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District 9999 Conference Programme 2023

Subject to Change

Imagine: Embracing diversity

Friday 24 March


1.30-6.00pm    Registration – Oamaru Opera House Foyer

5.00     Canapes and drinks – Hotel Brydone

6.30     Conference opening in the Oamaru Opera House 


  • Jan Boustead -    District Governor

  • Gary Kircher - Mayor Waitaki District Council

  • Jennifer Jones – RI President (virtual)

  • Keynote speaker 1

8.40         Finger food and cash bar. Social time


Saturday 25 March

8.20     Call to order – Days proceedings

Keynote Speaker 2

  • Building resilience in our communities– Making connections in your community    


Sponsor presentation

10.40      Morning tea – Hotel Brydone

Empowering women and girls 

Sponsor presentation

Keynote Speaker 3

1.00     Boxed lunch provided 

1.30 -4.30pm     Tours and activities

6.30pm     Dinner at the Lone and Merc

  • Theme ‘ Steaming in Oamaru’

  • Silent Auction through the night in support of Polio Plus

  • Entertainment

Sunday 26 March

8.45 am    Celebrating club successes​

Keynote Speaker 4 

Sponsor presentation

11am    Morning Tea at Hotel Brydone

Keynote Speaker 5

12.45-1pm      Closing remarks 

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