Conference Program

FRIDAY 22 MArch 2019

 11:00 am                       College of Governors Meeting - - venue Havilah on Palmerston
                                      (Partners entertained by DG's Partner at Central Goldfields Art Centre 

 12:30 pm                      Australian Rotary Health Golf Day at Maryborough Golf Club

 12:30 pm                      College of Governors lunch- venue - Havilah on Palmerston

 2:00 - 5:00 pm              Partners Tour to Dunolly with guide

 3:00 - 8:00 pm              Registrations open at Town Hal

 5:30 pm                        Dining out in Maryborough, own arrangements at local restaurants, pre-booking encouraged

 7:45 pm                        CONFERENCE TOWN HALL VENUE DOORS OPEN

 8:00 pm                        Call to Order & Welcome

                                      Flag Parade, National Anthems, 

                                      Welcome to Maryborough / Recognition of Aboriginal Land

                                      Conference Opening - Administrator of Central Goldfields

                                      Welcome to conference by host President- Meryl James

                                      Presentation of Conference theme - DG Anthony Ohlsen

                                      Opening Remarks - Rotary International President's Representative (RIPR)

 9:05                              Music, Club Visuals & Movement

 9:20 - 10:05                  Inspiration Leading to Action SARAH BROWN   

 10:10                            Music, Club Visuals & Movement              

 10:20 pm                      Supper

 11:00                            Close


 7:00 am                         President's 2018-19 Breakfast - venue - Ripples on the Res

                                       President's 2019-20 Breakfast - venue - Supreme Court Bar & Bistro

                                       President's 2020-21 Breakfast - venue - Bull & Mouth Hotel

  8:00 - 9:30 am               Registration at Town Hall Welcome 

 8:45 am                        CONFERENCE TOWN HALL VENUE OPEN

 9:00 am                         Special Event - do not miss this!

                                       Welcome and Thank You to sponsors

                                       Roll call of District 9780 clubs

 10:05 -10:40 am            JOHANNA PARKER

                                       Finding Heart within Ourselves

                                       Morning Tea

 11:05-11:45 am             ARH Chair GREG ROSS

                                      You gotta have heart

 11:50-12:15                  PZD NOEL TREVASKIS

                                                    Clubs as places of inspiration

 12:15-12:40                  RIPR STEVE HILL

                                     How our clubs become places of Heart


 1:30 pm                       Partners Tour to Possum Gully & High Tea at Talbot

 1:35 pm                       Call to Order

 1:40-2:15                     PHILLIPA CHALLIS OAM

                                     Laughter is the best medicine

 2:15-3:00 pm              JOHN PRENDACAST

                                     Being the inspiration in your community

                                     Afternoon Tea

 3:30-3:55 pm              PP GARY HIGGINS

                                    Inspiring change in community attitudes

 4:00 pm                      Close

                                    CONFERENCE DINNER 

 6:15 pm                      Pre dinner drinks at Maryborough Highland Society

 6:30 pm                      Pre dinner entertainment - synthetic bowling green area

 7:05 pm                      Conference Dinner Hosted by Rotary Club of Maryborough

 8:00 pm                      A wee dram of poetry - Bruce Duncan

 9:00 pm                       A spot of humour - John Prendergast

                                    Music by Cosmos 

 11:00 pm                    Close

SUNDAY 24 March

 7:00 am                        Breakfast - own arrangements

 8:45 am                       CONFERENCE TOWN HALL VENUE OPEN

 9:00 am                       Call to Order

                                     Recognitions of deceased Rotarians and Reflections

 9:20-9:55                     Ambassadors for Peace Forum - Youth Exchange Team

 10:00-10:45 am           DIMITY HAWKINS

                                     A golden future of peace

                                     Morning Tea

 11:15-11:25                 Conference Resolutions

                                     Join us at the International Convention

 11:35-11:45am            Introducing our District Governor Nominee Phil Beasley

 11:45-12:00                 Introducing our District Governor Elect Rosanne Kava

                                     Next Years Conference

                                     Competition Prizes and Youth Exchange

 12:10-12:30 pm           Closing Address

 12:30                           Closing Remarks and Thank You to Team

 12:40                           Close of Conference and Lunch



 Partner activities are planned for Friday and Saturday afternoons.
 Transport will depend on numbers booked, therefore maybe self-drive, share or bus. 
 Departure (at 1:30 pm) and return (before 5:00 pm), on both days will be beside the Maryborough Town Hall, Neill     Street.
 Travel via Timor/Bowenvale to the historic township of Dunolly, stop at the “Cork Tree”, wander the main street  
 viewing the Town Hall, the Post Office plus others.
 Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and cake at the Dunolly Bakery
 Travel via Adelaide Lead, visiting Possum Gully Fine Arts Gallery and then onto the historic township of Talbot,
 wander the main street, visit the museum and admire the buildings of yester year  including Chesterfield House.  
 Enjoy high tea at the Talbot Provedore & Eatery


 Conference Friday 22nd Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March
 Main Proceedings - Maryborough Town Hall
 Meals/Showcase – Tren Du Bourg Hall
 Dinner Friday 22nd March 2019 – Local Restaurants
  • Peppa’s Restaurant (High St)
  • Rammy Dessert (Indian – Nolan St)
  • Supreme Court Bistro & Bar (Clarendon St)
  • Bull & Mouth Hotel (High St)
  • iDaily Dose Café & Wine Bar (High St)
  • Peach Village Restaurant (Chinese - High St))
  • Pipes Bistro (Maryborough Highland Society – High St)
  • Ripples on the Res. (Ballarat Rd)
  • Maryborough Golf Club Bistro (Park Rd)
  • Park Hotel (Park Rd)
  • Cambrian Hotel (Nolan St)
  • Railway Café and Tracks Bar (Railway Station)


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