Event Dates

Fri 15th March - 6:00pm
Welcome Cocktail Party at the Loxton Historical Village.

Sat 16th March - 6:30am
The Rotary Foundation Breakfast at the Loxton Hotel.

Sat 16th March - 6:30pm
Gala Dinner at Salena Estate.

Sun 17th March - 6:00am
Breakfast at Heaven

Sun 17th March at around 12:15pm
Farewell Lunch at The Loxton Club
(next door to Conference Venue)

15th - 17th March 2024
Main Venue for Conference at the Precinct Loxton.

Conference Program

Inspire, Hope and Celebrate 100 Years of Rotary in SA by the River

Friday 15th March14.00RegistrationThe Precinct
Tea and coffee available
 18.00Welcome Event (Cocktail Party)Loxton Historical Village
SATURDAY 16TH March07.00 – Ticketed eventThe Rotary Foundation Breakfast
Loxton Hotel
 08.00Registration Tea & CoffeeThe Precinct
Session 1 commences08.15Doors Open & Delegates seated
MC call to order and Welcome
Announcer Matt Stephens
 09.00Roll Call of ClubsAnnouncer Matt Stephens
 09.15Introduction of the Official PartyAnnouncer Matt Stephens
  Parade of FlagsAnnouncer Matt Stephens
  Welcome to CountrySHERYL GILES 
  HousekeepingAnnouncer Matt Stephens
 0930Introduction of MCAnnouncer Matt Stephens
 09.35Official OpeningMayor Trevor Norton
 09.40Welcome and introduction of RI President’s RepresentativeDG Craig Dowling
   RI PresentationRI President’s Representative
 10.00The Power of PerspectiveConference Keynote Speaker Michael Crossland    
End of Session 1. Morning Tea10.15MORNING TEA.Mezzanine
Session 2 commences10. 45Guest SpeakerASINATE (ROSIE) LOTAWA  ROMAC Ambassador and recipient
 Guest SpeakerBEN AVERY  Stories From a Foreign Correspondent  
End of Session 2 LUNCH12 .30 LUNCH BREAKMezzanine
Session 3 commences12.30Loxton High School  musical presentationBand “SOUND KNACKS”  Soloist TYLER NEVILLE
 13.25Rotary Soapbox’s 
 Keynote Speakers WILL GILLETT AND SAM NITSCHKE  Rotary Youth Alumni 
 End of Session 3 Afternoon Tea14.30AFTERNOON TEA Mezzanine
Session 4 commencesIntroduction of Sponsors /Other announcementsAnnouncer Matt Stephens
 Soapbox (4) 
 Soapbox (5) 
 Soapbox (6) 
KEYNOTE SPEAKERJOHN ROBERTSON  Operation Baby Lift- Refugee rescue Vietnam war
End of Session 4Announcer Matt Stephens
 17:00Transport to GALA DINNER for those who have booked.     
Evening18.30GALA DINNER AT CUCINA 837Entertainment by
The Chasers
SUNDAY March 17th06.00Breakfast served by
the Rotary Club of Loxton
Apex Park by the River
 07.00Faith Service &
Dedication of Peace Pole
Rev Lynda Forsyth &
Pastor Sheryl Gilles
 08.00Registration/Tea/CoffeeThe Precinct
Session 5 commences08.15Welcome & HousekeepingAnnouncer Matt Stephens
 08.20In MemoriamAnnouncer Matt Stephens
 Break for individual reflection 
Rotary Soapbox
Keynote SpeakerDR CAMERON GLOVER  Interplast
Rotary Soapbox
Keynote SpeakerSAM MITCHELL
10:15Morning TeaMezzanine
Session 6 commences10.40One Hundred Years of Rotary in South AustraliaHeidi Unferdorben
 Keynote  RACHEL WILLS   Rotary in Australia- Reflections on 100 Years of Service
The current reality of Ukraine and Rotary’s role                                                        
Presentation of Service  Awards  
Multi District Impact Summit promotion
Conference Closes12.00Thanks & Conference CloseDG Craig Dowling
 12.15Farewell BBQ LunchThe Loxton Club