District Conference 2017 Hobart TAS

9th District Conference.

Theme : Children Are Our Future.

Jennie, John and I  enjoyed the  District  Conference at the Wrest  Point Convention            Centre in Hobart  last weekend  along with  over 400 others.

The Conference  officially opened on the   Friday night. The official party  and past                 District Governors were introduced as well as a Roll Call of the attending Clubs. DG Lynne’s granddaughter Lucinda Da Silva  provided the entertainment (as well as at  various times throughout the weekend) with  the  Hobart Dance Academy. We heard  from the Governor of Tasmania, Her  Excellency, Professor  The Honourable Kate Warner, AM .


Saturday morning John and I attended the Presidents /  Presidents-Elect breakfast where the  Rotary International  President’s  Personal Representative (RIPPR) local Rotarian PDG Ian Shuey   gave his  first  address.  Among his numerous Rotary interests  (such as ROMAC, Interplast , GSE and Rotary Friendship  Exchange) he and his wife Elizabeth  have a company called    Balloon Magic Pty. Ltd, which has won many international design awards, as prominently displayed at the Conference.

After Saturday’s breakfast, for those wishing to do so, we were bussed to  the Salamanca Market area for a few hours.  John was delighted to see a display of vintage motor bikes nearby, before we  had a exhilarating half-hour ride on a boom trike.

Youth Exchange  – We heard from the 14 overseas students, who were  mostly from European countries.


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