White rabbits, as seen on stage at Eastbourne, can be purchased for grandchildren (and grown-ups?) from the John Lewis catalogue on the Internet at £11.50
Most of you will have heard of the scheme – Work for Purpose- whereby the Olympic Athletes Village cleaners, CleanEvent, wish to engage Rotarians to organise a volunteer workforce in exchange for the value of the work undertaken being paid to the respective Rotary clubs for their charitable funds. I am pleased to let you know that the Rotarian who organised this for Rotary at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games and now works for CleanEvent, will be present at the District Conference in the House of Magic to be able to tell you what Rotary gained from it and how you can get involved. His name is John Panteli and for 15 years he was a member of the Rotary Club of Albert Park,Melbourne, Australia, before moving to work in the UAE. One thing that he stresses, this does not mean that Rotarians will personally have to undertake cleaning. For the most part, they will be directing the team of volunteers.
Do take this opportunity to talk to John. If you cannot get to see him at conference, he would be delighted to visit your club and talk to you. Please contact me for further details.
Clive Amos, Chairman District Olympics Committee
Due to various cancellations there are some rooms now available at the headquarters hotel, The Eastbourne Centre. Rooms available are single, double, twin and disabled. Bookings are for Friday and Saturday nights d.b.b. Cost: Single £74 per night, Double £128 per night. Contact Lucille Parker.
Would the club that recently held a Tommy Cooper Tribute evening please contact District Conference Chairman Wally K. Daly. He would also like to know of any amateur magicians in the district going to conference, plus any other Rotarian magicians in D1130 who fancy forming a not too strict ’Magic Circle’ in the District. (If that’s a trade name it would become the ”District 1130 Circle of Magic!”). e-mail Wally K
Instead of presenting a conference venue for approval by District Council on a “take it or leave it basis” this year we have prepared various options for your consideration which are in the attached paper. Please discuss it in your clubs and come to District Council 24th February, 2011 prepared to vote for that option which your members will support by their attendance. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Clive Amos.
“Malcolm and Aileen Woolley Photography” of Eastbourne have kindly allowed us permission to reproduce the official Eastbourne photos online – view the whole “District Conference 2010″ set on Flickr.
A panel of District Guests including RI and RIBI Representatives, and DG David’s two fellow District Governor guests from District 1200 & 1170, Chaired by Greenford MP Stephen Pound, will be taking Rotary questions and hopefully providing answers, at this event. If any member attending is intent on asking a question from the floor, they may of course do so, but if they could let me know as Conference Chairman before hand, I would be very grateful and could feed one or two to Stephen Pound prior to the event to fill any hiatus. If anyone has a dynamite thought that makes everybody sit up and take note that would be excellent.
The trustees will be in The London Showcase at District Conference to discuss the workings of the Fund ——-eg. grants up to £750 matching your contribution pound for pound and to answer any questions ——– where does the money come from ? Just come and see us at Eastbourne. We may be able to help with your Service projects.