The Virtual Conference

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 Opened 11th May at 6:30pm  via eConnections with DG Jane Owens

 Session 1    Theme:  “Opportunities in Change”
Welcome from DG Jane Owens and Welcome to Whyalla by Mayor Clare McLaughlin
Keynote Speaker:  Senator Andrew McLachlan
 Session 2

Theme: Youth, “How Rotary changed my life”
MC – Tatjana Turcinov (Rotary Club of Adelaide)
Keynote: Jeremy Neesham, Clontarf Foundation

Interactive group covering a range of Rotary youth programs – “Soapbox” session
Rotaract, Rotary Youth Leadership Award, Rotary Youth Exchange, National Youth Science Forum

 Session 3

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

MC – Andrew De Garis (Rotary Club of West Lakes)

Keynote: Stephanie Woollard, Founder & CEO Seven Women (Nepal)

A moderated session with a panel of community speakers Stephanie Woollard – Seven Women, Dave Cockshell – Donations in Kind, Rikki Cooke – Treasure Boxes

Group 4, 5, 7 presentations
 Session 4

Theme: The Rotary Foundation “Club opportunities to engage

MC – Andrew De Garis (Rotary Club of West Lakes)

Short presentations by the Rotary Peace Fellow and projects being undertaken by the Rotary Clubs of D9500 using Rotary Foundation Global Grants

Part 1: Gary Pewsey – Rotary Peace Scholar, Rotary Club of Stuart Alice Springs – Nepal School Rebuilding Project

Part 2: Rotary Club of Barossa – Uganda Dental project, Rotary Club of Kidman Park – Water Sanitation & Hygiene project Ghana

 Session 5

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, Richard Turner – Energy, Barbara Derham – Regional Tourism, Brenton Vanstone – UniHub SG & Anita Crisp – UniHub SG.

 Session 6

Theme: “Remarks from the RIPR – Sue Hayward”

Introduction by DG Jane Owens

Rotary International President Representative, PDG Sue Hayward