The annual Rotary District Conference was very well attended by members of the Club.  This major event on the Rotary calendar was held at The Warwick, Cabramatta over the weekend 18th to 20th March 2022.
It featured a fantastic array of guest speakers covering Rotary and general interest topics, with plenty of time to mingle and meet with likeminded Rotarians from across the District over morning and afternoon teas, lunches and evening dinners.  
The Conference was a reminder that Rotary is a lot more than activities and projects at Club level.  The combined resources of Rotary Clubs achieve incredible results at District and International levels, many of which were showcased at the Conference.
Just some of the speakers and activities were:
  • A Welcome to Country and National Anthem by the Kari singers
  • Jessie Harman, a Director of Rotary International spoke on her impressions of Rotary's head office in Evanston, USA and the great work that Rotary is doing across the globe, particularly in response to the Ukranian crisis, and the campaign to end Polio
  • NSW Chief Magistrate, The Honourable Judge Peter Johnstone AO spoke on how the justice system can better serve young people
  • Professor Karen Zwi and Mick Scarcella gave a great presentation on who the Ngala Nanga Mai pARenT (We Dream) Program at La Perouse is improving the health of children and their Aboriginal Children, and how they plan to extend the Program to Western Sydney
  • Simon Griffiths, founder of Who Gives a Crap gave a humorous and entertaining presentation on his project that provides toilet paper locally with the profits used to build toilets in the developing world
  • Charles Allen of the Rotary Club of Sydney spoke on a range of peace building initiatives
  • Craig Reucassel, of the Chaser team spoke on being a changemaker for a sustainable world
  • Rob Edwards OAM, founder of the Its Time Foundation - refer to he Its Time Raffle on this site!
  • Dr Normam Swan, health journalist, broadcaster and commentator spoke on "The Aging Myth"
  • NSW Police Commissioner Karen Webb
  • The Gala Dinner on the Saturday night featured a special dance presentation by a Ukranian dance troupe.