Join us w/c 6th Feb 2023 for a new kind of conference…

….just Themed Evenings on Zoom @ 19:00

Should one of the above dates be a Club Night, then make the evening your club evening!


Mon 6th Feb Empowering Girls—Val Leivers live from India

Tues 7th Feb Kids Against Plastic & The Great Green Read

Wed 8th Feb Social Media (with Alicia Reade, Twinkle Tec) & The White Ribbon Campaign

Thurs 9th Feb Oksana Tjupa from Rotary Kyiv International

Fri 10th Feb Gin O’ Clock Virtual Gin Tasting Cancelled due to lack of Support

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Conference Update 23rd August


Following on from last month’s update as you all now know the RIBI President Denis Spiller will be attending our Conference at Llandudno this coming year. This is a reminder that Denis has also agreed to hold a question and answer session on what is happening within RIBI at present.

So to remind you, if you wish to put a question to Denis, this session will be held on the Saturday Afternoon in the Conference Headquarters Hotel, The Imperial, between 1500hrs and 1600hrs.  It will be held on a basis similar to Question Time, i.e. questions will need to be forwarded beforehand and the Rotarian asking the question will need to be in the audience.

The only bad news is, is that the hotel can only accommodate a maximum of 75 people so it will be on a first come first served basis.  So, come along – if you haven’t already registered for conference and you want to ask the RIBI President any constructive question – get registering now, and submit your question.

Any questions should be passed to myself by either email or letter.  My contact details are in the District Directory and I look forward to receiving your questions.  Todate I have received none, so come on this is YOUR opportunity to question the man himself, and really find out what is happening in RIBI.



Calling all district golfers and especially those attending the District Conference in Llandudno this year.

Have you booked in for the Conference Golf Competition on Friday 29th Oct 17?

Come along with your clubs and play one of the premier courses in North Wales, tee times still available.

Special discounted rate of £40 per player which included coffee and bacon cob.

Prizes for both Female and Male Golfers together with Longest Drive and Nearest the pin prizes plus the District Trophy for the overall winner. We still have tee times available.

Add this to a great Conference Weekend so get booking now. Contact Lorraine McGlone if you wish to add this to your registration or speak with the golf organiser Jack Anderson of the Rotary Club of Retford.


PDG Steve Lawes

Conference Director

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Conference rate extended to 30th August


Rotary District 1220 Annual Conference

September 29th & 30th and the 1st Of October 2017


A Conference to Inform, Inspire and Motivate

YOUR District Conference is being held in Venue Cymru one of the most prestigious Conference Centres in the United Kingdom. Our Conference Speakers will include our RIBI President Dennis Spiller and Geoff Miller a hugely respected figure in the world of cricket, along with Malcolm Wells MBE and Canine Partners, Gordon Mould CBE of KidsOut, and Andy Cole will “Inspire you to be Happy”. We will hear from David Ellis and Barney Callaghan, Molly Youd and Fiona Bassett informing us about what can be achieved within Rotary and Emma Jones from The Childrens Air Ambulance plus be motivated by hearing from some of our own Clubs of what they are achieving!

In our improved Rotary Showcase come and try the Children’s Air Ambulance Simulator, the ideal thing for “High Flying Rotarians”, visit Community Heartbeat for a demonstration of a defibrillator, see just what YOUR District is doing by visiting the District Stall. Be Entertained on Friday night by “Two Left Feet” at our Hoe Down and, Roll A Coaster at our Saturday Night Gala Dinner. Come along and have a weekend of:

‘Fun, Fellowship and Friendship’

Register now using your Registration Form or on line at:


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District Conference Information – Llandudno 29th Sept to 1st Oct

Fellow Rotarians

Have you registered?

We know that many of you have already booked your accommodation but have not yet registered for the event.  Remember that we are holding the price until mid August at £40 per person.

So what will you getting for the £40?  We obviously have to pay for the Conference Centre which is by far the biggest cost for any Conference – it also includes the entertainment for you on both the Friday Evening and Saturday Evening. If you wish to join in the Gala dinner then there is the cost of the meal to pay for which we have managed to keep to £35 per person. The entertainment is open to all but entrance will be limited initially to those dining and then open to other delegates after the meal.  Timings will be released nearer the date.  Don’t forget the Golf Competition as well, only £40.

We have listened to you from previous Conferences and note that you wish to learn what is going on in Rotary, so we have arranged speakers that will tell you what is happening and at the same time amuse you.  We will also have one or two other speakers to entertain you and share their stories.

Speakers include:

Barney Callaghan a Rtn from Northern Ireland a past DG who is amusing but hard hitting about the future of Rotary.

Rtn Dave Ellis, many of you will remember David’s talk about Membership three years ago he now has a new thought provoking talk for you.

We have the CEO from Kids Out – Gordon Moulds – an initiative that Rotary is very much involved with.

There will be updates on District Initiative and Projects that are currently being undertaken.

We also have PDG Molly Youd and her daughter Fiona who have a great story to tell on setting up a new club for younger people.

Finally, we have been fortunate to get Past President of Rotaract UK Louise Moss to come and talk to you about Rotaract.

Non Rotary Speakers are Andy Cope, an Inspirational Speaker who has spoken at several Charters around the country.

Children’s Air Ambulance

Canine Partners and their national speaker Malcolm Wells, MBE, plus a demonstration on Stage.

Geoff Miller, past England Cricketer and Test Selector.

We have also listened to you regarding the Rotary Showcase where we hope you will enjoy the interactive stalls this year, including the Flight Simulator of the Children’s Air Ambulance, Heartbeat and their defibrillator training. Prostate Cancer charity will be having a stall.  District Projects will be in evidence.

So, what do we want from you – simple to enjoy yourselves – come along and meet like-minded Rotarians from around the District. The RIBI President Denis Spiller will also be there for you to chat to.

So, come on, now is the time to register.

Let your hair down on Friday Night with a very casual dress or Jeans and Checked Shirts, while we Hoe down to Two Left Feet.

After you have eaten your fill at the Gala Diner on Saturday Evening we will dance the night away to one of the UKs best Event Bands ROLLACOASTER.

All in all, we have a weekend of Fun Fellowship and Friendship arranged.

To those who have not been to a Conference before – come along and try it.

To those of you who used to come but no longer do – come this year and enjoy the fellowship.

There are Hotels and Guest Houses in abundance in Llandudno to suit all pockets so cost should not be an issue.

Remember the dates 29th September to 1st October


The Conference Team

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2017 Conference News – Llandudno

The next District Conference will be held in Llandudno over the weekend of 29th September to 1st October



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Price of Registration held at £40

Price of Gala Dinner held at £35

  • Variety of Hotels with prices to suit all pockets – remember when booking you only need B&B on the Saturday Night, for Sat Night is Gala Dinner Night.
  • First Class Entertainment
  • Quality Speakers—details to follow
  • Re-vamped Showcase.
  • We can’t promise anything but what would YOU like to see included. Ideas to Conference Director PDG Steve Lawes via

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