GYRO 2024 INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION

Friends Galore in 2024

Agenda

Sunday
June 2

4:00 PM5:00 PM
Sunday June 2nd
The Executive Committee Meeting, hosted by Dan Durbin, is a crucial gathering at the 2024 Gyro International Convention where key committee members convene to discuss strategic directions, review organizational progress, and make important decisions for the future of Gyro International. This session is designed to ensure that Gyro continues to thrive and adapt, reflecting its commitment to fostering friendship and fellowship among its members.
4:30 PM6:00 PM
Sunday June 2nd
Room: Room 301
Dive right into the heart of the 2024 Gyro International Convention by visiting our registration setup inside the hospitality suite. This welcoming spot is your go-to for getting all signed up, grabbing your convention materials, and starting your adventure with us. It's the perfect place to feel the immediate warmth and camaraderie of the Gyro community, all while getting ready for the exciting days ahead. Let's kick off this journey together, surrounded by friends and the spirit of Gyro!

Hospitality Suite provided by: Port Colborne / Niagara South & Peterborough Gyro Clubs
    6:30 PM8:30 PM
    Sunday June 2nd
    Room: Off Site
    Monday
    June 3
    10:00 AM4:00 PM
    Monday June 3rd
    Room: Room 301
    Welcome to the start of something amazing at the 2024 Gyro International Convention! Swing by our Registration Desk in the Hospitality Suite, Room 301, to kick off your adventure in Niagara Falls. Here, you'll get all the goodies and info you need to dive into the fun. It's also a great spot to meet fellow Gyros right from the get-go. Let's get you all set up for a fantastic time filled with new memories and friendships!
      1:00 PM2:00 PM
      Monday June 3rd

      The Past District Governors Meeting is a special session for former leaders to come together and share their wisdom and experiences. It's a fantastic opportunity for past governors to discuss the successes and challenges they've faced, offer insights, and provide guidance for the future direction of Gyro International. This meeting underscores the valuable contributions of past leaders and their ongoing role in shaping the organization.
        1:00 PM4:00 PM
        Monday June 3rd
        Room: Off Site
        Duration: 3-hours
        1:00pm – 4:00pm
        Pick-up/drop-off: Crown Plaza Niagara Falls, 5585 Falls Avenue

        Package includes:
        • 24 passenger coach/driver
        • Private English speaking tour guide
        • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
        • Full Niagara Falls tour
        • Ride on the world famous Hornblower cruise

        Rate: $99.00 CAD including tax – per person

        REGISTER HERE
          2:00 PM4:00 PM
          Monday June 3rd
          The Board of Governors' Meeting is a formal assembly where pivotal decisions are deliberated for presentation at the Annual General Meeting (AGM). This session is crucial for the strategic planning and governance of Gyro International, allowing for a comprehensive review of organizational achievements and challenges. The outcomes of this meeting significantly influence the direction and initiatives of the organization, ensuring alignment with its mission and vision for the future.
          4:00 PM5:00 PM
          Monday June 3rd
          Room: Room 301
          Dive into the heart of hospitality at our suite, where laughter flows as freely as the complementary beverages. It's your cozy corner to relax, mingle, and share stories with fellow Gyros. Whether winding down or gearing up for more fun, this is where memories are made and friendships flourish.

          Hospitality Suite provided by: Port Colborne / Niagara South & Peterborough Gyro Clubs
            6:00 PM9:00 PM
            Monday June 3rd

            Kick off the 2024 Gyro International Convention in style with our Welcome Dinner & Karaoke at the Crown Plaza!
            Embrace the Tacky Tourist theme, grab your most outrageous outfit, and get ready to belt out your favourite tunes hosted by the charismatic Mark Swayze. It's an evening where fun meets flair, and everyone's invited to sing along or cheer on. Don't miss this unforgettable start to our convention—where the music's loud, the fashion's louder, and the memories are unforgettable.
              9:00 PM11:00 PM
              Monday June 3rd
              Room: Room 301
              Dive into the heart of hospitality at our suite, where laughter flows as freely as the complementary beverages. It's your cozy corner to relax, mingle, and share stories with fellow Gyros. Whether winding down or gearing up for more fun, this is where memories are made and friendships flourish.

              Hospitality Suite provided by: Port Colborne / Niagara South & Peterborough Gyro Clubs
                Tuesday
                June 4
                8:15 AM9:00 AM
                Tuesday June 4th
                Catch up at the Past District III Governors’ Meeting where old leaders get together to swap stories, dish out advice, and brainstorm on how to keep District III rolling strong. It's a laid-back session for sharing what's worked, what hasn't, and how to spark more awesome in the future.
                  9:00 AM10:00 AM
                  Tuesday June 4th
                  The District III Annual Meeting is a key event where Gyro members from the district come together to review the past year's achievements, set goals for the upcoming year, and engage in meaningful discussions on how to enhance the Gyro experience. It's a time for reflection, decision-making, and planning, ensuring that the district continues to thrive and contribute positively to the broader Gyro community.
                  10:00 AM12:00 AM
                  Tuesday June 4th
                  Room: Off Site
                  Bird Kingdom is an enchanting aviary that promises an unforgettable experience. As you embark on a walking tour through this captivating attraction, you’ll find yourself surrounded by lush greenery and the melodious calls of tropical birds. The multi-level rainforest pathways lead you to hundreds of exotic birds, each displaying vibrant plumage and unique personalities!  Cost will be approximately $13.00 per person paid at the Venue.
                    10:15 AM12:15 PM
                    Tuesday June 4th
                    The Members Symposium / Training Sessions is an engaging opportunity designed to empower Gyro members with the knowledge and skills essential for driving membership growth and engagement. Through interactive workshops and discussions led by experienced leaders, members will explore innovative strategies for attracting and retaining members, enhancing the Gyro experience for all. This session is perfect for members looking to contribute actively to the vibrancy and expansion of their clubs.
                      1:00 PM4:00 PM
                      Tuesday June 4th
                      Room: Off Site
                      Duration: 3-hours
                      1:00pm – 4:00pm
                      Pick-up/drop-off: Crown Plaza Niagara Falls, 5585 Falls Avenue

