booked at the Radisson Collection Hotel, promotional code ROTARY.

If you order via email, please send orders to: reservations.tallinn@radissoncollection.com. Keyword Rotary.

Hotel address: Tallinn, Rävala Street 3, Tallinn, 10143, Estonia.


Ferry tickets Helsinki-Tallinn-Helsinki.

Please send the order for ferry tickets to the travel agency Fiesta Reisid. fiesta@fiestareisid.ee. Name and date of birth required for ticketing.


A citizens’ initiative was launched with Estonian Rotary clubs’ support.

NGO Slava Ukraini focuses on medical supplies, first aid equipment, humanitarian aid, transport and stabilisation equipment for the wounded, medical equipment, and tactical medical training in Ukraine.


Registration Fees

Special registration discount EARLY BIRD: 01 January to 28 February 2023 and pre-registration discount: 1 March to 31 March 2023.

1 March to 31 March1 March to 10 April 2023
14.04 Spring Meeting: Club memberFreeFreeFree
14.04 Evening at the ISSEI bar: Club member, Nonmember, or questFree FreeFree
15.04 District Conference: Club member, Nonmember, or guest60 EUR70 EUR80 EUR
15.04 District Gala: Club member, Nonmember, or guest139 EUR159 EUR189 EUR