Rotary District 1070
91st ANNUAL CONFERENCE
20th – 22nd September 2019
Preparations are nearing completion for the 2019 District Conference….
Visit this page on a regular basis for latest news ………………….last update: 2019- 04-12
On-Line Conference Registration is open…..until September 1st.
Conference Registration £38 per Delegate/Guest.
Concessions: Rotaractor, Interact and RotaKids £10 / person
Friday Hot Fork Buffet £18.50 / person.
Saturday Gala Dinner £32 / person
As a reminder ….
Conference is open to Rotarians, Wives/Husbands/Partners, Inner Wheel Members, Rotaractors and Guests……
Note:- Those attending any of the following:- The Saturday or Sunday plenary sessions, the Friday evening event, the Saturday Gala Dinner & Cabaret, MUST be registered for Conference.
WANTED – Singers – Musicians – Comedians. . . and more
N.B. To receive further details of the Conference as they become available please sign up by clicking HERE
Eric Knowles is the knowledgeable and friendly antiques expert who has graced the BBC’s “Antiques Roadshow” and radio programmes for over 20 years. Eric presents an immensely enjoyable mixture of fascinating, often irreverent anecdotal reminiscences. Eric takes the wraps off the mystery of the world of antiques while delighting in demonstrating his skill with both artefacts and people alike.
Roy Locke’s spectacular vocals and an ability to bring the power and emotion of some of the most famous musical roles of all time to any stage, makes him a true star of the classical cross-over genre and a firm favourite of audiences worldwide
Tim Stevens retired as Bishop of Leicester after 16 years in 2015. He is now a non-executive director of the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. He is a former chair of the Trustees of Common Purpose UK and was appointed Prelate of the Order of St John (an international humanitarian organisation) in 2016. He now travels widely supporting the work of the Order around the world. He was appointed CBE in 2016.
Colin’s son Tim was 12 when he was killed by an IRA bomb in 1993. Tim: An Ordinary Boy’, published by Hodder & Stoughton.
Publications / Media: include National and regional press articles; TV and Radio interviews / appearances. BBC Question Time Panellist, BBC Panorama, Guested on many TV programmes, inc The One Show, BBC Breakfast, ITV Good Morning Britain. Jeremy Vine Show BBC Radio 2.
Hosted own ITV Granada series, ‘An Interview with Colin Parry’.
Chris’ presentation of why DoGoodery and contemporary Rotaract is so important to Rotary, and Rotaractors.
Captain Bryan Pill
Bryan’s love of aircraft started when he was ten, watching aircraft landing at Guernsey Airport. Having completed RAF Officer training, Bryan changed tack and went on to teach science in the UK, India, and Guernsey and then to work with the visually impaired.
Suzanne joined Inner Wheel 12 years ago and has never looked back! Her mother and father-in-law were long time active members of both Inner Wheel and Rotary. Having held several positions both within her club and District, twice serving as President and now serving on the District Executive, she feels honoured to represent her District this year. Suzanne is passionate about the values of Inner Wheel of Friendship and Service and the difference they can make in the world. Her theme for this year is ‘Touching Lives’ in as many ways as we can and in as many places.
Ever wondered what it is like to be a tennis umpire? Bernadette Halton does as she has been a tennis official for over 45 years and shares her experiences, stories and training with you in a unique talk about her life in the world of tennis.
Mark was born in Leicestershire in 1962. At the age of five, he contracted polio, leaving him paralysed from the neck down. He was originally given a 10% chance of survival but was eventually able to regain limited mobility. He moved to Nigeria at the age of eight where his father tried to cure him using traditional methods. He went to suffer bullying at school due to his disability an abusive childhood at the hands of his father. He later returned to the UK at the age of 18 to encounter another form of discrimination – racism. Despite these challenges he later completed an MBA at De Montfort University. In 2016 Mark became a member of Rotary. First starting at the Rotary Leicester club before joining Leicester Novus Rotary club a year later.
Dr. Geoff Brighty
Plastic Oceans started in 2009 to highlight the issues of plastic pollution. Joining in 2014, Geoff advised on the science content of the Foundations’ Film, A Plastic Ocean, and led the Science Behind the Film publication. He leads for policy development and research programmes for the Foundation, and on sustainability advice to business. Geoff led the UK Government environmental research programmes on endocrine disruption (ED), including groundbreaking discoveries of ED chemicals, and their impacts on fish and invertebrates.
N.B. The District Conference committee have the right to change the speaker list
SOUTHPORT – For online information about the area click HERE
- Situated on the Sefton coast, Southport is easily reachable from the East Midlands
- Southport Boasts a beautiful and expansive coastline surrounded by natural beauty and has been a practical and popular location for previous 1070 conferences.
