Rchard Luke talking about the conference

"Be a Gift to the World"
25-28 February 2016
Ulumbarra Theatre
Gaol Road, Bendigo, Victoria​

On behalf of the Conference Committee
of the Rotary Club of Heidelberg,

I am delighted to invite you to attend the 2016 Conference of District 9790 which we hope will be remembered as “fantastic” by all who attend.

It is more than 10 years since our Conference was held in Bendigo, a city that boasts many great things to see and do: lots for the sport enthusiast, for the Arts lover, for the walkers and the talkers, and for those who love eating and drinking. There are plenty of reasons for using the Conference as an opportunity to take a break in a major Regional City in the centre of Victoria; to enjoy some recreation time; to renew friendships and make new ones; and to enjoy Rotary update!

Partners and families will be most welcome and options for child care are to be available.

The venue for the conference on its own is reason to participate.

The very new Ulumbarra Theatre completed in 2015 is centred in the old gaol, in the middle of the vibrant city. The entrance walls of the new 1000-seat auditorium are the old external walls of the gaol, so if you haven’t been “inside” before, here is your chance. For those who prefer distance views, framing of Bendigo scenery through windows is impressive! Here is a chance to be immersed in history and admire the efforts of Heritage specialists in creating the new, while preserving essence of the old!

Our Conference will be a clear response to the call by 2015/16 RI President K.R. Ravindran, to “Be a Gift to the World”. As individuals, Clubs and District, we have opportunity to develop our capabilities, indeed our potentials, to contribute positively to the world we live in. Inspirational addresses that have long-term impact; extension of networks; improved understanding of and familiarity with new Rotary International resources; and opportunities for multi-Club collaborations, are all objectives behind the program. Through all of this, we want there to be lots of fun and enjoyment!

While Rotary at the local community level can be both rewarding and valuable, expansion of the potential “gift” through targeted utilisation of the new grant system, can bring even greater rewards for donor and recipient alike. The Conference Committee and all members of the Rotary Club of Heidelberg, encourage Rotarians and partners to come and participate, to help us use and enjoy both the fantastic new Ulumbarra Theatre and our complementing, very worthy program.
Can we fill the 1000-seat facility?

Please, register soon!

Richard Luke

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