2023 District Conference

Longreach Conference Update – 01 February 2023

Conference Registration – Extension to Early Bird Registrations

Ø Conference Registration is open through Trybooking.

Ø The link to Trybooking is as follows: https://www.trybooking.com/CCJZU

Ø Trybooking will allow you to undertake the following:

 Register for the Conference in full or part.

Early Bird Registrations now close at midnight 28 February 23.

o Early Bird Registration Fee: $155 – Full Registration Fee: $185

Full Registration includes: Welcome Ceremony, Conference Days one (1) and two (2) & the Saturday night function.

 A discounted registration fee is being provided to Rotaractors and YEP Students;

  • When you register on Trybooking you will be given the opportunity to put in the relevant Promo Code, as follows:
  • RRES23. Applies to Rotary Youth Exchange Students.
  • ROTAR23. Applies to members of Rotaract.

 If you have trouble with your booking please contact: Trybooking Administrator, Neil Andrews;

  • Contact details are listed hereunder.

 Trybooking will also allow you to register your interest in participating in the following

o Smithy’s Outback Dinner Show: Sunday 30 April 23;

o Rotary Only Tours: Monday 01 May 23;

  • See below for further information.

o If you have not yet registered your interest to do a Rotary Only Tour, please do so prior to 28 February 23, as these tours will only proceed if sufficient numbers participate.

Conference Program

Ø The Conference Program is coming together nicely, with a number of guest speakers locked in.

o A general program outline is Attachment 1.

Ø The key note speaker will be Professor Ajay Rane OAM;

o Amongst other things, he is well known for his humanitarian work in women’s health in some of the World’s poorest countries through his Charity, Flourishing Women.

o Further information on Ajay can be obtained through the attached link:

  • Ajay Rane – Wikipedia

Ø Other guest speakers are listed as Attachment 2.

Ø Please note that the information provided re Guest Speakers, is still subject to change.

Confirmed Speakers:

David Elliott: https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=545371997625883&set=a.544252934404456

Professor Ajay Rane: https://www.facebook.com/RotaryD9560Conference/photos/a.1612695579057275/3423815367945278/


Ø I am please to announce that the Longreach Regional Council have agreed to make a major contribution via In Kind and Cash sponsorship towards holding the Conference.

Ø Whilst the Council’s contribution is significant, further sponsorship is still needed.

Ø If there is any member out their that would like to offer their support please contact:

o Alison Dowling [ aliterry@westnet.com.au ] or

o Greg Beavis [ greg.beavis@rotary9560.org ]

Ø To date: Hertz Mt Isa (Alison & Terry Dowling) have donated the Biros that will form part of the Delegates Conference Pack.

House of Friendship

Ø I am please to announce that PDG Adele Hughes has come on board as the House of Friendship Coordinator.

Ø Further information on House of Friendship participation will be provided shortly.

Tourist Opportunities

Ø Aussie Outback Tours (OAT) are offering the Monday “Rotary Only Tours and Smithy’s Outback Dinner and Show;

o Conduction of these tours and dinner/show will be subject to minimum numbers.

o Booking and payment for the above will need to be done through Trybooking sometime nearer the Conference.

Ø Both Aussie Outback Tours and Outback Pioneers are prepared to offer a discounted rate using a specially provided promo code, for the following periods:

o Aussie Outback Tours: Monday 24 April to Sunday 07 May 23;

o Outback Pioneers: Thursday 27 April to Saturday 29 April 23 & Tuesday 02 May 23.

Ø Discounted Aussie Outback Tour bookings must be made, as follows:

o By telephoning: 07 4658 3000

o You must quote the following code: Rotary4730

o Payment can be made over the phone with credit/debit card or alternatively OAT can send you a confirmation so that an online direct bank transfer can be made.

Ø Discounted Outback Pioneers Tours can be made online and applying the Promotion Code.

o Outback Pioneers promotion code is: 2023-Rotary9560

  • When you get to the Booking Details page you can apply the promo code by clicking on: Add Promo Code / Voucher.

Ø Tour information can be obtained through the following links:

o Tours (outbackaussietours.com.au)

o Experiences – Outback Pioneers

Ø Please book as soon as possible, as availability is limited.

Longreach Accommodation

Ø As four of the accommodation providers don’t have rooms reserved for Rotary, it is now possible that other parties may have taken up some of the rooms that were readily available at the end of 2022.

Ø As such, the key message is to secure your accommodation, as soon as possible.

Ø A list of accommodation providers is Attachment 3.

Further Information on this Update

Further information can be obtained from Conference Treasurer, Greg Beavis:

Ø Mobile: 0447 779 907 (Please leave message, if not answered)

Ø E-mails: gregory.beavis@bigpond.com or greg.beavis@rotary9560.org

Help with Trybooking

Trybooking Administrator Neil Andrews can be contacted if you need help with your booking.

Ø Mobile: 0447 900 531

Ø E-mail: neilandrews56@outlook.com

Facebook Link: Rotary D9560 Conference 2023 | Facebook

Yours in Rotary

Tony Goddard PDG

District Conference Chair

D9560 Rotary District Conference