Posted by Ross Foubister

Covid-19 has brought opportunities which might not otherwise have arisen. One of these is the Zone 8 Rotary Conference scheduled to be held in Alice Springs next month. It has now turned into a virtual conference open free to all Rotarians. It is a great opportunity to hear a range of speakers on the new directions in Rotary.
Some of the items which would be of particular interest to NZ Club members, with NZ times, are:

Saturday 19 September
1.30 – 1.45pm RI President Holger Knack
1.45 – 2.00pm Ian Riseley on The Rotary Foundation
2.00 – 2.15pm Past RI Director Stuart Heal [from Cromwell] on Winds of Change
2.15 – 2.45pm Rotary Showcase New Zealand

Sunday 20 September
1.30 – 1.45pm Jennifer Jones RI President Nominee on A Modern Rotary
1.45 – 2.00pm Past RI President Barry Rassin on Doing Good in the World
2.45 – 3pm Jessie Harman Director Elect on Membership

Full details, including other speakers, are given on pages 6/7 of the August issue of Rotary Down Under. In order to participate, it is necessary to pre-register by visiting-
If you have any difficulties with this link please contact Morris Robertson, with your cellphone number, and he can arrange it for you; email: Once registered a link will be advised prior to the Conference.