3:00 PM
  • Registration

    From 3pm at the McIntosh Centre at the Shepparton Showgrounds

    4.5 hours
6:30 PM
  • Welcome Function

    The Welcome function will give us the opportunity to experience the food and hospitality of a number of the cultures that make up the Shepparton community. Our conference is at the end of Multicultural Awareness week, over which the Scanlon Foundation is encouraging groups to arrange Taste of Harmony dinners. The Scanlon Foundation has agreed to partner with us for our conference and our “Taste of Harmony” event promises to be a highlight of our time in Shepparton.

    The function will include a welcome to the Ride to Conference participants.

    2.5 hours
8:00 AM
  • Registration


    From 8am at the Eastbank Centre

    1.5 hours
9:15 AM
  • General Sessions 1 & 2 (includes morning tea)



    Flag Parade

    MC welcome

    Welcome to country - Bourchier Street Primary School


    Michael Lapina and the Shepparton Brass and Woodwind

    Opening performance

    Deborah Cheetham and Liillie Walker accompanied by Toni Lalich

    MC acknowledgement of VIP's

    Welcome by District Governor Neville

    Keynote address by Minister Robin Scott

    PDG Noel Trevaskis OAM - Rotary International Zone 7 & 8 Director




    In Memoriam

    Welcome by Mayor Dinny Adem

    Rotary Highlights

    Connecting communities
    Overview – Stella Avramopoulos
    Keynote - Kristen Hilton
    Case Study – Norm Kalcovski and Adam Morrison (NAB – Corporates and the Community)
    Inspiring Story – Anthony Cavanagh

    Disclaimer - information provided may be subject to change

    3.75 hours
1:00 PM
  • Lunch

    Leadership Lunch  – Optional at no extra cost by pre-booking only

    The conference will provide a great professional development opportunity for those delegates in early and mid career. However we are also provided a limited opportunity for people who want more - a working lunch featuring an “on the couch session” with Deputy Commissioner Andrew Crisp of Victoria Police. He and Warwick Cavell, a leading business strategist, will discuss strategic leadership and managing change.

    Numbers are limited to a maximum of 50 people and registrations are essential. Register by emailing including your name/s and Club. Bookings are needed by March 10 at the latest.

    1 hour
2:00 PM
  • General sessions 3 & 4 (includes afternoon tea)

    General Session 3
    Rotary Highlights

    Keynote- Andrew Fairley
    Inspiring Story – Adam Furphy
    Case Study – Zione Walker-Nthenda

    Call to action video - Introduction Hannah McDonald - "Leading the Way"

    Entertainment - Deborah Cheetham AO, Michael Lapina, Shauntai Batzke
    accompanied by Toni Lalich


    General Session 4
    Rotary Highlights

    Social Inclusion
    Keynote – Anthea Hancocks
    Inspiring Story – Cameron McLeod
    Case Study – Charlie Allen

    Call to action video- "Getting the Ball Rolling"

    Entertainment - St Paul's Lutheran Church Choir

    Disclaimer - information provided may be subject to change

    3.5 hours
7:00 PM
  • Club Dinners
    4 hours
9:00 AM
  • General Session 5 & 6 (includes morning tea)

    General Session 5

    Rotary Connecting Communities
    Keynote – Alexandra Ridgway
    Case Study – Stephanie Woollard

    Centenary of Foundation

    Rotary Highlights

    Morning Tea

    General Session 6

    Rotary Highlights

    Call to action video - "Kicking Goals Together"

    Youth Exchange - Lasting Impacts

    Group Vocational Exchange

    Keynote  – Marcus Akuhata-Brown

    Disclaimer - information provided may be subject to change

    3 hours
12:00 PM
  • Lunch
    1 hour
1:00 PM
  • General Session 7 & 8

    General Session 7

    Call to action video - "Keeping the Ball Rolling"

    Case Study – Tasneem Chopra

    Inspiring Story – Carmel Arthur

    Call To Action from Conference - DG Neville


    Short Break


    General Session 8

    Melbourne Singers of Gospel (MSG)

    2018 conference


    Michael Lapina, Shauntai Batzke, Jess Hitchcock, MSG, Dhungala Children's Choir and St Paul's Lutheran Choir

    2.75 hours
6:30 PM
  • Gala Dinner

    There have been requests for information about the dress code for the conference dinner. Dress is “party attire” (jacket for men). In keeping with the theme of the conference, delegates are encouraged to wear something related to their cultural heritage should they wish.

    4.5 hours