                      Package includes:
                      • 24 passenger coach/driver
                      • Private English speaking tour guide
                      • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
                      • Visit to two local wineries for tour and tastings

                      Rate: $85.00 CAD including tax – per person

                      REGISTER HERE
                        3:00 PM5:00 PM
                        Tuesday June 4th
                        Room: Room 301
                        Dive into the heart of hospitality at our suite, where laughter flows as freely as the complementary beverages. It's your cozy corner to relax, mingle, and share stories with fellow Gyros. Whether winding down or gearing up for more fun, this is where memories are made and friendships flourish.

                        Hospitality Suite provided by: Port Colborne / Niagara South & Peterborough Gyro Clubs
                          5:30 PM9:00 PM
                          Tuesday June 4th

                          (depart from Hotel 5:30 PM – 5:45 PM)
                          Prepare for an enchanting evening at the Greg Frewin Theatre, where a sumptuous dinner meets spellbinding magic. Enjoy a grand buffet dinner, then be amazed by the world-renowned illusions of Greg Frewin. This unforgettable experience combines culinary delights with awe-inspiring magic, promising a night of wonder and entertainment. For more about the venue and show, visit Greg Frewin Theatre.
                          (90 minute show) and Grand Buffet Dinner. Cash Bar
                            9:00 PM11:00 PM
                            Tuesday June 4th
                            Room: Room 301
                            Dive into the heart of hospitality at our suite, where laughter flows as freely as the complementary beverages. It's your cozy corner to relax, mingle, and share stories with fellow Gyros. Whether winding down or gearing up for more fun, this is where memories are made and friendships flourish.

                            Hospitality Suite provided by: Port Colborne / Niagara South & Peterborough Gyro Clubs
                              Wednesday
                              June 5, 2024

                              9:00 AM11:00 AM
                              Wednesday June 5th
                              The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is a cornerstone event for Gyro members to reflect on the year's achievements, deliberate on future endeavors. It serves as a forum for transparency, member engagement, and strategic planning, where crucial decisions are made, and new officers are elected to guide Gyro into the forthcoming year. This meeting is vital for setting goals, aligning objectives, and ensuring the collective vision of Gyro continues to thrive.
                              (Coffee and Tea Service)
                                9:30 AM1:00 PM
                                Wednesday June 5th
                                Room: Off Site

                                Get ready for an elegant splash of fun at the Lady's Tea event and tour of the charming McFarland House! Imagine sipping exquisite teas (or other libations) and nibbling on delightful treats in a historic setting that takes you back in time. This is your chance to dress up, chat up, and raise your cup in the company of fabulous friends, old and new. Don't miss out on this genteel affair that promises to be a highlight of our 2024 convention. For more about the venue, check out McFarland House.

                                CLICK TO REGISTER:
                                  2:00 PM2:30 PM
                                  Wednesday June 5th
                                  Room: Off Site

                                  We are thrilled to extend an invitation to you for a special group photo session beside the majestic Thundering Waters of Niagara Falls. This iconic backdrop will make for a memorable picture that captures the spirit of our vibrant community. Please join us at the designated viewing area on Wednesday at 2 PM at Table Rock. We look forward to capturing this moment with you all!

                                    3:00 PM5:00 PM
                                    Wednesday June 5th
                                    Room: Room 301
                                    Dive into the heart of hospitality at our suite, where laughter flows as freely as the complementary beverages. It's your cozy corner to relax, mingle, and share stories with fellow Gyros. Whether winding down or gearing up for more fun, this is where memories are made and friendships flourish.

                                    Hospitality Suite provided by: Port Colborne / Niagara South & Peterborough Gyro Clubs
                                      6:00 PM10:00 PM
                                      Wednesday June 5th
                                      The President's Ball is a highlight of the Gyro International Convention, offering an elegant evening of celebration and camaraderie. This gala event features a cocktail hour, a formal dinner, and live entertainment by Stonewall, providing members and their guests with an opportunity to dress up, enjoy fine dining, and dance the night away. It's a perfect occasion to honour the achievements of the past year, welcome new leadership, and strengthen the bonds within the Gyro community.

                                      6:00 PM Cocktail hour
                                      7:00 PM Pipe in Head Table and Guests
                                      7:05 PM Dinner
                                      8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Live Band, Stonewall

                                        10:00 PM11:00 PM
                                        Wednesday June 5th
                                        Room: Room 301
                                        Dive into the heart of hospitality at our suite, where laughter flows as freely as the complementary beverages. It's your cozy corner to relax, mingle, and share stories with fellow Gyros. Whether winding down or gearing up for more fun, this is where memories are made and friendships flourish.

                                        Hospitality Suite provided by: Port Colborne / Niagara South & Peterborough Gyro Clubs
                                          Thursday
                                          June 6
                                          8:00 AM11:00 AM
                                          Thursday June 6th
                                          Room: Room 301
                                          Cap off the 2024 Gyro International Convention with the Moose Milk Farewell, a uniquely Gyro tradition featuring a signature mixed drink made from the hospitality suite's leftover beverages. It's a light-hearted, celebratory gathering that offers one last chance for members to connect, reflect on the convention's highlights, and say their goodbyes until the next year. This casual event embodies the spirit of Gyro fellowship, marking the end of an unforgettable convention with a toast to friendship and future gatherings.