Our experience at the Rotary International World Convention was wonderful, right from the opening ceremony where our Prime Minister Tony Abbottbspole of the great work undertakem by Rotary.
He then went on to confirm his government's pledge to donate $100 million to Rotary's Polio Plus Campaign (over four years) to help eradicate polio, The Opening Ceremony then concluded with an outstanding performance by "Human' Nature" with their Motown sound, an Australian group that make their home Las Vegas.
The Convention concluded on Wednesdaywith the great sound of the "Ten Tenors" and the beautiful voice of Marina Prior. In between we were motivated by a great variety of speakers with the wonderful work they were undertaking. The guest speakers were all very interesting and spoke enthusiastically on their subject and therefore made Rotarians very proud of their organisation. The administration was all very organised getting people in and out of the auditorium.
The Hall of Friendship with it's many stalls and stage where lots of artists performed throughout the day allowing visitors to sit down for a while and relax. During the afternoon there were numerous breakout sessions that one could attend and gain further knowledge on a different Rotary aspect.
There were frequent buses throughout the day which transported us from the caravan park at Lane Cove to Homebush and return.
Our location at Lane Cove Caravan Park was sensational. Close to town, on the railway line and set on the border of the National Park. Our organisers the Spaths, Rubins and Meyers did a great jobin setting up the park, including erecting alarge marque for happy hour(s), meeting and meals. In fact on the Tuesday night the 160 odd Rotarians and Partners staying there entertained about 30 overseas Rotarians and partners to a paella dinner. A great fellowship and friendship night enjoyed by all.