- If you have a thirst for new experiences, then Southport has something different you can get your teeth in to every time you visit
- If you are keen to discover the history of the area, you can follow one of the towns history and heritage trails exploring Lord Street, the parks and gardens and nearby Waterloo.
- Lord Street dates from the 1820s when the spacious street was laid out as a Victorian canopied boulevard edged in scenic gardens. It has a charming, unique style all of its own and is a favourite shopping destination.
- Discover the natural coast where you can see how land and sea blend together and look out for the unique wildlife that makes its habitat in these surroundings.
- Visit the Anthony Gormley ‘Another Place’ art installation, at Crosby beach. See the 100 iron men standing proudly looking out to sea, which at various points throughout the day can be seen in very different ways, giving you a different experience every time.
The Conference Venue.
Southport Theatre and Convention Centre
The conference centre is sited on the water’s edge with a commanding view over the Marine Lake and endless sandy beaches beyond.
Conference 2019 coincides with WORLD PEACE DAY
World Peace Day 21st September 2019. The International Day of Peace — is observed annually and is dedicated to world peace, specifically to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.
SOUTHPORT HOTEL BOOKINGS
Southport has luxurious, chic hotels that will indulge you with lavish furnishings, plus a well-deserved cocktail or two!
If cosy and intimate surroundings are preferred you will find real quality hotels, with lovely surroundings, good prices, special offers and bespoke packages giving you more time to explore Southport’s attractions.
Everyone has a different wish list when it comes to choosing a hotel, we are here to help you find the perfect place to stay on your trip.
Southport has plenty of hotels for you to choose from!
To access the Southport Hotel Booking Service Click HERE
You’ll find lots of accommodation options to suit all budgets at very competitive rates from luxury hotels to charming Bed & Breakfasts.
The Conference Hotel is the Ramada Plaza right next to the Conference Centre
SOUTHPORT TOURIST INFORMATION
Download the Dining Guide HERE
THE CONFERENCE PROGRAMME
(further details along with menus will be announced in due course)
Conference RegistrationIn the Reception Area next to the Hotel.
Golf Competition at HURLSTON HALL GOLF CLUBFriday. First tee time 11am
House of Friendship in the Waterfront SuiteFriday Opens at 12.00 noon til 5.00pm
Saturday 8.00am til 2.00pm
Sunday 8.00am til 2.00pm
Plenary Sessions in the TheatreSaturday from 9am until 1.30pm
Sunday from 9.15am until 1.30pm
Dining & EntertainmentFriday evening informal dining approx. 7.00pm followed at 8.30pm by “Rotary’s Got Talent” & ROY LOCK (Phantom of the Opera Star) in the Floral Hall
Saturday Black Tie Gala Dinner in the Floral Hall, dancing to ABBA tribute band.
Rotary’s Got Talent ??
We are looking at the possibility of holding a Talent Competition on the Friday evening of Conference.
Have you got talent that you would wish to display and potentially win a prize?
Anything will be considered from solo acts, to groups, choirs or any type of family entertainment.
Who can enter?
Anyone connected with Rotary, Rotarians, family of Rotarians, Inner Wheel, nobody will be excluded.
What about your Youth Competition Winners!
The entrants will be judged by the audience and a panel of “celebrities” with a final performance by the winners
Each entrant would do up to 5 minutes of entertainment, whether it be singing, dancing, public speaking, magic or comedy. Nothing will be discounted.
If you would like further details and register your interest then please DOWNLOAD ENTRY FORM HERE and return to DGN Peter Berry, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
CONFERENCE GOLF TOURNAMENT at HURLSTON HALL GOLF CLUB.
The competition will be Single Stableford played over 18 holes and is open to all Rotarians and guests attending conference.
Full stroke allowance. Played in 3 or 4 balls (subject to total no. of entries).
Tee times from 11.00 am to 12.00 pm – but expandable, subject to demand.
The Conference Trophy will be presented to the team with the best net score (best 2 scores to count from up to 4 players). There are also prizes for the best Lady and best Gent, with a trophy for the overall individual winner.
Entry Fee: £45 per person, includes coffee and a bacon roll served after playing .
For further information and a full copy of the rules please contact the golf organiser: –
Iain Martin, Rotary Club of St Ives.
2019 Conference Key Contacts
DG Elect – Rodney Spokes (Leicester)
Conference Manager – Bob McKinlay (Grantham Kesteven)
Conference Secretary – Roger McDermott (Coalville)
Registration – Elaine Vandelli (Kibworth & Fleckney)
House of Friendship – Ian Neale (Melton Mowbray)
Golf Tournament – Iain Martin (St Ives)
Publicity & Web Page – Malcolm Riddle (Blaby Meridian)
Contact details for the above can be found in the Rotary District 1070 directory
YOU CAN CONTACT THE CONFERENCE MANAGER BY USING THE FORM BELOW….