You and your partner are invited to attend the 2020 combined Rotary District 9685 & 9675 “Reasons” Conference.

The theme for Conference 2020 is Reasons and it gives Rotarians a chance to focus on questions like:

·        Why are we Rotarians?

·        Why did we become Rotarians?

·        What keeps us serving our communities? 

The District Conference will be held in Wollongong at the Wollongong Entertainment Centre on Friday 20th March to Sunday 22nd March 2020 – a wonderful venue right on the beach: what more Reasons do you need to attend?

We have these inspirational speakers lined up and more in the pipeline:

  • Turia Pitt was burnt alive during an ultra marathon, humanitarian, Interplast Ambassador.
  • Kaye Green, the first Tasmanian exchange student to Japan in 1972, successful lithographer.
  • Rebecca Tolstory AM, Rotarian, founding Chair of Path of Hope
  • Rob Edwards, entertaining and inspiring motivational speaker.

All registrants will receive an invitation to attend free workshops/training seminars prior to the Conference on the Friday afternoon. We have also arranged with Wollongong Council for Rotarians to plant a tree in the Wollongong area on the same afternoon.

Saturday night’s dinner dance theme will be the Roaring Twenties. Come dressed as your favourite pin striped gangster or an incredibly glamorous flapper, musician, band or song. There will be prizes for the best dressed individuals and clubs.  Let your hair down, drag out your dancing shoes and let’s show Wollongong how we ROAR the Reasons why we are Rotarians.

We will be offering home hosting. What a great opportunity for you to meet and get to know a friendly Illawarra Rotarian.  Jim Christensen will be our home hosting coordinator, please contact Jim by email if you wish to participate.

Please join me in celebrating Rotary Connecting the World with the wonderful work we do in Districts 9685 & 9675 at the Rotary Reasons 2020 District Conference

Looking forward to sharing the Reasons why we are Rotarians with you.