DAY 1 FRIDAY 2nd MARCH 11:00 am - Luncheon for new members and first-time attendees 1:00 pm - Conference begins... - Per Hoyen: Welcome form the RI President's Personal Representative (RIPPR) 1:30 pm - Dr Jordan Nguyen: One Life. Persist to Improve Many 2:15 pm - Afternoon Tea 2:45 pm - Focus: Indigenous Australia - Roll call of Clubs - Sarah Brown: The Purple Truck - A Social Health Enterprise - Russell Marnock:National Trachoma Project - Olive Aumann: A myriad of connections 4:30 pm - Russell Gurney: Launch of 2019 Conference 4:45 pm - Close for the day 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Cocktail Party (note changed time) 7:00 pm until late - Club dinners - arranged by Clubs
DAY 2 SATURDAY 3rd MARCH Focus: A healthier Tomorrow 8:45 am - In Memoriam 9:00 am - DGN Shia Smart (Duncan): Introduction - Beth Wilson: Memoirs of a Failed Retiree 10:35 am - Morning Tea - Rtns Brian Martin & Merv Ericson: Walk the Talk - Professor Eoin Killackey: Education and Employment - Keys to Recovery in Young People with Mental Illness - Jordan Fallon:Youth Suicide - Challenges for Society - Bob Williams: Interplast - Cathy Roth: Professionals with Alzheimers - Mary Muirhead:Learning for Life - Autism and the Future 12:40 pm - Lunch 1:40 pm - Focus - Career & Profession - Tom Gleisner: Working Dog Productions - Moments in Australian Culture - Club Project - Satellite Scoresby 2:25 pm - Focus - Business and our Environment - Pat Armstrong - Rotary Environment Committee - Brendan Foran - Connecting to the Environment 3:05 pm Afternoon Tea 3:35 pm Focus - International - Club Project - Microfinance - Amazing outcomes for $250. Bayswater RC - Club Project - Kiriwina - Rowville RC 3:50 pm - Focus - Rotary Foundation - PDG Brian Foley: Introduction to The Rotary Foundation - PDG Murray Verso: The Rotary Foundation - A Global Perspective - Rtn Mark Balla: Improving Educational Outcomes through WaSH Initiatives - PDG Bob Richards & AG Diane Fisher: Polio - National Immunisation Day Update 5:00 pm - Close for the day 6:30 pm - Gala Dinner - The Bendigo Stadium (approx 3.5 klms from the Ulumbarra Theatre, free parking)
DAY 3 SUNDAY 4th MARCH 9:00 am Focus: Youth & Leadership - Bianca Lobo: Rotaract at a National Scale - Jenny Coburn: Membership - New Styles - Murray Baird: How Deep is your Love? the picture of charities in Australia - DRR Tegan McWilliam: Rotaractors Tomorrow - Salwan Shahine and students: Interact in Schools - Wandin RC: Earlyact 10:35 - Morning Tea - David Burt: Transforming Australian Culture through Sport - Public Speaking Contest Winners - Youth Exchange 11:50 am Kirsty Sword Gusmao AO: Together Towards Tomorrow 12:30 pm RIPPR Per Hoyen: Final Address 12:50 pm Conference Close 1:00 pm Lunch
This Rotary Conference will be held on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri Peoples and we pay our respects to their elders past and present and to any Elders who will be attending the Conference.