Rotary Rocks!
29 - 31 March 2019
10-11 March 2018
King St, Newcastle
Deboeah Wallace

Often referred to as “the gang buster”, Detective Superintendent Deborah Wallace, has delved into the dark underbelly of crime investigating and dismantling some of the State's most feared gangs.  Throughout a stellar career spanning more than 30 years with NSW Police, Deb has faced murderers, drug manufacturers and extortionists - to name just a few - armed with her trademark heels and colourful suits.

Currently Commander, State Crime Command Gangs Squad, Deb is a self-described diehard Parramatta Eels fan and proud "westie".  Her pragmatic approach, tenacity, sense of humour and ability to separate her work and personal lives, has enabled Deb to thrive in high pressure police operations.

The recipient of numerous awards including the Australia Day Achievement Award, the Australian Crime and Prevention Award, and the Australian Police Medal, Deb is strongly committed to community endeavours and is a long-time supporter of Youth off the Streets.





William Chan is an urbanist and design strategist with a passion to create resilient and inclusive places for people. Educated in Australia and Italy, William graduated with the University Medal in Architecture and Convocation Medal from the University of Sydney. Supported by the Rotary Foundation Global Grant, he undertook further study at the Politecnico di Milano as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar in 2015-2017. His Dottore Magistrale thesis was unanimously awarded cum laude.

William has worked on sustainable urban development projects for Arup Foresight, Hassell, Cox Architecture and the Australian Government Department of the Environment. With architecture and design experience in both the private and public sector, William is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and Fellow in sustainable cities with the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). He is a Research Affiliate with the Center for Sustainable Urban Development (CSUD) at Columbia University's Earth Institute in New York. He was most recently a Fellow in innovation and executive education with the Qatar Foundation’s World Innovation Summit for Education.
William has led community-building projects for the homeless, slum dwellers and refugees around the world. In 2009 he contributed to Global Studio in South Africa, an action-research program to improve the lives of the urban poor, and returned in 2012 as a project associate in India. He assisted the 2013-2015 People Building Better Cities: Participation and Inclusive Urbanization travelling exhibition, and is currently involved in the Agenda 2030 Local Projects Challenge. Recently, he founded a plastic waste circular economy initiative that educates youth in design-thinking, circular economy and STEM skills, which was presented at the 2018 UN General Assembly High Level Meeting on Social Business, Youth and Technology. 
William has been named one of Australia's top 100 Brightest Young Minds, an inaugural Australian Government Creative Young Star and UNICEF Young Ambassador. He is the recipient of an Australian Achievement in Architecture Award from the Royal Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA) and the Order of Australia Association Medallion for leadership and service to the community.
William’s involvement in Rotary began at the age of 12, where he completed a community service award program through his local club. Throughout high school, he contributed to Interact and was elected President as a Year 11 student. He has since participated in RYLA. In his spare time, William volunteers as a surf lifesaver at Tamarama Beach.
If you joined Rotary after March 12 2018, then you won't have had the wonderful opportunity to attend a Rotary District Conference......YET!
We'd love you to experience the magic and wonder of a District Conference, hear inspirational speakers, see amazing projects in the Project Showcase and enjoy the fun of the Rock n' Roll evening on Saturday night.
You can register to attend the FULL Conference (Friday Night through to Sunday Lunchtime), for just $200 for the WHOLE conference.
Register HERE today!
Dominic commenced at PCYC NSW in November 2016. Dominic has extensive executive experience across Government, Events and entertainment, IT services and sporting organisations, with a 20 year career as an Army Officer which included representational and operational experience. He brings to PCYC NSW a strong values based leadership style, respect for the Police and history, and a passion to grow the legacy of PCYC NSW to deliver expanded empowering experiences to youth and the community.
The Australian Waratah Girls Choir (est 1982)
Artistic Director: Lindy Connett
31 choristers (12-26yrs, 23 in high school, 6 in university, 2 work)- extraordinarily beautiful tone
The stunning Australian Waratah Girls Choir, one of Australia's greatest ever and most awarded choirs showcases the best of Australia nationally and on the world stage
We are now seeking a sponsor and donations. In return your brand will be extensively promoted
Without a sponsor, the huge challenge each year is for the choir and each girl to raise funds to perform and compete globally and nationally as headline choral champions
We share great values and inspire the world around us, since 1982. We deliver extraordinary performance, have "wow" factor, youth, diversity, great presentation, energy, ethics, emotion, beautiful harmony and  inspiration
Our achievements
Carnegie Hall New York April 2020 (new invitation)- choir was first Australian choir ever to perform there 2007.
Australian National Choral Champions 2016/17- Australian National Choral Eisteddfod, Canberra (third time).
Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod (world's most prestigious choral competition) 3rd place best ever by Aust choir.
   Trinity College London High Distinction & Top of State Award, Gold Certificate for International Choral Assessment.
Stephen Edwards (renowned US movie score composer) invited us to perform his Missa Brevis World Premier Rome 2012.
Europe/UK 2012 concerts/Papal Mass/Westminster Abbey/Festival Internazionale di Arte per Giovani Musicisti Rome (invited by Continuo Arts Foundation, New Jersey); Italy/Finland/Denmark/Czech tours.
Japan concert tour (3rd time) July 2018 included famous Harmony Hall Ohtawara/Japan national broadcast. Australian Pavilion World Expo Shanghai 2010/China tour/live national broadcast.
Canada tour-1st and 2nd places Kathaumixw Choral Festival Powell River BC- first for Australian choir.
AmCham Annual Gala Dinner (HE Hon Joe Hockey, Ambassador to US+250 high profile guests; Aust Nat Maritime Museum, Sydney) Aug 30 2018.
Australia Day Darling Harbour (present Premier and Governor); ANZAC Day (various venues).
Central Australian Concert Tour 2015 NT Parliament House, indigenous community workshops.
Opening Ceremonies Asia-Pacific Special Olympics 2013 and 48th International Children’s Games (IOC) 2014.
Rugby Extravaganza, charity/community concerts, cover Newcastle white pages, 8 CD’s, TV/radio, TV ads and more...
What's next
Carnegie Hall New York April 2020 (first Austn choir with return invitation from their Conductor in Residence)
World Choir Games Competition (biennial Choir Olympics) Belgium July 2020
Australian National Choral Association’s (ANCA) Choralfest as "Invited Choir" (huge honour) Fremantle April 2019 Australian National Choral Eisteddfod Canberra Aug 2019 (defend our 2016/17 title)
Rotary District 9685 (Northern Sydney) Conference opening night, Newcastle Exhibition & Convention Centre March 29 2019
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Register for the 2019 District Conference

