Saturday 12 May

Note: There are two sets of activities today. The main conference for Rotarians is part A below. The lunch period 12 -2 pm is where we join the Rotafest activities in the square for both lunch and to wave the flag for Rotary. The Rotafest activities in part B below includes a Rotary marquee with a range of national, district and club projects as talking points about Rotary and our clubs. This is your chance to engage with the visitors and build the attraction and motivation for members.
 
A. In the Conference Centre
8-9am 
RotaFEST Registration at Palmerston North Convention Centre
 
 
9.00am–9.30am
 
 
9.30am–9.55am
 
 
9.55am–10.15am
Past Rotary International President Bill Boyd
Rotary New Zealand – The next 100 years, Our Rotary Future
 
Karim Rostami End Polio Now - from Afghanistan to New Zealand,
My life, My story!
 
Tonga Karena  A doctorate students focus on Peace - Parihaka
 
10.15am -10.45
 
Morning Tea
 
10:45am-11.05pm
 
 
11.05 – 12pm
 
Rotary International President’s Representative - Rafael Garcia
Estimado director electo de Rotary International Rotary 2017-18
 
Go Wild About Investing in our Rotary Future
Rotary Youth Program of ENrichment (RYPEN) – Hannah Brill
Rotary Youth Leadership Award and Satellite Clubs – Daniel Steiller
Rotary International Youth Exchange (RIYE) – Class of 2017/18
12pm-2pm
RotaFEST ’18 lunch & Festival of Rotary in the Palmerston North Square
 
2pm–3.00pm
 
3.00pm–3.20pm
 
 
3.20pm-3.30pm
 
RocketLab – Into the Great Blue Yonder
 
Go Wild About Boosting Rotary Membership –  Tony Heyward
District Membership and Club Development Chair
 
The Poppy Project – Street names commemorating WW1 history
   
 
 
5-6pm
 
RotaFEST ’18 - Dinner, Dance and Awards
Buses to RNZAF Base Ohakea via Poppy Streets of PN
5.30pm – 6.30pm
6.30pm-7pm
Buses arrive at RNZAF Base Ohakea
Welcome and awards
7pm-8.30pm
8.30pm-11pm
10.00pm-11pm
RotaFEST ‘18 Dinner
Music and Dance
Buses depart RNZAF Base Ohakea to Palmerston North
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
B. Festival In the Square
 
RotaFEST – A Festival Of Rotary in the Square
 
8-9.30am 
Set up of RotaFEST ‘18 Palmerston North Square
9-9.30am
Food Trucks - Set up for the RotaFEST ’18 in the Square
10am-12pm
Four local Youth Jazz Bands perform (1/2 hour sets)
12pm-2pm
Rotarians arrive at RotaFEST for lunch, entertainment and music
2pm-4pm
Four local Youth Jazz Bands perform (1/2 hour sets)
4pm 
4pm–6pm
 
 
RotaFEST ‘18 in the Square concludes
Break down and clean-up of RotaFEST ’18 in the Square