Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Saturday - Main Conference Day

After a fairly sleepless night worrying about the Freddie Mercury act, the Conference had their daily Team briefing at 7am.    Everyone was looking forward to the day and all the final preparations had been completed.

9.30am and the First Plenary Session started with welcomes to various officials from Rotary and elsewhere.   The session after coffee break went down a storm with "Canine Partners" putting on their show with three dogs in various stages of training.  What these dogs can do is amazing - putting the washing in the machine, taking it out, opening and closing doors and cupboard doors, picking up things that have been dropped - even credit cards, pressing the buttons on pedestrian crossings - the list goes on and on.

All the presentations from the stage were very well done and when I closed the conference for lunch we agreed that things had gone very well.

At the District Governor's lunch the inspiration speaker, DR. Alison Mobray had the audience enthralled and captivated as she told how she had become an Olympic Silver medallist after being useless at school sports.  Prior to lunch Lilly Taylor-Ward entertained us with just a couple of songs.   Her performance was great but was slightly spoiled by the thoughtless chattering of a number of Rotarians and other guests present.

Early evening was the time for a reception for all the Club Presidents followed by the evening meal and then the entertainment.

Gail and I in our formal attire.
No repeat of the problems of last night as all the entertainers, performed absolutely magnificently.   Cantata, Revival, Lilly and JD & the Impressions were all fantastic and made for a really great evening for everyone.

Gail and I went up to our reoom about 12.30am - tired out but having had a great day.

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