In Gear | Rotary in Southern New Zealand In Gear - Issue 3 - Page 41

e c n e r e f Con ! n w o d t n u co REGISTRATIONS CLOSE FRIDAY, MAY 5 With five summer snowfalls in the first two months of the year, Rotary District 9980 conference manager Deb Budden is quietly confident Mother Nature will sprinkle some of the white stuff in mid- May, providing the perfect powdery backdrop to the gathering’s winter wonderland-themed dance party. Organisers from the Rotary Club of Wanaka are busy putting the final touches on 2017’s conference: Our World. A Better Place, a theme, Deb says, has taken on more and more significance and importance as the date’s drawn closer. “I think every Rotarian cares about their community and strives to make the world a better place – and, in a time of international conflict and growing ‘nationalism’, it is great to be reminded how and what we can do as Rotarians to make ‘our world a better place’.” An impressive line-up of thought-leading speakers has been selected to reinforce the message, share their perspectives, and leave Rotarians with plenty of inspiration and ideas ... Page 41