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3rd - 5th March 2023
Realm Hotel 
18 National Circuit Barton ACT
Australia 2600




Friday 3rd March 2023

GOLF COMPETITION  Shotgun start 8:00 am


Presentation and Light lunch provided at 12 Noon. Drinks at bar prices.

Yowani Country Club, 455 Northbourne Ave, Lyneham ACT. 


TOUR BUS:  Hop On Hop off Bus.

(Registration required)

Running on an hourly circuit, from 10am till 5.30pm, Starting at the Realm Hotel the tour and returns back to the Realm.                  Click:  HERE for ROUTE.


(Registration required)

Enjoy an informal continental brunch in the exclusive setting of the Dining Room of the National Gallery of Australia with fellow conference attendees. 10:30am to noon.


Time to meet your fellow Members. Get a group together and dine in any one of the world-class restaurants in and around Canberra.      bon appétit

Hello, Fellow Rotarians and friends of District 9810,

The Conference 2023 District 9810 Canberra has the potential to bring together over 1,100 members and friends from the district in Victoria.  We are planning what will be a spectacular, highly visible, and engaging event


The conference will be held over two days 4th and 5th March 2023 and a Sports/Tour Day 3rd March 2023.

The conference theme is 'Diversity'  We understand that cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture is essential to realising our vision of a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change. 

We value diversity and celebrate the contributions of people of all backgrounds, across age, ethnicity, race, colour, disability, learning style, religion, faith, socioeconomic status, culture, marital status, languages spoken, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity as well as differences in ideas, thoughts, values, and beliefs. 


I encourage you to attend the Conference 2023 District 9810  Canberra.

Wil Cornelissen.

President  Rotary Club of Waverley.
Conference 2023 District 9810 Canberra

Conference Chair.

Saturday 4th March 2023
'Diversity' Conference

8:00am Registration open

8:15am Rotary Expo open

1st Plenary Session - 9:00am​​

Corroboree, welcome to country and traditional dance by Duncan Smith and daughter, Jakida. 

Welcome MC Brian Tyedin and DG Ken Miller.

* RIPPR PDG Leanne Jaggs D9920 – Auckland New Zealand 

* DG Geraldine Rurenga  District 9705 

Geraldine is the youngest female Rotary District Governor.

* District/Club Video presentations.

* Exercises

* Keynote Speaker - Frida Umohoza

!!:05am Morning Tea - Expo Room

2nd Plenary Session - 11:45am

* Keynote Speaker – Ryan Kilborn

Assistance Dogs Australia

* District/Club Video presentation – ROMAC

* Rotaract – Past Present and Future – PDG Shia Smart

12:55pm Lunch - Expo Room

3rd Plenary Session - 2:10pm 

* Golf Day / Bowls Day  Winners announcement and  the Foundation Golf Ball Drop Raffle Winners announcement.

 Purchase your balls/tickets to

support the Rotary Foundation.  

 PP James Glenwright  The award $500 for winning club to donate to their charity – this was donated by the Rotary Club of Forest Hill.

* Keynote Speaker - Dr Dinesh Palipana

* Exercises 

* Chair Trustees, Rotary Foundation - Ian Riseley OAM.

*Light Relief – PDG Jonathan Usher

* Keynote Speaker - Grant Godino

4:00pm  Session Close

5:45pm Coach transport to the Gala Dinner, Parliament House from Realm Hotel, Rydges and Alvio Tourist Park.

AT 7:00pm -

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Sunday 5th March 2023
'Diversity' Conference

700am Enjoy an all Rotarian and Alumni breakfast with our Special Rotary Speaker. (Registration required)

8:15am Rotary Expo open


1st Plenary Session -9:00am

MC Tina McInerney

* In Memoriam

* District Presentation - Disaster Aid Australia 

* Keynote Speaker - Professor Brett Sutton

* Exercises 

* Conference 2024 - Launch

10:30am Morning Tea - Expo Room

2nd Plenary Session - 11:00am

* Light Relief – PDG Jonathan Usher

* Keynote Speaker - Peta Searle

* Rotary traditional closing statement and Conference Banner Handover.

12:40pm Conference Sessions CLOSE


Lunch to be served in Expo Room.


Gala Dinner

The ‘ACROSS THE AGES’ Gala Dinner.

Dance the night away and enjoy the delights of local food and wines. This event will be held at the sensational Great Hall Parliament House.   

Dress theme: ‘ACROSS THE AGES’

Dress for your favourite era;
20s, 60s, 80s, and 'naughtys'

Or we request the formal dress code

'Black Tie'.



* Note: EFTPOS and Credit Card accepted at the Bar (NO CASH) 

 * 11:00pm  Gala Dinner Close                       Transfers back to REALM etc.  from 10:00pm 10:30pm and 11:00pm

Sunday 5th March 2023
Dress for the 20s
Dress for the 50s
Dress for the 70s
Dress for RAP
Ken Moses
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Thank you to our


Without their generous support we would not be able to run this Conference.

Please support them.



Promotion Video 

FAQ & T&Cs

Terms and Conditions of Registration 

the fine print
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EVENT REGISTRATION By registering for or attending an event run by the Conference Committee 2023 on behalf of Rotary International District 9810 Inc, you agree to the following conditions and policies:

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Doma Hotels are pleased to offer delegates attending the Conference 2023 Canberra Rotary District 9810 a special group rate at their Hotels from the 3rd to 5th March 2023.

To make a booking at any one of the Doma Hotels, the Realm Hotel, Burbury Hotel, Brassey Hotel and Little National Hotel please contact Lynn Whelan, Accommodation Committee Member, or 0409 938 694



Accommodation, Location and Special offers.

Hotel Realm

Conference Venue

Realm Hotel

18 National Circuit, Canberra. ACT.

GALA DINNER                       

Great Hall Parliament House   

Golf / Bowls Competition 

Yowani Country Club

455 Northbourne Ave, Lyneham ACT.

Continental Brunch

Dining Room National Gallery of Australia. 

Parkes Pl E, Parkes ACT 

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Special Car rental available for Rotarians travelling to Canberra for the conference.

  • Collect Med size car from Budget Blackburn Thursday March 2 after 9am

  • Return Monday March 6  by 9am

  • $187 total cost with reduced insurance excess to $300

Contact: Simon Wheelton

Executive Consultant


Mobile: 0438 151 710


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