Rotary hoists service flag
FROM specialist surgeons to singer/songwriters and child protection advocates to Australians of the Year, this weekend’s Rotary International District Conference line-up is set to inform and entertain the large crowd numbers expected.
More than 500 people have already registered to attend the annual event, organised by Grafton’s two Rotary clubs.
This year, the District Governor of Rotary – in the area from Grafton to South-East Queensland – is local businessman Peter Robinson.
Mr Robinson said Clarence Valley residents were welcome to attend free of charge, as Rotary was about giving back.
“Rotary district conferences are always very entertaining for the Rotarians who attend, but Rotary is all about adding value in our local communities,” Mr Robinson said.
“What better way to add value than to invite locals to attend the conference and be informed, inspired and entertained?”
Speakers include the Clarence’s own former Australian of the Year, charity worker Kay Cottee, AO; international singer/songwriter/author and humanitarian David LaMotte; Australia’s leading child protection advocate and Bravehearts founder Hetty Johnson; and Dr John Arvier, OAM, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who operates at Brisbane’s Wesley Hospital.
The conference is being held at the South Grafton Ex-Servicemen’s Club on Wharf Street.
Sessions run from 9am to 3.30pm Saturday and 8.30am to 1pm Sunday.
To attend, phone Denis Green on 0418 204 046.