Sunday, September 15th, 2013

Norfolk Island will host visiting New Zealand and Australian Rotarians next April for their aptly named Rotarians with Conviction conference 21-25 April 2013.

The Rotary Club of Norfolk Island and Rotary District Governor 9910 Lindsay Ford invite fellow Rotarians to Norfolk Island for what will be an extraordinary conference. A week of socialising and networking highlights include: High tea at Government House, Island welcome dinner, car rally, Rotary goes Main Street, Conference gala dinner and Anzac service with sunrise breakfast.

In fact Norfolk Island will become Rotary Island during conference week, organisers predict it will be so popular that every fourth person on the island will be a Rotarian.

Inspirational guest speakers include:

Puru (PDG Purushothaman) chaired the National PolioPlus Committee on reducing the occurrence of Polio in India to 256 in the year 2001. Puru has received “Service above Self”, “Meritorious Service Awards” and “International Service Award for a Polio Free Award”.

Father Chris Riley AM will travel from Sydney; Founder and CEO of Youth Off The Streets, Father Riley has worked with disadvantaged youth for more than 35 years in a variety of roles including teacher, youth worker, probation officer, residential career and principal. Father Riley officially founded Youth Off the Streets in 1991.

Jenny Horton based in Brisbane, began her Rotary relationship in 1971 as a YEP student. Jenny has and continues to travel the world as a volunteer, speaker and task force member. Jenny has received multiple awards including “Service Award toward a Polio Free World”, “Service Above Self” and “Award Citation for Meritorious Service”.

Norfolk’s own Patricia Magri will talk about The Living Library Project supported by Rotary Club of Norfolk, an initiative to gather and record Norfolk Island stories so they are not lost and to preserve a record of Norfolk Island culture for future generations.

Visitors should start planning now for a fabulous holiday and a Rotary conference with a unique Norfolk Island difference.

Register now to take advantage of the specially discounted Rotarian holiday packages on offer with local travel specialist The Travel Centre, Norfolk Island. Package prices start from $969 per person ex Brisbane or $999 per person twin share ex Sydney for a seven night stay. Prices includes return ‘seat + bag’ airfare to Norfolk Island, pre-paid airline taxes, meet & greet at the Norfolk airport, 7 night’s twin share accommodation, 7 days car hire (car hire surcharge $18 per day and petrol extra), discount shopping card including free, complimentary mini-golf and complimentary ‘A Walk in the Wild’. Prices are current today and subject to change without notice. Conditions apply.

For more information contact The Travel Centre, Norfolk Island on toll free phone 1800 1400 66 email [email protected] fax 0011 6723 23205 or visit us at

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Norfolk Island Travel Centre

Norfolk Island Travel Centre is an award winning travel agency that specialises in quality, personalised travel. Norfolk has a unique beauty of its own, with its renowned tall majestic pines, sheer cliff faces, coral reefs and beautiful beaches. Almost one third of the island is devoted to National Parks and Reserves. But Norfolk Island is far more than a picturesque island in the South Pacific, it is paradise with a past. What was once a convicts’ nightmare is now the tranquil home of the descendants from the Mutiny on the Bounty, who have their own unique culture and their own language. There is much to see and do on Norfolk Island: fascinating historic tours, see Kingston which is a World Heritage Listed area,outdoor re-enactments of the Bounty Mutiny (with parts played by actual descendants of Fletcher Christian), ‘Light and Sound’ shows, eco-tours, glass bottom boat coral reef trips, swimming, snorkeling, fishing, dining out in the numerous fine restaurants, bush walking, scenic horse riding, golf on what has been called the world’s most beautiful golf course, bowls, tennis, and squash. Take advantage of Norfolk's tax-free shopping or perhaps simply take some time out to relax and enjoy Norfolk's peaceful existence.

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Norfolk Island will host visiting New Zealand and Australian Rotarians next April for their aptly named Rotarians with Conviction conference




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