Use the menu to the left to book your Hotel Room and view the Confernce Video.

Things to know:

 Conference Weekend Event Pricing is “a la carte.” 

Friday, October 5

Pints 4 Polio (Brought to you by the Montecito Rotary Club)

5:00 pm-9:00 pm $25

Temblor Brewing Company, 3200 Buck Owens Blvd. Bakersfield

Includes the famous Pints 4 Polio glass and very special entertainment.   (Brought to you by the Montecito Rotary Club)


Saturday, October 6

All events at DoubleTree Hotel unless otherwise noted.

End Polio Zero K Pajama Fun Run

6:00 am – 8:00 am $15

Participate in this Zero K fun run to support and bring awareness to the drive to end polio.  All participants will start, “run” zero kilometers, and receive recognition awards for their accomplishment! District Governor Sandi will stand tall and present a special award to the best pajama outfit.  Registration includes breakfast goodies, awards and all the fun you could ever hope to have in a Fun Run.


District Business Meeting

8:30 am - 9:00 am Free!

Club delegates gather to vote on items which impact the Clubs and the District.


District 5240 Conference

9:00 am – 4:30 pm Rotarians and guests: $95, Rotaractors: $75; Interactors: $25

Registration includes breakfast, lunch, and inspiring, informing and call to action sessions. Morning session is devoted to Human Trafficking with Nita Belles, author of In Our Backyard: End Human Trafficking. Deepa Willingham will lead a panel of experts who are working in the trenches and will share strategies and ideas that you and your club can implement to combat this modern day slavery. Our expert panel will include Doug Bennett with the Magdalene Hope Safe House, Dion Saiz from Truckers Against Trafficking, Dan Dow District Attorney for San Luis Obispo County and Diana Cisneros who is a school district trainer.

At lunch time RI Director John Matthews will provide us his inspirational vision of Rotary. The afternoon session starts with the Speed Project Fair popularized at District STEPS conferences. Paul Chappell, author of The Road to Peace, and an acclaimed speaker, will kick off the session on Expanding Options for Peace. The panel following this keynote talk includes our speaker and representatives from Mediators Beyond Borders, and the Peace Corps, as well PDG Rudy Westervelt, convener of the 2020 Rotary International Peace Conference and PDG John Weiss (Peace Builder Club Chair). The goal of the day is for you to come away with knowledge of what can Rotarians and Clubs do.

The New Generations District Conference for Rotaractors and Interactors is concurrent with the District Conference. Registration includes breakfast, lunch, service project, and an amazing, inspiring and informative conference.


District 5240 Rotary Foundation Gala “In the Mood... to Inspire"

 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm $100

Bakersfield Museum of Art Gardens 1930 R St., Bakersfield

You’ll top off your Saturday with a dinner and a party. Come mingle with friends and meet our special Rotary International guests, Steve Solomon, Zones 23/24 Giving Officer and John Matthews, Zones 25/26 Director. The live big band sound will ensure you are “In The Mood ... To Inspire!”

Tables of 8 may be reserved. Email your request to Carol Freeman: Include CLUB name and names of attendees to be seated at the table. ALL attendees listed must be registered to attend the dinner. Reservations cannot be done on Club Runner and will not be accepted by phone. Sorry, partial tables cannot be reserved. 



Would you like an exhibit table at the Conference?

Your club or non-profit is welcome to reserve a free space at the Exhibition to share your project, advertise your fundraiser, or sell products that benefit your non-profit. We are also looking for select commercial vendors to sell or display their products. A form will be available from the left hand menu. Check back shortly.


2018 District 5240 Conference
Friday, October 5, 2017 - Saturday, October 6, 2018

DoubleTree by Hilton Bakersfield
3100 Camino Del Rio Ct. (West of Hwy 99 on Hwy 58 - Rosedale Hwy)

Registration for this event closes on Oct 1, 2018 10:00 PM. 
If you have any questions please contact:
Kay Pitts
2018 Conference Chair
Telephone: (661)332-4979
Deborah Linden, Registrar
Telephone: (805) 598-5349


DoubleTree by Hilton Bakersfield

3100 Camino Del Rio Ct. (West of Hwy 99 on Hwy 58 - Rosedale Hwy)

***HOTEL UPDATE (9/7/18)***

Thank you for your response to DoubleTree accommodations at the conference room rate!  Our room block is now full.  A few rooms may still be available at the hotel at a slightly higher rate.

Fortunately, there are a number of highly ranked hotels within a half mile of the DoubleTree (3 minute drive). While we don't have negotiated rates with these hotels, the rates and availability are looking good, but reserve soon.
Thank you for your support and understanding!
Hotels arranged in proximity to DoubleTree:
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bakersfield:  3100 Camino del Rio Ct. (661) 323-7111
  • Comfort Inn and Suites:  3115 Camino del Rio Ct. (661) 325-8000 
  • Courtyard by Marriott:  3601 Marriott Dr. (661) 324-6660 
  • Hilton Garden Inn:  3625 Marriott Dr. (661) 716-1000 
  • Spring Hill Suites by Marriott:  3801 Marriott Dr. (661) 377-4000
  • Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites:  3927 Marriott Dr. (661) 377-8000


Hotel and Transportation Information

Check-in and Check-out

  • Check in: 3:00 PM

  • Check out: 12:00 PM


  • On-site parking, free


  • Bakersfield Meadows Field Airport – BFL

  • Hotel direction: 7 miles SW

  • This hotel provides shuttle service.

  • Burbank Bob Hope Airport - BUR

  • Hotel direction: 99 miles NW

  • This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

High-Speed Internet

  • Guest rooms: Free wireless

  • Public areas: Free wireless