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District 9999 Conference Programme 2023
Subject to Change
“Imagine: Embracing diversity”
Friday 24 March
2.30 - 6.00pm Registration – Oamaru Opera House Foyer
6.00 Opera House will be open to conference attendees
6.15 Conference opening in the Oamaru Opera House - Seated
Jan Boustead - District Governor
Hana Halalele - Deputy Mayor Waitaki District Council
DG Marilyn Stevens 9940
Jennifer Jones – RI President (virtual)
Keynote speaker - Cam Calkoen - "Dream big because with big dreams comes a big life"
8.45 Finger food and cash bar. Social time - Brydone Hotel
Saturday 25 March
8.20 Call to order – Days proceedings
Keynote Speaker - Kyle Mewburn - "My life in transition"
Keynote Speaker - Michelle Sharp - "Creating an inclusive community"
Sponsor presentation - Globus Family of Brands - in Opera House
10.25 Morning tea – Hotel Brydone
11.05 Empowering women and girls
Susan Wakefield - Empowering women and girls
Debra Gibbs - Days for Girls
TBC - Breast Milk Bank
Keynote Speaker - Matt and Sarah Brown - Facilitating Intergenerational Healing
Raffle in support of Polio Plus
1.00pm Boxed lunch provided
1.30 -4.30 Tours and activities or Own time to explore
Tour options to be booked with registration:
Rod Tempero's Motor Building $30 ea. includes Bus
Riverstone Castle (Dot's) $35 ea. includes Bus
Historic Oamaru Walking Tour - Guided $15 ea.
6.30pm Dinner at the Lone and Merc
Theme ‘Steaming in Oamaru’
Raffle through the night in support of Polio Plus
Sunday 26 March
8.45 am Building communities where people unite and take action to create lasting change.
Pauline Bloomfield - Collaborating with organisations in our communities - K9 Medical Detection
Dave Bray & Nicky Donkers - Temuka /Geraldine Club Experience - Engaging communities
Valda Cordes - Working with diversity - Gardening with Hohepa
Karen Stade - Upper South Island Clubs - Collaboration between clubs and clusters
10 am Keynote Speaker - Raesha Ismail - Cultural Diversity
10:45 District Awards
10.55 - 11.25 Morning Tea at Hotel Brydone
11.25 Keynote Speaker - Jessie Harman - RI Director - Creating welcoming clubs and
strengthening club cultures.
Phil Gully DGE and team - Promoting 2024 Rotary District Conference
12.00-12.30pm Jan Boustead District Governor - Closing remarks