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Map showing Rotorua location This page contains information about our 1997 district convention, 12-13 September, 1997 in Rotorua on the North Island of New Zealand.

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About the venue:

Rotorua, the District of lakes and natural beauty, offers one of New Zealand's finest life-styles. Its central location and the fact that the area is serviced by major domestic airlines, along with excellent alternative transport, makes Rotorua very accessible for business and pleasure.

Rotorua is one of New Zealand's most popular visitor destinations and is known as the "District full of surprises". The 1990's have seen Rotorua enter a period of substantial growth and development. The Rotorua District Council has taken a leading role in developing a progressive and active programme to create a stimulating environment for existing and new businesses.

Convention Program

Program - Preconvention - Thursday, 11 September
District Foundation Meeting.
District Trustees Meeting.
Past Governors Dinner.

Program - Day 1 - Friday, 12 September
Opening: included addreses by the Rotorua Mayor and the local kaumatua (Maori elder)
Roll call, adoption of standing rules
Workshops on YCP1 projects, IDD projects, community service projects and new club building
Approval of the 1996 minutes, reports from district officers.
Partners tour in parallel with Business Sessions.
Presentation of the arrangements for the next district in Christchurch.
Awards presentation.
Presentation of IDD contributions: Three clubs have already met their entire five-year commitment within the first three years
The resolution submitted by the Kiwanis Club of Mount Roskill:
That the 'Asthma Emergency Kit' project currently supported by Division 1 in conjunction with Asthma Auckland to supply all primary and intermediate schools in the Auckland region with these kits be extended to the other divisions within New Zealsnd so that similar support can be given country-wide in conjunction with the local Asthma societies.
was passed.
Presentation of a Robert Connelly Award.

Friday evening dinner was a Polynesian theme with catering and attire to complement this. Entertainment was provided by local Polynesian a group.

Program - Day 2 - Saturday, 13 September
Past Lt. Governor's breakfast.
Address by International Trustee (and International President-elect) Glen Bagnell.
A workshop on leadership
Workshops on YCP1 projects, IDD projects and community service projects
Address by Governor designate Neville Puckey
Governor's luncheon.
Keynote speech by Dr. Alan Liang of the Asthma Society, Auckland.
Election of district officers.
Governor - Neville Puckey
Governor-elect - Mike Boyd
Treasurer - Merv Gyde
Foundation Trustee - Ross Taylor
All ran unopposed. Geoff Tregurtha will continue as district secretary.
General business.
Official closure.

Governor's cocktail party.
Evening: Dinner with official handover of office, presentation of the 1997/98 district team and further awards followed by a big band dance.

Program - Postconvention - Sunday, 14 September
Thanksgiving service at St. Faith's Church, Ohinemutu.
A casual outdoor barbeque followed the church service to close the convention.

Club Reports on the 1997 Convention:

A selection of individual Kiwanis club reports on the 1997 district convention.

Convention report from the Kiwanis Club of Te Awamutu ( 289 kB ! )

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Page last updated by (David Fentress) on 4 August, 2008.
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