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YOUR 2018 DISTRICT CONFERENCE PROGRAM

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CONFERENCE PROGRAM FRIDAY 9th March 2018

MC BRIAN KIDD
11:30 for 12:00 noon
College of Governors Meeting and Lunch – Melrose Room, Sea World Resort
2:00pm – 5:30 pm
Registration Desk opens
Enjoy the Welcome Experience with gathering places available, networking and introductions to new friends. The glamorous Marina Mirage shopping centre and Palazzo Versace are just up the road. Or stay and play Intro Bingo to win fun prizes while you get to know your fellow Rotarians and guests.
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Pre-Dinner Welcome Drinks
Available in the Conference Centre with a cash bar.   Enjoy live music while you continue to play Intro Bingo to meet new people, and catch up with old friends.
6:00 pm -7:30 pm
2018 District Conference Opening
Jingeri
– Welcome to Yugambeh Country by the Jellurgal Elders and Dancers.

Rotary Moments
National Anthem
Welcome to Conference – DG Darrell Brown
In Memoriam
Rotary International President’s Representative PDG Jodie Sparks
An update on Rotary world-wide
Keynote Speaker – Scott Williams CSP, The Laughter Doctor
Entertainment – Raffaele Pierno
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Buffet Dinner
Sea World Conference Resort – with lots of entertainment and networking, exhibition booths and cash bar open.
Live music by The Schusters


CONFERENCE PROGRAM SATURDAY 10th March 2018

MC BRIAN KIDD
6:30 am
Buffet Breakfast available – Shoreline Restaurant
6:30 am – 8:15 am
Youth Alumni Breakfast – Melrose Room, Sea World Resort
Speaker – Des Lacy
7:30 am
Registration Desk Re-opens
8:30 am – 10:15 am
FUN with Youth – Opening Activity
Opening Remarks – DG Darrell Brown
Keynote Speaker – Karen Phillips – Celebrating Diversity in Rotary
Youth Presentations:
RYLA – Lachlan, Georgia
RYPEN – Jaali, Lucy, Jessica
RYTS – Cody
RYDA program speaker
NYSF – Will
YEP – Inbound and Outbound – Lachlan and Gigi with Chris Thurtell
10:15 am – 10:45 am
Morning tea – Exhibition area
10:45 am – 11:15 am
ROMAC – Dr Josh Francis and David Bonifant
11.15 am – 1.00 pm
Keynote Speaker – Bruce Sullivan – Your Best You
District Awards
GCE Presentation
– Incoming and Outgoing

Guest Appearance – Dr Fritz Heckler – Behavioural Profiling
1:00pm – 2:00 pm
Lunch and Exhibition area – Dancers from 5th Avenue Studio
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
FUN in Life
Rotary International President’s Representative PDG Jodie Sparks
District Awards
Keynote Speaker – Allan Pease – The Answer
Rotary Project – Human Brain Project – Graham Jones, Andrea Giomi and Samra Naz
Rotary Project – End Trachoma by 2020 – Kerry Kornhauser OAM
Keynote SpeakerLaurie Lawrence – Excellence is
No Accident
5:45 pm
Buses leave from Porte Cochere, Sea World Resort
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Australian Outback Spectacular – Dinner and Show


CONFERENCE PROGRAM SUNDAY 11th March 2018

MC BRIAN KIDD
6:30 am
Buffet Breakfast available – Shoreline Restaurant
8:00 am – 8:45 am
District 9640 Business Session
8:45 am – 9:20 am
The Dolphin Experience – a wonderful part of Sea World’s experience – Limited to 300 people – first booked.
Or Yoga on the Beach – with Libby Weston
9:40 am – 10:30 am
Fellowship Unites Nations
Celebrating Commonwealth Day and forthcoming Commonwealth Games
Entertainment – Harmony in Paradise
Keynote Speaker – Peter Beattie, Chairman of GOLDOC,
Commonwealth Games Organising Committee
Rotary Peace Fellows
10:30 am – 11:00 am
Morning Tea – Exhibition Area
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Feature Speaker – John Paul Langbroek MP Surfers Paradise
DGE Terry Brown
– District 9640 Conference 2019
Keynote Speaker – Jack Wilson – PGA Award Winner – Driving Disruption
Keynote Speaker – Julie Cross – Recharge Your Sparkle!
Rotary International President’s Representative PDG Jodie Sparks
Final Remarks
Close of Conference – DG Darrell Brown
Entertainment – The Blenders
1.00 pm – 2.30 pm
Lunch – Paella in the Park – sponsored by Bruce Lynton Automotive Group