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Extract from the Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of The Hills-Kellyville:

… The conference was deemed very successful by RI President Kaylan Banerjee’s Representative Manjit Sawhney who attended the conference. The line-up of Keynote Speakers was impressive and very informative who all gave inspiring presentations on how Rotary has made a difference in their lives.  Also presentations by representatives of all Rotary’s different Avenues of Service, The Rotary Foundation and Club-based projects kept the audience enthralled.  “End Polio Now” was featured highly and Keynote Speaker Ramesh Ferris, who is a Polio Survivor, has dedicated his life to the cause and to assist fellow polio survivors in 3rd world countries including his birthplace India.  I don’t think there was a dry eye in the audience during his presentation.

ImageThis year DG David Rands included a Club Showcase to inform Rotarians attending the conference on the many and varied Club & International Projects that they are sponsoring both in our local communities and around the globe. Prizes were awarded to the most popular displays voted on by conference attendees. Some were very impressive ...

Saturday evening’s Masked Ball and Dinner was very enjoyable with the entertainment provided by The Wollongong’s Conservatory of Music Jazz Orchestra.  They are a very talented group of young people and really enhanced the evening’s celebrations and (many) showed us their expertise on the dance floor.  Prizes were given for the best individual and Club masks …

Next year’s Conference was announced - the last for District 9680 which is to be held in Nowra.  Ryde Club will be the host and they have booked the state of the art new Entertainment Centre and the Navy Air Museum for the Saturday night’s special event evening.  I’m sure it will be a wonderful weekend away.  Early bird bookings will be available from 1st July.

We had a great weekend and we are all revitalized and inspired by the wonderful work that we as Rotarians devote our time to.

Narrabeen Lakes thought the District Conference a ripper!!!

An eye-opening District Conference in Wollongong on the weekend with many “star” speakers demonstrating the strength, reach and capability of Rotary.  One of the “stars”: was Superintendent Deborah Wallace, but others included PolioPlus Ambassador Ramesh Ferris who was parlaysed with polio in India at the age of six months. Then there was medical researcher Felice Jacka who has found a link between mental illness and diet ...

Go for Gold at the Gong !