3.30pm Registration opens at NEX Centre, King Street, Newcastle

5.45pm Finger food

Welcome – Opening comments

New era for Police Citizens Youth Clubs and Rotary – Dominic Teakle

Rotary’s Youth Exchange Program – producing dynamic Australians –Susan Templeman MP and Kelly Fedor

The Australian Waratah Girls Choir


8.30am Official opening and Flag Ceremony

Grace’s Place – Martha Jabour OAM

Resettling African Refugees – Emmanuel Musoni

Rotary changed Me – PDG John Prendergast

Morning Tea

Roll Call – Clubs present

Indigenous Scholars and Australia Rotary Health – Associate Professor James Charles

Another inspirational ROMAC Story – DG Brian Coffey

12.15pm Lunch

Vocational Excellence Awards

Preparing young citizens for tomorrow

Rotary Foundation Scholar – William Chan

2.30pm Afternoon Tea and gather at Newcastle Civic Park to commence WALK TO END POLIO

6.00pm Pre-dinner drinks at NEX Centre

‘Rotary Rocks Newcastle’ dinner starring leading show band, The Enormous Horns.


8.30am Reflections

Inspiring lives in East Timor – Libby Bleakley

Aboriginal health, medical education, asylum seekers and HandUp Emergency Medicine in the Congo – Dr Vera Sistenich

Morning Tea

Musical Interlude – Howard and Diana Bridgeman

‘My life of crime’ – Deborah Wallace

Conference 2020 and G-Train

Final summary from Rotary International President’s Personal Representative PDG Jodie Sparks.

Closing comments

12.30pm LUNCH – own arrangements …