The Barossa District Conference has topped off a great year for District Governor Doug and Lynne Lyang. Our Barossa Conference Committee can now sit back and relax a little with the knowledge that the effort to select great speakers, activities and venues for the Conference and The Gala Conference Dinner at Chateau Tanunda. Follow the Conference with daily Facebook Posts by District Treasurer Colin Davies. 
 
A Video Presentation of some Photos from the 2016 District Conference in the Barossa
 
 
 
 
 
   
Mayor Bob Sloane welcomed delegates to the Barossa at the Barossa Regional Gallery, where Steven Kaesler told the story of the recently restored Hill & Son Organ and played two memorable pieces for us. 
 
Inbound Youth Exchange Students presented the official flags at the Rotary D9500 Conference in Barossa.
Katrina Griese, Amalie Straede, Noora Kantola, Adrien Le Blanc, and Jeremy Moreels.
 
    
His Excellency, Hieu Van Le, Governor of South Australia spoke at Rotary D9500 2016 Conference.
 
   
Local Barossa Icon, Maggie Beer, spoke to Rotarians at the 2016 D9500 Conference.
 
   
Rotary International President’s Representative, Connie Beltran, PGD 3810, delivered the message of RI President to D9500 Conference in the Barossa.
PDG Connie is from the Philippines where the oldest Club Manilla, is 100 years old.
 
Dr Laura Hart addressed the Rotary D9500 Conference in Barossa about mental health in young people.
 
D9500 Rotarians enjoyed fellowship after day one of the Conference in the Barossa.
 
 Opportunity exists everywhere, what will you do?
 
Professor Toby Coates, spoke about Diabetes, Kidney Disease, the importance of organ donation, and the Donate Life project.
 
   
Presentation by incoming VTT Team Leader, John Cooper.
 
“Mr South Australia”, Keith Conlon gave us a wonderful history of some icons of the Barossa.
 
Glenn Cooper talked about Cooper’s Brewery and how this family business survives against the other brewing giants.
 
PDG Connie Beltran spoke to Rotarians about Rotary's Polio Eradication Program at D9500 Conference.
 
Bridgett Leopold talked about how the Rotary Youth Exchange Program changed her life at Rotary D9500 Conference.
 
   
Michael McQueen spoke about the membership and the importance of change; without change, Rotary may not survive.  He also spoke passionately about the relevance of Brands, including our Rotary Brand.
 
  
Michael McQueen speaks passionately about relevance of Brands, including Rotary.
 
  
Chateau Tanunda was the location of the Rotary D9500 Conference Dinner.
 
The Rotary Club of Salisbury won the Club Performance Award. Congratulations to President Graham Purbrick and Club members.
 
  
 
  
Rotary D9500 Conference Dinner - 
DG Doug and Lynne Layng with Graham Cornes at Rotary D9500 Conference.
 
DG Doug conducted the Remembrance Service.
 
Rotarian Rob Eley talked about our Youth Programmes.
 
Damien Lynch gave a passionate presentation to Rotary D9500 Conference about Rotaract.
 
Dr Suren Krishnan spoke about his International experiences inspired by Rotary.
 
DGE John Pohl spoke about the Rotary Foundation which will celebrate 100 years in the Rotary Year 2016/2017.
 
PDG John Rowe received his Rotary Foundation Major Donor Crystal at Rotary D9500 Conference.
 
The 2017 Rotary D9500 Conference Committee invited Rotarians, Rotaractors and Friends of Rotary to the 2017 Conference in Geelong for a sea change.
 
DG Doug Layng thanked his Conference Committee and especially wife Lynne.
 
Congratulations to DG Doug and his team for a fantastic conference in the Barossa.
Rotarians enjoying a BBQ lunch after the conference.
 
 
 
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