Next month we can exchange the hustle and bustle of the cities, towns and our busy work lives, and enjoy some "Fresh Eyre" while attending the 2015 Rotary Conference in Port Lincoln, 26-29 March 2015.
 
ROTARY 9500 DISTRICT CONFERENCE
February 2015 update
 
Already over 300 Rotarians and their partners have registered to join us in Pt Lincoln for the great program of speakers and events  and to enjoy the ambience of this seaside treasure.     There is also the opportunity to come to experience – arguably some of the best and freshest seafood that you'll ever taste!
 
With only a week or so before Registration Fees increase after 23 February, now is the time to go to our Conference Website  which has been updated to provide a précis of our speakers’ topics as well as  many options in between sessions to explore Port Lincoln's wonderful maritime adventures and history, then book online by clicking Book Online to take you to the registration page at MyBookingManager.    Conference registration includes the Thursday night Mayoral Welcome and Saturday night Conference Dinner.
 
*     First-time conference attendees (this includes our Youth Exchange students and most Rotaractors) will be welcomed at a complimentary lunch at 12 noon on Friday 27 March in the Media Room at the rear of the Nautilus Theatre.    Current Presidents and their partners will also be invited to this lunch.  Please make sure you have registered for the Conference in the foyer before coming through to the lunch.
 
  • *     The dress code for the Conference Dinner is lounge suit/evening wear.   For the remainder of the Conference there is no strict dress code.
 
*     Some people have asked about access to childcare during the conference sessions or in the evenings.   To access this, please contact Chantelle Sudgen at Toybox Community Childcare,toybox@westnet.com.au, or Lynne Hoopmann at Kiddywinks Childcare Centre,kidwinksdirector@bigpond.com.   Both requested a few weeks notice , as there is paper work to do .
 
*     The Saturday afternoon tour on the MFV Tacoma has now filled and we are unable to take any more bookings for that tour.
 
*     The Conference Committee has also opened up to the public, the keynote speeches of two of our speakers - South Australian of the Year Dr Gill Hicks and Keith Abraham who is acknowledged by the National Speakers’ Association as one of the world’s top 7% of professional speakers.
 
*     Rotary International Presidents Representative announced
 
It has just been announced that the Rotary International President's Representative will be PDG Gregory Ross from District 9800.
 
A professional actor since 1967, you will recognize Greg from his television roles in Cop Shop, BellbirdPrisoner and Ocean Girl, and guest appearances in NeighboursCity Homicide and Blue Heelers.       More details are available on the " Speakers " page. 
 
 
*     Getting there and back - share a lift or fly
 
If you would like a lift to/from Port Lincoln, try to find someone in your own club. If that fails, email info@rotary9500in2015.com.au  with subject “RequestLift” and we will send you a list of those who have offered places in their cars.  A donation of,say, $30 towards costs would be appropriate.
 
Can you help?     If you can offer a spot in your car, please email info@rotary9500in2015.com.auwith subject “OfferLift”, giving name, suburb/town, mobile number, and dates of travel.  We will compile a list and make it available to those requesting lifts.
 
If you are flying to Port Lincoln and would like a lift in from the airport (there are only eight taxis in Port Lincoln), email info@rotary9500in2015.com.au with subject line “Airport Lift” and provide number of people, flight arrival time and where you are staying. We will endeavour to arrange a pickup for you.
 
Why not consider extending your time in Port Lincoln to explore the area, spend extra time with old friends and make new friends at the 2015 Rotary Conference in Port Lincoln from Thursday 26 to Sunday 29 March 2015.
 
 
I look forward to seeing you in Port Lincoln  as we “Light Up Rotary” and “Light Up Lincoln”.
 
 
 
Kind regards
                                                
John Campbell
District Governor – Rotary District 9500
 
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