DISTRICT 9710 CONFERENCE – Oct 5th-7th 2018

Cooma Rotary

Cooma Multi-Function Centre

Cromwell St, Cooma

District 9710 Annual Conference Program – Cooma October 5-7, 2018

FRIDAY 5th October 2018
3:00 – 4:00 pm College of Governors Afternoon Tea Miss Heidi’s Tea House
5:00 – 6:00 pm Civic Reception Monaro Regional Council Chambers

SATURDAY, 6th October 2018
7:00 for 7:15 am Foundation Breakfast RIPPR Foundation Address at Ex-Services Club

Master of Ceremonies – Anton Pemmer
7:45 am    Registration
8:30 am    Smoking Ceremony
                  National Anthem
                  Youth Exchange Flag Parade
9:00 am    Welcome – Mayor John Rooney
9:10 am    In Memoriam
9:15 am    Intro of RIPPR, DGE
9:40 am    Betty Kitchener – Australian Rotary Health
10:20 am  Sandra Mahlberg – ROMAC
10:40 am  Morning Tea and registration

11:00 am  Call to order by the MC
11:05 am  Martha Jabour – Homicide Victims Support Group
11:45 am  Tino Babao – Food Plant Solutions
12:30 pm  Lunch and Registration

1:15 pm    Call to order by MC
1.20 pm    Bombala Rotary & Community Choir
1:45 pm    Geoffrey Graham – Dinkum Oz
2:30 pm    Stephanie Woollard – Seven Women
3:15 pm    Afternoon tea
3:30 pm    Kieran Cusack -Project Director Snowy 2.0
4:00 pm    Close of day’s activities
6:30 for 7:00 pm District Governor’s Conference Dinner

SUNDAY, 7th October 2018
7:00 for 7:15 am Presidents and Assistant Governors Breakfast – Cooma Ex-Services Club
8:30 am     Ecumenical Service – Cooma Ex-Services Club
9:05 am     Rob Uhl – Youth Exchange
9:35 am     Four Way Speaking presentation
10:05 am   Morning Tea

10:30 am    Call to order by the MC
10:35 am    Kerry Kornhauser – End Trachoma
11:15 am    Bob Greeney – District 9705
11:30 am    Rotaractors Presentation
11:45 am    Interact Presentation
11:55 am    Michael Rabey – Peace Bell
12:05 pm    Peter Ford DGE – Promotion of Conference 2019
12:15 pm    RIPPR – Rafael Joscon MD.
12:45 pm    Winners of 4 Way Speaking Competition announced
12:55 pm    Conference Close and lunch




Cooma Rotarians, with International President, Ian Riseley (2017-2018) and his wife Juliet at District 9710 Assembly, 29-30 April 2017. L to R: Ian, Margaret Hassall, Mark John-Natley, and Juliet

Cooma Rotary Club Inc. is a not-for-profit community organisation dedicated to serving and supporting both the local Cooma community, as well as the wider global community.

Chartered in 1954, Cooma Rotary is a dynamic club committed to expanding members’ opportunities for service, personal growth and enjoyment.


We are members of an international family of 1.2 Million Rotarians, each of whom has made a commitment to be guided by the Rotary Four Way Test.

The Rotary Four Way Test

Of the things we think, say and do:

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Below is a four minute video by Rotary International that explains a lot about our organisation.

For more information about Rotary International, please visit the Rotary International ‘About Us’ webpage.


We want you to get in touch!

Position Phone Email
President: John King 0437 601350 president@coomarotary.org.au
Secretary: Katrin Hackney 0415 862840 secretary@coomarotary.org.au
Treasurer:  Darrell Gaukroger  

0407 411422

Newsletter: Janine John-Natley 0401 164280 bulletin@coomarotary.org.au
Markets: Carlo Botto 0400 845173  coomarotarymarkets@gmail.com

Postal Mail
The Secretary, Cooma Rotary Club,
PO Box 14
Cooma NSW 2630

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At the centre of Rotary is a commitment to service, and flowing from this is a belief in friendship, truth, fairness and goodwill. If you would like more information about cooma Rotary, or would like to learn about life as a Rotarian, please get in touch. Rotary is non-religious and non-political and clubs are open to all races, genders, cultures and creeds.

If you come to feel that Rotary International is something you would like to get involved with, we would love the opportunity to talk more with you about what we do, how you can get involved and the benefits of joining the 1.2 million people in 34 000 clubs in 196 countries worldwide who make up Rotary International.

Rotary International

The RI Website opens a world on information about the Rotary story, ways to contribute and provides Rotarians with access to information and resources to enhance their club and their life as a Rotarian. The website is at www.rotary.org

District 9710 – ACT/SE NSW

Cooma Rotary is one of many clubs in its district, which stretches from the South Coast to the Hume Highway and from the Southern Highlands and Berry to Tumbarumba and Eden. The district website is at www.rotaryd9710.org.au

Rotary Down Under

The RDU website provides access to the RDU monthly magazine, Rotary resources and a wealth of Rotary merchandise for direct purchase. The RDU website is at rotarydownunder.com.au