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District Governor's Message
Multi-District Conference 2021 - Virtual Victoria

For the first time, and in the year we celebrate our Centenary of service above self in Australia, we are bringing together all five Rotary Districts in Victoria for a unique and inspiring Multi District Conference, Virtual Victoria.

Held over two days, Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd May from 11am to 1pm, the conference will be a celebration of Rotary’s achievements over the last 100 years, as well as a forum for new ideas and opportunities that will foster enthusiasm at club level to continue the amazing impact Rotary has within our communities.

I encourage you all to join with your family, friends and community partners to share in this wonderful online event and book via: https://www.rotaryconference.org.au/

This is also an opportunity for your club to have a special lunch or dinner to coincide with the conference weekend, and celebrate your Rotary year.

I hope you will urge all those in your networks to join in this special event and to hear the wonderful line-up of speakers, as we share all that is Rotary and the reason we are so passionate about being a Rotarian.

Rotary District 9800 Governor Philip Archer

Virtual Victoria Multi District Conference

Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd May 2021 - 11am to 1pm

This Rotary year is unique in so many ways. Whilst we have experienced significant challenges with the pandemic, we have also much to celebrate. After all, it is the Centenary of Rotary in Australia, and our achievements continue, despite COVID restrictions.

Rotarians are extraordinary. We achieve amazing things. Our strength is our unity and our passion for making the world a better place for all. It is also our ability to adapt to a world that is unpredictable and create opportunity from adversity.

This year we celebrate 100 years of Rotary Australia delivering projects that have made and continue to make a very real difference, locally and globally. We are also about to celebrate our 89th Annual Conference. And, just as this year has been unique in our need to practice social distancing, so too will be the Conference. 

For the first time, all five Victorian Districts will be involved in an incredible online event – Virtual Victoria – to be held on 1st and 2nd May from 11am to 1pm.

You are guaranteed to be inspired by the outstanding guest speakers who will share the extraordinary stories that have made Rotary a force for doing good in the world. They will include some of Australia’s most prominent public figures, community strategic planners, leaders of business and academia, and our own Rotary leaders, all of whom have inspirational tales to tell in regard to how we can each make a difference in the lives of others. 

We invite you as Rotarians, along with all in your networks, to join this free online event…to celebrate what you have achieved and be inspired to go on and do more.

Special Donations

There is no cost for the Virtual Conference, but donations are encouraged to the following fund-raisers for each District:

Rotary District 9780Donations for  - End Polio
Rotary District 9790Donations for  - Rotarians Against Malaria
Rotary District 9800Donations for  - Rotary Foundation
Rotary District 9810Donations for  - End Polio
Rotary District 9820Donations for  - Rotarians Against Malaria:  END MALARIA IN VANUATU – FOR GOOD  Vanuatu – Rotarians Against Malaria (rawcs.com.au)

You can donate by signifying your District when booking.

District 9800’s Conference Breakout Session – A Rotary Showcase

The Virtual Victoria Conference will be complemented by a District 9800 Showcase and Breakout Session to be held on Saturday 1st May at Hyatt Place Convention Centre, Essendon Fields (in-person and in a COVID-safe way) commencing at 10.00am.

The Rotary Showcase is an inspiring promotion of our District’s Signature Projects in each Avenue of Service:  Youth, Vocational Service, International Service, Community Service and the Rotary Foundation.

The Rotary Showcase will also allow you to view the main Virtual Victoria conference on large screens at the Convention Centre.

It would be a privilege if you invite your daughters, sons, grandchildren, nieces and nephews to join us all for the gourmet BBQ and see what Rotary does through this Showcase. After all, they are potentially part of the next century of service above self.

The Breakout Session Schedule

10.00am - 11.00amA showcase of Rotary projects in the District
11.00am - 1.00pmVirtual Victoria Multi District Conference live-streaming via a big screen at Hyatt Place Convention Centre
1.00pm - 3.30pmGourmet BBQ and opportunity to continue viewing the Rotary Showcase, as well as a fashion parade by Afri-Aus Care
3.30pm - 4.30pmDrinks and District Club Awards presentation for the following categories: Community | International | Vocational | Youth | Public Image & Communications | Membership | Supporting the Environment | Innovation During COVID

The Rotary Showcase cost:  $65.00 per person (includes car parking, gourmet BBQ, tea, coffee, soft drinks. Alcoholic beverages at bar prices.) $32 per person for under 15-year-olds

Bookings:    https://www.trybooking.com/BQHZQ

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