Full Registration (incl. Friday Night, Saturday, Dinner and Sunday) – $280

Includes all Conference sessions (incl. Friday Night Canapes, Saturday morning tea, lunch, & afternoon tea, Dinner and Sunday morning tea).

Saturday (Day Only) – $100

Registration for the Plenary sessions includes the Conference plenary sessions on Saturday only (incl. morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea)
Does NOT include any other sessions or events.

Saturday (Day and Dinner) – $200

Registration for the Saturday Plenary sessions and Dinner includes the Conference plenary sessions on Saturday only (incl. morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea) and Saturday Dinner.
Does NOT include any other sessions or events.

Saturday (Dinner Only) – $100

Registration for the Saturday Dinner includes Saturday Dinner. ONLY
Does NOT include any other sessions, catering or events.

Sunday (Day Only) – $50

Registration for the Sunday Plenary Sessions includes the Conference plenary sessions on Sunday only (incl. morning tea in Sunday).
Does NOT include any other sessions or events.

New Rotarians (joined on or after 12 March 2018) Full Conference – $200

For New Rotarians, joining Rotary on or after 12 March 2018 in District 9685.

Includes all Conference sessions (incl. Saturday morning tea, lunch, & afternoon tea, Dinner and Sunday morning tea).

Youth Exchange Students and Rotaractors – $200

Includes all Conference sessions (incl. Friday Night Canapes, Saturday morning tea, lunch, & afternoon tea, Dinner and Sunday morning tea).




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