19-21 March 2021

Kia ora koutou,


I’m very excited to invite Rotarians and partners to attend the District 9980 Conference at our modern Event Centre in Waimate over 19-21 March 2021.

We have lined up exhilarating speakers to share remarkable life, vocational and humanitarian experiences in line with our Conference theme: The Power of Moments.

Whilst here, explore Waimate, a great community that is remarkably supportive of Rotary and a golden example of the rural heartland.  There is no better place to catch up with old friends, find collaborative project partners and celebrate everything Rotary has achieved in the last 100 years in Oceania.

We truly look forward to hosting you all.

Rotary Opens Opportunities!


Dylan Murray
Rotary District 9980
Governor 2020-2021



As a Rotary Club and Community, we are extremely proud of District Governor Dylan Murray being entrusted with this prestigious leadership role.  It is a privilege as a Club to acknowledge his achievement and host fellow 9980 Rotarians for the Annual Conference.


In writing this I went back to my notes from our first conference committee meeting where we sat down and brainstormed our vision and outcomes from the conference and words such as grassroots, inclusion, diversity, celebration, empowerment, personal development, superheroes, and  awesome came forward.  From this point, we have refined all the words to a simple yet powerful statement of

“The Power of Moments"


I encourage you to shake the shackles of the restrictions of Covid, put the date in the diary, fill out the registration form and come and join a Club determined to achieve their conference vision.

Cara Gregan

Conference Committee Chair