2020 Program

Friday – Whyalla Tourist Centre


Civic Reception by the City of Whyalla Council

Welcome to Whyalla by Mayor Clare McLaughlin

Saturday, 4/4


The Rotary Foundation Breakfast at Mint Café

Saturday – Middleback Theatre


Session 1

Theme:  “Opportunities in Change”

MC – Daniel Niutta (Rotaractor, Salisbury)


Welcome to country by Lez Taylor of Barngarla people

Welcome from DG Jane Owens

Key note: Opportunities in Change

Message from Rotary International President Representative, Sue Hayward

Group 1,2 & 3 presentations

Morning Tea 10:30 to 11:00



Session 2

Theme: Youth, “How Rotary changed my life”

MC – Daniel Niutta (Rotaractor, Salisbury)

Key note: Jeremy Neesham, Clontarf Foundation

Interactive groups covering a range of Rotary youth programs  – “Soapbox” session


Lunch 12:30 to 13:30


Session 3

Theme: International & community, “How can Rotarians & Rotary be incubators to promote social inclusion

MC – Andrew De Garis


Key note: Stephanie Woollard, Founder & CEO Seven Women

A moderated session with a panel of community speakers Suzie Low – Santa Teresa Community, Dave Cockshell – Donations in Kind, Jo Clark – West Coast Youth & Community Support, Lez Taylor – Barngaria Aboriginal Corp, Rikki Cooke – Treasure Boxes

Group 4, 5, 7 presentations

Afternoon Tea 15:00 to 15:30



Session 4

Theme: The Rotary Foundation “Club opportunities to engage

MC – Andrew De Garis

Keynote: PDG Doug Layng

Short presentations of projects being undertaken by the Rotary Clubs and the D9500



District AGM with Club Presidents

Cocktail drinks amongst the exhibitions (Non AGM participants)

Saturday night – Westlands Hotel Function Room

Gala Dinner


6pm  for  6:30pm

MC – PDG Sue Hayward (RIPR)

District Awards

Entertainment by Gavin Chandler

Sunday, 5/4


Whyalla wetlands walk



Sunday – Middleback Theatre


Memorial Service


Open exhibition and conference session 5&6 to Whyalla public/business


Session 5

Public Session

Theme: “Re-branding the Upper Spencer Gulf

MC – Tatjana Turcinov


Panel discussion by the business opportunities changing the image of the Upper Spencer Gulf region in line with the changing industry and social fabric of the area. Mayor Clare McLaughlin – Whyalla City Council, SIMEC Energy, Barbara Derham – Regional Tourism, Liberty Steel, Brenton Vanstone – UniHub SG.)

Group 8,9,10 presentations


Morning Tea 10:30 to 11:00


Session 6

Theme:  “Moving forward together”

MC – Tatjana Turcinov

Key note: Peter Borda, Peter Borda Coaching


“D9510 – The year ahead” introduction by DGE David Jones

“A DG’s year, with Jane & David Owens”

Invitation to D9510 Conference 2021 by DGE David Jones

Close by Rotary International President Representative, PDG Sue Hayward


Lunch 12:30 to 13:30


Session 7

Community activities & local tours