Conference Program

 
Rotary District 9675 District Conference 10 to 12 March 2017
 
DISTRICT 9675 - 2017 DISTRICT CONFERENCE
10 - 12 March 2017
 
NOVOTEL WOLLONGONG NORTHBEACH
Conference Level
 
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Please visit District Conference/Speakers Profiles for information on confirmed Presenters
 
 
REGISTRATION, TRAINING & WELCOME RECEPTION - Friday 10 March 2017
1:00 - 9:00pm Conference Registration Open – Location:  Rotary Market Place / Conference Lobby
2:00 - 5:00pm3 hoursROTARY TRAINING SESSIONS
  STREAM 1 - KEIRA ROOMSTREAM 2 - KEMBLA ROOM
2:00 - 3:00pm1 HourSession 1A – “What Can Rotary Offer Me – The Icing on the Cake”Session 2A – “Making Fundraising Fun – How Far Outside the Square Can We Think”
3:00 - 4:00pm1 HourSession 1B – “Membership – Family Planning”Session 2B – “Meetings – Stepping In and Stepping Up”
4:00 - 5:00pm1 HourSession 1C – “Our Club and Our Community – Our Extended Family”Session 2C – “Building Successful Teams – Buddying Like Bandits”
7:00 - 10:00pm3 hoursWELCOME RECEPTION - Location: Outside Deck - Entertainment: "ACE"
10:00pm Close
 
 
CONFERENCE DAY ONE – Saturday 11 March 2017 – Morning Sessions
7:30 - 9:00 am90 minsRegistration & Arrival Tea / Coffee – Location: Rotary Market Place / Conference Lobby
9:00 - 10:30am 90 minsSESSION 1. CONFERENCE OPENING – Location: Grand Ballroom
  "Call to Order"
Presented by MC – Rotarian Murray Kear
  "Welcome to Country"
Presented by Uncle Richard Davis
  National Anthem
  "Welcome to Wollongong"
Presented by Deputy Lord Mayor Councillor John Dorahy
  "Official Welcome and Conference Opening"
Presented by DG Stephen Humphreys – Rotary Club of Camden
  "Peace Conference 2018"
Presented by Chris McDriven
  Topic: "The Future of Rotary"
Presented by RI Director Noel Trevaskis
  Topic: Motivation and Overcoming Adversity - Dust to Glory"  
Presented by Paralympian Curtis McGrath
10:30 - 11:00 am30 minsMorning Tea / Coffee and Exhibitions – Location: Rotary Market Place / Conference Lobby
11:00 - 12:30 pm90 minsSESSION 2. – Location: Grand Ballroom
  Topic: "Passion and Purpose (The Purple House Story)"
Presented by Sarah Brown - Chief Executive Officer of Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku (WDNWPT) Aboriginal Corporation
  Topic: "A Quick Solution to Solving a Water Problem"
Presented by Helene "Bo" Morse – Disaster Aid Australia
  Topic: "Rotary Inspired Me"
Presented by New Generations: Jayden Bregu, Judith Mogi, Tabatha Buonaccorsi
12:30 – 1:30 pm60 minsNetworking Lunch and Exhibitions – Location: Rotary Market Place / Conference Lobby
 
 
CONFERENCE DAY ONE – Saturday 11 March 2017 – Afternoon Sessions
1:00 - 3:05 pm95 mins SESSION 3. – Location: Grand Ballroom
  Topic: "Lifting the Lid" 
Presented by Marcus Akuhata-Brown - inspiring international speaker and young leader
  Topic: "Australian Rotary Health: Why Child and Adolescent Mental Health?"
Presented by Professor Michael Sawyer OAM - Honorary Medical Advisor for ARH
  Topic: "Polio Update and Graffiti Removal Updates"
Presented by Bob Aitken - End Polio Co-ordinator in Zone 7B and part of Zone 8
3:05 - 3:35 pm30 minsAfternoon Tea / Coffee & Exhibitions – Location: Rotary Market Place / Conference Lobby
3:35 - 4:50 pm75 minsSESSION 4. – Location: Grand Ballroom
  Topic: "Addressing Boys' Mental Health"
Presented by Melissa Abu-Gazaleh – The Top Blokes Foundation
  Topic: "Changing Times - Changing Rotary"
Presented by Jessie Harman - Project Lead, Regional Membership Plan for Zone 8
  Topic: "Organ Donation - Donate Life"
Presented by Debbie Roberts – Organ Donation Advocate
7:00 - 11:00 pm4 hoursConference Dinner – Location: Ballroom – Entertainment: "Rusty Katz"
 
 
CONFERENCE DAY TWO – Sunday 12 March 2017 – Morning Sessions (only)
7:00 – 8:30  am90 minsBBQ BREAKFAST – Location: Stuart Park (Northern Beachside of Novotel)
8:00 - 9:00 am60 minsRegistration & Arrival Tea / Coffee – Location: Rotary Market Place / Conference Lobby
9:00 – 10:45 am105 minsSESSION 5. – Location: Grand Ballroom
  Reflections
  
Topic: "Vocation Service Panel Discussion on the subject of Ethics"
Hosted by Paul Boultwood, President Corrimal Chamber of Commerce
Panellists: Stephen Humphreys, DG Rotary District 9675 - Hon Sharon Bird MP, Federal member for Cunningham - Captain Phil Inglis, Wollongong Salvation Army Corps - Dominic Teakle, CEO PCYC NSW - PP Brian Petschler, former Mayor of Kiama Municipal Council
  Topic: "Defining Rotary's Brand"
Presented by PDG Wendy Gaborit - Public Image Coordinator – Zone 8
  Topic: "The Rotary Foundation"
Presented by PDG Bruce Allen – Manager of The Rotary Foundation South Pacific & Philippines Office
and PDG Dr Ravi Vadlamani
10:45 - 11:1530 minsMorning Tea / Coffee and Exhibitions – Location: Rotary Market Place / Conference Lobby
11:15 – 1:00 pm105 minsSESSION 6. – Location: Grand Ballroom
  Topic: "About Next Year"
Presented by DGE Stephen Britten
  Topic: "Rotaract"
Presented by Zachary Fitzpatrick - District Rotaract Representative
  Topic: "Child Soldier, Refugee, Lawyer"
Presented by Deng Adut - Internationally Renowned Lawyer & ex-Sudanese Child Soldier
  Topic: "Conference Wrap up"
Presented by DG Stephen Humphreys
1:00 pm CLOSE
 
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