Rotarians from the lower half of the South Island will be visiting the Clutha District from 17th to 19th April 2020 for our annual conference. 

Next year’s conference format is going to differ from previous conferences. In keeping with the ‘people of action’ catch cry and the year’s theme ‘Rotary connects the World’ It is timely to introduce a project day. By making use of the people resource of attendees, coupled with an agreed funding amount we will be able to benefit our community agencies and organisations and raise the profile of Rotary.

The organising committee is keen to make this a grass roots style conference that is family friendly and very affordable. Rotarians are encouraged to bring children, including grown up ones, and grandchildren along to show how they are making a difference.
The anticipated programme will be:
FRIDAY:
To be held at the Balclutha Memorial Hall - 4 Clyde Street, Balclutha

4.00pm – Registrations open
5.30pm onwards - drinks, nibbles and fellowship

SATURDAY:
8.00am - Registration and accommodation logistics
9.00am - Attendees gather for participation in projects, around our communities of Balclutha,   Milton and Kaka Point.
9.30am - Roll up sleeves and get stuck in. A children’s programme will operate at Cross Recreation Centre, possibly organised by NRG or Rotoract and Clutha Youth Council.
4.00pm - Return to base and get cleaned up
5.30pm - Keynote speaker
6.30pm onwards - food, fellowship, fun and frolicks ( Balclutha War Memorial Hall)

SUNDAY: 9.00am onwards –
Community breakfast - (at the Cross Recreation Centre - 18 Glasgow St, Balclutha)
Rotary speech competition
Celebration of Rotarians passed
Zoomed speaker
Awards
Home time

​Note: This is only in concept form and is bound to change and improve as ideas come and go.

 
Please contact Alan Lloyd (Alan.Lloyd@siapo.health.nz ) if you are interested in going - we always have a bit of fun!!
 
 
 
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