Bellarine in the Lonely Planet top 10 Best Value destinations in the World!

Have you been to Geelong and the Bellarine recently?  Did you know that “One of the most surprising inclusions on Lonely Planet’s Best Value destinations bucket list for 2017 was Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula”?  (From the The New Daily).

The District 9500 Conference in Geelong on March 23 – 26 is rapidly approaching and will give you a fantastic opportunity to visit this fabulous region, have fun and hear interesting and informative speakers…

If you have not already done so, please Register as soon as possible and begin your planning for a great Conference in a picturesque region with many and varied experiences….and be in the top 10!


“Up There Cazaly” now showing at the Rotary Geelong Conference, March 2017


Mike Brady

Supremo Mike Brady is just one of the line up great speakers at the Rotary District Conference at Geelong. The 3 day event 24th March to 26th March will finish on the Sunday with a performance by Mike and presenting the highlights of his life of memories.

Mike Brady had established recording studios in Melbourne, Australia and has continued to work in advertising, writing jingles such as “Dodo, Dodo, internet that flies” for Dodo Internet and “Lucky you’re with AAMI”. He continued to write material for the VFL. In the early 1980s he reworked “Up There Cazaly” into a theme song for the Sydney Swans’ relocation into Sydney. Mike also co-wrote and produced another popular AFL (Australian Football League) jingle, “That’s What I Like About Football”, sung by Greg Champion. “Up There Cazaly” was reworked in 1999 with Haley White for its 20th anniversary.

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A Remarkable Journey around Australia

As Guest Speaker at the Conference, Robert Pennicott will present his Remarkable Journey on the circumnavigation of Australia and Tasmania in an outboard-driven boat. They departed Sydney on the 2nd June 2011 and travelled anticlockwise around the entire coast of Australia in two 5.4m Naiad RIBs (18ft dinghies). They arrived back in Sydney on the 11th September. Their trip was divided into 77 segments, ranging from 60 to 420 miles. On 48 of the segments, two seats were auctioned to the highest bidder to raise funds for Rotary’s Polio Eradication and conservation.Continue reading

How DNA Techniques are solving mysteries

jeremy-austin  Dr Jeremy Austin, DNA researcher is a guest speaker at our District Conference in Geelong. His fascinating work with ‘ancient DNA’ will open your minds is seeing how DNA sampled through space and time to understand the evolutionary history of living and extinct animals and birds, to assess the impacts of past environmental change on animal and bird populations, and to provide valuable genetic data for conservation and management of threatened species.Continue reading


Be part of the SEA CHANGE at the District Conference in Geelong, March 23 – 26 2017

See how Rotary is changing to adapt to the digital age and meet the needs of busy people who really want to
make a difference. A thought provoking line up of keynote speakers along with lively entertainment, the 2017 Rotary Conference will be held in Geelong’s spectacular Conference Centre, The Pier 23 – 26 March.
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Geelong awaits you

2017 ConferenceRotary D9500 Conference 

The Pier, Geelong

March 23 – 26, 2017

Welcome to the Rotary District 9500 2017 Conference Website. Browse the pages for information about your Sea Change With Rotary in March 2017 at Geelong


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The 2017 Rotary District 9500 Conference Team have been very busy preparing a Conference Program that will be inspiring, exciting, rewarding and well…………. the very best……… so you need to be there!

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